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Hard Rock Cafe launches first ‘burger bus’ in Edinburgh

Hard Rock Cafe has announced its first “Burger Bus” for a series of tours of the Capital.

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US chain Five Guys is to open two new restaurants in Edinburgh.

Five Guys restaurant chain to open in Edinburgh city centre

A US fast food chain is set to open two new restaurants in the Capital.

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The fire broke out on Forrest Road just after midnight. Picture: TSPL

Man attacked in Edinburgh flat where fire later broke out

A MAN was assaulted in a tenement flat in central Edinburgh where a fire started a short time later.

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Armed Forces Day to be marked in Edinburgh

Armed Forces Day to be marked in Edinburgh

A FLAGRAISING ceremony will take place in the city centre on Monday to launch Armed Forces Day.

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The SNP and Labour have signed a formal coaltion deal to form an administration at Edinburgh's City Chambers. Picture: Ian Georgeson

SNP and Labour formally sign coalition deal to run Edinburgh

Labour and the SNP have formally signed a coalition agreement to run the City of Edinburgh Council.

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The Hogmanay celebrations take place with thousands of people celebrating the New Year

Hogmanay bosses reveal plans for additional events

Early evening fireworks and a family-friendly concert will be staged in Edinburgh for the first time on Hogmanay as part of a major expansion of its winter festivals under new organisers.

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Cyclists will gather tomorrow where Zhi Min Soh, inset, died last week after tram track accident. Picture:
 Neil Hanna

Protest over cycle risks after student’s death on tram lines

Hundreds are expected to gather tomorrow to mark the death of 23-year-old student Zhi Min Soh, who died while cycling in the city centre.

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Kalon Forrest cuts Chris' hair. Pic: Greg Macvean

Barber spends days off on street cutting hair of the homeless

He’s been cutting hair for the homeless on the Capital’s streets for almost four years.

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Avengers assemble

Avengers director: Edinburgh can attract string of blockbusters

THE Hollywood film director who brought the Avengers to Edinburgh has described the Capital as “one of the more cinematic cities I’ve seen”.

Smash nightclub opens tonight in the former Citrus Club on Grindlay Street.

Citrus Club re-opens as live music venue Smash

Live music lovers have given a confidence boost to the city scene with the re-opening of the Citrus Club as new venue Smash.

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The scene of the accident at the West End of Princes Street. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Spokes: ‘safety measures could have reduced chances of tram track tragedy’

Cycling campaign group Spokes has said the chances of yesterday’s tragic events on Princes Street could have been reduced had certain safety measures been put in place.

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Edinburgh Sheriff Court closed after sewage spill.

Sheriff Court closed after sewage spill causes stink

PARTS of Edinburgh Sheriff Court had to be closed off yesterday after sewage water spilled into the cells area.

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Armed officers are taking a friendly approach to passers-by outside the parliament. Picture: Jon Savage

Armed police patrols ‘doubled’ after Manchester attack

UP to 20 armed police officers are patrolling Edinburgh’s streets in the wake of the Manchester terrorist attack.

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Ashley Katsande. Picture: Facebook

Jealous clubber launched glass attack at wrong woman

A CLUBBER smashed a glass over the head of a fellow reveller she wrongly thought had been kissing her boyfriend.

Firefighters battled hard throughout the night to keep the blaze at bay. Picture: Yona Mac Media/Iona Mcmurtrie

Sixty firefighters tackle hospital fire throughout night

A total of nine fire crews battled throughout the night to keep a fire at the disused old Royal Victoria hospital under control.

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The Rev Rola Sleiman is one of two delegates to this year's General Assembly to have been refused a visa. Picture: Church of Scotland

Syrian pastor barred from flight to Kirk General Assembly

Syrian pastor Rev Rola Sleiman has been prevented from travelling to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland despite the Home Office reversing its decision to refuse her a visa.
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The Cas Rock specialised in punk rock. Picture: TSPL

Gone but not forgotten: 7 lost Edinburgh music venues

THE SHOCK announcement that Studio 24 on Calton Road is to shut up shop after 22 years comes just a matter of months since it was revealed that Grindlay Street’s Citrus Club and Market Street’s Electric Circus would also be closing their doors for good. In recent years, Edinburgh has been hit by a whole series of prominent music venue closures, including the former Picture House on Lothian Road, one of the Capital’s last mid-sized gig haunts.

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Vehicle emissions in parts of Edinburgh exceed legal limits. Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Edinburgh v Glasgow battle ahead over first low emission zone

Edinburgh Greens have put the capital on a potential collision path with Glasgow over becoming Scotland's first low emission zone (LEZ).
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Ian Maxwell of Spokes would like to see more road provision for cyclist commuters in the Capital. Picture: Ian Georgeson/TSPL

Calls for cyclists to be given more space on city roads

CAMPAIGNERS have called for cyclists to be given more space on Edinburgh’s roads after counting more bikes during rush hour than ever before.

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Spokes wants segregated cycle lanes on "scary" Lothian Road. Picture: Martin McDonnell/Spokes

Edinburgh cycle commuting hits new record

Cycle commuting into Edinburgh is at record levels in modern times, campaigners Spokes announced today.
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