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Edinburgh Cheer: It’s time to eradicate the isolation felt by people sleeping rough in Edinburgh

According to new research, two-thirds of Scots say that they would never stop to speak to a homeless person in the street.

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Professor Malcolm Dunlop

Malcolm leading fight against cancer

A leading bowel cancer surgeon whose pioneering research is offering hope of finding new ways of preventing the disease is this year’s winner of the Scottish Cancer Foundation prize which recognises excellence in cancer care and prevention.

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A six year old has won a competition to design councillors Christmas cards.

Christmas boost for brave boy with brain tumour

THE father of a young boy battling a brain tumour has spoken of his pride after his son won the city’s official Christmas card competition.

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Caroline McKay is helping charity work in Ethiopia

Caroline runs for funds in education

A charity worker completed a marathon treadmill challenge in the Capital to raise funds to help fund girls’ education in Ethiopia.

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Alison Shearer plays a vital role at The Scotch Whisky Experience

Alison toasts her rising star success

A visitor experience support and recruitment co-ordinator at The Scotch Whisky Experience has scooped the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions ‘Rising Star’ Award.

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Vikki Spence receive's The OUs Graduate Award. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Leith mum honoured with Open University Graduate Award

A fog of personal pain and trauma plagued an Edinburgh mum for six years as she battled to survive cancer and support her family through bereavement and extreme adversity.

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Alexander McCall Smith has agreed to create the operetta to support fundraising efforts by colleagues at the Faculty of Advocates.

One-off Alexander McCall Smith poem under auction for Eric Liddell charity

FANS of 44 Scotland Street author Alexander McCall Smith will be able to get their hands on a once-in-a-lifetime keepsake penned by the author at an auction on December 5.

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Andrew Sutherland is the joint managing director of Miller Developments

Andrew heads up top property group

A Capital-based developer with over 30 years’ experience has been appointed new chairman of The Scottish Property Federation.

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Elsie Inglis.

Princess Royal honours Elsie Inglis in Edinburgh

regarded as a heroine of the First World War and an advocate for women’s rights the dogged resilience of Dr Elsie Inglis, who was instrumental in setting up the Scottish Women’s Hospitals, has been honoured by Royalty in her home city 100 years after her death.

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Erin Gilroy won a scholarship with Apex Hotels

Real Lives: Erin celebrates hotel scholarship

A student from Queen Margaret University is a step closer to a career in the hospitality industry after winning a prestigious scholarship from Apex Hotels.

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Denise Syme said the public's support has helped during the 'difficult year'. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

Mother of Shaun Woodburn speaks out over teen’s appeal

THe mother of Shaun Woodburn has described her anguish after it emerged the teenager found guilty of her son’s death is looking to lodge an appeal against his conviction.

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Edinburgh apprentice wins national prize

An Edinburgh apprentice who works with a global aerospace firm has scooped a national award.

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Kirsteen Campbell, Childrens Lottery trustee, joins STV presenter Jennifer Reoch  at Pirniehall Primary to present a cheque to Stephen Fischbacher and meet some of the youngsters who will benefit

Fischy Music project hooks prestige grant

A music-based children’s community project in the Capital has been awarded a £12,000 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery.

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Alex Laird has been chief invigilator at Portobello High School for 18 years. Picture: Peter Devlin

Edinburgh stars shine at SQA awards

A former pupil from James Gillespie’s High School and a chief invigilator who has overseen hundreds of exams in a city school, have each been recognised at this year’s Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) Star Awards.

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Motorcyclist Fraser Flockhart has earned himself the nickname the Flying Graduate.

Biker Fraser flying over the Tarmac

Motorcyclist Fraser Flockhart has earned himself the nickname the ‘Flying Graduate’ from his colleagues at Tarmac’s Dunbar cement plant.

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Donald Thomson is in the running for a national award

Donald is tuned in for musical success

An East Lothian musician who has recently had a series of three piano music books published has been shortlisted for a major national award.

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Catriona Morison

Real Lives: Something to sing about for Catriona

A mezzo soprano from the Capital is has received an honorary professorship from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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Andrew Lennie, winner of Talisker's Race to Skye competition

Andrew mixes up a dram fine cocktail

A MEMBER of staff at the Capital’s Printing Press Bar & Kitchen has been crowned the winner of a new whisky cocktail competition.

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15-year-old Ian Ford has become the first male world TaeKwon-Do champion in 20 years. Pictured with coach Robin Blair. Picture: contributed

West Lothian teen crowned TaeKwon-Do world champion

A WEST Lothian teenager with a six-year unbeaten record in martial arts has been crowned the first Scottish world champion in the sport for 20 years.

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Dalkeith Country Park Commercial Director Remko Plooij

Dalkeith Park goes Dutch with Remko

Dalkeith Country Park has appointed of a new commercial director - who brings years of experience gained from other major UK visitor attractions.

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