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Man admits abusing girlfriend before she killed herself

A man has admitting assaulting and abusing his girlfriend shortly before she took her own life.

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St Mary's Primary School on East London Street. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Edinburgh school evacuated after plaster falls from ceiling

A primary school in Edinburgh was evacuated after a section of plaster fell from the ceiling on to a member of staff.

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Edinburgh Castle will be lit in white as 'a sign of hope and peace.' Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Manchester Arena attack: Edinburgh Castle to be lit up white

Edinburgh Castle will be bathed in white light on Tuesday evening as a mark of respect to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack.

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The man suspected of carrying out the assault in Gilmerton. Picture: Contributed

Police release CCTV footage following assault in Gilmerton

Police have released CCTV footage in a bid to trace a man involved in a racially aggravated assault in Gilmerton.

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Organisers Greg Wells, left, and Daniel Sylvester look forward to tasting the biscuit beers. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Biscuits take centre stage at Edinburgh Craft Beer Festival

It has a biscuit-making heritage going back more than two centuries – when William Crawford started a baking business in a small shop in Leith and it grew to become a household name throughout Britain.

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Both Edinburgh and Glasgow are vying to secure the pilot scheme. (Photo by Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images)

Edinburgh and Glasgow square up over first Low Emission Zone

GLASGOW has insisted it will beat Edinburgh to secure Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ) – but the Capital isn’t going to give up that easily.

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The team gets to work on the community garden, created in memory of Dadswork founder David Drysdale, pictured right with his son Manow. Picture: Chris Watt

East Lothian charity creates garden in memory of founder

A LEADING housebuilder has teamed up with an East Lothian charity to create a community garden in memory of one of its founders.

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Local volunteers gathered to clean Dunbar Beach for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.

Volunteers rid Dunbar beach of 40 kilos of ‘dangerous’ waste

VOLUNTEERS have cleared more than 40 kilos of waste from an East Lothian beauty spot as part of a regional beach clean event, including hundreds of potentially dangerous plastic pellets known as “nurdles”.

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Mollie Hughes became the youngest woman to climb to the top of Everest from both sides at the age of 26.

‘Buddhist blessing’ gave Mollie strength to conquer Everest

AN Edinburgh woman who became the youngest female to reach the summit of Mount Everest from both sides has said a necklace blessed by Buddhists gave her strength to reach the top.

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Flags fly half mast outside the Scottish Parliament and City Chambers in Edinburgh. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh lowers flags to half-mast in support of Manchester victims

The city has pledged solidarity to Manchester in the wake of an explosion which killed 22 people last night, including children.

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The family of John Telfer are hoping he can be brought home from Spain. Picture: www.gofundme.com/johntelfer

Family campaign to bring ‘critically-injured’ cyclist home

THE family of a cyclist fighting for his life after a horror crash in Spain have launched an urgent funding campaign to bring him home.

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Adam McVey says the city needs 'political leadership' Picture: TSPL

SNP will go for minority administration in Edinburgh

THE SNP is set to take control of the city council as a minority administration – but still hopes Labour bosses will give the go-ahead for a coalition at a later date.

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Firefighters battled hard throughout the night to keep the blaze at bay. Picture: Yona Mac Media/Iona Mcmurtrie

Sixty firefighters tackle hospital fire throughout night

A total of nine fire crews battled throughout the night to keep a fire at the disused old Royal Victoria hospital under control.

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The incident took place on Monday May 15 at Cashino on Leith Walk.

Man charged over Leith Walk armed robbery

A MAN has been arrested following an armed robbery at a business on Leith Walk.

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The Marchmont and Sciennes Development Trust must now submit two revised bids for the Sick Kids site.

Community bid for Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital at risk

A COMMUNITY bid to take over the site of the soon-to-move Sick Kids Hospital has been delayed by red tape – and now there are fears it could be sold to developers instead.

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Hope Street in Glasgow.

Glasgow aims to beat Edinburgh in improving air quality

Glasgow has insisted that it will beat Edinburgh in the 
race to establish Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone (LEZ), which will ban the 
most polluting vehicles from parts of the city centre in 
an attempt to improve air quality.

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Black smoke is visible from near to the Edinburgh hospital.

Old Royal Victoria hospital blaze burns throughout night

Firefighters battled a large blaze at the old Royal Victoria Hospital on Monday afternoon.

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Roseburn Terrace. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Teen assaulted and robbed in bus stop gang attack in Roseburn

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information after a teenager was assaulted and robbed in the west of the city.

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Rossie Place in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

40-year-old stabbed in the stomach in quiet Edinburgh street

HORRIFIED neighbours watched-on as police swooped on a stabbing suspect in their quiet residential street.

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