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Capital aims to reunite New Jersey holidaymaker with lost camera

The city has rallied to help reunite a holidaymaker with her vacation snaps after she left her camera on a bus.

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Edinburgh from My Window  by Pasquale Marco

Pictures: Photo competition to capture beauty of Edinburgh

WE live in undoubtedly one of the most picturesque cities in the world – but can you capture the magic of Edinburgh with just one image?

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The Edinburgh duo are to obtain a national award. Picture; contributed

Edinburgh duo given national honour for services to community

A duo from the Capital who have been supporting people with disabilities for 14 years have been recognised with a national honour.

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Scans of the bridges were carried out to enchance learning. Picture; contributed

3D Scans of Forth Bridges to be used in educational game

Incredibly detailed 3D scans of the Forth Bridge will be used in new interactive games promoting engineering skills for school children.

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The spectacular Deep Time light event at The Castle opened the Festival in 2016. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh Festivals set to get a 70th birthday funding boost

The Scottish Government is to restore a controversial funding cut for Edinburgh’s festivals to coincide with their 70th anniversary this year.

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Yvonne McIntosh, Ellie Rossiter, Amy Robertson, Alastair Stewart (all standing), and Andrew Anderson and Corinne Eunson were celebrating the donation. Picture: Greg Macvean

Morrisons donates £160k to help Maggie’s reach halfway in appeal

A CHARITABLE supermarket chain has helped us hit the halfway mark in our bid to extend the Maggie’s Centre by donating a massive £160,000 from sales of 5p plastic bags.

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Donnie Campbell, right, with Dr Andrew Murray after running across the Namib desert from Luderitz to Walvis Bay. Picture: contributed

Edinburgh personal trainer scales 24 peaks in less than a day

A FORMER Marine has broken the record for the notorious Ramsay’s Round challenge – running and climbing some of the country’s most imposing mountains in less than 24 hours.

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People attend the Light Night event in Edinburgh including the opening of 'Street of Light' on George Street, Picture; Jane Barlow

Festive seasons gets off to a sparkling start in the Capital

IT might only be November – but yesterday Christmas well and truly got underway in the Capital.

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Capital Christmas to kick off on George Street this weekend

IT is the brightest night of the year and marks the beginning of the Capital’s Christmas extravaganza.

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Simple Minds performing at the Radio Forth Awards. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Stars pack Usher Hall for annual Radio Forth Awards

Surprise performances by pop and rock icons Simple Minds and Paul Young were among the highlights as Radio Forth staged its annual awards ceremony in the Capital.

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The last tram entering Princes Street at the Mound, 1956.

The final night of Edinburgh’s original tram system: 60 years on

TO paraphrase the Evening News of the time: old folks, young folks, everybody, it seemed, ventured out on to the streets of Edinburgh to bid farewell to the “last” of the city’s electric tramcars.

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The Street of Light was staged on the  Royal Mile last year. Picture: TSPL

90,000 Street of Light tickets snapped up in 24 hours

MORE than 90,000 tickets were snapped up within the first 24 hours of the box office opening for this year’s Street of Light spectacular

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John Richardson is retiring after 41 years and will close the shop at the end of November. 
 Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh music institution Ripping Records to close after 41 years

It was the independent music store that provided generations of the Capital’s music lovers with the “golden tickets” for their dream gigs.

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Last trip for MacTour Routemaster buses.

End of the road for Edinburgh’s vintage sightseeing buses

The iconic and much-loved buses have been taking visitors around the Capital’s most famous landmarks for almost two decades.

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Rachel Hazell will be selling origami lights, bookbinding kits and handmade notebooks from her home. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Local artists to sell work at Stockbridge’s Creative Colonies

HOMES in the historic Stockbridge Colonies will throw open their doors to the public this weekend to allow local artists and designers an opportunity to sell their creations to the public.

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Charlie in his new salon in stafford Street. Picture; contributed

Charlie Miller is cut above the rest as brand celebrates its 50th year

FROM LA to London, Hollywood to Edinburgh, perfectly coiffed locks and tresses around the world have a lot to thank the Gillette razor for. Because, it if it wasn’t for the seemingly innocuous razor that was used by a 14-year-old Charlie Miller to tidy up his dad’s hair, the iconic hairdressing institution that is Charlie Miller Hairdressing may never have been born.

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Samhuinn Fire Festival, Edinburgh. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Thousands gather for Samhuinn Fire Festival

THOUSANDS were undeterred by the rain as they gathered in the Old Town last night to see the spectacular Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrate its 21st birthday with a return to its traditional home.

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