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Edinburgh: Capital of Scotland
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, it is located in Lothian on the Firth of Forth's southern shore.

Sturgeon: Health and economy are not opposing objectives [Video]

Sturgeon: Health and economy are not opposing objectives

Nicola Sturgeon has said that the health of the nation and the economy were not "opposing objectives" but were "two sides of the same coin". Scotland's first minister was responding to the latest..

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Nicola Sturgeon: Students not at fault for surging coronavirus cases [Video]

Nicola Sturgeon: Students not at fault for surging coronavirus cases

Nicola Sturgeon has insisted students are not to blame for a rise incoronavirus outbreaks, as she announced a record daily total of new Covid-19cases. Hundreds of students at universities across..

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High Court trials in Scotland set to begin with remote jury centres at cinema [Video]

High Court trials in Scotland set to begin with remote jury centres at cinema

The first trials using a cinema complex to host a jury will begin next week ina bid to address the court case backlog worsened by the coronavirus pandemic.Interview with Tim Barraclough, director of..

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Sturgeon announces record positive Covid test numbers [Video]

Sturgeon announces record positive Covid test numbers

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that a record total of 486 people tested positive for coronavirus in Scotland in the past 24 hours, Ms Sturgeon described the figures as "a real cause for..

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Brother of woman found dead on golf course in 2016 in fresh appeal for help [Video]

Brother of woman found dead on golf course in 2016 in fresh appeal for help

The brother of a woman found dead on a golf course months after she wentmissing has made an emotional appeal for information five years on from herdisappearance. Saima Ahmed, 36, was reported missing..

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Red Arrows over Edinburgh for delayed VJ Day display [Video]

Red Arrows over Edinburgh for delayed VJ Day display

The Red Arrows did a flypast of Edinburgh to mark VJ Day after the originalplan was called off due to bad weather.

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England and Scotland went separate ways on Covid-19. It may lead to a full divorce

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Westminster on collision course with Edinburgh and Cardiff over plans for repatriation of powers after Brexit

Proposals denounced as 'power grab' by Scottish National Party
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Coronavirus death toll written out in litter left on Edinburgh's Meadows

Locals say Meadow was turned into an open-air party
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Black Lives Matter protest leader demands meeting with UK prime minister

black lives matter protest leader demands meeting with uk prime minister
Hundreds of people joined Black Lives Matter protests across Britain on Saturday, marking the fourth weekend of anti-racism demonstrations in a row. Large rallies were underway in Glasgow, Birmingham,..
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Coronavirus: 'Fast and accurate' antibody test developed by Edinburgh researchers

Company claims machine can produce 36,000 test results a day with 99.8 per cent accuracy
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Coronavirus: Fined Lyme Bay divers from Edinburgh and Cornwall

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Coronavirus: Boy receives 120 letters after pen-pal plea

Harley Glen moved from Edinburgh to Harrogate during lockdown, and his mum feared he would be lonely.
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Alex Salmond cleared of attempted rape and series of sexual assaults

Former first minister of Scotland, Alex Salmond, has been cleared of attempted rape and a series of sexual assaults, including one with intent to rape, after a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.
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Coronavirus: Edinburgh residents sing Sunshine on Leith from their flats in NHS tribute

'We could hear the singing outside our flat and when we opened the window, it was so loud and so wonderful, it really made me feel emotional,' says restaurant owner and resident Aleksandra Murray
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'Call him Harry': Prince insists on informality as he starts last royal duties

Britain's Prince Harry started the last round of his royal duties on an informal note on Wednesday, making it clear the audience listening to his speech on sustainable travel in Edinburgh should simply..
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Just call me Harry, prince says as royal exit looms

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'Just call me Harry', prince tells conference

The Queen's grandson speaks at an event in Edinburgh weeks ahead of stepping down from royal duties
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Prince Harry in Edinburgh as countdown on his final royal duties begins

Britain's Prince Harry was in Edinburgh, Scotland, on Wednesday to take part in a conference about sustainable travel, one of his final engagements as a senior member of the royal family before..
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Haining makes debut for much-changed Scotland against Ireland

