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Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee opens first Edinburgh store

Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee is set to open its first Edinburgh outlet.

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Rebecca Latto is representing Edinburgh in Miss Mermaid UK. Photo Paul Dale Photography.

Meet the waitress hoping to win the UK Miss Mermaid title

It’s an unusual tail of an underwater beauty pageant with a twist.

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Quadruple amputee Corinne Hutton, 47, from Lochwinnoch in Renfrewshire, has achieved a momentous feat by completing a super-sprint distance challenge at this year's London Triathlon.

Scotland’s ‘bionic mum’ battles agony to finish triathlon

A brave Scotswoman who lost both her hands and feet after suffering a near-fatal illness has defied agony to cross the finish line at the world’s largest triathlon event.

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Stephanie Wolfe Murray in the Canongate office in 1982

Stephanie Wolfe Murray broke the publishing mould

It was perhaps because she had no experience in the field she broke the mould in Scottish publishing.

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Spice Lounge Kitchen has won the award for the second year in a row. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Corstorphine curry house wins best in Edinburgh

The curry kings of Corstorphine have done it again.

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The body was found in a wooded area near Morningside Terrace. Picture: Google

Death of man found in Morningside woods ‘unexplained’ say police

Police say the death of a man who was found in a wooded area in Morningside is not suspicious.

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Crews on the scene of the blaze. Picture: Gary Cocker

Residents evacuated as firefighters battle Edinburgh flats blaze

FIRE crews have tackled a major fire at a block of flats in Pilton.

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The person who will succees Peter Capaldi is being announced on Sunday.

New Doctor Who to be announced today

Doctor Who fans waiting to learn who will succeed Peter Capaldi as the Time Lord will get an answer today.

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Andy Murray wasn't happy with the way a reporter phrased his question during yesterday's press conference. Picture: PA

Andy Murray earns praise for calling out ‘casual sexism’

Andy Murray has been praised for calling out a reporter’s remark that has been classed as “casual sexism” and “ignorant”.

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Celine Sinclair was honoured at the Scottish Charity Awards

Celine’s Leading Light at the Yard

Chief executive of Capital-based children’s charity The Yard, Celine Sinclair, has been named as a Leading Light at this year’s Scottish Charity Awards.

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Pino Vita is taking over from Nino and Franco Alonzi

Fond Stockbridge farewell to Nino and Franco

A CORNER of Stockbridge has ushered in the end of an era as the community said a fond farewell to brothers Nino and Franco Alonzi of Franco’s Fish & Chips after 46 years.

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Ishbel Smith with other Mary's Meals volunteers in Malawi

Proclaimer pride for volunteer mum

Edinburgh mother Ishbel Smith has told how she once stood in a dusty school yard in Blantyre, Malawi, when a group of children burst into the Proclaimers’ hit song ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 miles)’.

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SGN employees helped out for the day at Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Animal charity is cooking with gas

Animal-loving volunteers from SGN have given up their time to help out at The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home.

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The Edinburgh Academy has appointed a new Rector, Barry Welsh

Barry takes on role of rector at Academy

One of the country’s leading independent schools, the Edinburgh Academy, has appointed the school’s senior deputy rector, Barry Welsh, as new rector.

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Cerys Loughrie is havign her hair chopped in memory of her little sister  Laci.

Girl’s charity drive for little sister who died aged 2 days

AN 11-year-old girl is to cut off her hair in memory of her little sister, who died when she was just two days old.

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Nigel Jones in his competitive heyday

Nigel helps running festival stay on track

A former international athlete on both track and cross country has shown his support for Scotland’s foremost family running event, The City of Edinburgh Running Festival.

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Members of Big Hearts go out into the community to help the old and disabled

Care and Repair put Hearts into helping

A dedicated group of handy people have won an Inspiring Volunteer Award from the Capital.

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The community centre is home to a number of events similar to this one at a community centre in Cumbernaul. Stock image

Residents fear for future of community centre as bosses quit

Fears over a loss of services at a community centre have been raised after the management committee announced they were giving up their lease.

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Prefessor Melissa Terras takes up her new role in October

Melissa to develop digital scholarship

A professor has been appointed to develop the growing field of digital scholarship at Edinburgh University.

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Ken Buchanan, former world lightweight champion.

Irvine Welsh backs call for a Ken Buchanan statue

Efforts to create a permanent tribute to boxing great Ken Buchanan in Edinburgh have received a boost.

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