BBC news for Edinburgh

Serbian political activist elected as St Andrews rector

Srdja Popovic defeated MSP Willie Rennie in the student vote for the university's 53rd rector.

Former cleaners take up boardroom roles at Spotless

Nicola Barbour and Michelle Lamb are appointed joint managing directors of East Lothian-based firm Spotless.

New police commander for Lothians and Borders takes up post

Chief Superintendent Lesley Clark started her career with the force as a special constable 30 years ago.

Scotland weather: Clear-up under way after Ophelia wind

A clear-up is under way after the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia tore off roofs and brought down trees.

Live BBC World News

Trump denies 'insensitive' remarks to soldier's widow

The US president says he has proof he did not make insensitive remarks to a dead soldier's wife.

Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage'

The president tells the Communist Party congress it is time for China to "take centre stage".

Kenya election official Roselyn Akombe flees to US

Roselyn Akombe says she fears for her life ahead of next week's presidential election re-run.

Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

The deputy prime minister speaks out as a deadline nears for Catalan leaders to drop a secession plan.

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