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Statue plan for Polish WW2 general who worked in Capital

A MODEL has been unveiled of a proposed statue to honour a wartime Polish general who worked in the Capital as a barman while in exile.

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Police are seeking information following the collision

Woman in hospital after ‘hit and run’ collision with cyclist

A 56-year-old woman has been treated in hospital after she was hit by a cyclist while crossing a road in the Capital.

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Beaumont Place tenements demolished - General view showing area cleared to ground level. Picture: TSPL

The ‘Penny Tenement’ collapse that changed Edinburgh forever

LIKE A dormant volcano, it was a disaster waiting to happen, but sadly the authorities failed to act in time. The Penny Tenement collapse of 1959 left 19 families homeless and prompted the eradication of Edinburgh’s slums.

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Southside Surgery in Newington. Picture; Greg Macvean

Edinburgh GP Southside Surgery saved from closure

A THREAT hanging over thousands of patients that they would have to find a new GP has been lifted after health chiefs found a new base for their doctors.

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Police appeal following three robberies in two hours

Police appeal following three robberies in two hours

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after three robberies in the south-west of the city on Sunday February 12 in the space of two hours.

Crime
Leckie's coal depot at St Leonards. Picture: Ron Leckie

Memories of Leckie & Sons: the Edinburgh coal merchants

When the weather outside was frightful they were the capital’s angels with dirty faces – the coal men who put the reek in Auld Reekie and the colour into people’s cheeks.

Entertainment
Sainsbury's Local Portobello.

Picture Malcolm McCurrach

New Sainbury’s set for Southside

A new Sainsbury’s Local has opened in Nicolson Street creating 36 new jobs for the local community.

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Echo was dumped in a bin in Marchmont. Picture; contributed

Edinburgh students save abandoned kitten from dumpster

A five-month-old kitten was found by students after being cruelly dumped in a communal bin in Marchmont.

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John Richardson is retiring after 41 years and will close the shop at the end of November. 
 Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh music institution Ripping Records to close after 41 years

It was the independent music store that provided generations of the Capital’s music lovers with the “golden tickets” for their dream gigs.

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MSPs Miles Briggs and Ruth Davidson with patient Denise Palmer who has collected 1000-plus names on a petition to save under-threat Southside surgery. 
 Picture Ian Rutherford

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.

Health
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.

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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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