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Boy trapped in escalator on school trip after shoe ‘gets stuck’

An investigation has been launched after a five-year-old-boy got trapped in an escalator on a school trip.

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Parents are set to be consulted

West Lothian council to consult parents on music cuts

FAMILIES are to be consulted over controversial plans to cut music tuition in West Lothian following an outcry over the move.

Education
Mary Erskine schoo Picture: Ian Georgeson

Pervert who worked at top Edinburgh school escapes jail sentence

A PERVERT who worked at one of the country’s top private schools has escaped a jail sentence after he was caught with horrific child rape movies.

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Pupils will be able to return to Oxgangs Primary School on Tuesday. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Pupils return after urgent repairs completed at Oxgangs Primary

Pupils at Oxgangs Primary School will be able to return to school after the completion of urgent roof repairs.

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New regime threatens to cut nursery places

Rates hike for private school nurseries ‘is discrimination’

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has been warned that his plans to increase the business rates paid by private schools could face a legal challenge amid concerns of its impact on nursery provision.

Politics
The new hedge has attracted the mirth of some local residents. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hedge at luxury school development ‘looks like cannabis leaves’

DOPEY developers have left locals dazed and confused – after putting in a hedge of look-a-alike marijuana leaves next to a school.

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A new report suggests that Edinburgh schoolchildren aren't getting enough sleep. Picture: Robert Perry

City schoolkids aren’t getting enough sleep, new data suggests

Edinburgh’s schoolchildren are being starved of sleep – leaving them unable to concentrate in the classroom.

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Teaching unions have called for 'urgent action' following an increase in the number of assaults on staff at Edinburgh primary schools.

Teaching unions call for action as Edinburgh assault cases soar

Teaching unions have called for “urgent action” following an increase in the number of assaults on staff at Edinburgh primary schools.

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An Lanntair in Stornoway staged a Sunday opening experiment between January and March to gauge public opinion.

Regular Sunday opening for Stornoway's arts centre ‘as soon possible’

A Hebridean arts centre will open on open on Sundays “as soon as possible” in the wake of a controversial trial.
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Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop

Susan Dalgety: Free music tuition for all our children!

I am tone deaf. I have a voice like an out-of-tune toad, and I have never mastered a musical instrument.

Opinion
Local Hero awards 2017 at Assembly Rooms george st. Local hero award winner Callum Skinner

Local Hero Awards 2018: Chance to nominate Capital residents who go above and beyond

THEY are the dedicated servants to their local communities and the teachers who inspire their pupils to realise their potential.

Education
Edinburgh University Pollock Halls of residence

Edinburgh student leader in warning over cost of city living

THE President of Edinburgh University Students’ Association is calling for talks over the cost of living in the city, warning some academics may be forced to quit their studies because of the expense.

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A collapsed wall at Oxgangs Primary School in Edinburgh

Further repairs ordered at crisis-hit Oxgangs Primary School

UNDER-FIRE council chiefs are facing angry calls to assure parents that city schools are safe after the chief executive was forced to order urgent new checks across all 17 of its privately built schools.

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Sir James MacMillan is fighting against music tuition cuts

Sir James MacMillan joins campaign against music cuts

Composer Sir James MacMillan has joined the campaign against cuts to musical instrument tuition in Scottish schools.

Entertainment
The defects at Oxgangs Primary in Edinburgh are replicated widely

Oxgangs Primary structural defects replicated in 19 other Capital buildings

Audit Scotland has blasted City of Edinburgh Council over the private finance contract that led to a wall collapsing at Oxgangs Primary School.

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Adam McVey: Don’t believe conspiracy theories about Edinburgh’s trams

When the city’s budget was passed in late February it was described in an Evening News editorial as having a strong moral compass. I’ll take that!

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Dame Evelyn Glennie has said she is saddened and frustrated by the West Lothian budget cuts

Save our Strings: Musicians back fight to save music lessons

MUSICIANS have added their voices to parents campaigning against a local authority’s plans to end music lessons for children studying string instruments and percussion.

Education
Violinist Iona Hamilton with her mother, Moray. Picture: Alistair Linford

Outcry at threat to limit music tuition to wind and brass

Dame Evelyn Glennie has added her voice to parents campaigning against a local authority’s plans to end music lessons for children studying string instruments and percussion.

Politics
Four-year-old Ellie helps launch the 2018 Edinburgh International Science Festival. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Science Festival: mother hopes girls get involved

White lab coats, dodgy looking eye wear and equations that might even stump Einstein.

Education
Canal View Primary School's P7A class is one of nine groups of students throughout the UK to win a trip to Majorca.

Home Office U-turn means Syrian boy WILL go on Edinburgh school’s trip

An Edinburgh schoolboy will be able to go on a trip of a lifetime to Spain with his classmates after an dramatic U-turn from the Home Office.

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