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August 27, 2014, 1:18 am BST

Motorists face city ban in emissions crackdown

THE Scottish Government is considering fines for motorists whose vehicles emit high levels of pollution.

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August 27, 2014, 12:50 am BST

£650k stolen from bank customers in ‘vishing’ con

POLICE are warning the public about a new bank scam which saw one victim from Scotland narrowly avoid losing more than £160,000 in savings.

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August 26, 2014, 12:22 am BST

Frank Skinner almost held “Free Fringe” show

ONE of Britain’s biggest comedians has revealed he almost staged a free show at this year’s festival - but was over-ruled by his manager.

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August 25, 2014, 8:07 pm BST

JK Rowling honours Malala Yousafzai at Book Festival

BEST-SELLING author JK Rowling made a surprise Edinburgh Festival appearance - in honour of the Pakistani teenager who survived being shot in the head by the Taleban for speaking up for the right of girls to be educated.

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August 25, 2014, 5:45 pm BST

Edinburgh Fringe sells over 2 million tickets

THE Edinburgh Festival Fringe has smashed the two million ticket sales barrier for the first time - after organisers revealed a 12 per cent increase at the box office.

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August 25, 2014, 12:18 pm BST

Mother of Mikaeel Kular jailed for 11 years

THE MOTHER of three-year-old Mikaeel Kular has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for beating her three-year-old son to death earlier this year.

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August 25, 2014, 9:15 am BST

Teenager dies in “ice bucket” quarry pool plunge

A TEENAGER has died after plunging into a pool at a disused quarry.

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August 25, 2014, 8:45 am BST

Pair killed in two-car collision on A91

A man and a young teenager have died in a two-car crash.

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August 25, 2014, 1:24 am BST

Mikaeel Kular mother should be free - grandfather

THE mother found guilty of killing her three-year-old son before dumping his body in a suitcase should be freed from prison early to look after her other children, the youngster’s grandfather has said.

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August 25, 2014, 2:30 am BST

French give Scots D-Day hero highest honour

A Scottish D-Day veteran who fought with the 51st Highlanders has been awarded France’s highest military honour during events to commemorate the liberation of towns and villages by the famous division.

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August 24, 2014, 10:17 pm BST

Brian Ferguson: Boyle the business at TV festival

IT WAS trailed wonderfully in advance and lived up to its billing. Frankie Boyle had predicted that his appearance at the Edinburgh International TV Festival would be a “suicide vest” of a performance.

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August 23, 2014, 4:37 am BST

Festival boss will take leaf out of Fringe’s book

THE new director of the Edinburgh International Festival has vowed to step up competition with the Fringe by transforming the look and atmosphere of the main venues.

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August 22, 2014, 10:14 am BST

Scottish folk music legend Jean Redpath dies

FOLK legend Jean Redpath, who once lived and performed with Bob Dylan, has died at the age of 77.

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August 21, 2014, 10:13 pm BST

One-man play The Object Lesson wins Fringe prize

A ONE-MAN play performed by an illusionist amid a sea of cardboard boxes has won the most coveted theatre prize at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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August 21, 2014, 5:28 pm BST

Avoid Edinburgh Zoo flyover, pilots told

PILOTS were asked to avoid flying over Edinburgh Zoo during breeding season so as not to disturb the animals, including giant panda Tian Tian.

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August 21, 2014, 5:55 pm BST

Pilots told not to disturb Edinburgh Zoo animals

PILOTS were asked to avoid flying over Edinburgh Zoo during breeding season so as not to disturb the animals, including giant panda Tian Tian.

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August 21, 2014, 11:32 pm BST

Kirkcaldy councillor admits he lives in Austria

AN SNP councillor elected in Fife has been accused of “disenfranchising” voters after he admitted spending most of his time in Austria.

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August 20, 2014, 9:45 am BST

Lost Edinburgh: the first Edinburgh Festival

WITH visitor numbers soaring to unprecedented levels, this year’s Edinburgh Festival has already been declared the best ever. It all began in rather more humble circumstances sixty-seven summers ago.

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August 19, 2014, 7:58 pm BST

Fringe: Israeli show axe prompts open access fears

THE cancellation of shows targeted by protesters at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe has set a dangerous precedent over freedom of speech at the event, its organisers have been warned.

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August 19, 2014, 12:31 pm BST

Mortonhall ashes scandal: Man in charge sacked

A man in charge of a crematorium at the centre of the baby ash scandal investigation has been sacked.

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