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Referendum poll bakery to sell up

An award winning cupcake shop which created its own unique brand of polling in the run up to the Scottish independence referendum when it predicted the outcomes based on the sale of its Yes or No cupcakes, is up for sale.

The Watchtower was originally constructed in 1827 to keep watch over the graveyard in St Cuthbert's Church. Picture: Greg Macvean

To let: Capital’s spookiest office

In its heyday, it stood guard over a creepy churchyard which had become home to a nefarious network of rogues and bodysnatchers.

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Missing French student Antoine Maury.

Sister of missing student Antoine Maury in new appeal

THE sister of missing French student Antoine Maury has launched an emotional online appeal to find her missing brother while a major search operation continues.

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Holyrood's Health Committe fear the impact will Brexit have on Scotland's social care workforce. Pic: Contributed

Brexit fears on future of EU care staff

MSPs have voiced fears about the impact of Brexit on Scotland’s social care workforce.

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Edinburgh had more shops opened last year than anywhere else in Scotland. Picture; Toby Williams

Big name retailers set to open stores in the Capital

A string of top retail names are setting up shop in the Capital as it undergoes a mini revival.

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The Men's Health Rat Race hits edinburgh with obstacles set up around the city, including an air jump on The High Street. Picture: Toby Williams

Hundreds take part in Rat Race around Edinburgh

HUNDREDS of runners have tested their mettle on a rat race obstacle course through the city.

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Buggler Chris Trowbridge  from the Royal Marines Band at the Nelson Monument on Calton Hill

Event to celebrate 200 years of Nelson Monument

The Nelson Monument on Calton Hill will be colourfully commemorated on Friday at 10.45am during a special event to celebrate its 200th anniversary.

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One of the sights set to transform Edinburgh Unis George Square Gardens

‘Ghosts’ to take over George Square Gardens

Ghostly presences, supernatural sounds and other gloomy figures are set to take over Edinburgh University’s George Square Gardens, which attract thousands of festival fans during the summer.

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Work is finally to begin on St James Revamp. Picture; contributed

Work begins on £1 billion St James revamp

IT’S been a ten-year wait prolonged by the 2008 financial crash, the Scottish independence referendum and Brexit.

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Home Restaurant on Queensferry Street which is co-owned by Social Bite. Picture; Greg Macvean

Homeless treated to fine dining at local restaurant

A new city restaurant has celebrated the launch of its special meal service by providing an upmarket meal to 30 homeless people.

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Paolo Nutini at T in the Park in 2014. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Paolo Nutini adds second Edinburgh Hogmanay show due to demand

HOGMANAY headliner Paolo Nutini is set to play a second night due to ‘overwhelming demand’.

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Stock was destroyed in the fire at Bike Station. Picture: TSPL

Bike Station shop counting cost of major fire

A CITY cycling charity is counting the cost after a fire tore through its recycling shop in the early hours of Monday morning destroying the doors and several items of stock.

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Edinburgh's Christmas Ice Rink.

Free ice rink tickets for Edinburgh pupils up for grabs

THOUSANDS of free tickets will be released to schoolchildren tomorrow for the Edinburgh’s Christmas ice rink in St Andrew Square.

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Some of those taking part in the Big Sleep Out

Hundreds sleep outside in Edinburgh for charity

HUNDREDS of people slept out in Charlotte Square on Friday night to raise funds for a children’s charity.

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Pravda will open in Edinburgh next year.

Russian news site Pravda set to open office in Edinburgh

IT was once the mouthpiece of the Soviet Union during the Cold War – now news organisation Pravda is due to open an office in Scotland.

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Jason Scott mixes a cocktail at Bramble.

Edinburgh cocktail bar ranked in world’s top 50

A cocktail bar in Edinburgh has placed in a list of 50 of the world’s best bars.

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North Bridge has been shut due to an ongoing incident. Picture; TSPL

North Bridge reopened after police incident

Key roads around North Bridge have reopened following a police incident.

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Reporter James Delaney tries some of the cakes. Picture: Greg Macvean

Bistro bitten by the insect bug offers grub with a difference

Lemon-salted grasshoppers, chocolate-coated locusts and a brownie baked with cricket flour and topped with mealworms.

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Wojtek - dubbed the "Soldier Bear" - was adopted by Polish troops and helped them carry ammunition at the Battle of Monte Cassino.

Calls are growing for World Animal Day to become an annual event in Edinburgh

From leading figures in the Enlightenment and science to modern day authors and artists, the Capital is always willing to celebrate the achievements of its esteemed residents.

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A group of 40 tourists and locals took to the streets today.

Tourists take to the streets to help to clean-up Edinburgh

A GROUP of tourists have joined city residents in taking to the Royal Mile to help pick-up litter amid the Capital’s ongoing bins crisis.

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