Corstorphine

Corstorphine

Posters hung by lovestruck Scot in pub to trace mystery love interest

Forget swiping right on Tinder – a man has put posters up to ask a woman on a date after suffering a panic attack when she approached him at an crossing in the Edinburgh.

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Iain Meiklejohn and son Aleks at the World Cup Final

World Cup joy for Edinburgh pair after all-expenses paid FIFA trip

Flying with Dutch legend Marco van Basten, drinking beers with Portugese manager Carlos Queiroz and eating breakfast next to professional English pundit Chris Waddle – how four years make a difference for one father and son.

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Former Woolworths site on 181-195 St John's Road. Picture: Contributed

Plan to knock down former Woolies site for new shops and flats

Much-needed regeneration of a strip of shops in Corstorphine could soon get underway if plans for new shops and flats on the former Woolworths site are approved.

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Funeral to Jonathan Smith

Loved ones pay final farewell to ‘brother and friend’ killed in Maybury horror crash

THE FAMILY of a man killed in a horrifying car crash have paid heartfelt tributes to “a brother and a friend” at an emotional funeral service in the capital.

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Residents of Pinkhill Park protest against new development

Campaigners in last-gasp bid to block flat development in Corstorphine

Campaigners have made a last-gasp attempt to the city council’s planning department to urge developers of a new 5-storey block in Corstorphine to go back to the drawing board.

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The offending hedge. Picture: Contributed

Man wins battle to have neighbours’ 50ft hedge chopped down

A MAN who labelled his neighbours’ hedge a ‘jungle’ and insisted it ruined the garden of his £450,000 home has won a battle to have it chopped down.

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Edinburgh Zoo''Yang Guang, the male, in his outdoor enclosure chomping away on  bamboo.

Edinburgh Zoo pandas ‘could die’ from building noise

EDINBURGH’S giant pandas could die as a result of the noise and vibration from drilling work for a nearby development, the zoo’s chairman has warned.

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Bon Tea Room in Corstorphine, Picture: Google

Police flock to foil cafe ‘burglar’ who turned out to be dedicated baker

POLICE descended on an Edinburgh cafe to halt a burglary only to discover a baker hard at work producing Mother’s Day goodies.

Crime
An artist's impression of the Parabola development at Edinburgh Park

Health at heart of plans for new Edinburgh ‘urban quarter’

NEW football pitches and tennis courts would be built in the Capital under £500 million plans for a major urban quarter featuring 1800 homes.

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Residents of Pinkhill Park protest against new development'Chairman Paul Robertson and Vice Chairman David Syme

Edinburgh council planners ‘failing to protect city’s skyline’

Residents concerned about a proposed six-storey development in Corstorphine have accused the council of failing to follow their own guidelines to protect the skyline.

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Alex Cole-Hamilton (right) celebrates becoming an MSP in 2016 at his office in Corstorphine with Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie, then Liberal Democrat Leader Tim Farron and former party leader Menzies Campbell. Picture: Greg Macvean

Lib Dems investigated over Holyrood election spending

The Liberal Democrats are being investigated by Scottish electoral authorities over an allegation the party failed to accurately report its spending during the last Holyrood election.

Politics

Plans for run-down Woolworths site in Corstorphine unveiled

It was once the jewel of Corstorphine’s busy thoroughfare, but since the demise of Woolworths the vacant lot has become a high street eyesore.

Business
Picture taken at the opening of the Gyle shopping Centre in Edinburgh, 1th Oct 1993

Gyle Shopping Centre to get new cinema in £25m revamp

A CINEMA is part of the £25 million plans for one of the city’s biggest shopping centres.

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Day-Today at Duart Crescent. Picture: Google Maps

Teen charged after attempted knifepoint robbery in Drum Brae

A TEENAGER has been charged following an attempted knifepoint robbery in the Drum Brae area of Edinburgh.

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The Gyle Shopping Centre, Edinburgh

Gyle Shopping Centre set for £3m refurbishment

SHOPPERS at the Gyle Centre will enjoy new seating areas, lighting and upgraded toilet facilities when the destination undergoes a multi-million-pound refurbishment.

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Andy Wallace pictured on a charity ride with the bike that has since been stolen. Picture: contributed

Warning over bike theft ‘crimewave’ in Corstorphine

EDINBURGH is in the grip of a bike-theft crimewave with owners being warned to be extra vigilant.

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Edinburgh Zoo is offering a free child ticket to every family that turns up with a carved pumpkin from Friday 27 to Monday 30 October. Picture: contributed

Edinburgh Zoo to offer free tickets to pumpkin carvers

FAMILIES who create creepy carved pumpkins this Hallowe’en will be given free child tickets to Edinburgh Zoo.

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Redheughs''Garden District' by Murray Estates. Picture: contributed

Objection to Edinburgh Garden District plans withdrawn

Science and Advice for Agricultural Services (SASA) has withdrawn an objection to Murray Estates’ proposed £1 billion so-called “Garden District” in west Edinburgh.

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Police have released CCTV images of a man they would like to speak to about a robbery in Stenhouse, Edinburgh

Police launch CCTV appeal after Edinburgh robbery

Police investigating a robbery in Edinburgh have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to.

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Norman Skivington was last seen on Monday at around 11.45am in the Corstorphine area. Picture: Contributed

Missing Corstorphine man Norman Skivington found safe and well

Police can confirm that Norman Skivington has been traced safe and well, after being reported missing earlier this week.

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