College lecturers to hold Edinburgh protest over cuts

By Giulia Maccagli College lecturers from across Scotland will hold a protest later this afternoon to express their concern over 'Draconian cuts' to colleges. The demonstration will take place at 2:30pm outside the offices of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) in Edinburgh and will be supported by the Education Institute of Scotland - Further Education Lecturers’ Association (EIS-FELA). The EIS-FELA campaigns for equal pay across the further education sector and is aiming to highlight the … [Read More...]

Media Mondays – Mandy Rhodes – 18/11/2013

Described by Tony Blair’s former spin doctor, Alistair Campbell, as insightful and provocative, Mandy was praised by the Prime Minister David Cameron for being ahead of the game for her analysis of the financial crisis and the coalition at Westminster. Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, says her magazine, Holyrood, is “essential reading”. Mandy’s skill lies in her ability to never be predictable in her line of attack and Tony Blair’s arch spin doctor, Alistair Campbell, who … [Read More...]

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Public opinion in Edinburgh divided on Trump Petition

By Laurenci Dow Edinburgh locals show a clear divide in opinion on the petition to ban Donald Trump from the UK, while the petition continues to gain over half a million signatures. Petitions with more than 100,000 signatures will be considered for debate in parliament and the Petitions Committee is expected to discuss this one on the 5th of January 2016. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Labour home affairs spokesman Jack Dromey have both backed the petition to ban Trump from … [Read More...]




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RAC prediction for lower petrol prices confirmed

By Paloma Ferreira The RAC's prediction this week that the falling price of oil and supermarket competition for customers would lead to British drivers paying less than £1 a litre by Christmas has been confirmed. The RAC is a transport … [Read More...]

Residents in flooded village form a ‘human chain’ to rescue people trapped in the local shop

By Eleonora Theodoridou   Storm Desmond has claimed its third victim after a pensioner, 70, died in the hospital days after being hit by a sign. Last night's wave of destruction was a repeat of the weekend flooding brought on by Storm … [Read More...]

Hope for deal as Paris climate summit ends

By Frederik Gammelby Negotiators at the COP 21 Paris climate conference are finalising an agreement among the 196 participating countries, the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said. Last night, Mr Fabius called on the second all-night … [Read More...]

Edinburgh Colleges cuts might cause job losses

Course cuts at Edinburgh College could result in job losses due to courses being cut, merged or shrunk.  A spokesman from the Educational Institute of Scotland welcomed the college’s 'belated' recognition of the recruitment issue but added: 'There’s … [Read More...]

Obesity epidemic endangers women’s health in the UK

By: Yasmeen Fekri Obesity endangers health of mothers and Children in the UK with health officials recommending ways to tackle the issue. A report published today by England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies highlighted how much strain … [Read More...]

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Public opinion in Edinburgh divided on Trump Petition

By Laurenci Dow Edinburgh locals show a clear divide in opinion on the petition to ban Donald Trump from the UK, while the petition continues to gain over half a million signatures. Petitions with more than 100,000 signatures will be considered … [Read More...]

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Former Rangers footballer shot dead

By Ari Brynjolfsson Former Rangers footballer Arnold Peralta has been shot dead in his Honduran hometown. The 26-year-old defensive midfielder was killed in a drive-by shooting in the car park of the Uniplaza shopping mall in La Ceiba in the … [Read More...]

Saudi women to cast first ever vote

By Koldo Sandoval Women will vote on Saturday 12 December in Saudi Arabia for the first time in history. The municipal elections take place across Saudi Arabia where women are expected to vote for the first time. Many people are optimistic that … [Read More...]

Edinburgh scientists given multi-million pound physics funding

By Abbey Fleming A group of physicists at The University of Edinburgh has been awarded £3 million which will allow them to take the next steps in investigating the Higgs boson particle. It is hoped that the research will help to clarify three main … [Read More...]

Unusual Christmas Markets on Sunday

By Ari Brynjolfsson. Three 'quirky' Christmas markets will open this Sunday (13th December) in Edinburgh, according to events magazine Time Out. In addition to the regular festive market, Edinburgh Printmakers will have a Christmas Market at their … [Read More...]

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Public opinion in Edinburgh divided on Trump Petition

By Laurenci Dow Edinburgh locals show a clear divide in opinion on the petition to ban Donald Trump from the UK, while the petition continues to gain over half a million signatures. Petitions with more than 100,000 signatures will be considered … [Read More...]

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Former Rangers footballer shot dead

By Ari Brynjolfsson Former Rangers footballer Arnold Peralta has been shot dead in his Honduran hometown. The 26-year-old defensive midfielder was killed in a drive-by shooting in the car park of the Uniplaza shopping mall in La Ceiba in the … [Read More...]

