Farmers reassure public over bird flu fears

By Paul Hyland and Tom Crosby Farmers have joined health and veterinary institutions in downplaying the dangers of a bird flu outbreak in Scotland. The Scottish Government has urged farmers to be vigilant after the outbreak of bird flu in England. The newly discovered H5 strain of avian influenza was found in East Yorkshire earlier this week, joining a glut of international cases in The Netherlands, Germany and South Korea. Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has commented … [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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All the latest headlines at 4pm from Edinburgh Napier News. … [Read More...]

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 that he went. He lost the referendum, and during his time in politics we have seen fewer teachers in schools, huge cuts to the college sector … [Read More...]




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‘Beauty by Design’ – A collaboration between past and present

This weekend saw the opening of a new exhibition, 'Beauty by Design', at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. A collaboration between  designers, curators, and art historians, it aims to highlights parrallels between portrayals of fashion in … [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...]

Tram disruption to be discussed at council meeting

By Marion Guichaoua A motion will be discussed by the Council this week about the traffic issues created by the tram's installation and the new traffic lights in the city center. The council have said: “The council notes with concern that, six … [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...]

Farmers reassure public over bird flu fears

By Paul Hyland and Tom Crosby Farmers have joined health and veterinary institutions in downplaying the dangers of a bird flu outbreak in Scotland. The Scottish Government has urged farmers to be vigilant after the outbreak of bird flu in … [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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Senator remains in a critical condition

by Stephen Mahon An Irish senator who sustained serious head injuries at the weekend remains in a critical condition. Senator Jimmy Harte was found unconscious in South Dublin at around 4am on Saturday morning.  Gardai at Kevin Street have been … [Read More...]

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Reach $13 Billion Settlement

By Jordan Hooks   JPMorgan & Co. has reached a $13 billion settlement with the United States Department of Justice settling claims over the banks involvement with mortgage-backed securities during the U.S. housing crisis. This … [Read More...]

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Brazil to produce low cost vaccines for developing countries

Brazil' s top state funded research foundation is to start producing low cost combined rubella-measles vaccines for export to developing countries, particularly to Africa. A $1m partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is going to … [Read More...]

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a state-of-the nation address in Moscow, Russia (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

International Round Up

Russia admits Syrian Government is losing territorial control The situation in Syria is aggravating for the local Government. An official from the Russian Government has said for the first time that opposition forces might defeat Syrian … [Read More...]

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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...]

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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...]

Authors and Organiser Fiona Hyslop celebrating Book Week Scotland 2013
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Book Week Scotland Is Back

by Rachael Bell Book Week Scotland kicked off on Monday with over 100 events taking place in Edinburgh. The week will be hosted by Scottish Book Trust and is designed to encourage everyone in the community to take part. Mark Lambert, CEO of … [Read More...]

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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 […]

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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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“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 […]

George Watson's College hosted their annual MUN this weekend
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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 […]

Podcast: Final Harry Potter named best film at Empire Awards

The final film in the British fantasy film franchise took the top prize at the Empire Film Awards 2012 in London last night. Along with Best Film, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 scooped the award for Best Director, for David Yates. Accepting the award he commented, “It’s a real treat to get […]

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‘Beauty by Design’ – A collaboration between past and present

This weekend saw the opening of a new exhibition, ‘Beauty by Design’, at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. A collaboration between  designers, curators, and art historians, it aims to highlights parrallels between portrayals of fashion in Renaissance art and contemporary fashion trends. The works range from modern reenactments of famous portraits to lace dresses stylised […]

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 when she was approached by a man who knocked her to the ground and […]

Tram disruption to be discussed at council meeting

By Marion Guichaoua A motion will be discussed by the Council this week about the traffic issues created by the tram’s installation and the new traffic lights in the city center. The council have said: “The council notes with concern that, six months after the start of tram operations, the combination of traffic lights between […]

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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 dads and their children, is set to expand after the National Lottery awarded it last month with £287,096. A spokesperson from the organisation said: […]

Farmers reassure public over bird flu fears

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Local charity launches appeal for homeless children

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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 […]

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