BBC news for Edinburgh

Duke at Queensferry Crossing opening

Prince Philip will join the Queen to open the Queensferry Crossing, having retired from solo duties.

Boyfriend admits stabbing to death Santa tour worker in Lapland

A Czech man says he has no memory of the attack in which he stabbed his Scottish girlfriend in Lapland.

Man caught with 10kg of cannabis at Edinburgh Airport is jailed

The Malaysian man has been jailed after being stopped by Border Force officers at Edinburgh Airport after travelling from Madrid.

Addiewell prison officers treated after Spice drug exposure

Two officers were treated after inhaling second-hand smoke from the drug in a West Lothian prison.

Live BBC World News

Brazil opens vast Amazon reserve to mining

The area, which spans the northern states of Amapa and Para, is thought to be rich in gold.

Donald Trump softens tone to urge 'a new unity'

The US president's conciliatory message contrasts sharply with his raucous rally the night before.

Dutch gig cancelled over terror tip-off

A Spanish van carrying gas canisters is found, after the concert is called off following an alert.

Typhoon Hato: Twelve killed as storm sweeps south China

The powerful storm caused widespread flooding and destruction in Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macau.