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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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The frenzied speculation over whether Tian Tian will give birth obscures harsh realities about Edinburgh Zoo's visitor numbers. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Martyn McLaughlin: Pandas are cherished, but their lure is fading fast

Despite excitement over the prospect of a panda cub, the zoo’s visitors have fallen sharply, writes Martyn McLaughlin

Opinion
Phase 3 arrived this week.

All you need to know about 20mph zones in Edinburgh as phase 3 arrives

A new 20mph speed limit has been implimented in the Capital as phase 3 arrives in the Capital.

Edinburgh
An audit has revealed a potential security breach at the council.

Cyber expert warns of potential security breach at Edinburgh Council

NEARLY half of Edinburgh’s council workers fail to hand in their security passes when they leave the authority, an internal audit revealed.

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Children attend the StreetGames club at Edinburgh Leisure's Jack Kane Community Sports Hub in Niddrie. Picture: Alistair Linford

‘Holiday hunger’ sports project feeds deprived children

It’s an inspiring scene of happiness and vitality, with hordes of young boys and girls buzzing around, laughing and enjoying games of football, cricket and rounders on a summer’s day.

Politics
Jeremy Corbyn. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Jeremy Corbyn and Alex Salmond to appear at Edinburgh Festival

They may not be the most likely theatre performers – but two of the country’s most talked about politicians have proven a hot ticket at this year’s Fringe.

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Subjects on offer at different schools vary greatly

‘Vast gap’ in choice of Higher subjects between schools

Schools just a few miles apart in Edinburgh are offering pupils a vastly different number of subjects to study for exams, playing a vital part in determining their future higher education and career chances, figures released today 
show.

Education
Visitors are shown the interior of the new high flats at Muirhouse in Edinburgh February 1966.

Story of the Capital’s slums to be told in forthcoming art project

A UNIQUE arts project is set to tell the story of Edinburgh’s slum clearances from the mid-20th century.

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Joined by daughters Carolyn and Margaret Mr Horne returned to Normandy for the first time. Picture: Contributed

D-Day veteran returns to Normandy for first time in 73 years

IT’s the 73rd anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1944 and 73 years since veteran Charles Horne witnessed the brutal slaughter of thousands of his comrades on the beaches of Normandy.

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The debate was streamed live on the Edinburgh Evening News.

Party leaders clash ahead of city election

PARTY leaders have clashed over the Capital’s 20mph speed limit and bin collections ahead of Thursday’s city council elections.

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Foodbank manager Kathleen Neilly. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Surge in Edinburgh foodbank use as changes to benefits bite

DESPERATE families in the Capital’s poorest areas are flocking to foodbanks for help, a charity boss has revealed.

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Sophia Jex-Blake is a strong candidate to be celebrated with the erection of a statue in Edinburgh.

Paris Gourtsoyannis: Let’s honour Scotland’s greatest daughters

We should back efforts to honour the achievements of remarkable women like Sophia Jex-Blake, says Paris Gourtsoyannis

Opinion
Cameron House on Prestonfield Avenue. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor

Revealed: Over £250,000 spent on Cameron House repair bill

MORE than £250,000 of taxpayers’ money has been spent patching up a Capital community centre plagued by alleged botched works, the Evening News can reveal.

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The proposed tie-up between Standard Life and AAM has raised fears over job cuts. Picture: Neil Hanna

Backlash looms over Standard Life’s £11bn AAM deal

Sir George Mathewson, a former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland and a doyen of the finance sector in Scotland, has voiced “regret” at the proposed £11 billion merger between Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM).

Business

Independent Scotland ‘should have own currency and central bank’

A nationalist MP has said an independent Scotland should have its own currency and central bank.

Politics
Revised proposals for the hotel plans for Royal high School as of Novermber 16
the red outline showns where the terraces came to on the old plans. Picture: contributed

Fresh Royal High School hotel plans fail to sway rivals

A REVISED planning application to turn Edinburgh’s historic old Royal High School into a luxury hotel is unlikely to give planners who rejected the proposal any reason to change their minds, the leader of a rival scheme has claimed.

Edinburgh
A new police crackdown is being carried out in the north-west of the city.

New police crackdown in Capital to target underage drinkers

UNDERAGE drinkers are to be targeted by police in a new crackdown across north-west Edinburgh.

Politics
Events manager Mariusz Bogacki at Cabaret Voltaire, which is linking up with the Ragged University. Picture:


 Neil Hanna

Edinburgh nightclub clears dancefloor to become part of Ragged University

It is one of Edinburgh’s most popular nightclubs, with clubbers forming lengthy queues into the early hours to enjoy live music in its Old Town basement vaults.

Entertainment
Gordon Aikman who died yesterday at the age of 31.

Tributes flood in for Gordon Aikman who dies aged 31

TRIBUTES have been paid to Motor Neurone Disease campaigner, Gordon Aikman, who has died at the age of 31.

News
Zoe Thomson  with her children. They are currently in emergency B&B accommodation where they all - along with zoe's partner - share the one room with no cooking facilities. Contributed

Edinburgh housing: Family of four forced to live in one room

WHEN Zoe Thomson learned last August that she was being forced to move out of her rented flat, she thought there would be no problem finding somewhere suitable to live.

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