Ian’s nomination is nautical but nice

Sailing enthusiast Ian Thompson is in the running for a national volunteering award for his support of Fisherrow Yacht Club in Musselburgh.

Craig Laidlaw gets to work as MSP Joe FitzPatrick and the other graduates of the work placement scheme look on. Picture: Alan Richardson

BT connects young workers with skills

CHOOSING a vocation, let alone getting a break, can be daunting.

Staff member Beth Fisher at Earthy Food Stores, Canonmills. 'Pic Neil Hanna

Future of Earthy in doubt after business in administration

One of the Capital’s best known organic retailers will close after ten years serving the city.

Lisa Stephenson. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Cancer survivor who defied odds smashes Maggie’s fundraising aim

Facing a future plagued with sickening uncertainty and ongoing treatment for terminal cancer is an unbearable reality to accept.

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Fergus 'Johnnie' Graham completed 32 operational flights

Bomber Command gunner Fergus ‘Johnnie’ Graham remembered

HE said it was his most vivid memory. A sight he’d never forgot.

Screenings for mothers and babies can be a lifeline for new mums. Picture: Cate Gillon

Parents could be allowed to bring babies to watch 15-rated films

Parents keen for a dose of Hollywood action at baby screenings could soon be able to watch movies over certificate 12A after the council agreed to consider licensing changes.

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Leith unites to help homeless man drenched with bucket of water

The Leith community have rallied to the aid of a homeless man who was drenched when a bucket of water tipped over him.

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Ryan Montgomery receives the Dougie Geddes award from Corstorphine Rotary Club president Arthur Barlow

‘Remarkable’ Ryan is a real lifesaver

Teenager Ryan Montgomery has his finger firmly on the pulse when it comes to helping others.

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Members of the Grassmarket Community Project hillwalking group in Holyrood Park. Picture: Jane Barlow

Top city firms named at Edinburgh Business Awards

A WEALTH of prime business acumen and top city entrepreneurship has been recognised by the Chamber of Commerce in the biggest-ever Edinburgh Business Awards.

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Sarah Marchbank with Brian Thomson at Everest Base Camp

‘My sister was with me every step of the way to Everest Base Camp’

EMMA Noble was talented, loved and dreamed big. Ambitions that were genuinely sky high, like her desire to one day conquer the 17,601ft trek to Base Camp on Mount Everest.

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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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Gillian Ewing.

Family of Edinburgh mum who died in bin lorry crash agree £800k compensation

THE FAMILY of Glasgow bin lorry crash victim Gillian Ewing have agreed £800,000 in compensation over the tragedy.

Ann and Bert Dow, from Stenhouse, who appear in Edinburgh Headway Group's award-winning brain injury video.

Couple share story in brain injury film

An Edinburgh charity has scooped a prestigious prize for a video which explains the impact of brain injury.

Red Massey Ferguson tractors from different eras line up for inspection

Vintage machinery set for first Edinburgh Tractor World Show

few motorists will have escaped the painstaking chug stuck crawling behind a gleefully bouncing tractor.

Annette Lamb from Edinburgh

Barnardo’s volunteer Annette Lamb amazed at top charity prize

AN Edinburgh fundraising volunteer has scooped a national award for her commitment to children’s charity Barnardo’s Scotland.

Tailor Ed Charity - which has had it's Big Lottery funding withdrawn''the charity Project Workers

Lifeline Edinburgh charity faces closure as funding falls through

The future of a lifeline city charity is in serious jeopardy after hopes for a funding injection of nearly half a million pounds has fallen through.

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Josh Dow is a British Champion gardener and has just found out that he is to travel to Russia next year to compete in the World Championships.

Meet the Liberton gardener set to take on the best at the world landscaping championships

A TEENAGE gardener’s reputation is blooming - after he made the UK squad for the world landscaping championships.

Joseph Mendy.

Battle for a better life brings Gambian to Sighthill fire station

A SUPER-fit Gambian dad travelled 4000 miles to start a new life as a firefighter in the city’s Sighthill fire station.

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Lisa Stephenson, centre main image, and (right) Sara Fitzsimmons, Grant Douglas and Susan Rice

Edinburgh charity heroes join stars on New Year’s Honours List

A TIRELESS campaigner whose efforts helped to raise more than £1 million for an Edinburgh cancer centre is among those being recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list.

Shock VR video to warn Edinburgh kids against joyriding

Shock VR video to warn Edinburgh kids against joyriding

The wonders of virtual reality can now transport users to far flung corners of the world with just the flick of a switch.

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