South Queensferry

South Queensferry

Driver who ran over and killed man six weeks after passing test escapes jail

A NEW driver who killed a recently retired man and severely injured his wife just six weeks after passing her test has escaped a jail sentence.

Crime
The huge picture of the Forth rail bridge bought by granddad Stuart Slicer

Double vision: Grandad buys 10ft Forth Bridge artwork despite having exact same view

A grandad has gone viral on Twitter after buying a huge picture of the Forth Bridge – the same view he has out his own window.

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The 22-year-old driver who crashed into the couple hails from South Queensferry

Novice Scots driver ran over couple six weeks after passing test

A 22-year-old woman driving a Mini Cooper ploughed into two pedestrians, killing the husband and severely injuring his wife, just six weeks after passing her driving test.

Crime

Frightened Rabbit pay tribute to Scott Hutchison after singer’s death

The remaining members of Frightened Rabbit have paid tribute to Scott Hutchison after the singer’s death was confirmed on Friday afternoon.

Entertainment
Jodie Smith with son Joleon.

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.

South Queensferry
Picture: SNS Group

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.

Politics
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.

Transport
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.

News

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.

South Queensferry
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.

South Queensferry
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.

South Queensferry
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.

South Queensferry
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.

South Queensferry
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.

News
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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