Ex-charity boss gets community payback order for embezzlement

The manager of a charity who helped bring about its collapse by siphoning off £20,000 has been placed on a Community Payback Order and will have to carry out 225 hours of unpaid work.

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Edinburgh rapist ‘thought girl was 16’

A RAPIST broke down in tears when he discovered the victim was only 12-years-old, a court heard.

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Hibs v Hearts at Easter Road in May 1965 in the Summer Cup. Hearts keeper Jim Cruickshank stops a shot from Hibs' Peter Cormack.
Hibs won 3-0

Hibs history: Easter Road throughout the ages

Christmas is always a special time of the year, however, for Hibs fans across the world, the date has even more significance, with their beloved team playing their first ever game on said date in 1875. While the foundations of Hibs are well documented, it wasn’t until Hibs moved to their historic ground of Easter Road in 1893 that the club truly found a home.

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The front of an upper villa in Darnell Road, Trinity

Popularity of Trinity soars among Edinburgh property buyers

Trinity is one district of the Capital that lures buyers and keeps them.

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Amir Hassan has had his late night licence revoked. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Owner left furious after Leith Walk kebab shop loses licence

A kebab shop owner has been left furious after the council suspended his late-hours licence.

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50m wall collapse forces Leith residents to be evacuated

50m wall collapse forces Leith residents to be evacuated

A SUPERMARKET chain has launched an investigation after a wall collapsed during work on a new branch – sparking a major gas scare.

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Green councilor Chas Booth is one of the parents in dispute with developers who are trying to backtrack on a deal to build a crossing. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Leith housing developer ‘forced to build zebra crossing’ near school

A MAJOR housing developer has come under fire after fighting councillors’ demands to include a zebra crossing on a road near a school.

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Norn, pictured, was one of four Edinburgh restaurants to make the list. Picture: Neil Hanna

Restaurant named in UK’s top 100 offers view of A-listed ‘Banana Flats’

IT offers mouthwatering fine dining, lashings of traditional Scottish fayre... and views of a historic national landmark.

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Cables Wynd House also known as the Banana Flats.

Heritage chiefs accused of ‘looking down’ on Leithers after Banana Flat heritage status

RESIDENTS have greeted the A-list heritage status given to Leith’s “Banana Flats” with widespread bewilderment.

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Sir Eduardo Paolozzi by his mural.

Edinburgh University seeking to solve the great pop art puzzle

For more than 30 years they graced the interior of Tottenham Court Road Underground station in London, impressing countless millions of passing travellers – before being torn down in 2015 to make way for the Crossrail project.

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A significant amount of drugs were recovered. Picture; stock image

Police appeal for witnesses following Leith retail break-in

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a break-in to a retail premises in Leith.

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Leith, The Shore. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Leith named top ‘hip hang-out’ spot in Scotland

Leith in Edinburgh and Finnieston and the West End in Glasgow have been named the second, sixth and fifteenth as the hippest areas in the UK to hang out.

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Scottish writer Irvine Welsh. (Photo by Ulf Andersen/Getty Images)

Irvine Welsh: ‘Leith is yang to stuffy Edinburgh’s yin’

Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh has described the Leith district as the “yang to stuffy, bourgeois Edinburgh’s yin.”

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Shaun Woodburn of Edinburgh. 

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Family pay tribute to “loving dad” Shaun Woodburn

The family of a former junior footballer who died on New Year’s Day after being attacked in Leith have paid tribute to the “kind and loving young man.”

Do you know this man? Picture; contributed

Police keen to trace man in connection with Leith Walk assault

Police in Edinburgh have released images of a man they wish to trace in connection with a serious assault.

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The Skyliner site, highlighted, is close to Ocean Terminal and the Scottish Government. Picture: Contributed

Rettie lands Taylor Wimpey rental brief in Edinburgh

Property group Rettie & Co has been appointed by housebuilder Taylor Wimpey to market a rental development at Edinburgh’s Western Harbour.

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Jamie and Andy Murray with the Scottish Cup Trophy. Picture: contributed

Sir Andy Murray ‘always welcome at Easter Road’ say Hibs bosses

HIBS have opened the door to a sensational new signing after tennis legend Andy Murray revealed he fancies carving out a future career in football.

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Police have arrested four men

Four charged after Hibs and Dundee Utd fans clash

Four men have been arrested after a fight broke out between Hibs and Dundee United fans on Easter Road.

Police have closed off Albert Street, Leith. Picture: John Devlin

Armed man detained by police after Leith incident

An armed man has been detained by police after barricading himself in a tenement block.

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