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October 19, 2014, 5:37 pm BST

Edinburgh tram inquiry could take up two years

THE public inquiry into the £776 million tram project could take as long as two years to deliver, it has been revealed.

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October 19, 2014, 5:37 pm BST

25 years for Midlothian man who murdered wife, son

A “WICKED” man who murdered his wife and toddler son has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years.

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October 18, 2014, 8:51 am BST

‘Golfing elite’ accused of blocking visitor centre

PLANS to build a visitor centre at one of Scotland’s most famous beaches have been rejected over concerns that it would 
offend golfers at St Andrews’ Old Course.

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October 18, 2014, 8:51 am BST

1923 map shows every pub in Old Town Edinburgh

A POSTER-style map of central Edinburgh depicting an alcoholic ‘bog of self-indulgence’ marking with red dots and diamonds the location of every pub and licensed grocers selling booze is one of the highlights of a new book of maps about the city.

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October 17, 2014, 1:56 pm BST

St Andrews plan UK first carbon neutral university

PLANS for Scotland’s oldest university to become the United Kingdom’s first carbon-neutral institution came a step closer this week - when plans for a biomass development at an old paper mill were approved.

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October 18, 2014, 8:51 am BST

Trafficked prostitutes don’t accept they are victims

FOREIGN prostitutes, builders and cannabis-farm workers have been reluctant to identify themselves as victims of human trafficking because they are living “relatively decent” and better-paid lives than they had been.

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October 17, 2014, 1:56 pm BST

PM to receive petition for Scots man on death row

THE daughter of a British man on death row in Pakistan will deliver a petition to Downing Street today asking David Cameron to intervene.

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October 17, 2014, 1:56 pm BST

PC ‘saw victims leave World’s End with two men’

A RETIRED policeman has told a murder trial he saw two teenage girls leave the World’s End pub with two men the night before their bodies were discovered.

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October 17, 2014, 1:56 pm BST

Forth Bridge construction photos up for auction

PHOTOGRAPHS detailing the construction of the Forth Rail Bridge are to go under the hammer next week.

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October 17, 2014, 1:56 pm BST

Man in court on Tranent murder charge

A MAN has appeared in court charged with murder after the discovery of a body in a village.

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October 17, 2014, 1:56 pm BST

Party leaders won’t attend UK devolution Q&A

A COMMITTEE of MPs will question politicians and academics about how devolution could be developed across the UK in the wake of Scotland’s decision to reject independence.

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October 16, 2014, 9:07 am BST

Sir Chris Hoy’s wife gives birth ten weeks early

OLYMPIC champion Sir Chris Hoy is celebrating becoming a father for the first time after his wife, Sarra, gave birth ten weeks early.

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October 16, 2014, 9:07 am BST

World’s End trial: Friend ‘saw accused with teens’

A FRIEND of two teenagers killed in 1977 has told a court she saw the man accused of their murders with them in the pub where they were last seen alive.

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October 16, 2014, 9:07 am BST

Livingston hospital slammed over bloodstained A&E

A HEALTH board has been criticised by inspectors over the “poor” cleanliness of a major hospital’s accident and emergency unit, where beds, mattress covers and lamps were found contaminated with body fluids.

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October 16, 2014, 9:07 am BST

Salmond to press PM over plight of death row Scot

FIRST Minister Alex Salmond has said he is “extremely concerned” for the welfare of a mentally ill Scot on death row in Pakistan.

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October 15, 2014, 10:14 am BST

Scotland to get new big cats in zoo revamp

THE Royal Zoological Society of Scotland has announced a multi-million pound revamp of its big cat strategy with new species entering the collections at Highland Wildlife Park and Edinburgh Zoo.

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October 15, 2014, 10:14 am BST

World’s End trial: Victim’s father reveals torment

THE family of a woman murdered nearly 40 years ago has told her murder trial of the “terrible” and “life-changing” impact of her death.

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October 14, 2014, 8:44 pm BST

Armed robber raids Edinburgh RBS

AN ARMED robber has escaped with a “substantial” amount of money after raiding a bank.

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October 14, 2014, 10:25 am BST

Capaldi battles Tennant, Henshall for TV award

A TRIO of top Scottish actors will go head-to-head in the prestigious Drama Performance category at the National Television Awards.

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October 14, 2014, 10:25 am BST

Waverley Station to mark Scott novel’s bicentenary

IT IS the novel that gave Edinburgh’s largest rail station its name and now looks set to inspire weary commuters with a few well chosen quotations.

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