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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

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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).

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Lesley Hind at the launch of the 20mph scheme in the Capital. Picture; Ian Georgeson

All you need to know ahead of the 20mph rollout next week

Drivers in the Capital will be slowing down in a matter of days as a large swathe of Edinburgh prepares to take on a new 20mph speed limit.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Donald Trump willbe sworn into office this Friday. Picture; Getty

Anti-Trump protest planned for Edinburgh on inauguration day

HUNDREDS of protesters are to march through the Capital’s streets to campaign against incoming US president Donald Trump.

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Critics have spoken out against the cost and time needed for the Gaelic police plan. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Critics say police’s Gaelic plans are ‘waste of time’

Police Scotland officers will be encouraged to learn Gaelic and the service’s vehicles rebranded as part of an initiative to help promote the language within the national force.

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Priory Hospital in Glasgow. Picture: Donald MacLeod.

English patients sent to Scotland due to bed shortages

Eating disorder patients in England are being sent to Scotland by the NHS because of bed shortages, it has been reported.

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Councillor Gavin Barrie

Capital to host influential European political summit

ONE of Europe’s most prestigious conferences is to be held in the Capital in 2018.

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JLL highlighted demand for Edinburgh offices including One Lochrin Square. Picture: Contributed

Edinburgh’s office take-up resilient after EU vote

Office occupier take-up in Edinburgh has stayed strong in the wake of the Brexit vote despite “Doomsday” predictions, and with 2016 possibly set to outstrip last year’s levels, says new research from property consultancy JLL.

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Up to 4000 Hogmanay revellers will be able to use the free tram service

Free trams laid on for Edinburgh's Hogmanay revellers

Free tram rides are to be laid on in Edinburgh for the first time since the controversial service began operating - for the city’s Hogmanay revellers.
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Ian Murray has warned that failure to give Scottish Labour greater autonomy could see it shut down. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Ian Murray: Scottish Labour could “shut down”

Allies of Jeremy Corbyn will bring about the demise of the Labour party in Scotland if they block plans to give it autonomy, its only MP north of the border has warned.

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Pupils playing musical instruments at Broughton High School.

Council U-turn over plans to charge pupils for learning instruments

CITY bosses have performed a dramatic U-turn over plans to charge pupils for learning instruments at school.

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The collapsed wall at Oxgangs Primary following Storm Gertrude. Picture: Toby Williams

Edinburgh Council buildings to be inspected following school closures

CITY bosses have set aside half a million pounds to inspect council buildings across Edinburgh in the wake of the shock closure of 17 schools.

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