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SNP Deputy Leader backs ‘Shoot-to-kill’

The SNP Deputy Leader has given his backing to a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy. Stewart Hosie has said that he stands by the right of the police to ‘shoot-to-kill’ if someone was posing a “real and immediate risk” to life. As news filtered … [Read More...]

2pm Radio Bulletin 18/11/2015

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NEWS

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Amazon brings same day delivery to Edinburgh

Amazon Prime members living in the central belt of Scotland will benefit from the retail giant’s same-day delivery service. This development comes after the success of initial trials in London and parts of Berkshire and Hertfordshire at the beginning … [Read More...]

The BBC are considering scrapping the Red Button service as part of £150m cuts. (photo: espensorvik/Flickr)

BBC consider scrapping Red Button as part of cuts

  The BBC are considering closing their Red Button service as part of £150m worth of cuts. Savings of £150m have to be made by 2017, with an additional £550mto be saved by 2021/2022. Other cuts include £12m to be cut from the TV … [Read More...]

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China told to stop land reclamation

President Barack Obama has spoken out against China, saying they must stop reclaiming land which they see as theirs in disputed waters in the South China Sea. Mr Obama spoke on the sidelines of an economic summit of Asia Pacific nations, also … [Read More...]

Police appeal following Sighthill assault and attempted robbery

Police Scotland has announced an appeal today for information following an assault and attempted robbery in Sighthill.  Edinburgh police are asking for any witnesses to come forward. The attack took place on Monday on Calder Road Gardens towards … [Read More...]

SNP Councillors stage walkout during housing plans talks

SNP councillors carried out a dramatic walkout yesterday during council discussions on a local housing development plan. East Lothian Council approved the local development plan despite widespread opposition. It is understood that current plans … [Read More...]

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McDonalds accused of breaching heritage site

McDonald’s have come under global criticism after they built a new restaurant on the home of former Taiwanese leader, Chiang Ching-kuo, in Hangzou, China. Conservationists had called for the villa, listed as a cultural heritage site, to be made into … [Read More...]

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SPORTS

Edinburgh University take on Dundee in BUCS Tournament

Edinburgh University rugby team is set to play Dundee this evening at Peffermill, in the fifth round of the BUCS tournament. EN4 News reporters Emma Logan and Robyn Baillie caught up with the team to find out more. … [Read More...]

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Munster clash off after terror attacks

Munster's European Champions Cup match against French side Stade Francais has been postponed following the terror attacks which rocked Paris on Friday. The series of tragic incidents around the French capital left 129 dead and Stade Francais said … [Read More...]

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Blatter and Platini appeals rejected

Disgraced FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Vice President Michel Platini have had their respective appeals against their 90-bans from the organisation rejected. Both men were suspended last month after allegations of corruption were made against … [Read More...]

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Friendlies cancelled amid security fears

Germany's international friendly against the Netherlands was cancelled on Tuesday after police uncovered a "concrete security threat". Some fans had already taken their seats inside the HDI-Arena in Hannover, but the authorities took the decision … [Read More...]

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Spiders hit Montrose for six

There were two games in the lower divisions of the Ladbrokes SPFL on Tuesday night. In League Two, Queen's Park travelled to take on Montrose, while in League One, Stranraer faced an arduous trip to Peterhead. Queen's Park went into the match … [Read More...]

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Alli shines as England see off France

England saw off France at Wembley on Tuesday on a night when football took a back seat. Dele Alli netted a fine opener on his first England start before captain Wayne Rooney added a second after half time. In the days leading up to the game … [Read More...]

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Top Five

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Saint Denis raid- update

  Raids carried out by French Police in the Parisian district of Saint Denis are said to have ended. The French government said the raid lasted seven hours, and was based on information that Abelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind behind … [Read More...]

Stewart Hosie. Photo courtesy of Cicero Group/Flickr

SNP Deputy Leader backs ‘Shoot-to-kill’

The SNP Deputy Leader has given his backing to a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy. Stewart Hosie has said that he stands by the right of the police to ‘shoot-to-kill’ if someone was posing a “real and immediate risk” to life. As news filtered … [Read More...]

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Health Secretary warns of antibiotic consumption

Scotland’s Health Secretary, Shona Robinson has called for action in the fight to tackle antibiotic resistance. Ms Robinson has claimed that over consumption of antibiotics is one of the biggest threats to public health in this … [Read More...]

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Ken Livingstone to co-chair Trident review

Former mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, has been appointed the co-chair of Labour’s defence review. The review, also being co-chaired by Shadow Defence Secretary Maria Eagle, will focus on the Trident nuclear weapons system. Ms Eagle and Mr … [Read More...]

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Scottish Government exceeds affordable homes

The Scottish Government has exceeded its target for delivering affordable homes. It had planned to deliver 30,000 affordable homes by March 2016 but it has reached the target ahead of schedule and surpassed it. The announcement comes just days … [Read More...]

