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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”.

Malones on the Mall refused permission for Christmas pop-up.
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Malones outdoor bar denied Christmas pop-up space on Waverley Mall

A rooftop outdoor bar and live music venue previously on top of Waverley Mall has been refused permission to set up in time for Christmas.

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Amy Brown. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Stills Gallery launches £40k fundraising drive

THE Capital’s only dedicated photography gallery is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a £40,000 fundraising drive aimed at inspiring young people and supporting future 

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CCTV released in hunt for Edinburgh taxi rank attackers

CCTV released in hunt for Edinburgh taxi rank attackers

Police have released images of two men they wish to trace in connection with a serious assault in the city centre.

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John Collins. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Video: John Collins enjoys fan banter in Edinburgh street

Ex-Hibs boss John Collins indulged a fan in some friendly banter after being spotted in the middle of a busy Edinburgh city centre street.

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Constable Liam Coleman with Michael McGraw from the Salvation Army and Craig Peterson from The Kilt Hire Co with some of the socks which will be donated to the homeless. Picture: Jon Savage

Community cop looks out for Edinburgh’s homeless

He spends his days looking out for the welfare of the Capital’s homeless population.

Century 2000 was located on Lothian Road.

Six top Edinburgh clubs - gone but not forgotten

Edinburgh’s nightclub scene has often been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent months, as much-loved venues such as Studio 24 and Electric Circus announced plans to close their doors.

Royal Hospital for Sick Kids was sold to property developers. Picture: Scott Louden

Questions raised after Sick Kids sell-off gazumps community bid

A LOTHIAN MSP raised the sell-off of the Sick Kids hospital during First Minister’s Questions yesterday as she asked what the Scottish Government can do to protect community buy outs.

Police are hunting two men over the attack at the Liquid Rooms.

CCTV appeal over vicious attack on nightclub worker

Police are hunting two men over a serious assault on a member of staff at an Edinburgh nightclub.


Council agrees business case for extending Edinburgh tram to Leith

Councillors have agreed the outline business case to take Edinburgh’s tram line to Newhaven.

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Work progressing at £200m New Waverley site

A 7.5 acre site at the heart of the city centre is going through a dramatic metamorphosis.

General manager Marcello Ventisei wants to break down any 'stuffiness'

£25 million refurbishment of city centre hotel launches today

Developers behind a £25 million revamp of one of the city’s oldest hotels hope to entice locals as well as tourists when they open the doors today.

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