Ian Rankin on Edinburgh's streets and his wheelchair-bound son

What's really criminal about Edinburgh, says 'Rebus' creator Ian Rankin, is how tricky it can be for wheelchair users to navigate. Here, he explains the problems faced by his 21-year-old son, Kit, and how the family has learnt to plan days out 

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Cruise ship has alleged close call in Venice

The row over the presence of giant cruise ships in Venice’s lagoon was reignited this weekend after claims that a huge vessel belonging to the same company as the wrecked Costa Concordia sailed dangerously close to St Mark’s Square.