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Edinburgh a ‘hotspot’ for fake cigarette sales

FAKE cigarettes sold over the counter in Edinburgh are being used to fuel organised crime across the globe, a former top detective has warned.

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Crowd management brought in at Edinburgh market. Picture; Jon Savage

Queues brought in to tackle ‘crush’ at Christmas celebrations

CROWD control measures have been put in place to deal with record numbers of revellers at Edinburgh’s Christmas celebrations.

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Hibs director Kenny Waugh at Easter Road football ground in July 1983.

Claims abuse allegations were hushed up by club

HIBS have urged a close friend of the club’s former chairman Kenny Waugh to go to the police with allegations that child abuse was ‘hushed up’ at Easter Road in the 1980s.

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The  construction site off Leith Walk, Dryden Street where a worker died after being hit by a dumper truck. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Man killed after dumper truck reverses into him near Leith Walk

A WORKMAN has died after a dumper truck reversed into him at a building site near Leith Walk.

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The family of tragic toddler Kai Laidlaw have helped raise funds. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Cancer charity given green light to build new ‘haven’

PLANS to build a new haven for young cancer patients and their families have been given the go-ahead.

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People attend the Light Night event in Edinburgh including the opening of 'Street of Light' on George Street, Picture; Jane Barlow

Festive seasons gets off to a sparkling start in the Capital

IT might only be November – but yesterday Christmas well and truly got underway in the Capital.

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Artist's impression of the proposed Rosewood Hotel on the site of the former Royal High School, in Edinburgh.

The view from Waterloo Place

Hotel developers launch drastic bid to win planning permission for Royal High

DEVELOPERS behind a controversial bid to turn the old Royal High School into a luxury hotel have dramatically scaled down their proposals as they battle to win planning permission.

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Locals and visitors alike joined forces on Edinburgh's Royal Mile on Saturday to clear litter.

‘Council should be ashamed’ as tourists help clear litter from Royal Mile

TOURISTS have taken to the city centre streets to pick up litter after being recruited to join a drive to clean-up the Capital.

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Artist impressions of proposed development at Hatton Mains Farm
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Proposal for 1200 homes in West Edinburgh submitted to council bosses

Plans have been drawn up for the first village to be built in west Edinburgh in more than 300 years.

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A map showing the new Brunstane development. Picture; contributed

Plans reveal 2500 homes to be built in Portobello transformation

ALMOST 2500 homes are being lined up for land around Portobello – ushering in a rush of development that will transform the local community forever.

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Chamber street. Picture; contributed

Glasgow task force lifts 700 tons of litter as Edinburgh bin collection issues continue

WHILE Edinburgh’s streets pile up with litter, a dedicated taskforce in Glasgow has cleared almost 700 tonnes of rubbish since June.

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