D-Day for £5.5m Roseburn to Leith cycle route project

IT’S the biggest project of its kind ever to be planned in Edinburgh.

A new cycle lane on Leith Walk on the pavement which has a lamp post in the middle of it. Picture; Greg Macvean

Lamppost in the middle of new Leith Walk cycle lane

HOW many council bosses does it take to remove a lamppost?

Kausar Uddin back in Broomhouse Road, Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Scots father returns home to Edinburgh after Saudi jail ‘nightmare’

A DAD of three left to languish in a Saudi Arabian jail following a misunderstanding has finally made it back to Edinburgh.

Visuals for the Blue Goose student accommodation plans:

Plans for student village in Capital rejected

DEVELOPERS have refused to rule out appealing controversial plans to build a “student village” on the banks of the Water of Leith.

Adam Hunter is 'living in fear' Picture; Neil Hanna

Disabled man hit with brick after being taunted by yobs

A DISABLED man has spoken of his fear after he was hospitalised by a group of yobs who regularly taunt him on the street.

The Stockbridge Restaurant, in Edinburgh.

Fake reviewer targets Capital restaurants

A FRAUDULENT restaurant reviewer has been caught trying to bag free meals in the Capital – just months after he scammed a Michelin-starred restaurant and attempted to clinch a private jet trip.

Sheila Gilmore. Picture: Callum Bennetts

Ex-MP blocked from becoming councillor after £16k ‘golden goodbye’

A FORMER MP selected to stand for Labour at next year’s local elections has been told she is disqualified from becoming a councillor – despite offering to pay back a £16,000 “golden goodbye”.

The snowflake is projected onto the building on the other side of the street. Picture: Greg Macvean

Council apologises for lack of Christmas lights

CITY bosses have offered their “sincere apologies” after quietly revealing scores of high streets across the Capital will not get festive lights this year.

The school takes shape at Fountainbridge. Picture: Greg Macvean

New Edinburgh schools at capacity before even opening

A multi-million pound teaching facility will have to be built to cope with ballooning school rolls at two brand new high schools – before one of them is even open.

The Sick Kids site, opened in 1895, is expected to sell for tens of millions. Picture: Jon Savage

For sale: Edinburgh’s historic Sick Kids hospital put on market

EDINBURGH’S historic Royal Hospital for Sick Children has been put up for sale.

Edinburgh's Labour group

Trams: Labour pledge to extend line to Newhaven

EDINBURGH Labour has pledged to extend the trams down into Newhaven as part of the ambitious multi-billion-pound City Deal programme.

The switching on of Corstorphine christmas lights with carol singing from the Gang Show.

Festive lights axed from city high streets to save cash

HE’S the furry recluse created by Dr Seuss and famous for his dastardly scheming and simmering hatred of the festive season.

Plans for the site of the old Sighthill Road flats. Picture: contributed

New development planned to replace Sighthill towers

THEY once dominated the skyline of west Edinburgh – a towering reminder of an era when high-rise flats were considered the future of social housing.

Philip Hammond in Glasgow. Picture; John Devlin

60,000 new homes planned for Lothians in City Deal

AROUND 60,000 affordable homes would be built across the Lothians as part of the ambitious multi-billion pound City Deal programme.

50p of every pound is being spent on paying off debt

50p in every pound of council tax spent paying off old debt

FIFTY pence of every pound in council tax is spent paying interest on historic debt, union leaders have claimed.

Central Library could see its opening hours reduce while other libraries could close for good.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Libraries in Capital could face closures as £6.4m cuts announced

LIBRARIES in the Capital face closures, reduced opening hours and mergers as part of a £6.4 million cuts package, union leaders have warned.

Salters Inn pub in Woodburn, Dalkeith where the landlord was fined �10,000 for showing sports using a domestic Sky box rather than a commercial one. Pic: Greg Macvean

Midlothian pub slapped with £10k Sky TV fine

A PUB has been ordered to pay £10,000 after showing Sky Sports on TV illegally.

Campaigners want a taxi rank inside the station. Picture; Ian Rutherford.

Criticism of plans for ‘pick-up only’ bays at Waverley Station

A NEW taxi rank has been confirmed for Edinburgh Waverley – more than two years after all vehicles were banned from the station.

ScotRail trains, Edinburgh Waverley Station. Picture; Jane Barlow

Train journeys from Edinburgh slower than Victorian era

Train journeys between Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee are slower now than they were during the reign of Queen Victoria.

Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh. Picture; Jane Barlow

Fears that Meadowbank redevelopment spells end for athletics in Capital

EDINBURGH Athletic Club has raised fears a £41 million revamp of Meadowbank Stadium could prove the “nail in the coffin” for its future.

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