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Second teenager arrested over death of Shaun Woodburn

A SECOND teenager has been arrested in connection with the death of a junior footballer.

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From 1-21 April, children aged between 0-17 will be given a ticket if they introduce their favourite cuddly toy to reception staff. Picture: RYB

Kids get in free with cuddly toys at Royal Yacht Britannia

ROYAL Yacht Britannia officials are marking this year’s Easter Holidays by allowing kids in for free - providing they bring their favourite cuddly toy.

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Daniel Cieslak

Rapist who thought girl was 16 walks free

A STUDENT who admitting raping a 12 year-old girl has walked free from court.

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The Prince of Wales (left) on stage with the winners of the Dell EMC Community Impact award Leith Academy with Claudia Winkleman (2nd right) and Hugh Dennis (right). Picture; PA

Leith Academy pupils honoured by Prince Charles

Pupils from Leith Academy have been honoured by Prince Charles for their work in the community.

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An artist impression of one of the developments.

Hundreds of new homes planned for Leith

More than 850 new homes are set to be build in Leith under plans by a housing association to invest tens of millions over the next five years.

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Singer songwriter Dean Owens

Video: Leith singer pens ‘Julie’s Moon’ for sister to raise money for cancer charity

His music has been described as Celtic Americana from Leith, via Nashville.

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Tramspotting: Irvine Welsh supports an extension of the line. Picture: Film4/Tristar Pictures

Trainspotting author supports tram extension through Leith

Irvine Welsh has voiced his support for the tram extension to Newhaven and has intimated that he’s in favour of money from the £1bn City Deal being used to pay for it.

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The police helicopter was spotted in Leith and across the Capital this afternoon.

Police helicopter spotted over Leith

Police have confirmed that their own helicopter was carrying out a training exercise when it flew over Leith this afternoon.

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The floating hotel is planned for Leith docks. Picture; contributed

First look inside £3.5m floating hotel at Leith docks

IMAGES giving a first glimpse inside a £3.5m boutique floating hotel planned for Leith docks were released today.

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Old Edinburgh captured in ‘modernist’ planning video

A SHORT FILM reveals the post-war redevelopment plans for Edinburgh’s Leith Street and St James districts could have been drastically different.

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The distillery would be built next to Ocean Terminal.

£5 million single malt distillery planned for Leith

IT has a proud heritage in the whisky trade dating back more than 200 years.

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Leith Theatre is about to stage its first events since 1988.

Hidden Door Festival reveals line-up for reborn Leith Theatre

It was built for the people of Leith after it controversial amalgamation into Edinburgh, nearly destroyed by a war-time bomb blast and played host to the likes of AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Kraftwerk and Mott the Hoople in its heyday.

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Edinburgh Council 20mph mascot with PC Ben Wray to launch the new zones on Tuesday.

Police issue warnings on first day of Edinburgh’s new 20mph zones

Police issued “several” warnings to drivers on the first day of Edinburgh’s new 20mph zones as readers flooded social media to share their experiences of the latest stage of the city-wide scheme.

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Marvin Bartley

Hibs star Marvin Bartley ‘racially abused’

POLICE are investigating alleged racist abuse of Hibs star Marvin Bartley during his team’s derby win.

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Darryl Louden leaves Edinburgh Sheriff Court. Picture: Lesley Donald

Post Office worker stole £134,000 to fund gambling habit

A YOUNG man with a promising career in the Post Office lost it all when he became addicted to gambling and embezzled more than £134,000 from his bosses.

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The incident happened outside the Scottish Government building at Victoria Quay in Leith. Stock image

Man stabbed outside Scottish Government building

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following a stabbing outside Victoria Quay in Leith.

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The area around the Omni Centre has been purchased by the developers of the St James Centre. Picture; Kenny Smith

Plans for new leisure destination in Capital revealed

Developers behind the £1 billion transformation of Edinburgh’s St James Centre have bought a neighbouring leisure complex – sparking hopes of a resurgence in the wider area.

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Children running on Johnston Street, Leith. Picture: TSPL

New TV series sheds light on Leith in the 1930s

BITS of old barrel strapped on as skis, slates pinched from roofs and made into Stone Age axes and illicit tram rides out to the Braid Hills to boil up tea in an old tin – memories of childhood in Leith from the 1930s will be featured in a new three-part television series.

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The three individuals were due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Tuesday.

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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Daniel Cieslak

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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