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Mike Welch set to drive Blackcircles tyre firm into Asia

Mike Welch, the founder of online tyre-fitter Blackcircles.com, is expanding the Borders business into Asia following its £50 million takeover by industry giant Michelin.

Retail
The Edinburgh Corporation bus hangs precariously over the edge of the bridge. Picture: TSPL

On this day 1967: The Dean Bridge bus crash

IT sounds like a scene from a Hollywood disaster movie; a municipal bus packed with terrified passengers, suspended precariously over the edge of a deep ravine.

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The long-awaited Trainspotting sequel is released on 27 January.

Things you didn't know about T2 Trainspotting (spoiler alert!)

With the first reviews of T2 Trainspotting appearing tonight the first real plot details have begun to emerge.
Lifestyle
Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle star in T2 Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

Film review: T2 Trainspotting

A sequel was never going to live up to the hedonistic original, writes Alistair Harkness

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Scene safe after bomb squad remove ‘grenade’ found in car boot

Scene safe after bomb squad remove ‘grenade’ found in car boot

SPECIALIST bomb disposal experts were called to North Gyle Terrace in Edinburgh this afternoon to investigate reports of a hand grenade in a car.

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Robert Carlyle, Ewan McGregor, Ewan Bremner and Johnny Lee Miller in T2 Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

Danny Boyle: Trainspotting sequel was case of ‘now or never’

A “now or never” summit was held in Edinburgh to decide if a sequel to Trainspotting should go ahead, Danny Boyle has revealed.

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An aerial view of Edinburgh's New Town. The famous 18th century development is the subject of a lecture on innovation. Picture: Rob McDougall/TSPL

Scotland’s history of innovation to be explored in lectures

The Queensferry Crossing and the 250th anniversary of Edinburgh’s New Town are among the subjects to be discussed at a series of public lectures on innovation.

Tech
Picture quiz: How well do you know Trainspotting?

Picture quiz: How well do you know Trainspotting?

WITH the hotly-anticipated sequel due out in just a matter of days, it’s time to re-familiarise yourself with the 1996 original - how well do you know Trainspotting?

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14th Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival will feature some of Scotland's top adrenalin-junkies.

Edinburgh Mountain Film Festival to showcase extreme sports

THERE are no prizes for a new climbing route, a first ski descent or for surfing a remote cold-water wave in Iceland.

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Edinburgh Castle remains the most popular tourist attraction in Scotland. Picture: Ian Georgeson/JP Resell

Number of North American tourists visiting Scotland up 14%

A sharp rise in the number of North American tourists heading to Scotland helped offset a drop in visitors from Europe last year, official figures reveal.

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FreeAgent, led by chief executive Ed Molyneux, is to offer its services to small business customers of RBS and NatWest. Picture: Contributed

FreeAgent inks accounting software tie-up with RBS

FreeAgent, the Edinburgh-based accounting software specialist, has fought off competition from more than 30 rivals to land a deal with Royal Bank of Scotland.

Tech
The facility was designed to offer the public the same level of care normally available to athletes. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh Clinic unwraps new rehabilitation facility

What is being billed as Scotland’s first integrated orthopaedic, sports medicine and injury rehabilitation clinic has been unveiled in Edinburgh.

Companies
The Entrepreneurial Spark awards recognised the achievements of Edinburgh's brightest start-ups. Picture: John Devlin

Edinburgh entrepreneurs share £24,000 to spark growth

A clutch of Edinburgh’s most promising start-ups have shared £24,000 in prize money to fuel further growth at their firms.

Companies
Esther Binnie joined Edinburgh-based Innis & Gunn seven years ago. Picture: Contributed

Brewer Innis & Gunn promotes Esther Binnie to finance chief

Craft beer firm Innis & Gunn has promoted Esther Binnie to its board as finance director as it targets a doubling of turnover within the next three years.

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The famous opening scene features Renton and Spud running down Princes Street after stealing goods from John Menzies. Picture: Film4.

Five Trainspotting locations which have changed beyond recognition

IRVINE Welsh’s Trainspotting with its mean streets, drug-ridden council estates, and dodgy toilets showed the world a gritty side of Scotland’s capital they had never seen before.

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Police are looking into Corrie Mckeague's membership of a swinger site as part of their investigation into his disappearance. Picture: Suffolk Police/PA Wire

Swingers website membership probed in search for RAF gunner

Missing airman Corrie Mckeague’s membership of a swingers website is part of a police inquiry into his disappearance, it has emerged.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
Citylets boss Thomas Ashdown said the firm expects rental growth in all major urban areas 'with the exception of Aberdeen'. Picture: Contributed

Lettings market tipped for return to growth this year

Residential rentals are forecast to rise this year in the wake of an “uncharacteristic” dip at the end of 2016.

Markets Economy
Tradespeople such as locksmiths are being muscled out of Google's search results, said Craig Sibbald. Picture: Rob McDougall

Offshore firms ‘lock out’ local traders from Google ads

The boss of an Edinburgh-based digital marketing agency has hit out at overseas companies that he claims are “distorting” online competition for local tradespeople.

Tech
MRC Technology is moving to Edinburgh BioQuarter from its current base at the city's Western General Hospital. Picture: Dan Phillips

New occupant for Edinburgh’s BioQuarter life sciences hub

A medical research charity is relocating to Edinburgh’s BioQuarter campus as part of a £7 million-plus investment programme.

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