Man fighting for life and child injured in Ferry Road fire

A man is in a critical condition and a child is being treated as a precaution after a flat fire in Edinburgh.

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Montagu Terrace. Picture; Jon Savage

Inverleith thieves smash through barber’s wall to raid jewellery store

BRAZEN thieves smashed through the wall of a barber shop before raiding a neighbouring jewellers during an early morning heist.

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Storm damage to the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh after winds of 102 mph Picture; Helen Pugh

Botanic trees blown down 5 years ago put back to use

TREES blown down during a storm that struck the Botanics nearly five years ago have been brought back to life as furniture by leading craftsmen for a new exhibition.

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Record crowds for Edinburgh Botanic Lights

A RECORD 42,000 people attended this year’s spectacular night-time light show at Edinburgh’s Royal Botanic Garden, it has been revealed.

Inverleith House could yet win a reprievePicture: Colin Hattersley

Stars line up to save Botanics art gallery from closure

BATMAN star Val Kilmer, Ewan McGregor, Irvine Welsh, Fran Healey and Janet Street-Porter are among more than 230 leading cultural figures demanding a rethink over the sudden closure of an Edinburgh art gallery after 30 years.

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Archtect drawings of the proposed building at Maggie's Centre. Picture: Richard Murphy ARchitects

Maggie’s Centre appeal: Make the vision a reality

Receiving a cancer diagnosis is among life’s darkest moments.

Inverleith House recently closed as an arts venue after more than 30 years. Picture: Scott Louden

Council chiefs plan talks to save Inverleith House from closure

COUNCIL chiefs are to hold talks with bosses at the Royal Botanic Garden in a bid to save Inverleith House as an art gallery.

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Campaigners on the last day of Inveleith House Gallery at the Botanics. Picture: Ross Sinclair

Protests on final day of renowned Inverleith House gallery

CAMPAIGNERS staged a mass visit to the axed Inverleith House gallery as a petition to stop it from closing gathered thousands of signatures.

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Inverleith House at the Royal Botanic Garden is set to shut as bosses say it is too costly to run. Picture: EEN

Thousands back fight to save Inverleith House gallery

ART lovers are set to swarm on a popular gallery in a bid to force a U-turn from bosses who want to close it.

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Inverleith house at Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

Botanics to shut gallery after 30 years

For more than three decades, it has been revered as one of the finest contemporary arts venues in the country.

The inspection was carried out at the Western General. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Cockroaches found in kitchen of Edinburgh’s Western General

COCKROACHES, silverfish insects and black mould were all found in the kitchen area of Edinburgh’s Western General during a random check.

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Orchard Road where there are 58  parking signs.

With 58 signs, is this Edinburgh’s most cluttered street?

It is at first sight a most unremarkable of streets.

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Part of Queensferry Road had been closed. Picture: Courtney Cameron

Queensferry Road re-opens after being closed by tree fall

A MAIN road was forced to shut after a tree fell in front of traffic.

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Zee Ahmed next to a blood stained stool his father Tahir Ahmed, 54, was sitting on when he was attacked by a machete wielding assailant . Picture: PA

Shopkeeper stabbed in head during Edinburgh attempted murder

An attack on a shopkeeper who suffered a fractured skull after being stabbed in the head twice with a machete is now being treated as attempted murder.

The attack happened on Laverockbank Road. Picture: Google

Man attacked after challenging garage thieves

A MAN was attacked with a traffic cone after challenging a gang breaking into garages in Trinity.

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A burnt-out bin in Bangholm Road. Picture: Jon Savage

10 bin blazes reported in Trinity in just half an hour

Firefighters were forced to battle ten blazes in the space of just 30 minutes after household bins were set alight.

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Bank of Scotland said there would be no compulsory job losses as a result of the closures. Picture: John Devlin

In full: the 23 Bank of Scotland branches to close

Bank of Scotland is planning to close 23 branches across the country, 14 of which have been identified as the “last bank in town”.

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Firefighters tackle rooftop blaze in Inverleith

Firefighters tackle rooftop blaze in Inverleith

FIRE crews are tackling a rooftop blaze at Eildon Street in Inverleith.

Dr James Richardson. Picture: Jon Savage

Botanist on the front lines of battle to save chocolate

IMAGINE a nightmare future in which chocolate is in such short supply that emergency rationing is introduced.

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Myra Pugh has been lollipop lady at Edinburgh Academy Junior School for 40 years. Picture: Jon Savage

Lollipop lady Myra Pugh says farewell after 40 years

SHE’S been in position on Arboretum Road for 40 years, helping school children cross the street, come hail, rain or shine.

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