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18:27 Latest from SP Energy Networks...

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18:15 There are still delays at Edinburgh Airport due to the power outage.

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18:01 More important info following earlier power cut...

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17:53 Power expected to be restored by 7pm

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17:47 Trams back to running full route after suspension due to power cut.

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17:46 All the latest happenings due to the power outage in west Edinburgh.

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17:30 Multiple postcodes left without power and Edinburgh Trams suspended after a power cut in the west of Edinburgh.
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17:12 BREAKING: Reports of a power cut across west Edinburgh

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16:55 Facial recognition software is soon to be used in UK supermarkets to verify the age of shoppers buying alcohol and cigarettes.
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16:30 Hibs announce signing of Greek internationalist Charalampos Mavrias! This might just be the best-named player at Easter Road since Ulises de la Cruz.
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15:56 West Lothian crash leaves motorcyclist with serious injuries
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14:58 Good news ahead of the evening commute

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14:25 BREAKING: Dog which bit off man's genitals to be put down

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14:15 Elderly woman named following fatal collision near Gracemount

Police have named the elderly woman who was killed in serious road collision near Gracemount as Christina Young from Edinburgh. She was 92.

Our thoughts are with her family at this difficult time.

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14:00 Car rocked onto its side by yobs in Muirhouse street

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13:08 Queensferry Road back to two lanes

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Welcome news for commuters!

13:03 Broken down HGV still causing problems at the Sheriffhall Roundabout

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12:31 BREAKING: Appeal to trace missing Gorebridge teenager

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12:13 Breakdown at the Sheriffhall Roundabout

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A broken down vehicle is causing delays on the A720 at the Sheriffhall Roundabout. Traffic Scotland say lanes will be restricted westbound for up to 15 minutes.

12:00 Buses diverted at Nicolson Square

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Due to a road closure, the number 2, 47 and 300 buses are unable to serve Nicolson Square and are being diverted via Chambers Street westbound only until further notice.

We'll keep you updated if anything changes.

11:48 BREAKING: Further arrests made in motorbike theft probe

Some more breaking news to bring you before lunch.

Police have arrested a 28-year-old man as part of their ongoing enquiry into the theft of motorbikes and riding equipment in East Lothian, West Lothian and Fife.

Officers from the Community Investigation Unit in Musselburgh carried out a search at a property on Allan Terrace in Dalkeith, where a number of evidential items were seized from within.

We'll bring you more on this as we get it.

11:35 BREAKING: Arrest made after serious assault in Portobello

Police in Edinburgh have arrested a man in connection with a serious assault in the Portobello.

The incident took place in Mountcastle Crescent around 6am on Sunday 27th August 2017.

After a police appeal issued on Monday, a 32-year-old man was arrested the following day and has been released pending further enquiry.

Officers have thanked the public for their assistance.

11:11 Edinburgh tourist tax consultation opens

Members of the public are being asked to give their views on plans to introduce a tourist tax in Edinburgh.The public consultation, which opened on Wednesday, particularly seeks contributions from residents and visitors to the Scottish capital, as well as businesses, investors and the hospitality and tourism industry.In today's  Edinburgh Evening News,  we reported how the tourist tax plan may only be imposed for half the year.  FULL STORY HERE>>>  Getty Images

Members of the public are being asked to give their views on plans to introduce a tourist tax in Edinburgh.

The public consultation, which opened on Wednesday, particularly seeks contributions from residents and visitors to the Scottish capital, as well as businesses, investors and the hospitality and tourism industry.

In today's Edinburgh Evening News, we reported how the tourist tax plan may only be imposed for half the year. FULL STORY HERE>>>

11:00 Edinburgh's weather looking fine and mostly dry

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10:51 Issues with temporary pedestrian crossing at top of Leith Walk

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Well done to the motorists who kindly let pedestrians cross the road.

10:20 Labour MP Ian Murray's response to our lead story today

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10:14 Christian Nade opens up on his struggles with depression in bid to help others

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09:52 Our most read story online yesterday

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09:20 BREAKING: Elderly woman dies after being struck by car

Police have confirmed a 92-year-old woman who was struck by a car in Southhouse Avenue yesterday morning has sadly died.

We will bring you more on this breaking news story as we get it.

09:06 Signalling issues becoming a recurring theme

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09:02 Temporary traffic lights and lane closures

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A helpful update from Edinburgh Travel News. Be sure to plan your journey in advance if you use these routes.

08:47 Delays due to broken down van at Queen Street

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Traffic building in the city centre due to a broken down van on Queen Street eastbound at Castle Street. Take care if you're in the area.

08:43 Our front page today

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We reveal the state of Edinburgh's crumbling schools, John Leslie joins Blue Peter stars for their birthday bash and all your latest Hibs and Hearts news.

08:31 Update on train delays

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08:08 Congestion on Edinburgh City Bypass

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08:01 Disruption to train services in and out Waverley

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A signalling fault is causing misery for rail passengers travelling in and out of Edinburgh this morning. Ticket acceptance is in place on Edinburgh Trams and First Buses. ScotRail are advising customers to check their website for more information.

07:52 Good morning, Edinburgh

Hello and welcome to Wednesday. It's hump day, which means we're one step closer to the weekend.

It's ten degrees in the city just now ahead of a top temperature of thirteen. It's set to be a rather uneventful day weather-wise, with sunny intervals and some cloud, so you won't need your brolly.

Trains running out of Edinburgh this morning will be subject to disruption due to a signalling fault at Waverley. ScotRail are advising passengers to check their website and Twitter feed for more information.

A bit of congestion on the Edinburgh City Bypass but nothing out of the ordinary. We'll keep you posted if that changes.

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