Gordon Brown: Scotland should not be given fully devolved tax powers

Gordon Brown today suggested that corporation tax should remain to be set at Westminster and for Scotland to raise 40% of its income as part of his calls for greater devolution of power. National Insurance would also be best decided at Westminster said Brown, who recommended that only limited powers of taxation be passed on to Holyrood in the event of a No vote. His proposals have been fiercely criticized by deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who has questioned why the former Prime … [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...]

4pm TV Bulletin

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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 went. Edinburgh is home to five independant record stores- 1.Avalanche, 5 Grassmarket, … [Read More...]




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New Research Shows Bacterial ‘Language’

By Fraser Ryan A study conducted by researchers at Edinburgh University has suggested bacteria may use a form of communication not dissimilar to human language. According to researchers, the method, which uses chemical signals instead of sound … [Read More...]

The general feeling towards the Edinburgh trams remains negative.

Tram Advertising Slammed By Public

by Alicia Simpson and Melissa Steel The Edinburgh Trams may be able to recoup part of the estimated £1 billion it has cost to get them up and running. Our reporters, Alicia Simpson and Melissa Steel, went to find out more.   The … [Read More...]

Doctors Support Margo MacDonald Assisted Suicide Bill

By Jordan Hooks A surgeon and a professor of neurology are among a group of doctors who have spoken out in support of legalising assisted suicide. Eleven medical experts back the bill proposed by independent MSP Margo MacDonald. The bill would … [Read More...]

Local Man to be Sentenced for Harrassment

By Hamza Jabir A man convicted of harassing a woman in Musselburgh will be sentenced next month at Haddington Crown Court. John Fraser followed the unnamed 55 year old along Musselburgh High Street and after noticing her pursuer tried to allow … [Read More...]

NHS Facing £5 Million Lawsuit

By Hamza and Fraser NHS Lothian are facing a damaging £5 million lawsuit after a patient came back to life despite being pronounced dead by doctors. Lorna Baillie,51, had collapsed in her Prestonpans home in February 2012 and was rushed to … [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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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...]

Hibernian Ladies Coach Dies

By Stuart Iversen Morgan Lynn, a coach at Hibernian Ladies football club, has died after falling from the roof of her fifth floor balcony hotel room in Spain.  The 25-year-old was on holiday in Benidorm with two female friends when the tragic … [Read More...]

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Team Paralympics GB win first Winter Olympics gold.

By Stuart Iversen Kelly Gallagher has won Britain’s very first gold in the Winter Paralympics.  She claimed victory in the impaired super-G in Sochi with the aid of her guide Charlotte Evans, in a time of one minute and 28.72 seconds. The … [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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New Consoles Launch Amid Poor Review Scores and Developer Pressure

By Alasdair Crews The successful launch of the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles has been overshadowed by poor game review scores. Both consoles launched in the U.S. earlier this month with both console producers, Microsoft and Sony, … [Read More...]

Dundee loses Capital of Culture Bid

By Hamza Jabir Dundee has lost its bid to be crowned UK Capital of Culture for 2017, losing out to Hull. The city's council had invested heavily in the bid and could have expected as much as £80 million worth of tourism income alone had it been … [Read More...]

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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 […]

Reflecting on Iraq

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 […]

Iraq War Protests- Ten Years On

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 […]

Wojtek the soldier bear knew many tricks as it was claimed he was tame. Picture by Imperial War Museum

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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New Olympic torch route illuminates games’ diverse history

The Olympic torch will start its 8.000 miles journey on May 19th and will visit every British nation and over 1.000 communities, as well as stunning landmarks like Stonehenge or Isle of Lewis in Scotland. It will need an average of 115 people each day to carry the torch to its final destination in the […]

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New Research Shows Bacterial ‘Language’

By Fraser Ryan A study conducted by researchers at Edinburgh University has suggested bacteria may use a form of communication not dissimilar to human language. According to researchers, the method, which uses chemical signals instead of sound and words, allows bacteria to flourish. Dr Sam Brown, a member of the university’s school of biological sciences, […]

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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 beer style, the flavours and even the packaging. […]

The general feeling towards the Edinburgh trams remains negative.

Tram Advertising Slammed By Public

by Alicia Simpson and Melissa Steel The Edinburgh Trams may be able to recoup part of the estimated £1 billion it has cost to get them up and running. Our reporters, Alicia Simpson and Melissa Steel, went to find out more.   The trams, currently being tested throughout the city, could have wrap-around advertising and […]

Doctors Support Margo MacDonald Assisted Suicide Bill

By Jordan Hooks A surgeon and a professor of neurology are among a group of doctors who have spoken out in support of legalising assisted suicide. Eleven medical experts back the bill proposed by independent MSP Margo MacDonald. The bill would compliment the palliative care that is currently offered in Scotland. One ear, nose and […]

Local Man to be Sentenced for Harrassment

By Hamza Jabir A man convicted of harassing a woman in Musselburgh will be sentenced next month at Haddington Crown Court. John Fraser followed the unnamed 55 year old along Musselburgh High Street and after noticing her pursuer tried to allow him to pass by stopping, however he also halted, forcing her to seek refuge […]

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Tennis star joins line of helpless Scottish onlookers

Wimbledon Champion Andy Murray has said he will not reveal his position on the Scottish Independence debate for fears of a backlash from opposition. Murray has never been far from the question of independence following a comment he made some 8 years ago during the football World Cup, claiming he would support anyone playing against […]

Pressure at The Arches - the venue which has now changed it license to over-21s only after 17 year old Regane's death on the premise.

17 year old in critical condition after another ‘Mortal Kombat’ incident

By Martha Shardalow Perhaps as proof that new club licensing laws are yet to solve the problem, last night a 16 year old boy was battling for his life in intensive care after taking what is understood to be the same lethal ecstasy tablet that killed 17 year old Regane Maccoll in Glasgow last month. […]

Gordon Brown: Scotland should not be given fully devolved tax powers

Gordon Brown today suggested that corporation tax should remain to be set at Westminster and for Scotland to raise 40% of its income as part of his calls for greater devolution of power. National Insurance would also be best decided at Westminster said Brown, who recommended that only limited powers of taxation be passed on […]

NHS Facing £5 Million Lawsuit

By Hamza and Fraser NHS Lothian are facing a damaging £5 million lawsuit after a patient came back to life despite being pronounced dead by doctors. Lorna Baillie,51, had collapsed in her Prestonpans home in February 2012 and was rushed to the Edinburgh royal Infirmary.  Three hours after arriving she was pronounced clinically dead by […]

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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 abuse at Banks Stadiums during the teams match on Saturday. A statement on the Wolves website […]

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