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Review: The Proclaimers live in Croydon Special

Croydon - The iconic Scottish duo, comprising of twins Charlie and Craig Reid, performed a solid set at Fairfield Halls, the last major act to play the 54-year-old venue before a two-year refurbishment plan begins in July.

UK Comedy legend Ronnie Corbett dead at 85

The showbiz fraternity is in mourning today following the passing of one of the English speaking world's best-loved entertainers, a mainstay of British television and theatre for over 60 years.

Wojtek — The bear who joined the Polish Army Special

Edinburgh - He was in the army, he liked to smoke and drink and a fair bit of wrestling. He stood at over six feet tall in his bare feet and proudly gave the salute. Meet Wojtek the Soldier Bear.

Director Danny Boyle confirms Trainspotting 2

Nineteen years after they memorably burst on to the big screen, the main cast of this highly quotable cult classic are set to return for a much-anticipated sequel.

Edinburgh’s Fringe festival shuns controversy this year Special

Possibly the biggest news from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival – an August tradition since 1947 – is that there is no big news.

J.K. Rowling's Scottish haunt—The Elephant House coffee shop Special

Edinburgh - If, when visiting Edinburgh, Scotland, you feel like a warm drink and a bite to eat, wander over to the Old City and find The Elephant House, the eatery voted the best coffee shop in Edinburgh and where J.K. Rowling became inspired to write Harry Potter.

Three people jailed for wrapping bacon around mosque door handles

Edinburgh - Three people were given jail sentences after having defaced a Scottish mosque back in January 2013. According to sources, the group wrapped bacon around the door handles and threw some through the front doorway.

Was a murder caught on Google Street View? (Video)

Edinburgh - People have found some pretty weird things using Google's Street View, with everything from people making love to donkeys lying dead on the street. This time was more serious, however, as it looked like a grisly murder was taking place.

'Ginger Pride' rally in Edinburgh, Scotland made people see red

Edinburgh - As part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a parade was organized by Canadian comedian Shawn Hitchins to demonstrate against "gingerism," or prejudice against people with red hair.

Review: Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh - The largest arts festival in the world kicked off last Friday. Almost 3,000 shows from all around the world will perform this year over a span of 25 days.

UPDATE: UK Cardinal resigns following misconduct allegations

Edinburgh - The recently embattled Archbishop of Edinburgh, Cardinal Keith O'Brien, has announced he is resigning his position effective immediately.

WWII bear immortalised with Edinburgh statue

Private Wojtek was six foot tall and fought alongside his comrades in the Polish infantry during World War II. He liked to wrestle and enjoyed a beer.The difference was that Private Wojtek was a Syrian brown bear.

U.K. outbreak of Legionnaires Disease over, but may be more cases

Edinburgh - While officials of the National Health Services in Scotland declared the outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in Edinburgh that killed 3 to be over, more cases could still be found. There may be, they say, patients who've yet to come forward.

UK Shell petrol stations targeted by Greenpeace over Arctic plans

Greenpeace campaigners have been targeting Shell petrol stations in the United Kingdom, over the company's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic.

Scottish Legionnaire's outbreak gets worse

Edinburgh - One man has died and there are now 28 confirmed cases with a further 46 suspected cases of Legionnaire's disease in Edinburgh, Scotland's capital city.

Video: Edinburgh woman hits man with car, blames her 'hormones'

Edinburgh - Suzanne Gilchrist, 37, of Boswall Parkway, Edinburgh, who ran into 22-year-old Stuart Morris with her car and carried him on the bonnet, swerving dangerously as she hurried to escape a shop security guard has blamed the incident on "her hormones."

Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Scotland

Edinburgh - An outbreak of Legionnaire's disease has hit the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, with one death and at least 17 confirmed cases of the disease so far.

Edinburgh puts fleet of 20 ‘Doctor Who’ Police Boxes up for sale

Edinburgh - Lothian and Borders Police Force, based in Edinburgh, Scotland is putting its remaining 20 dark blue ‘Tardis’ police boxes up for sale.