Saudi women to cast first ever vote

By Koldo Sandoval Women will vote on Saturday 12 December in Saudi Arabia for the first time in history. The municipal elections take place across Saudi Arabia where women are expected to vote for the first time. Many people are optimistic that … [Read More...]

US authorities look for terrorist links after California mass slaying

By Yasmeen Fekri US authorities look for terrorist links after California mass slaying. Bomb equipment, weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found by police in a raid after Wednesday's shootout. Authorities have not yet found a motive … [Read More...]

Germany decided military intervention in Syria

Jasmin Seidl The German Parliament has approved the German army mission against the terrorist militia Islamic State (IS) by a large majority this morning. Up to 1,200 German soldiers will support the fight against IS … [Read More...]

How Pistorius’s verdict reflects on South African legal system and what lies ahead for his sentencing

Yesterday morning, Pistorius's culpable homicide conviction was replaced with murder, two legal experts give their opinion on the ruling and what lies ahead for his sentencing. The South African Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) ruled that Pistorius … [Read More...]

Azawad rebels supported by al-Qaida in northern Mali in 2012. Photo: Wikimedia commons

Islamic extremists hold 170 hostages in Malaise capital

Ari Brynjólfsson Gunmen have taken 170 hostages in a hotel in Mali. According to AFP sources, the gunmen are Islamic militants. Some 140 guests and 30 staff at the Radisson hotel in the centre of Mali’s capital city, Bamako, were taken … [Read More...]

More than 150 priests serve Iceland, three of them have said they would refuse to marry gay couples and face being defrocked if asked. Photo/DV.is

Icelandic priests defrocked if they refuse to marry gay couples

PRIESTS in Iceland face being defrocked if they refuse to marry gay couples. The new rule was passed this week in an annual church conference where priests vote democratically on spiritual and administrative issues. Many priests and former … [Read More...]

Gandhi’s grandson calls for end to punishment

Mahatma Gandhi's grandson has called on the world to abandon punishment at a lecture in Edinburgh. The non-violence activist spoke of the "passive violence" that plagues society, arguing that restorative justice rather than imprisonment was the … [Read More...]

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Guantanamo Bay’s Secret Facility: Penny Lane

 By Jordan HooksCIA agents hid in tiny cottages beneath Guantanamo Bay prison and used prisoners to help achieve one of America's top goals: infiltrating al-Qaida.In the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the CIA bartered with prisoners … [Read More...]

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Peralta

Former Rangers footballer shot dead

By Ari Brynjolfsson Former Rangers footballer Arnold Peralta has been shot dead in his Honduran hometown. The 26-year-old defensive midfielder was killed in a drive-by shooting in the car park of the Uniplaza shopping mall in La Ceiba in the … [Read More...]

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Hearts to stay at Tynecastle home

Hearts are to stay at Tynecastle Stadium, after the club revealed plans to increase its' capacity. Ann Budge, the owner of the Scottish Premiership club, announced plans to redevelop the Main Stand, which should expand the stadium's capacity to at … [Read More...]

Support for injured cricket player Phil Hughes

By Greg Barrie Cricket players past and present have sent messages of support to Phil Hughes following the Australian batsman's serious head injury during a match in Sydney today. Hughes is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck … [Read More...]

Police confident Scotland-England game will not bring disruption

By Greg Barrie Police Scotland insist that they will be able to prevent trouble ahead of Scotland’s friendly match against England tonight whilst causing minimum disruption to the public in Glasgow's city centre. More than 200 fans were … [Read More...]

Council denies sport centres closures

By Marion Guichaoua. Edinburgh city council today denied sport centers are facing closure in the face of tough budget cuts across the city. Reports yesterday quoted Edinburgh Leisure boss John Comisky as warning up to eight sports centres may … [Read More...]

Edinburgh Marathon promotes free workshops

By Carolina Morais Organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon today launched a series of free workshops ahead of the event which is expected to attract thousands of people next May. People in Edinburgh showed up at the Nuffield Health Fitness & … [Read More...]

Health fears over Edinburgh exercise Levels

by Vanessa Kennedy Less than a third of people in Edinburgh are doing the recommended half an hour of exercise a day, a new report has revealed. An Edinburgh City Council report surveyed up to 4,000 people to ask how many days in the past week … [Read More...]

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Wolves Launch Official Complaint About Racial Abuse

By Stuart Iversen Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club have made an official complaint to the FA and Walsall Football Club over racist abuse directed at their players. They assert that Carl Ikeme and George Elokobi were the subjects of racial … [Read More...]

Froch vs Groves Press Conference

By Stuart Iversen Carl Froch and George Groves have come face to face for the first time since their fight last year.  The meeting took place at a press conference earlier today, to promote their rematch at Wembley Stadium on May 31st. The … [Read More...]

