Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Serial killer Tobin ‘definitely left other victims’

Serial killer Peter Tobin “definitely” left other victims, according to the former police officer who led investigations into the “evil, sadistic” murderer.

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Saunas have been allowed to operate 'legally'. Picture: Toby Williams

Secret deal which allows Edinburgh sauna owners to sell sex revealed

A secret deal allowing sauna-owners to sell sex legally had forced police to abandon a crackdown on the Capital’s sex trade industry.

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The Forth Bridge closed for three weeks in December and, for some, commuting has never been the same since. Photograph: Jane Barlow

Forth Bridge closure ‘changes commute forever’

Scots’ commuting habits could be permanently altered by major transport disruption incidents, academics have predicted.

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The woman was killed in the crash in the early hours of Saturday morning

Police probe after woman dies in West Lothian car crash

An early morning crash which killed a woman is being investigated by police.

Transport
Susanne Mitschke, chief executive of MindMate, which shared the top Converge Challenge prize with MicroSense. Picture: Lesley Martin

Converge Challenge unveils winning university start-ups

Two start-ups from Scottish universities have shared the top £71,000 prize at this year’s Converge Challenge awards.

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The Grand Gallery in the National Museum of Scotland will host a family sleepover. Picture: Contributed

National Museum of Scotland to host family sleepover

A FAMILY sleepover with a difference will take place at one of Edinburgh’s most famous tourist attractions to mark its 150th anniversary.

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Havelock Europa chief executive David Ritchie. Picture: Contributed

Havelock halves losses despite Brexit ‘pressures’

Havelock Europa, the Fife-based shopfitting and interiors group, today said it faced increased uncertainty following the Brexit vote as it unveiled a sharp reduction in first-half losses.

Companies
A Barratt housing development at Eskbank. Picture: Contributed

Barratt sales on solid ground

Housebuilder Barratt Developments has enjoyed a record year of sales in the east of Scotland.

Companies
Kier recently won a deal for the revamp of Edinburgh College of Art. Picture: Contributed

Profits soar 45% at construction group Kier

Construction group Kier today hailed a strong performance at its Scottish arm as it unveiled a 45 per cent jump in annual profits.

Companies

VIDEO: Blaze destroys Lothian bus in Slateford

Firefighters have now extinguised a blaze that gutted a number 35 bus in Slateford.

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Space Solutions director of strategy Derek Binnie, left, with managing director Steve Judge. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Space Solutions eyeing acquisitions as sales hold firm

Workplace design specialist Space Solutions is closing in on acquisitions to drive growth following a year in which the firm held its own against the downturn in the North-east of Scotland.

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Administrate's LITE conference will hear from cyclist Graeme Obree and video game legend John Romero. Picture: Gary Doak

LITE education tech event gets under way in capital

Administrate, the Edinburgh-based training software specialist, will today kick off LITE 2016 – one of the biggest education technology events in the UK.

Tech
Curator Caroline Mathers with a selection of the items in the new museum. Picture: Scott Louden

In pictures: New Tynecastle museum showcases Hearts history

The Rosebery Challenge Cup, Tommy Walker’s transfer form and a stuffed puffin – the history of Heart of Midlothian Football Club is nothing if not eclectic.

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Deal for Edinburgh body camera business

Deal for Edinburgh body camera business

An Edinburgh firm that makes body-worn cameras used by police, traffic wardens and other frontline staff has won a contract to supply firefighters in the West Midlands.

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A consultation into the new flight path attracted 5,000 responses. Picture: Ian Georgeson

5,000 responses to Edinburgh Airport flight path consultation

Scotland’s busiest airport has received more than 5,000 responses to its consultation on altering flight paths.

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EasyJet carries the most passengers from Scottish airports. Picture: Press Association

EasyJet pilots vote to strike over fatigue

Pilots at Scotland's biggest airline today voted overwhelmingly to strike over fatigue.
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The statue of John Knox in front of the Assembly Hall in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

John Knox’s bible ‘discovered’ in Glasgow University archive

A BIBLE believed to have been owned by Scottish religious reformer John Knox has been discovered in a University of Glasgow library archive.

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Re-enactment of the Battle of Prestonpans. Picture: Neil Hanna/JP

On this day in 1745 – Battle of Prestonpans

The Battle of Prestonpans was hailed as the first significant victory in the second Jacobite Rising, which saw a Hanoverian army under the command of Sir John Cope defeated in just ten minutes by Jacobite forces.

People & Places
Claire Middlebrook is aiming to help unsecured creditors when a company goes bust. Picture: Contributed

Insolvency firm offers hi-tech boost to help creditors

An insolvency practitioner with offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen is aiming to better the prospects for unsecured creditors when a company goes into liquidation by offering a hi-tech solution it believes is a first in the sector.

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Sir Walter Scott. Picture: Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

On this day in 1832 - Scots novelist Sir Walter Scott dies

THE famous Scottish Novelist Sir Walter Scott has long been considered the inventor of the historical novel.

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