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Extinct tree species found at Holyrood Palace

Trees believed to have been extinct in Britain have been discovered at the Queen’s official residence in Scotland.

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A piper leads children to mark the milestone for the project. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Countdown to completion of restoration at Riddle’s Court

IT’S 162 years since he was born and 12 months to go until the opening of a learning centre named after him in one of Edinburgh’s most historic buildings.

Ian McKinna from the High Street, whose bins haven't been emptied for a fortnight. Picture: Toby Williams

Rats spotted in Old Town after bins not emptied for two weeks

RATS and overflowing rubbish have taken over a historic city close – due to missed bin collections.

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Tron Kirk market.

 Picture; Neil Hanna

Reprieve for Tron market traders following city U-turn

COUNCIL chiefs have backed down and agreed the indoor market at the Tron Kirk can continue for at least another year.

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The Lawnmarket

Man held after Lawnmarket incident

A man was detained after a disturbance in the city centre.

Gilbert Clark 94 has been growing them to sell for Christian Aid for over twenty years, raising thousands of pounds.

94-year-old earns charity thousands selling own fruit and veg for over 25 years

We’re often told that eating plenty of fruit and vegetables is the key to a long and healthy life.

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Litter: Fringe flyers. Picture: Neil Hanna

Edinburgh Festival leaflet bin introduced in Grassmarket

EDINBURGH’s first ever festival leaflet litter bin has been set up in the Grassmarket in a bid to encourage revellers to recycle – and rid the streets of unsightly pamphlets.

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Stallholders do a roaring trade in the Tron Kirk market. Picture: Neil Hanna

Tron Kirk lease to be put on open market

TRADERS at the covered market in the Tron Kirk are threatening court action against the city council after it decided to advertise the lease of the building on the open market.

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The team recruited to run the Russian news agency Sputnik from an office in Edinburgh face the press to explain their plans for a new daily programme, World in Focus. Picture: contributed

Russian-backed Sputnik news channel lands in Edinburgh

FROM an unprepossessing tower block in Edinburgh, the Kremlin-backed Sputnik news agency is working on its current affairs programme Brave New World.

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Edinburgh Castle during a Military Tattoo performance Picture:  Ian Georgeson

Tattoo welcomes the King and Queen of Jordan

The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo marked the centennial year of the Great Arab Revolt and the 70th anniversary of Jordan’s independence by welcoming King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah to its first weekend performance.

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The woman is hauled to safety on Castle Rock. Picture: Leon McGowran

Student saved from Castle Rock by firefighters

IT’S Scotland’s most-visited tourist attraction – but there are easier ways of getting in than scaling the rock.

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A couple take in the view from the top of Jacob's Ladder. Picture: Jon Savage

£50,000 revamp planned for steps at Jacob’s Ladder

IT’S the steep, winding staircase carved directly into the volcanic rock of Calton Hill – offering stunning views over the ancient heart of the city.

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Tom Gilzean is recovering in hospital. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Tom Gilzean, 96, vows to return to charity collecting depite breaking his neck

CHARITY collector Tom Gilzean, who ended up in hospital two months ago after breaking his neck, back and shoulder, has said he will “live and die” for Edinburgh.

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh at St Giles' Cathedral. Picture: Alan Simpson/PA

Royals attend Order of the Thistle service at St Giles’ Cathedral

THREE generations of the royal family have been represented at a special service in Edinburgh – as hundreds of onlookers lined the streets to greet them.

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An artist's impression of the planned new hotel. Picture: contributed

Old Town’s Canongate Venture earmarked for £150m luxury hotel

A HISTORIC school building next to the Royal Mile is set to be transformed into a luxury boutique hotel as part of the £150 million New Waverley development.

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Police would like to speak with these two men. Picture: supplied

CCTV released of men sought over Boteco Do Brasil assault

POLICE in Edinburgh have released new images of two men they wish to trace in connection with a serious assault outside Boteco Do Brasil, Lothian Street, Edinburgh around 2.30am on Saturday 21st May 2016.

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Preparations inside the National Museum. Picture: Neil Hanna.

Sneak preview as National Museum of Scotland opens ten new galleries

On the top floor of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, a makeshift installation depot is a hive of activity.

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An artist's impression of the King's Stables Road development

Green light for Old Town development

A series of disused buildings in the Capital’s Old Town will be transformed after councillors approved a controversial development.

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Edinburgh's Old Town. Picture: Scott Taylor

Have your say on Edinburgh’s world heritage site

RESIDENTS are being invited to help decide how the Capital’s globally renowned world heritage site is run.

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Photographer Warren Richardson, the overall winner of this year's World Press Photo competition. Picture: SWNS.com

World Press Photo competition entries on show at Holyrood

A DRAMATIC image of a Syrian refugee passing his baby through razor wire on the border between Serbia and Hungary has won a major photography competition which goes on display in Edinburgh today.

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