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Edinburgh Tower Block Evacuated As 'Suspicious Items' Discovered

Edinburgh Tower Block Evacuated As 'Suspicious Items' Discovered

An Edinburgh tower block has been evacuated as bomb disposal crews investigate the discovery of "suspicious items''.

Tanning salon goes up in flames

Tanning salon goes up in flames

It is thought the blaze at Tan Express on the high street in Cowdenbeath was caused by an electrical fault in a sunbed.

Kelpies lit up for launch event

Kelpies lit up for launch event

A massive new art installation overlooking the M9 near Falkirk have been lit up as part of a pyrotechnic launch event.

Cyclist injured in hit-and-run

Cyclist injured in hit-and-run

The woman was on Edinburgh's Liberton Gardens when she was involved in an accident with a blue/silver car.

Man dies in Leith flat fire

Man dies in Leith flat fire

Crews were called to the blaze at a property on Gordon Court at 12:21 on Thursday.

Edinburgh Zoo meerkats move into new home

Edinburgh Zoo meerkats move into new home

The animals have been moved into an enclosure fitted with heated caves, underground tunnels and a sand area for digging.

Bill Walker conviction appeal refused

Bill Walker conviction appeal refused

The former MSP says he is "disappointed" judges have rejected his appeal against his domestic abuse conviction.

Funeral to be held for wall collapse pupil

Funeral to be held for wall collapse pupil

Keane Wallis-Bennett, 12, died at Liberton High School in Edinburgh on 1 April when a wall collapsed on her.

LISTEN: Hearts 'safe from liquidation'

LISTEN: Hearts 'safe from liquidation'

Foundation of Hearts chairman Ian Murray speaks to Forth News about today's announcement.

Police investigate suspicious fire

Police investigate suspicious fire

A six storey tenement in Edinburgh was evacuated after what is thought to be a deliberate fire started in the stairwell.

Study examines couples closeness

Study examines couples closeness

Researchers say closeness between couples is reflected in the distance separating them when they sleep.

Giant panda artificially inseminated

Giant panda artificially inseminated

Tian Tian has undergone artificial insemination after failing to mate naturally with Yang Guang again this year.

Listen: Scottish beaches awash with praise

Listen: Scottish beaches awash with praise

For the first time, every beach in Scotland has passed water quality tests - thanks to last year's dry summer.

Police link sex attacks

Police link sex attacks

Two women were attacked in Leith during the early hours of Monday morning.

Police confirm body as missing man

Police confirm body as missing man

A body found in Falkirk on Monday was David Paterson who had been missing from his home for a week.

Lab grown blood cells ready for patient tests

Lab grown blood cells ready for patient tests

Scientists at Edinburgh uni say the first volunteers will be tested late in 2016.

Botanic Garden to sow poppy field

Botanic Garden to sow poppy field

The Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh will create the field in May to mark the centenary of the First World War.

Fire hits office block in St Andrew Square

Fire hits office block in St Andrew Square

30 firefighters were battling the blaze at its peak but there were no casualties.

Family pay tribute to policeman killed in M8 crash

Family pay tribute to policeman killed in M8 crash

The family of an off-duty police officer who was struck and killed by a tanker on a motorway has paid tribute to a "loving husband…

Edinburgh uni targets solar powered broadband

Edinburgh uni targets solar powered broadband

Scientists say in the future we could be using the power of the sun to access the internet on our phones and laptops.

Air pollution claims 2,000 Scots lives

Air pollution claims 2,000 Scots lives

Edinburgh is one of the worst areas in Scotland for the number of deaths caused by air pollution, coming second to Glasgow.

Man in court over Methilhill murder

Man in court over Methilhill murder

Jamie Wishart is accused of murdering Connor Cleave, 17, during the early hours of Tuesday.

Go ahead for Boroughmuir High

Go ahead for Boroughmuir High

Edinburgh Council grants planning permission and releases new images of the plans for the new school.

Burdiehouse attacker leaves man in hospital

Burdiehouse attacker leaves man in hospital

A thug jumped out of a car and launched a savage attack on a 46-year-old man on Southhouse Broadway.

Exam problems force pupils into school over holidays

Exam problems force pupils into school over holidays

It is claimed delays completing new qualifications in Scotland are forcing youngsters into class over the Easter break.

Napier campus reopens after dust blast

Napier campus reopens after dust blast

Flames took hold in a woodwork area of the university's Merchiston campus causing sawdust to explode.

Man falls 30ft onto railway line

Man falls 30ft onto railway line

A man has been taken to hospital after falling 30ft onto a railway line in East Lothian.

Event to celebrate Margo's life

Event to celebrate Margo's life

A public celebration of the popular MSP's life will take place in the Assembly Hall on the Mound later this month.

Black Watch statue set for WWI event

Black Watch statue set for WWI event

A bronze statue is being prepared for its journey to Belgium as part of events to mark the centenary of WWI.

Hearts halfway to securing future

Hearts halfway to securing future

Creditors of major shareholder, UBIG support a rescue bid - but there is still a nervous wait for a decision from Ukio Bankas.

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