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What prisoners at Saughton will be eating on Christmas Day

PRISON bosses have revealed the menu inmates at Saughton can expect this Christmas.

Katie Hopkins has been criticised after she slammed the Sleep in the Park event in Edinburgh. Picture: Getty

Social Bite hits back in Katie Hopkins Sleep in the Park row

Leaders at the social enterprise which organised Sleep in the Park in Princes Street Gardens have hit back after Katie Hopkins criticised the event.

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Property values in Edinburgh city centre are continuing to rise. Picture: TSPL

Edinburgh city centre flats rocket in value, report says

The average selling price of two bedroom flats in Edinburgh’s New Town and West End have rocketed by more than a quarter over the last three months, a report has revealed.

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£25m plan to replace Edinburgh bandstand in turmoil

Edinburgh’s plans for a new outdoor concert arena have been plunged into doubt just months after a winning design was chosen for the £25 million scheme.

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Two participants have fun during the 2017 Santa Fun Run in Princes Street Gardens. Picture: TSPL

Thousands brave freezing cold for Edinburgh Santa Fun Run

Thousands of Santas turned the Capital red and white yesterday to raise money for a children’s charity.

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Campaigners attack plans for top of Leith Walk

CAMPAIGNERS have attacked the council for a lack of transparency over the controversial plans for a new roundabout at the top of Leith Walk.

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Groups of trees and bouldering areas feature in plans for the park

Plans submitted to create community park in Portobello

PLANS to create a new community park on the site of the former Portobello High School have been submitted to planning chiefs.

The way libraries operate could be changing with self-service kiosks being trialled

Edinburgh libraries to operate without staff in pilot study

Libraries are to operate without staff on the premises from next year in a £350,000 pilot study.

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David McLean: Let’s hope we don’t need a Sleep in the Park encore

On Saturday night, I was one of 8,000-odd other people attending Sleep in the Park.

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Hearts ex player and manager Gary Locke at Tesco Corstorphine where he pours a tin of beans over David Whelan for the Christmas Cheer appeal

Edinburgh Christmas Cheer: Hearts and Hibs team up

FOOTBALLING rivalry was put to one side as the former captains of the Capital’s two leading sides threw their weight behind their club’s efforts to spread Christmas cheer.


Katie Hopkins lays into Edinburgh’s Sleep in the Park

CONTROVERSIAL commentator Katie Hopkins has sparked outrage after slamming last night’s Sleep in the Park.

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Trains are delayed after damage to overhead wires in Dumbarton

Trains to and from Edinburgh and Glasgow disrupted after wire damage

Trains between Edinburgh and Helensburgh have been cancelled after damage was caused to overhead wires.

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£1 million indoor trampoline arena coming to Musselburgh

£1 million indoor trampoline arena coming to Musselburgh

A £1 million indoor trampoline arena is set to open in East Lothian.

Luke Mitchell. Picture: TSPL

Public cash ‘paid for lawyers in Luke Mitchell appeal bid’

Convicted killer Luke Mitchell’s latest appeal was started using taxpayers’ cash - it has been revealed.

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Liam Gallagher calls Edinburgh ‘mega’ after Sleep in the Park

HELLRAISER Liam Gallagher’s heart has been melted by the Capital it would seem - despite subzero temperatures.

Margaret Wilson went missing on Saturday evening. Picture: Police Scotland

Missing woman, 82, from Edinburgh found safe and well

An elderly woman with dementia who went missing on Saturday night has been found safe and well.


Best Twitter reactions to homelessness event Sleep in the Park

The sleepout has caught the Twitter public’s attention

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Thousands brave the cold for Sleep in the Park homelessness event

Armed with sleeping bags and thermals, thousands of people slept out in sub-zero temperatures last night with the aim of raising millions to tackle the blight of homelessness in Scotland.

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Police issue advice to Hibs and Celtic fans ahead of Easter Road clash

POLICE have issued safety advice to fans travelling to Sunday’s sold-out Scottish Premiership clash between Hibernian and Celtic.

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Boy, 7, hit by car on ‘out of use’ pedestrian crossing

WORRIED residents in Drylaw are calling for further safety measures to be put in place around gas works on a busy stretch of road after a seven-year-old had to be taken to hospital following a collision with a car

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