International News March 16th

Russia withdraws from Syria The first Russian warplanes left Syria yesterday a day after Russian president Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will be withdrawing from the conflict in Syria. Russia will however continue its air strikes. US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to visit Russia next week to discuss the situation in Syria, a nation that now faces its sixth year of civil war. Mr. Kerry said the UN-mediated peace talks in Geneva in addition to Russia’s withdrawal may be the best … [Read More...]

Andrew Burns – Edinburgh Council Leader

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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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In-form Spartans look forward to cup final

  by Iain Jones Edinburgh's Spartans FC will take on fellow Scottish Lowland Football League side East Kilbride FC in the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup final this Sunday in West Lothian. The winners will face SPFL League Two club Berwick … [Read More...]

International News March 16th

Russia withdraws from Syria The first Russian warplanes left Syria yesterday a day after Russian president Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will be withdrawing from the conflict in Syria. Russia will however continue its air strikes. US … [Read More...]

Local News March 16th

Edinburgh flat prices The introduction of the second-home tax next month are making investors and landlords snap up flats in Edinburgh. While new figures show an overall drop in flat prices across Scotland, prices in Edinburgh have skyrocketed over … [Read More...]

Scottish Adoption LGBT Information Night

Scottish Adoption agency hosts LGBT adoption information night. … [Read More...]

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23rd Edition of the Italian Film Festival

by Giulia Maccagli and Koldo Sandoval The 23rd edition of the Italian Film Festival comes at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh, this year. The Festival, running from the 4th until the 17th of March, has venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, and … [Read More...]

Record Visitor Numbers For Scottish Tourist Hotspots

Scotland has seen a 5.5% increase in visitor numbers in 2015, with Edinburgh Castle leading the surge of major attractions. The castle has overtaken the National Museum of Scotland as the country's leading tourist hub for the first time, with over … [Read More...]

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British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh

By Laurenci Dow & Paloma Ferreira The British Art Show 8 is a touring exhibition that provides a vital overview of the most exciting contemporary art. This year it tours the work of over 40 artists to four cities across the UK, Edinburgh being … [Read More...]

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Edinburgh voted world’s fourth most beautiful city

  By Anthie Parisi & Giulia Maccagli Edinburgh has been voted the fourth most beautiful city in the world, coming just behind the renown European cities of Paris, Florence, and Rome. The Scottish capital was ranked fourth in a Rough Guide … [Read More...]

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Edinburgh’s World Record Aviator dies aged 97

By Koldo Sandoval & Iain Jones One of Britain's greatest airmen and Leith native Eric 'Winkle' Brown has died aged 97 after a short illness. Captain Brown was the most decorated pilot in the Royal Navy Air Arm and held three world records … [Read More...]

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Sturgeon says Yes to Brexit-vote could trigger Scottish Independence Referendum

By Nicholas Mairs, Jasper Farrell & Frederik Gammelby First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that a Yes to June's Brexit vote could trigger a new Scottish independence referendum. Her statement comes Monday after one of the most politically … [Read More...]

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International News March 16th

Russia withdraws from Syria The first Russian warplanes left Syria yesterday a day after Russian president Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will be withdrawing from the conflict in Syria. Russia will however continue its air strikes. US … [Read More...]

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23rd Edition of the Italian Film Festival

by Giulia Maccagli and Koldo Sandoval The 23rd edition of the Italian Film Festival comes at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh, this year. The Festival, running from the 4th until the 17th of March, has venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, and … [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...]

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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...]

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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...]

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In-form Spartans look forward to cup final

  by Iain Jones Edinburgh's Spartans FC will take on fellow Scottish Lowland Football League side East Kilbride FC in the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup final this Sunday in West Lothian. The winners will face SPFL League Two club Berwick … [Read More...]

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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23rd Edition of the Italian Film Festival

by Giulia Maccagli and Koldo Sandoval The 23rd edition of the Italian Film Festival comes at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh, this year. The Festival, running from the 4th until the 17th of March, has venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, and … [Read More...]

Record Visitor Numbers For Scottish Tourist Hotspots

Scotland has seen a 5.5% increase in visitor numbers in 2015, with Edinburgh Castle leading the surge of major attractions. The castle has overtaken the National Museum of Scotland as the country's leading tourist hub for the first time, with over … [Read More...]

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Edinburgh voted world’s fourth most beautiful city

  By Anthie Parisi & Giulia Maccagli Edinburgh has been voted the fourth most beautiful city in the world, coming just behind the renown European cities of Paris, Florence, and Rome. The Scottish capital was ranked fourth in a Rough Guide … [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...]

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...]

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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 […]

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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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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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In-form Spartans look forward to cup final

  by Iain Jones Edinburgh’s Spartans FC will take on fellow Scottish Lowland Football League side East Kilbride FC in the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup final this Sunday in West Lothian. The winners will face SPFL League Two club Berwick Rangers in the East of Scotland Cup Final on Tuesday 12th April. Spartans are unbeaten in […]

International News March 16th

Russia withdraws from Syria The first Russian warplanes left Syria yesterday a day after Russian president Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will be withdrawing from the conflict in Syria. Russia will however continue its air strikes. US Secretary of State John Kerry is set to visit Russia next week to discuss the situation in Syria, […]

Budget 2016 and What it Means For Scottish Enterprise

George Osborne is set to unveil his proposals for this year’s budget later today, which could have huge impacts for several key Scottish industries. This afternoon’s speech is expected to announce an additional £4 billion in spending cuts, and will place an emphasis on “long term” investment within UK enterprise. However, Scotland’s Deputy First Minister […]

Local News March 16th

Edinburgh flat prices The introduction of the second-home tax next month are making investors and landlords snap up flats in Edinburgh. While new figures show an overall drop in flat prices across Scotland, prices in Edinburgh have skyrocketed over the last three months. Most congested city A8 through Corstorphine has been named most congested road […]

Scottish Adoption LGBT Information Night

Scottish Adoption agency hosts LGBT adoption information night.

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23rd Edition of the Italian Film Festival

by Giulia Maccagli and Koldo Sandoval The 23rd edition of the Italian Film Festival comes at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh, this year. The Festival, running from the 4th until the 17th of March, has venues in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, and Inverness. At the Festival, there is the best of the “cinema italiano”, currently on a […]

Record Visitor Numbers For Scottish Tourist Hotspots

Scotland has seen a 5.5% increase in visitor numbers in 2015, with Edinburgh Castle leading the surge of major attractions. The castle has overtaken the National Museum of Scotland as the country’s leading tourist hub for the first time, with over 1.5 million visitors, according to figures released by the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions […]

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British Art Show 8 in Edinburgh

By Laurenci Dow & Paloma Ferreira The British Art Show 8 is a touring exhibition that provides a vital overview of the most exciting contemporary art. This year it tours the work of over 40 artists to four cities across the UK, Edinburgh being one of the chosen UK cities. Three venues across Edinburgh will […]

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Edinburgh voted world’s fourth most beautiful city

  By Anthie Parisi & Giulia Maccagli Edinburgh has been voted the fourth most beautiful city in the world, coming just behind the renown European cities of Paris, Florence, and Rome. The Scottish capital was ranked fourth in a Rough Guide poll of its readers. The Rough Guide said of the city: “It’s famed for […]

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