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Edinburgh and East - Thu, 10 May, 2012





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Published on May 11, 2012

Out on strike - thousands of public sector staff walk out over changes to their pensions. In a surprise move prison Officers today joined strike action as thousands of workers walked out across the country. Unions are protesting at government reforms which they say will see them work longer, pay more but get less from their public sector pensions. More action is already being planned but the government say they're not backing down. Helicopter rescue - fourteen people escape unhurt after a Super Puma ditches in the North Sea. A child care worker admits sexually assaulting toddlers. A male nursery worker has admitted abusing toddlers, filming it and to taking photographs. Police say the death of a woman whose body was found at a disused factory in Glasgow is being treated as suspicious. A group of teenagers discovered the remains in Springburn yesterday afternoon. The woman was believed to be in her 30s. A post-mortem examination will be carried out later today. A major search for a baby feared lost at sea, has been called off after police in Northern Ireland said initial reports that an infant fell from a ferry were incorrect. BMI's regional division is to be sold to a consortium of businessmen for eight million pounds. Owners IAG said it had signed a binding agreement to sell bmi Regional to Sector Aviation Holdings. An Aberdeenshire woman whose husband suffers from Alzheimer's disease has made a heartbreaking plea for a change in the law to allow him the right to die. Liz Jamieson's husband Hugh can no longer look after himself after suffering from the debilitating condition for 17 years. The Labour and SNP groups in Edinburgh have unveiled their commitment to the city in a coalition agreement. It sets out six key priorities which include improving quality of life in the capital, reducing povery and giving every child the best possible start. In total there are fifty pledges - a review will go to the council every year detailing the progress thats been made. Police say the people who tampered with an electrical cable in West Lothian - causing an explosion -put their lives at risk. Emergency services were called to Dixon Court in Whitburn last night. Officers believe someone tried to steal the cable and may well have suffered electrical burns. ScotRail has announced it's providing an extra eleven thousand seats on Edinburgh-Glasgow routes for the Scottish Cup Final between Hibs and Hearts on the nineteenth of May. The Red Arrows are to return to an airshow in East Lothian for the first time in five years. The aerobatic team last did their dramatic display at the East Fortune show in 2007. STV news has learned Rangers owner Craig Whyte could walk away from the club without making a penny. The owner has agreed to sell his 85% stake in the club for the nominal sum of just £1 and there's also news today of three new bidders for Rangers. Pat Fenlon says he all but knows his starting eleven for the Scottish Cup final against Hearts in 10 days time but says there is still a chance for players to earn a final spot if they impress against Inverness this weekend. Jim Jefferies and the Dunfermline board will meet next Wednesday to decide how many players will stay on at East End Park next season as the Pars come to terms with the reality of relegation.

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