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Ofo among companies bidding for Edinburgh bike hire contract

THEIR bright yellow bicycles have become a familiar sight in cities all over the world, used by people across 20 countries to make to make 32 million trips every day.

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The Gyle Shopping Centre

Readers react to proposals to build cinema at Gyle Shopping Centre

FILM fans have taken to social media to have their say on plans to build a new cinema at the Gyle Shopping Centre.

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Shopping along Edinburgh's Princes Street. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh disposable income ‘much lower than rest of Scotland’

NEW data has revealed that professionals in Edinburgh part with almost a quarter of their monthly salary on living costs, versus those in Glasgow who spend just 15.8%.

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Karen Gillan will be patron of an expanded programme for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this year.

Karen Gillan to be Edinburgh film festival's figurehead for young people

Doctor Who star Karen Gillan has agreed to be the figurehead of a dedicated string of events for young people at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.
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Artistic director Donald Shaw is at the helm of the 25th Celtic Connections, which launches on Thursday.

Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund to be opened up to Celtic Connections

Glasgow’s long-running winter music festival will be able to access an Edinburgh Festival funding pot for the first time.
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Picture taken at the opening of the Gyle shopping Centre in Edinburgh, 1th Oct 1993

Gyle Shopping Centre to get new cinema in £25m revamp

A CINEMA is part of the £25 million plans for one of the city’s biggest shopping centres.

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Group Leaders Adam McVey of the SNP, left, and Labour's Cammy Day

Edinburgh economy strategy ‘fails to tackle Brexit’

A FIVE-YEAR economic strategy drawn up by Edinburgh’s SNP-Labour coalition is being challenged because it fails to tackle the likely impact of Brexit.

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Date for Harry Potter pop-up bar in Edinburgh revealed

Date for Harry Potter pop-up bar in Edinburgh revealed

MUGGLES keen for a taste of Harry Potter will soon be able to sample a butterbeer in a new pop-up bar on East Market Street.

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Shop manager Rosa Rosado with a dress worth �14,000. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Edinburgh charity shop wedding dresses to feature in fashion show

AS speculation grows over who will design Meghan Markle’s wedding gown, a small charity shop in the heart of Edinburgh has quietly been attracting brides-to-be to its unique bridal boutique full of designer wedding dresses.

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Edinburgh is aiming to build 20,000 new affordable homes

Gavin Barrie: Edinburgh strategy is a Capital idea

If you look across Edinburgh’s skyline, you can’t fail to notice the number of cranes on the horizon.

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Adult fares on Lothian buses are set to increase

Commuters split on rising cost of Lothian bus fares

BUS fares are set to rise in the Capital for the first time in two years after Lothian announced improvements following a review.

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An earthy staff member with some of the store's locally sourced organic produce

Customers rally to support staff after Earthy liquidation

A community is rallying to raise cash for “wages” after a court order putting organic food store Earthy into liquidation left staff without jobs just before Christmas.

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The Caledonian Hotel has been sold to an overseas investor in a multi-million pound deal

Edinburgh’s Caledonian Hotel set for expansion after £85m sale

One of Edinburgh’s most famous hotels is to undergo a major expansion after being snapped up by new overseas owners.

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One St Andrew Square

German tech firm KPV LAB to open Edinburgh office

A German tech firm has signed up for space within a major office development in the heart of Edinburgh.

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House sales in the Capital were higher than anywhere else in Scotland

Average price of a house in Edinburgh is now £246,508

THE average price of a house in Edinburgh is now £246,508, according to official figures from Registers of Scotland released today.

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Many private car parks breach consumer protection laws, an investigation has found. Picture: Elliot Brown/Flickr/CC

One third of private car parks breach consumer laws

SCOTS motorists are being ripped off in private car parks after an investigation revealed that one-third of them breach consumer protection laws.

Transport
VisitScotland director Paul Bush is one of Scotland's leading festivals and events experts.

Scottish festival organisers told they may have to rely on crowdfunding in future

Festival and event organisers may have to rely on crowd-funding campaigns and donations from philanthropists to keep running in the face of the public spending squeeze, one of Scotland’s leading industry experts has warned.

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Carillion won a �23m contract to extend platforms 5, 6 and 12 to prepare Waverley for the arrival of new longer trains.

Waverley work to continue despite Carillion collapse

RAIL bosses say major works at Waverley station will carry on uninterrupted despite the collapse of contractors Carillion.

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Carillion projects could be at risk. Picture; PA

What the Carillion collapse means to Scotland

The Scottish Government has said contingency plans are in place for major contracts north of the Border affected by the liquidation of Carillion.

Politics
Voting is open for the Chinese Restaurant of the Year.

Voting underway for Edinburgh’s Chinese Restaurant of the Year 2018

We are on the lookout to find the best Chinese restaurant or takeaway of 2018.

Chow mein or sweet and sour? Dumplings or spring rolls?

Whether it’s a takeaway or eaten at a restaurant, there’s nothing we Brits love more than Chinese food with literally thousands of Chinese takeaways and restaurants across the UK, everyone has their favourite.

Now we want you to tell us which of your local Chinese food establishments gets your vote.

It could be because of the freshly cooked food, traditional style dishes or the select and exclusive dishes you find.

We have drawn up a shortlist of the Chinese takeaways and restaurants which will compete for the title of Chinese of the Year 2018.

To vote simply fill in the voting form in copies of the Edinburgh Evening News.

Closing date for votes is Friday, February 2.

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