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Police officer burned by fireworks

An Edinburgh police officer has been treated for ‘serious burns’ after being attacked with a firework on November 5, Bonfire Night. Throughout the night as Edinburgh’s emergency services dealt with various incidents, witnesses on social media described areas of the city as comparable to a ‘war zone’.    Whilst many enjoyed the colourful festivities on […]

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Scottish National Party members announce support for calls to raise Scottish military recruitment age

Members of the Scottish National Party (SNP) have backed a new policy put forward by the party’s youth wing to raise the minimum military recruitment age for all combat roles to 18. The plans, which would only come into legislation in the eventuality of Scottish independence, would depart from current restrictions set by Westminster that […]

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Public investigation in search of male suspect responsible for an assault on Edinburgh woman

Police in Edinburgh have appealed for public assistance into a new city-wide investigation, after a 23-year-old woman was assaulted in a common stairwell last week. The attack, which occurred at approximately 3:00am on the morning of Sunday 1 October, took place on a common stairwell at Rankeillor Street, located just off the main road along […]

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Taxi for Uber? Private-hire transport firm under fire following Transport for London ruling

Taxi drivers across Edinburgh have led new calls for an inquest into the running of the US based private-hire transport company Uber in the Capital, following a decision by London’s public transport regulators to revoke the operators’ right to continue its enterprise in the city. The ruling, delivered by Transport for London on Friday September […]

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Edinburgh security measures increases after terror attacks

Security measures increased as Edinburgh responds to the UK terror threat. Safety procedures temporarily put in place across high-profile capital sites in the aftermath of the London Parsons Green bombing. Over the past weekend, visitors across many of Edinburgh’s top tourist sites have been greeted by new provisional security protocols put in place around the […]

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Gordon Brown warns of education risk for half of world’s children

Former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown warned that half of the world’s children will have access to little or no education within the next 15 years if no urgent action is taken by the global community. His claims are based on new information from a recent international study. Addressing the United Nations (UN) headquarters in […]