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Shaun Woodburn’s grandparents ‘comforted’ by outpouring of support

The grandparents of tragic footballer Shaun Woodburn say they have been comforted by an outpouring of support after thousands of people backed an appeal against the “unduly lenient” sentence of his killer.

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15-year-old Ian Ford has become the first male world TaeKwon-Do champion in 20 years. Pictured with coach Robin Blair. Picture: contributed

West Lothian teen crowned TaeKwon-Do world champion

A WEST Lothian teenager with a six-year unbeaten record in martial arts has been crowned the first Scottish world champion in the sport for 20 years.

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The Central Fish Bar and Takeaway on Teviot Place has closed for the final time. Picture: Google

Popular city fish bar closes doors after 38 years

OWNERS of the Central Fish Bar and Takeaway on Teviot Place have shut up shop for the final time after serving loyal customers and visitors alike for nearly 40 years.

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Chief Superintendent Kenny MacDonald. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh police chief in plea to parents after attacks

Edinburgh’s top police officer has blasted gangs of yobs who left parts of the city in flames during violent attacks on mercy crews and called on the community to support efforts to bring them to justice.

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Petition demanding justice for Shaun Woodburn at almost 60,000

Support for a campaign demanding a tougher sentence of footballer Shaun Woodburn’s killer continues to grow with a petition signed by nearly 60,000 people.

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Edinburgh falls silent in Remembrance

Silence fell over the city in remembrance of servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice on behalf of their country.

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Shaun Woodburn. Picture: contributed

Shaun Woodburn’s family ‘overwhelmed’ as 45,000 back petition

The grieving mum of tragic footballer Shaun Woodburn said she was completely overwhelmed after more than 45,000 people backed a campaign demanding a tougher sentence for her son’s killer.

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Gary Sinise, right, and Ted Danson star in CSI: NY. Picture: Cliff Lipson/ CBS Broadcasting

Edinburgh University teaches computers to binge on TV to solve mysteries

Computers are being trained to spot the killer in fictional TV show CSI by bingeing on episodes of the popular forensic crime drama.

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Former Bonnyrigg Rose player Shaun Woodburn. Picture: contributed

39,000 sign petition demanding justice for tragic Shaun Woodburn

Tens of thousands of people have a signed a petition calling for “justice” for Shaun Woodburn less than a day after his killer was jailed for four years.

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There have been claims that the plans were turned down due to snobbery

Claims of snobbery after plan for festive bar turned down

It was one of the most popular outdoor drinking and live music spots during the summer, but now calls of ‘snobbery’ are being aimed at the council after a permission for a bar in a section of the Festive Village on the roof of Waverley Mall has been turned down for “lowering the tone”.

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Malones on the Mall refused permission for Christmas pop-up.
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Malones outdoor bar denied Christmas pop-up space on Waverley Mall

A rooftop outdoor bar and live music venue previously on top of Waverley Mall has been refused permission to set up in time for Christmas.

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Edinburgh’s traditional Christmas trees fall victim to cuts

It’s been a tradition at the heart of Christmas celebrations for generations.

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Edinburgh born suffragette and doctor Elsie Inglis ran a field hospital at Royaumont Abbey in France during the First World War. Picture: contributed

Memorial of Elsie Inglis set for Central Library

She defied instruction from the War Office to return from the frontline, was lauded by Churchill as a heroine that “will shine in history”, was a staunch advocate of women’s rights and now a memorial to Elsie Inglis will be unveiled in her home city on the 100th anniversary of her death.

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Houses outside Ocean Terminal are in jeopardy as planning chiefs says they do not meet the criteria for intended land use.

Land use dispute puts proposal for Leith flats at Ocean Terminal in jeopardy

City planners have recommended proposals for nearly 400 homes and 100 affordable units on a disused site in Leith be thrown out in a wrangle over the site’s land use.

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Police Federation says front line ill-equipped as officer ‘stabbed’

A POLICE officer has been left injured during an alleged stabbing at Edinburgh College yesterday – sparking renewed calls for better protection for front line staff.

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Diane's Pool Hall on Morrison Street.

Haymarket institution Diane’s Pool Hall closes its doors

The Haymarket institution with an infamous reputation has taken its cue to close and Diane’s Pool Hall has now shut its doors for the final time.

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An artist's impresion of how the development at Fountainbridge will look at India Quay. Picture: Contributed

Leak reveals £80m Fountainbridge flats deal is in doubt

The city stands to lose out on millions of pounds if it pulls the plug on major development plans for Fountainbridge.

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An artist's impression of the ballroom in the floating hotel. Picture: Contributed

Leith Docks permanent new home for luxury floating hotel

Plans for Scotland’s first floating hotel in heart of Leith have been approved by city planners – by just one vote.

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Hannah Morrison (16), Sean Hughes (17), Freya Ruuskanen (17) and Mia Scott (17) outside the City Chambers where a meeting was taking place about the future of The City of Edinburgh Music School which they all attend

Video: Public urged to back City of Edinburgh Music School campaign

In a bid to draw attention to the under threat City of Edinburgh Music School a parent of a talented 11-year-old pianist has created a Youtube campaign video.

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Cody McManus with the boxing ring full of Christmas presents. Picture: Neil Hanna

Selfless young Edinburgh boxer gains British Citizen youth award

An inspirational nine-year-old who raised thousands of pounds’ worth of toys for disadvantaged children has been honoured at Westminster with a British Citizen Youth Award medal.

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