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M&S worker reflects on sixty years on Princes Street

SIXTY years ago, the queues snaked along Princes Street as hundreds of shoppers from across the country patiently waited for their opportunity to pass through the doors of one of the biggest high street names around.

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More than one in six heavy drinkers who took part in study died within 30 months. Picture: Contributed

Heavy drinkers in Capital dying 25 years younger, study finds

Over one sixth of heavy drinkers in Edinburgh and Glasgow who took part in a groundbreaking study died before reaching their 52nd birthday, around 25 years younger than typical life expectancy in Scotland.

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Hogmanay celebrations on Princes Street. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Plans revealed for major shake-up of Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party

Edinburgh’s Hogmanay party is to be turned into a six-hour street carnival after new organisers called in one of the key figures involved in the spectacular ceremonies at the London Olympics.

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Jazz and Blues Festival Carnival Parade from the Mound along Princes Street. Pic Greg Macvean.

Thousands join in the party for Edinburgh’s Festival Carnival

THRONGS of sun-soaked spectators lined a busy Princes Street to take-in the sights and sounds of Edinburgh’s sixth Carnival Festival.

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Thursdays accident happened less than a hundred yards from where Zhi Min Soh was killed in a similar incident in May.

Make Edinburgh’s tram tracks safer now, say cyclists

CAMPAIGNERS have called for immediate action to make the Capital’s tramlines safer after another cyclist was hospitalised.

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Apprentice stonemasons working on the building.

Calton Hill observatory set to open to public next year after revamp

BIRTHDAY celebrations typically involve a couple of cards and maybe even a party – but who’s got time for cake when you’re helping transform one of the Capital’s most iconic buildings?

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Weeds on Leith Walk. Picture: Ian Georgeson

City environment leader: Council working fast to tackle weeds

The council’s environment leader Lesley Macinnes has said officials are dealing with Edinburgh’s weed problem “as quickly and effectively as they can”.

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Tron Kirk market.

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Tron market to carry on trading during Festival

THE indoor market at the Tron Kirk can carry on trading through the Festival after council chiefs agreed a two-month extension of the lease.

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Edinburgh resident Alex Wilson having a sneak preview of the event space ahead of the Heverlee Belgian beer festival at the New Waverley Arches.

Heverlee beer festival to come to city centre

Abandoned Victorian arches in the Old Town are set to be transformed into the Capital’s first festival celebrating Belgium food, music and 
art.

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The two-tonne statue at the top of the fountain is removed. Picture: Greg Macvean

Ross Fountain statue removed for restoration

SHE left her usual perch atop the Ross Fountain yesterday armless and bottom-less, but the gold sheened statue will return with renewed splendour to Princes Street Gardens by spring next year.

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BIG architects propose an undulating canopy for the Prince Street Gardens redesign

Ross Pavilion redesign: Water runs through Danish design

Edinburgh Castle atop the rocky outcrop is framed by a transparent “undulating canopy” to allow seamless views, in a proposal by Copenhagen based architects BIG.

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The Scotsman to be honoured in floral clock

It is the jewel in the crown of historic Scottish clocks, situated in the heart of Princes Street Gardens, beneath the statue of 18th century Scots poet Allan Ramsay with the imposing silhouette of Edinburgh Castle behind.

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Six Year old Luca Gordon from Edinburgh with ex-service personnel from Legion Scotland after they marched down the Royal Mile during the ninth annual Armed Forces Day. Picture: PA

Capital honours service personnel with Armed Forces Day parade

EDINBURGH has paid tribute to servicemen and women at events held to commemorate Armed Forces Day.

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Hard Rock Cafe's first ever "restaurant on wheels" is launching in Edinburgh.

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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