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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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Jimmy Fraser with Swedish sisters Emma and Annis, right

World touched by beggar Jimmy’s Christmas invite to Sweden

A WOMAN from Sweden who invited a street beggar from the Capital into her home for Christmas has spoken of the “crazy” reaction sparked by her kind-hearted gesture.

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St James Shopping Centre demolition continues. Pictures: Greg Macvean

Pictures show demolition well under way at St James Centre

DEMOLITION of the St James Centre, the massive concrete pile often branded Edinburgh’s ugliest building, is now well under way.

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It is understood the incident happened near the junction with Frederick Street. Picture; Google maps

Man injured after being hit by bus on Princes Street

A man is being treated for head injuries after being hit by a bus on Princes Street this afternoon.

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Police are appealing for information. Picture; stock image

Police appeal after city centre robbery attempt on pensioner

Police in Edinburgh are investigating an attempted robbery of a 67-year-old woman.

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Revellers claimed they could not gain access to the event.

Anger over claims of ‘over-booked’ Hogmanay ceilidh at Ghillie Dhu

HOGMANAY revellers have hit out amid claims a venue in the Capital oversold tickets for its New Year festivities.

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Hawks at the Scottish parliament. Picture:  PHIL WILKINSON

Scottish Parliament hawks to remain to control pigeons

SCOTTISH Parliament bosses look set to carry on flying hawks and falcons at Holyrood to scare away pigeons – even though they accept the number has come down as much as it is ever likely to.

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Margaret McLennan who lost her wedding ring and her late husband George McLennan

Widow left ‘devastated’ as wedding ring lost at Christmas Market

A WOMAN who lost her wedding ring in the Capital’s Christmas market just months after her husband died has issued a heartfelt appeal to try and track it down.

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Picture:  Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh celebrates the start of 2017 in style with Hogmanay spectacular

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay celebrations were declared a complete sell-out as an estimated 75,000-strong crowd watched a stunning firework display and light show above the castle rock.

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Members of the public take part in a torchlight procession through the streets of Edinburgh on December 30. Picture: Getty

Hogmanay weather: Clear and dry in time for bells

RAIN is set to clear in time for the bells as 2017 with temperatures hitting 5 degrees at midnight in Edinburgh.

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