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Paedophile ex-court worker boasted about online abuse of kids

A DEPRAVED sex predator from Prestonfield who boasted of his child abuse during online chats with other paedophiles has been warned he could face a life sentence.

Edinburgh
A temporary crossing buttons at the roadworks in Rodney Street has Welsh instructions. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Council quizzed over bizarre Welsh traffic instructions

Pedestrians have been left baffled over instructions written on a temporary road crossing in the Capital.

Edinburgh
Smoke was visible from Newhaven Harbour. Picture: Contributed

Smoke visible for miles as firefighters attend Granton blaze

Firefighters have been called to a small blaze in Granton.

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James V and his wife Mary of Guise, who ruled Scotland as Regent following the death of her husband and lived in a palace off Castlehill which has long disappeared. PIC: Creative Commons.

The lost royal palace that once stood in an Edinburgh close

A royal palace could once be found hidden down an Edinburgh close but the richly decorated complex of buildings has long disappeared from the city streets.

Entertainment
Shop worker Diana Kokoreva misplaced the gold ring at St Andrew Square. Picture: TSPL/Contributed

Couple in frantic search for ‘heirloom’ wedding rings

A FRANTIC wife has pleaded for help in trying to find her wedding and engagement rings lost in a city centre park.

City Centre
The deadline is looming for registration

Deadline looms for new garden waste service registration

Registration for the new fortnightly garden waste service collections closes at midnight on Sunday July 22.

Edinburgh
The incident happened at a residential address on Wallace Mill Gardens. Picture; Google Maps

Car set alight on residential street in Mid Calder

A BMW X5 was set alight on a residential street in West Lothian, with police now appealing for information.

Edinburgh
The rescue operation. Picture; RNLI

Two teens rescued after 25ft cliff fall in East Lothian

Two teenagers have been rescued after accidentally fallen from a cliff edge in North Berwick.

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Gaucho are set to plunge into administration

Argentine steak restaurant Gaucho set to crash into administration

Jobs at Gaucho’s flagship restaurant on St Andrew Square could be at risk as the company looks set to fall into administration

Edinburgh
Traffic light failures added to a number of delays on Queensferry Road.

Engineers working to solve traffic light ‘issue’ on Queensferry Road

Engineers are working to resolve issues with temperamental traffic lights on Queensferry Road and the surrounding area.

Edinburgh
Google could be set for a record fine.

How the Google fine from the EU could change your Android phone forever

Google is braced for a record fine over its Android operating system in the coming hours from the EU.

Edinburgh

Michelle Obama rules herself out of US presidency during Edinburgh gala

Former First Lady Michelle Obama told a charity gala dinner organised by The Hunter Foundation that she was “not interested” in ever running for president.

News
Leith Street will reopen to traffic in both directions by 6am this Saturday ahead of this year's Fringe, following a programme of infrastructure improvement works which began in September 2017.

Further details released ahead of Leith Street reopening

A KEY city-centre route is set to re-open to traffic after being closed for nearly 11 months.

Transport
Former nurse Catherine Reid meets Nicola Sturgeon at the reception

Nurse Kit celebrates 70 years of the NHS

A FORMER nurse who worked on the first day of the NHS has joined royal celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the health service.

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Diane Donald. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Residents uncertain by mixed messages from Council over ‘garden tax’ payment

Uncertainty over who qualifies for exemption from the impending new levy on garden waste collections continues as advice dished out to residents contradicted the letter issued to households.

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The Scottish Parliament, Holyrood. Picture: TSPL

MSPs ‘should pay’ for free gym at Holyrood

POLITICIANS are being told they should have to pay to use a new full-time gym at the Scottish Parliament, which costs almost £4000 of taxpayers’ money each year.

Politics

New Boroughmuir High School ‘already too small’

A NEW high school that opened its doors in February is already too small, forcing Edinburgh City Council to splash out an extra £4.1 million to extend the premises.

Education
The Sisters of Peputual Indulgence joined the fun. Picture: Neil Hanna

Mental health takes centre stage at Fringe

Almost a quarter of theatre productions at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe deal with social issues, new analysis has found.

Entertainment
David Hagen (left) runs at John Philiben of Motherwell in a game at Fir Park in 1995. Picture: TSPL

Ex-Hearts and Rangers star David Hagen diagnosed with MND

Former Hearts star David Hagen is battling motor neurone disease (MND), it has been revealed.

Edinburgh
The crowdfunder will pay for taxis to take performers home late at night. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Crowdfunder to pay for taxis for ‘vulnerable’ Fringe performers

A group of comedians appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe next month have launched a crowdfunding campaign to pay for taxis to ensure fellow performers can get home safely late at night.

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