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A "ruthless" sexual predator who had images of children being abused as the screensaver on his computer has been jailed for 14 years.Robert Hawkins was described by a judge as an "unrepentant paedophile" as he was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday.The 58-year-old was convicted of the…
Young people with learning difficulties have highlighted key areas of research which could help to improve their lives. The 10 priorities include devising approaches to tackle bullying and creating the best learning environments. Academics will use the information to plan new research initiatives at the University of Edinburgh and worldwide.…
The University of Edinburgh's Global Health Policy Unit (GHPU) has launched a new website, making it easier to learn about all its teaching, research and other activities addressing major challenges across the world. The new website features GHPU’s range of taught and research programmes for students, including graduate and postgraduate…
A care at home service in Edinburgh must make urgent improvements to the care experienced by older people, the Care Inspectorate has warned. The Care Inspectorate served a formal Improvement Notice on Highland Care Agency Home Care & Support Services following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…
A teenager who attempted to murder a Syrian refugee in a "frenzied" racially-aggravated attack has been locked up for more than eight years. Sean Gorman repeatedly stabbed Shabaz Ali, 25, in an argument about noise at an Edinburgh hostel in the early hours of May 3. A court heard that…
Since announcing last year that it would be closing 12 of its care homes, Bield has this month agreed a deal which sees residents and staff transfer in three of its homes. Following discussions, two of its homes in Edinburgh and one in the Borders are transferring to Mansfield Care.…
Jeremy Corbyn will highlight the pressures facing GP practices and other NHS services on a visit to Scotland. The UK Labour leader will join Scottish party chief Richard Leonard for a rally in Livingston, West Lothian, in the run up to the 70th anniversary of the health service. Alongside Neil…
A young woman was sexually assaulted by a man after she boarded a train in Edinburgh. The victim, from Northamptonshire, boarded the 5.05pm Edinburgh to Newcastle service on Sunday May 20. A man sat next to her and as the train departed he inappropriately touched her. British Transport Police say…
A father who killed his three-month-old daughter when she would not stop crying has been jailed for six-and-a-half years. Traherne Williams shook Sophia Williams and threw her onto a couch while she was crying on May 30 2016, police said. The infant suffered serious brain injuries in the incident in…
University of Edinburgh social work PhD graduate, Dr Mary Mitchell and current PhD student, Ariane Critchley, have achieved success in the 2018 Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition; awarded by the Scottish Graduate School of Social Science. Dr Mitchell, won the prestigious Research Impact and Knowledge Exchange Competition 2018, which…
A nun has admitted to an inquiry that she mistreated children at two orphanages and described another sister's alleged actions as "cruel". The 77-year-old, who cannot be identified, said youngsters at Nazareth House in Aberdeen would be smacked or hit with a hairbrush while she was there between 1963 and…
A care home for older people in East Lothian has been told to make urgent improvements in the care experienced by vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Drummohr Nursing Home in Musselburgh following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists five areas…
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