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Council reject plans for 750 new homes near ERI

Developers failed to persuade councillors to grant approval for 750 new homes on greenbelt land behind the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh despite plans to include a park “twice the size of the Meadows”.

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The planning application site can be seen here bounded in red. Picture: contributed

Fresh bid to build 750 new homes near ERI

A FRESH bid has been made to build hundreds of homes and a primary school on green belt land beside the Royal Infirmary.

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Neil McCann was murdered in Craigmillar in the early 1970s.

Edinburgh unsolved: ex-boxer murdered ‘in mistaken hit’

In a series on unsolved crimes in the Capital, Andy Shipley looks at the case of a former boxer who was murdered in what detectives thought was a mistaken gangland hit.

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Children with ex footballers including Paul Kane, Mickey Weir and Allan Preston. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Hearts and Hibs players back free football coaching

Players from Scottish clubs have backed a charity initiative to give free football coaching sessions to children from the city’s most marginalised areas.

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Kids from Castleview Primary School helped design plans Craigmillar park

Pupils from Castleview Primary School put their imaginations to the test to help design a park at the heart of the new residential area in Craigmillar.

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Perfomers will include Blak Whyte Gray.

Edinburgh International Festival to expand into Craigmillar

THE Edinburgh International Festival is to expand to Craigmillar and Morningside for its 70th anniversary.

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Men's Sheds offer a chance to learn new skills, such as woodwork.

Shed talk opens doors for Edinburgh male retirees

An Australian idea to give older men space to socialise has taken root in Craigmillar and Corstorphine.

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Toilets at Fort Kinnaird won Loo of the Year at a Solihull awards ceremony.  Lewis Steele, ABM Environmental Services Manager is pictured here at the winning toilets. Picture Ian Rutherford

Shopping centre toilets crowned best in Scotland

IN an iconic moment of movie history, Edinburgh was declared home of the worst toilets in Scotland, thanks to the fictional loos visited by Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting.

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Flu vaccine being administered

Edinburgh GP issues flu vaccine reminder

A GP in Edinburgh is reminding patients across the Lothians to make an appointment to get their flu vaccine, a month into the national flu immunisation programme.

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Tommy Sheppard MP joins locals outside the TSB in Craigmillar which is threatened with closure. Picture; Greg Macvean

TSB and post office closures rob Craigmillar of banking

ONE of Edinburgh’s poorest communities has been left without banking facilities after the TSB and the post office closed within a fortnight.

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Craigmillar Castle listed among top attractions by New York Times

Edinburgh Castle is often lauded as the city’s greatest tourist attraction, pulling in thousands of international visitors through its centuries-old gates.

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Smoke could be seen near Fort Kinnaird. Picture: David Walsh

Firefighters tackle fire near Fort Kinnaird retail park

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to tackle a blaze near the Fort Kinnaird shopping centre.

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The TSB branch is due to close. Picture; Google

Craigmillar bank held to account over plans to close city branch

BANK bosses are being urged to rethink plans to close the TSB branch in Craigmillar amid concerns about how elderly and disabled customers will cope.

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The bomb squad was called to an address in Niddrie House Square. Picture: Google

Bomb squad investigate ‘suspicious package’ in Niddrie

BOMB disposal units are currently investigating a “suspicious package” at Niddrie House Square.

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The accident happened at the junction of Niddrie Mains Road and Craigmillar Castle Road. Picture: Google

Police car crashes on way to emergency in Edinburgh

A WOMAN had to be freed from her car by firefighters after a crash involving a police car on its way to an emergency in Edinburgh.

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The attack happened in Craigmillar

Masked raiders attack two men

TWO men were attacked when a trio of masked raiders stormed into a house in Craigmillar.

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The Venchie Centre in Craigmillar. Picture: contributed

Craigmillar’s Venchie centre wins backing of new MSP Ash Denham

A COMMUNITY centre facing an uncertain future after council cuts has won the backing of one of the Capital’s newest MSPs.

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Police launch search for missing Edinburgh man

A city man has not been seen since leaving his home in the early hours of this morning - sparking a police hunt.

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Old Dalkeith Road has been closed near Aaron Lodge. Picture: Courtney Cameron

Young mum Jill Pirrie killed during Edinburgh police pursuit

A YOUNG mum has been knocked down and killed by a car which was being chased by the police as she walked home from her work as a nurse at the Royal Infirmary.

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The CCTV cameras have been out of action for seven weeks. Picture: Martin Godwin

CCTV out of action for seven weeks in south-east Edinburgh

VANDALS have sparked a seven-week surveillance blackout across part of the city after setting CCTV cameras alight.

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