Nicola Sturgeon backs bid to ensure Edinburgh Festival staff are paid Living Wage

Nicola Sturgeon has backed a campaign to ensure workers in all Edinburgh Festival venues get a fair pay deal.

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Unemployment in Scotland has risen to a record high

Scottish employment rate surges to a record high

Scotland’s employment rate has hit a record high while unemployment has fallen by the fastest rate in the UK outside London, new figures have shown.

Bus diversions revealed ahead of Leith Street closure

Bus diversions revealed ahead of Leith Street closure

Major diversions will impact 12 city centre bus routes as a result of the Leith Street closure during works to redevelop the St James Centre in the East End.

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The Walnut Whip was created in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh-created Walnut Whip goes nut free

It was launched more than a century ago by an historic Scottish confectionary firm and is now an iconic nutty treat, loved by sweet-toothed Brits.

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Edinburgh International Conference Centre. Picture: Contributed

EICC claims Scottish first with carbon-neutral event

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) has claimed a first in Scotland after striking a deal to offset all the carbon generated during one of its events this week.

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Mallzee founder and chief executive Cally Russell. Picture: Neil Hanna

Mallzee aims to bag more sales via online fashion app

Fashion app Mallzee has rolled out a new feature that will let users buy from multiple online retailers in a single transaction.

Edinburgh is ranked as the best city in the UK to start a business

Liz McAreavey: Let’s establish city as a major global trader

It’s fair to say that human development has taken its biggest step forward in the last 50 years than since the discovery of human imagination some 30,000 years ago.

More than 800 IT jobs at Royal Bank of Scotland have been put at risk as part of a major reorganisation proposed by the lender. Picture: Ian Rutherford

800 RBS jobs at risk amid bank reorganisation plans

More than 800 IT jobs at Royal Bank of Scotland have been put at risk as part of a major reorganisation proposed by the lender.

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The study analysed costs at the Big 4 supermarkets

Revealed: The supermarkets with the biggest price hikes

The weekly shop is vital to any household, but more and more people are finding it hard to keep up with price increases across the board.

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New signs have gone up.  some of them in the middle of pavements.  Like this one in Braehead Road. .

Disbelief as pavements blocked by new 20mph signage

CITY chiefs have come under fresh fire over the Capital’s 20mph rollout after pedestrians found their path blocked by signs put up in the middle of the pavement.

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A breakdown of property value changes in Edinburgh

Have properties increased or decreased in value in your area?

Last week, our spread discussed the changing property scene in the Capital.

Standard Life Aberdeen is headed by co-chief executives Keith Skeoch, left, and Martin Gilbert. Picture: Contributed

Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset complete £11bn merger

The £11 billion merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management completed today, creating one of the world’s largest investment companies.

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon joins criticism of Clarks’ ‘sexist’ shoe range

Footwear firm Clarks has sparked a sexism row after naming a girls’ shoe range Dolly Babe and a boys’ line Leader.

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Tram works on Leith Walk in 2008. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Leith businesses express concern over tram extension

TRADERS have voiced fresh concern over the impact of extending the Capital’s tramline after it emerged work could potentially begin as soon as 2019.

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IME Property boss Iain Mercer hailed the firm's pace of growth. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Record quarterly sales for commercial property firm IME

An Edinburgh commercial property business has achieved its strongest quarter of lettings and sales just after celebrating its third anniversary.

Learner drivers will be allowed on Britain's motorways. Picture: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Learner drivers to be allowed on motorways from next year

Learner drivers will be allowed on Britain’s motorways, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced.

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The vegan toast at Caffeine Drip.

Caffeine Drip in Edinburgh praised for vegan french toast

An Edinburgh eatery has made the finals of a vegan food awards.

23 streets in the Ravelston area have been resurfaced.

Concerns as Ravelston dust cloud returns amid resurfacing works

A DUST cloud from road resurfacing work has re-appeared over Ravelston, sparking concern among residents.

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New figures show the Edinburgh Property market is fluctuating in different areas of the city. Picture; Toby Williams

‘Feeding frenzy’ in property market as prices fluctuate across Capital

HIGH demand and low supply has led the Capital’s property market to become a “feeding frenzy” as buyers desperately try to outbid their rivals, it has been claimed.

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The new RBS �10 note commemorating scientist Mary Somerville. Picture: PA

Astronomer Mary Somerville features on new RBS £10 note

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced the date it will issue its first plastic £10 note.

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