Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Paolozzi sculpture forced to relocate over construction work

With its big foot and an outstretched hand, it is one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable and popular works of public art, created by the celebrated sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.

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Stranger Things pop-up bar coming to Edinburgh

Stranger Things pop-up bar coming to Edinburgh

The people behind a popular Game of Thrones inspired bar have announced plans to open a Stranger Things pop-up bar in Edinburgh.

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Police on Ferry Road, Edinburgh, Scotland. Picture: SWNS

Mum praises “brave” son after Drylaw motorbike hit-and-run

The mother of a ten-year-old boy left seriously injured after he was struck by a motorcyclist in Drylaw has praised her “wee trooper.”

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Sarah Glendinning is being treated for breast cancer at Edinburgh ECMC. Photograph: Lesley Martin

Edinburgh research to find which cancer patients need chemo

Leading charity Cancer Research UK and the Chief Scientist Office plan to invest a total of almost £3 million over the next five years in groundbreaking work at Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs) in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Sarah Glendinning is being treated for breast cancer at Edinburgh ECMC. Photograph: Lesley Martin

£3m boost for cancer centres in Edinburgh and Glasgow

Leading charity Cancer Research UK and the Chief Scientist Office plan to invest a total of almost £3 million over the next five years in groundbreaking work at Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs) in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Nicola Sturgeon wants Edinburgh Festival venues to be in the "vanguard" of paying the Living Wage to staff.

Nicola Sturgeon backs bid to ensure Edinburgh Festival staff are paid Living Wage

Nicola Sturgeon has backed a campaign to ensure workers in all Edinburgh Festival venues get a fair pay deal.

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The similarities between the two club badges has attracted comment online

Row over Edinburgh amateur club ‘copying’ badge of Gala Fairydean

It is an unlikely plagiarism row involving an historic Borders town, a quiet Edinburgh suburb, and a 14th century emblem depicting foxes eating plums.

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The firms will work with NHS Scotland on treatments for conditions including diabetes. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Six SMEs selected to collaborate with NHS Scotland

Six Scottish small and medium-sized businesses have won seven new contracts with NHS Scotland to help drive treatment and innovation in dermatology, diabetes and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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The SCDI said Scotland's interests 'must be promoted' in aviation policy. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Business leaders call for Scots focus in aviation plans

Business chiefs have said that the needs of the Scottish economy must be central to future strategy on aviation as the UK prepares for Brexit.

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Royal London chief executive Phil Loney. Picture: Contributed

Royal London raises fears over rush to access pensions

Life and pensions group Royal London has raised concerns that people reaching retirement are rushing into “income drawdown” products without taking financial advice.

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Appeal after lost urn found in Edinburgh taxi

Appeal after lost urn found in Edinburgh taxi

POLICE are appealing for help in tracing the owner of an urn discovered in the back of an Edinburgh taxi.

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Mark Giles, personnel manager of Waitrose Morningside, shaking hands with Luke Emerton, Community Support & Development at Bethany Christian Trust. Picture: Supplied

Waitrose donates £19,000 to homelessness charity Bethany

UPMARKET grocery store chain Waitrose awarded over £19,000 to Edinburgh-based homeless charity, Bethany Christian Trust, in an effort to prevent and tackle homelessness across Edinburgh and Scotland’s East Coast.

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The Greyfriars Bobby statue outside Greyfriars Kirk in Edinburgh.

Tour guides help bid to preserve Greyfriars Bobby statue

Tour guides have stepped in to help the campaign to save Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh from damage by warning tourists not to rub the beloved statue.

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Prince Charles and Prince William visit Edinburgh Tattoo

The Duke of Rothesay and Earl of Strathearn attended the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo for the first time last night.

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ZoneFox chief executive Jamie Graves. Picture: Contributed

New Edinburgh base for cyber-security firm ZoneFox

Cyber-security specialist ZoneFox has made a “milestone” move to new offices in Edinburgh, hot on the heels of a £3.6 million cash injection.

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Lettingweb managing director Steven Sibbald. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Property portal Lettingweb on path for record year

Lettingweb.com, Scotland’s biggest independent marketplace for rental properties, says it is on course for revenues to grow 30 per cent in the current financial year.

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The Scottish Parliament has been hit by a cyber attack. Picture: TSPL

Cyber attack on Scottish Parliament ‘could last many days’

A cyber-attack on IT systems at the Scottish Parliament remains ongoing and could last several days, officials have said.

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Andrew O'Hagan was delivering a keynote lecture at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Andrew O'Hagan: Britain 'smashed' by Brexit and Scotland under threat

The prospect of Brexit has “smashed” Britain and left Scotland under threat from a “belated Little England,” one of the nation’s leading writers has declared.
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Virgin Azuma 800101 arrives in Dunbar today on the first of a series of test runs north of the Border. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Virgin Trains Azuma crosses Border for first time

A brand new Virgin Azuma which will replace 40-year-old trains on the east coast main line made its debut visit to Scotland today.

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Picture: Contributed

EICC claims Scottish first with carbon-neutral event

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has claimed a first in Scotland after striking a deal to offset all the carbon generated during one of its events this week.

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