Barbers think outside the box to give homeless free haircuts

They’ve been transformed into tiny bespoke coffee kiosks, ticket offices for tourist attractions and even tapas bars after lying abandoned for years.

Debbie McKinnon says she tried every diet going before taking up swimming

Swimming slimmer takes to the pool to drop 7 stone

A FORMER nurse has swum her way to an incredible new waistline after losing more than a third of her body weight thanks to her hard work in the pool.

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Protest over closed St John's children's ward

Protest over continued closure of children’s ward

Parents and carers held a protest outside St John’s Hospital in Livingston yesterday over the continued closure of a children’s ward to in-patients who have to be seen out of hours.

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Scottish Government relaunch ‘Eat Better Feel Better’ campaign

Sports stars have helped relaunch the Scottish Government’s Eat Better Feel Better campaign – telling primary school children about their favourite snacks and the benefits of healthy eating.

Jennifer Ure Stewart and her son Luke

‘Scared’ mother’s heartfelt plea for dying son’s treatment cash

The mum of a terminally-ill youngster who was given just months to live says she is “very scared” that the money raised to provide him with life-saving treatment in Mexico will run out.

NHS Lothian records worst A&E waiting times since records began.

NHS Lothian worst ever A&E waiting times

NHS Lothian worst ever accident and emergency waiting times as the flu virus takes hold of the region and hospital staff battle ongoing winter pressures.

NHS Lothian was one of the top health boards for medical negligence pay outs

NHS Lothian paid out almost £33m for medical mistakes

NHS Lothian has emerged as one of the top three health boards in Scotland for medical negligence pay outs.

Crewe Medical Centre. Picture; Google Maps

Heart attack victim forced to ‘get bus to hospital after Edinburgh GP snub’

A man was forced to get a bus to hospital after suffering a heart attack after a GP in Granton snubbed his plea for help because it wasn’t his registered clinic.

John Swinney Deputy First Minister and Shona Robison Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport

Brian Monteith: Time the SNP stopped dodging NHS responsibilty

The SNP must stop making excuses and start accepting responsibility for state of the NHS, writes Brian Monteith.

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Researchers in Germany found men over 65 were fitter because of DIY and gardening

Helen Martin: Oi! Scientists! Housework is just as strenuous as DIY

German medical research, spanning several countries including the UK, say men over 65 stay fitter because they do DIY and gardening, while women do “routine cleaning and cooking” for hours on end which “is not very physically active”.

The flu vaccine.

Some Boots stores temporarily run out of flu jab

A number of Boots stores “temporarily” ran out of flu vaccinations on Friday amid rising concerns about the virus.

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Aime Gilberston's mum Jenna lost consciousness in a community hospital car park. Picture: SWNS

Helen Martin: Don’t blame NHS receptionist over hospital collapse

What does a receptionist’s job entail? And what experience and qualifications are needed?

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Health chief issues operations warning as flu outbreak hits

One of Scotland’s leading medical figures has warned that hospitals could be forced to postpone more operations as the current flu outbreak takes hold.

Miles Briggs believes the current cancer centre is past its sell-by date and is calling for a replacement

Timetable ‘vital’ for replacement Edinburgh cancer centre

HEALTH bosses have been urged to speed up plans for a replacement cancer treatment centre at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

See? That's how sneezing should be done. Picture: PA

Susan Morrison: Your hand is not a hanky

Interesting fact about Lothian Buses. They are a highly organised public transport company who do an amazingly good job of moving people about the city in the face of a council that seems to like digging up streets with the enthusiasm of a First World War trench diggers re-enactment society.

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Bethany Walker, 18, from Applecross. Picture: TSPL

Scottish girl, 18, dies after catching flu bug

A Scottish teen has died after taking ill with the flu virus sweeping the country.

Nicola Sturgeon apologised for the ordeal an elderly patient suffered. Picture: Scotsman

FMQs: Nicola Sturgeon under fire after OAP’s 13 hour trolley ordeal

An 80-year-old man waited more than three hours for an ambulance and then spent 13 hours stranded on a hospital trolley waiting for treatment, it has emerged.

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Dont expect purple or yellow hot drinks to help if youve got a dose of Susans Winter Hingy Influenza Lurgy Thingy

Susan Morrison: Don’t be a self-sacrificing virus martyr

Like just about everyone, I’ve been hit with the mysterious lurgy. You know the drill. Olympic-standard sneezing, stuffed-up nose and an entire sinus area that feels like some funky and fashionable young architect has just re-engineered a new atrium and entrance hall made of glass and lead on the front of your face.

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Sara Ridolfi was a self-confessed couch potato before her dad Fernando was
diagnosed with stomach cancer.

‘Couch potato’ daughter to take on challenge to support ill dad

A SELF-CONFESSED “couch potato” is gearing up to pound the streets of the Capital for a good cause after her dad was dealt a shock cancer diagnosis.

Lesley Sinclair

Hero who saved man’s life at Edinburgh bus stop is found

A MYSTERY hero credited with saving the life of a desperately ill man has been tracked down by the Evening News.

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