Our Pick of Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 – Of Wardrobes and Rings and Other Things

OF WARDROBES & RINGS AND OTHER THINGS: C.S. Lewis and JRR Tolkien: Their Last Encounter Now in the autumn of their lives, the two literary giants C.S. Lewis & JRR Tolkien come together at one of their favourite haunts, Oxford’s Eagle & Child pub for what turns out to be the very last time. This is a total feast for anyone who really wants More...

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By John Hislop On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Police recover 30 million images of child abuse

Police Scotland’s first national operation to tackle online child sexual abuse has resulted in the identification of more than 500 children, aged between 3 and 18 years, who were either victims or potential victims More...

By John Hislop On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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Five more arrests following Hampden disorder

Following a police operation carried out yesterday, officers made a further five arrests in connection with the alleged violence and disorder at the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden on Saturday 21 May 2016. Arrest More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, July 29th, 2016
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GLOW GOLD this September

Several buildings in Edinburgh including Edinburgh Castle and The National Galleries at The Mound will Glow Gold this autumn following a cancer-awareness campaign begun by a group of Edinburgh parents whose children More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Man being assessed under Mental Health act after Clermiston fire

A man is being assessed under the Mental Health Act after residents were evacuated from a block of flats in Durar Drive yesterday. Police detained a man shortly after the incident, and officers have revealed that More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Attempt made to set fire to speed camera in Borders

Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses after someone attempted to set fire to a fixed safety camera on the A68. The incident happened sometime between Friday July 22nd and Monday July 25th on More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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The future of George Street will be drawn up by next year

Following a year-long trial on George Street the council has now agreed to move forward with a new design. The trial ran from July 2014 to August 2015 meaning that two festival periods were encompassed in the test. The More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Hunt for three teenagers after Oxgangs attacks

Police are looking to trace three teenage males in connection with separate attacks in the Oxgangs area of the city on Monday night. The first of these incidents occurred at around 8:20pm when a 48-year-old pizza More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Victim of Waterloo Place attack is prison inmate

The victim of yesterday’s attack in Waterloo Place has been confirmed as Sean McGovern who is currently serving a 16 year sentence sentence at Castle Huntley Open Prison after being convicted in 2009 of firing More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 28th, 2016
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Five things you need to know today

Edinburgh is the first city in Scotland implementing a citywide 20mph network. The new limit aims to reduce the risk and severity of road collisions, encourage travel on foot and by bike and help make the city’s More...