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Watch: Teen thieves snatch handbag outside Leith Walk bar

TWO young bag snatchers were foiled in their attempts to steal a purse from outside a pub in Leith after being stopped by members of the public.

The cannabis cultivation was discovered at an industrial estate in Loanhead. Picture: Generic cannabis cultivation/L&B Police

Major cannabis haul seized at Loanhead industrial estate

TENS of thousands of pounds worth of cannabis has been discovered in a police raid at an industrial estate in Loanhead.

Tory Minister Brandon Lewis. Picture: PA

Tory chairman urges Scots to support England at the World Cup

A top Conservative politician has said that he will use a speech North of the border to urge Scottish football fans to get behind traditional rivals England at the World Cup in Russia next month.


Tougher MOT comes into force in UK

A tougher and updated MOT has come into force in Britain to improve air quality and make roads safer.

A picture of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle looking happy on the East Terrace of Windsor Castle. Picture: Alexi Lubomirski/Kensington Palace via AP

Revealed: First official royal wedding photos

The first official royal wedding photos have been released by Kensington Palace.

Kira Noble leaving Manchester Airport on her way to NYC for pioneering cancer treatment

Kira the Machine flies to US for potentially life-saving surgery

The mum of brave teenager Kira Noble has revealed she would “never have dared to dream” that a potentially life-saving operation in New York for her daughter would become a reality.

A new survey has revealed a beach at North Queensferry has the UK's highest concentrations of pollution from nurdles - small plastic pellets used in manufacturing.  Picture: Getty Images

Forth beach is UK hotspot for plastic ‘nurdle’ pollution

IT is blighted with the highest concentrations of pollution from industrial plastic beads in the UK, according to the latest studies.


Watch: Outrageous bicycle kick goal wins cup for Civil Service Strollers

Paolo Buzzi was the hero for Civil Service Strollers as his last-gasp goal in extra time secured a 2-1 victory in the South Region Challenge Cup final against BSC Glasgow on Sunday.

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David Brown with a bottle of Crabbie's whisky. The firm is reviving its whisky business with a new distillery in Leith. Picture: Contributed

Crabbie’s to open new distillery near historic Leith home

The long-awaited revival of single malt whisky distilling in Edinburgh was given a further boost today as one of the city’s best known drinks brands confirmed it plans to re-enter the market.

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Residents of Pinkhill Park oppose development

Letters: Corstorphine flat development will “have the visual effect of the Berlin Wall”

It’s a hot topic on our letters page, with many readers hitting out at the proposed development of 5-story flats that according to some, will overshadow Pinkhill

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival is set to bring disruption to city roads (Photo: Ian Georgeson)

Edinburgh Marathon 2018: full list of road closures

The Edinburgh Marathon Festival rolls into town this weekend with races running on both the Saturday and Sunday - make sure you don't get caught out by road closures with this handy guide.

Social Bite homeless village kingpin 'Josh Littlejohn

Ewan Aitken: How blaming the homeless is going out of fashion

Social Bite seems to have helped the public care more for vulnerable, says Ewan Aitken of Cyrenians

Fife pupils could lose their bus passes in a cost cutting measure

Thousands of Fife pupils could lose free bus passes

Thousands of pupils could lose their free bus passes in a cost-cutting move by Fife Council.


In Pictures: Reader shares images of Arthur’s Seat gorse fire

An Edinburgh Evening News reader, Heather Bremner, has shared pictures of the gorse fire at Arthur’s seat.

Kirsty Maxwell was killed when on a hen party in Benidorm.

Judge probing death of Kirsty Maxwell rules out family meeting

THE SPANISH judge probing the death of Benidorm holidaymaker Kirsty Maxwell has ruled out a meeting with her family.

Nicola Sturgeon needs to build a new case for independence

Ian Swanson: Nicola may have to say no to Yessers’ demands

A LONG-AWAITED report to be published on Friday will set out a new prospectus for an independent Scotland.

A snake was spotted in a garden in Leith

Police called after 5ft snake spotted in Leith garden

A 5ft snake has been reunited with its owner after it was spotted in a garden in Leith.

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Cabbie Allan Moir celebrates his 5oth year anniversary

Edinburgh’s longest serving cabbie lifts the lid on 50 years of navigating the city’s streets

It started out as a stopgap job, but half a century later Allan Moir is still behind the wheel of his black cab, driving the streets of Edinburgh after it became his “way of life”.

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Royal watcher: Helen Martin loves TV series like Victoria and anything involving kings and queens (Picture: ITV)

Helen Martin: Royals show there’s no place for racism in UK

I CONFESS that, with this column appearing on a Monday, I have to scribe it by the end of the previous week.

Presenters Ewen Cameron, Hayley Matthews, Jennifer Reoch and David Farrell at the launch of the STV2 channel.

Helen Martin: The internet’s impact on journalism

It is no secret that the digital world has had a devastating effect on print media. But, as we in Scotland now know, that effect is not confined only to print.

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