By Peter Urpeth

Photo Above: Denise Christie © FBU Scotland on Twitter

Ahead of its march and rally to the Scottish Parliament tomorrow,  the Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has called for an end to cuts to the fire service, and for the Scottish Government to use its tax-raising powers to fund public services across Scotland.

Photo Above: Princes Street McDonalds © Ian Thomson on Geograph

By Aisling Press

McDonald’s on Princes Street will no longer be permitted to open around the clock. The city centre branch, which is popular with late-night revellers, will now remain open no later than 3am.

The move comes after the City of Edinburgh Council Licensing Sub-Committee withdrew their consent for the all-night opening hours.

By Silja Froelich

Photo Above: Ratko Mladić © UN Criminal Tribunal

Former Bosnian Serb commander, Ratko Mladic, known as the “Butcher of Bosnia” has been found guilty of genocide at the UN tribunal in The Hague.

The sentence comes as a result of Mladic’s perpetration of the worst atrocities of the 1990s Bosnian war.

Photo Above: Trinity Academy © Trinity Academy on Wikipedia

By Ian McNally

University students are not solely teaching classes at an Edinburgh high school, the Council has said today.

This is in response to reports that third-year Maths undergraduates from the University of Edinburgh are teaching the subject at Trinity Academy, after two teaching posts were not filled.

Photo Above: Pixar © Pava on Wikipedia

John Lasseter, head of animation at Pixar and Disney, will be taking a sabbatical following a wealth of allegations building around him.

The allegations, inclusive of Mr Lasseter giving out unwanted hugs and invading personal space, have led to his deliverance of a statement apologising for his actions.

Photo Above: Edinburgh Christmas Market © Silja Froehlich

By Silja Froelich

Edinburgh these days feels like strolling through Santa Claus’ winter wonderland. Blinking trees, gift ribbon decorated houses and sparkling light chains illuminate the town. Once again, Edinburgh’s Christmas market opens its doors, adding extra glow to Scotland’s capital.

More than 1.2 million passengers used Edinburgh Airport in October, making it the busiest October on record for the terminal.

Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, previously said: “It may have been Halloween in October but passengers weren’t scared to travel, with Edinburgh Airport recording another record month and the seventh consecutive month of more than one million people coming through the terminal.”