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George Street could be pedestrianised under plans

Planning chiefs have a “golden opportunity” to create a European-style boulevard in the centre of Edinburgh, according to locals backing the plans.

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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.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Europe Minister Michael Russell

Ian Swanson: Ignore Scotland at your peril, Mrs May – say Tories

A HARD Brexit would cost Scots £2300 a head per year; a Canada-style deal would still leave everyone £1600 a year worse off; and even staying in the single market outside the EU would mean people were £688 a year poorer.

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Carillion projects could be at risk. Picture; PA

What the Carillion collapse means to Scotland

The Scottish Government has said contingency plans are in place for major contracts north of the Border affected by the liquidation of Carillion.

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David Mundell failed to make the promised amendments to the Brexit Bill

Deidre Brock: Mundell is caught knitting on the job

In the days of the French revolution a tricoteuse was a woman who sat and knitted while attending public executions. The advance of gender equality means we now have a male version of the tricoteuse in the shape of the Scottish Secretary, David Mundell MP.

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St Andrew Square and The Mound precinct will be transformed into zen-like portals of tranquillity

Helen Martin: I’m raging over Edinburgh’s chill-out zone

City of Edinburgh Council is spending £80,000 on Edinburgh Lumen – zen-like, free chill-out zones which will run for five hours each evening for several weeks.

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New bid to ban use of plastic straws in Scotland

New bid to ban use of plastic straws in Scotland

A POLITICIAN has urged public bodies and companies to crack down on plastic straws and other single-use plastics to save the environment.

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First Minster Nicola Sturgeon appearing The Andrew Marr Show. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon to decide on indyref2 by the end of 2018

Nicola Sturgeon has revealed she will make a decision towards the end of this year whether or not to push forward with a second Scottish independence referendum.

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Nicol Sturgeon said it was time for Prime Minister Theresa May to put jobs and living standards ahead of 'internal Tory party obsessions'. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Clock ticking on hard Brexit ‘disaster’ says Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has warned that time is running out to stop the “disaster” of a hard Brexit as she prepares to publish the Scottish Government’s economic analysis of EU withdrawal.

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Ruth Davidson: My job is bigger than being cabinet Minister

Ruth Davidson has said that her job as Scottish Conservative leader is bigger than being in the Cabinet, as she admitted she is “frustrated” over delays to promised amendments to key Brexit legislation.

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Apple fans queue outside the Edinburgh store prior to its opening in 2014. Picture: Andrew O'Brien/JP Licence

Scottish Socialist Party protest outside Edinburgh’s Apple store

TECHNOLOGY giant Apple’s Edinburgh store is being targeted today by protesters campaigning against poverty pay.

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Kezia Dugdale under fire over 7% I’m a Celeb fee donation

Kezia Dugdale was last night under fire after it emerged she had donated just seven per cent of her £70,000 I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here fee to charity.

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A flu outbreak has put additional pressure on NHS staff. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

NHS Lothian postpones 130 operations amid flu outbreak

NHS Lothian has revealed that 130 elective operations have been postponed in the last week.

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Kezia Dugdale's stint in jungle caused anger among MSPs

Kezia Dugdale received £70,000 fee for I’m a Celeb appearance

Kezia Dugdale received a £70,000 fee for her short stint on “I’m a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here”, it has emerged.

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President Donald Trump has cancelled a scheduled visit to the UK. Picture: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

JK Rowling brands Donald Trump ‘chicken’ after UK visit axed

JK Rowling has branded Donald Trump a “chicken” after he cancelled his trip to the UK.

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Michael Wolff's highly-anticipated Fire and Fury arriving in our Edinburgh Princes Street branch of Waterstones - only 15 minutes ago!

Explosive Trump book ‘Fire and Fury’ arrives in Edinburgh

A controversial book which claims to tell all about life inside the White House under US President Donald Trump has gone on sale at a popular Edinburgh bookshop.

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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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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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Kezia Dugdale new Holyrood role slammed by senior MSPs

Both of Holyrood's Deputy Presiding Officers have hit out at Kezia Dugdale's appointment to the Parliament's key management body.

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Alex Salmond's show has been given the bodyswerve by Nicola Sturgeon

John McLellan: Alex Salmond’s Russia Today show could be a cult comedy

No surprise I’ve had little inclination to watch the Alex Salmond Show on Russia Today

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