Janet’s in running for carer of the year

A DEVOTED pensioner who became her husband’s 24-hour carer after a stroke left him with a life-changing brain injury has been shortlisted for a national award.

Deacon Blue in concert at The Hydro. Picture; Andrew MacColl

Deacon Blue announce Edinburgh Castle gig

It is one of the Capital’s most iconic venues while they are among Scotland’s most iconic bands.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Picture: AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

£5 to have lunch with Leonardo DiCaprio in Edinburgh

Hollywood superstar Leonardo DiCaprio is coming to Edinburgh next month to help raise funds for homeless people.

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Andy Murray in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

Tennis champ Andy Murray raises more than £350k for charity

Andy Murray’s first charity exhibition match raised more than £350,000 for two children’s charities in the UK.

Edinburgh City Council have arranged for the streets to be cleaned more often Photo: Kate Chandler

Council draws up 65-point action plan to clean up City streets

STREET-SWEEPING is to be given a major boost as part of an action plan to crack down on the Capital’s rubbish problem.

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Ewan McGregor. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Ewan McGregor will attend Edinburgh screening of new film

The red carpet is to be rolled out for Ewan McGregor in Scotland next week for a gala screening of his first film as a director.

Actors Ewan McGregor  and Ewan Bremner running through the streets of Edinburgh filming scenes for the new Trainspotting.  Picture; Jane Barlow

Ewan McGregor feared he ‘wasn’t Scottish enough’ for Trainspotting 2

EWAN McGregor feared he wasn’t Scottish enough to star in the sequel to Trainspotting after living out of the country for so many years.

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Proposed Music School at the Royal High School. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Capital planning decisions lagging behind rest of UK

Planning decisions in Scotland’s major cities such as Edinburgh are lagging behind the rest of the UK in terms of both speed and volume, a report has claimed.

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Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Krysty’s gaze takes in new festival role

KRYSTY Wilson-Cairns has been named as the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s first ever screenwriter-in-residence

Edinburgh had more shops opened last year than anywhere else in Scotland. Picture; Toby Williams

Big name retailers set to open stores in the Capital

A string of top retail names are setting up shop in the Capital as it undergoes a mini revival.

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Save Bellfield campaigners outside Portobello Parish Church. Picture; Greg Macvean

Community buy-out of Porty church is given the go-ahead in landmark decision

A COMMUNITY bid to take over former church premises in Portobello has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government.

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The Queen outside St James Centre in Edinburgh in July 1975 .

Farewell to St James Centre as ‘Capital’s most hated building’ closes doors after 40 years

IT’S perhaps Edinburgh’s most hated building – a Brutalist throwback to an age where concrete blocks where the height of architectural fashion.

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Bangour village hospital.

Call to turn Bangour Hospital into military museum

Derelict buildings at the historic Bangour Village Hospital should be converted into a world-class conference centre and museum dedicated to Scotland’s military record, according to a leading war historian.

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Ian Rankin says he can't 'bump off' Rebus. Picture: Jane Barlow

Ian Rankin: ‘I can’t imagine killing off Rebus’

Celebrated crime writer Ian Rankin has admitted he cannot bring himself to kill off his Inspector Rebus character after 30 years.

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The Men's Health Rat Race hits edinburgh with obstacles set up around the city, including an air jump on The High Street. Picture: Toby Williams

Hundreds take part in Rat Race around Edinburgh

HUNDREDS of runners have tested their mettle on a rat race obstacle course through the city.

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Author Irvine Welsh has been nominated for a literary award.

Irvine Welsh in line for ‘best book’ prize

Irvine Welsh, James Kelman, Jenni Fagan and Maggie O’Farrel will all be competing for Scotland’s major literary honours this year.

Lothian Buses cheifs are to reap a substantial bonus. Picture; Jane Barlow

City bus bosses secure £270,000 in bonuses after threatening legal action

TWO controversial outgoing Lothian Buses chiefs have pocketed £180,000 in bonuses in the last two years – and are set to rake in another £90,000 before they leave.

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Chris Evans congratulates Lewis Shillinglaw on his award. Picture: Jordan Mary

BB Lewis rewarded for making a difference

AN 18-year old member of The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland has been presented with one of the organisation’s most coveted accolades at a special presentation at BBC Broadcasting House.

Neil Danskin, of Two Wheels,, with a 750cc training bike similar to the one stolen at The Cameron Toll roundabout, Edinburgh. Picture; Toby WIlliams

Motorbike instructor has bike stolen during lesson in Capital

A MOTORBIKE instructor watched helplessly as a hooded teenager snatched a pupil’s bike during a lesson and sped off along a busy road.

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M&S Edinburgh employee Liam Carruthers who took part in a skydives for children's bereavement charity  Richmond's Hope.

Jump parachutes Liam into spotlight

Liam Carruthers, an employee at M&S Princes Street, has faced his worst fears to support a child bereavement charity which offers counselling services across the Capital.

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