Most talked about Edinburgh Evening News stories

Ian Rankin slams Edinburgh Airport security queues

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — IAN Rankin has branded Edinburgh Airport security "embarrassing" after he was caught in a lengthy queue. The Rebus author complained about the airport's "overrun" system after he found himself delayed at 7.30am yesterday. The airport is currently trialling a new £25m security hall alongside their existing one.
Nov 25, 2014

Angry passengers forced to wait in 'air lock' holding queue at Edinburgh Airport - @Beathhigh among them & not happy edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/transport…

French in line for East Coast rail franchise

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — THE East Coast rail franchise looks set to be handed to two companies owned by the French state-run railway. The competition to run train services between Edinburgh and London is expected to be won by Channel Tunnel operator Eurostar and sister firm Keolis, both controlled by France's national rail company SNCF, after shares in rival British bidders fell dramatically.
Nov 25, 2014

French tipped to win East Coast franchise edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/french-in… anyone left in the UK who can m̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶s̶a̶n̶d̶w̶i̶c̶h̶ run a railway?

Nov 25, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: East Coast Rail franchise set to be handed to French companies who operate the Channel Tunnel: bit.ly/1yaVC2w

Edinburgh People’s Theatre celebrate 50 years

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — NEXT month, EPT celebrate 50 years of panto at the Church Hill Theatre - Oh yes they do! And the company are rightly proud of reaching the milestone, having entertained generations during the festive season.

Ian McFadyen: Paedophiles need help, not exclusion

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — IF anyone should have no time and no sympathy for someone who harbours vile thoughts of abusing a child for sexual kicks, then it's me. My life was destroyed after being abused as a schoolboy by my teachers. I ended up taking drugs. My career, relationship and emotional state all disintegrated.

Edinburgh preparing for Paddington fever

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — He may be the bear from "deepest darkest Peru" but Edinburgh is pulling on its Wellington boots and its duffel coat in preparation for Paddington fever. Vintage storybooks, gift sets and miniature wellies are already flying off the shelves as the Friday release date of the star-studded film grows closer.
Nov 25, 2014

From deepest darkest Peru to a shop near you - Edinburgh prepares for Paddington fever: bit.ly/1tgq4D9

Stabbing victim Jie Yu ‘lucky to be alive’

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — A Chinese takeaway owner who was brutally stabbed two months ago has told of his disappointment in the police as he recovers from his horrific ordeal. Jie Yu, known to the local community as Jack, is still recovering from the attack in West Pilton Park on October 1.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Pilton stabbing victim Jie Yu admits he is 'lucky to be alive' - but disappointed by police: bit.ly/1uTCtS0 pic.twitter.com/NrGTF2L5X7

Ozturk: An amazing feeling at Hearts right now

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — Although he believes Hearts are destined to lose a league game at some point this season, Alim Ozturk is basking in satisfaction at their nine-point lead at the top of the Scottish Championship. He has played in Holland and Turkey, but never experienced the intensity he did on Saturday, when a raucous Tynecastle roared Hearts on to a colossal 2-0 win over Rangers.
Nov 25, 2014

"I think it was a red card for Boyd. That was a hard tackle." Alim Ozturk's view on Hearts' win over #Rangers: edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football… #HMFC

Hibs fans could be on club’s board by January

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — Two Hibs fans could be sitting on the Easter Road board within the next couple of months after the Capital club received more than 40 nominations for the non-executive posts.

Cash-strapped college pays twice for principals

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — CASH-STRAPPED Edinburgh College is paying six-figure salaries for two principals despite facing a £1.7 million financial black hole. Mandy Exley, who handed in her notice four weeks ago, will receive an estimated £70,000 from the college - six months' pay - for doing nothing on gardening leave.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Cash strapped @edinburghcoll paying six-figure salaries for two principals despite £1.7 million black hole: bit.ly/1AMTOzp

Tippy the terrapin found near recycling centre

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — A Terrapin has been found abandoned near a rubbish tip in the Edinburgh. The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information the terrapin was found after a woman walking her dog spotted the creature on a grass verge close to the recycling point on Old Dalkeith Road on Saturday.

