Council agrees business case for extending Edinburgh tram to Leith

Councillors have agreed the outline business case to take Edinburgh’s tram line to Newhaven.

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John Lewis Depot, Bonnington Road Lane, Edinburgh. Pic: Lisa Ferguson.

John Lewis plans for new homes on Leith depot site

John Lewis has lodged an application to build flats on the site of its Leith Warehouse after plans to relocate the distribution centre were announced at the start of the year.

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Leith butcher is crowned steak pie champion

Leith butcher is crowned steak pie champion

A Leith butcher has seen off competition from the upper crust of the meat industry to be crowned the 2017 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie Champion.

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Early-stage accelerator Seed Haus hunts for next unicorn

What is billed as Scotland’s first dedicated pre-seed tech accelerator has been officially launched in Edinburgh in a bid to plug a gap in the start-up support system.

Leith Registrar's Office in the Ferry Road complex. Picture: TSPL

Council put plans to close Leith Registrar’s Office on hold

COUNCIL chiefs have halted controversial plans to close Leith Registrar’s Office and ordered a public consultation on the proposal.

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Drew Kerr had glitter on his face when he was turned away from Brewhemia. Picture: Contributed

Brewhemia bar ‘sorry’ for barring man with glitter face

A BAR in the Capital has issued an apology following claims a man was turned away at the door for having glitter on his face.

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Leith Registrar's Office in the Ferry Road complex. Picture: TSPL

Petition to stop Leith Registrars Office closing reaches 3k

Edinburgh City Council is facing calls to U-turn on its decision to close Leith Registrars Office after a petition against the move reached nearly 3,000 signatures in its first day.

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Actors, Una McLean and Russell Hunter at Leith Registry Office on their wedding day.

Leith to lose Registrar’s Office in latest cuts

HISTORIC Leith Registrar’s Office is to shut as part of a council cost-cutting rationalisation programme.

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An artist's impression of how the trams will look going down Leith. Picture: contributed

Leith Walk to be one lane during tram extension

LEITH Walk would be cut down to just one lane for 18 months if work to extend the Capital’s tramline to Newhaven goes ahead, it has been revealed.

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The Mela has been given a rescue package. Picture: Toby Williams

Packed events list at revamped Edinburgh Mela

A REVAMPED Edinburgh Mela kicks off this weekend with the first of an-eight day celebration of the city’s diversity.

Tom Hetherington on The Great British Bake Off. Picture: PA

Capital Bake Off star Tom Hetherington ‘lost twin in Afghanistan’

An Edinburgh contestant on the latest series of the Great British Bake Off tragically lost his twin brother in an explosion in Afghanistan where he was serving with the Army in 2013, it has been revealed.

Leading independent developer Glencairn Properties has acquired a former iconic Art Deco cinema in Edinburgh and will submit plans next month to turn the building into a residential development comprising apartments. Contributed

£5m development plans for former Leith cinema revealed

LIFE is set to imitate art as developers look to turn a former iconic art deco cinema into luxury flats.

Omni Centre - Greenside Row. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Bag containing phones and cans caused Leith Street incident

Leith Street has been reopened to pedestrians following a police incident.

Leithers Don't Litter. Picture: contributed

Leithers Don’t Litter launch ‘humorous attack’ over rubbish collections

LITTER campaigners have launched a humorous attack on the council over the ongoing problem of rubbish collection in the Capital.

The incident happened on Duke Street on February 6.

Man stabbed 40 times in Duke Street murder bid

A MAN inflicted up to 40 stab wounds to a visitor to his flat in a murder bid after a vodka drinking session.

Truman Christ and Richard Crawford outside Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

Man locked in cupboard after Grindr drug deal goes wrong

TWO thugs who abducted a man and locked him in a cupboard for ten hours after a Grindr drug deal went wrong are facing a jail sentence.

Bus diversions revealed ahead of Leith Street closure

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.

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.

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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