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Council put forward alternative options for Currie/Wester Hailes school merger

EDUCATION bosses are considering plans for a 1,600-capacity ‘super-school’ as one of four “alternative options” for the controversial proposed merger of two secondary schools in the south west of the city.

University offers two-year course in soap operas. Pic: BBC

Degree in soap operas launched at British university

A university is launching a degree in soap operas for budding writers and actors.

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Supermarket named as Best Value Retailer at prestigious UK awards

A supermarket has beaten stiff competition to be crowned Best Value Retailer at the prestigious Retail Week Awards

Doddie Weir (L) to host fundraiser in memory of Gordon Aikman.

Doddie Weir to host fundraiser for MND campaigner Gordon Aikman

Scotland rugby legend Doddie Weir will host a fundraising event in memory of fellow motor neurone disease (MND) sufferer Gordon Aikman.


Edinburgh Council on potholes: ‘We’re getting better, but we can improve’

THE man in charge of fixing Edinburgh’s potholed roads says the city is “getting better” at dealing with the problems caused by wear and tear on our busy streets.

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Edinburgh postcode named one of worst areas in UK for car vandalism

An Edinburgh postcode has been named as one of the worst places for car vandalism in the UK with the area in the Capital finishing second in a study.

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Easyjet pilots filmed playing game at 30,000ft with plane full of passengers

EasyJet has said footage of two of its pilots playing a Snapchat game while flying a plane full of passengers “falls short” of its standards but insisted the safety of travellers was not compromised.


Traffic updates: Diversions in south Edinburgh | Tollcross traffic lights out

We’re bringing you the latest live traffic updates from around Edinburgh and the Lothians - keep a close watch here for the latest traffic news.

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Alice Palfreyman to speak out on extreme poverty

Alice Palfreyman, from Edinburgh, has been selected as one of this year’s Youth Ambassadors for anti-poverty group, the ONE Campaign.

The NHS might be Britain's finest achievement. Picture: Getty

Susan Morrison: 500,000 people a year bankrupted in US by health bills

On Saturday, I woke up unwell. Part of my anatomy had become alarmingly lumpy. On the sound advice of my GP, I called NHS 24. A cheery lad took my details and said someone would call me within three hours.

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Susan Morrison: What happens when Beatrix Potter meets Irvine Welsh

Back in the dim and distant past, when the west of Scotland was slowly emerging from the dark Satanic effects of the Industrial Revolution, a squirrel was as exotic as a dinosaur.


Local Hero Awards 2017: The winners in pictures

Today marks the launch of the Local Hero Awards 2018, and what better way to celebrate than looking back at the hugely successful event last year.


Edinburgh tram project ‘in trouble right from the start’

THE tram project was destined for trouble right from the start, the final witness has told Lord Hardie’s inquiry into the fiasco.

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Stills from the video posted by Lee Ridgway of boy racers from Pilton riding motorbikes and quad bikes.

Police quiz 32 in Edinburgh motorbike crime investigation

DETECTIVES say they have arrested more than 30 people in a major crackdown on alleged motorbike thugs suspected of wreaking havoc across Edinburgh.


Council told to look after Fringe and Hogmanay workers’ rights

A UNION has called on the council to take action to protect workers after it was revealed some staff at the Fringe and Hogmanay events were paid as little as £3.40 per hour.

Gordon Aikman will be commemorated at the MND fundraising event, Picture: Ian Georgeson

MND campaigner Gordon Aikman to be honoured at charity dinner

DEACON Blue frontman Ricky Ross will be part of a star-studded evening to be held in memory of MND campaigner Gordon Aikman.

Whitehill Welfare manager Gary Small

Whitehill Welfare’s run-in leaves them in danger of drop

Despite targeting a top-half finish at the turn of the year, Whitehill Welfare boss Gary Small has admitted his side now have a fight on their hands to stay in the Lowland League.

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Bonnyrigg Rose forward Keiran McGachie

Keiran McGachie’s goal is to score more goals for Bonnyrigg

Keiran McGachie hopes his return to the scoresheet can aid Bonnyrigg Rose’s Super League title bid.

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East of Scotland League: Lothian look to cut gap on leaders

East of Scotland League: Lothian look to cut gap on leaders

There’s only one fixture in the East of Scotland League this weekend as Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale host Ormiston at Saughton Enclosure.

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Bonnyrigg Rose could line up in the East of Scotland League next season

Bonnyrigg Rose to consider move into East of Scotland League

Bonnyrigg Rose are exploring the possibility of leaving the Juniors and joining the East of Scotland League.

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