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Questions raised after Sick Kids sell-off gazumps community bid

A LOTHIAN MSP raised the sell-off of the Sick Kids hospital during First Minister’s Questions yesterday as she asked what the Scottish Government can do to protect community buy outs.

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Police are hunting two men over the attack at the Liquid Rooms.

CCTV appeal over vicious attack on nightclub worker

Police are hunting two men over a serious assault on a member of staff at an Edinburgh nightclub.

Crime

Council agrees business case for extending Edinburgh tram to Leith

Councillors have agreed the outline business case to take Edinburgh’s tram line to Newhaven.

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Waverly Development

Work progressing at £200m New Waverley site

A 7.5 acre site at the heart of the city centre is going through a dramatic metamorphosis.

Business 3
General manager Marcello Ventisei wants to break down any 'stuffiness'

£25 million refurbishment of city centre hotel launches today

Developers behind a £25 million revamp of one of the city’s oldest hotels hope to entice locals as well as tourists when they open the doors today.

Business
Army Reservists take part in intensive training

 at Dreghorn. File picture: Lisa Ferguson

Army ‘sorry’ for lack of warning before Dreghorn explosions

ARMY top brass have apologised after huge training explosions were set off without warning at Dreghorn Barracks yesterday morning.

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Army Reservists take part in intensive training drills at Dreghorn in 2015. File picture: Lisa Ferguson

MoD confirms training exercises in Edinburgh in late August

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed that training exercises involving the firing of live ammunition and discharge of pyrotechnics will take place in Edinburgh on three dates in the last week of August.

News
The attack happened on Regent Road. Picture: Google Maps

Man charged over Regent Road sex assault

Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the serious sexual assault of a woman earlier this month.

Crime
Bus diversions revealed ahead of Leith Street closure

Bus diversions revealed ahead of Leith Street closure

Major diversions will impact 12 city centre bus routes as a result of the Leith Street closure during works to redevelop the St James Centre in the East End.

Transport

Video: Bid to save Greyfriars Bobby from ‘lucky’ nose rub gains support

TOUR guides have stepped in to help the campaign to save Greyfriars Bobby from damage by warning tourists not to rub the beloved statue.

Entertainment
Thousands of cyclists will be able to go on the route.

Route revealed for HSBC City Ride

A celebration of cycling will take place in Edinburgh next month with a mass ride through the centre of the city to mark the start of the Tour of Britain.

News
Tommy Sheppard will deliver the annual Thomas Muir lecture on August 24. Picture: Neil Hanna

Tommy Sheppard to deliver annual Thomas Muir lecture

An SNP MP has described the “enormous honour” of being invited to deliver the annual Thomas Muir lecture to commemorate the life and work of the 18th century Scottish radical.

Politics
There have been calls to make George Street a Festival hotspot.

Calls to make George Street a ‘buzzing Festival zone’

THE director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival has called for the whole of George Street to be handed over for events each August.

City Centre
The gallery has attracted almost a million visitors. Photograph: Ian Rutherford

Queen’s Gallery director wants more Scottish visitors

The director of the Royal art collection has urged more Scots to visit the Queen’s Gallery at Holyrood Palace.

Entertainment
Councillor Lewis Ritchie hopes to appear on Ninja Warrior UK. Pic: Submitted

Ninja councillor plans £5000 for hospital charity

HE may be normally confined to the verbal battlefield of the city chambers, but city planning committee convener Lewis Ritchie is preparing to take on a very different fight.

Politics
Firefighters rescued the man. Picture: Peter Hancock, Edinburgh Explored

Pictures: Police and firefighters in dramatic Scott Monument rescue

FIREFIGHTERS used a high ladder to rescue a man from the first floor of the Scott Monument.

City Centre
Soaring prices mean a square metre in Edinburgh now costs £2,500

Soaring prices mean a square metre in Edinburgh now costs £2,500

A SINGLE square metre of the average property in Edinburgh is now worth almost £2,500, making the city by far the most expensive place to live in Scotland, according to data published today.

City Centre
Outdoor chess games are available in West Princes Street Gardens every Thursday from 2pm. Picture: Alistair Linford

Outdoor chess games to come to Princes Street Gardens

THE sight of players huddled over outdoor chessboards is one normally associated with the parks and green spaces of New York City.

City Centre
Artists Zoe Walker and Neil Bromwich will stage a performance with actor Tam Dean Burn in the heart of the High Street today.

Giant dragon to tour Royal Mile in Festival curtain-raiser

A giant dragon representing “corporate greed” is to be paraded down the Royal Mile today as a curtain-raiser to the city’s 70th season of festivals.

Festivals
Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee opens first Edinburgh store

Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee opens first Edinburgh store

Budget coffee chain EasyCoffee is set to open its first Edinburgh outlet.

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