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Hearts head coach Daniel Stendel

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Scotland

New head coach Daniel Stendel is not seeking advice from Craig Levein and has no place in his coaching team for Austin MacPhee.

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Severe accident: M8 City Of Edinburgh westbound

BBC News Travel

M8 City Of Edinburgh westbound severe accident, from J1 for A720 Edinburgh City Bypass to J2 for M9.

M8 City Of Edinburgh - Two lanes blocked and queues on M8 westbound from J1, A720 (Hermiston Gait) to J2 M9, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A6095 City Of Edinburgh both ways

BBC News Travel

A6095 City Of Edinburgh both ways severe accident, between Newcraighall and Newcraighall.

A6095 City Of Edinburgh - A6095 Newcraighall Road in Newcraighall closed and queues in both directions between the Newcraighall junction and the Newcraighall junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A701 Midlothian both ways

BBC News Travel

A701 Midlothian both ways severe accident, between B6372 Pomathorn Road and A703.

A701 Midlothian - A701 in Penicuik closed and it's slow in both directions between the B6372 Pomathorn Road junction and the A703 junction, because of accident investigation work.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

New Hearts manager Daniel Standel and owner Ann Budge

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Scotland

Hearts owner Ann Budge thinks new manager Daniel Stendel brings something "a little bit different" and she is prepared to wait again for the right sporting director.

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Severe disruption: M9 Falkirk southbound

BBC News Travel

M9 Falkirk southbound severe disruption, from J4 for A803 to J3 for A803.

M9 Falkirk - One lane closed and it's heavy on M9 southbound from J4, A803 (Polmont) to J3, A803 (Linlithgow), because of a break down.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Daniel Stendel

Hearts "firmly believe" Daniel Stendel can "take the club forward" after ending their five-week search for a manager by appointing the German on a two-and-a-half year deal.

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Severe accident: M9 City Of Edinburgh southbound

BBC News Travel

M9 City Of Edinburgh southbound severe accident, at J2 for .

M9 City Of Edinburgh - M9 partially blocked southbound at J2, because of an accident involving a car. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Christophe Berra

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Scotland

Captain Christophe Berra says managerless Hearts have "good players but are not a good team" as they continue to struggle in the Scottish Premiership.

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Travel: Trains at a standstill on line into Scotland

BBC News Travel

Trains between Carlisle and both Glasgow and Edinburgh are at a standstill because of overhead line problems at Lockerbie.

Passengers on Virgin West Coast and TransPennine Express should check before travelling.

Ann Budge

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Scotland

It's been five weeks since Hearts owner Ann Budge sacked Craig Levein. So what is happening at the troubled Tynecastle club?

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Severe disruption: A900 City Of Edinburgh both ways

BBC News Travel

A900 City Of Edinburgh both ways severe disruption, at Union Street.

A900 City Of Edinburgh - A900 Leith Walk in Calton blocked and it's slow in both directions at the Union Street junction, because of a police investigation.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Josh Taylor, super-lightweight champion, at Easter Road on Saturday

Andy Burke

BBC Scotland

Josh Taylor has plans to join the global superstars in the welterweight division but not before having a crack at completing the set of super-lightweight world titles.

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Daniel Stendel

Brian McLauchlin

BBC Scotland

Hearts make Daniel Stendel an offer to become their new manager, with interim coach Austin MacPhee admitting he is in the dark regarding his future.

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'Survive not thrive' mode

Today Programme

BBC Radio 4

Sterling notes
PA Media

A financial expert has warned that people in the UK are not making the best use of their money.

Steve Tiger, chief executive of fintech company Money Dashboard, told the Today programme: "Sadly in the UK, most adults are in survive rather than thrive mode when it comes to their personal finances."

Mr Tiger's company aims to bring people's financial information together in one place by pulling banking data from any account in the UK.

He said banks were hostile to the idea at first, so he had to set up a trade association.

"We got the other innovators in the market together and successfully lobbied the government for better access to data."

Mr Tiger's company is based in Edinburgh and he added: "When thinking about location strategy, we think about three things. Firstly how we access talent, secondly can we retain that talent and thirdly is it a favourable environment for start-ups.

"Edinburgh definitely ticks all three boxes."

Edinburgh 'bucking the trend' in UK

Today Programme

BBC Radio 4

Edinburgh Castle
BBC

Edinburgh is enjoying a boom at the moment, according to the chief executive of the city's Chamber of Commerce, Liz McAreavey.

She told the Today programme: "Edinburgh is bucking the trend.

"We have a population growing at double the national average and our business start-up rate is double the national average at almost 19% over the last five years.

"We’ve got a fantastic tech sector and one of the largest tech incubators in Europe based here, and we’ve had our city region deal which was £1.3bn into the region’s economy which was agreed last year.

"There’s a huge amount of things happening in Edinburgh financial services - so we are in our little bubble at the moment."

Severe disruption: M8 City Of Edinburgh eastbound

BBC News Travel

M8 City Of Edinburgh eastbound severe disruption, at J1 for A720 Edinburgh City Bypass.

M8 City Of Edinburgh - One lane blocked on M8 eastbound in Hermiston at J1, A720 (Hermiston Gait), because of a broken down minibus.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time