Lorry overturns after hitting bridge in Edinburgh

Dalkeith Road Pic: Jim Galbreath The A7 Dalkeith Road near Cameron Toll remains closed following the incident that happened at about 10:30

A lorry driver has been taken to hospital in Edinburgh after his vehicle struck a railway bridge and overturned.

The A7 Dalkeith Road near Cameron Toll remains closed following the incident that happened at about 10:30.

Police Scotland confirmed the driver was checked over in hospital and later released uninjured.

Network Rail said there are no disruptions on that stretch of track.

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    On today's Morning Call, following a second US beheading by Islamic State, and the threat of a third, believed to involve a British hostage, we're asking what should the UK do?

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