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Aldi takes on the high street

Discount supermarket Aldi says it is taking on the high street with the chance to pick up this season’s key fashion pieces for less.

Ewan McGregor, Ewen Bremner, Jonny Lee Miller and Robert Carlyle star in T2 Trainspotting. Picture: Contributed

T2 Trainspotting: What we missed in the deleted scenes

Twenty-eight extra scenes were trimmed from the final cut of Trainspotting 2 – but they’re all included as extras in the newly released DVD version.

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rosypenguin, womenswear and accessories, Morningside Road, Edinburgh.

Too long in comfort zone could cramp your style

A personal stylist for more than a decade, Morningside mum Judith Campbell has made it her mission to coax clients out of their comfort zone in their quest for the perfect look.

Jenny Potter co-founder  of whynot?, North Berwick.

Why not buy into a new concept in local trading?

Having created more of a “retail community” than a shop, Jenny Potter and business partner Adam Elder are giving local makers and producers a chance to share in the revival of North Berwick High Street.

Phil Morgan and Jackie McCreery of  Yester Farm Dairies at Fisherrow Community Centre, Musselburgh.

Produce that should be right up your street

Food and drink producers from the Lothians have been pitching their wares to Morrisons in a bid to secure a place on the supermarket’s shelves.


Lothian Buses put on extra services for Robbie Williams gig

Lothian Buses have announced additional services to Murrayfield on Friday for Robbie Williams concert goers.

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Fiona Houston and Xa Milne, co-founders of Mara Seaweed

Seaweed and eat it . . good advice for a healthier diet from Edinburgh mums

Edinburgh mums Fiona Houston and Xa Milne are riding the crest of a wave in their endeavour to take a little-known Scottish superfood from the seashore to our supermarket shelves.

Crowds enjoy the hot weather in Princes St Gardens. Picture: Greg Macvean

7 secret suntraps in Edinburgh

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful secret park or a lesser-known beer garden, these hidden spots are ideal for soaking up the sun in Edinburgh this summer.

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Biscuit clothing and living, Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh.

Nothing half-baked about Amanda’s business ideas

Biscuit clothing and living is the latest treat to be served up to fans of Bruntsfield’s bustling and vibrant shopping area.

Visitors browse Gardening Scotland's plant stalls at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston

Throw in the trowel and go shopping...

If the demands of spring gardening have left you with little time to indulge the desire to shop, next weekend presents a perfect opportunity to down tools.

Travel: Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Fife

Travel: Bay Hotel, Kinghorn, Fife

It doesn’t sound like much of a holiday when you tell colleagues you can see your destination from the office window.

Carlo Marengo, owner of Audio-philia, Gilmore Place, Edinburgh.

Sounds like music-loving Carlo is on to a winner ...

For Carlo Marengo – an Italian audio specialist based in Edinburgh – music is a language that knows no barriers.

Country Living and Country Style at the Royal Highland Show

Lifestyle outlet will be cream of the crop

Farmers can expect to be rubbing tweeded shoulders with rural fashionistas next month when the Royal 
Highland Show shines a spotlight on the country side of style.

Local Hero award winner Callum Skinner with Child of Achievement Cody McManus and Inspirational Young Adult winner Josh Manson. Picture: EEN

Evening News Local Hero Award winners celebrated

OLYMPIC champion Callum Skinner has been named this year’s Local Hero.

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Elaine McKirdy who runs Linton Butchers, East Linton, with her husband John.

Shop is missing link in the search for perfect sausage

As Scotland’s reigning beef sausage champions, Linton Butchers can proclaim themselves proud of their “local links”.

Fags n Matches return to where it all started. Picture: Contributed

Fags ‘n’ Matches return to musical roots at Maybury Roadhouse

FIFTY years after they first appeared at the Maybury Roadhouse, legendary local band Fags ‘n’ Matches are to return to the venue where they were resident in their heyday.

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The Gardener's Cottage, run by Ed Murray and Dale Mailley, is all about social, seasonal dining. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Take a trip off the beaten track for quality meals

Avoid the obvious choice when it comes to eating out and discover some of our city’s hidden gems. Although restaurants are usually rated highly for a good reason, it’s worth branching out and trying some lesser known places to strike gold. If you’ve already worked your way through restaurants that frequently appear inTripAdvisor’s top 10, try these alternative for a similarly excellent meal.

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Supermarket dominance a Gray area in Comely Bank

Having a major supermarket virtually on your doorstep is not necessarily a bad thing for the local independent trader.

Commuters in London picking up breakfast from the Barclays #cashbackcoffee van in Covent Garden. Picture: PA

Free cash anyone? Barclays handing out money from coffee van

Barclay’s coffee van is coming to Edinburgh on Friday - and giving out free money who whoever buys a coffee and a croissant.

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