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‘Grinch’ claims after residents object to Grassmarket Christmas

Residents in the Capital’s Grassmarket area have been accused of acting “worse than the Grinch” following a failed bid to prevent a Christmas event from going ahead.

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The new 146-apartment Aparthotels Adagio overlooking Edinburghs Royal Mile will open for business on December 19.

New Waverley aparthotel to open doors next month

A NEW four-storey aparthotel overlooking the Royal Mile will open for business next month.

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The White Hart Inn is an ever-popular venue that has seen several star visitors. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh’s ‘most haunted’ pub celebrates 500 years

Stories of ghosts and ghouls are never far away in Edinburgh and they’re no exception at one historic Grassmarket bar.

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Contemporary illustration showing rescue workers removing 'the dead and wounded from the fallen house' on 24 November 1861. Picture: Contributed.

On this day in 1861: Edinburgh tenement collapse kills 35

AT around ten past one on the morning of Sunday 24 November 1861, an immense 16th century Edinburgh tenement containing at least 77 inhabitants suddenly gave way and collapsed to the street below.

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The tourists were robbed of a four figure sum outside the parliament. Pic Greg Macvean

Thieves disguised as police officers scam tourists outside Scottish Parliament

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information after two East Asian tourists were robbed of a four-figure sum outside the Scottish Parliament.

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Lord Provost Donald Wilson, Nicola Sturgeon and Ken MacIntosh

Remembrance service in Edinburgh

The First Minister has laid a wreath on behalf of the people of Scotland as ceremonies to remember servicemen and women killed in conflict were held across the country.

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The Scotsman Hotel is up for sale. Picture: Ian Rutherford.

Billionaire owner of Scotsman Hotel hunting for buyers

NEW owners are being hunted for one of the Capital’s best-known hotels – three months after it called in liquidators.

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The Waverley in St Mary's Street. Picture: Dan Phillips

Remembering Edinburgh’s ‘legendary’ Waverley bar

OVER FIVE decades it built up a reputation as one of the city’s top watering holes, but since the death of its ‘captain’, the Waverley bar has closed its doors.

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The Royal Mile

Consultation finds concern over Edinburgh’s World Heritage status

FEARS have been raised over the management of Edinburgh’s celebrated World Heritage site.

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Samhuinn Fire Festival, Edinburgh. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Thousands gather for Samhuinn Fire Festival

THOUSANDS were undeterred by the rain as they gathered in the Old Town last night to see the spectacular Samhuinn Fire Festival celebrate its 21st birthday with a return to its traditional home.

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Dr Max Coleman, of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, stands in front of one of two 100ft tall Wentworth elms which have been discovered within the grounds of the Palace of Holyroodhouse. Picture: PA

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.

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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.

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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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