9am Briefing: Bomb alert delays city flights

PASSENGERS due to fly from Edinburgh to Madrid last night had to be put up in hotels after their flight was delayed by a bomb alert.

The security scare was triggered when staff on the Easyjet plane found a note on board after it landed at Edinburgh from Spain shortly after 7pm yesterday.

Police and bomb disposal experts were called to the aircraft.

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And passengers waiting to board were held in the terminal while a full search took place.

Snow set to continue

SNOW showers and freezing temperatures are set to continue in Edinburgh and the Lothians over the next few days, with forecasters warning there is no sign of the ice on the region's roads beginning to melt.

Temperatures will continue to remain below freezing during the day, plummeting to between minus 5 and minus 10 degrees Celsius overnight.

Forecasters at the Met Office expect more snow showers in the area within the next few days, particularly in East Lothian and warned that heavy snow fall is possible.

Busy day for firefighters

FIRE crews in Edinburgh had a busy day yesterday, tackling a number of blazes.

An ambulance was called to treat two female casualties - one of them elderly - after a fire broke out on in a flat on Longstone Street.

Meanwhile a bundle of clothes that caught fire when left too close to a gas heater left two women in need of medical attention in Pilton.

And in Kirknewton, discarded gas cylinders in a disused house caused problems for crews.

Legal action over collapsed Flyglobespan

THE administrators of collapsed travel firm Flyglobespan are taking legal action against the company that dealt with its online ticket sales.

An estimated 3,400 holidaymakers were left stranded in Spain, Portugal, Cyprus and Egypt when Flyglobespan went into administration last month.

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) were appointed as administrators on 16 December.

It is understood the legal application requests E-Clear is put into administration unless it can prove it has an estimated 35 million reportedly owed to the collapsed travel firm.