9am Briefing: Rickshaw passenger in hospital after fall

A PASSENGER who was injured after falling from a rickshaw in the Capital at the weekend remains seriously ill in hospital today.

The man, believed to be 20, tumbled from the pedal-powered vehicle in the early hours of Sunday morning after the accident on Lothian Road.

He struck his head on the road just outside the Sheraton Hotel and was rushed to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary before being transferred across town to the Western General's neurology ward.

City soldier killed in Afghanistan

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A SOLDIER from a city-based regiment has died in an explosion while on foot patrol in southern Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said.

The soldier, from 3rd Battalion The Rifles, was killed yesterday by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) in the Kajaki area of Helmand province. His family has been informed.

His death takes the British military death toll since operations began in Afghanistan in 2001 to 280.

Car smash teenager in hospital

A TEENAGER was still in serious condition in hospital today following a car smash at the weekend.

The 16-year-old was a passenger in the blue Rover 25 when it crashed into a wall on Greendykes Road, Edinburgh, near to the Wauchope House high rise at around 12:10pm on Saturday.

Firefighters used hydraulic cutting equipment to free the teen, who was rushed to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with "multiple" injuries including a head wound.

Jenny survives the vote

DOROTHY hopeful Jenny Douglas has survived the public vote in the BBC talent show Over the Rainbow.

The 18-year-old from South Queensferry was one of 11 finalists put through their paces during Saturday's live programme.

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Model Amy Diamond, 22, from Cheshire was the first contestant to be eliminated from Andrew Lloyd Webber's search to find a Dorothy for his new stage production of The Wizard Of Oz.

Couple's wedding film to arrive - 25 years late

A FILM of a couple's wedding will finally be delivered to its proper home in East Lothian after almost a quarter of a century.

Margaret Bonnar from Gloucestershire collected what she thought was an 8mm home video of her son from her local Boots in 1986, but instead ended up with footage of the large wedding.

She spent 24 years trying to reunite the film with the bride and groom before eventually posting it on the internet, where Jayne Cowan - the sister of the groom - recognised her family.

RBS hires Fred's ex-deputy

A FORMER deputy to Sir Fred Goodwin at the Royal Bank of Scotland has returned to a new job in the same group.

Gordon Pell left his post as deputy chief executive at RBS in March with a 580,000 pension agreed before the financial crisis when the government bailed out the firm using taxpayer's money.

The 60-year-old, who earned 932,000 last year, has now been made deputy chairman at Coutts, the private bank owned by RBS whose clients include the Royal Family.