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Glasgow Warriors scrum-half Ali Price has extended his contract at the Scotstoun Stadium.
The Scotland international has signed a further two year deal with the Warriors, keeping him with the Rugby Union side until at least 2020.
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By Ian McNally and Philip Wegmann
An Edinburgh church was transformed into a football sanctuary yesterday, as it played host to the launch of a new book about the Homeless World Cup.
“Home Game” by Mel Young and Peter Barr was unveiled in Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge and featured a Q&A with the authors followed by a book sale and signing session.
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Users submitted their book-related questions to the First Minister using the hashtag #FMBookChat, who then spent an hour tweeting about her favourite books.
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Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale caused a massive stir in the press and generated mixed public opinion when she entered “I’m A Celebrity“. Since then she has failed to generate much interest at all.
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Celtic players earn eight times more than those playing for Hibernian and Hearts as the gulf widens in Scottish football.
The Global Sports Salaries Survey published by Sporting Intelligence revealed the huge financial gap separating Celtic – the upper echelon of Scottish football – and the rest of the division. Continue reading Financial gulf increases in Scottish football as wages are revealed
By Ian McNally
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A High Court judge today commended a teenager for securing and maintaining an apprenticeship following a conviction last year.
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Pantomime Season? Oh no it isn’t! Oh yes it is!
As the festive season approaches, we round-up what local families can expect from this season’s pantomime offerings.
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A public consultation on the bill to give an automatic pardon to gay men convicted of same-sex consensual sex crimes, has been launched in the Scottish Parliament.
By Lindsay Thomson
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The stage musical adaptation of the 2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy follows the fortunes of the idealistic Elle Woods (Lucie Jones) as she seeks to earn a law degree and the heart of her beloved Warner Huntington III (Liam Doyle). Continue reading Legally Blonde The Musical has beauty and brains
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Clarence House announced that next spring Prince Harry is to marry his current girlfriend Meghan Markle.
Harry is fifth in line to the throne but many news outlets, including The Express, have been speculating on whether Britain should recognise the occasion with a bank holiday.
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A fire alarm was accidentally activated at St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School in Edinburgh last night.
Fire fighters arrived at the scene shortly after 7pm and the building had to be evacuated for around 45 minutes.
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Edinburgh-based poet and activist Nadine Aisha published a film adaptation of her poem ‘Hopscotch’.
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Edinburgh Wolves Women’s team are preparing for a new season and say training during the winter months helps them get mentally ready for a tough season ahead.
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Next month, the government will trial a 26-30 railcard, labelled the ‘millennial’ railcard, but only 10,000 will be on the list.
A catch in the new system means that millions of millennials are going to lose out because of a catch in the system, with no cards set to be trialled in Edinburgh, or Scotland as a whole.
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39 books, writers, and publishers have been shortlisted by the literary society, which aims to celebrate and promote Scottish writing.
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Plans for the redevelopment of the Sick Kids Hospital site are being exhibited for public feedback.
The exhibitions are being held in St. Catherine’s Argyle Church by Holder Planning, who are acting as planning consultants on the project.
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Hibernian FCs head coach Kevin Milne has made the perfect start to his tenure at Ainslie Park, with midfielder Lisa Robertson stating that he’s had a “massive impact” since stepping in.
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Edinburgh Capitals host defending league champion Cardiff Devils tonight at Murrayfield in hope of ending a two-year losing streak.
The Capitals last win against the Devils was 725 days ago in a 4-3 home win and Capitals captain Mike D’Orazio believes “now is the ideal time” to win against an out of form Devils team.
by Peter Urpeth
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The UK’s largest union for writers has rejected moves to establish an independent tribunal with enforcement powers to arbitrate in cases of sexual harassment in the TV and film industry. Continue reading Writers’ union rejects independent tribunal call
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The Edinburgh Chihuahua Cafe will become Scotland’s newest addition to the animal cafe scene, opening on Frederick St. tomorrow.
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By December 2018 the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme will deliver the fastest journey time of 42 minutes between Glasgow and Edinburgh’s city centre’s.
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The old converted chocolate factory in the Broughton area seems an unlikely place for the vibrant heart of many creative, independent businesses, but never the less, there they are. With another open weekend, they open the doors to the talent that lies within.
By Peter Urpeth
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Chancellor Phillip Hammond produced a Budget with higher than expected spending and with a raft of new commitments, despite predictions for a slowing of economic growth over the next five years.