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April 25, 2014, 12:43 am BST

Robert Burns for Scottish independence in new play

Scotland’s modern-day national poet has transformed Robert Burns into an outspoken proponent of Scottish independence for a new theatre production.

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April 25, 2014, 12:43 am BST

Breeding Edinburgh Zoo pandas really matters

The birth of a cub would make a valuable contribution to the worldwide panda conservation effort, says Chris West

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April 24, 2014, 5:02 pm BST

Duddingston shooting case hears moment gun was fired

A TAXI driver has told a murder trial it was like something out of the movies when he heard three loud bangs in a leafy Edinburgh street.

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April 24, 2014, 7:03 am BST

Councils save £71m through procurement changes

SCOTLAND’S councils have improved the way they buy goods and services, but can make further savings through greater use of collaborative contracts and other innovative methods, a report has found.

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April 24, 2014, 12:42 am BST

National Museum of Scotland set for overhaul

Work is set to begin within months on a multi-million-pound overhaul of one of Scotland’s busiest visitor attractions – just three years after a previous revamp.

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April 23, 2014, 6:49 pm BST

Man, 61, charged over Edinburgh flat scare

A MAN has appeared in court charged under the Terrorism Act following the evacuation of an Edinburgh tower block last week.

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April 23, 2014, 6:49 pm BST

Artist’s limited edition of Extra Pale launched

Artist and playwright John Byrne is launching a limited edition beer for the brewery Barney’s Beers.

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April 23, 2014, 6:49 pm BST

Grangemouth row wipes 20% off petroleum exports

THE dispute at the Grangemouth petrochemical plant saw Scotland’s petroleum exports plummet by a fifth, official figures show.

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April 23, 2014, 1:11 am BST

Mother’s boyfriend charged with murder of Madison

THE family of two-year-old Madison Horn, who was found dead at her home at the weekend, paid tribute to their “beautiful little girl” last night.

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April 22, 2014, 8:59 pm BST

Seven deny Duddingston sub-machine gun murder

THE trial of seven men accused of shooting dead a 25-year-old man following a car chase in the Duddingston area of Edinburgh last year began at the High Court in Glasgow today.

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April 22, 2014, 8:59 pm BST

Edinburgh taxi driver admits raping teenage girl

A TAXI driver who took a schoolgirl to a flat in his cab before subjecting her to a sex attack was placed behind bars today after admitting assaulting and raping the teenager.

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April 22, 2014, 8:59 pm BST

Edinburgh Council receive Mortonhall ashes report

EDINBURGH Council has taken receipt of the long-awaited report into the disposal of the remains of babies without their parents’ knowledge at Mortonhall Crematorium.

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April 23, 2014, 1:02 pm BST

Families ‘not told about Mortonhall ashes’ report

PARENTS whose babies’ remains were disposed of without their knowledge are “stunned” that they were not informed that a report into the scandal was passed to Edinburgh City Council last week.

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April 22, 2014, 4:55 pm BST

Man dies after greenhouse car crash in Edinburgh

A MAN has died after his car left the road and crashed into a greenhouse in the south of Edinburgh.

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April 22, 2014, 4:55 pm BST

Picture shows Edinburgh Castle from 2000ft up

HERE’S a view of Edinburgh Castle you don’t normally see - an aerial vantage point from 2000ft above the earth.

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April 21, 2014, 3:05 pm BST

21-gun salutes to marks the Queen’s birthday

SCOTLAND marked the Queen’s 88th birthday today with two impressive midday 21-gun salutes.

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April 21, 2014, 9:30 pm BST

Midday 21-gun salutes mark Queen’s birthday

SCOTLAND marked the Queen’s 88th birthday today with two impressive midday 21-gun salutes.

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April 22, 2014, 9:38 am BST

Man charged with murder after death of girl, 2

A MAN has been charged with murder following the death of a two-year-old girl, police have said.

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April 21, 2014, 10:08 am BST

Kelpies landmark officially opened to the public

The public will today be able to access the Kelpies, Scotland’s newest cultural landmark.The 300-tonne, 98ft (30m) horse head sculptures were created by artist Andy Scott and sit in Helix Park, Falkirk, close to the M9 motorway.

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April 21, 2014, 10:08 am BST

Walking route pays tribute to naturalist John Muir

A new walking route stretching more than 100 miles across central Scotland will be officially opened today, celebrating the legacy of John Muir.

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