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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.

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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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Video: The forgotten tunnels hidden beneath Waverley Station

THE CENTRE of Scotland’s capital city is built on many layers and levels, all of different ages, interlocking and enveloping one another; a veritable warren of subterranean secrets.

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The architects behind the new project designed BBC Scotland HQ.

New Edinburgh concert hall to be designed by team behind BBC HQ

ARCHITECTS behind the transformation of the Royal Academy in London and the BBC Scotland HQ in Glasgow have been drafted in to design a new concert hall for the Capital.

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An original sample of arsenic, a key piece of evidence in the trial of Madeleine Smith who was indicted for the murder of her lover. Picture: Toby Williams

The Glasgow woman who laced her lover’s cocoa with arsenic

IT WAS labelled as the ‘crime of the century’, and even now, 160 years on, the Madeleine Smith murder case continues to fascinate criminologists and forensic experts around the world.

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A taxi driver has been charged after three passengers were injured in the Cowgate area yesterday. Picture: Google Maps

Taxi driver charged after Cowgate crash leaves three injured

A taxi driver has been charged under the road traffic act after a crash in which his three passengers were injured.

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Police holding back Beatles fans at Lothian Road Edinburgh before the group played the ABC cinema in 1964.
 Picture: TSPL

On this day 1964: Beatlemania arrives in Edinburgh

ON THIS day 53 years ago the pop phenomenon of Beatlemania invaded Edinburgh for the first time. The Fab Four’s unforgettable brace of shows at the ABC cinema on 29 April 1964 have since gone down in local pop folklore.

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Scarlett and Lily Murray, six, enjoy the Book Festival in Charlotte Square. Picture: Toby Williams

George Street to be closed off for new festival venues

Fringe promoters are set to join forces with organisers of Edinburgh’s long-running book festival to run venues in George Street.

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The Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Capital museum could remove ‘offensive’ golliwog display

Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood could be set to remove their collection of golliwog dolls amid complaints from tourists, according to The Times.

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Waverley Mall

The rest is history for Waverley shoppers

Waverley Mall is inviting families to travel through time on Saturday during a day of Easter “edutainment”.

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Ceremonies were held in Edinburgh Castle. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Ceremonies held 100 years on from Arras

Descendants of soldiers killed in the Battle of Arras gathered at events in Edinburgh and France to mark the centenary of the Battle of Arras, in which 18,000 Scots died.

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The Ross Fountain is in danger of collapse. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh’s Ross Fountain to be removed for year-long repair

It is the exotic-looking landmark which has had pride of place in the historic heart of Scotland’s capital for 145 years.

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John Lewis is set tos pend �24m on its Edinburgh store. Picture: Neil Hanna

John Lewis cafe to move in £24 million revamp of Edinburgh store

John Lewis is set to pump £24 million into improvements at its flagship Edinburgh store including moving the restaurant up a floor.

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Video: ‘Auntie Moira’ recalls her Ross Bandstand glory days

THERE was a time when Moira Hepburn entertained more nieces and nephews than anyone else in Edinburgh.

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The former Royal High School building.

Ministers refuse to call in Royal High revamp bids

Plans to turn the old Royal High School (RHS) into a luxury hotel will not be called in by the Scottish Government, it has emerged.

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