Racist attack on 12-year-old strikes Edinburgh

Edinburgh - A gang of girls between the ages of 12 and 16 took turns to kick a young Asian girl in the head, reports Deadline News Agency.

Fetish festival flooded with protests

Edinburgh - The first Scottish Festival of Erotic Arts to be held across multiple venues in Edinburgh in June meets a flood of protesters claiming the event is "degrading".

Police support motorcycle awareness programme

Edinburgh - Lothian and borders police (Edinburgh based police force) are taking part in a motorcycle awareness programme, designed to promote road safety for motorbike drivers.

Two pandas arrive in Scotland ahead of life at Edinburgh Zoo

Edinburgh - Following a 12-hour flight from China's Sichuan province, two giant pandas have successfully arrived in Edinburgh, Scotland.

City of Edinburgh Council unveil emergency evacuation plan

Edinburgh - The City of Edinburgh Council has today published information on what to do if parts of the city needed to be evacuated in the event of a major incident.

Suzanne Pilley: Murder trial date set for ex-lover David Gilroy

Edinburgh - The ex-lover of bookkeeper Suzanne Pilley has been charged with her murder and will face trial next year despite the fact her body has never been found.

Elderly man freed from double deck bus after bridge crash

Edinburgh - Emergency services have had to free a 74-year old man from the top deck of a bus after it crashed into a bridge in Edinburgh.

Bringing farm life into the heart of the city — Gorgie City Farm Special

Edinburgh - As a city, Edinburgh has many attractions both old and new and many that are designed specifically to draw in the tourists. However, there are a few that are more well known to locals and this article is about one of them.

Op-Ed: A first for electric cars

With dwindling oil reserves, the world faces disaster in the next few decades, but a glimmer of hope could soon become an inferno if only companies and governments worldwide follow Britain’s lead.

Theresa Riggi jailed for 16 years for killing her three children

Edinburgh - A woman who killed her three children and then jumped from the balcony of their Edinburgh home last year has been sentenced to 16 years in jail at the High Court in Glasgow today.

Police investigate claims of sex trafficking in Edinburgh

Edinburgh - An Eastern European woman has told health workers in Edinburgh that she was brought to the UK and forced to work as a prostitute sparking an investigation into claims of sex trafficking in the city.

Police in Edinburgh try to quell gay connection fear in 3 deaths

Edinburgh - Police in Edinburgh are trying to quell fears that three recent deaths in the city are linked because the victims were all gay men.
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Members of the public and professional services take part in the search for missing 3-year-old Mikae...
Members of the public and professional services take part in the search for missing 3-year-old Mikaeel Kular in the Silver Knowes area of Edinburgh, Scotland, January 17, 2014
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Can t avoid deep  muddy puddles on this Edinburgh walk
Can't avoid deep, muddy puddles on this Edinburgh walk
Afghanistan Plot.  Remembering those who have died in 10 years of conflict in Afghanistan 2001-2011
Afghanistan Plot. Remembering those who have died in 10 years of conflict in Afghanistan 2001-2011
The vapour trail from two planes crossing the Edinburgh sky looks like the Scottish Saltire
The vapour trail from two planes crossing the Edinburgh sky looks like the Scottish Saltire
View from The Elephant House towards Edinburgh castle.
View from The Elephant House towards Edinburgh castle.
Afore the Bells - Hogmanay at The Queen s Hall - Mon 31 December 2012 - The Queen s Hall  Edinburgh
Afore the Bells - Hogmanay at The Queen's Hall - Mon 31 December 2012 - The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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Field of Remembrance
Garden of Remembrance paying tribute to all those who have died in all conflicts
Garden of Remembrance paying tribute to all those who have died in all conflicts
Menus at The Elephant House.
Menus at The Elephant House.
Castle again.  More convict spotting...
Castle again. More convict spotting...
Fireworks in Edinburgh Hogmanay  Scotland  January 1  2013.
Fireworks in Edinburgh Hogmanay, Scotland, January 1, 2013.
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Edinburgh - shadows and light. A gorgeous autumn day
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