South Queensferry

South Queensferry

Tug-of-love Edinburgh dad jailed in Thailand is freed

An Edinburgh dad has been released from a Thai prison 43 days after trying to rescue his “kidnapped” son.

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Plans for nearly 350 South Queensferry new builds granted

Nearly 350 new homes are planned for South Queensferry after builders were given the green light to develop over 35 acres of land.

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Workers at Barnbougle Castle in the Dalmeny estate reported hearing a loud bang. Picture: Sheila Hewitt

Mystery ‘explosion’ heard over Firth of Forth

Residents along the Forth shoreline have described hearing a mystery ‘explosion’ so loud it shook the ground around them.

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Queensferry High School, South Queensferry, Picture: Google

History teacher covering computing lessons amid recruitment ‘challenges’

A SCHOOL has had to draft in a history teacher to supervise computing classes as it has so far been unable to recruit a new computing sciences expert, MSPs have been told.

Education
Fairtrade campaigners with councillor Kevin Lang and MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton

Fairtrade sign banned at Queensferry border over row

A ROW over a request for a new sign proclaiming South Queensferry as a Fairtrade Royal Burgh has led to a nationwide government review of policy on road signs.

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Villagers in kirkliston say they have felt cut off from community since closure happened 15 months ago, Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Bridge work to reconnect village ‘cut adrift’ from Edinburgh

A VITAL road link connecting Kirkliston with the city centre is to be replaced after local residents raised fears of being ‘cut adrift’ from the rest of the capital.

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Security squad will protect Queensferry castle from ‘Outlander fans’

AN OUTLANDER castle has drafted in security squads to deal with rampaging fans of the hit TV show.

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Stock image of a classroom.

Pupils at Edinburgh secondary school left to study alone after shortage of computing tutors

PUPILS at a city secondary school have been left to study the remainder of their course without a designated teacher after advertisements for a vacancy failed to attract any suitable applicants.

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Darryl Hopwood escaped disqualification. Picture; contributed

Teenager caught driving at 120mph ‘allowed to keep licence’

A teenager caught driving at 120mph on a dual carriageway has avoided a driving ban.

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The speed limit on the Queensferry Crossing is to be raised from tomorrow. Picture: TSPL

Queensferry Crossing speed limit will increase from tomorrow

Queensferry Crossing commuters will get to work a little faster tomorrow morning as the speed limit is raised to 70mph.

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Warning of delays as junction closes

Drivers warned of weekend delays at Queensferry Crossing

DRIVERS are being warned to expect more delays around the Queensferry Crossing this weekend because of major closure to surrounding routes.

Transport
100 year old Helen Kennedy having a ride on a trike with the biker group from Queensferry

Biker group give OAP thrill ride to celebrate 100th birthday

MOST centenarians will celebrate reaching triple figures with a congratulatory letter from Buckingham Palace.

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Queensferry Action Group protests about how busy the road has become since the opening of the new bridge. Picture: Alistair Linford

Petition launched over Queensferry Crossing link road safety concerns

A MOTHER campaigning for better road safety on a key thoroughfare near the new Queensferry Crossing has said it feels as though there will have to be an accident before anything is improved.

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Pok Lo from Queensferry High School who is 13-year-old and has just got a First from the Open University.

Maths prodigy gets a first degree aged just 13

He is the child prodigy who was doing sums at the age of two and passed his Advanced Higher maths aged 11.

News

Long rush hour delays as Queensferry Crossing reopens

TRAFFIC queued on the approaches to The Queensferry Crossing hours after it reopened today, with drivers reporting long delays.

Transport

In pictures: Schoolkids visit the Queensferry Crossing

About 10,000 local school pupils and community group members walked across the Queensferry Crossing yesterday in the last event before it permanently opens to traffic.

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Mohammed Zulkernain convicted of beating boys with a stick

Man punished two young boys with stick beatings

A MAN has been found guilty of battering two young boys with a stick when they misbehaved or wet the bed.

Crime

Queensferry Crossing: Queen officially opens new bridge

Excited school children eagerly waved Saltires and whispers of “she’s here” caught the wind on the southside of the Queensferry Crossing yesterday as the Queen arrived to a military fanfare to officially open the new bridge.

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Queensferry Crossing: Why are locals calling the new bridge ‘Kevin’?

When the Scottish Government was bombarded with more than 7,500 names after opening the floor to public suggestions on what to christen the new Forth bridge in 2013, it’s unlikely the moniker ‘Kevin’ was given much, if any, thought.

Transport

New Queensferry Crossing plagued by second day of queues

Traffic queues continued to plague the approaches to the Queensferry Crossing on its second day open.

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