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Roddy Smith: Edinburgh city centre reaps dividends from festivals

That great American inventor and businessman, Thomas Edison, had a saying that should be pinned to the wall-planners of event managers everywhere: “Good fortune is what happens when opportunity meets with planning.”

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Vibrant new colour scheme for restored Ross Fountain

RESTORATION work on the historic Ross Fountain has moved a step closer to completion after the group behind the project unveiled a dazzling new colour scheme for the 19th-century monument.

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New traffic signals which give cyclists a head-start ahead of other traffic are being proposed under the latest plans for safety improvements along Edinburgh's tram route.

In full: Early cycle signal lights to be installed at the following locations

Cyclists would get a head start at traffic light junctions along the tram route in Edinburgh under new plans to improve road safety after the death of cyclist last year.

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David Ramsden says St Andrew Square is particularly badly affected

Edinburgh restaurants ‘suffocated’ by chain invasions

INDEPENDENT restaurants in the Capital are being suffocated by the growing presence of chains in the city centre – according to the owner of a top-rated Edinburgh eatery.

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Hunt for missing man as Edinburgh gripped by big freeze

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for informing to help trace a man reported missing from the east of the city.

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The best Edinburgh areas to stay in

From a bustling city centre to a quiet seaside haven, there’s a different area of Edinburgh for everyone.

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Grantsy placed "The Heart of Scotland" in Waverley station. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh’s ‘Banksy’ returns with Valentine’s card

The Capital’s own “Banksy” has once again fired his Cupid’s arrow into the heart of the city with another art-shaped Valentine’s gift.

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A-boards advertising assorted retail outlets on the High Street, Royal Mile

Charity in plea for advertising boards crackdown on streets

THEY spread the word about anything from cut price meals to sharing a daily joke, but the burgeoning mass of advertising boards outside pubs and cafes are being branded street “clutter”.

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In pictures: Lumen lights up Edinburgh city centre

The Edinburgh Lumen visual and sound display is lighting up the centre of Edinburgh.

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First look: Waverley Mall set for transformation

Waverley Mall could soon be returned to its former glory as new owners vow to plough a “significant” investment into the city shopping centre.

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Video: Scotch Whisky Experience begins sign language tours in Edinburgh

The Castlehill attraction has invested more than £50,000 into digital companions suitable for ASL and BSL signers.

Police were called to Princes Street, near the Scott Monument. FILE PICTURE

Woman killed after falling from Scott Monument

POLICE closed part of Princes Street after a woman died after falling from the Scott Monument.

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George Robinson with the famous statue.

Annual Greyfriars Bobby ceremony is ‘under threat’

The future of an annual ceremony honouring the life of Capital canine icon Greyfriars Bobby has been thrown into doubt, its supporters claimed today.

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The 'former' Conan Doyle pub on Broughton Street.' Pictures: Alan Jenkins

Edinburgh’s Conan Doyle pub is rebranded the JK Rowling

IN a mystery befitting his greatest character, the pub named after Sherlock Holmes writer Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been dramatically renamed.

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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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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.


Thousands prepare for mass Sleep in the Park event

THOUSANDS of people are preparing to descend on Edinburgh’s Princes Street Gardens for a mass charity sleepout in aid of the homeless.

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Elsie Inglis.

Princess Royal honours Elsie Inglis in Edinburgh

regarded as a heroine of the First World War and an advocate for women’s rights the dogged resilience of Dr Elsie Inglis, who was instrumental in setting up the Scottish Women’s Hospitals, has been honoured by Royalty in her home city 100 years after her death.

Malone's Bar under construction.

Petition launched to save Malone’s on the Mall this Christmas

A PETITION has been launched to save a rooftop outdoor bar and live music venue on top of Waverley Mall after it was refused permission to set up in time for Christmas.

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There have been claims that the plans were turned down due to snobbery

Claims of snobbery after plan for festive bar turned down

It was one of the most popular outdoor drinking and live music spots during the summer, but now calls of ‘snobbery’ are being aimed at the council after a permission for a bar in a section of the Festive Village on the roof of Waverley Mall has been turned down for “lowering the tone”.

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