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Star Wars Day: Edinburgh’s links with the galaxy far, far away

Firstly, May the 4th be with you. Star Wars Day has become even more popular in recent years thanks to the growth of social media and Disneys ownership of the franchise.

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Avengers stars Mark Ruffalo and Chris Hemsworth spotted in Edinburgh

Fans of the Avengers were left stunned after bumping into Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo in Edinburgh yesterday.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: John Devlin

Why Brendan Rodgers should be recognised for his success

The Celtic boss must not be punished for being the obvious Manager of the Year candidate, writes Stephen Mcilkenny

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Celtic's trip to Partick Thistle will be screened live by Sky Sports. Picture: SNS

Dear Sky Sports, does relegation no longer matter?

Stephen Mcilkenny wonders why Celtic are appearing on TV four times over their last five games, while the entire bottom six only features twice.

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Barack Obama to visit Edinburgh

Former-President Barack Obama is to visit Edinburgh in his first trip to Europe since his time in office.

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A walk of the Forth Bridge could become a reality. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

‘Bridge walk’ permission sought for Forth Bridge

Network Rail is hoping to offer tourists and residents the opportunity to climb the Forth Bridge to visit a viewing platform 330ft above the Firth of the Forth.

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Celtic's Leigh Griffiths celebrates at full time. Picture; SNS

Watch: Leigh Griffiths ties green and white scarf to Tynecastle goalposts

Leigh Griffiths wated no time in celebrating Celtic’s title triumph at Tynecastle by tying his colours to the post. Literally.

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Why are Tesco unlocking their trolleys?

From Tuesday, shoppers at Tesco will be able to get a free trolly at Tesco rather than put in a token or a pound coin.

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Products from Cadbury could be getting smaller after Brexit. Picture; Getty

Chocolate bars could get smaller after Brexit warns Cadbury

Cadbury has warned that its products may become smaller post Brexit with the company stating they may adopt ‘shrinkflation’ to offset cost of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

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Video: Chance to spot Northern Lights in Edinburgh tonight

Stargazers have said that there is a chance of spotting the Northern Lights across Edinburgh and the Lothians tonight following sightings last night.

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New Netflix button proves hit with binge watchers

A new button on Netflix is proving exceptionally popular with viewers and changing the way many shows are watched.

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Parents warned over dangerous ‘eraser challenge’ sweeping UK

Parents have been warned about the resurgence of a dangerous trend in schools across the UK that can leave children with horrific scars on their arms and hands.

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Twitter users have been warned to check their settings.

Twitter users warned to check settings after global hack

A large-scale Twitter hack of third-party apps has led to industry experts warning users to check their security settings and permissions.

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The post of the page criticised the stance of Labour and Ian Murray. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

Spoof Facebook page claims Labour backs independence

A Facebook post claiming Labour activists in the Capital had converted to supporting independence has been exposed as a spoof.

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Thousands of fans watched Hibernian v Hearts. Picture; Ian Georgeson

More than 100,000 beat TV blackout to watch Hibs v Hearts

A UEFA TV blackout for the crucial Scottish Cup game between Hibs and Hearts was flouted by more than 100,000 fans.

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An example of some of the postcards being left around the Capital. Picture; contributed

Why are postcards being left at Edinburgh landmarks?

Social media has been filled with reports of postcards being found across Edinburgh, from bus stations to historic landmarks such as Holyrood Palace.

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Paddy Power placed 'Welcome to Jurassic Park' ahead of their vote on female members. Picture;c ontributed

Muirfield taunted ahead of female member vote

Muirfield golf course was taunted by bookmaker Paddy Power this morning after the company attached a ‘Welcome to Jurassic Park’ sign on the entrance gate to the club.

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Aberdeen and Rangers are leading the battle for second place. Picture: SNS

Stephen McIlkenny: Why the runners-up to Celtic do matter

This week, as Rangers fans moved back to purchasing Kingsmill, there was another talking point that largely went unnoticed in Scottish football. Scotland’s Uefa coefficient slipped from 23rd to 25th meaning that the Scottish Cup winners as well as the league’s second and third-placed clubs will kick off their European campaigns at the end of June.

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Scotrail have improved their performance in the last four weeks. Picture; Michael Gillen

ScotRail performance figures show ‘improvement in last four weeks’

ScotRail have confirmed that its train performance is continuing to rise with marked improvement in services in the last four weeks.

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A petition has been launched in support of the state visit. Picture; Getty

875 Lothian signatures in petition backing Donald Trump state visit

Following a petition against Donald Trump visiting the UK attracting over a million signatures, a separate petition backing a state visit has been launched.

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