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Council plans for more bins despite crisis in emptying current ones

Council chiefs are set to press ahead with introducing another 33 communal bins – despite the crisis they have over emptying the current ones.

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Dean was caught at a property on Frederick Street. Picture: Contributed

Drink-driver who fled Taiwan for Capital wins extradition fight

A DRINK-driver who fled Taiwan after being convicted of killing a man has won a human rights challenge which prevents him from being extradited there.

The 150ft Melville Monument. Picture; TSPL

New plaque on Melville Monument will record dark deeds

A NEW plaque to spell out the true story of one of Scotland’s most controversial historical figures is to be fitted on the Capital’s tallest statue.

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William Burdett-Coutts says his critics obviously have an axe to grind. Picture: Lloyd Smith

City venue’s offering of new digital festival branded “pointless and insulting”

ONE of the Capital’s most historic festival venues is at the centre of a bitter row over claims that a futuristic makeover is killing trade for venues in the New Town.

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An artist's impression of the Edinburgh Grand's entrance. Picture: contributed

Luxury development set for former RBS St Andrew Square HQ

The regeneration of the city’s east end has been given another boost after plans were unveiled to transform the historic Royal Bank of Scotland building on St Andrew Square.

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Kelpies Artist Andy Scott unviels his 14ft galvanised steel 'Rook' sculpture.  Picture: Julie Bull

New neigh-bour for George St business

THE man behind the Kelpies hopes his latest giant horse head will become a permanent attraction in the New Town.

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Artist's impression of the Scottish National Gallery extension. Picture: SNG

Scottish National Gallery extension to go ahead after lottery grant

Work on a radical overhaul of the nation’s flagship gallery, which will triple exhibition space for Scotland’s most important art treasures, is set to get underway within months after wining the final backing of the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Hundreds gather for a vigil in St Andrew Square. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Orlando shooting: Edinburgh vigil pays tribute to fallen

THE mass shooting in Orlando which left 49 people dead was calculated to create fear and division.

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Al fresco dining in a sunny George Street. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Backing for George Street’s revamp blueprint

MAJOR plans to revamp one of the Capital’s most prominent streets have been broadly welcomed by heritage chiefs and local residents.

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The changes will make George St more pedestrian and cyclist friendly. Picture: Ian Georgeson

£28m George St revamp inspired by Barcelona’s Las Ramblas

MAJOR plans are being advanced to transform George Street into a continental-style piazza fit for the modern era.

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Tereza Cervenova won a �5000 new work award. Picture: supplied

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize show planned for Edinburgh

THE best contemporary portrait photography from around the world is set to be showcased in a new exhibition in the Capital.

The south side of St Andrew Square. Picture: Greg Macvean

St Andrew Square site snapped up by Standard Life

THE transformation of the east end into a top shopping and business district has taken a huge step forward after Standard Life snapped up another prime city centre location.

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Awinash Kumar, conferencing and events operations manager at four-star hotel, The Roxburghe, has been recognised as the Scottish hotel industrys top banqueting team member. Picture: supplied

The Roxburghe’s Awinash Kumar wins banqueting award

AWINASH Kumar, conferencing and events operations manager at four-star hotel, The Roxburghe, has been recognised as the Scottish hotel industry’s top banqueting team member.

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Scottish Parliament election 2016 constituency result: Edinburgh Central

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The north side of Princes Street between Hanover Street and Frederick Street, opposite the RSA. Picture taken around 1860.

Lost Edinburgh: A Princes Street palazzo

IT HAD been labelled one of Britain’s most architecturally valuable buildings, but nothing could halt the destruction of Princes Street’s magnificent ‘palazzo’.

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File picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh traffic: cyclist, bus collide on Princes St

A CYCLIST was involved in a collision with a bus in Princes Street during this morning’s rush hour.

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Princes Street Gardens is getting a new concert venue. File picture: Tony Marsh

Edinburgh’s Princes St Gardens to get new concert venue

EDINBURGH is finally set to get a new concert arena after city leaders agreed to join forces with a property tycoon to replace its crumbling Princes Street Gardens venue.

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A report from September 5, 1936

Bid to safeguard former St Bernards FC ground in city

It flickered briefly as a leading light in Scottish football, rivalling Hearts and Hibs for bragging rights in the Capital.

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The Forsyth Sphere is removed in March 2012. Picture: Aaron King

Forsyth Sphere to return to Edinburgh skyline

IT’S been missing from the Capital’s skyline for more than four years – a much-loved landmark many were afraid might be lost forever.

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Five of the best places to eat steak in Edinburgh

Five of the best places to eat steak in Edinburgh

FINDING a good steak can sometimes feel like a quest for the Holy Grail but these five steakhouses in Edinburgh have been garnering rave reviews from their meat-loving patrons.

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