Scotland’s weather: Flights cancelled as snow impacts UK airports

A number of flights across the UK have been cancelled today as a result of the heavy snow felt across much of the UK this weekend.

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Campaigners attack plans for top of Leith Walk

CAMPAIGNERS have attacked the council for a lack of transparency over the controversial plans for a new roundabout at the top of Leith Walk.

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Trains are delayed after damage to overhead wires in Dumbarton

Trains to and from Edinburgh and Glasgow disrupted after wire damage

Trains between Edinburgh and Helensburgh have been cancelled after damage was caused to overhead wires.

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Edinburgh Airport has long sought a route to China. Picture: Contributed

Hopes soar for first direct flights between Scotland and China

The first direct flights between Scotland and China have moved a step closer with a new deal between London and Beijing, the UK government claimed today.

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Boy, 7, hit by car on ‘out of use’ pedestrian crossing

WORRIED residents in Drylaw are calling for further safety measures to be put in place around gas works on a busy stretch of road after a seven-year-old had to be taken to hospital following a collision with a car

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Two Class 380 trains will launch electric services on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line. Picture: Toby Williams

First electric trains to run on Edinburgh-Glasgow main line on Sunday

Passengers will travel in the first electric trains on the Edinburgh-Glasgow main line from Sunday, ScotRail confirmed today.

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The overturned lorry on the M8, Picture: Ashley Mason

M8 re-opened after overturned lorry

THOUSANDS of rush-hour commuters faced severe delays this evening after a lorry tipped over on the M8 as Storm Caroline lashed the Lothians.

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An Edinburgh tram

Firm would ‘not necessarily’ have upper hand

A TECHNOLOGY firm which supplied materials for the Capital’s tramline would not necessarily be at a commercial advantage if the route is extended, the tram inquiry has heard.

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Storm Caroline: Travel chaos, school closures and power cuts strike Scotland

SEVERE gales and snow showers have caused travel disruption, school closures and power cuts as Storm Caroline sweeps into Scotland.

Picture via screengrab from @data_sad

Fire service attend scene of car fire in Portobello

A vehicle caught fire this afternoon on Sir Harry Laurder Road/Portobello Road.

A tram negotiates the turn onto Princes Street. Picture: Lesley Martin

Tram Inquiry: Princes Street stand-off was ‘not deliberate’

A REFUSAL to start tram works on Princes Street which resulted in a lengthy stand-off was not a deliberate tactic to get paid more for construction, the tram inquiry has heard.

Potholes are a major issue for residents in Edinburgh

Potholes, litter and bins among top concerns for Edinburgh residents

POTHOLES, litter and bin collections are the top sources of dissatisfaction with the Capital’s public services.

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Workers are preparing for the high winds. @TheForthBridges

Storm Caroline: Forth Bridges prepare after yellow wind warning issued

Extra preparations are being carried out on the Queensferry Crossing and Forth Road Bridge after a yellow warning was issued for the area.

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The tram inquiry is now in its 14th week of public hearings.

Tram inquiry: Contractors ‘forced’ to stop Princes Street work before finishing

Contractors laying tram tracks on Princes Street were forced to stop their work before it was finished so that the road could re-open in time for Christmas, the tram inquiry has heard.

PC Sacha Ponniah with speed camera

Brian Monteith: Why 20mph is the wrong speed limit

How is Edinburgh’s 20mph speed limit going? It’s an important question to ask, for the Green Party is pushing a private Bill in the Scottish Parliament to roll it out across any urban area in Scotland.

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ScotRail rail fares to rise by 3.2% in January

Rail passengers will be hit by the largest fares hike in five years next month.


Diversions onto Forth Road Bridge halted due to high winds

The Forth Road Bridge remains closed this morning due to high winds with the Queensferry Crossing open in both directions.

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Pic Lisa Ferguson 29/11/2017

Queensferry Crossing to close for five days to fix 'snagging' issues

Queensferry Crossing work blown off course by weather

WORKS on the trouble Queensferry Crossing is being halted today after forecaster warned of poor weather striking the region.

The incident happened on the corner of Greenbank Drive. Picture; stock image

Cyclist injured in collision with car on Greenbank Drive

Police and emergency services were called to Greenbank Drive after a cyclist and a car were involved in a collision.

The incident happened on the A702 near Carlops. Picture; Google Maps

Three taken to Edinburgh hospital after ‘head-on collision’ in Borders

Two adults and a child are in hospital with serious injuries following a head-on collision in the Borders.

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