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Video: Person injured in wildfire on Arthur’s Seat

A person has been injured after a large wildfire broke out across Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh.

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John Byrne launches the Christian Aid Book Sale

Rare John Byrne and Ian Rankin work aid appeal

A RARE self-portrait by artist John Byrne and a collection of novels by Sir Walter Scott are among hundreds of unique works set to go on sale at one of the capital’s largest charity showcases of collectibles, it has been revealed.

Police in Edinburgh have released images of a man after an attempted robbery in the city centre.

CCTV appeal after city centre attempted robbery

Police in Edinburgh have released images of a man after an attempted robbery in the city centre.

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The cornerstone centre of St Johns church on Edinburgh's princes street today with rector Rev Markus Dunzkofer

New £3.5m renovation of the historic church building opens at St John’s church

It sits square in the heart of the city centre on the corner of the busy Princes Street and Lothian Road junction.

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Serenty Cafe, the Recovery cafe could be homeless within months - their lease is up and they can;t afford the new terms.

Serenity Cafe at risk of closure

A safe haven providing vital support for people in recovery is on the brink of closure unless the charity behind it can secure new city centre premises.

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Gary Barlow in concert at the Playhouse Theatre. Picture: Contributed

Music review: Gary Barlow proves it can still be magic

Bleached blonde spike hair, black suit and questionable dance moves – it could be 1993, but the cacophony of shrieking crowds at the Edinburgh Playhouse demonstrate a career already served and a devotion already earned as Take That singer-songwriter Gary Barlow owned the boards for the opening night of his 2018 tour with a slick and dazzling showcase of boyband classics and solo crooners.


City chiefs owed £1.2 million in uncollected parking fines

A DRIVER has racked up more than 60 unpaid parking fines in the city, worth thousands of pounds – as part of a mega backlog still to be collected.

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Readers have voiced their anger at the increase in parking charges

‘Daylight robbery’ Readers react to gaffe which means pay and display is more expensive than parking fine

Readers have voiced their anger following a report in the Edinburgh Evening News which showed it is more expensive to pay and display than pay a fine.

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Jamie Shannon worked for an Edinburgh tour company.

Probe into Orkney cliff death fall of Haggis Tours guide

THE death of a man working for an Edinburgh tour company when he plunged over a cliff edge at a Scots beauty spot is to be investigated by a Sheriff, it was revealed yesterday.

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Roddy Smith is chief executive of Essential Edinburgh

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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