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Major police incident in Edinburgh city centre

scotsman.com — EDINBURGH city centre has been brought to a halt following a major police incident. Around 50 police officers carrying riot shields and wearing balaclavas were deployed on Cockburn Street, in the city's historic Old Town, at around 10pm on Saturday evening. Crowds gathered as police helicopters circled the area for more than an hour.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @TheScotsman: It is understood the Edinburgh police incident is NOT firearm related. There were reports of a man on a roof: bit.ly/1uWiwWt

Oct 25, 2014

RT @TheScotsman: It is understood the Edinburgh police incident is NOT firearm related. There were reports of a man on a roof: bit.ly/1uWiwWt

Oct 25, 2014

Firearms not believed to be involved in tonight's ongoing incident in Edinburgh city centre, police say. Latest here scotsman.com/news/scotland/…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @p_mcpartlin: #Edinburgh city centre brought to a halt following major police incident: bit.ly/1uWiwWt

Oct 25, 2014

#Edinburgh city centre has been brought to a halt following a major police incident: bit.ly/1uWiwWt via @TheScotsman

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Jim Murphy front runner to replace Johann Lamont

scotsman.com — JIM Murphy emerged last night as the front runner in the hunt for a new leader of the Scottish Labour Party with the party seeking to end internal divisions and mount a credible challenge to the SNP. The race for leadership of Scottish Labour follows the resignation of Johann Lamont late on Friday.

Andrew Wilson: Let’s move on together

scotsman.com — THE public life of our small corner of the world continues to bubble and froth nicely. Truly fascinating and exciting times for those of us who have ached for new ways for so long. I sense that all things are possible. Older orders are giving way to newer ones.

Timothy Spall: “Turner was a star in his own right”

scotsman.com — GIFTED the role of a lifetime in regular partner Mike Leigh's new film, Alistair Harkness meets the actor bringing the celebrated artist to life in Mr Turner. Timothy Spall is running through his favourite Mike Leigh films, trying to pinpoint what it is that makes them so special.
Oct 25, 2014

"Mike Leigh is the Carlsberg lager of auteurs..." Timothy Spall on reaching the parts others can't: scotsman.com/what-s-on/film… via @TheScotsman