News

Corbyn outlines Labour’s election plans on Brexit, education and the environment

  Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has set out his party's election plans, including promises on sorting out Brexit, scrapping tuition fees and making the environment the forefront of Britain’s future. Speaking in Northampton on Thursday, … [Read More...]

Sturgeon under fire at tense FM Questions

Today was another Thursday and another First Ministers questions. However, the growing controversies around Mesh and the fresh expenses scandal involving Glasgow’s Lord Provost put Nicola Sturgeon in a difficult position. So, what are these … [Read More...]

Ban food and drink on all public transport, says UK Chief Medical Officer

Consuming food or drink on public transport should be banned if Britain hopes to address the country’s obesity crisis, according to Chief Medical Officer Dame Sally Davies. The proposed ban is believed to affect the consumption of food and drinks on … [Read More...]

‘Stress and pressure’ contributing to rise in youth suicide rate in Scotland, says local support group

By Heather Miller   The coordinator of Edinburgh Nightline has told EN4 News that "stress and pressure" has contributed towards a rise in suicide rates of young people across Scotland. Suicide prevention is the theme for World Mental … [Read More...]

Loose masonry in Edinburgh is home owners’ responsibility, says local stonemason

An Edinburgh stonemason has told EN4 News that the increase in falling masonry in the city is due to home owners not doing "proper maintenance". The Edinburgh Evening News reported this week that there were 179 reports of falling stonework from … [Read More...]

Turkey offensive explained: Latest updates and international reaction

Latest Updates Turkish armed forces launched an attack on Kurdish forces, occupying areas of northern Syria, on Wednesday after Trump pulled US forces out of the Turkish Syrian border. Today there are reports of continuous fighting across the … [Read More...]

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Arts and Culture

Diana Ross set to play legend slot at Glastonbury 2020

Motown and soul icon Diana Ross will be playing in Glastonbury 2020's 'legend slot' as the first artist announced for the world renowned festival. The Sunday legends slot is considered a major part of the music festival, often securing the largest … [Read More...]

A Deep Dive into Comic Con Scotland 2019

Edinburgh will field a trip back to the future this weekend, as a host of stars will descend upon the Royal Highland Centre for the second annual Comic Con. Stars such as Jean-Claude Van Damme and WWE legend The Undertaker top this year's bill, … [Read More...]

The return of National Album Day: What it’s about and what’s on

A year on from its successful debut, National Album Day is set to return on October 12, with celebrations being held throughout the UK. Teaming up with BBC Sounds –  who are supporting the day as an official broadcast partner - several events and … [Read More...]

Which Mean Girl are you?

By Erin Kirsop It's October 3rd, also known as Mean Girls day! Find out who your inner Mean Girl is by taking our quiz! … [Read More...]

The Featured Poems At National Poetry Day

As part of National Poetry Day's 25th Anniversary six poems have been released as part of the celebrations. Working in partnership with Literature Wales, each poem has been produced in a different indigenous language, ranging from Gaelic to Welsh, … [Read More...]

Hollywood film ‘Joker’ hits cinema screens tomorrow, but does it glamourise violence?

By Laura McCulloch and Heather Miller Straying from the classic Batman trilogy films, Joaquin Phoenix takes us on the personal journey of the infamous DC Comics villain as he descends into insanity. Joaquin Pheonix has already been heavily … [Read More...]

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Sport

Townsend ‘expects’ backup plan for crucial Japan game after Rugby World Cup hit by Typhoon Hagibis

Scotland Rugby head coach Gregor Townsend says the Scotland camp expect World Rugby to put “contingency plans” in place if their crucial final World Cup Pool A fixture against Japan is called off. The fixture faces being cancelled due to Typhoon … [Read More...]

Clarke and Scotland face Russian test in Moscow

Scotland boss Steve Clarke has targeted 12 points from Scotland’s remaining four games in Euro 2020 qualifying, starting with a win against Russia in Moscow on Thursday night. The Scots face Russia knowing that their hopes of automatic … [Read More...]

