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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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Police Scotland are investigating the election expenses of Jo Swinson, East Dunbartonshire MP and Deputy Leader of the Liberal Democrats.
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Public outcry has led to a potential legal backlash as Edinburgh Hogmanay Party organisers Underbelly call for 300 volunteers to help work the festive events.
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Edinburgh-based poet and activist Nadine Aisha published a film adaptation of her poem ‘Hopscotch’.
The award-winning filmmaker Roxana Vilk directed the film, which talks about street harassment against women-of-colour, for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.
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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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The Saltire Society will announce the winners for its Literary Awards at a special ceremony tomorrow, coinciding with St Andrew’s Day.
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.
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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.
By Ben Green
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Here’s a round up of today’s sports news from Scotland and across the world.
By Matt Farnham
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Auld Reekie Roller Girls will host their last event at Meadowbank this Sunday and they are leaving in style.
A national tournament involving teams from Livingston, York, and Durham will play out over an eight-hour bonanza of furious derby action.
By Ben Green
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Josh Taylor’s rapid rise to prominence on the boxing scene could herald a ‘Clash of the Tartans’ bout with Ricky Burns in the near future.
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By Ian McNally
A collection of comedians took to the stage in Edinburgh last night, with over £700 in proceeds going to two leading refugee charities.
Benefit in Aid of Refugee Community Kitchen and CRIBS International was held at The Stand Comedy Club on York Place.
By Peter Urpeth
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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.
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By Becca Inglis
The National Museum of Scotland announced a record number of annual visitors yesterday.
So far, two million people have crossed the museum’s threshold this year, the first time that this milestone has been reached in its 150 year history.
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By Matt Farnham
Scotland has made four changes to the starting line up before playing Australia in the last of this year’s Autumn Internationals at Murrayfield.
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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
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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.
By Indigo Stafford
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This October it was announced that levels of productivity in UK workplaces are continuing to fall.
A Glasgow based business guru says the UK’s poor productivity levels are due to our outdated “Victorian” attitude to work.
Creative Edinburgh will announce the winners for its annual awards at its 6th anniversary party this Friday.
The network of 3,500 creative and tech businesses is honouring exceptional professionals that have contributed positively to the city.
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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.
By Joel Jones-Lapsley
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Suicide rates have risen in Scotland for the first time in six years. Statistics from National Records of Scotland have shown that 728 people died in 2016 from suicide, 56 more than in 2015.
By Claire Galloway and Abdulrahman Hassan
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Scottish Labour has decided not to suspend former leader Kezia Dugdale, following her decision to join hit TV show I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.