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Crowd take part in mass spooning in Princes Street Gardens

A crowd take part in a mass spooning in Princess Street Gardens.

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Omni Centre - Greenside Row. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Bag containing phones and cans caused Leith Street incident

Leith Street has been reopened to pedestrians following a police incident.

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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi's Manuscript of Monte Cassino comprises a giant foot and matching hand and ankle. 
Picture: Greg Macvean

Paolozzi sculpture forced to relocate over construction work

With its big foot and an outstretched hand, it is one of Edinburgh’s most recognisable and popular works of public art, created by the celebrated sculptor Sir Eduardo Paolozzi.

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Stranger Things pop-up bar coming to Edinburgh

Stranger Things pop-up bar coming to Edinburgh

The people behind a popular Game of Thrones inspired bar have announced plans to open a Stranger Things pop-up bar in Edinburgh.

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Anne Jackson, 25. Picture: Cascade News.

Edinburgh gym teacher charged with sexual offence against teen

A GYM teacher has been charged with a sexual offence against a teenage boy.

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Are these bizarre Edinburgh facts true or false?

Are these bizarre Edinburgh facts true or false?

We relish a juicy piece of trivia about our beloved city more than the average resident, but now and again we’ll stumble upon a fact so utterly bizarre that we simply don’t buy it.

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Police on Ferry Road, Edinburgh, Scotland. Picture: SWNS

Mum praises “brave” son after Drylaw motorbike hit-and-run

The mother of a ten-year-old boy left seriously injured after he was struck by a motorcyclist in Drylaw has praised her “wee trooper.”

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Former First Minister Alex Salmond on stage at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh. Picture : Lesley Martin/PA Wire

Alex Salmond: Neil Lennon should manage Hearts

Former First Minister Alex Salmond says he wants Hibs boss Neil Lennon to manage Hearts.

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'Super-sized' classes are on the rise, according to new figures. Picture: TSPL

‘Super-sized’ Scottish primary school classes soar by third

The number of “super-sized” Scottish primary school classes has risen by more than a third, new analysis has revealed.

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Sarah Glendinning is being treated for breast cancer at Edinburgh ECMC. Photograph: Lesley Martin

Edinburgh research to find which cancer patients need chemo

Leading charity Cancer Research UK and the Chief Scientist Office plan to invest a total of almost £3 million over the next five years in groundbreaking work at Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs) in Edinburgh and Glasgow.

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Portobello beach, Edinburgh. Temperatures are set to rise in the aftermath of a recent storm. Picture: Toby Williams/JP

Scotland to enjoy mini heatwave after Hurricane Gert

The aftermath of Hurricane Gert is expected to blow in tropical weather to parts of the UK, with the potential for Tuesday to be the hottest day of the month, according to forecasters.

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Mikey J Asante shows Nicola Sturgeon how to make the bb hand shape for dance company Boy Blue Entertainment during her visit. Picture: PA

Castlebrae High set to shine as Edinburgh Festival venue

It was saved from closure just four years ago – but is now set for a starring role in the Edinburgh International Festival.

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Women queue at Waverley Station toilets; right, a sign apologises for delays. Picture: Jon Savage

Waverley Station panned over long queue at ladies’ toilet

Substantial queues for the ladies’ toilet at the Capital’s main station have been branded as a show of “blatant sex discrimination”.

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Christine Jardine says advice was obeyed. Picture: Contributed

Lib Dems defend Christine Jardine election campaign spending

Liberal Democrat leader Sir Vince Cable has said his party has “nothing to apologise for” after questions were raised about campaign spending by new Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine in the general election.

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A workman cleans Bobby after vandals threw paint over him in April 1979. Picture: TSPL

Lost Edinburgh: Greyfriars Bobby has been the wars before

Topic of the week for anyone with one eye on Edinburgh heritage matters has been the plight of the city’s favourite dog and his fast-disappearing muzzle.

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Doddie Weir and Scott Hastings join MND Scotlands chairman Lawrence Cowan to promote the charitys Holyrood Fun Run. Picture: Greg Macvean

Doddie Weir and Scott Hastings set for MND run

Former Scotland rugby international Doddie Weir has been praised as an “absolute inspiration” to people with motor neurone disease (MND) following his revelation that he is battling the condition himself.

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

Edinburgh stands with Spain after Barcelona attack

The Spanish flag was flying at half mast over the city yesterday as the Capital showed its solidarity with Spain in the wake of the terrorist attacks.

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Work is underway on an extension to the airport.

Work underway on £80 million Edinburgh Airport extension

Edinburgh airport has begun work to further extend its terminal in an effort to cut delays to passengers disembarking aircraft and waiting for their baggage.

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From street food markets to discounted cinema tickets, there are plenty of ways to enjoy a date in Edinburgh on a budget. Picture: Food + Flea/Facebook

10 date ideas for £10 or less in Edinburgh

Next time date night rolls around, try one of Edinburgh’s many cheap or free things to do for a fun date that won’t break the bank.

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Princes Street. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Do you remember what these Edinburgh shops were 5 years ago?

We all remember the old shops and restaurants that once stood in Edinburgh’s streets, but can you remember what these ones were before they were replaced over the last 5 years or so?

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