Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Nominations for new Scottish Labour deputy leader open next month

Nominations of the new deputy leader of the Scottish Labour party will open next month.

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Stag weekend prank sees man lead out Edinburgh City as mascot

Stag weekend prank sees man lead out Edinburgh City as mascot

FOR MOST young football fans, the opportunity to lead their heroes onto the pitch for a big match is a dream come true.

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The incident was reported to have taken place in Miller Street, Kirkcaldy. Picture: Google Maps

Two people arrested over attempted murder in Kirkcaldy

Two people have now been arrested over an alleged attempted murder in Fife.

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Police are attending the scene.

Police rush to incident in Kirkcaldy

Police in Fife are attending to an incident in Kirkcaldy.

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Scotmid staff were threated with what appeared to be a handgun. Picture: Police Scotland

Police arrest man over Scotmid armed robbery in Edinburgh

A man has been arrested and charged in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
RBS has faced criticism for closing scores of bank branches amid a migration to banking by smartphone. Picture: Stuart Cobley

RBS pushes button on chief digital officer role

In a sign of the changing times within banking, Royal Bank of Scotland had appointed a chief digital officer.

Tech
The formal opening of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) at Buckingham Palace (Picture: Getty)

Brian Wilson: Windrush scandal echoes Scots’ slave trade shame

Scotland’s slave trade shame echoes in the racist treatment of the Windrush migrants, writes Brian Wilson

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Ex of Scots women accused of having sex with US boy, ‘not shocked’

A Scottish woman is facing jail in the US after being accused of having sex with an underage boy for money.

Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians
From left, Patrick Renner, Suzanne Mitskchke, and Rogelio Arellano of MindMate, one of the many start-ups to have come through the EIE programme. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Scottish start-up survey finds growing confidence in tech sector

Growing a customer base, attracting investment and hiring talent are the biggest challenges for Scotland’s fledgling tech businesses, an industry survey has found.

Tech

FMQs: Sturgeon won't name SNP consultant who met Cambridge Analytica

Nicola Sturgeon has refused to name to the SNP consultant who met with the controversial political consultancy accused of harvesting the Facebook data of millions of users.

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Calum Forsyth and Robin Knox of Seed Haus. Picture: Chris Watt

PingGo secures five-figure investment from Seed Haus

A “media engagement platform” aimed at high growth companies has secured five-figure investment from Seed Haus, the Edinburgh-based pre-seed tech accelerator.

Tech
ScotRail have launched an investigation. Picture: Getty

ScotRail probe claims driver was asleep as train reached Edinburgh

ScotRail have revealed they are investigating claims that one of their drivers was asleep at the controls.

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Workers at BiFab marine engineering yards in Fife and Lewis had been facing the threat of redundancy after the company ran into financial difficulties. Picture: TSPL

Canadian firm takes over closure-threatened BiFab yards

A closure-threatened engineering firm has been taken over by a Canadian company in a move which is hoped will save hundreds of jobs.

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Finance secretary Derek Mackay hailed the impact of Scotland's growing data sector

Festival hailed for promoting ethical use of data

Championing the ethical use of data in the wake of the Facebook scandal was one of the successes of a major industry event in Scotland, organisers have said.

Tech
More than 820 improvement projects across Britain are planned over the two May holiday weekends. Picture: Network Rail

May Day weekend disruption for Scottish rail travellers

Scottish rail passengers face major disruption over the May Day holiday weekend including no direct trains between Glasgow and England.

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Air pollution levels a ‘medical emergency’ in Scots cities

Fresh criticism has been directed at the Scottish Government over a lack of urgency in driving down deadly air pollution in Scotland’s streets, with calls for the issue to treated as a “health emergency”.

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Buddhist priests at Yongquan Monastery, Drum Mountain, Fuzhou, China. At the time of Thomson's visit about 200 monks lived there. He was intrigued by their robes which he thought resembled the monastic garb of medieval Europe.

Pioneering Scots photographer John Thomson ‘forgotten’ in home city

The work of a pioneering Scottish photographer who is celebrated in the Far East has been “forgotten” in his home city, it has been claimed.

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A march in support of the UK's membership of the EU makes its way through Edinburgh

Brexit impact on devolution could ‘undermine’ faith in government

Public faith in government institutions could be underminded if Brexit has a negative impact on Scottish devolution, a think-tank has warned.

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Picture: John Devlin

ScotRail staff threaten strike action on Scottish Cup weekend

A union has threatened to consult members over striking on the weekend of the Scottish Cup final in a row over ScotRail CCTV-monitoring staff.

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The index looked at the number of vegan cafes and coffee shops each city offered. Picture: John Devlin

Edinburgh and Glasgow among top 50 hipster places to live in the world

Scotland’s two largest cities have been named in the top 50 “most hipster” places in the world.

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