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December 19, 2014, 12:27 am GMT

Two patients die in Edinburgh C. diff outbreak

Two patients who contracted Clostridium difficile have died and 14 other cases are being investigated at the same Scottish hospital, it emerged last night.

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December 19, 2014, 12:56 pm GMT

Glasgow pensioners happier than Edinburgh counterparts

PENSIONERS living in Edinburgh are the loneliest in the UK – while elderly Glaswegians are the most sociable, a survey reveals.

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December 17, 2014, 1:00 pm GMT

Edinburgh University trials new epilepsy treatment

EDINBURGH University is to play a key role in the development of a new treatment for children with severe epilepsy, derived from the cannabis plant.

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December 17, 2014, 12:35 pm GMT

Edinburgh Zoo panda Tian Tian gets Christmas treat

EDINBURGH Zoo giant panda Tian Tian has been given a Christmas cake in the shape of a Christmas tree as part of the Zoo’s festive treats for the animals.

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December 16, 2014, 6:19 pm GMT

Eric Joyce charged charged over alleged assault

FALKIRK MP Eric Joyce was today charged with two counts of assault following an altercation with two teenagers in a corner shop.

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December 16, 2014, 9:14 pm GMT

New EIF director says festival must stay relevant

THE new director of the Edinburgh International Festival has warned that the event cannot afford to rest on its laurels.

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December 16, 2014, 12:21 am GMT

SNP accused of U-turn on Edinburgh Trams cash

FORMER Scottish Labour leader Iain Gray has accused the SNP of a U-turn on the controversial Edinburgh Trams project by offering funding “through the back door”.

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December 15, 2014, 2:23 pm GMT

Edinburgh the favourite for a White Christmas

BOOKMAKERS have slashed the odds of a White Christmas in Edinburgh this year.

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December 14, 2014, 10:40 pm GMT

Brian Ferguson: Maintain momentum from Desire Lines

SO MUCH food for thought was served at Edinburgh’s Desire Lines arts summit that it has taken the best part of a week to digest it.

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December 14, 2014, 12:20 am GMT

Scots airports affected by London computer failure

THE shutdown of London’s airspace following an unprecedented systems failure continued to have a knock-on effect at Scotland’s airports yesterday.

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December 14, 2014, 12:20 am GMT

Can ‘salt cave’ therapy really help lick asthma?

SCOTLAND’s only “salt cave”, which blasts out salty air said to help treat conditions such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and allergies, has seen the number of its clients surge over the past two years.

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December 11, 2014, 3:31 pm GMT

Edinburgh Festival enjoys rapid two year growth

NEW figures have revealed that the number of tickets being sold for Edinburgh Festival events has grown by more than 25 per cent in the space of just two years.

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December 11, 2014, 2:52 pm GMT

Donaldson’s school needs ‘urgent’ improvements

INSPECTORS have called for a series of “urgent” improvements to be made at the scandal-hit national deaf school.

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December 10, 2014, 3:00 pm GMT

University launches new Scottish centre for food

SCOTLAND’S first centre for food development and innovation was launched at Queen Maragret University in Edinburgh yesterday.

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December 10, 2014, 12:20 am GMT

Father calls for slimming pill sales ban

A YOUNG health worker died after overdosing on caffeine from over-the-counter slimming pills.

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December 10, 2014, 12:20 am GMT

Plea for mourners to mark life of Labour councillor

A PLEA has been issued for mourners to attend the funeral of a well-known Labour councillor and Edinburgh lawyer whose body lay unclaimed in a city mortuary for almost two months.

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December 9, 2014, 5:55 pm GMT

10 Rangers fans in court accused of sectarianism

TEN Rangers fans have appeared in court charged with sectarian offences following an incident during their club’s match against Livingston.

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December 9, 2014, 11:21 am GMT

Edinburgh Zoo penguins parade for Santa

Edinburgh Zoo keepers Lorna Moffat and Stuart McGeachie joined world-famous penguin parade star Sir Nils Olav and friends to kick off a fun festive event.

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December 8, 2014, 7:55 am GMT

Man charged after death of Dalkeith taxi driver

A MAN has been charged following the death of a taxi driver at the weekend.

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December 8, 2014, 12:17 am GMT

Fall and rise of Usher as classic beer name revived

USHERS, one of Scotland’s most historic beer brands, will be resurrected this week with help from one of the remaining members of the illustrious family.

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