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Stockbridge waves farewell as ‘Franco’s’ brothers call it a day

A CORNER of Stockbridge has ushered in the end of an era as the community said a fond farewell to brothers Ernesto (Nino) and Franco Alonzi of Franco’s Fish & Chips after 46 years.

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Hard Rock Cafe's first ever "restaurant on wheels" is launching in Edinburgh.

Hard Rock Cafe launches first ‘burger bus’ in Edinburgh

Hard Rock Cafe has announced its first “Burger Bus” for a series of tours of the Capital.

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Ashley Katsande. Picture: Facebook

Jealous clubber launched glass attack at wrong woman

A CLUBBER smashed a glass over the head of a fellow reveller she wrongly thought had been kissing her boyfriend.

An artist's impression of the university Quartermile development. Picture: contributed

Royal Infirmary to become top learning hub for Edinburgh Uni

New plans to transform the former Royal Infirmary into a major educational hub for students have been submitted by Edinburgh University.

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‘Speakeasy-style’ bar set for former RBS vault in St Andrew Square

The vaults of the former RBS headquarters in St Andrew Square have been bust open after a crack squad performed a ten-day inside job to break into the bank.

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Edinburgh Sketcher tour

Edinburgh Sketcher exhibition to take place in Assembly Rooms

Join the city’s resident sketcher to capture the iconic beauty of the Assembly Rooms as he embarks on a one-off new tour to mark the venue’s 230th anniversary tomorrow.

Woody Harrelson enjoyed a night out in Edinburgh after attending a screening of his new film at the Cameo. Picture: Wikicommons

Woody Harrelson enjoys night out in Edinburgh New Town

Hollywood A-lister Woody Harrelson partied into the early hours in Edinburgh after attending a screening of his new film at the Cameo cinema.

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St Stephen's Church. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Danish ballet legend buys historic St Stephen’s Church

A DANISH ballet legend has bought a historic church given a new lease of life as a community arts hub and festival venue.

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Homeless man Darryl and his dog Max.

Charity appeal launched after homeless man beaten and his dog ‘stabbed’

A HOMELESS man and his dog have felt the warm embrace from the kindness of strangers who have raised funds to help get him back on his feet.

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A rarely available property on Heriot Row, which has only had a handful owners in its 210-year history, has been brought to market.
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A-list property with ‘handful of owners in 210 years’ up for sale

PROPERTY high-flyers are battling to lay their hands on the rare opportunity to transform a Georgian house on one of the Capital’s most prestigious streets into a modern New Town home.

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Edinburgh's heritage is important for locals and tourists alike.

Plan to give city heritage site a new lease of life

CONCERNS have been raised over the amount of litter and the state of historic buildings in the World Heritage site.

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Willie Ross pours a half pint of ale at the bar. Picture: Copyright Len Cumming

In pictures: Unseen images of ‘Rebus’s’ Oxford Bar

A SERIES of rare images, courtesy of photographer Len Cumming, showing Edinburgh’s legendary Oxford Bar in its pre-Rebus days some 35 years ago. Featured prominently is late proprietor, Willie Ross.

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A copy of James Craig's New Town plan which was first published in 1767. Picture: NLS Archives

Picture quiz: Edinburgh New Town landmarks

TO MARK the launch of Edinburgh’s Georgian Shadows, the fantastic new lightshow event celebrating 250 years since James Craig’s New Town plan, we thought we’d brush up on our New Town knowledge and highlight ten of the World Heritage Site’s foremost public buildings, residences and landmarks.

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Artists impression of proposed BHS development.

Planning permission granted to turn Princes Street BHS into hotel

Building could begin in weeks to transform the old BHS on Princes Street into a hotel and restaurant after councillors voted unanimously for the development to go ahead.

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A stretch of pavement measuring 120 yards along Queen Street was shattered in 1945. Picture: The Scotsman

The 1945 blast which shook central Edinburgh

ON THE night of 24 August 1945 the centre of Edinburgh was rocked by a colossal explosion which tore up 120 yards of Queen Street.

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Madame Doubtfire outside her shop in 1973. Picture: Jane Glover

How Mrs Doubtfire was based on a Stockbridge shopkeeper

GROWING up in the 1990s, I was well acquainted with the Hollywood box office hit about a cross-dressing, half-Scottish nanny played by the sorely-missed Robin Williams.

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The interior of Drumsheugh Baths showing the 70ft pool. Picture: Kate Chandler

A trip back in time: Edinburgh’s exclusive Victorian baths

EDINBURGH’S luxurious Drumsheugh swimming baths have been a popular hotspot for well-heeled individuals for well over a century.

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RBS wants to transform the Dundas Street/Fettes Row premises. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Plans to turn RBS office into flats ‘will cost city 2000 jobs’

VITAL office space for up to 2000 jobs could be lost under controversial plans to redevelop a key site on the edge of the New Town, council officials have warned.

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The winning property. Picture: Contributed.

Edinburgh house wins prestigious RIBA award

THE house that nearly never was – complete with a hidden bath and disappearing walls – has been named house of the year by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

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The pensioner was knocked over in Abercromby Place

Driver charged over New Town hit-and-run

A DRIVER has been charged after a pensioner was struck in a hit-and-run in the New Town.

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