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Eurowings to launch direct flights from Edinburgh to Munich

German airline Eurowings is set to launch a new service offering direct flights from Edinburgh to Munich.

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Record year for Edinburgh Airport as millions pass through in 2016

Edinburgh Airport has broken a new annual record for passengers at any Scottish airport after it confirmed 12,366,498 flew through the airport in 2016.

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The revamp for the Scottish National Gallery is due to be unveiled in the spring of 2019.

National Gallery revamp wins £2m boost from Scottish Government

The Scottish Government has agreed to bankroll a radical transformation of the nation’s flagship art gallery - after its display of Scotland’s most important paintings was branded “an institutional embarrassment.”
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The Waterhead Hotel is just a stones throw from Lake Windermere.

Travel review: Lakeside splendour in Ambleside

Winding along the road in bright sunshine it was difficult to imagine the storm  devastation that just 12 months ago had crippled this part of Cumbria.

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Edinburgh's Christmas & Hogmanay festivals are said to be worth more than 240 million.

Drastic cuts looming for Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay events

Edinburgh's Christmas and Hogmanay festivals face being dramatically scaled back this year after city council chiefs decided to slash their backing for the events.

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25 exhilarating outdoor things to do in Scotland

The start of a year often means setting challenges. If you want a rush of adrenaline in 2017, try one of these exhilarating outdoor activities in Scotland.

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Ian Rankin will be touring the world to celebrate 30 years of John Rebus in 2017.

Ian Rankin lifts lid on plans for his first 'RebusFest'

Ian Rankin has unveiled plans for his first ever “RebusFest” to mark 30 years of his best-selling novels.
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Clarke Peters is best known for his role in the American crime drama series The Wire.

Wire star Clarke Peters wants to bring Nat King Cole show to Fringe

Clarke Peters, the American actor best known for his role his The Wire, wants to bring a one-man show about Nat King Cole to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
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Budget airline Norwegian hopes to start a fares war with other carriers when it launches flights between Edinburgh, New York and Boston in June for an average of �200 return, as it announced 130 jobs in Edinburgh

Fares war as Norwegian set to take off to New York from Capital

Budget airline Norwegian hopes to start a transatlantic fares war with flights from Edinburgh as it announced more than 130 jobs in the Capital.

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Suitcase of square sausage tops list of Travelodge lost and found

A village of garden gnomes, a forty year old teddy bear belonging to a CEO and a suitcase full of square sausage were among the most bizarre items left behind at Scottish hotels in 2016.

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Ryanair have launched a sale on January travel. Picture; Neil Hanna

Ryanair launch two-day January sale

Ryanair have launched a massive January Back to Work sale with 20% off on over two million seats on sale on the Ryanair.com website – for two days only.

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A record number of tickets have been snapped for Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations this weekend.

More tickets for Edinburgh's Hogmanay sold than ever before

Tickets for Edinburgh's Hogmanay celebrations are selling at their quickest rate since the turn of the century as organisers warned revellers they face being turned away if they leave it to the last minute.
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The stunning Loch Etive features in the Deathly Hallows part 1. Picture: Contributed

A Harry Potter fan’s guide to Scotland

With stunning Highland landscapes and historic cities, even mere muggles can see how magical Scotland is.

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Andrew Peasgood and Bethany Kingsley-Garner in Scottish Ballet's Hansel & Gretel. Photo by Christina Riley. (2)

Inspire Me: 10 great things to do in the next week

If you have an event you’d like considered for Inspire Me, e-mail Entertainment Editor Liam Rudden at lrudden@edinburghnews.com

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Julia Amour is director of Festivals Edinburgh, the body overseeing 12 of the city's main events.

Edinburgh Festival leaders sound warning bells for the future

Edinburgh will need to build a host of modern new venues, reinvent historic ones and combine cutting-edge technology with culture to remain world-leading in future, according to figureheads of the city’s flagship events.
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Cau Christmas Menu Pic: Contributed

Have a South American Christmas at Cau

LOOKING to spice things up a bit this Christmas with friends and family? Then why not say adios to the festive rule book and put some real South American flair into the spirit of Christmas.

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VisitScotland has given its backing for Trainspotting just weeks ahead of the release of the sequel.

VisitScotland finally backs Trainspotting under 'dark tourism' drive

Its depictions of drug addiction, crime and poverty are not the most likely subjects to inspire a national tourism campaign.
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The National Galleries of Scotland has to raise 4 million by the middle of March to secure the future of The Monarch of the Glen.

National Galleries set to launch public appeal over The Monarch of the Glen

A public appeal is set to be mounted to help secure The Monarch of the Glen painting for the nation.
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The penguin parade at Edinburgh Zoo has been a popular fixture there since 1951.

Edinburgh Zoo penguin parade shelved over bird flu scare

Edinburgh Zoo has been forced to axe its popular penguin parade - over bird flu fears.

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