Football coaches demand action to protect players from ‘dangerous’ yobs

FOOTBALL coaches have called for immediate protection from “dangerous” yobs on motorbikes who are tearing through a park in Niddrie at speeds of up to 70mph.

Concern is growing for Lee Gibb

Missing man Lee Gibb found safe and well

AN Edinburgh man who had been missing since Friday has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

Boxer Jason Easton was invited to switch on the Christmas lights

Council slammed over missing Xmas tree at Craigmillar switch-on

THE mince pies were being handed round, the children were there to sing carols and local boxing hero Jason Easton had come along to do the honours.

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Castlebrae High Pupil Daniel Whitney has been selected to teach sport to underprivileged children in South Africa.

Edinburgh teen grabs chance to help kids in South Africa

A troubled teen has proved determination pays off and will now head to South Africa to help others after turning his own life around.

Jane Park.

Eamonn Holmes tells Edinburgh Lotto winner Jane Park to stop moaning

TV HOST Eamonn Holmes has told Lotto winner Jane Park to stop moaning about how her £1 million win has made her miserable.

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The planning application site can be seen here bounded in red. Picture: contributed

Council reject plans for 750 new homes near ERI

Developers failed to persuade councillors to grant approval for 750 new homes on greenbelt land behind the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh despite plans to include a park “twice the size of the Meadows”.

The planning application site can be seen here bounded in red. Picture: contributed

Fresh bid to build 750 new homes near ERI

A FRESH bid has been made to build hundreds of homes and a primary school on green belt land beside the Royal Infirmary.

Neil McCann was murdered in Craigmillar in the early 1970s.

Edinburgh unsolved: ex-boxer murdered ‘in mistaken hit’

In a series on unsolved crimes in the Capital, Andy Shipley looks at the case of a former boxer who was murdered in what detectives thought was a mistaken gangland hit.

Children with ex footballers including Paul Kane, Mickey Weir and Allan Preston. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Hearts and Hibs players back free football coaching

Players from Scottish clubs have backed a charity initiative to give free football coaching sessions to children from the city’s most marginalised areas.

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Kids from Castleview Primary School helped design plans Craigmillar park

Pupils from Castleview Primary School put their imaginations to the test to help design a park at the heart of the new residential area in Craigmillar.

Perfomers will include Blak Whyte Gray.

Edinburgh International Festival to expand into Craigmillar

THE Edinburgh International Festival is to expand to Craigmillar and Morningside for its 70th anniversary.

Men's Sheds offer a chance to learn new skills, such as woodwork.

Shed talk opens doors for Edinburgh male retirees

An Australian idea to give older men space to socialise has taken root in Craigmillar and Corstorphine.

Toilets at Fort Kinnaird won Loo of the Year at a Solihull awards ceremony.  Lewis Steele, ABM Environmental Services Manager is pictured here at the winning toilets. Picture Ian Rutherford

Shopping centre toilets crowned best in Scotland

IN an iconic moment of movie history, Edinburgh was declared home of the worst toilets in Scotland, thanks to the fictional loos visited by Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting.

Flu vaccine being administered

Edinburgh GP issues flu vaccine reminder

A GP in Edinburgh is reminding patients across the Lothians to make an appointment to get their flu vaccine, a month into the national flu immunisation programme.

Tommy Sheppard MP joins locals outside the TSB in Craigmillar which is threatened with closure. Picture; Greg Macvean

TSB and post office closures rob Craigmillar of banking

ONE of Edinburgh’s poorest communities has been left without banking facilities after the TSB and the post office closed within a fortnight.

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Craigmillar Castle listed among top attractions by New York Times

Edinburgh Castle is often lauded as the city’s greatest tourist attraction, pulling in thousands of international visitors through its centuries-old gates.

Smoke could be seen near Fort Kinnaird. Picture: David Walsh

Firefighters tackle fire near Fort Kinnaird retail park

FIREFIGHTERS have been called to tackle a blaze near the Fort Kinnaird shopping centre.

The TSB branch is due to close. Picture; Google

Craigmillar bank held to account over plans to close city branch

BANK bosses are being urged to rethink plans to close the TSB branch in Craigmillar amid concerns about how elderly and disabled customers will cope.

The bomb squad was called to an address in Niddrie House Square. Picture: Google

Bomb squad investigate ‘suspicious package’ in Niddrie

BOMB disposal units are currently investigating a “suspicious package” at Niddrie House Square.

The accident happened at the junction of Niddrie Mains Road and Craigmillar Castle Road. Picture: Google

Police car crashes on way to emergency in Edinburgh

A WOMAN had to be freed from her car by firefighters after a crash involving a police car on its way to an emergency in Edinburgh.

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