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# FREDDIESTA­RR Fans and peers took to so­cial me­dia to pay their re­spects af­ter the comic’s death.

@ neil­hurst wrote: ” Sad news, worked with # Freddiesta­rr a cou­ple of times and al­though he was ab­so­lute mad­ness both on­stage and off you couldn’t knock the fact that he was an amaz­ing co­me­dian and show­man. He’ll be sadly missed.”

@ Aman­da­holden added: “Sad to hear of Fred­die Starr pass­ing to­day. His style may have fallen out of com­edy fash­ion & favour but it’s im­por­tant to recog­nise his once- huge pop­u­lar­ity and fame. The out­ra­geous & edgy par­o­dies were in­fa­mous. I hope his legacy is not smalled down and he’s re­mem­bered with a smile.” WWE Star Wil­liam Regal

@ Realk­ingre­gal posted: “Sad to hear about the pass­ing of the great Fred­die Starr. What an in­cred­i­ble live act that I was for­tu­nate to see many times.”

@ bil­lyneat added: “For those old enough to re­mem­ber him Fred­die Starr was hi­lar­i­ous back in the day. One of the few co­me­di­ans I can re­mem­ber mak­ing me cry with laugh­ter.”

@ Matthewjru­dd tweeted: “Fred­die Starr, trou­bled as they come, mad and

dan­ger­ous, but God he was funny. # RIP”

# EDINBURGHT­RAMS

A city cen­tre tram loop would be built in the heart of Ed­in­burgh un­der the big­gest pro­posed trans­port over­haul of the Scot­tish cap­i­tal in liv­ing mem­ory.

@ john­wal­l­lace said: “Quite im­pressed with the am­bi­tion of this. Maybe we’ll look back in 20 years time and think we weren’t re­ally mak­ing the most of pub­lic space; we just got used to it be­ing crowded/ ac­cepted it?”

@ Carey­tourism added:

“So @ Ed­in­burgh_ CC is now propos­ing what is essen­tially the orig­i­nal plan as if it’s new and in­spired; it’s not! It’s just that the old ad­min­is­tra­tion lacked am­bi­tion and ca­pa­bil­ity to de­liver.”

@ Jenbman8 barked: “Ed­in­burgh Trams are the laugh­ing stock of the UK.”

@ car­rona tweeted: “Ed­in­burgh doesn’t need any more mas­sive ( old tech) rail­way- sized car­riages rum­bling through the city. A net­work of en­ergy ef­fi­cient buses with pri­or­ity rout­ing would suf­fice. The cur­rent trams are a filthy scar on Ed­in­burgh’s land­scape.”

@ Ge­ta­grip1962 pro­posed: “Elec­tric clean buses free for all. No need to dig up any more streets. Less dan­ger for cy­clists.”

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