Electric Circus forced to close as gallery expands

EDINBURGH’S Electric Circus nightclub is set to close to make way for an extension to one of Scotland’s leading art galleries.

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Lidl have announced plans to increase the number of stores. Picture; Greg Mcvean

Lidl announce plans for two new stores in Capital

Lidl have announced intentions to invest in two new and three existing stores in Edinburgh leading to new jobs.

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Aldi are to reopen in Musselburgh

Aldi to reopen in Musselburgh

Aldi will re-open the doors to its Musselburgh store following a refurbishment and significant extension on Thursday December 8 at 8.00am, with a ribbon cutting ceremony performed by Aldi Store Manager, Vikki Turner and representatives from Campie Primary School.

20mph speed limits have divided opinion in Edinburgh. Picture; Jon Savage

Residents oppose Capital 20mph zone in new poll

CITY residents are still far from convinced by new 20mph speed limits being enforced in the Capital, according to an online poll carried out by the Evening News.

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RBS Gilmerton is one branch set to close. Picture: Greg Macvean

RBS to close half its Edinburgh branches

ROYAL Bank of Scotland is to close half its Edinburgh branches in the latest round of cost-cutting - with more misery to come.

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Ryanair is launching its first package holiday service.

Ryanair to ‘transform’ travel industry with package holiday service

Irish budget airline Ryanair has launched a new package holiday service that it claims will offer travellers the best value for money.

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RBS admitted it has 'more to do' in restoring its financial strength. Picture: John Devlin

More cuts loom as RBS fails Bank of England stress test

Royal Bank of Scotland is to embark on fresh cost-cutting after failing a health check of Britain’s banking sector.

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The statue of the police chief and his wife will be a centrepiece of the exhibition.

Treasures found in police chief's ancient tomb to be showcased in Edinburgh

Dozens of treasures discovered in an Egyptian tomb built for a police chief and his wife 3300 years ago are set to go on display in Edinburgh.

Plans for the site of the old Sighthill Road flats. Picture: contributed

New development planned to replace Sighthill towers

THEY once dominated the skyline of west Edinburgh – a towering reminder of an era when high-rise flats were considered the future of social housing.

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Edinburgh's Christmas

Christmas lights and attractions. Picture; contributed

Edinburgh ‘more popular than ever’ during Christmas period

Edinburgh’s Christmas appears to be more popular than ever before, officials figures are showing.

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T in the Park has been dogged by problems since it was forced to relocate to Strathallan.

T in the Park set to quit Strathallan as organisers plot new event in Glasgow

Scotland’s biggest music festival is set to be effectively relocated to Glasgow after problems marred the event at its controversial new site in Perthshire.
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Boots on Princes Street pictured in 1956. Picture: TSPL

The Edinburgh building which championed the great Scots of history

It was quite possibly the most Scottish shop front ever, featuring seven of the nation’s most prominent historical figures.

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Philip Hammond in Glasgow. Picture; John Devlin

60,000 new homes planned for Lothians in City Deal

AROUND 60,000 affordable homes would be built across the Lothians as part of the ambitious multi-billion pound City Deal programme.

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Edinburgh Bus Tours have landed a gold award. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor

Capital bus tours given top award for green tourism

Edinburgh Bus Tours has received top recognition for sustainable best practice from the world’s largest sustainable certification programme of its kind.

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Geoff Ellis says he is determined T in the Park will make a comeback.

T in the Park chief says he wants to take the event back to Strathallan

The boss of T in the Park has broken his silence over the cancellation of next year’s festival to declare he wants to take the event back to Strathallan.
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Stonework damaged through rising damp is said to be affecting buildings through Edinburgh's world heritage site.

Probe into historic buildings reveals new threat to Edinburgh's world heritage site

Edinburgh’s world heritage site is at serious threat from the decline of crumbling tenements in the heart of the capital, it emerged today.
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Eric Brown's medals. Picture: Contributed.

National air museum buys Leith hero’s medals

MEDALS awarded to the Royal Navy’s most decorated pilot, the late Captain Eric “Winkle” Brown have been sold to the national air museum.

Edinburgh Airport flight paths are being altered. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Councillors snub Edinburgh Airport flight path consultation

Just 1% of councillors contacted over controversial plans to alter flight paths above Scotland’s busiest airport responded to a consultation on the issue, a new publication shows.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon yesterday ordered ScotRail bosses to publish in full almost 250 steps being taken to improve the network, amid growing criticism of the Abellio-run franchise from opposition parties.

Rail bosses challenged to navigate Waverley in a wheelchair

RAIL bosses have been challenged to spend a day on crutches or in a wheelchair trying to navigate Waverley station with heavy suitcases and get a taxi.

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Kezia Dugdale has called on rail fares to be freezed. Picture: Greg Macvean

Kezia Dugdale calls for an Edinburgh rail fare freeze

SCOTTISH Labour leader Kezia Dugdale launched a campaign for a rail fare freeze in Edinburgh today as signalling problems caused more disruption in Glasgow.

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