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Fascinating photographic archive of poverty-stricken 1920s Leith published online

A SERIES of images giving the public an incredible hi-res glimpse into 1920s Leith and its people has been made available online.

Group of teenagers assault man in Pilton

Group of teenagers assault man in Pilton

A MAN was assaulted and robbed by a group of teenagers in West Pilton March.

Carlos the puppy. Picture Instagram. jasoncummings35

Hibs striker, Jason Cummings, shares picture of new dog

Hibs striker, Jason Cummings, has taken to instagram to share a picture of his new dog.

Play along with our WherartI quiz. Picture; EdSketcher

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Activity continued to be driven by firms in technology, media, and telecommunications, which accounted for about 40 per cent of the total. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh’s office take-up shrugs off Brexit uncertainty

Edinburgh could experience another “strong” year in take-up of office space after a resilient third quarter and despite uncertainty in the aftermath of the Brexit vote, new data from property consultancy Knight Frank has revealed.

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Val McDermid has married her partner in the Capital.

Val McDermid marries partner in Edinburgh

SCOTS author Val McDermid has tied the knot with her long-term partner in a romantic ceremony in Edinburgh.

Philip Murray was the last man to be hanged at Calton Jail (pictured) on 30 October 1923. Pic: TSPL

The last man hanged at Calton Jail

93 YEARS AGO this week Edinburgh news vendor Philip Murray was making headlines of his own as he became the last ever man to be hanged at the city’s notorious Calton Jail.

The Indy campers. Picture; Jon Savage

Independence campaigner appears in court after threatening judge over ‘indy campers’

A SCOTTISH independence campaigner has appeared in court charged with threatening a judge who gave the go ahead to evict ‘indy campers’ from outside the Holyrood Parliament.

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Great Britain's Katherine Grainger during the Olympic and Paralympic athletes heroes' return in London. Picture; PA

Campaign to save Katherine Grainger boathouse wins lottery funding

A CAMPAIGN to restore a century-old boathouse where Olympic gold medalist Katherine Grainger first tried out rowing has won a £1.2 million lottery boost.

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Lynch told police "I've never done anything" Picture; stock image

Edinburgh youth worker who swapped child abuse images avoids jail

A YOUTH worker caught swapping child abuse images with other perverts online and even encouraging one to rape a baby in disturbing Skype conversations walked free from court today after avoiding a jail term.

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Scottish Parliament had thousands of weapons seized. Picture; Greg Macvean

Thousands of weapons seized from Holyrood visitors

More than 6,800 potential weapons have been seized from visitors to the Scottish Parliament since 2014, new figures show.

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The Queen outside St James Centre in Edinburgh in July 1975 .

Farewell to St James Centre as ‘Capital’s most hated building’ closes doors after 40 years

IT’S perhaps Edinburgh’s most hated building – a Brutalist throwback to an age where concrete blocks where the height of architectural fashion.

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National Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street.

Foreign trips worth more to Capital attractions

Overseas visitors to the UK’s heritage attractions such as theatres, museums and national parks spend more than double per trip compared with domestic tourists, a new study shows

Mortonhall Crematorium. Picture; Phil Wilkinson

Funerals face delays as Mortonhall crematorium is closed until next year

BEREAVED families could face a wait of up to three weeks for funerals this winter after it was confirmed Mortonhall crematorium is to stay shut into next year.

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Bangour village hospital.

Call to turn Bangour Hospital into military museum

Derelict buildings at the historic Bangour Village Hospital should be converted into a world-class conference centre and museum dedicated to Scotland’s military record, according to a leading war historian.

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Edinburgh College, Granton Campus.

Lecturers in strike threat at Edinburgh College

LECTURERS at Edinburgh College are to ballot for a strike after their union rep was threatened with disciplinary action.

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Fay Logan watched as teens made off with her bike.

Bike snatched from garage as owner pays for petrol

A WOMAN has told of the moment two hooded teenagers stole her motorbike from a petrol station forecourt while she was paying at the kiosk.

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Ian Rankin says he can't 'bump off' Rebus. Picture: Jane Barlow

Ian Rankin: ‘I can’t imagine killing off Rebus’

Celebrated crime writer Ian Rankin has admitted he cannot bring himself to kill off his Inspector Rebus character after 30 years.

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Campaigners on the last day of Inveleith House Gallery at the Botanics. Picture: Ross Sinclair

Protests on final day of renowned Inverleith House gallery

CAMPAIGNERS staged a mass visit to the axed Inverleith House gallery as a petition to stop it from closing gathered thousands of signatures.

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The Men's Health Rat Race hits edinburgh with obstacles set up around the city, including an air jump on The High Street. Picture: Toby Williams

Hundreds take part in Rat Race around Edinburgh

HUNDREDS of runners have tested their mettle on a rat race obstacle course through the city.

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