Man carrying two-year-old girl dies after freak fall

By Rory Reynolds

A MAN has died after slipping and falling at Edinburgh Waverley train station yesterday morning.

The 47-year-old was carrying a young girl – thought to be two or three years old – when he fell behind a Marks and Spencer truck on the main concourse at the station.

Witnesses said that he hit his head on the floor when he fell – leaving him with serious head injuries.

Passer-bys tried to resuscitate him before the ambulance arrived and rushed him to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he later died.

The manager at Upper Crust sandwich shop said that his friend had been helping unload the delivery truck when the tragedy happened.

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Snow hits Scotland’s East coast

Snow in Edinburgh

By Shaun Milne and Cara Sulieman

SCOTLAND was in the grip of a white hell last night – with little hope of any respite going into Christmas.

Police pleaded with people to stay and home and not travel as the country was hit by yet more snow storms.

The Met Office was forced to issue at least two severe weather warnings as blizzard conditions hit parts of the country.

In some areas temperature plunged to as low as minus 16 degrees.

Ice and treacherous driving conditions was said to be affecting the entire road network as gritting contractors struggled to clear routes.

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Lawyers set up “divorce hotline”

Fiona Rasmusen

By Cara Sulieman

CHRISTMAS is traditionally a time of goodwill and cheer – but for some couples it will end in tears and divorce.

And to help waring spouses get the ball rolling on the proceeding, an legal firm has set up a divorce hotline.

Gibson Kerr in Edinburgh plan to respond quickly to calls over the holiday period from husbands or wives wanting to get out of their failed relationship.

Recent numbers show that 1.8 million people across the UK consider splitting up over Christmas – and counselling service Relate say they receive 50 per cent more calls from married couple at this time of the year.

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