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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Edinburgh Playing Out Streets scheme is to be relaunched next month. Picture: Toby Williams

Simplified Edinburgh street play scheme set for relaunch

A PROJECT designed to help parents close streets for their children to play outside is to be relaunched after residents successfully lobbied for the process to be simplified.

Nearly half of children believe they should be getting more pocket money. (PA Photo/thinkstockphotos)

Pocket money highest since 2007 - but children demand more

Pocket money is at its highest level since 2007 - but almost half of children think they should be getting more.

Thousands of Scots already use dating apps to find love, with a global matchmaking market now worth billions. Picture: Julie Howden/TSPL

Scots dating app Soda aims to be a social success story

A Scottish tech entrepreneur aims to stand out in the crowded dating app market by encouraging people to make “real connections” by meeting each other socially instead of through electronic messaging.

There are calls for a zero tolerance approach to collecting unpaid maintenance,

£23 million unpaid child maintenance owed to parents

MORE than £23 million is owed to single parents across the Lothians in unpaid child maintenance, the Evening News can reveal.

Revealed: Future plans for St James residential area

Revealed: Future plans for St James residential area

New plans for the St James residential properties have been released as part of the proposed development in the area.

The family charity has secured a substantial funding boost.

Family charity secures substantial funding boost

A CHARITY that provides vital help to support struggling families with young children has been given a massive funding boost.

Last year 500 children aged under 16 were adopted, with 284 of these being 'stranger' adoptions. Picture: Contributed.

New measures announced to speed up adoption in Scotland

Adoption in Scotland is to be streamlined to cut down the amount the time children have to wait before becoming part of stable families.

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