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Is this Edinburgh rental property the perfect New Year let?

Edinburgh is known for its world-famous street party and New Year celebrations.

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Could Black Friday not be as great as some think?

Revealed: Are Black Friday deals not always as good as they look?

A survey of deals on offer for last year’s Black Friday has found more than half were the same price or cheaper months either side of the event, according to a consumer group.

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Hearts announced a profit of �2.3m

Hearts announce profit of £2.3 million

Hearts recorded a £2.3 million profit during the financial year ending June 30, 2017, despite spending £6.9m on stadium redevelopment at Tynecastle Park.

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Electric cars should not detract from the need to tackle congestion. Picture: Michael Gillen

Chas Booth: Transport revolution is about more than electric cars

The recent announcements by the Scottish and UK Governments that they will end the sale of fossil fuelled cars by 2032 and 2040 respectively has seen electric vehicles move rapidly up the political agenda.

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Hearts fan Julie McInroy during Hearts V Partick Thistle . Picture: Alan Rennie

‘Start of a new era’ Hearts fans praise new Tynecastle stand

HEARTS fans welcomed “a new era for the club” today as they made their long-awaited return to Tynecastle.

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The Edinburghs Covent Garden plan for the Grassmarket never made it off the drawing board. Picture: Greg Macvean

Kevin Buckle: Edinburgh’s Old Town and New Town should work together

I saw the news that there was a proposed Old Town business improvement district or “BID” with mixed feelings. I was in the Grassmarket for the introduction of the Grassmarket BID and was somebody who thought it a good idea at the time. A BID is meant to do what it says on the tin, in that it finds ways to improve the district it represents for businesses in return for a small levy.

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The temporary pavement closure at Fountainbridge forcing people to walk on the road. Picture: contributed

Pedestrians fuming over Fountainbridge walkway delay

FURIOUS residents in Fountainbridge have been assured a temporary walkway will be created around a large-scale building development in the area – more than three weeks after it was first agreed with construction bosses.

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Murrayfield Ice Rink and access bridge.

Edinburgh Capitals faces restructure as winding up order sparks fears

THE future of Edinburgh Capitals ice hockey club has been plunged into doubt after a petition was lodged for the business to be wound up.

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Zoella is charging a king's ransom for her advent calendar. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Susan Morrison: Zoella’s tat is no substitute for advent ‘cat donkey’

My friend George rarely takes heed of modern trends and really doesn’t have much time for the folderols of 21st century life. So, he surprised me recently by asking if I knew what a Zoella was. As a matter of fact, I do, I said.

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The Howard hotel on Great King Street. Picture: Greg Macvean

Luxury city centre hotels in sale shock

TWO luxury hotels in the heart of Edinburgh’s historic city centre are to shut their doors after more than 20 years so they can be turned into residential properties.

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Burger King are to open more stores across the UK. Picture: Getty Images

New owners of Burger King vow to expand restaurant chain

Private equity giant Bridgepoint has seized control of Burger King’s UK brand, vowing to revamp the fast food business and expand it across the country.

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BiFab workers march on the Scottish Parliament today to demonstrate their anger over job fears. Picture: Jon Svage.

Hundreds of BiFab workers march on Holyrood in protest over jobs

Hundreds of workers at the struggling engineering firm BiFab have marched on the Scottish Parliament in their fight to safeguard jobs and secure the future of the company.

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This first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone has sold for a world record �106,250. Picture: SWNS

Signed first edition Harry Potter book sold for world record

A signed first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has sold for a world record £106,250.

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Sarah Moore is holding down nine jobs on North Ronaldsay in the Orkneys

Woman who left Edinburgh for the Orkney islands is now holding down nine jobs

A woman who packed in her city retail job for a quiet life on a tiny island is having to hold down nine jobs - because there’s no-one else to do them.

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Driving examiners are planning to strike from December 4.

Examiners set to strike across Edinburgh on day of new driving tests

Aspiring drivers in the Capital wanting to take full advantage of the new driving test will be forced to wait with examiners preparing to strike.

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Greggs faced a call for a boycott due to the Nativity scene. Picture: Taylor Herring/Greggs/PA Wire

Calls for Greggs boycott after sausage roll replaced Jesus

Greggs the bakers has apologised for placing a sausage roll in the Nativity scene to advertise its Advent calendar.

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Not everyone is happy with an historic ruling that will guarantee minimum unit pricing for alcohol in Scotland.

They’re ‘destroying Scotland’; Readers react to minimum alcohol price

Evening News readers have largely savaged the decision to make Scotland the first country in the world to introduce minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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The Edinburgh Christmas Market was named the second best in the UK

Edinburgh Christmas market named ‘second best in UK’ by Vogue

Edinburgh’s Christmas Market has been named as the second best in the UK by fashion magazine, Vogue.

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Liz McAreavey is chief executive of Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce

Liz McAreavey: Sexual harassment is reprehensible – and bad for business

For weeks now, the news agenda has been dominated by stories of the sexual harassment of women – in particular in the high-profile worlds of showbusiness and politics.

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