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War of words as Hogmanay organisers ditched for Underbelly

The organisers of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations since their inception have hit out after losing the right to stage the world-famous festival.

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Filming for the new Avengers film is underway in Cockburn Street Edinburgh. Picture: W Marr/Deadline News

Avengers stars show off stunts on Cockburn Street

PICTURES from on location filming of the new Avengers movie in Edinburgh show a stuntwoman flying through the air and into a shop window.

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Rents are set to soar in Edinburgh as house prices rise.

Rents in Edinburgh set to soar 20% in five years

EDINBURGH has been named the most expensive place to rent in Scotland as new figures suggest the cost is set to soar by 20 per cent in the next five years.

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Brian Pickering, assistant manager at The Tiles Bar in St Andrew Square. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Video: Pub boss behind ‘A German Team’ sign stars in football video

A PUB boss who shot to fame with his “A German Team” sign has starred in a German football league video after enjoying watching a game at the home of his adopted team.

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Views of the Ross Bandstand in Princes Street Gardens.
site of the proposed cafe and hospitality centre

‘Underground’ arts complex planned for Princes Street Gardens

A CHUNK of Princes Street Gardens would be carved out to create a new viewing platform, cafe-bar and indoor events space overlooking Edinburgh Castle under plans to overhaul the historic park.

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Edinburgh Council 20mph mascot with PC Ben Wray to launch the new zones on Tuesday.

Police issue warnings on first day of Edinburgh’s new 20mph zones

Police issued “several” warnings to drivers on the first day of Edinburgh’s new 20mph zones as readers flooded social media to share their experiences of the latest stage of the city-wide scheme.

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Arrests have taken place after a disturbance outside a city pub

Seven arrested over brawl after Scottish Cup match

Seven men have been arrested in connection with a large-scale disturbance in the Capital.

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Video: Hotel plan set to be approved for old BHS building

A BID to transform the old BHS on Princes Street into shops, a hotel and restaurant is expected to win planning permission tomorrow after just one objection.

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Mystery behind Banksy style sculpture solved

The mystery of the Mine Girl sculpture which popped up underneath the Scott Monument on Valentine’s Day, has been solved as the ultimate act of love.

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The man is on trial at the High Court in Livingston. Stock image

Man on trial over rape at Greyfriars

A MAN has gone on trial at the High Court in Livingston accused of raping another man in a graveyard.

Pic Lisa Ferguson 31/01/2017

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Church of Scientology attempted to lease Royal Mile building

A HISTORIC building in the Royal Mile was subject to an offer from the Church of Scientology

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Anti Donald Trump protesters gather at Waverley Gate. Picture: Greg Macvean

Protests in Edinburgh as Donald Trump is sworn in as US president

HUNDREDS of people took to the streets of the Capital for a protest timed to coincide with Donald Trump being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.

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Firefighters attend a previous rescue from Castle Rock. Picture: Leon McGowran

Stag reveller rescued after climbing Edinburgh Castle

A STAG sparked an emergency rescue when he scaled Edinburgh Castle rock face in a drug-fuelled dare.

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Air quality is improving in the Capital. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Call for caution as Capital’s air pollution falls

AIR quality in the Capital is showing signs of improving – but it is important not to be “complacent”, a senior councillor has warned.

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Sir Chris Hoy and Josh Littlejohn of Social Bite joined over 250 eminent Scots on the Sleep Out.

Social Bite sleepout raises more than £500,000

Scotland’s most wealthy and influential people who slept out overnight for charity have raised more than £500,000 to build a homeless village in Edinburgh.

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Police attend after the attack on  Waterloo Place.

Man jailed for horror knife attack in Edinburgh city centre

A MAN has admitted slashing a notorious underworld figure following a long-standing feud.

Scotland's tourism workforce is booming.

Record number of people now employed in tourism

Growing numbers of hotels, bars and restaurants are fuelling a boom in the number of people working in Scottish tourism - which has soared by 11 per cent in the space of just 12 months.

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Aaron Taylor Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen star in Avengers: Age Of Ultron. Picture: PA

Avengers film will ‘put Capital on movie map’

Scenes shot for the next Avengers film will put the Capital on the movie map as fans flock to the city to visit the sites featured in the megastar-packed blockbuster, experts said today.

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Edinburgh Castle.

Cash boost to protect Edinburgh Castle from climate change

The crumbling rocky outcrop of Edinburgh’s iconic hilltop defence will be contained following a £6.6 million boost to protect against the effects of climate change.

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