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Westhuizen to leave Edinburgh

By Stuart Iversen Edinburgh Rugby has confirmed that lock Izak van der Westhuizen will return to South Africa at the end of the season. The 28-year-old signed at the start of the 2012/13 campaign from Free State Cheetahs.  However, his debut … [Read More...]

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CULTURE and ARTS

Unusual Christmas Markets on Sunday

By Ari Brynjolfsson. Three 'quirky' Christmas markets will open this Sunday (13th December) in Edinburgh, according to events magazine Time Out. In addition to the regular festive market, Edinburgh Printmakers will have a Christmas Market at their … [Read More...]

West Lothian welcome Small Business Saturday

West Lothian Council are encouraging residents to spend their money locally tomorrow as part of a campaign to support independent retailers. Small Business Saturday is a UK non-commercial campaign which aims to promote local businesses and encourage … [Read More...]

Adverse Weather Causes Cancellation of Botanic Lights Show

Paloma Ferreira The Edinburgh Botanic Lights Show was cancelled this week for safety reasons, due to the forecast wind gusts of over 40mph. Edinburgh’s second Botanic Garden Light show promised an event bigger and brighter than last … [Read More...]

Basque Country restaurant named the best in the world

A Spanish restaurant has been named the best in the world in an online poll. TripAdvisor users named Martin Berasategui's restaurant in the Basque Country as the world's best. The three Michelin star restaurant is located in the small town of … [Read More...]

Creative Scotland defends using National Lottery proceeds to fund arts

By Philip Askew Creative Scotland, the public body that subsides arts across the country, has defended the use of money raised through the National Lottery, calling it an "ideal" method of funding. The academic Robert Hewison recently slammed … [Read More...]

Edinburgh ranked as the second-best student city in UK

Edinburgh has been ranked as the UK's second-best student city this year despite the rising demand for cheaper student accommodation. The news was published by the new edition of QS ranking. With a relatively small population compared to many of … [Read More...]

Hunt continues for attacker in Edinburgh

By Adam Wilson Police are continuing to hunt for an attacker who sexually assaulted a young woman on Saturday morning. Between 6.45 and 7.10 am on Saturday a 19-year-old woman was walking home from a night out with friends in the Cowgate area … [Read More...]

National Lottery celebrates 20th anniversary

By Carolina Morais Scottish organisations funded by the National Lottery Council have applauded its "vital" and "valuable" work, as it celebrates it's 20th anniversary. The Edinburgh-based charity 'Dads Rock', which provides bonding time for … [Read More...]

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BrewDog Beer Launches 2014 #Mashtag

by Nicola Brown and Alex Watson In March 2013 BrewDog beer took to Twitter, inviting followers to create an entirely new beer simply by casting a vote each day. With voting polls open from 10am to 8pm over the course of a week, voters decided on the … [Read More...]

Historic Church to host Victorian Market

View of Tron Kirk from the Royal Mile   Photo: Kim Traynor By Jordan Hooks Tron Kirk, a historic church located on the Royal Mile, has become the new location for a Victorian-style market. Proposals to convert the A-listed church into a … [Read More...]

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Public opinion in Edinburgh divided on Trump Petition

By Laurenci Dow Edinburgh locals show a clear divide in opinion on the petition to ban Donald Trump from the UK, while the petition continues to gain over half a million signatures. Petitions with more than 100,000 signatures will be considered for debate in parliament and the Petitions Committee is expected to discuss this one on the 5th of January […]

A Farewell to Alex Salmond

By Charlotte Barbour Scottish Labour politicians have said Alex Salmond will be remembered for the negative impact he has had on Scotland during his time as First Minister. Claire Baker, a Scottish Labour MSP, described Mr Salmond as a “divisive” person and politician: “While people should recognise his achievement as First Minister, it is time […]

Vinyl Lovers

Record Store Day took place this weekend, and saw musicians, artists and the record-buying public come together to celebrate the unique scene. Set up in 2007 it was established to promote independent music shops by selling exclusive vinyl recordings to fans. Our reporter, Shiv Das, spoke to Avalanche Records, in Edinburgh, discussing how the weekend […]

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To mark the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, Shiv Das and Jamie Mckenzie spoke to Jabaal Hassan from the Iraq Association on the 10th anniversary of the Iraq War. The Iraqi Association is a non-profit organization based in the U.K that exists to enable Iraqis to settle and integrate in this country with […]

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Last week marked ten years since U.S and U.K troops led coalition forces into the second invasion of Iraq. It also marked ten years since the anti-war protests were at their height. A time when hundreds of thousands of people were united in opposition to the conflict, where daily rallies were happening across the country. […]

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“Staying up in the premier league is not as easy as people think”

Dunfermline face Dundee United tomorrow. Propping up the premiere league, every game counts. Jim Leishman, ex-player and director of football at Dunfermline, talks relegation, Rangers and a rough year. “With football you’ve got to get results. We’re bottom of the league. A lot of times its not just the manager’s fault. It would be totally […]

