Patients’ petition plea to Save Southside GP surgery

PATIENTS have launched a campaign to save a city surgery threatened with closure because of a GP shortage.

Stuart Johnston and Sonia Panchen whose bikes stolen from a garden shed. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor

Couple ‘followed home from Glentress by thieves who took bikes’

A COUPLE fear they were followed home from a mountain-biking mecca after thieves raided their shed.

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Oreo when he was found. Picture: Scottish SPCA

Adorable guinea pig dumped in Edinburgh

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a guinea pig was abandoned in Edinburgh.

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Local resident Bruce Bennet by Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park where youths have been causing havoc. Picture: Greg Macvean

Edinburgh Park group bids to drive bikers away for good

RESIDENTS have launched a campaign to force bikers out of a city park amid fears for public safety.

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The Odeon Cinema is to be brought back to life. Picture: Greg Macvean

Plans to restore Odeon as a cinema lodged with council

AMBITIOUS plans to restore the former Odeon Cinema in Clerk Street have been lodged with the council.

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The bogus work was carried out on a property in Priestfield Road. Picture: Google

Bogus workman jailed for charging OAP £150k for roof repair

A MAN who defrauded an 87-year-old out of almost £150,000 over bogus roof repairs has been jailed for three years.

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Southside Surgery. Picture: Greg Macvean

Thousands of patients face search for new GP

Thousands of patients could be forced to find a new GP as a shortage of family doctors has cast doubt over the future of a city practice.

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Police are appealing for witnesses. File picture: John Devlin

Teenager attacked and robbed of mobile phone on Nicolson Street

Police are hunting two men who attacked and robbed a teenage boy of his mobile phone on Friday afternoon.

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Cameron House.  Picture: Scott Taylor

Council officials ‘can’t remember’ actions in Cameron House case

COUNCIL officials at the centre of a scandal over a botched building project look set to escape disciplinary action because they told investigators they “couldn’t remember” what they had done.

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An artist's impression of the Straiton film studio plans. Picture: contributed

Pentland Studios: Edinburgh Napier Uni plans film academy

A CITY university would create its own film academy on the outskirts of Edinburgh if controversial plans for a greenbelt studio get the go-ahead.

A freight train on the South Sub line at Morningside. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

South Suburban rail line could carry passengers by 2021: MSP

EDINBURGH’S South Suburban rail line could see passenger services running again within five years, new Lothian Tory MSP Miles Briggs believes.

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The new Boroughmuir High School takes shape. Picture: Greg Macvean

Brand new Edinburgh high schools full within four years

TWO brand new city schools will be full to bursting within four years, it has emerged.

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Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale and candidate Daniel Johnson. Picture: Neil Hanna

Holyrood 2016: Labour looks to unseat SNP in Edinburgh South

DANIEL Johnson sees party colleague Ian Murray MP as the perfect example as he seeks to unseat SNP’s Eadie in key constituency, says Ian Swanson

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Explorer Scouts learn some building skills before their trip. Picture: contributed

Edinburgh Explorer Scouts to build school in Cambodia

A BIG-HEARTED group of youngsters will travel to rural Cambodia to build classrooms for a community in need.

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Edinburgh University's famous library cat.

Edinburgh University’s famous Library Cat goes missing

EDINBURGH University’s famous Library Cat has been reported missing.

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Potential buyers peruse the properties on display at the ESPC shop in George Street. Picture: Jane Barlow

Edinburgh flat prices soar in rush to beat second-home tax

LANDLORDS and investors are rushing to snap up flats in the Capital ahead of the introduction of the second-home tax next month.

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The Mosque Kitchen. Picture: Neil Hanna

Three held after immigration raid on Mosque Kitchen

A RAID on Edinburgh’s popular Mosque Kitchen has left the restaurant facing a £60,000 fine after three men were arrested for immigration offences.

A hybrid tram in Rome. Picture: Wikimedia

Tram-trains for Edinburgh’s South Suburban line backed by rail chief

Proposals to run hybrid trams on Capital’s South Suburban rail line received a boost today from the head of the ScotRail Alliance.

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