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Edinburgh B&B is named the best in the UK

A CAPITAL bed and breakfast with only two rooms has beaten competition from across the UK to be crowned the best in the country for the second time.

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Sosiveta Nakanacagi (left) was staioned at Glencorse.

Soldier who claimed he mistook schoolgirl for wife guilty of sex attack

A SOLDIER who sexually assaulted a young schoolgirl after claiming he mistook her for his wife has been jailed.

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The incident is said to have happened at Stramash on the Cowgate.

Police officer accused of Edinburgh pub sex attack

A POLICE officer has appeared in court accused of sexually assaulting a female bar worker at an Edinburgh pub.

The statue of Wojtek the bear is showing signs of wear around its nose and ears. Picture: Jon Savage

Tourists damaging Wojtek the bear statue with ‘lucky’ nose rub

FIRST it was Greyfriars Bobby. Now the statue of Wojtek the bear has been damaged due to too many people rubbing his nose.

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The investment in cycling has left many on different sides of the fence.

Letters: Readers debate the new £12m cycle investment in Edinburgh

Two of our readers have a very different opinion on the new cycling investment in the Capital. But who do you agree with?

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Police are hunting two men over the attack at the Liquid Rooms.

CCTV appeal over vicious attack on nightclub worker

Police are hunting two men over a serious assault on a member of staff at an Edinburgh nightclub.

Ambulance took 1 hour 42 minutes to arrive.

Patient waits one hour 42 minutes for an ambulance

A PATIENT suffering a seizure outside Holyrood had to wait an hour and 42 minutes for an ambulance, it has emerged.

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Council agrees business case for extending Edinburgh tram to Leith

Councillors have agreed the outline business case to take Edinburgh’s tram line to Newhaven.

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The incident happened on Wednesday at a classroom in Broughton Primary.

Classroom at Broughton Primary closes after ceiling collapses

A primary school classroom has been closed after part of a the ceiling fell off on Wednesday September 20.

Scotrail have recorded their best performance in 2 years.

ScotRail reports best train performance in two years

ScotRail says it has achieved its best performance in more than two years in recent weeks.

Lothian Buses are a popular aspect of Capital life.

John McLellan: Bus lovers take against tram line

Edinburgh by Numbers shows the city has the highest public transport satisfaction level of any Scottish city at 89 per cent, with 27 per cent of people using Lothian Buses every day compared to 18 per cent in Glasgow.

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Watch: The creepy new Asylum-themed game coming to Edinburgh’s new escape room

With escape rooms in Dubai and Las Vegas, one of the world’s leading puzzle experiences has broken onto the Capital’s live game scene.

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The party flats in Edinburgh are being probed. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh party flats to be probed by BBC Panorama

A STUDENT and her flatmates ended up being given rape alarms after going for advice on how to cope with the “party flat” above them in the Capital’s Lauriston Park.

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New hotels are set to provide 2000 new rooms by 2020. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

New hotels in Edinburgh set to provide 2000 new rooms by 2020

NEW hotels due to open in Edinburgh over the next three years will add nearly 2000 extra rooms to the city.

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Crowd barriers will be placed in Edinburgh for the Festive celebrations

Christmas ‘terror barriers’ to be installed in Edinburgh

New anti-terror barriers are set to be installed in Edinburgh city centre for up to seven weeks over the festive season due to the vast numbers of visitors expected to flood in for its Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations.

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The Johnston Carmicheal teams efforts on the Kiltwalk have helped charities for children

Accountants take steps for charities

STAFF from a city accountancy firm have raised more than £4000 for local charities after taking part in one of the Capital’s biggest charity events.

Ian Murray is the Labour MP for Edinburgh South. Picture: Scott Taylor

Ian Murray: SNP refuse to use resources where they’re needed most

Last month, following the publication of the Scottish Government’s annual accounts, which showed that, despite running a deficit of over £13 billion, Scottish spending on public services is still £1,437 per head higher than the UK average, I questioned whether Scottish taxpayers were getting value for their money.

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Danny Swanson paid tribute to Shaun Woodburn after he scored his first goal for Hibs. Picture; SNS

Danny Swanson dedicates his first Hibs goal to Shaun Woodburn

Danny Swanson has revealed that his first goal in a Hibs shirt is in memory of his tragic friend Shaun Woodburn.

Some passengers on re-booked Ryanair flights were forced to pay again for extras they'd paid for on their original flight. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights pay again for extras

Some Ryanair passengers who re-booked flights after the airline announced mass cancellations have reported having to pay again if they had chosen to pick seats or take hold luggage.

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Cat had 15cm grass blade up his nose

A CAT that had trouble breathing was found to have a 15cm blade of grass stuck up his nose.

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