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October 25, 2014, 6:07 am BST

Water of Leith defences axed after ‘tram-style’ mess

VITAL multi-million flood works along the Water of Leith in Edinburgh are to be scrapped after costs soared to almost double, with worrying echoes of the city’s mismanaged tram scheme.

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October 25, 2014, 6:07 am BST

World’s End trial told of ‘one in billion’ DNA link

DNA found on the coat of a teenage girl killed in 1977 matched that of the man accused of her murder, a court has heard.

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October 25, 2014, 6:07 am BST

Former trams figure to run Caledonian Sleeper

SERCO is poised to appoint Aberdeen-born Peter Strachan to run the Caledonian Sleeper when it takes over the franchise in April, The Scotsman has learned.

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October 24, 2014, 2:09 pm BST

Jurors visit sites where World’s End victims found

JURORS in the trial of a man accused of murdering two teenage girls have visited the spots where their bodies were found 37 years ago.

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October 24, 2014, 2:09 pm BST

Council worker tells woman: find a man to fix home

A mother-of-three claims she was told to “find herself a man” by a council official when she complained about work carried out in her new home.

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October 24, 2014, 2:09 pm BST

Wendy Wood paintings up for auction in Edinburgh

PAINTINGS by artist Wendy Wood, including a depiction of an incident in 1932 where she stormed Stirling Castle and replaced the Union Jack flag with a Lion Rampant, will be sold at auction.

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October 24, 2014, 2:09 pm BST

Edinburgh butcher launches Scottish Sausage Week

SCOTTISH SAUSAGE WEEK was today launched at Crombies, the award winning Edinburgh butchers.

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October 23, 2014, 11:19 am BST

Home of The Kelpies wins civil engineering award

THE world renowned Helix Development in Falkirk has won the Saltire Society 2014 Civil Engineering Award.

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October 23, 2014, 11:19 am BST

World’s End trial: Court hears of DNA link

THERE were possible minor DNA matches between a murder accused and two girls found dead in 1977, a court has heard.

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October 23, 2014, 11:19 am BST

Edinburgh tram and bus collide in city centre

A BUS collided with a tram for the third time in three months yesterday in Edinburgh’s West End.

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October 23, 2014, 11:19 am BST

Edinburgh in top 10 for property investment

SCOTLAND is in prime position to benefit from London’s overheating property market with Edinburgh listed among the top three European cities in which to invest, according to property experts.

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October 23, 2014, 11:19 am BST

Mystery over car driven into Water of Leith

Rescue workers removed a car from the Water of Leith in Edinburgh which had an axe wedged against the accelerator.

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October 22, 2014, 9:45 am BST

Miner jailed over catalogue of sexual abuse

A FORMER miner who subjected three girls to sexual abuse decades ago has been jailed for eight years after a court heard his victims still bear the scars of their ordeals.

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October 22, 2014, 9:45 am BST

Edinburgh University to open New York plaza suite

THE University of Edinburgh is opening a new liaison office in New York City today.

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October 22, 2014, 9:45 am BST

World’s End trial: Girls ‘tied up by two people’

A FORENSIC scientist told the World’s End murder trial yesterday that it was “likely” two teenage girls killed 37 years ago were tied up by different people.

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October 22, 2014, 9:45 am BST

Scots tattoo artist gets Alex Salmond ink on leg

THERE’S no doubt that outgoing First Minister Alex Salmond has made his mark on Scottish politics - and it seems his legacy can be found in more unusual places too.

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October 22, 2014, 9:45 am BST

Driver drove van over closed Forth Road Bridge

A Delivery driver who tried to take his high sided van across the Forth Road Bridge in winds exceeding 80 miles per hour escaped jail after claiming he “didn’t even know he was on the bridge.”

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October 21, 2014, 10:10 am BST

Faslane protesters target Alistair Carmichael’s office

ANTI-NUCLEAR protesters attempted to occupy the offices of the Secretary of State for Scotland today - only to discover he was on holiday.

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October 21, 2014, 10:10 am BST

World’s End trial: Girls were ‘strangled’

TWO teenagers murdered almost 40 years ago were strangled and died from asphyxiation, a court has heard.

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October 21, 2014, 10:10 am BST

West Lothian zoo raises £10k in lions’ den bid

A ZOO hoping to provide a new home for four lions confiscated from a French circus has raised more than £10,000 in just two weeks after launching an appeal to bring the animals to Scotland.

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