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Free sports classes to help tackle obesity in Edinburgh kids

Edinburgh Leisure is running free summer sports classes in a bid to tackle childhood obesity.

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Our readers have their say on airport tax.

Letters: Airport tax cut will raise pollution and aid rich

The airport tax debate has dominated our letters page. Here’s two views on the matter.

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Video: On board the HMS Queen Elizabeth

There is much interest around the HMS Queen Elizabeth.

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Edinburgh named one of ‘most LGBT friendly cities in the world’

Edinburgh named one of ‘most LGBT friendly cities in the world’

A new study has named Edinburgh as one of the most LGBT friendly cities in the world.

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Royal Highland show enjoyed a record year.

Royal Highland Show enjoys record year

IT was a record-breaking year for the Royal Highland Show as thousands of visitors flocked to enjoy a celebration of rural life.

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BT Tower in London.

BT customers warned over ‘fake bill’ scam

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.

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ScotSoft is being held at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 5 October. Picture: Jane Barlow

Details unveiled for Scotland’s biggest tech event

ScotSoft has announced its “biggest speaker line-up yet” ahead of the technology extravaganza in October.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon during a visit to Computershare offices in Edinburgh as she announces 300 new jobs for the city. Picture; PA

300 new jobs coming to the Capital

Australian financial services company Computershare has revealed plans to open a new technology centre of excellence in Edinburgh, creating 300 jobs

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Meghan Ambrozevich-Blair, 26, who died in a car crash the day after her final exam and has been awarded a posthumous first-class honours degree. Picture; PA

Student who died in A1 crash awarded posthumous degree

A veterinary nursing student who died in a car accident has been awarded a posthumous First Class Honours degree.

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Test your knowledge in our Harry Potter quiz.

Quiz: How well do you know Harry Potter?

Today marks the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling’s phenomenally successful series.

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The new SnapMap feature has left many worried. Picture; stock image

Everything you need to know about Snapchat’s new location sharing

A new feature on Snapchat allowing anyone to share their location has been explained by Snapchat in depth.

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Reiuif Ramstad Architects Ross Bandstand Plans

Ross pavillion redesign: Bandstand vision puts sound at heart of plans

the Norwegian architects behind one of the shortlisted designs for the new Ross Bandstand say they have focused on achieving the ideal acoustics in a “simple but bold pavilion”.

Entertainment
The job cuts were attacked by the Federation of Small Businesses and the Unite union. Picture: John Devlin

Royal Bank of Scotland axes more than 400 jobs in India move

Royal Bank of Scotland is cutting 443 UK jobs dealing with business loans, with many roles set to be transferred to India.

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20 Harry Potter Edinburgh facts on anniversary of first publication

THEY’VE captured the hearts and minds of readers all over the world, selling millions upon millions of copies as well as being transformed into a hugely popular blockbuster franchise.

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Around 40 volunteers will be recruited to help visitors get the most out of Edinburgh. Picture; Jon Savage

Festival volunteers needed as ‘ambassadors’ for Edinburgh

They will provide a friendly and welcoming face to thousands of visitors thronging the streets of the Capital this summer.

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St Andrew Square to be transformed for EIF Edinburgh International Festival opening 2017

Historic square will light up ahead of 70th birthday of Festival

More than 40,000 people are set to flood into one of Edinburgh’s most historic public squares for a spectacular sound and light show to herald the 70th anniversary of its summer festivals.

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Pride flag. Picture: TSPL

School ‘banned Pride badge for promoting homosexuality’

A West Lothian teenager has claimed he was banned from wearing a Pride badge at school because it “promotes homosexuality”.

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Hearts auctioned off items to raise funds for new Main Stand. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Hearts main stand auction raises £60,000

Never underestimate the value of nostalgia. When someone is willing to pay £4,100 for a plastic owl barely high enough to reach John Robertson’s kneecap, something special has occurred.

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St Johns Hospital. Picture: Lisa Ferguson.

Thousands sign petition to ‘save’ St John’s children’s ward

MORE than 5000 people have signed a petition in just 48 hours after it emerged that a children’s ward will have to close to inpatients for the third time in six years.

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Kayla Doohan was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 20.

Brave Livingston mum ‘one of youngest Scots to get breast cancer’

A BRAVE mum who was one of the youngest Scots to get breast cancer launched Race for Life in Edinburgh today by sounding an airhorn to start the 5K event on its way.

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