9am Briefing: Firefighter rushed to hospital with spinal injury

A FIREFIGHTER was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by helicopter this morning after suffering spinal injuries during a major chemical incident.

Emergency services from the Capital were drafted in to contain a chemical leak following a fire in the greenkeeper's hut at Eyemouth Golf Club in the Borders.

Fire crews from Edinburgh, Northumberland and Duns rushed to the scene around 6am after the blaze broke out. It is not yet known what kind of chemicals are involved.

Appeal to find more on Tobin's 'missing year'

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POLICE investigating the past of serial killer Peter Tobin have appealed for information on what they regard as his "missing year".

Officers are hoping Lothians residents might be able to help piece together his movements in 1978, as they seek to find if Vicky Hamilton's killer is responsible for more deaths.

It follows a huge response to a BBC Crimewatch programme aired on Monday night featuring a woman who was one of his earliest victims telling her story.

City tops tourism poll

EDINBURGH and London topped a list of UK cities most visited by overnight-staying foreign residents in a new survey.

New figures from the VisitBritain organisation found that London receives just under 15 million overnight-stay visits from overseas residents a year, while Edinburgh has 1.3 million visits.

For visits purely for holiday purposes, London is again top with an annual average of 6.65 million overnight-stay visits, followed by Edinburgh with 771,000 and Glasgow with 312,000,