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.

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.

Professor Richard Wiseman will be leading the new Walter Scott Seances at the Signet Library.

Spirit of Walter Scott to be summoned at new Signet Library seances

With its elegant Georgian architecture, it has been one of the most prestigious buildings on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile for nearly two centuries.

Youngest female to reach Everest summit: Buddha gave me strength

A 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.

The Trial. Picture; Channel 4 official site.

What is The Trial? The Channel 4 show everyone is talking about

Whether it was discussed on a coffee break or around the workplace, it seems everyone is talking about the latest Channel 4 show, The Trial.

Train times are changing as a result of rail works.

Changes to train times on Borders Railway

Commuters on the Borders Railway are being urged to plan their journeys in advance due to a changing timetable.

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Police are appealing for information.

Appeal launched for missing man last seen in Edinburgh

Police are appealing for information in order to trace a 41-year-old man who is missing from the Forth Valley area.

Is this English NHS advert sexist?

Is this English NHS advert sexist?

NHS Hull have been forced to apologise following a backlash on social media following a blunder around their latest recruitment drive.

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Sunbathers in the Glasgow Botanic Gardens. Glasgow could reach 23C on Friday. Picture: John Devlin

Scotland weather: Summer is here - heatwave on horizon

Summer is set to arrive ahead of schedule as forecasters predict sunshine and warm temperatures all week.

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The Care Inspectorate raised a raft of concerns with Edinburgh's offering.

Care in crisis: Concerns raised over care home standards

A CARE home in the Capital has come under fire after it emerged a new resident had to wait more than a week for a toothbrush and toothpaste.

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Labour have vowed to stand against a second independence referendum. Picture; John Devlin

Labour in anti-independence manifesto pledge

Scottish Labour’s opposition to independence is to feature prominently in the party’s General Election manifesto.

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St James Centre

More investment planned for Edinburgh after St James

THE head of the company behind the massive St James redevelopment says he is ready to bring further new investment to Edinburgh – creating jobs and boosting the Capital’s economy.

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Rev Russell Barr

Churchman accuses politicians over homelessness

A LEADING churchman has accused politicians of lacking the will to tackle homelessness.

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The SRUC team of (back row) Heath Urquhart, Adam Pochyla, Conor Thomas, Francesco Mari, (front) lecturer Matt Jessop, Georgina Bennett, Veronika Svatosova and Kittiya Punyasang-Walton.

Lord Darnley murder mystery inspiration for gardening competition

A 450-year-old royal whodunnit is the inspiration for a show garden designed by Scottish students as they compete for a top horticulture prize.

Armed police in Leith ‘looking for wanted man’

Armed police in Leith ‘looking for wanted man’

ARMED police who raided a block of flats in Leith were looking for a wanted man, it is understood.

Studio 24 bosses have announced that the popular nightspot is to close after 22 years. Picture: Google Maps

Studio 24 owners confirm sale to property developers

The owners of a popular live music venue in Edinburgh where rock giants Nirvana once played have confirmed it has been sold to a property developer.

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Mary and Smokey

Edinburgh’s street characters: Mary and her organ-pulling pony

It’s safe to say that Edinburgh has had no shortage of colourful characters over the decades. Maybe it’s something in the Water of Leith or the result of having spent about 800 years all crammed together on a wee strip of volcanic crag and tail. Confined spaces are surely a breeding ground for eccentric characters.

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