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Has the mystery of the cars in Edinburgh’s robot car park been solved?

THE mystery origins of eight vehicles which were found trapped inside a disused robotic car park in Edinburgh may have been solved after a former employee claimed the cars were placed in the lot by its owners to test the system.

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Oscars 2018: Shape of Water lands 13 nominations for Academy Awards

Guillermo del Toro’s monster romance “The Shape of Water” has landed a leading 13 nominations and Greta Gerwig has become just the fifth woman nominated for best director by the Academy Awards.

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Deputy First Minister John Swinney helped launch 'CodeClan'

Nick Freer: You don’t need to be a geek to succeed in coding

There’s an American HBO series called Silicon Valley where young coders write computer programme language or “code” in the hope of being the next tech start-up stars, smoke impressive amounts of cannabis and end up making millions of dollars through VC funding rounds, acquisitions and IPOs.

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Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will visit the University of Edinburgh, Picture: AFP/Getty

Bill Gates set for University of Edinburgh agriculture visit

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and the UK International Development Secretary are to visit Edinburgh University to discuss how agricultural research is helping communities worldwide.

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The retailer is consulting with staff over plans that will see a number of senior in-store posts slimmed down. Picture: Emma Mitchell

Sainsbury’s putting ‘thousands of jobs at risk’ with management plan

Sainsbury’s has announced a management shake up at its supermarkets putting thousands of jobs at risk

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Scott Mitchell, commercial director of RCSEd Commercial Enterprises, only gained his sight after pioneering surgery.

The Big Interview: Royal College of Surgeons’ commercial director Scott Mitchell

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is an august institution with a pivotal role in the development of surgical techniques we take for granted today, with notable names in its history including anaesthesia pioneer Sir James Young Simpson.

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Flick founders Nigel Eccles and Rob Jones

FanDuel duo reunite to launch Flick gaming video platform

An Edinburgh-based duo have teamed up once again to launch a new way for gamers to watch content with their friends.

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Forth Road Bridge. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Forth Road Bridge to get first paint job since 1964

The Forth Road Bridge is to have its first full paint job since it opened in 1964.

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Scott Mitchell is driving the commercial arm of a venture that has a much more complex remit than just maximising profits

The Big Interview: Royal College of Surgeons’ commercial director Scott Mitchell

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd) is an august institution with a pivotal role in the development of surgical techniques we take for granted today, with notable names in its history including anaesthesia pioneer Sir James Young Simpson.

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The Forth road Bridge is to be painted - and it'll take about ten years. Picture Lisa Ferguson.

Forth Road Bridge is to get first full paint job since it opened

THE Forth Road Bridge is to have its first full paint job since it opened in 1964.

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Many tasks are now being performed over the internet, so a functioning connection is important (Picture: PA)

Keith Brown: Superfast broadband for all Scots is coming

In an age of burgeoning technological advancements, digital connectivity is playing an increasingly influential role in Scotland’s economic success, writes Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Jobs and Fair Work.

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Fabio the robot gives a huge. Picture: Contributed

Margiotta shoppers say farewell to first robot worker

The first robot to work in retail in Scotland reduced one worker to tears when it was removed from a Margiotta branch.

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Airbnb is ruining neighbourhoods claim angry residents

Airbnb is ruining neighbourhoods claim angry residents

When Nick Cumming moved into his flat in Edinburgh’s Grassmarket area 16 years ago, he was delighted to find himself in the midst of a close-knit community.

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The broadcasters original package is being renamed Sky Entertainment. Picture: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Sky TV upgrade: how to get 80 extra channels for free

Sky TV customers are being offered upgrades that will give them 80 more channels for free.

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If you have to give up work to care for someone in need, make sure you apply for Carers Credit. Picture: Getty

Gareth Shaw: Get credit where it’s due for carers

The UK’s state pension is one of the most treasured benefits out there. It may not be enough to provide you with a comfortable retirement on its own, but it is an important foundation for your pension income, guaranteed to rise every year and not something you can lose in falling investment markets or see eaten up in high charges, as you could with a private pension.

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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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A green salad with spinach, quinoa, walnuts and dried cranberries (Picture: Getty)

Stephen Jardine: Veganism and Brexit show how divided we are

Vegans and the rest are further apart than Remainers and Brexiteers, says Stephen Jardine.

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The Ship Inn overlooks the River Forth. Picture: Contributed

Sale of iconic Fife pub offers chance to escape the rat race

One of Fife’s best known pubs, the Ship Inn in the historic shoreside village of Limekilns, has gone on the market.

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Nicola Sturgeon signalled the Scottish Government may act over short-term holiday lets

Leader comment: Holiday lets shouldn’t be hell for neighbours

The boom in short-term holiday lets in Scotland has had a significant impact on the economy.

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Dundee's 80 million waterfront museum has been in the planning for more than a decade.

V&A Dundee to open in September with ocean liners exhibition

A lavish celebration of the golden age of ocean travel will be unveiled at Dundee’s long-awaited V&A Museum of Design when it opens to the public in the autumn.
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