Edinburgh number eight Nick Haining will make his Scotland debut against Ireland in the Six Nations as Adam Hastings replaces Finn Russell at fly-half.
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Coronavirus: Pharmacies in Edinburgh sell out of face masks as patients tested for deadly illness

'People keep coming in, mainly Chinese students, asking for face masks but we have completely run out, across the whole city'
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Confusion grows over Edinburgh’s Hogmanay ‘social curfew’

confusion grows over edinburgh’s hogmanay ‘social curfew’
Police say they cannot enforce event organiser’s plans to limit access Security arrangements for the UK’s biggest new year street party are in disarray after police revealed they are not legally..
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The Scots girl adopted by singing cowboy Roy Rogers

How a girl from an Edinburgh children's home was adopted by a pair of Hollywood film stars.
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World's Big Sleep Out: Thousands support homelessness charities

Events in cities including London, Edinburgh and New York aim to raise £38m to help rough sleepers.
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European Challenge Cup: Edinburgh 31-20 Wasps

Edinburgh keep their European Challenge Cup campaign on track with a bonus-point win over Wasps at Murrayfield.
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Former First Minister Alex Salmond appears in court to deny multiple sexual assault charges

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Encyclopedia Britannica: All the world at your fingertips

Two hundred and fifty years ago, in Edinburgh, Scotland, a printer, an engraver, and an editor teamed up to produce the first Encyclopedia Britannica, which contained scholarly essays and short..
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A trip to a popular tourist attraction led this woman to discover she has breast cancer

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Thousands march for second Scottish independence vote

thousands march for second scottish independence vote
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Angered by Brexit, thousands rally in Edinburgh for Scottish independence

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Dust that forms stars and planets recreated in university lab

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The dust that forms the stars and planets of our galaxy has been recreated in a laboratory. Professor Martin McCoustra and a team of scientists from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh have spent the..
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Hickey nets late Edinburgh derby winner for Hearts

Seventeen-year-old Aaron Hickey's deflected late strike earns Hearts a dramatic Edinburgh derby win, and eased the pressure on manager Craig Levein.
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JK Rowling donates £15.3m to Edinburgh MS research centre

The gift will create new facilities at the clinic which is named after the author's mother.
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PM’s suspension of Parliament unlawful, Scottish court rules

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Paradise Lost? Edinburgh on edge as Brexit divides festival audiences

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Pet Owners Warned To Keep Animals Away From British Waterways Containing Toxic Algae

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Court hears fresh challenge to Johnson's no-deal Brexit

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Boris Johnson: Majority of Scots back independence in shock poll days after PM's Scotland trip

Protesters booed and jeered the new PM last week when he met Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh
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City reacts as RBS serves up £1.7bn boost for shareholders

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UK PM Johnson booed by some people as he meets Scotland's Sturgeon

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was booed by some members of the public as he arrived to meet Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon in Edinburgh on Monday.
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Climate change: How hot cities could be in 2050

Edinburgh will feel like Paris and Leeds could be as warm as Melbourne, according to a study.
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Cannonballs, skulls and jewellery: Archaeologists discover 'Bronze Age relics' in Edinburgh city centre, delaying Richard Branson's new hotel

'This has been one of the most significant urban excavations ever undertaken in Scotland'
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'Edinburgh rebuilt a broken club' - Orient captain pays tribute to 'truly great man'

'edinburgh rebuilt a broken club' - orient captain pays tribute to 'truly great man'
Leyton Orient captain Jobi McAnuff pays tribute to late boss Justin Edinburgh and says the club will continue to build on his legacy.
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Scotland warns Ireland 'unwise to pick a fight' as two countries clash over fishing rights

Edinburgh tells Dublin it will take 'enforcement action' if vessels keep entering claimed British waters around islet of Rockall
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Chess piece missing for 200 years found in drawer

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The medieval chess piece - expected to fetch £1m at auction - had been in an Edinburgh family's possession for 55 years.
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