£1bn Edinburgh City Deal set to create 21,000 jobs

EDINBURGH’S £1.1 billion City Deal will result in thousands more people in employment and thousands more with new homes, council leader Adam McVey claimed as the long-awaited agreement was signed in the Capital.

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Edinburgh burger bar offering free milkshakes for one day

FOR one day only, Deliveroo, in conjunction with Edinburgh’s Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK), are offering a free milkshake with every burger order.

Summer's wettest day is to coicide with the start of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. Picture: Stephen Scott Taylor

Fringe to coincide with summer’s wettest day, study suggests

SCOTLAND’S wettest day of the year has been predicted to fall on Thursday August 10th, according to a new study.

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Police criticised over vulnerable man’s death

FRESH failings have been raised at a criticised police control room over the handling of reports of concern for a vulnerable man who was later found dead.

The incident happened in the car park of the Stirrupstane pub in Livingston. Picture: Google.

Car gutted in arson attack outside Livingston pub

POLICE in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a deliberate fire-raising incident in Livingston.

Part of Clermiston Road North has been closed off. Picture: Google

Section of Clermiston Road North cordoned off by police

POLICE in Edinburgh have cordoned off a section of Clermiston Road North in the west of the city following an incident.

Services were subject to delay and cancellation this morning. Picture: John Devlin

Bishopbriggs and Lenzie train fault causes delays

THOUSANDS of commuters across Scotland’s central belt were left stranded this morning as rail disruption caused major delays and a string of cancellations.

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The current taxi rank on Market Street means a trek for rail passengers to the back entrance of the station. Picture: Jon Savage

Rail bosses put new Waverley taxi rank plan on hold

PLANS for a taxi rank in New Street car park next to Waverley station have been put on hold because rail bosses want to explore the potential for commercial development of the site.

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The sports club claims it owns the ground beneath the demolished wall. Picture: Greg Macvean

Calls for end to legal action over Edinburgh Accies site

TRUSTEES of a city sports club have been urged to call off any further legal action over the £1 million “ransom strip” at the controversial Edinburgh Accies development.

Scotland Street where Ashley Hawkins died. Picture: Neil Hanna

Scotland Street murder trial: Victim threatened with knife

A MAN who was allegedly murdered in a New Town flat told a woman how the accused held a knife to his throat “weeks” before he died.

Edinburgh Airport is consulting on a new flight path. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Residents vent anger over new Edinburgh flight path proposal

Nearly two-thirds of Capital residents who took part in a consultation on plans for new flight paths around Edinburgh Airport have criticised the proposals.

Care worker Belinda Orubu was sentenced to 4 months in jail. Picture: Alexander Lawrie

Care worker who abused vulnerable disabled man jailed

A care worker who abused a vulnerable disabled man so badly she refused to let him use the toilet has been jailed.

The court worker avoided a jail sentence for smuggling cannabis in a cheese sandwich. Picture: Toby Williams

Court worker who smuggled drugs in sandwich avoids jail

A COURT worker who tried to smuggle drugs hidden inside a sandwich to a prisoner has avoided a jail sentence.

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Dog-walker snaps picture of Loch Ness monster - on land

Maybe its Sod’s Law, we spend decades looking for Nessie in the Highlands and then it turns up in Stirlingshire!

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A prototype of the type of housing will be on show at St Andrew Square during the Festival. Picture: PA

Social Bite’s Edinburgh homeless village to be built by Christmas

Ground has been cut in Granton for a unique village designed to help homeless people break from the cycle of temporary housing.

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Colin Stilbeck was murdered at his home on Gibson Terrace. Picture: Contributed.

Man pleads guilty to violent murder of Colin Skilbeck

A MAN admitted murdering a 41-year-old man in his Fountainbridge flat.

The Palace of Holyroodhouse is the Queen's official residence in Scotland

Andy Wightman on land reform: Who owns the Palace of Holyroodhouse?

The question of who runs and pays for Edinburgh’s royal palace is complicated, writes Andy Wightman

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The scene near Coldstream of the fatal accident at the Jim Clark Memorial Rally in 2014. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Inverness rally deaths: Driver tells of moment car crashed

A driver has told an inquiry of the moment his car somersaulted into the air and was involved in a fatal accident at a rally.

St John's Road is one of the most polluted streets in Scotland. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP

Low-emission buses for Edinburgh’s most polluted street

Low-emission buses are being introduced for journeys along one of Scotland’s most polluted streets.

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Alien bloc opens today. Picture: Jon Savage

Edinburgh’s newest climbing centre opens its doors

EDINBURGH’S newest climbing centre is set to open today, promising to make the sport more accessible to a greater number of people than ever before.

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