Man had young boy in car with two kilos of cocaine

By Cara Sulieman

A MAN who was found with two kilos of cocaine in his car boot was driving with a 14 year old in the vehicle when he was stopped by police.

Andrew Logan, 46, was stopped by police on Edinburgh city bypass after they received a tip off about his car.

As soon as he was stopped, Logan confessed to officers and showed them the drugs stashed in a bucket in the boot.

Today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Logan pled guilty to supplying cocaine on June 22 this year.

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War veteran gives up driving over wrong way motorway charge

By Michael MacLeod

A 90 year-old World War II hero charged with driving the wrong way down a busy duel carriageway hero has vowed never to drive again.

Chartres Baillie was accused of dangerous driving last year on the A720 Edinburgh city bypass.

But today (Friday) it emerged the case could be thrown out of court after he offered to surrender his driving licence.

Prosecutors agreed to reconsider taking the OAP to trial on the grounds he never gets behind the wheel of a car again.
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Postcode lottery for heart surgery in Scotland

By Cara Sulieman

MODERN heart surgery in Scotland is only available to a handful of patients outside of Edinburgh because so few surgeons are able to carry out the new process.

By-pass surgery on beating hearts is safer and allows patients to recover in days, but it is rare for patients outside of Edinburgh Royal Infirmary to be given it.

Heart patients in Aberdeen and Clydebank are almost always given older surgery which involves stopping the heart and putting them on a by-pass machine.

Leading experts argue that the newer technique carried a much lower risk of complications such as strokes and memory problems.

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