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Five Sisters Zoo appeals for donations for rescued bears

The West Lothian zoo is appealing for £60,000 to be raised for three former circus bears. Carmen, Suzi and Peggy are currently in a holding pen in Belgium where they have been held in cages barely bigger then themselves. For the last 20 years they have been transported around Europe as part of a circus […]

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Tian Tian the panda is in the mood for love

Tian Tian the panda, also known as Sweetie, may be ready to mate with Yang Guang as early as next week on Tuesday 3rd or Wednesday 4th April. Edinburgh Zoo and their team of experts have identified an increase in Tian Tian’s oestrogen and a decrease in her progesterone. Female pandas only ovulate once a […]

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What’s in the Queen’s handbag?

Although it may be a challenge to guess what is in any woman’s handbag, it is safe to assume we all carry the basic essentials; phone, purse and keys. But what if we didn’t need to carry money, there was no need for us to own a phone or even house keys? That is the […]

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Comment: George Watson’s College’s MUN Conference

If there’s one group we like to blame society’s problems on, it’s young people. These binge drinking hoody wearers are disaffected, uncaring and couldn’t spell “politics” if their entire Spelling Bee credibility depended on it, right? Wrong. While some of us continue to bury years of repressed memories of endless evenings spent crying over boys […]

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Plans In Motion to Help South Queensferry Businesses One Week After Bridge Closure

Jasper Farrell The City of Edinburgh Council along with Marketing Edinburgh have pledged to support local businesses in the South Queensferry area, which are among those worst affected by the sudden closure of the Forth Road Bridge a week ago today. The City has also promised to cease all major roadworks in the city and to […]

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RAC prediction for lower petrol prices confirmed

By Paloma Ferreira The RAC’s prediction this week that the falling price of oil and supermarket competition for customers would lead to British drivers paying less than £1 a litre by Christmas has been confirmed. The RAC is a transport organisation and a breakdown assistance service. UK supermarket brand, Morrisons, has cut the price of unleaded petrol […]

Residents in flooded village form a ‘human chain’ to rescue people trapped in the local shop

By Eleonora Theodoridou   Storm Desmond has claimed its third victim after a pensioner, 70, died in the hospital days after being hit by a sign. Last night’s wave of destruction was a repeat of the weekend flooding brought on by Storm Desmond, with record rainfall leaving a village in Kendal Cumbria was cut off from the […]

Hope for deal as Paris climate summit ends

By Frederik Gammelby Negotiators at the COP 21 Paris climate conference are finalising an agreement among the 196 participating countries, the French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said. Last night, Mr Fabius called on the second all-night round of negotiations and has postponed the presentation of the deal to Saturday. The outcome is expected to meet the key goal set out […]

Edinburgh Colleges cuts might cause job losses

Course cuts at Edinburgh College could result in job losses due to courses being cut, merged or shrunk.  A spokesman from the Educational Institute of Scotland welcomed the college’s ‘belated’ recognition of the recruitment issue but added: ‘There’s inevitably that the fear of axing courses means axing jobs.’ Leaders at the college branch of the […]

Obesity epidemic endangers women’s health in the UK

By: Yasmeen Fekri Obesity endangers health of mothers and Children in the UK with health officials recommending ways to tackle the issue. A report published today by England’s chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies highlighted how much strain obesity is placing on the NHS and on society, causing harm to the country’s productivity. In her annual medical report, she focuses on […]

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Public opinion in Edinburgh divided on Trump Petition

By Laurenci Dow Edinburgh locals show a clear divide in opinion on the petition to ban Donald Trump from the UK, while the petition continues to gain over half a million signatures. Petitions with more than 100,000 signatures will be considered for debate in parliament and the Petitions Committee is expected to discuss this one on the 5th of January […]

Peralta

Former Rangers footballer shot dead

By Ari Brynjolfsson Former Rangers footballer Arnold Peralta has been shot dead in his Honduran hometown. The 26-year-old defensive midfielder was killed in a drive-by shooting in the car park of the Uniplaza shopping mall in La Ceiba in the Central American nation while on holiday. No arrests have been made and police have ruled […]

Saudi women to cast first ever vote

By Koldo Sandoval Women will vote on Saturday 12 December in Saudi Arabia for the first time in history. The municipal elections take place across Saudi Arabia where women are expected to vote for the first time. Many people are optimistic that women’s voices will finally be heard in Saudi politics – even if only at a […]

Edinburgh scientists given multi-million pound physics funding

By Abbey Fleming A group of physicists at The University of Edinburgh has been awarded £3 million which will allow them to take the next steps in investigating the Higgs boson particle. It is hoped that the research will help to clarify three main areas of particle physics and help to answer some of the ‘outstanding […]

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