Woman arrested after leaving abusive note on ambulance during 999 call

A woman has been arrested after an abusive note was left on an ambulance demanding it be moved from the space where it had been parked.

RENOWNED: Haggis firm Macsween was established in the 1950s as a butchers shop in the south of Edinburgh

Four sacked after Macsween’s haggis factory blunder

FOUR workers employed by a world famous haggis firm have been sacked just days before Burns Night following a blunder on the factory floor.

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Concern: John McLellan

Revised plans for top of Leith Walk ‘puts Filmhouse move in doubt’

Hopes to relocate the Edinburgh’s much-loved Filmhouse have been “blown out of the water” by the release of revised proposals for Picardy Place, it has been claimed.

The number of patients forced to wait longer than the national four-hour target has been under-reported across all of Edinburghs emergency departments, it has been revealed. Picture: Getty

More hospitals under report waiting times

The number of patients forced to wait longer than the national four-hour target has been under-reported across all of Edinburgh’s emergency departments, it has been revealed.

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Neil Renilson spoke at the tram inquiry on Thursday.

Ex bus boss stuns tram inquiry with Holocaust’s Schindler comparison

The former boss of Lothian Buses stunned the tram inquiry after saying he adopted a strategy inspired by Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler to ease his concerns over the project.

Former Lothian Buses boss Neil Renilson was told he was no longer fit to give evidence at the inquiry.

Trams fiasco compared with Holocaust by ex-transport chief

The former boss of Lothian Buses has stunned the tram inquiry after saying he adopted a strategy inspired by Holocaust hero Oskar Schindler to ease his concerns over the project.


Tram Inquiry: Princes Street row was used to ‘bring city to its knees’

Edinburgh would have been “the laughing stock of Scotland, if not the world” had a dispute over the Princes Street tram works – in which workers downed tools for several months – not been resolved.

An Edinburgh Tram

Construction chief brands tram firm ‘utterly disgraceful’

The former head of a construction consortium tasked with building Edinburgh’s tram network has branded the firm which led its delivery as “lying, conniving and arrogant”.

PIC LISA FERGUSON  Tram inquiry heard evidence over working practices

Claim tram workers ‘took advantage’ of TIE team

A FORMER construction director from the Capital’s tram project has claimed the contractors tasked with diverting utilities on the project took advantage of inexperience within their team of TIE counterparts.

Edinburgh trams. Picture: Lesley Martin

Edinburgh tram inquiry: External legal input ‘was not necessary’

The decision not to get independent legal advice on the infrastructure contract for the Capital’s tram project was because it was “not necessary” and there being “insufficient time”, the tram inquiry has heard.

John Wren. Picture: contributed

Family thanks Hearts fans who saved supporter’s life

The wife of a football fan who collapsed at a Hearts match has said he would not be alive today were it not for the quick thinking of his fellow Jambos.

Big Country were among the acts appearing at EH6.

EH6 Festival organisers apologise after complaints

Organisers behind one of the Capital’s newest festivals have issued an apology after being met with a flurry of complaints about the running of their inaugural event.


Man dies after large scale disturbance outside Edinburgh pub

A MAJOR police inquiry is continuing after a man in his 40s died following a large disturbance outside an Edinburgh pub.

William Henderson, pictured, has been jailed for 16 months. Picture: Neil Hanna.

Mount Vernon cemetery worker jailed over burial fraud

The former superintendent of an Edinburgh cemetery has been jailed for 16 months after he pleaded guilty to forging burial deeds and misselling burial plots to grieving families.

Tram works on Princes Street in 2011. Picture; Greg Macvean

Tram Inquiry: Timing of Princes St delay ‘surprise to everybody’

A bitter dispute which resulted in tram works grinding to a halt on Princes Street was a “smack in the face” for all involved in the project, the ­inquiry has heard.

Picture; Jon Savage

Transport body ‘not given full picture’ on tram project

A FORMER Transport Scotland official has described how the agency faced a “continual struggle” to get information out of tram firm TIE on how the project was progressing.


Winemaker gives profits from bottles created in memory of parents to charity

SOME people might run a marathon or host a coffee morning to raise money for good causes.

Lothian Bus hits bridge at the Western General Hospital Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

Eight injured after bus hits bridge at Western General

Eight people were injured after a double-decker bus smashed into an overhead walkway at Edinburgh’s Western General Hospital.

Edinburgh trams inquiry heard official was barred from meetings over awkward questions. Picture: Jane Barlow

Edinburgh trams inquiry: ‘Awkward’ questions blocked by firm

A council official who asked “difficult or awkward” questions of senior staff running the city’s trams project was asked not to attend future meetings, the inquiry heard yesterday.

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