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AN injury-time goal from sub Steven Nicholas denied Hibs a win on their return to the Scottish Premier League as Motherwell twice came from behind to snatch a draw at Easter Road.
A STIRRING Hearts performance won this full-blooded clash on the opening weekend of the season.
AS HEARTS are well aware, there are worse ways to surrender a title. But not many.
AN ASSESSMENT of the footballing merits of this derby encounter - the first following then Hearts chairman Wallace Mercer's ill-fated attempt to take over Hibs - was always going to be difficult, given that the game was played in a war zone.
They amalgamated with the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 2006 to form the Royal Scots Borderers, the 1st Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland. Founded in Edinburgh in 1689, the KOSB cap badge not only bore an image of the Castle but carried the city's motto Nisi Dominus Frustra (In vain without the Lord).
EVERYONE knows Edinburgh to be a great city, not only beautiful but home to centuries of history - much of which is related to the nation's armed forces.
WITH the clock counting down one minute and 40 seconds of injury time, a small bundle of maroon and white popped up in the opposition penalty box at Easter Road.
HEARTS came out of cold storage and found Hibs too hot to handle as they made a stuttering start to 1996.
Think 'luxury' and hotel and there's a chance that you'll eventually arrive at one of the most famous names in the world, the Waldorf.
THAT determined look in their eye, the hunger to win, the steely focus that they, yes they, will emerge victorious.
Having guided Hibs to successive victories over St Johnstone and Livingston and regained the much-needed organisation in the process, most neutrals expected the new man in charge at Easter Road to keep up the good work against Hearts.
HIBS shattered Hearts' run of six successive Premier League victories as they came from behind to win the third derby of the season at Easter Road.
North BERWICK and Haddington Athletic played out a thoroughly entertaining Lothian and Edinburgh Amateur FA Holyrood Cup final at Newcraighall Park.
It is a story that began with the city's tram network where two locals met and fell in love.
There was anger this week when a 13-year-old rising football star was told she was banned from playing in a national cup final - because she is a girl.
They have flooded our letter boxes with leaflets, taken over our television screens and trekked the Capital's streets for weeks in a bid to win our votes.
THEIR merger will result in the creation of one of the biggest colleges in the UK, catering for tens of thousands of students eager to further their education.
Most of us will have many happy memories of Waverley Station. Family holidays and day trips beginning or ending at the busy city terminal, or simply the arrival of loved ones from far away. It is indeed the scene for many a tearful reunion.