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Memories of Edinburgh’s most legendary gigs

THERE was a time when the city’s music aficionados didn’t have to stray too far to see their heroes.

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The interior of Drumsheugh Baths showing the 70ft pool. Picture: Kate Chandler

A trip back in time: Edinburgh’s exclusive Victorian baths

EDINBURGH’S luxurious Drumsheugh swimming baths have been a popular hotspot for well-heeled individuals for well over a century.

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David Lawson, who weighed over 30 stone has turned his life around by running. He will take part in the Great Edinburgh Run. Picture; Neil Hanna

Running is lifeline for pair who shed 23st

Running has become the salvation of a Lothian Bus driver who will now tackle a tough ten-mile run after he and his wife shed a mammoth 23 stone between them.

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Little Marcos. Picture: Contributed

10 things everyone who grew up in Edinburgh will remember

From Little Marcos to the Stingray at the Commie Pool.

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The Devil's Advocate, Advocate Close, High Street, Edinburgh. Picture; Toby Williams

The most popular pubs in Edinburgh according to Instagram

New figures have revealed the most popular pubs in Edinburgh according to images shared on Instagram.

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Leith, Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson.

17 words and phrases people in Edinburgh will understand

EDINBURGH is a city of contrasts and differences, and that extends to the dialect of its residents. Just as the Old and New Towns radically differ in style, so do the accents and vocabularies of the city’s residents.

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Actors Ewan McGregor and Ewan Bremner running through the streets of Edinburgh. Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Trainspotting running tours take in film landmarks in Edinburgh

EXERCISE might not immediately be brought to mind by the drug-addled adventures of Trainspotting – unless you count running from the police, that is.

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Loanhead residents win share of £3 million postcode lottery pot

SEVEN lucky winners have each walked away with over £100,000 after their Loanhead postcode was selected for a £3 million cash giveaway.

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Lothian buses are aiming to trace this woman. Picture; contributed

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?

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.

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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