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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.

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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.

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

Future of Earthy in doubt after business is sold

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

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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.

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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.

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Tailor Ed Charity - which has had it's Big Lottery funding withdrawn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.

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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.

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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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Game of Thrones proved a big hit for Edinburgh Amazon shoppers

Amazon shares Edinburgh’s most popular buys of 2017

Living in the vibrant Capital means access to a year-long calendar of lively events.

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Boxing Day couldnt have
sped off to a worse start for one
city car ownet who missed both
the high road and the low road
- ending up in a spot of cold
water.

Motorist takes overnight plunge into Water of Leith

Boxing Day couldn’t have sped off to a worse start for one city car owner who missed both the high road and the low road – ending up in a spot of cold water.

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Isabella Burns (left) with Corinna Bremer of Meal Makers. Picture: TSPL

Kind-hearted Edinburgh residents cook meals for the elderly

Kind-hearted neighbours with a flair for cooking have stepped-up to stoves across the city to prepare piping hot meals to elderly members of their community.

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Projekt 42 can be found at Newkirkgate Shopping Centre. Picture: Greg Macvean

Charity gym gets go ahead for new Leith premises

A NOT-for-profit gym, which offers support to people with mental health issues, has secured planning permission for a new health and wellbeing centre in Leith.

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Liam Rodgers died in unexplained circumstances. Pictures: Contributed

Lantern tribute planned for boy found dead in Edinburgh flat

Their hearts still broken, hundreds of friends are expected to gather tonight to light up the sky above the Capital in honour of a tragic teenage schoolboy found dead just days before.

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It's time to end the isolation of homelessness

Edinburgh Cheer: It’s time to eradicate the isolation felt by people sleeping rough in Edinburgh

According to new research, two-thirds of Scots say that they would never stop to speak to a homeless person in the street.

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Professor Malcolm Dunlop

Malcolm leading fight against cancer

A leading bowel cancer surgeon whose pioneering research is offering hope of finding new ways of preventing the disease is this year’s winner of the Scottish Cancer Foundation prize which recognises excellence in cancer care and prevention.

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A six year old has won a competition to design councillors Christmas cards.

Christmas boost for brave boy with brain tumour

THE father of a young boy battling a brain tumour has spoken of his pride after his son won the city’s official Christmas card competition.

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Caroline McKay is helping charity work in Ethiopia

Caroline runs for funds in education

A charity worker completed a marathon treadmill challenge in the Capital to raise funds to help fund girls’ education in Ethiopia.

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Alison Shearer plays a vital role at The Scotch Whisky Experience

Alison toasts her rising star success

A visitor experience support and recruitment co-ordinator at The Scotch Whisky Experience has scooped the Association of Scottish Visitor Attractions ‘Rising Star’ Award.

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