Bus diversions revealed ahead of Leith Street closure

Major diversions will impact 12 city centre bus routes as a result of the Leith Street closure during works to redevelop the St James Centre in the East End.

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Ewen Bremner has ageeed to be an ambassador for the campaign to revive the old Leith Theatre building.

Ewen Bremner to play Spud on stage at Leith Theatre fundraiser

TRAINSPOTTING star Ewen Bremner is to revive his famous screen character at a fundraising event aimed at reopening a neglected theatre in Leith after nearly three decades.

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The officers were called to Duke Street. Picture: Google

Firearms officers draw their weapons during raid in Leith

A WATCHDOG is to investigate after armed police drew their weapons during a house raid in Leith.

An artist's impression of the proposed development at Gayfield Square. Picture: contributed

Flat plans revealed for former Gayfield Square art gallery

A FORMER artist studios and workshop would be demolished to make way for flats on Gayfield Square under new plans which have been lodged.

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Where will new Edinburgh tram stops be under Leith extension plan?

Where will new Edinburgh tram stops be under Leith extension plan?

STOPS on a possible extension of the Edinburgh trams have already been identified.

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Work to extend Edinburgh trams to Leith ‘could start in 2019’

Work to extend Edinburgh trams to Leith ‘could start in 2019’

WORK to extend Edinburgh’s tramline could get under way in 2019 if the £165.2m project is given the green light.

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Inside the new Toast wine caf� at the Shore. Picture: Contributed

New wine café Toast set to open in Leith

Leith is set to welcome its first wine café when it opens next week at the Shore.

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Edinburgh based charity Projekt 42 has unveiled plans to create a purpose-built community gym and wellness centre in Leith. Pic: Contributed

Charity unveils plans for non-profit Leith gym

A NEW social enterprise has launched a not-for-profit gym in Leith to help make exercise accessible and affordable for everyone.

Taxi driver Ryan Walls at Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny Street. Picture:

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Irvine Welsh writes intro for photography book of Edinburgh taxi project

A CITY cab driver has launched an exhibition and a book ­featuring snaps of passengers he captured from his mobile taxi studio.

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Leith Community base forced to make all staff redundant

A COMMUNITY centre supporting hundreds of families has cut services amid a deepening funding crisis – sparking fears it could be facing closure.

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Not on Leiths Watch campaign is backed by local councillor Lewis Ritche, MSP Ben Macpherson and community police officers. Picture: Neil Hanna

Leith campaigners target owners in bid to stop dog fouling

Community campaigners are targeting dog owners in a bid to clean up the streets of Leith.

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John Paul Jones, in a George Bagby Matthews painting from around 1890. Picture: US Senate

On this day in 1792: US Navy founder John Paul Jones dies

John Paul Jones, dubbed the ‘father of the US Navy’, was born to Jean Duff and John Paul Sr. in Arbigland, in south-western Scotland on 6 July 1747, under the birth name of plain John Paul.

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Crews on the scene of the blaze. Picture: Gary Cocker

Residents evacuated as firefighters battle Edinburgh flats blaze

FIRE crews have tackled a major fire at a block of flats in Pilton.

La Favorita brings its half-metre pizza to Edinburgh

Leith Walk diner offers half-metre pizza

It would likely satisfy even the largest of appetites - surely?

The Royal Yacht Britannia

Man dead after being pulled from water in Leith

An elderly man has died after being pulled from the water by Ocean Terminal.

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Eric 'Winkle' Brown started to fly with the Royal Navy in 1939.

Statue plan for Scots test pilot hero Eric ‘Winkle’ Brown

He has been lauded by astronaut Tim Peake as the “greatest test pilot who ever lived” and held the world record for the number of landings made onto aircraft carriers.

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The arrival of the new medical practice, due to open on July 17, is part of a �1.17 million project. Picture: Neil Hanna

New Leith GP surgery to welcome 2000 extra patients

UP to 2000 extra patients are to be added to the books of a new medical practice due to open its doors in the Capital in just over a week’s time.

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Handmade Burger Co has six Scottish branches, including one at Ocean Terminal. Picture: handmadeburgerco

Burger chain with Edinburgh branch enters administration

The future of an Edinburgh restaurant could be in doubt after the chain entered administration.

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Ana Roden was last seen on 1 July on Leith Walk. Picture: Police Scotland.

Missing teen found safe and well

Police in Edinburgh can confirm that Ana Roden has been traced safe and well.

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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