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Alison Dickie: Let the young take the lead for once

Before Christmas, I spoke in support of a motion to welcome this Year of Young People, but with the caveat that it shouldn’t be some kind of fluffy tick box exercise with the “aw, that’s nice” response too often associated with anything that involves young people.

Opinion
Loose clothing might help people of all genders go to the gym together

Helen Martin: Every gender should be equal – if properly clothed

Gender-neutrality political correctness is becoming more prevalent, increasing the number of unisex loos, clothes, changing rooms, school uniforms and titles (even the HMRC, Department of Work and Pensions and DVLA accept “Mx” rather than Ms, Miss, Mr or Mrs).

Opinion
Theresa May is under pressure to reverse her position on branch closures by banks. Picture: Getty

Helen Martin: Banking changes may turn UK into fraudsters’ paradise

Theresa May is a stubborn lady, but certainly not as bad as her loathed, female predecessor Margaret Thatcher, famed for her phrase “this lady’s not for turning”.

Opinion
Vale of Leithen's Sean Stewart, left, challenges Sean Costelloe of Tynecastle. Pics: Neil Hanna

Tynecastle pay the price for lack of killer instinct

Tynecastle boss Stevie Vinter admitted his team didn’t create enough goalscoring opportunities as they exited the Football Nation Qualifying Cup quarter-finals after a 2-0 loss to Vale of Leithen.

Lower Leagues
Steven Tait was on target for Dunbar United

Junior Cup: Dunbar mown down by the Meadow

East Premier League side Dunbar United were handed a tough task when drawn away to Ayrshire side Irvine Meadow in the fourth round of the Scottish Junior Cup – and so it proved as they were comprehensively beaten 6-2.

Lower Leagues
Keith Lough scores for Bonnyrigg Rose. Pics: Lisa Ferguson

Junior Cup: Bonnyrigg target final after derby win over Newtongrange

Stand-in Bonnyrigg Rose captain Kerr Young reckons the New Dundas Park men are better equipped this season to mount a serious challenge for the Scottish Junior Cup after defeating rivals Newtongrange Star 5-2.

Lower Leagues
Humpback whale in the Firth of Forth with Edinburgh Castle  in the background. Picture: Adrian Plumb

In pictures: Spectacular humpback whale in front of Edinburgh Castle

A BIRD photographer couldn’t believe his luck when he snapped a “once in a lifetime” image of a humpback whale in front of Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh
Commuters have been warned of potential delays.

Severe disruption on Glasgow - Edinburgh services

Commuters have been warned to expect delays to rail services from Inverness and Aberdeen to Glasgow and Edinburgh.

News
Zakia Moulaoui from Invisible Cities who is providing haircuts and handing out toiletries to homeless people from the police box on Leith Walk. Photograph: Greg Macvean

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.

Education
Traffic on St John's Road, Corstorphine.

Two Edinburgh streets among the most polluted in Scotland

TWO Edinburgh streets have been found to be among the most polluted in Scotland, prompting calls for the council to accelerate plans for a Low Emission Zone for the capital.

News 9
Works begins on huge expansion of Forth Douglas at Dalkeith Country Park

Works begins on huge expansion of Forth Douglas at Dalkeith Country Park

Work has officially started on the expansion of one of the region’s most-loved play destinations, Fort Douglas, at Dalkeith Country Park.

Edinburgh
Alan Cumming and Nicola Sturgeon at a flash mob meeting outside the Yes Campaign office in Finnieston , Glasgow in 2014. Picture: TSPL

Alan Cumming makes £64K profit on ‘Indyref flat’ he bought in Edinburgh

Scottish actor Alan Cumming has made a £64,000 profit on a flat in Polwarth he bought in the hope it would let him vote in the Scottish referendum.

Entertainment 4
Kirsty Maxwell with husband Adam Maxwell.

Kirsty Maxwell’s dad hires top criminologist in his fight for truth

THE father of Kirsty Maxwell, who tragically fell to her death from a Benidorm hotel balcony, says he hopes a top criminologist can solve her death riddle.

Edinburgh 1
Airbnb is ruining neighbourhoods claim angry residents

Airbnb is ruining neighbourhoods claim angry residents

When Nick Cumming moved into his flat in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket area 16 years ago, he was delighted to find himself in the midst of a close-knit community.

Business 2
Kezia Dugdale addressed a Scottish Women's Convention conference. Picture: John Devlin

Kezia Dugdale calls on Holyrood to tackle sexual harassment

Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has called for a national government-led campaign to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace.

News 3
Tracy Simpson.

Missing diabetic patient Tracy Simpson is found

POLICE in Edinburgh have confirmed that missing person Tracy Simpson has been found.

Edinburgh 1

In pictures: Edinburgh’s lost railway stations

It’s hard to imagine now but Edinburgh was once bound together by more than fifty railway stations in a way that would no longer be possible.

Transport 2
The broadcasters original package is being renamed Sky Entertainment. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Sky TV upgrade: how to get 80 extra channels for free

Sky TV customers are being offered upgrades that will give them 80 more channels for free.

News
A sign appeared along the walkway labelling the path 'Dogs***e Lane'. Picture: Google

Angry Leith residents show displeasure at dog fouling with rude sign

Disgruntled residents in Edinburgh have displayed their displeasure at the amount of dog fouling along the Water of Leith footpath by renaming the walkway.

News 3

Overnight ice causes delays and accidents on Scotland’s roads

Treacherous conditions on some of Scotland’s major roads have led to several accidents and delays this morning.

Transport 1
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