Most talked about Edinburgh Evening News stories

Dog mess name-and-shame works say councils

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — SOME of the first councils in Britain to name and shame dog owners that allow their pets to foul the pavement have told how the threat of embarrassment has halved the problem. Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council in South Wales launched a crackdown three years ago that raised on-the-spot fines to £180, deployed plain clothes wardens and posted the faces of persistent offenders on its website.

Cramond Inn row over and Margaret Thatcher letter

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — Customers of a historic city pub have hit out at steep price rises by the brewery which runs it, after a bizarre letter from the co-owner praising Margaret Thatcher. The Cramond Inn has been refuelling thisty patrons for more than 300 years and - until 2002 - was owned by the Proudfoot family for almost a century.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Cramond Inn row over 'London prices' as owner's letter to regulars praises Margaret Thatcher bit.ly/1nC57p5 pic.twitter.com/3EFBsiSi6u

Complaints against £270k transport chief Ian Craig

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — The man in charge of Edinburgh Trams - who pockets a £270,000 salary - has been blamed for a major rift at the heart of the Capital's public transport firm. Ian Craig, one of the highest paid public officials in Scotland, has been the subject of a grievance procedure following complaints by three fellow directors.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: £270k tram and bus boss Ian Craig investigated after complaints from senior directors: bit.ly/1nC3EPm pic.twitter.com/P55orIo7w1

Lower drink-drive limit before Christmas

edinburghnews.scotsman.com — A NEW lower drink-drive limit is set to be introduced in Scotland in time for Christmas. Motorists could be breaking the law if they have a single glass of wine or pint of beer before getting behind the wheel, with the blood alcohol limit dropping to 50mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @edinburghpaper: Lower drink-drive limit is set to be introduced in Scotland in time for Christmas bit.ly/1nBRHt3