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November 22, 2014, 1:18 pm GMT

Students’ popcorn sonnet matched by Tesco chiefs

TWO students from the University of St Andrews have been sent a novel reply from Tesco, after writing the grocery firm a poem complaining about the lack of popcorn in the town’s branch.

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November 20, 2014, 7:06 pm GMT

Video: mini Kelpies arrive at QMU

For the first time, the set of maquettes that were used to launch the The Kelpies in New York will be on display in the UK at an outdoor public space. The equine art works will be effectively stabled over the winter months at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh (QMU).

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November 20, 2014, 6:39 pm GMT

Erasure, Pixie Lott celebrate Radio Forth’s 40th

ELECTROPOP icons Erasure and Strictly Come Dancing contender Pixie Lott made surprise appearances to help a Scottish radio station kickstart its 40th birthday celebrations.

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November 20, 2014, 1:52 pm GMT

American Airlines eyes Edinburgh-New York flights

SCOTS flying to the United States could see fare cuts after American Airlines announced it would compete with United Airlines between Edinburgh and New York next summer.

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November 20, 2014, 12:45 pm GMT

Edinburgh University fraternity proposed ‘rape trip’

STUDENTS at a prestigious fraternity at Edinburgh University have been condemned after leaked minutes from a meeting told how they suggested going on a “raping trip”.

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November 20, 2014, 12:27 am GMT

Queen’s Hall forced to take down its adverts

One of Scotland’s leading ­performing arts venues is at ­loggerheads with city leaders after being forced to remove all advertising from the front of its building – thanks to the protests of a lone objector.

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November 20, 2014, 12:27 am GMT

Police probe sexual offence claims at deaf school

POLICE are investigating claims that sexual offences were carried out at Donaldson’s School in Linlithgow, the national school for deaf children, according to ­reports.

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November 19, 2014, 12:41 pm GMT

Two new rail stations announced for East Lothian

NEW rail stations will be built at Reston and East Linton in East Lothian, where the first ScotRail trains could stop in two years’ time, transport minister Keith Brown announced today.

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November 19, 2014, 1:09 pm GMT

Plans for two new rail stations announced

NEW rail stations will be built at Reston in Berwickshire and East Linton in East Lothian, where the first ScotRail trains could stop in two years’ time, transport minister Keith Brown announced today.

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November 18, 2014, 6:40 pm GMT

Fife set for ‘immense’ urban regeneration scheme

ONE of Scotland’s largest urban regeneration schemes has been unveiled in Fife with proposals for £500m of investment and the potential to create 3,500 jobs.

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November 18, 2014, 5:24 pm GMT

Security guard recalls Royal Highland Show death

A CAR park security officer at the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston in June 2008 told a jury at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday how, out the corner of his eye, he saw a young child slip, grab hold of a rope and be struck on the head by a

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November 18, 2014, 3:46 pm GMT

Alex Salmond: Free university vow ‘writ in stane’

THE Scottish Government’s commitment to providing free university education is now “writ in stane”, Alex Salmond declared as he unveiled a monument to his administration’s “biggest achievement”.

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November 18, 2014, 12:21 am GMT

Taxpayers charged twice for Hogmanay policing

TAXPAYERS in Edinburgh will be paying for the policing of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations twice this year, after council chiefs agreed to meet a bumper safety bill for the event for the first time.

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November 18, 2014, 12:21 am GMT

200 men face court over sexting Scottish schoolgirl

AS many as 200 men could be brought before the courts as part of a major paedophile investigation centred on a Scottish teenager.

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November 17, 2014, 3:46 pm GMT

14 disorder arrests at Livingston v Rangers match

POLICE have arrested 14 people in connection with disorder at a football match last month.

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November 17, 2014, 11:15 am GMT

Top acts set to play Edinburgh on New Year’s Day

A HOST of Scotland’s leading musical acts will be staging free shows across Edinburgh on New Year’s Day, organises of the capital’s Hogmanay festivities have confirmed.

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November 17, 2014, 12:48 am GMT

New brain scanner to help with dementia

A SCANNER which could enable scientists to develop better treatments for dementia and other brain conditions is to be installed at a Scottish university.

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November 16, 2014, 1:22 pm GMT

Shrimp turns the tide in eco-battle of the sexes

A TINY shrimp found in Scottish seas is using an evolutionary defence system to fight the gender-bending effects of modern pollutants, according to new research.

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November 15, 2014, 3:45 pm GMT

Police investigating sex assault in The Meadows

POLICE Scotland are investigating reports of a sex attack in The Meadows in Edinburgh early Saturday morning.

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November 15, 2014, 9:35 am GMT

World’s End trial: Polite image masked evil

DETECTIVES who dealt with Angus Sinclair remarked on how polite and self-effacing he came across in interviews, a mask that hid the monster within.

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