Boy, 10, seriously hurt in motorbike hit-and-run in Edinburgh

August 20, 2017

Schoolboy left seriously injured after being mowed down by motorbike in hit-and-run horror outside Edinburgh police … year-old boy has been seriously injured after being knocked down by a motorbike in a hit-and-run incident in Edinburgh. Police said the child was struck as he used a pedestrian crossing near Drylaw Police Station on Ferry Road at about 18:35 on 

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Bid to ‘spread out’ Edinburgh festivals wins backing

August 20, 2017

Celtic Connections' Donald Shaw issues call for Fringe venues to put on more music Edinburgh World Heritage sparked controversy last month by saying the city needed to take action to avoid it “suffering the same fate” as Venice, which it described as a “hollow museum shell”. At the time, it said work needed to be done “to better

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Pictures

August 18, 2017

Video: Prince Charles and William knock back whisky at Edinburgh Tattoo The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Pictures. 17 August 2017. There was a royal audience for last night's performance of the Military Tattoo in Edinburgh. Actors rehearsing . The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo took place last night.

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Snake found on pineapple in shopping in Edinburgh

August 16, 2017

Snake found clinging to pineapple bought in Aldi A snake has been rescued after being found on a pineapple in a man's shopping in Edinburgh. The snake, from Costa Rica, which has yet to be identified, was found by the man once he got home to his house in Tryst Park. He had bought the pineapple from 

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Has Edinburgh lost its soul?

August 14, 2017

The best free shows at this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe August rolls around again and for every Edinburgh resident (including myself), that means that the world's biggest arts festival comes to stay for a month. Don't think that means that everybody likes it, however. For every citizen of Auld Reekie who

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Taxi drivers’ fears over rise in Edinburgh Uber applications

August 13, 2017

Taxi, interrupted: Commuters upbeat, but is it downhill for cabs? Cabbies in London have repeatedly protested, bringing traffic to a standstill, since the arrival of Uber. But while it can take drivers up to five years to pass the tests required for the London Knowledge, the Edinburgh equivalent can be done in a

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Hunt for ‘fake cab’ sex attacker in Edinburgh

August 12, 2017

Teenager suffers terrifying sex attack after accepting lift from bogus taxi driver in centre of Edinburgh “We encourage everyone visiting Edinburgh city centre, whether for the festival or at any other time of the year, to have fun and enjoy what the capital has to offer, but always think in advance about how you are going to get home and look after your

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe: highlights

August 12, 2017

Hot spot: Edinburgh “Taking a stand by taking a seat” is the slogan of this year's Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Formed in the aftermath of the second world war by artists excluded from the first Edinburgh International Festival, the Fringe has now been taking a stand for 70

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