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Video: Watch the Fringe show that’s so scary performances are getting cancelled

A FRIGHTENING Fringe event is leaving audiences so terrified that some shows are being cancelled mid-performance.

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ZoneFox chief executive Jamie Graves. Picture: Contributed

New Edinburgh base for cyber-security firm ZoneFox

Cyber-security specialist ZoneFox has made a “milestone” move to new offices in Edinburgh, hot on the heels of a £3.6 million cash injection.

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Royal London chief executive Phil Loney. Picture: Contributed

Royal London raises fears over rush to access pensions

Life and pensions group Royal London has raised concerns that people reaching retirement are rushing into “income drawdown” products without taking financial advice.

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Lettingweb managing director Steven Sibbald. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Property portal Lettingweb on path for record year

Lettingweb.com, Scotland’s biggest independent marketplace for rental properties, says it is on course for revenues to grow 30 per cent in the current financial year.

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Picture: Contributed

EICC claims Scottish first with carbon-neutral event

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has claimed a first in Scotland after striking a deal to offset all the carbon generated during one of its events this week.

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Mallzee founder and chief executive Cally Russell. Picture: Neil Hanna

Mallzee aims to bag more sales via online fashion app

Fashion app Mallzee has rolled out a new feature that will let users buy from multiple online retailers in a single transaction.

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Robbie Huxtable was told to stay away from Leith Academy at the start of term today. Picture: TSPL

Leith Academy youth worker accused of filming naked boy

A SCHOOL youth worker and football coach has been suspended from his roles after being accused of secretly filming a naked teenage boy.

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Menzies has seen its first-half profits fall sharply. Picture: Contributed

Menzies upbeat despite lower profits and ditched DX deal

Logistics group John Menzies has revealed a sharp drop in half-year profits after being hit with costs linked to its aborted £40 million tie-up with parcels business DX.

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Loretto School is rated as among the best schools in the country. Pic: Tony Marsh

Give more freedom to state schools, says top Headmaster

State schools could benefit from the same freedom to run their affairs as independent schools enjoy, says Loretto School Headmaster, Dr Graham Hawley.

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Standard Life Aberdeen is headed by co-chief executives Keith Skeoch, left, and Martin Gilbert. Picture: Contributed

Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset complete £11bn merger

The £11 billion merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management completed today, creating one of the world’s largest investment companies.

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Caroline Muir will lead Deloitte's business tax team in Aberdeen. Picture: Contributed

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Business advisory firm Deloitte has strengthened its Aberdeen practice with the appointment of Caroline Muir to lead its business tax team.

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IME Property boss Iain Mercer hailed the firm's pace of growth. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Record quarterly sales for commercial property firm IME

An Edinburgh commercial property business has achieved its strongest quarter of lettings and sales just after celebrating its third anniversary.

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Standard Life Aberdeen will be headed by Martin Gilbert, left, and Keith Skeoch. Picture: Graham Flack

Standard Life’s £11bn merger with AAM clears final hurdle

The £11 billion merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) has cleared its final hurdle after the deal was sanctioned at the Court of Session in Edinburgh.

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From left: FutureX co-founder Adam Purvis, Amiqus CEO Callum Murray, Entrepreneurial Scotland's Emma Watson Mack, performance coach Jiro Taylor and FutureX Berlin programme designer Laura Westring at the Brandenburg Gate. Picture: Contributed

Nick Freer: Diary of a tech CEO summit in Berlin

Nick Freer reports on last month’s FutureX-Entrepreneurial Scotland Berlin Summit, a CEO leadership programme that ran alongside Tech Open Air in the German capital.

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Aegon UK chief executive Adrian Grace. Picture: Jane Barlow

Aegon agrees to sell Irish operation as earnings surge

Life and pensions provider Aegon is to sell its Irish business after reporting a surge in second-quarter profits amid continued growth in its online investment platform.

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Business Stream secured a place on the Laser framework, which works with the NHS and other public bodies in England. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

Water supplier Business Stream taps into English framework

Scottish Water offshoot Business Stream has secured a place on a second English public sector water framework.

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Scottish Building Society said Margaret MacKay brings a 'wealth of experience' to its board. Picture: Contributed

Scottish Building Society makes key hire to boardroom

The Scottish Building Society has made a key appointment, bringing in Margaret MacKay to join its board of directors.

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Edinburgh ranked UK’s best city for start-up workers

Edinburgh has been named as the best city in the UK to work for a start-up company.

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Martin Flanagan says Standard Life disappointed the City with news of hefty outflows from its funds. Picture: Neil Hanna

Martin Flanagan: Standard Life’s farewell to independence

The last results for Edinburgh fund manager and life assurer Standard Life as an independent company mirror the general feelings towards its imminent £11 billion marriage to Aberdeen Asset Management.

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