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Facebook page calls for Leith Walk tram ‘blockade’

MEMBERS of a community Facebook group have called for a “blockade” of Leith Walk in protest over plans to extend the capital’s tram network into the area.

Salt Cafe at 54-56 Morningside Road is set to close

Popular Morningside cafe set to close this week

Popular Morningside establishment Salt Cafe is set to close its doors this week.


Scotland’s weather: Country braced for hottest day of the year so far

The mercury is set to rise across the country today, with experts stating that today could be the hottest April day in decades.

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A special edition of Monopoly is to be released.

Special edition Edinburgh Monopoly board to be released

MONOPOLY fans could soon have the opportunity to roll a 007 and play with Sir Sean Connery as part of a brand new edition of the board game.

Nik Olliver and Richard Newton are preparing to tandem cycle 2000km from Edinburgh to Budapest

Couple cycle to Budapest on tandem for Alzheimer’s charity

An adventurous couple are hoping to look just as sweet on the street as Daisy after an epic trek across Europe on a bicycle made for two.


Vehicle fire on M8 at Livingston adds to rush hour delays

A vehicle fire heading westbound on the M8 is adding to rush hour delays in the area.

Glasgow High Court. Picture: John Devlin

Edinburgh rape victim tried to take her own life at age ten

A RAPIST left a young victim so traumatised she tried to take her own life aged just ten.

Justin Fashanu tussles with Celtic's Tony Mowbray in a game at Tynecastle in 1993. Picture: EN

Ex Hearts star Justin Fashanu ‘was paid £75k to hide sexuality’

FORMER Hearts player Justin Fashanu was paid £75,000 not to reveal he was gay, his younger brother John has admitted.

Daryll Rowe was sentenced to a minimum of 12 years in jail. Picture: PA

Ex lover brands HIV hairdresser Daryll Rowe ‘menace to society’

An Edinburgh hairdresser handed a life sentence for deliberately trying to infect 10 men with HIV has been branded a “menace to society” by his final victim.

Daryll Rowe has been jailed for life. Picture: PA

Edinburgh hairdresser given life sentence for infecting men with HIV

A hairdresser who deliberately tried to infect 10 men with HIV has been jailed for at least 12 years.

The armed robbery took place last Sunday.

CCTV image released following Scotmid armed robbery

A CCTV image has been released of a man police wish to trace in connection with an armed robbery at a Scotmid store in Edinburgh.

How good is your Edinburgh geography?

Quiz: Can you identify these Edinburgh streets?

You have probably walked these streets a hundred times - but can you name them under pressure?

Thieves broke into a property in West Lothian and made off with two vehicles.

West Lothian car thieves spotted ‘driving recklessly’ in Capital

THIEVES who stole two cars in an early morning break-in at a property in West Lothian have been spotted driving recklessly in Edinburgh.


Revealed: A typical Airbnb host in Edinburgh earns over £4,000 a year

A ‘typical’ Airbnb host in Edinburgh earns over £4,000 according to new data from the website.

Mary Erskine schoo Picture: Ian Georgeson

Pervert who worked at top Edinburgh school escapes jail sentence

A PERVERT who worked at one of the country’s top private schools has escaped a jail sentence after he was caught with horrific child rape movies.


PETA ask Council for permission to place plaque ‘in memory of cows’ at slaughterhouse site

PETA have asked Edinburgh Council for permission to place a commemorative plaque on newly discovered 19th century slaughterhouse site

Diane Hastings is set to run the London Marathon

Diane Hastings, wife of rugby legend Gavin, to run London Marathon

Diane Hastings, wife of Scottish rugby legend Gavin Hastings, was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s aged just 39 and is now set to run the marathon for a leading Parkinson’s charity .

A partially sighted woman was verbally abused on an early morning train from Edinburgh

Partially-sighted woman verbally abused on train from Edinburgh

A partially-sighted woman was verbally abused on a train after her specially-adapted mobile phone read out incoming text messages.

Ivanov was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh

New Year party host jailed for four and a half years for raping guest

New Year party host who raped a guest after urging her to “have some fun” was jailed for four and a half years today.

Police are appealing for information

82-year-old with dementia reported missing found following appeal

Police in East Lothian can confirm that 82-year-old Helen Forsyth was traced safe and well in the High Street area of Tranent around 11am on Wednesday April 18.

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