Mo Farah announces return to Capital cross country

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — Mo Farah is to return to competitive cross country racing for the first time in four years when he competes in Edinburgh next year. The double Olympic, world and European track champion told Athletics Weekly he would start his preparation for defending his world 5000 and 10,000m titles by taking part in the Great Edinburgh Cross Country on January 10.
Nov 25, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Mo Farah announces first race of 2015 will be Great Edinburgh Cross Country event in January: bit.ly/1xRys1c pic.twitter.com/5IyinhfjI2

Experts warn bed bugs ‘endemic’ in the Capital

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — BED bugs are making a comeback in Scots cities - including Edinburgh. The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland warned that bed bugs were becoming "endemic" in the Capital. He said: "Bed bugs are an international problem often associated with travellers returning from holiday or business visits abroad.

Hearts’ Kevin McHattie out for six weeks

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — Hearts have lost left-back Kevin McHattie for six weeks with a torn medial ligament, with head coach Robbie Neilson pledging not to risk captain Danny Wilson until he is fully fit either. McHattie was injured by a tackle from Rangers striker Kenny Miller on Saturday and scans have confirmed a tear in his medial ligament.
Nov 25, 2014

Hearts injury update: Wilson may not face #Celtic, McHattie out for 6 weeks, El Hassnaoui & Buaben OK: edinburghnews.scotsman.com/sport/football… #HMFC #SPFL

Community paper facing probe over links to Labour

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — A COMMUNITY newspaper funded by taxpayers is facing a probe into claims it is little more than a campaign tool for the Labour Party. Economy chief Councillor Frank Ross and deputy communities leader Cllr Alex Lunn have called for an "immediate suspension" of council support for North Edinburgh News (NEN), alleging a "misappropriation" of funds.

Veteran ordered by council to remove Saltire flag

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — A PATRIOTIC army veteran has declared war on the council - over his right to fly the Saltire. Ex-soldier Richard Cowe, of Kingsknowe Place, Longstone, was left reeling after city chiefs ordered him to remove the flagpole he erected on the grass outside his council flat.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Decorated veteran ordered to remove his Saltire flag by the council - after noise complaints: bit.ly/1HD4DWz pic.twitter.com/jS1eV3XWWn

Danger fear over pedestrian delays in city centre

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — USAIN Bolt - the world's fastest man- can run it in little over nine seconds ... But plodding along a mere 100-metre stretch of Princes Street can now take the average shopper up to six minutes. Pedestrians face maddening delays at crossings - even when traffic is light - with cars and trams taking priority at city centre junctions.
Nov 24, 2014

Danger fear over pedestrian delays in city centre - Edinburgh Evening News: edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/danger-fe…

Nov 24, 2014

"Cars given priority over pedestrians" in Princes St. Edinburgh Evening News: edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/danger-fe…

Danger fears over pedestrian delays in city centre

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — USAIN Bolt - the world's fastest man- can run it in little over nine seconds ... But plodding along a mere 100-metre stretch of Princes Street can now take the average shopper up to six minutes. Pedestrians face maddening delays at crossings - even when traffic is light - with cars and trams taking priority at city centre junctions.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Danger fears after traffic light changes see pedestrians face delays that mean just 100 metres can take six minutes: bit.ly/1Fj8Ydq

Nov 24, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Danger fears after traffic light changes see pedestrians face delays that mean just 100 metres can take six minutes: bit.ly/1Fj8Ydq

City appeal launched to help war refugees

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — A FESTIVE campaign has been launched in the Capital to help families across the world who are on the run from war. The Mercy Corps and Edinburgh Disaster Response Committee appeal will highlight the plight of millions of families around the world who have fled their homes to escape conflict and violence.

Edinburgh tenants spend half their pay on rent

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — TENANTS in Edinburgh spend almost half of their take-home pay on rent. New figures reveal that the Capital is the second most expensive city, behind London, in the UK to rent. The average tenant spends up to 47 per cent of net income to keep a roof over their heads.
Nov 24, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Edinburgh is the second most expensive city in the UK for rent, with city tenants spending half their income on rent: bit.ly/1xT3JCf

Nov 24, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Edinburgh is the second most expensive city in the UK for rent, with city tenants spending half their income on rent: bit.ly/1xT3JCf