Warnings issued over fake Government grant scam

Action Fraud, the UK’s fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, have issued a warning over cold calls and online contact from fraudsters who are offering victims the opportunity to apply for Government grants for an advance fee.

Victoria Street, Edinburgh

Tommy Sheppard: Edinburgh needs to get a grip on its Airbnb craze

Ever rented out a room in your flat? I have. Many people in Edinburgh have too. The city sees a massive influx during August and without residents offering up spare rooms – or indeed their whole home – there’d simply be nowhere for the festival to live.

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Homelessness is a complex problem that won't be solved by building houses alone.

Adam McVey: What’s behind Edinburgh’s affordable housing boom

The coalition is driving the most ambitious expansion of affordable housing that Edinburgh has ever seen, writes council leader Adam McVey.

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Sending a parcel to Inverness shouldn't cost more then sending it to Poland

Helen Martin: Here’s what to do with cowboy capitalists

Businesses in the UK seem to have a golden ticket to do as they like at the expense of customers and staff.

An Edinburgh tram

Firm would ‘not necessarily’ have upper hand

A TECHNOLOGY firm which supplied materials for the Capital’s tramline would not necessarily be at a commercial advantage if the route is extended, the tram inquiry has heard.

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Tim Keppie, owner at Hogs Head Music

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Hog’s Head music shop set to close after 25 years

A SHOP at the heart of Edinburgh’s music scene is set to spin its last record after announcing it will close after 25 years later this month.


Readers react to news Frasers could be turned into a hotel

READERS have reacted to news that one of the Capital’s most iconic shops could be transformed into a hotel

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Storm Caroline: Travel chaos, school closures and power cuts strike Scotland

SEVERE gales and snow showers have caused travel disruption, school closures and power cuts as Storm Caroline sweeps into Scotland.

Barburrito will open at Edinburgh Airport

New Barburrito will create 20 new jobs at Edinburgh Airport

AIRPORT passengers are set for a taste of Mexico when a new burrito bar will create 20 new jobs in Edinburgh.

Should housebuilders pay an infrastructure levy to help fund schools and roads? (Picture: Lisa Ferguson)

John McLellan: SNP’s infrastructure levy would put up house prices

A new power to sting developers with an infrastructure levy was the populist centrepiece of the Scottish Government’s new Planning Bill unveiled this week, designed to prise cash for schools and roads from housebuilders.

A shortage of commercial property is affecting Edinburgh's economy (Picture: Toby Williams)

John McLellan: Edinburgh property is in short supply

There is much gloom about Scotland’s immediate economic prospects, with the Fraser of Allander Institute predicting sluggish growth of 1.4 per cent next year compared to the Treasury projection of 1.5 for the UK.

A tram negotiates the turn onto Princes Street. Picture: Lesley Martin

Tram Inquiry: Princes Street stand-off was ‘not deliberate’

A REFUSAL to start tram works on Princes Street which resulted in a lengthy stand-off was not a deliberate tactic to get paid more for construction, the tram inquiry has heard.


Iconic Frasers’ Princes Street store goes on the market

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic department stores could be turned into a new flagship hotel after being put up for sale with a £13.7 million price tag.

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First time buyer deposits are set to soar in Edinburgh

First time buyer deposits set to soar in Edinburgh

Deposits needed by first time buyers are set to rocket by 55 per cent in Edinburgh over the next ten years, a report has revealed.

Princes Street is transformed into a huge open-air party on 31st December each year. Picture: Getty

Edinburgh is the most ‘in-demand’ New Year in Scotland

EDINBURGH is the most booked-out destination to bring in the New Year - but is trailed by smaller towns before other big cities.

The tram inquiry is now in its 14th week of public hearings.

Tram inquiry: Contractors ‘forced’ to stop Princes Street work before finishing

Contractors laying tram tracks on Princes Street were forced to stop their work before it was finished so that the road could re-open in time for Christmas, the tram inquiry has heard.

PC Sacha Ponniah with speed camera

Brian Monteith: Why 20mph is the wrong speed limit

How is Edinburgh’s 20mph speed limit going? It’s an important question to ask, for the Green Party is pushing a private Bill in the Scottish Parliament to roll it out across any urban area in Scotland.

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Cruz Restaurant on the Ocean Mist at Leith Shore.

Colin Montgomery: We must save this icon of Leith docks

They called it Samuel Green. Then it was Ocean Rover. Then Aries. Then back to Ocean Rover. Then Ocean Mist. And so it remained until it became what we now know it as: that ancient old tub that sits in the Water of Leith right opposite The Granary.

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A 16.8 million overhaul of the Scottish National Gallery in Edinburgh was due for completion in 2018.

National Gallery revamp going over budget despite being cut back

A long-awaited overhaul of Scotland’s flagship art gallery is set to go millions of pounds over budget - despite being dramatically scaled back in a bid to keep its cost down.
Edinburgh is attracting tech start-ups from across the UK. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/JP Resell

Coders choosing Edinburgh over London, report finds

A growing number of coders employed in the booming digital technology sector are choosing to live in Edinburgh rather than London, an industry report has suggested.

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