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SNP rejects claims of ‘Trump-like’ mocking of David Torrance

The SNP has been accused of “Trumpian tactics” amid claims it has lampooned Nicola Sturgeon’s biographer and journalist David Torrance in a party political broadcast.

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Plans for development at Picardy Place at the top of Leith Walk. Picture: contributed

Top of Leith Walk to become ‘landmark’ public space in revised plans

A “LANDMARK” public space with the potential to house a pavillion complete with cafe, trees and public seating would be built in the centre of Picardy Place should revised designs get the thumbs up.

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Leaders SNP Councillor Adam McVey (left) and Labour Councillor Cammy Day signing a coalition agreement to run the City of Edinburgh Council at the City Chambers in Edinburgh. Picture; PA

No plans to ‘follow Glasgow’s lead’ by renaming Edinburgh City Council

THE leader of Edinburgh City Council said there were no plans for the Capital to follow Glasgow in renaming the administration.

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DISGUSTING: Homes for Everyone protest outside Abbots House in Leith where families are expected to cram into one filthy room

Edinburgh aims to end use of B&B for homeless families

COUNCIL bosses say they are aiming to end the use of B&Bs for homeless families and 16- and 17-year-olds within six months.

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Rent levels in Edinburgh are among the highest in the UK. Picture: Callum Bennetts

Priced out: Edinburgh’s sky high living costs laid bare

CAPITAL residents spend almost a quarter of their average annual income on rent, according to a new study charting the most expensive places to live and work in the UK.

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DISGUSTING: Homes for Everyone protest outside Abbots House in Leith where families are expected to cram into one filthy room

Edinburgh urged to stop sending homeless families to B&Bs

THROWN out of home at 19, Daryl Robertson has spent more than a decade in and out of the Capital’s homeless system

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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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Scottish Government relaunch ‘Eat Better Feel Better’ campaign

Sports stars have helped relaunch the Scottish Government’s Eat Better Feel Better campaign – telling primary school children about their favourite snacks and the benefits of healthy eating.

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Midlothian Gritters spreading grit salt

Midlothian Council one of of five to have ‘overspent’ on winter maintenance

Midlothian Council are one of five councils in Scotland to overspend on their winter maintenance budgets.

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George Street could be pedestrianised under plans

Planning chiefs have a “golden opportunity” to create a European-style boulevard in the centre of Edinburgh, according to locals backing the plans.

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NHS Lothian was one of the top health boards for medical negligence pay outs

NHS Lothian paid out almost £33m for medical mistakes

NHS Lothian has emerged as one of the top three health boards in Scotland for medical negligence pay outs.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon with Europe Minister Michael Russell

Ian Swanson: Ignore Scotland at your peril, Mrs May – say Tories

A HARD Brexit would cost Scots £2300 a head per year; a Canada-style deal would still leave everyone £1600 a year worse off; and even staying in the single market outside the EU would mean people were £688 a year poorer.

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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.

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David Mundell failed to make the promised amendments to the Brexit Bill

Deidre Brock: Mundell is caught knitting on the job

In the days of the French revolution a tricoteuse was a woman who sat and knitted while attending public executions. The advance of gender equality means we now have a male version of the tricoteuse in the shape of the Scottish Secretary, David Mundell MP.

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St Andrew Square and The Mound precinct will be transformed into zen-like portals of tranquillity

Helen Martin: I’m raging over Edinburgh’s chill-out zone

City of Edinburgh Council is spending £80,000 on Edinburgh Lumen – zen-like, free chill-out zones which will run for five hours each evening for several weeks.

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New bid to ban use of plastic straws in Scotland

New bid to ban use of plastic straws in Scotland

A POLITICIAN has urged public bodies and companies to crack down on plastic straws and other single-use plastics to save the environment.

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First Minster Nicola Sturgeon appearing The Andrew Marr Show. Picture: PA

Nicola Sturgeon to decide on indyref2 by the end of 2018

Nicola Sturgeon has revealed she will make a decision towards the end of this year whether or not to push forward with a second Scottish independence referendum.

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Nicol Sturgeon said it was time for Prime Minister Theresa May to put jobs and living standards ahead of 'internal Tory party obsessions'. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Clock ticking on hard Brexit ‘disaster’ says Nicola Sturgeon

Nicola Sturgeon has warned that time is running out to stop the “disaster” of a hard Brexit as she prepares to publish the Scottish Government’s economic analysis of EU withdrawal.

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Ruth Davidson: My job is bigger than being cabinet Minister

Ruth Davidson has said that her job as Scottish Conservative leader is bigger than being in the Cabinet, as she admitted she is “frustrated” over delays to promised amendments to key Brexit legislation.

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Apple fans queue outside the Edinburgh store prior to its opening in 2014. Picture: Andrew O'Brien/JP Licence

Scottish Socialist Party protest outside Edinburgh’s Apple store

TECHNOLOGY giant Apple’s Edinburgh store is being targeted today by protesters campaigning against poverty pay.

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