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Vote to be held on Tram extension

Edinburgh councillors will vote tomorrow (Thursday) on whether to extend Edinburgh’s current tram network to Leith and Newhaven. Despite  work on the original tramlines concluding only two years ago, Labour are believed to be strongly in favour of … [Read More...]

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International

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China told to stop land reclamation

President Barack Obama has spoken out against China, saying they must stop reclaiming land which they see as theirs in disputed waters in the South China Sea. Mr Obama spoke on the sidelines of an economic summit of Asia Pacific nations, also … [Read More...]

sstrieu

McDonalds accused of breaching heritage site

McDonald’s have come under global criticism after they built a new restaurant on the home of former Taiwanese leader, Chiang Ching-kuo, in Hangzou, China. Conservationists had called for the villa, listed as a cultural heritage site, to be made into … [Read More...]

Jordi Boixareu

Saint Denis raid- update

  Raids carried out by French Police in the Parisian district of Saint Denis are said to have ended. The French government said the raid lasted seven hours, and was based on information that Abelhamid Abaaoud, the alleged mastermind behind … [Read More...]

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Kosovo opposition MP’s flat raided

  Police from Kosovo have raided the flat of opposition MP Albin Kurti, a day after he pepper sprayed MP’s in parliament.  The raid took place in the early hours of this morning, although Mr Kurti is said to have not been in the premises at the … [Read More...]

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Western nations bomb ISIS stronghold

French led airstrikes have killed 33 suspected militants in the Syrian province of Raqqa, which is said to be an ISIS (also known as ISIL, IS and Daesh) stronghold in the war torn nation. The airstrikes intensified on Sunday following Friday’s fatal … [Read More...]

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Terrorists bomb Nigeria

  Over 30 people have been killed by an explosion in a busy market in the Northern Nigerian city of Yola, in the latest of a string of attacks by the Islamist group Boko Haram. This is the second time this year that Yola has been the … [Read More...]

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Local

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Amazon Prime members living in the central belt of Scotland will benefit from the retail giant’s same-day delivery service. This development comes after the success of initial trials in London and parts of Berkshire and Hertfordshire at the beginning … [Read More...]

Police Scotland has announced an appeal today for information following an assault and attempted robbery in Sighthill.  Edinburgh police are asking for any witnesses to come forward. The attack took place on Monday on Calder Road Gardens towards … [Read More...]

SNP councillors carried out a dramatic walkout yesterday during council discussions on a local housing development plan. East Lothian Council approved the local development plan despite widespread opposition. It is understood that current plans … [Read More...]

Stewart Hosie. Photo courtesy of Cicero Group/Flickr

The SNP Deputy Leader has given his backing to a ‘shoot-to-kill’ policy. Stewart Hosie has said that he stands by the right of the police to ‘shoot-to-kill’ if someone was posing a “real and immediate risk” to life. As news filtered … [Read More...]

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Scots are being urged to take action to protect themselves online by the Scottish government. A new strategy aimed at helping businesses, organisations and individuals stay safe while on the internet has been launched. The strategy aims to … [Read More...]

Edinburgh Airport retailer created 44 new jobs. Image courtesy of flikr/Matte Doni

Edinburgh Airport is seeing an increase in job opportunities as World Duty Free doubles the size of its store  in the capital’s airport. The travel retailer has expanded, creating dozens of new jobs. The store has hired 44 more staff  as it moves … [Read More...]

Features

Kate Winslet may have disappointed fans yesterday when speaking to the BBC during the press tour of her new film The Dressmaker. When asked to comment on the gender  gap in Hollywood, particularly the common occurrence of pairing older male actors … [Read More...]

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David Beckham has been voted People Magazines sexiest man alive 2015. The 40 year-old former Manchester United and England player joked on the Jimmy Kimmel show  that it was: "the best moment of my career." He added: "I would obviously like … [Read More...]

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The countdown to Christmas has begun. Whether you think it’s premature or not, Edinburgh is gearing up for the festive season. This Sunday, the city’s Christmas lights will be turned on by no other than Scotland’s Susan Boyle. Light Night, as it … [Read More...]

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        Adele’s new album 25 is about to be released this Friday, though reports of a premature album leak have surfaced. The Guardian reported today that 2 minute clips of the unreleased songs were available on … [Read More...]

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Although Christmas is still 36 days away the festive spirit is already descending on the city. With a plethora of events to choose in the capital from you’ll have a merry time indeed. Here are our top five you should be sure not to miss: 1. … [Read More...]

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  Are you sick of drinking in the same bars day in, day out? EN4 News has you covered for some cool new watering holes where you can sample some of the finest alcoholic cocktails Edinburgh has to offer (or alcoholic ice cream, if you're so … [Read More...]

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