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Edinburgh singer Kevin Gore in fundraise drive for boxer statue

A LOCAL musician has lent his voice to a campaign to honour ring legend Ken Buchanan with a tribute song.

Boxing
Alex Cole-Hamilton (right) celebrates becoming an MSP in 2016 at his office in Corstorphine with Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, then Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and former party leader Menzies Campbell. Picture: Greg Macvean

Lib Dems investigated over Holyrood election spending

The Liberal Democrats are being investigated by Scottish electoral authorities over an allegation the party failed to accurately report its spending during the last Holyrood election.

Politics

Edinburgh’s General Assembly Hall set to be venue for theatre

The former home of the Scottish Parliament is set to be transformed into a year-round theatre venue.

Entertainment
Hey Girls founder Celia Hodson in the social enterprise's warehouse

Dunbar trio taking on period poverty

AS a cash-strapped single mum on benefits Celia Hodson understands first-hand the difficulties of stretching already tight budgets to the monthly necessity of sanitary protection.

News

Cycling allocated 10% of Edinburgh’s transport budget

Cycling provision in the Capital is set to be boosted after it was handed ten per cent of the overall transport budget allocated for the next 12 months.

Edinburgh

Edinburgh car parking rate rise branded ‘highway robbery’

PARKING charges in the city centre are step for another steep rise in a move that has been branded “highway robbery”.

Transport
There are plenty of dream job opportunities up for grabs in Scotland

7 dream jobs currently up for grabs in Scotland

After a career change? Take a look at these seven dream jobs currently available in Scotland.

News
Liz Leckie is planning to take her motorbike around Europe. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Liz Leckie: You can’t crush my spirit, Cancer

Dear Cancer, I would like to start off by making it clear I wish you had never entered my life. Yes, I gambled with unhealthy life choices, but surely I deserved a break, after all, I was a 42-year-old single parent to a 15-year-old son. I was prone to depression from a young age, but had battled my demons and was getting on with my life. Then you came along and changed me forever.

Opinion
Elise Christie has crashed out of two Pyeongchang events.

Skater Elise Christie hits back over Winter Olympics nightmare

SPEED skater Elise Christie has hit back at critics on social media after crashing out of her second Winter Olympic event.

Edinburgh
Susan Boyle back on stage after three years - and planning new album

Susan Boyle back on stage after three years - and planning new album

WEST Lothian singing sensation Susan Boyle has performed for the first time in three years.

Our Region
Sixteen new Ryanair routes were among factors boosting passenger numbers at Edinburgh Airport last year.

Call for cut in departure tax as Edinburgh Airport clocks up busiest ever January

Edinburgh Airport has reported its busiest ever January, with 837,542 passengers recorded last month .

News
Hannah Lewis, 21, from Edinburgh. Picture: Cheshire Police

Edinburgh woman jailed for hiding drug-filled Kinder Egg in vagina

Two Scots have been jailed after attempting to smuggle drugs into Creamfields.

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The new Hitachi trains have yet to come into service. Photograph: SNS

Railway chief targets Edinburgh-Glasgow in 39 minutes

The head of Scotland’s railway wants to cut Edinburgh-Glasgow journeys to just 39 minutes as a “game- changer” to attract more passengers.

Transport 4
The Meadowbank KFC in Edinburgh was affected by a lack of chicken

Edinburgh KFC fans angry after restaurants ‘run out of chicken’

Hangry fans of KFC have been left upset after some of the popular restaurants were forced to close - because they ran out of chicken.

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Elise Christie of Britain is attended to after crashing during her women's 1500 meters short track speedskating semifinal in the Winter Olympics. Picture; AP

Elise Christie taken to hospital after Winter Olympics crash

Elise Christie was taken out of the Gangneung Ice Arena on a stretcher after crashing on the last bend of her semi-final heat.

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Police are appealing for information

Police conducting door to door patrols in Currie after 2 men arrested

Two men have been arrested and charged in connection with robberies in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
We asked readers to give their favourite cake shops  Pic Ian Rutherford

Revealed: Evening News readers name their favourite cake shops

We asked the sweet-toothed capital residents for their top places to go for a slice of the good life and they did not disappoint, recommending the very best sweet treats from across the city.

News
East Lothian Council has banned strip clubs  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Strip clubs and peep shows permanently banned by council

STRIP clubs have been permanently banned by a Scottish council in what is thought to be the first move of its kind.

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Crossbow and mace found by police during West Lothian drugs raid

SCORCHED spoons scatter the carpet of a front bedroom in the ground floor maisonette.

Our Region
Salt and chilli chips - stock image

Twitter user sparks Glasgow v Edinburgh debate over salt and chill chips

It’s probably the weirdest headline you’ll see all day, but a Twitter user has had his post ‘go viral’ after bemoaning the state of salt and chilli chips in the Capital.

Edinburgh
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