Breaking news: Tuesday, March 12
LATEST: Nearly 800 drivers have been caught speeding in a three-day crackdown, the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (Acpos) said today.
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4:15pm: Grampian Police are anxious to trace a pregnant woman who has been reported missing from the Foresterhill area of Aberdeen.
3:50pm: Investigators may finally be closing in on the cause of a “potentially catastrophic” mechanical failure in the gearbox of a Super Puma helicopter which was forced to ditch in the North Sea six months ago.
2:40pm: Two heroic helicopter crewmen have been honoured for their part in a dramatic rescue in the North Sea last December.
2:20pm: Nearly 800 drivers have been caught speeding in a three-day crackdown, the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland (Acpos) said today.
2.00pm: Scottish scientists are leading a groundbreaking study to develop a “pillcam” carrying tiny ultrasound technology that can be swallowed by patients.
1.40pm: Phillip Simelane, 22, is to be charged with the murder of schoolgirl Christina Edkins, who was stabbed to death on a bus in Birmingham last week, West Midlands Police said today.
1:25pm: Nearly 1,500 people were caught speeding or not wearing seatbelts in a weekend crackdown by Scottish police, including a baby carried on a passenger’s lap.
1:00pm: Appeal judges have started hearing a man’s attempt to overturn a conviction for armed robbery more than 30 years ago.
12.55pm: A former KGB agent suspected of murdering Alexander Litvinenko has told a press conference that he will withdraw co-operation with the UK-based inquest into the spy’s death
12.40pm: Two more Borders speed cameras have been vandalised with a saw, with the latest attacks on the A68 bringing the total to six.
12:30pm: Authorities in Brisbane, Australia have destroyed a ‘baseball-sized’ Giant African snail after worries it could do severe damage to the country’s ecosystem.
12.23pm: Police have issued another warning about potentially lethal substances after a man was found dead in his home.
11:55am: Edinburgh commuters faced the second longest delays in the UK during rush hour this morning with drivers stuck for more than 60 minutes on one of the main routes into the capital.
11.32am: The Scottish Government has announced plans to build 78 new affordable homes across the Highlands.
10:50am: A date has been set for the Landward Caithness by-election to find a successor to Councillor Robert Coghill (Ind) who stepped down last month following medical advice.
10:40am: Improvements to a notorious stretch of the A9 in Caithness have taken a step forward.
10:35am: A major search of the Angus coastline was continuing today for a missing Royal Marine from the 45 Commando base at RM Condor in Arbroath.
10:20am: Nicola Sturgeon today said 16 and 17-year-olds are ready to “take responsibility for Scotland’s future”, as she set out plans to hand them the vote in next year’s independence referendum.
10:10am: Two prominent scientists at one of Scotland’s leading agricultural research institutes have been named as the victims of a horrific fatal road crash in Aberdeenshire last Friday.
10:05am: Officers from the newly formed Specialist Crime Division of Grampian Police have recovered crack cocaine with a street value of over £23,000, following the search of a man in the Guild Street area of Aberdeen.
10:00am: A futuristic play set on a new version of Earth staged in a vast sports complex on the outskirts of Scotland’s capital is to take centre-stage at this year’s Edinburgh International Festival.
9:45am: The body of a man who died in a New Delhi jail while in the midst of a trial for rape has been released to his family after a post-mortem exam.
9:00am: In the US, Democrats are ready to push expanded background checks and other gun curbs through a Senate committee, giving President Barack Obama an initial if temporary victory on the issue.
8:00am: The people of the Falkland Islands have voted overwhelmingly to remain an overseas territory of the United Kingdom, with 98.8% declaring themselves in favour.
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Weather for Edinburgh
Saturday 18 May 2013
Temperature: 9 C to 13 C
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Wind direction: North east
Temperature: 9 C to 18 C
Wind Speed: 8 mph
Wind direction: North east