Hibs Ladies boss says side are ‘hungry’ for more success ahead of SEE Scottish Women’s Cup semi-final

Hibernian Ladies head coach Grant Scott says that his players are fresh and hungry for success ahead of their SSE Scottish Women's Cup semi-final against Motherwell on Sunday. The Hibees are looking to lift the trophy for the fourth season on the … [Read More...]

Cockerill and Douglas provide Edinburgh update heading into Leinster clash

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill and second row Murray Douglas spoke to the media this week as both addressed the ground out win against Cardiff Blues last weekend, before looking ahead to the tough competition they will face from Leinster away … [Read More...]

It’s……….the sports quiz of the week

  Test your sporting knowledge from the past week in our sports quiz. … [Read More...]

Andy Murray’s incredible comeback journey shows he will continue to defy the odds

Just under nine months ago, Andy Murray stood on the Melbourne Arena court and watched a litany of famous tennis names pay tribute to him. He had just lost in five sets in the first round of the Australian Open, a tournament that he had made the … [Read More...]

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International

Turkey offensive explained: Latest updates and international reaction

Latest Updates Turkish armed forces launched an attack on Kurdish forces, occupying areas of northern Syria, on Wednesday after Trump pulled US forces out of the Turkish Syrian border. Today there are reports of continuous fighting across the … [Read More...]

Hong Kong-based police tracker app responds to removal from App Store

The creator of a Hong Kong-based app has claimed that Apple removing their product is a ploy to suppress their freedom. Born out of the ongoing protests against the country’s extradition bill, HKmap.live was designed to provide a real-time … [Read More...]

Trump Impeachment Inquiry – What now for the White House?

The White House launched a seething attack on the Trump Impeachment Inquiry this week, releasing a letter that stated they “will not cooperate” with the process. Addressed to the leader of the Democratic Party, Nancy Pelosi, and three chairmen of … [Read More...]

French police employee kills four officers in Paris attack

A French police employee has killed four officers inside the French police headquarters in central Paris, a French police union official has said. Union official Loic Travers confirmed that the attacker was a French police administrator and was … [Read More...]

Vladimir Putin claims Greta Thunberg is “poorly informed”

Vladimir Putin has denounced child climate change activist Greta Thunberg. The Russian president says he is “not excited” by the 16-year old and that she does not have a fully formed understanding of world issues. After Thunberg’s UN speech … [Read More...]

US whisky tariffs leave Scottish distilleries vulnerable

Scottish whisky distillers are facing a 25% tariff on single malt exports to the US as trade tensions heighten between the EU and US. On Wednesday the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ruled to allow the US to introduce £6.1 billion in tariffs on EU … [Read More...]

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Features

‘Stress and pressure’ contributing to rise in youth suicide rate in Scotland, says local support group

By Heather Miller   The coordinator of Edinburgh Nightline has told EN4 News that "stress and pressure" has contributed towards a rise in suicide rates of young people across Scotland. Suicide prevention is the theme for World Mental … [Read More...]

Mental Health from a Rural Perspective

By Laura McCulloch In the UK one farmer every week commits suicide because of a mental illness. 90% of people suffering with poor mental health in the agricultural industry find the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness more … [Read More...]

World Mental Health Day: The Pill and Our Mental Health

By Beth Murray It is no secret amongst women that the little pink pill so many of us take every day comes with some nasty side-effects. One of the most common being anxiety and depression and sadly many of us suffer with this in silence. The … [Read More...]

The return of National Album Day: What it’s about and what’s on

A year on from its successful debut, National Album Day is set to return on October 12, with celebrations being held throughout the UK. Teaming up with BBC Sounds –  who are supporting the day as an official broadcast partner - several events and … [Read More...]

What did we learn from Tory Conference?

Andrew McDonald   The Conservatives descended on Manchester yesterday for their annual policy discussion and drunken get-together. With a no-deal Brexit looming and a general election possibly on the cards, what, if anything can be gleamed … [Read More...]

Too Good To Go hits Milestone with over 1 million meals saved across the UK

By Beth Murray Launched in the UK in 2016, the app Too Good To Go has a focus to combat global warming by reducing food waste. Globally, the organisation has saved 21,440,629 meals from being wasted since its launch. Hayley Conick, UK Managing … [Read More...]

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