9am Briefing: Boy, 15, charged with murder of young mother

A 15-YEAR-OLD boy has been charged with the murder of a young mum found dying in a town centre street.

Two other people, a 34-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman have been charged in connection with the death of Nattalie Muir in Whitburn in the early hours of Saturday.

Family and friends have paid tribute to the 21-year-old, who has a two-year-old daughter.

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• MORE ice, sleet and snow is expected to hit the Capital later this week, as forecasters warned residents to be prepared.

After a weekend which saw much of the ice and snow that had built-up on Edinburgh's streets start to disappear, the Met office warned that more bad weather was headed this way.

The worst of the weather is expected to hit Edinburgh on Wednesday night.

• A 27-YEAR-OLD man had to be cut free following a car crash in Bathgate.

The fire service was called at around 6.40am to the town's Starlaw Road, which lies near to the M8.

• TWO boutique hotels in the Capital have been bought over by an international property firm.

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The Howard on Great King Street and Channings in Stockbridge were acquired by Palm Holdings.

It is understood the 70 staff across the two facilities will be transferred to the new firm, which already runs the Old Waverley Hotel on Princes Street, and has various international interests.

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• A MAN who posed as Edinburgh West MP Mike Crockart in a radio interview has admitted he thought it was a joke and was surprised the BBC didn't spot his Mancunian accent.

Paul Leatherbarrow, 27, a construction worker from Middleton, Greater Manchester, said he had been called by the BBC on his mobile and asked if he could go on-air.

The father of two said: "I thought it was my mates playing a joke on me - they're always winding me up."