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Avengers stars wine and dine across Edinburgh

As the temperature of Marvel’s next bout of superhero releases hots up in Hollywood so has the A-listers appetite for the Capital’s best grub.

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M8 eastbound carriageway reopens to traffic

M8 eastbound carriageway reopens to traffic

The eastbound carriageway of the new M8 motorway has reopened to traffic following the completion of the so-called ‘missing link’.

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Sean in Kenya

Mum’s delight as soldier who lost leg returns to action

A MUM has spoken of her pride that her soldier son has returned to duty – after losing a leg to a landmine in Afghanistan

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A taxi driver has been charged after three passengers were injured in the Cowgate area yesterday. Picture: Google Maps

Taxi driver charged after Cowgate crash leaves three injured

A taxi driver has been charged under the road traffic act after a crash in which his three passengers were injured.

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The Kirkgate was once a thriving community containing many of Leith's oldest buildings. Picture: TSPL

Lost Edinburgh: Old Kirkgate recalled

The foot of Leith Walk was once comprised of five roads. Technically it still is, though only four are still open to vehicles.

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Police holding back Beatles fans at Lothian Road Edinburgh before the group played the ABC cinema in 1964.
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On this day 1964: Beatlemania arrives in Edinburgh

ON THIS day 53 years ago the pop phenomenon of Beatlemania invaded Edinburgh for the first time. The Fab Four’s unforgettable brace of shows at the ABC cinema on 29 April 1964 have since gone down in local pop folklore.

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Video: the haunting stories behind Edinburgh’s Old Town closes

More than 80 closes and backstreets branch off from The Royal Mile between Holyrood Palace and Edinburgh Castle.

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Scarlett and Lily Murray, six, enjoy the Book Festival in Charlotte Square. Picture: Toby Williams

George Street to be closed off for new festival venues

Fringe promoters are set to join forces with organisers of Edinburgh’s long-running book festival to run venues in George Street.

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The park where benches have been removed by police. Picture: Google

Neighbours’ terror as youths run riot

NEIGHBOURS have been left too scared to go outside following a spate of vandalism by a group of youths in Saughton Mains.

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Martin Whitfield

Labour names candidate for East Lothian

PRIMARY teacher Martin Whitfield has been chosen as Labour’s candidate to fight the target seat of East Lothian at the general election.

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Jed and Charlotte

‘Fairies’ leave special wedding gift for Edinburgh couple

NEWLYWEDS were treated to a special surprise after a stranger left them a cash gift.

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Maldevic House, originally built as the offices of the Madelvic Carriage Company formed in Edinburgh in 1898, which produced electric vehicles and built the first car factory in Britain.

New community group begins in Granton

The headquarters of the oldest surviving car garage in the UK are set to become a permanent social link between the fragmented communities of Granton.

Entertainment
Ocean Terminal set for new indoor skate park

Ocean Terminal set for new indoor skate park

A DISUSED shop which has lain vacant for almost a year is set to be transformed into a new indoor skate park and roller rink.

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Police were alerted to the theft of two quad bikes from a garage in the Boddam area of Peterhead at around 3.30am this morning.

Cigarettes and alcohol stolen in shop robbery

Thieves forced their way into a newsagent in the early hours of the morning before making off with cigarettes and alcohol.

Crime
The launch of Operation Close Pass

68 Edinburgh drivers stopped for getting too close to cyclists

DOZENS of motorists have been summoned to a ‘chat on the mat’ as part of a police crackdown on drivers who get too close to cyclists.

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Two charged after nine cars damaged in Edinburgh street

Two charged after nine cars damaged in Edinburgh street

Two men have been charged after nine cars were damaged in Fountainbridge in the early hours of the morning.

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19th-century painting worth £10,000 stolen in East Lothian

19th-century painting worth £10,000 stolen in East Lothian

A 19TH-century painting worth around £10,000 has been stolen in what police described as a “targeted theft”.

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Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

Nurse wins £50,000 after slipping on Edinburgh hospital floor

A CASUALTY nurse who developed a debilitating health condition and developed depression after slipping on a wet hospital floor has been awarded almost £50,000 compensation.

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Police are investigating the raid.

£30k of jewellery stolen in Penicuik raid

Police are appealing for witnesses after £30,000 worth of jewellery was stolen in a housebreaking in Penicuik.

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