Elderly care provider is told to improve urgently

A FIRM with a share of Edinburgh’s £120 million care-at-home contracts has been told to make urgent improvements in its service to the elderly.

A scheme aimed at helping parents close streets for outdoor play is extended. Picture; Toby Williams

Edinburgh street play pilot to be extended despite criticism

A SCHEME designed to help parents temporarily close streets for their children to play outside is to be extended amid criticism the initial pilot was a “mess” and difficult to use.

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‘Health crisis’ warning over air pollution in Edinburgh

ENVIRONMENTAL campaigners have warned air pollution is becoming a “public health crisis” after three ‘pollution zones’ were declared in the Lothians last year.

Trainspotting 2 is out in January. Picture; PA

Blue Monday: 20 reasons to be cheerful on year’s most depressing day

HOLIDAYS are over and it’s back to work with expanded waistlines and shrunken bank balances.

Safety checks are being carried out on the Forth Rail Bridge. Picture Rob McDougall

Trains running as normal after Forth Bridge safety checks

Scotrail have confirmed their services are back to normal after warning commuters that they faced significant delays due to safety checks being carried out on the Forth Bridge.

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Post Office on 265 Morningside Road. Picture; Greg Macvean

Fears as Morningside Post Office faces move

PLANS to close Morningside Post Office and move operations to a retail outlet in the area have prompted fears of longer queues and a poorer service.

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Council tax is is to rise for the four top bands. Picture stock image

Edinburgh households to pay £600 more in council tax rise

HOUSEHOLDS across Edinburgh can expect to pay up to £600 more council tax than they did last financial year, the Evening News can reveal.

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Wishing Tree in Pressmennan Woods.

Lasting legacy: Tragic A1 crash victim created East Lothian Wishing Tree

It’s a colourful tree nestled in the heart of the woods dripping with heartfelt messages of love and kindness.

Some 93% of investment in Edinburgh's office market last year came from overseas. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Overseas buyers ‘dominate’ Edinburgh office market

The Edinburgh office market is dominated by overseas investors, with UK political uncertainty failing to deter interest, a new report out today reveals.

Edinburgh scientists are helping deliver clean water to India.

Solar power to ensure clean water for India

A solar-powered purification system could provide remote communities in India with clean drinking water for the first time, researchers believe.

A bus lane camera in London Road

26,000 bus lane fines in Edinburgh in 2016

MORE than 26,000 fines were issued to drivers caught in bus lanes in the Capital last year.

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Three new ‘air pollution zones’ in Lothians

Air pollution is causing a public health crisis in Scotland, environmental campaigners have said with three new “pollutions zones” declared in the Lothians over the last year.

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Blood & Wine, a Game of Thrones bar is located in the cellar below Daylight Robbery bar on Dublin Street.

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Game of Thrones pop-up bar in Edinburgh set to close its doors

A popular Game of Thrones inspired pop-up bar in Edinburgh is preparing to close it’s doors at the end of February after a successful festive season.

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Kirkliston Primary School extension - artist's impression. Picture: Contributed

Land grant paves way for new village hall in Kirkliston

A VILLAGE’S dream of a community hall large enough to cater for the demands of its growing population has moved a step closer with the announcement of a £50,000-plus grant to buy the land for the project.

Online comments have backed the warning from Cameron Wyllie. Picture: Deadline News/Wullie Marr

Backing for Heriot’s head over parking row with parents

SUPPORTERS have taken to social media to back the head of a leading Capital private school who labelled parents “careless and selfish” when parking illegally to pick up their children.

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Police were called to the surgery behind held by Edinburgh South West MP Joanna Cherry. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Man arrested over incident at SNP MP’s surgery

Police were called to a surgery being held by Edinburgh South West SNP MP Joanna Cherry in Colinton Library after a man allegedly became aggressive.

Scottish Cup Final, Hampden Park, Glasgow. 21st May  2016

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Rangers fan jailed after kicking Hibs fan at Cup Final

A RANGERS supporter who kicked a Hibs fan after the Scottish Cup final last year during a pitch invasion, has been jailed for nine months.

Mortonhall Crematorium will not reopen until March. Picture: Hemedia

Mortonhall crematorium ‘won’t reopen until March’

OVER-RUNNING repairs and improvement works at Edinburgh’s Mortonhall crematorium mean it is to stay shut for another two months.

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Capital’s ghost signs spelling out city’s urban past

They offer a tantalising glimpse into a bygone age, having withstood the onslaught of time to bridge the gap between past and present.

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