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Breaking: Police swarm on Liberton street amid ‘ongoing incident’

POLICE are responding to an “ongoing incident” on Liberton Brae.

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Stag weekend prank sees man lead out Edinburgh City as mascot

Stag weekend prank sees man lead out Edinburgh City as mascot

FOR MOST young football fans, the opportunity to lead their heroes onto the pitch for a big match is a dream come true.

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The incident was reported to have taken place in Miller Street, Kirkcaldy. Picture: Google Maps

Man arrested over ‘serious assault’ in Kirkcaldy

A man has been arrested over an alleged serious assault in Fife.

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Police are attending the scene.

Police rush to incident in Kirkcaldy

Police in Fife are attending to an incident in Kirkcaldy.

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Scotland’s weather: Yellow alert issued as thunderstorms forecast

A weather warning for rain has been issued for parts of Central Scotland with forecasters predicting heavy thunderstorms overnight.

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Scotmid staff were threated with what appeared to be a handgun. Picture: Police Scotland

Police arrest man over Scotmid armed robbery in Edinburgh

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Edinburgh.

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Clr Lewis Ritchie was accused of sexual harrassment. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scandal-hit councillor Lewis Ritchie under fire for no shows

A city councillor has hit back at claims he is neglecting his constituents by failing to turn up at meetings after a community council chief labelled it a “serious democratic shortage”.

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Picture: Andrew Cowan/Scottish Parliament

Charity could hold key to keeping accused out of jail

NEARLY one-fifth of Scotland’s prison population is made up of people on remand awaiting trial.

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Save Leith Walk meeting.

Campaigners set up crowdfunder to help against Leith Walk plans

Residents have started an online fundraising page to help their campaign against a controversial multi-million pound development on Leith Walk.

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The parents of a brave teenager battling a rare cancer are in a race to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds so she can travel to America for potentially life-saving surgery.

Brave Kira’s battle to raise £340k for lifesaving cancer op

THE parents of a brave teenager have issued a heartfelt plea for support after revealing she faces a race against time to raise a six-figure sum aimed at funding potentially lifesaving cancer treatment in New York.

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Lynn Cleal pictured in her Edinburgh office with a letter informing her that she is being invited to the  wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Lifesaver Lynn overjoyed at Royal Wedding golden ticket

Her tireless work to fill Edinburgh with lifesaving defibrillators has now earned her a most regal reward – a personal invite from Harry and Meghan to their Windsor wedding.

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The Firth of Forth is frequented by lots of different bird species; puffins, gannets, fulmars, guillemots and razorbills being among the most common. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Overfishing and Beast from the East blamed for sea bird deaths

Hundreds of dead sea birds have been found along the east coast with overfishing and the Beast from the East among the reasons behind their rapid demise, according to experts.

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Hibs v Celtic kicks off tomorrow at 12:30pm. Picture: Greg Macvean

Warning issued to fans ahead of Hibs v Celtic ‘title clincher’

SECURITY has been increased ahead of tomorrow’s match between Hibs and Celtic at Easter Road, which could see the Glasgow side clinch the Scottish Premiership title.

Edinburgh

Footage released of Avengers:Infinity War battle sequence shot in Waverley Station

Extended footage of the Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster that were shot in Edinburgh have finally been released - depicting an epic battle in Waverley Station.

Edinburgh
The Howard Hotel on Great King Street closed last year, with 40 people losing their jobs. Picture: Greg Macvean

Flats proposal for former New Town five star hotel

A disused hotel could be given a new lease of life as plans to convert the building into nine flats are set to be approved.

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Sentencing took place at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Drug dealer jailed after BB gun found in mum’s house

A drugs dealer has been jailed for nine months for being in possession of a gas powered BB gun and a quantity of ball bearings.

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Scotrail passengers tweeted the company asking for the heating to be turned off on trains

Scotrail passengers rage as heating left on during hottest day of year

Commuters have blasted ScotRail for turning on the heating just as Scotland finally enjoyed a spell of warm weather.

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Hearts fan trolled by co-workers with Hibs-themed retirement cake

A Hearts fan couldn’t hide his anger after co-workers ‘sabotaged’ his Jambo themed caked with green and white sponge in a retirement party prank.

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Edinburgh Gin launch new drink to celebrate history of Botanics

Edinburgh Gin launch new drink to celebrate history of Botanics

The fruits of the city’s iconic botanic gardens and a multi-award-winning distillery have come together to create a new gin that celebrates the history of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

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