How the Capital helped launch the escape room phenomenon

Four years ago, a friend visited Germany and told me about a game room he stumbled across where players had to solve live puzzles to escape.

Lothian & Borders Fire and Rescue Service fireman Ewan Williamson, 35, who was killed in a pub fire blaze in Edinburgh. Picture; PA

Plaque to be unveiled for heroic firefighter Ewan Williamson

A plaque will be unveiled on Thursday in memory of firefighter Ewan Williamson who died tackling a fire in 2009.

The entry from Flora Place

City pupils Express themselves in art

IF they won, it would be just the ticket. But three Edinburgh school children have already done themselves proud by motoring their way to the finals of a UK art competition.

An RAC report has claimed Edinburgh Airport has some of the worst value parking out of all UK transport hubs

Edinburgh Airport accused of ‘worst parking value’ in UK

EDINBURGH Airport has been accused of offering some of the worst value for money for parking out of all UK flight hubs.

Mary Campbell is Green councillor for Portobello-Craigmillar and Chas Booth Green councillor for Leith.

Green councillors set out Edinburgh eco plan for sustainable future

Edinburgh’s Green group of councillors has two new co-convenors. Here they set out what they see as being the eco challenges facing their city.

Grace Morton has clocked up 20 years as a care worker

Grace is still caring after 20 years

THERE’S not too many people can say they still love their job, truly love their job, after two decades.

Dufrain's campaign aims to reduce the number of throwaway cups being sent to waste

Michael Gilmartin: We’ll step up to the coffee cup challenge

As an Edinburgh-based data consultancy, saving the planet and it’s wonderous wildlife is a slight departure from our day job of helping CDO’s create effective data functions, senior business stakeholders make key decisions and project managers achieve their ambitious deadlines by deploying our people to deliver success.

Rolly's Michael Notarangelo.

Introducing the Edinburgh business pioneers offering ice cream rolls

EDINBURGH’S soarway ­summer temperatures will give a huge boost to a new business hoping its approach to ice-cream can leave rivals licked.

Janet Hunter celebrates her 100th birthday

Janet has a hundred reasons to celebrate

IT was the year Moscow was named capital of Soviet Russia, the Royal Air Force was formed by the UK ... and one Janet Hunter was born in Edinburgh.

Paul Brown and his daughter Autumn Rose count the laps

How Paul’s efforts helps parents heal

IT’S a shocking statistic –15 babies a day in the UK die before, during or just after childbirth.

Collectively, Scottish Councils invest �1.8 billion of their pension funds in fossil fuels.

Capital push to divest fossil funds

CITY of Edinburgh Council will be challenged to divest from investments in fossil fuels that help finance its multi-million investments by a powerful cross-party group of Councillors today.


Chris is Sick Kids’ real life action hero

AN East Lothian dad has vowed to complete 18 lung-bursting challenges this year for the charity which lifted his daughter’s spirits during her toughest periods of treatment.

The incident happened on Northfield Drive on Thursday July 21

12-year-old girl ‘traumatised’ after returning to Duddingston home mid-break in

A BRAVE schoolgirl scared away two men after she walked in on them robbing her family’s house.

Rich Osborn is raising money for the spinal cord injury charity Back Up

Rich tackles Snowdon ascent in wheelchair for charity

RICH Osborn was in the water scuba diving off Cyprus when it happened. The accident that is.

Dr Ian Elliott has so far raised around �1700 from taking part in Alzheimer's Research UK's Running Down Dementia challenge

Ian steps up in 200k Alzheimer’s challenge for mum

A UNIVERSITY lecturer whose mum has Alzheimer’s disease is the top fundraiser in a charity running challenge supporting dementia research.

Former First Lady Michelle Obama is to visit Edinburgh next month

Deacon Blue to perform for former First Lady Michelle Obama

SCOTS favourites Deacon Blue and soul diva Beverly Knight will be among the acts playing a gala dinner for former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Charlie Miller will occupy one of the new commercial units on Comely Bank Road

Award-winning hair experts Charlie Miller to open Stockbridge salon

AWARD-winning Edinburgh hair experts Charlie Miller has designs on a new city-centre salon – after announcing plans to expand.

George Street parking bays transformeed into pop-up park for Clean Air Day

George Street parking bays transformeed into pop-up park for Clean Air Day

IT SENT drivers into a spin even before they event began.

Make like Drew Busby and dig out your vintage Hearts strip

Retro strip to work day is a real winner

NATIONAL mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland is planning to introduce a fun twist to Friday the 13th next month by calling on people to wear retro sports tops for the day.

Fort Kinnaird employs more than 2000 people directly

Fort Kinnaird worth £53m to the Capital

EDINBURGH retail park Fort Kinnaird has released new data which claims it is worth £53 million to the local economy and a knock-on value of £91m across the whole of Scotland.

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