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Slump in homes to buy, says city estate agent

CAPITAL home buyers are struggling against a crippling lack of property on the market, according to a new report by a city estate agent.

Edinburgh

House of Fraser to close stores and slash 6,000 jobs

House of Fraser has staved off the risk of administration as the green light was given by creditors to axe more than half of its store estate, resulting in up to 6,000 job losses, while additional cost cutting plans could also see it relocate its Granite House office in Glasgow.

Edinburgh
Ruth Davidson was speaking at the Royal Highland Show in Edinburgh

Ruth Davidson vows to protect needs of Scottish farmers post-Brexit

Ruth Davidson has told farmers she is “pressing the case” on the need to respect Scotland’s distinct needs after Brexit.

Politics

Local businesses and residents back office and hotel plan at Haymarket gap site

It’s been a railway goods yard, a car park and for decades nothing but a vacant gap site.

Haymarket
An artist's impression of the new hotel

New Fountainbridge hotel given green light

Regeneration of the former Fountain Brewery site has moved a step closer after councillors approved plans for a mixed-use development.

Business
The deadly PRRS disease could be eradicated. Picture: MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

Scots scientists produce GM pigs ‘immune’ to deadly swine virus

Scientists have produced gene-edited pigs resistant to what they say is one of the world’s most costly animal diseases.

News
Do you have a knack for sales? Why not try flyering this festival (Photo: TSPL)

10 Fringe and Festival jobs you can apply for now

In under two months the Edinburgh Festival Fringe descends on the capital - you can get involved by applying for one of these roles.
Entertainment
Lynzi Leroy is founder of the Scottish Design Exchange

Retail rebel creates sales as an art form

WITH more shops than ever closing across the country, at least one retailer is trying hard at reversing the downward trend.

Business
Thousands of animals will be competing in all manner of classes over the four-day event. Picture: SWNS

Royal Highland Show 2018: Everything you need to know

With massive crowds expected at the biggest country event of the year, Ilona Amos has the low-down on the Royal Highland Show, which opens this week

News

Stagecoach calls for action over city’s gridlock misery

Pollution and gridlock misery has prompted a bus operator to urge politicians for tougher action on congestion and put buses at the heart of their plans to improve local air quality in the city.

News
9/12/16 Liz McAreavey, CEO of Edinburgh Chamber Of Commerce for SoS business section

Liz McAreavey: SMEs need the right tools to deliver inclusive economy

If the Chamber is typical of an SME environment, we are in rapid and constant change mode. Reassessing our relevance as a membership organisation that facilitates inspiring physical connections in a digital, online world. Keeping pace of technological advancement, not only for our own efficiency and development, but also to assist our members in adapting and adopting new work practices to keep ahead of the competition. Also ensuring we participate in civic life, feeding finto the economic strategy of the city and the City Vision that will provide the work and living space of the future. And importantly, help create a Smart City that is fundamental to being a successful city.

Opinion
Poundworld collapsed last week, putting a total of 5,100 jobs at risk. Picture: PA Wire

Poundworld axes 100 jobs as administrations struggle to find buyer

Poundworld has axed around 100 jobs from its head office as administrators struggle to find a buyer for the business.

Business
Isabel Davis will start her role as executive director of Creative Scotland's new screen unit in September.

New figurehead revealed for Scottish screen industry

Scotland’s troubled screen industry has been given a major boost after poaching one of British film’s leading executives to become its new figurehead.

Entertainment
Flooding in Inverleith park

Climate change blamed for flooding at Inverleith Park

Climate change is being blamed for expensive flooding problems at one of Edinburgh’s busiest parks.

Business
Wanted: 600 Scottish ice cream tasters

Wanted: 600 Scottish ice cream tasters

ONE of Scotland’s top food brands is looking for around 600 volunteers from the public to take part in blind taste tests.

News
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.

Business
Revealed: How much petrol stations are ‘overcharging’ drivers at pumps

Revealed: How much petrol stations are ‘overcharging’ drivers at pumps

Petrol stations are overcharging drivers by a minimum of £2.50 per tank, a new report has found.

Business
Sainsbury's �12bn merger with Asda could result in higher prices and reduced choice for consumers.

Sainsbury’s-Asda merger ‘could lead to higher prices for consumers’

Sainsbury’s £12 billion merger with Asda could result in higher prices and reduced choice for consumers, according to supermarket rivals and suppliers.

Business
Richard Bee of Baberton Mains Park by the damaged passenger side window of his wife's car

Warning after capital smash and grab raids

RAGING residents have warned others to be on their guard after a spate of smash and grab raids in their neighbourhood.

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