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Roof-top gardens top plans for new Fountainbridge flats

An Edinburgh-based property developer has unveiled plans to transform a former industrial site into new canalside housing in Fountainbridge.

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John Lewis Depot, Bonnington Road Lane, Edinburgh. Pic: Lisa Ferguson.

John Lewis plans for new homes on Leith depot site

John Lewis has lodged an application to build flats on the site of its Leith Warehouse after plans to relocate the distribution centre were announced at the start of the year.

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Demand for Edinburgh hotel rooms is increasing

Hotel becomes first in Scotland to launch ‘women friendly rooms’

It’s a move that may raise eyebrows with some.

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Waverly Development

Work progressing at £200m New Waverley site

A 7.5 acre site at the heart of the city centre is going through a dramatic metamorphosis.

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The documentary fFocuses on Scottish volunteers driving fire engines to Serbia for Edinburgh-based charity SERA.

BBC documentary shines light on Edinburgh fire and rescue charity

Volunteers from an Edinburgh-based fire and rescue charity will feature on a documentary as they venture across Europe on a mission to deliver fire engines to Serbia.

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Anna Burnett who had  a liver transplant aged 10 has died aged 32. Anna was a transplant athlete and art teacher.

Tributes paid to ‘remarkable’ transplant patient Anna Burnett

A TRANSPLANT patient who went on to win a host of gold medals before she died was described as one of life’s achievers by her loved ones last night.

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Emma Hudson-Brookfield has been swimming since the age of four and has set her sights on becoming a world record holder to raise money for Edinburgh Childrens Hospital Charity

Ten-year-old Edinburgh girl aims to break Firth of Forth swimming record

A ten-year-old girl who has never swum in the sea in Britain is attempting to break an 84-year-old world record by being the youngest person to swim across the Firth of Forth.

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Meadowbank

FAQs: Everything you need to know about the Meadowbank closure

Q What is going to happen to all the clubs, groups and activities who currently use the facilities at Meadowbank?

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Meadowbank Stadium is closing for a �40m refurbishment

Finishing line in sight as Meadowbank plans are unveiled

After a run of almost half a century Meadowbank Stadium will close for three years on December 3 ahead of a £40 million refurbishment.

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Florist Anne McGinlay at her shop in Marchmont Road.

Edinburgh florist leaves ‘lonely bouquets’ across the city for strangers

IT was a simple act of kindness that touched the heart of a stressed mother as she chased her energetic two-year-old around the park.

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James Ley's play brings the bookshop to life.

Play recreates magic of Edinburgh’s Lavender Menace

It blazed a trail for lovers of LGBT fact and fiction in the 80s.

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Pok Lo from Queensferry High School who is 13-year-old and has just got a First from the Open University.

Maths prodigy gets a first degree aged just 13

He is the child prodigy who was doing sums at the age of two and passed his Advanced Higher maths aged 11.

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Tourist boost as Borders Railway celebrates second anniversary

Tourist boost as Borders Railway celebrates second anniversary

The Borders Railway has been a catalyst for employment and economic opportunity since it was opened by the Queen two years ago today, tourist chiefs said.

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Outlander Season 3 starts on Monday.

Edinburgh takes a starring role in Outlander Season 3

The international time-travelling series Outlander returns on Monday for the third season, with Edinburgh taking centre stage for the first time since its burst onto screens in 2014.

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MP calls for talks over Edinburgh Airport flight path change

MP calls for talks over Edinburgh Airport flight path change

Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has called for an urgent meeting with the Civil Aviation Authority to discuss Edinburgh Airport’s latest proposals on flight path changes.

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St Johns Road has high levels of air polution caused by traffic. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor

Motorists face £20 ‘pollution charge’ to drive in Edinburgh by 2020

Motorists face being hit with £20 a day fines to drive in the city centre unless their vehicles have the cleanest engines under plans for the first low emission zone in the Capital.

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Hunter's Tryst Primary. Picture: Susan Burrell

New Oxgangs housing development plagued by further delays

Plans to transform the scorched site of the former Hunter’s Tryst school in Oxgangs into new homes have hit a set back after the latest application was withdrawn.

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General manager Marcello Ventisei wants to break down any 'stuffiness'

£25 million refurbishment of city centre hotel launches today

Developers behind a £25 million revamp of one of the city’s oldest hotels hope to entice locals as well as tourists when they open the doors today.

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Greta Macmillan who paints on an ipad using her eyes and is having her work exhibited as part of the Porty Art Trail this weekend.  She is pictured with Mum Thea and Dad Ian. Picture; Greg Macvean

Disabled Portobello teen exhibits digital art for the first time

A Portobello teenager previously unable to communicate due to cerebral palsy has been able to unleash her creative side thanks to special “eye gaze” technology.

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The service has been branded 'confusing' with many calling out for a manned service for the public to talk to.

New automated hotline for Capital bin complaints criticised

Councillors have hit out at a “confusing” and “impersonal” new automated hotline for bin complaints.

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