Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Scottish scientists discover way to extract gold from phones

Scientists have discovered a simple method to extract gold from old mobile phones.

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Rachel Fee and her civil partner Nyomi Fee were jailed for the murder of Liam Fee

Social worker ‘failed to act’ on Liam Fee’s injuries

The social worker involving in the care of murdered toddler Liam Fee decided child protection workers should not intervene after he was found badly bruised, a conduct hearing was told yesterday .

The body was discovered in the grounds of Liberton High. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Police probe after dead body found in grounds of Liberton High School

Police are investigating after the body of a man was found at Liberton High School earlier today.

Captain David Seath collapsed while fundraising in April. Picture: PA

Tragic soldier David Seath remembered with charity skydive

Daredevils who leapt from a plane raised more than £6,500 in memory of Captain David Seath, who died three miles from the London Marathon finish line.

The current ban has an impact on live music events. Stock image

Council delay noise disruption decision

Campaigners trying to change Edinburgh’s controversial restrictions on live music events have been dealt a blow after a crucial decision was delayed to give opponents the chance to have more of a say.

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Dr Colin Adams is seen as the doyen of Scotland's tech scene. Picture: Jane Barlow

Nick Freer: Scotland’s tech sector is in good hands

In a dimly lit room at the University of Edinburgh’s Informatics Forum last week, the great and the good of Scotland’s technology community gathered over canapés and fizz to give a warm-hearted send-off to a man many consider to be the doyen of the tech scene in this country.

Steve Williams, Deloitte's senior partner for Scotland and Northern Ireland. Picture: Chris Watt

Profit payouts on the rise as Deloitte revenues leap

Deloitte today hailed a strong contribution from its Scottish practice as the Big Four accountancy and advisory firm unveiled a double-digit hike in revenues.

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LIam Fee was murdered by his mother and her civil partner. Picture: PA

Liam Fee’s social worker branded ‘erratic’ by manager

A social worker involved in the care of tragic tot Liam Fee has been branded “disorganised”, “chaotic” and “the most erratic person I have worked with” by her manager at a probe into her conduct.

Entertainers on the Mound. Picture: Neil Hanna

70th Edinburgh Festival and Fringe celebrate box office records

The Edinburgh International Festival and Fringe were celebrating record box office returns in their 70th years as the annual fireworks finale lit up the city.

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Video: Edinburgh Festival finale goes off with a bang

The Edinburgh Festival came to a thrilling end tonight with the annual Virgin Money Fireworks Concert.

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Exterior view of Whitburn Academy.

West Lothian teacher faces ban after being accused of sleeping with pupil

A SIXTH year student returned to his hotel room on prom night to find one of his teachers in bed with a fellow pupil, a hearing was told today.

DJ Alexander said more investors were needed to help meet demand for rental properties. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Fresh investors sought for Edinburgh rental market

Edinburgh needs far more investors to enter the rental market to meet growth targets in tenant numbers and rising affluence, a top industry insider has suggested.

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Andrew Henderson will lead Pinsent Masons' public policy unit. Picture: Wullie Marr/Deadline News

Pinsent Masons launches UK-wide public policy unit

Law firm Pinsent Masons is launching a UK-wide public policy unit as it looks to widen the advice given to clients post-Brexit.

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Eland Oil & Gas was the best performing Scottish stock last week. Picture: TSPL

Top five performing Scottish stocks last week

Last week’s best performing Scottish shares on the stock market.

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Henk Berits and Diana Hekerem join the board at Stirling District Tourism. Picture: Whyler Photos

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Stirling District Tourism, the not-for-profit organisation that manages and operates the National Wallace Monument, has appointed two new members to its board of directors.

Police investigating shooting in Edinburgh find firearm

Police investigating shooting in Edinburgh find firearm

A firearm has been found by police investigating a shooting in Edinburgh that left one man in hospital.

Researchers from QMU spoke to people drinking nearly ten times the recommended weekly alcohol limit. Picture: iStockphoto/Getty

Alcohol price plan ‘will harm biggest drinkers’

Plans to put a minimum price on alcohol could lead to an initial spike in hospital admissions among the heaviest drinkers, researchers claim.

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The Royal Scotsman train has been scratched by lineside foliage during its Scottish trips this year

Rail operators call for trees to be cut amid damage to trains

Train operators have called for lineside trees to be cut back after a train window was smashed close to a baby and carriages badly scratched by overhanging branches.

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Cutting air passenger duty could make direct flights between Scotland and China an economic possibility, argue campaigners. Picture: David Moir

Scotland air link to China by 2021 if air passenger duty cut

A long-sought-after air route between Scotland and China could be launched in under five years if air passenger duty (APD) is cut, Edinburgh Airport has claimed.

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