‘Fascinating’ photographic archive of 1920s Leith published online

A series of images giving the public a rare glimpse into 1920s Leith and its people has been made available online.

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Ian Ireland is the owner of Leith Athletics Ltd store on Leith Walk which has closed down after 45 years of business. Picture: Greg Macvean

Ex-footballers share memories as ‘much loved’ sports shop set to close

It provided a generation of football stars with their first boots and replica strips – but sadly the final whistle is set to blow on an Edinburgh instution at the end of this month.

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Fay Logan watched as teens made off with her bike.

Bike snatched from garage as owner pays for petrol

A WOMAN has told of the moment two hooded teenagers stole her motorbike from a petrol station forecourt while she was paying at the kiosk.

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Police are appealing to trace this woman.

Police appeal over homophobic abuse of Edinburgh barmaid

Police have released this image of a woman they wish to trace following an alleged hate crime earlier this year.

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The attack happened on Portland Street in Leith. Picture: Google

Elderly woman robbed in Leith after man forces way into her home

AN elderly woman’s purse was snatched after a man forced his way into her house.

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Leith Links Community Council is to have an election

Election to be held for Leith Links Community Council

Following a nomination process, membership has now been confirmed for the Capital’s community councils.

Lidl have had their planning application approved. Picture; Greg Macvean

Council grant Lidl planning permission for Leith expansion

The Lidl supermarket in Leith’s Kirkgate Shopping Centre will be extended and refurbished, following permission by planning officers at Edinburgh City Council being granted.

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Reports that Lorne Street has been closed due to a fire. Picture; Google

Lorne Street reopened following small fire

Lorne Street at Leith Walk has reopened following reports of a small fire at a local business.

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Locals and visitors joined forces last week  to help pick up litter on Cockburn Street. Picture: Contributed

Leader comment: ‘Communities should follow Gerry’s lead’

As he is an Evening News columnist, we are decidedly biased.

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Gerry and Zsuzsa Farrell at the launch of Leithers Don't Litter. Picture: Jane Barlow

Leith drive to combat litter wins top gongs

COMMUNITY campaign group Leithers Don’t Litter has picked up a raft of top awards as it continues its crack-down on rubbish.

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Youths in Pilton Park with a suspected stolen motorbike.

Six charged in motorbike crackdown in north Edinburgh

POLICE have charged six men between 16 and 47 in a crackdown on motorbike theft in north Edinburgh.

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Derek Riddel takes his Leith Athletic side to Cumbernauld tonight in the Scottish Cup. Pic: TSPL

Derek Riddel keeps faith despite Leith’s player shortage

Leith Athletic boss Derek Riddel admits he’s facing a serious player shortage ahead of tonight’s William Hill Scottish Cup first-round replay against Cumbernauld Colts.

Muirhouse Shopping Centre Pennywell Road.

Muirhouse Shopping Centre to undergo major revamp

IT’S been a prominent part of the community since the 1960s and will star in the much-hyped sequel to Trainspotting next year.

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The Royal Yacht Britannia

Theresa May ‘to consider taking Britannia from Leith’

PRIME Minister Theresa May will consider recommisioning the Royal Yacht Britannia to broker post-Brexit trade deals, it has been reported.

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A bid has been launched to send Britannia back to sea. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Bid to put Royal Yacht Britannia back to sea as Brexit ambassador is slammed

Leithers have rubbished proposals to return the Britannia to the high seas to help broker post-Brexit trade deals.

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Julie Roberts is launching a campaign to highlight mesothelioma.

Campaign for specialist nurses to treat growing asbestos cancer

THE daughter of an Edinburgh joiner who died from an asbestos-related lung cancer is set to launch a campaign demanding the Scottish Government appoint specialist nurses to deal with the growing problem of mesothelioma.

Councillor Lewis Ritchie is preparing to run the Loch Ness Marathon. Picture: Scott Louden

Leith councillor runs marathon to raise money for defibrillator

Councillor Lewis Ritchie is set to run the Loch Ness Marathon this weekend in a bid to raise money to buy a defibrillator for Leith.

The Proclaimers have added their support to the CAE.

Proclaimers back campaign to save community ‘lifeline’

Leith’s most famous twins have given their backing to a campaign to keep a vital community lifeline in the area.

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STENCH: Seafield Sewage Works

Environment protection groups ‘Russian roulette’ over Seafield stench

RESIDENTS plagued by a stench from Seafield sewage works have complained that environment bosses are adopting a “Russian roulette” approach to tackling the odour.

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Alan Rudland has been stickering bins with QR codes in an attempt to force the council into action. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Is Leith Walk the Capital’s dirtiest street?

IT’S one of the Capital’s longest thoroughfares – a historic route connecting the city centre to the bustling docks.

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