'Limbs in the Loch' killer in court battle over prison laptop

A notorious murder is challenging prison authorities in court after they refused to buy him a laptop.

Esme Macfarlane, Lewis Macfarlane and Cameron Macfarlane dressed as their heroes with driver Michael Rigg

Children dressed as superheroes to ride Lothian buses for free

Kids will get the chance to zoom around Edinburgh for free this weekend - if they dress up as their favourite superheroes.
Flying Officer Scott Bagshaw gives the Red Arrow Hawk wing a wipe (PIC: Greg Macvean)

Red Arrow jet goes on show exclusively at capital museum

A Red Arrows Hawk jet donated to an Edinburgh museum will be the only one of its kind on show in the UK.
The Harry Potter-themed Department of Mysteries is the latest escape room to open in Edinburgh (Photo: Contributed)

The best escape rooms to try in Edinburgh

There is now a great choice of escape rooms in Edinburgh with fiendish challenges to pit your wits against, writes Stephanie Abbot

Edinburgh has a fine choice of beer gardens for when summer does arrive

10 of the best Edinburgh beer gardens you might not know about

The sun has made a few rare appearances in Edinburgh recently and the natural response of locals and tourists alike is to find the perfect spot for soaking up the rays while sipping on a cold beverage or two, writes Stephanie Abbot
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Scientists say some genes could be linked to cancer.

Study pinpoints genes that may trigger depression

Nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression have been discovered by scientists.

Frankel attributes his tenacity to the formidable challenges he faced working on early voice-recognition systems. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The Big Interview: Joe Frankel, founder of Vegware

I think we’re on the edge of a revolution,” says Joe Frankel, mulling over the food service disposable packaging market.

Calum Forsyth (left) and Robin Knox of Seed Haus. Picture: Contributed

Seed Haus tech accelerator welcomes second cohort

Pre-seed tech accelerator Seed Haus has completed investments in three start-ups that will join the Edinburgh incubator as part of its second cohort.

Melissa Singh pictured with club President Stevie Douglas and

Historic appointment for rugby club

An Edinburgh rugby club founded in 1919 says it is looking to boost the gender diversity of its ranks after strengthening its leadership team with the hiring of two women, including its first female board member.

Headhunting exec firm notches up further double-digit growth

Headhunting exec firm notches up further double-digit growth

Carlyle, the Edinburgh-based headhunter, has posted its sixth consecutive year of double-digit revenue growth.

David Durlacher says that making Edinburgh a northern HQ for Julius Baer looks counter-intuitive, but demonstrates his belief in Scotland. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

The Big Interview: David Durlacher, CEO of Julius Baer

David Durlacher knew, when he took biology at university, that while it would not form the foundation of his career, he wanted to study something he really enjoyed, “that intellectually I found curious, I found fulfilling”.

Justina Kirkwood says the courier is lying

Woman blames botched delivery after passport left in street

A DISTRAUGHT mother-of-three has told how her passport was abandoned in the street and other personal documents went missing after a botched delivery.

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Heavyweights get on board at Commsworld

Heavyweights get on board at Commsworld

Commsworld, the telecoms and broadband provider, has beefed up its board with two business heavyweights as it gears up for further expansion.


Christine Jardine: My shock at Islamophobia wrapped in Union flag

On Friday we held the first of what we plan to be regular advice surgeries at Blackhall Mosque. I was there with local MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton and Councillor Hal Osler.

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The ideas of economist Adam Smith, whose statue is given pride of place on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, helped shape the modern world (Picture: Phil Wilkinson)

Donald Anderson: A new Golden Age for Edinburgh must include everyone

The capital has never had it so good but there is a chance to make life better for everyone, says Donald Anderson.

LendingCrowd CEO Stuart Lunn, right, with head of origination Adrian Innes. Picture: Stewart Attwood

P2P lender LendingCrowd raises £2m amid plans to increase investors

Edinburgh-based peer-to-peer (P2P) lender LendingCrowd has secured an external funding round of £2 million as it targets a “game-changing” 2018, looking to significantly boost investor numbers.

Fettes College is one of the most expensive private schools in Scotland. Picture: TSPL

Top Edinburgh school removes ex-head’s portrait amid sex abuse inquiry

A leading private school has removed a portrait of one its former headmasters from its Great Hall, ahead of a major inquiry into historical sexual abuse examines claims against him.


Flats fill ‘gap site in the sky’ on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile

It is likely to be the last new-build project on Scotland’s most historic street in a city where every square foot of land is at a premium.

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The Bump Mat is almost double the thickness of a standard yoga mat.

Bump Mat’s the way to do it for pregnant yoga fans

An Edinburgh-based entrepreneur who has helped bring to market a yoga mat suitable for pregnant women and those with knee problems aims to sell it on the high street by the end of this year and begin exporting.

The fintech revolution may disrupt jobs but opportunities lie ahead.

Emma Newlands: Using data to drive concepts with social purpose

It is set to start at midday today, an “intensive” 24-hour competition with the theme of “financial services for good” and focusing on how financial data can be used to help address some of the biggest challenges facing society today.

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