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Edinburgh heading for a ‘pension time bomb’ warns experts

The ageing population is facing a retirement without adequate provision, according to financial organisation Edinburgh IFA

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Many don't appreciate that their life can be transformed.

VIDEO: Ill-fitting dentures ‘needlessly blighting lives’ says Edinburgh dental laboratory

From blisters and sores to infections and battered self-esteem, ill-fitting dentures are causing health problems across the UK. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell. Scotland's abortion rate has hit a five-year high at the same time as a referendum was held to legalise the practice in Ireland

Abortion rate in Scotland hits five-year high

The abortion rate in Scotland is at its highest level for five years.

Health

Faroe Islands sisters return to Edinburgh 70 years on

The Edinburgh of 1949 may still have been enduring rationing and other privations of the post-war era, but for two young siblings visiting from the Faroe Islands, the city seemed almost impossibly glamorous.

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Nicola Sturgeon slams Tories for ‘frightening parents’ over baby boxes

Nicola Sturgeon has accused the Scottish Conservatives of “needlessly trying to frighten parents” after the party called for all safety documentation on the baby box to be published.

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Vitumbiko Nyirenda and her fianc�e Clever, who are about to tie the knot in Blantyre, Malawi, will get advice on married life from relatives.

Susan Dalgety: Scottish marriages may benefit from Malawi’s chilangizo

Wedding fever is in the air. The bride-to-be can’t decide which glamorous sandals to change into after the ceremony.

Opinion
Online trolls try to goad you into responding, don't give in!

Hayley Matthews: I feel sad for trolls and their need to be cruel

Last week I talked about my mum. Very few reading this will know the details surrounding the traumatic, tearful and toxic relationship that I’ve had with my mum. It’s been painful but I’m absolutely fine with it.

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Raj Jandoo, pictured at his Edinburgh home

Former sheriff’s wife divorced him while he was on holiday

A FORMER sheriff whose wife divorced him without his knowledge while he was on holiday in India has asked a judge to scrap the ruling.

Edinburgh
Screenings for mothers and babies can be a lifeline for new mums. Picture: Cate Gillon

Parents could be allowed to bring babies to watch 15-rated films

Parents keen for a dose of Hollywood action at baby screenings could soon be able to watch movies over certificate 12A after the council agreed to consider licensing changes.

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The app enables parents to find a recommended babysitter. Picture: Getty

‘bubble’ app to help Edinburgh parents find a babysitter

A BABYSITTING app which has taken London by storm is launching in the Capital.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (left) and Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood at the Scottish National Party conference at the SEC Centre in Glasgow. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Nicola Sturgeon to give free childcare to under-fives by 2020

Nicola Sturgeon will today unveil plans to spend £840 million a year on “transformational” plans to introduce a system of full-time state childcare as she set her sights on another decade in power.

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The pound has made gains despite the gloomy reports. Picture: John Devlin

Unclaimed estates with Edinburgh connections could reveal secret millionaires

Millions of pounds of unclaimed inheritance is waiting to be claimed from the UK government including people born in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
More than six children are taken into care every week.

‘Appalling’ stats show six children a week end up in care

More than six children are taken into care every week in Edinburgh, shocking new figures have shown.

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Fiona Petrie's unborn child can be seen in the heat camera. Picture: Landmark Forest Adventure Park/Fiona Petrie

Pregnant mum’s surprise ‘sneak peak’ of unborn child on heat cam

A pregnant mum of two was given a surprise on a family visit to Landmark Forest Adventure Park as she got a “sneaky peak” of her new son or daughter.

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Aldi takes on the high street

Aldi takes on the high street

Discount supermarket Aldi says it is taking on the high street with the chance to pick up this season’s key fashion pieces for less.

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An artist's impression of the homes planned for Salamander Place in Leith. Picture: contributed

200 homes to be built as Leith Links plan moves forward

NEARLY 200 homes are set to be built next to one of the Capital’s best-known public parks under newly produced blueprints.

Leith
The Scottish Government's baby box. Picture: Scottish Government /PA Wire

Registration for Scotland’s baby box will open in June

All new-born babies in Scotland due on or after 15 August 2017 are to benefit from baby boxes.

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Knockhill offers high octane thrills. Picture: Contributed.

7 great family days out in Scotland

WITH the Easter holidays fast approaching, there’s no need to fret about where to go and what to do with the kids. There are plenty of places throughout Scotland tailored specifically for families. From racing tracks and heritage railways to spy missions and adventure playparks, we’ve taken the liberty to list seven of our favourites.

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Happiness is a place called Morningside. Sonya Angus, Tessa Henry, And Laura Woodham enjoy a coofee outside Maison Bleue Bistro. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Morningside tops Edinburgh happiness league

IT’S got the shops, it’s got the parks, it’s got the schools - and it’s got the buses into town.

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