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Royal Highland Show enjoys record year

IT was a record-breaking year for the Royal Highland Show as thousands of visitors flocked to enjoy a celebration of rural life.

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ScotSoft is being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 5 October. Picture: Jane Barlow

Details unveiled for Scotland’s biggest tech event

ScotSoft has announced its “biggest speaker line-up yet” ahead of the technology extravaganza in October.

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The job cuts were attacked by the Federation of Small Businesses and the Unite union. Picture: John Devlin

Royal Bank of Scotland axes more than 400 jobs in India move

Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting 443 UK jobs dealing with business loans, with many roles set to be transferred to India.

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A volunteer at the 2014 Commonwealth Games gives advice at Glasgow Central Station. Picture: SNS

Festivals turn to deprived areas for volunteers

Volunteers are being recruited from some of Edinburgh’s most deprived areas to help form a new army of volunteers to welcome people to the city’s festivals during their 70th anniversary year.

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Watchdog clears Standard Life’s £11bn Aberdeen Asset deal

The UK competition watchdog has given the green light to the £11 billion merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM).

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50,000 members of the public will be allowed to walk across the Queensferry Crossing on September 2 and 3. Picture: Greg Macvean

Applications for bridge walk tickets tops 150,000

More than 150,000 people have applied for free tickets to walk across the new Queensferry Crossing - three times the 50,000 available.

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Brian Cox played Winston Churchill in the new big-screen biopic, which was shot in and around Edinburgh.

New Scottish film and TV fund delivers £17.5m boost for economy

A new incentive fund to help bring films and TV productions to Scotland has generated a £17.5 million return on investment in its first 18 months - 10 times more than was put in.
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Towerbank Primary School in Portobello was deemed to have defects. Picture: Jon Savage

Inspectors find four new city schools with defects, MSPs hear

DEFECTS have been found at four more Edinburgh schools in an inspection instigated after 17 schools were temporarily closed due to safety fears following a wall collapse.

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Napier's James O'Kane, left, with EICC boss Marshall Dallas. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Napier and EICC team up for degree in business events

Edinburgh Napier University and the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) have teamed up to offer what they say is the first course of its kind in the UK.

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Peace Recruitment boss Chris Peace said the firm's consultants are 'up for the challenge'. Picture: Colin Hattersley

Peace Recruitment Group embarks on digital overhaul

Peace Recruitment, the construction jobs specialist, has overhauled its online presence by introducing audio job adverts and TripAdvisor-style reviews for its consultants.

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Liz McAreavey chief executive of Edinburgh Chamber Of Commerce. Picture: Scott Louden

Liz McAreavey: Enterprise is alive and well but needs support and investment

With Brexit negotiations commencing this week, one year post referendum and less than two years before we are set to leave the EU, Britain has become a central focus for businesses globally. As businesses seek international trade connections outwith the political process, likewise, overseas markets are keen to ensure they maintain a strong relationship with their important trade partner – the UK.

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More can be done to attract new flight routes to Edinburgh and other airports across Scotland

Gordon Macdonald: New airport tax boost for Scotland

As Scotland replaces Air Passenger Duty with a new Air Departure Tax, we now have a unique opportunity to bring even more jobs to Scotland’s economy.

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Standard Life chairman Sir Gerry Grimstone welcomes the vote result at yesterday's meeting. Picture: Contributed

Standard Life plays down Widows talk as AAM deal approved

Standard Life’s chairman has downplayed talk of imminent talks over a tie-up with Scottish Widows after its merger with Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) was overwhelmingly approved by shareholders of both companies.

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Standard Life chairman fails to dispel job fears in Edinburgh

Standard Life chairman fails to dispel job fears in Edinburgh

Standard Life chairman Sir Gerry Grimstone has failed to dispel concerns about a potential merger with Scottish Widows amid fears of further job losses at the two firms.

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A tiny shop on Edinburghs Royal Mile which has been sold to a private investor for �1 million, achieving a Scottish record of �3,871 per square foot.  Picture; SWNS

Edinburgh newsagents sells for record £1m

A tiny newsagents which sold for £1million has become Scotland’s most expensive commercial property ever -- by square foot.

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The artists impression of how the new Edinburgh restaurant will look. Illustration: The Ivy Group

First look: The Ivy in Edinburgh

Fine dining brand The Ivy Group have released an artist illustration of how their first Scottish restaurant will look when it launches in Edinburgh this autumn.

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Vote for your favourite Curry House.

Vote for your favourite to be our Curry House of the Year 2017

You’ve had your say and tasted the local cuisine helping us shape our top ten.

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Standard Life could be merging with Scottish Widows as talks begin. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

Fresh job fears as Standard Life and Scottish Widows ‘set to hold merger talks’

TWO of the Capital’s biggest employers are set to enter merger talks – sparking fears more jobs could be threatened.

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Edinburgh pension fund invests £46m in fracking

Edinburgh pension fund invests £46m in fracking

An environmental charity is calling for the council to stop investing pension money into controversial fracking companies.

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Construction work is underway in the Canadian town. Photograph: Louise Imbeault/New Edinburgh News

Canada’s New Edinburgh up in arms over sewer pipe plan

Residents of a Canadian town created by a Scottish stonemason in the 19th century have clashed with the local council over the construction of a sewage pipeline which they say could damage the community.

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