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A November to remember for Edinburgh Airport

International passenger numbers soared by almost a fifth to help Edinburgh Airport notch up its busiest ever November.

News
Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Business
Falkirk Sheriff Court

Bo’ness teen warned to behave or face jail

Teenager Jack Marsters has been warned to change his ways or face jail.

Crime
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

Health
Picture Michael Gillen.

Town fury over bank closures

Linlithgow residents are facing a double blow, with the Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander are under threat of closure.

News
Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

Local papers tie up BBC link for democracy reporters

This newspaper is to benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

Business

Queensferry Crossing lane closures lifted

Lane closures on the Queensferry Crossing will be lifted this morning.

News
Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Politics
Gary Maclean.

Plan Operation Christmas well ahead says MasterChef Gary

MasterChef: The Professionals winner Gary Maclean is Scotland’s first official National Chef, but he won’t be spending his time cooking up treats for celebs.

News
Scottish Government urges action on RBS blitz on branches

Scottish Government urges action on RBS blitz on branches

The threatened closure of 62 RBS branches has prompted the Scottish Government to demand a minimum level for essential banking services.

News
Doctors shortage closes St John’s Hospital children’s unit

Doctors shortage closes St John’s Hospital children’s unit

The children’s short stay assessment unit at St John’s Hospital in Livingston won’t be open tomorrow, through lack of doctors.

News
The Linlithgow branch is under threat Picture: TSPL

Linlithgow RBS branch could close

The Linlithgow branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland is among 62 in Scotland that are under threat of closure.

Business
Restrictions begin on the Queensferry Crossing tonight. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Queensferry Crossing to have 10 months of lane restrictions

More lane restrictions will be in place on the Queensferry Crossing over the next 10 months due to “snagging” issues, it has emerged.

Transport
Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

Politics
The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

Health
There will be days without any service.

When can I get a train over Christmas and New Year?

ScotRail has released the Christmas and New Year schedule, with warnings that there will be no trains on certain days over the festive period.

Transport
The roadworks come just a few months after the bridge opened. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Queensferry Crossing faces lane closure over ‘snagging works’

The new Queensferry Crossing, whicih is just a few months old, is already facing resurfacing work which will mean some traffic will be diverted to the old Forth Road Bridge.

News
Search stepped up for missing man

Search stepped up for missing man

The hunt for a missing Chinese national will intensify after Police Scotland announced that a helicopter-led search will take place over the Firth of Forth this afternoon.

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