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Police appeal for witnesses following Leith retail break-in

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a break-in to a retail premises in Leith.

Exterior View of the  Western General Hospital, Edinburgh.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh hospital ‘turning patients away due to lack of beds’

Brain surgeons at a major hospital are suffering “plummeting morale” from having to turn patients away due to a lack of beds, MSPs have heard.

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NFL ‘could host a game at Murrayfield’

Murrayfield and Hampden Park could host an NFL game in the future according to the director of marketing for NFL UK.

Leith, The Shore. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Leith named top ‘hip hang-out’ spot in Scotland

Leith in Edinburgh and Finnieston and the West End in Glasgow have been named the second, sixth and fifteenth as the hippest areas in the UK to hang out.

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What songs feature on the new Trainspotting (T2) film

The sequel to Danny Boyle’s acclaimed comedy drama Trainspotting will feature an eclectic mix of punk and new wave hits, including songs by Blondie and The Clash.


VIDEO: World’s biggest inflatable obstacle course set for Edinburgh

Thrill seekers will get the chance to go 40mph on Europe’s tallest inflatable slide which has been transformed for when the world’s biggest inflatable obstacle course returns to Edinburgh in 2017.

Trainspotting 2 is out in January. Picture; PA

Blue Monday: 20 reasons to be cheerful on year’s most depressing day

HOLIDAYS are over and it’s back to work with expanded waistlines and shrunken bank balances.

David Goodwillie has been ordered to pay damages. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

David Goodwillie to pay £100k as judge rules he raped woman

A former Scotland international footballer and his ex-teammate were ruled to be rapists and ordered to pay 100,000 damages today despite never facing a criminal trial.

The Cluny Centre hosts a variety of groups. Picture; Steven Scott Taylor

Council rules out new community centre for growing Morningside

COUNCIL chiefs have ruled out a new community centre in Morningside to replace a busy church-run centre which is closing.

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Capital’s ghost signs spelling out city’s urban past

They offer a tantalising glimpse into a bygone age, having withstood the onslaught of time to bridge the gap between past and present.

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Arlene Stuart will host the awards this year.

Arlene Stuart announced as host for Local Hero Awards

Arlene Stuart has been confirmed as the host for the the Local Hero Awards 2017.

Greenbelt land at Brustane earmarked for development. Picture: Scott Louden

Ash Denham: A green belt and braces approach for Brunstane

Since being elected as MSP for East Edinburgh, I have had regular correspondence from constituents making their views heard about the proposed Brunstane development, which will see up to 1300 new homes built on open space in the east of the city. The main concern from the majority of the public is that the development will be built on the green belt.

A warning is being issued for those who illegally stream tv. Stock image

Warning letters to be sent out in illegal TV crackdown

Internet and television providers are sending out warning letters to households believed to be watching pirate TV, either from illegal downloads or Andriod/Kodi devices.

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Murray Forson and Ben Wilson, who play for Redhall Star. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Youth football event called off at 11th hour amid red tape

HUNDREDS of young players were left disappointed after a major indoor football festival was cancelled less than 36 hours before kick-off.


Forth One's Grant Stott announces break from radio

He’s been on air for 27 years, entertaining the people of Edinburgh with his quick wit and amusing anecdotes.

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Bins being emptied in the Capital.

Bin Watch: Daily inspections carried out to ensure cleaner streets in the Capital

SUPERVISORS are now carrying out daily inspections across the Capital in a bid to ensure street cleaning is carried out to the highest possible standards.

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Lothian Buses will be helping to fund the tram line extension. Picture: Dan Phillips

Lothian Buses set to hand council £20m to fund tram extension

LOTHIAN Buses chiefs have agreed to put in place crucial financing which would allow proposals to extend the tram route to Newhaven to proceed.

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Appeal after housebreaking in Newtongrange

Appeal after housebreaking in Newtongrange

Police are in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking in Newtongrange.

Ryanair have announced a flash sale. Picture; Neil Hanna

Ryanair launch Blue Monday flash sale

Ryanair have today launched a massive Blue Monday seat sale with thousands of seats on sale from just ₤9.99 for travel in January and February, only on the Ryanair.com website.

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Capacity crowds should be a cause for celebration, writes Brian. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Brian Ferguson: It’s not the time for Council cuts to Hogmanay funding

Only a few years ago the waning popularity of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay was a serious concern for Council leaders, now is not the time to cut funding, writes Brian Ferguson.

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