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The secret life of a First World War codebreaker

IT is June 1920, and the tradition of presenting young ladies to the royal court is a key event in the upper class social calendar.

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The view from the rear of the property.

Does this property for sale offer the best view in Edinburgh?

It is one of the most impressively located homes in the Capital.

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The girls' school was established in Edinburgh's Drumsheugh Gardens.

Girls’ school lesbian sex row ‘rocked Edinburgh’

The school was among the most highly regarded establishments for young ladies, a sanctuary where good manners, poise and elegance were taught alongside the educational essentials required for an aristocratic teenage girl in the 19th century.

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The refurbished Turkish baths. Picture: TSPL

Nostalgia: Healing waters of Portobello Turkish baths

A social occasion for the Capital’s industrial workers, a trip to the Turkish baths in Portobello allowed time to relax, heal and luxuriate.

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The Edinburgh skyline. Picture: TSPL

15 words people from Edinburgh will understand

EDINBURGH is a city of contrasts and differences, and that extends to the dialect of its residents.

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Kalon Forrest cuts Chris' hair. Pic: Greg Macvean

Barber spends days off on street cutting hair of the homeless

He’s been cutting hair for the homeless on the Capital’s streets for almost four years.

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Alfonso Russo has owned the shop with Sam since 1970. Picture: Greg Macvean

Gorgie Road barbers closes after almost 50 years

It has been a cut above since it first opened almost 50 years ago – even if it has kept a single style the entire time.

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Pope John Paul II waves to crowds of supporters at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow, in June 1982.

On this day 1982: ecstatic crowds greet Pope John Paul II

Thirty-five years ago today, Pope John Paul II touched down at Edinburgh Airport, where he kissed the soil after disembarking from his plane onto Scottish ground for the first time.

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The Royal Mile.

Edinburgh’s top urban myths - debunked

With its rich history, the Capital is at the centre of scores of old wives’ tales and ripping yarns - but how many of them are actually true?

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Workers head for home after their shift at Castle Mills. Picture: TSPL

The last remnants of Edinburgh’s ‘welly boot’ factory

Amid the increasing number of modern retail units and apartment blocks slowly eating up gap sites in Fountainbridge for the past decade, stands the last remnants of one of Scotland’s most important industrial landmarks.

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Dundas Castle is just one of many hidden fortresses in Edinburgh. Picture: Contributed

9 hidden castles in Edinburgh you didn’t know about

Edinburgh Castle is arguably the city’s most recognisable landmark, but did you know it’s not the only castle in town?

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Who gets your vote for Curry House of the year?

Search begins for Edinburgh Curry House of the Year

We are on the hunt for the best curry house of 2017.

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Dog walkers at Hermitage of Braid. Picture: TSPL

10 things to do in Edinburgh (only locals will tell you about)

Throw away the guide books....

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Video: Stunning drone footage of Edinburgh

Travel company Expedia have released a spectacular video of Edinburgh shot using a drone.

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Quiz: How well do you know Edinburgh?

Our city is home to many famous landmarks, people and is one of the cultural centres of Europe.

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