9am Briefing: Man in hospital after being hit by bus

A MAN is in a serious condition in hospital after being hit by a bus.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 17th October 2011, 9:59 am

The 47-year-old pedestrian suffered head injuries as a result of the collision on Gorgie Road at around 9pm but police said they were not life threatening. The Scottish Ambulance Service treated him at the scene, before taking him to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

* THE first tram is expected to be delivered at the newly-completed depot on the outskirts of the Capital today.

The vehicle, which was “split” into seven modules for the 900 mile journey from Irun, northern Spain, will arrive aboard three low-loader lorries at the depot in Gogar.

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It is the first of the 27-tram fleet to be housed at the Gogar depot and deliveries are expected to continue over the coming months.

* THE man dubbed the “Da Vinci Code rapist” is to be released from prison after serving just two thirds of his sentence, it was reported today.

Robert Greens, 33, was jailed for the 2005 rape of a 19-year-old Dutch student near Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian, which features in the Dan Brown novel.

He is now set for release in January, but will have to be so closely monitored that it will cost £1.2million a year to keep track of him, it is claimed.

* A WOMAN from East Lothian has told how she was banned from flying home from a trip to Spain because she was too heavily pregnant - despite having been allowed to fly just four days earlier.

Wendy Townsley, 32, from Prestonpans, went for a long weekend in Spain with her parents and two daughters, and was allowed to fly from Prestwick to Alicante without problems.

But on trying to board her return flight on October 10 she was told she must provide a medical certificate saying she was fit to fly, it was reported today.

* HUNDREDS of competitors pitted themselves against a range of obstacles around the city during the Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest event.

Around 1700 participants took part in yesterday’s race, which included hay bales on the Royal Mile, an obstacle course on Calton Hill, and a course weaving up and down the closes of the Old Town.

The 10K run is, despite the name, open to both men and women, and is one of a series of similar events held all over the UK.