Stamp Duty now a relic of the past

In days of yore solicitors would be seen trotting in and out of the Stamp Office in Picardy Place clutching title deeds and other documents which required payment of stamp duty. The process involved production of a validly executed deed and payment of the tax and a big red wax stamp would then be affixed. The difference was that the payment went to More...

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By John Hislop On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Drugs valued at £160k recovered in Leith

A 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged following the recovery of a large quantity diazepam tablets and cannabis with a street value of up to £160,000.  He will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today. This More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Witness appeal following East Lothian housebreakings

Police in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses following housebreaking incidents last weekend where a BMW car worth around £30,000 and a high-value Audi car were stolen. The BMW was recovered in the Edinburgh More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Five years imprisonment for fraudster

A man who obtained approximately £500,000 in a fraudulent investment scam has today been sentenced. Keith Cameron was sentenced to five years at the Sheriff Court in Edinburgh. The 54 year-old was responsible More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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1,000 days in care for Rascal the snake

A snake who has become the Scottish SPCA’s longest resident is looking for a home after 1000 days in care. Scotland’s animal welfare charity is hoping to find the right home for Rascal, a California kingsnake More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Concern for missing 41-year-old woman

Police are appealing for information to help trace a 41-year-old woman who has been reported missing from Edinburgh. Tracey Powrie was last seen in the North Bridge area at 6.45 pm on Monday evening. She is described More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Council to pass emergency motion this morning

The Edinburgh People’s Survey which is the biggest survey of its kind undertaken in the UK recently revealed that one of the top gripes among capital residents is dog poo on the pavements. It is one of the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Five things you need to know today

Breaking News – Council to meet this morning in emergency session Edinburgh International Science Festival Gastrofest FlyBe now on summer timetable Scotland’s National Airshow 2015 Canal Stories The More...

By John Hislop On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Witness appeal following indecent exposures in Cowgate

Police are appealing for witnesses following two indecent exposures in the Cowgate which happened around 10.15pm last night  near to the junction of Niddry Street, when the suspect approached a group of women More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015
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Ahoy there! What have you got on your head?

The lovely folk on the Royal Yacht Britannia sent us a couple of photos today to cheer you up even if the weather has turned cold again! It appears that someone thinks the Antony Gormley sculpture should become More...