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Roadworks campaign finds itself in new jam

Campaigners have been told that planned roadworks to overhaul a main route into Portobello will not be halted.

Edinburgh
Leith locals are celebrating after the registrar's office was saved. Picture: JP

Leith Registrar’s Office is saved

LEITH locals are celebrating after the area’s historic registrar’s office was saved from the axe.

News
Musicians Charlie Reid (L) and Craig Reid penned Sunshine on Leith.

Sunshine on Leith voted UK’s favourite football anthem

The Proclaimers have thanked fans after their song Sunshine on Leith was voted the nation’s favourite footy anthem in a BBC poll.

Entertainment
Chief Super Gareth Blair at St Leonard's Police Station. Picture: Greg Macvean

City’s top cop pledges crackdown on drugs and antisocial crime

Edinburgh’s new top cop has vowed to crack down on drug pushers and anti-social crime and wants the community to rally round his officers to help make the streets safe.

News

Multi vehicle crash results in huge delays for commuters

Commuters on the M8 and Edinburgh City Bypass face lengthy delays following an accident involving multiple vehicles.

Edinburgh
Josh Taylor celebrates after defeating Viktor Postol. Picture: SNS Group

Josh Taylor: Let me take world title fight to Castle

Josh Taylor has said he wants to fulfil a lifelong dream and bring the biggest boxing match Scotland has ever seen to Edinburgh Castle Esplanade in a show that would be “one for the history books”.

Boxing
Former Woolworths site on 181-195 St John's Road. Picture: Contributed

Plan to knock down former Woolies site for new shops and flats

Much-needed regeneration of a strip of shops in Corstorphine could soon get underway if plans for new shops and flats on the former Woolworths site are approved.

Corstorphine
Race for Life, Holyrood park, Edinburgh.

2000 take part in Capital’s Race for Life

TWO thousand women turned out in glorious sunshine to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life in the Capital.

Health

Edinburgh hotter than Marrakesh as temperatures soar

Edinburgh’s is set to be hotter than Marrakesh today as the mercury rises to a record high for 2018.

Edinburgh
Commuters are stuck in heavy queues eastbound on the M8 this morning. Picture: Traffic Scotland

Heavy delays on M8 as lorry sheds its load

Eastbound commuters on the M8 are facing heavy delays after a HGV lorry shed its load.

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Chris is Sick Kids’ real life action hero

AN East Lothian dad has vowed to complete 18 lung-bursting challenges this year for the charity which lifted his daughter’s spirits during her toughest periods of treatment.

News
The poor quality of Edinburgh's existing road surfaces is a problem for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Chas Booth: Fix our roads before building new ones

The quality of road, pavement and cyclepath surfaces is a problem in Edinburgh. The majority of complaints may come from car drivers but ironically, the impact is felt most acutely by more vulnerable road users. The growing number of city cyclists for whom a rutted junction or a suddenly-looming hole can be a cause of serious injury, for example. Or the elderly pedestrian for whom a trip on a cracked paving slab can spell a long and distressing stay in hospital. And some disabled drivers or passengers experience acute discomfort from rutted surfaces and sudden jolts

Opinion
The curtain-raising show will see the global impact of fake news, spin, propaganda and censorship take centre-stage, with the animated images being projected on to the facade of the Usher Hall. Picture: contributed

15,000 free tickets for Edinburgh Festival curtain raiser

Organisers have announced that 15,000 free tickets will be available for the opening event of the Edinburgh International Festival.

Festivals
All of the cars involved have now been cleared from the lanes. Picture: Traffic Scotland

Collision causes traffic delays on Queensferry Crossing

A road collision involving four cars on the M90 on approach to the Queensferry Crossing Northbound has caused major disruption to traffic.

Edinburgh
A general view of St Mark's Park. Picture: Contributed

Body found in city park by dog-walker

POLICE today sealed off part of a city park after a man’s body was found.

Crime
Police are apealing for witnesses to the "vicious" attack

Attempted murder in West Lothian

A “VICIOUS” attack on a man that left him in hospital is being treated as attempted murder.

Crime
Hamid Iqbal

Missing teenager Hamid Iqbal is found

A TEENAGER who was missing for almost a week has been found safe and well.

Edinburgh
L-E-V Company dancers from Israel, one of the more international acts on the 2018 programme

Festival aims to go ‘truly global’ in time for 75th birthday

The Edinburgh International Festival will undergo a radical re-think in the run-up to its 75th anniversary in 2022 under a vision aimed at turning it into a truly global event for the first time.

Festivals
ERI Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Little France. Picture: Greg Macvean

ERI cancels ops ‘due to lack of sterilised equipment’

Health Secretary Shona Robison has been urged to send in a troubleshooter to NHS Lothian after the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh cancelled operations because it could not sterilise equipment.

Edinburgh
Police in Edinburgh are appealing for information to help trace a teenager reported missing.''Hamid Iqbal was last seen in the Leith area on 17 June.

Plea to help trace missing Edinburgh teenager

Concerns are growing for the welfare of a missing teenager in Edinburgh.

Edinburgh
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