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Five of the best places to eat in Leith

Leith continues to be one of the best places in the capital to go for food; from fine dining to casual cuisine and with some amazing seafood, Scottish fare and pub grub on offer, you won’t struggle with options when it comes to dining out.

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Leith Walk has undergone a transformation over the last few years, Picture: Jon Savage

Changing face of Leith: Has ‘gentrification’ meant improvement?

BUILT on the route of a defensive rampart to repel Cromwell in 1650, the history of Leith Walk is steeped in conflict.

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Meadowbank Stadium. Picture: Jane Barlow

Anger over ‘lack of work’ at Meadowbank Stadium revamp

One of Scotland’s top athletics clubs has hit out in frustration at the lack of work going on at the now vacant Meadowbank Stadium.

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Police are looking for this man in connection with an armed robbery in Leith

Police release CCTV image of Leith armed robbery suspect

POLICE investigating an attempted armed robbery in Leith have released a CCTV image of a suspect.

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British athlete David Bedford in the 5000 metres during the British International Games at Meadowbank stadium in June 1971.

Bill Lothian: Why Meadowbank will always be much more than a ‘venue’

Driving past Meadowbank Sports Centre this week the message on a giant billboard rang out: “VENUE CLOSED”.

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Boxing Day couldnt have
sped off to a worse start for one
city car ownet who missed both
the high road and the low road
- ending up in a spot of cold
water.

Motorist takes overnight plunge into Water of Leith

Boxing Day couldn’t have sped off to a worse start for one city car owner who missed both the high road and the low road – ending up in a spot of cold water.

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Leith has been a channel for debate across the years - just like London's Speakers' Corner. Picture: J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

‘Speakers’ Corner’ envisaged for foot of Leith Walk

Scotland is set to get its own equivalent to Speakers’ Corner in London – in the shadow of a statue of Queen Victoria.

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An image of the haar over north Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

Fog and ‘haar’ - what’s the difference?

Readers can’t have missed the haar which covered areas in the north of the Capital this afternoon.

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Projekt 42 can be found at Newkirkgate Shopping Centre. Picture: Greg Macvean

Charity gym gets go ahead for new Leith premises

A NOT-for-profit gym, which offers support to people with mental health issues, has secured planning permission for a new health and wellbeing centre in Leith.

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Leith Walk's armadillo devices to help with separation were removed last week, Picture: ALISTAIR LINFORD

Campaigners to form human chain to highlight Leith cycle lane safety

SAFETY campaigners will link arms to form a human chain along one of the Capital’s key thoroughfares in a bid to highlight their concerns over the state of its cycle lanes.

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The attack took place near the New Kirkgate Shopping Centre at the bottom of Leith Walk. Picture: TSPL

Man subjected to violent assault near Leith’s Kirkgate

A MAN walking towards the Kirkgate in Leith was subjected to a ‘violent and vicious’ assault by two unknown men.

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The tribute will be held at Easter Road

Public drinking warning head of Hibs v Rangers clash

SUPPORTERS heading to the Hibs v Rangers match on Wednesday have been warned that drinking in the street will not be tolerated.

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Picture:  Greg Macvean

Boy, 7, hit by car on ‘out of use’ pedestrian crossing

WORRIED residents in Drylaw are calling for further safety measures to be put in place around gas works on a busy stretch of road after a seven-year-old had to be taken to hospital following a collision with a car

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Police are appealing for information

Shopkeeper ‘lucky to have his thumbs’ after knife attack horror

A KNIFE thug who left a shopkeeper lucky to still have his thumbs is behind bars.

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Can the Christmas card trace its origins back to Leith?

IT’S estimated that around a billion of them are sent every single year in the UK alone, but few have ever given the origin of the Christmas card a single thought. Some say it came from Leith.

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Shaun Woodburn

Shaun Woodburn’s sister’s heartbreaking tribute as justice fight continues

THE SISTER of tragic footballer Shaun Woodburn has paid a heartbreaking tribute just days before prosecutors decide whether to appeal his killer’s sentence.

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Rebecca Stenhouse from Edinburgh is playing Elle in  Legally Blonde at The Festival Theatre

Leith actress starring in Legally Blonde at Festival Theatre

A Leith actress has achieved her lifelong dream after performing on stage in her hometown in Legally Blonde the Musical.

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Vikki Spence receive's The OUs Graduate Award. Pic: Ian Georgeson

Leith mum honoured with Open University Graduate Award

A fog of personal pain and trauma plagued an Edinburgh mum for six years as she battled to survive cancer and support her family through bereavement and extreme adversity.

Education
A picture showing a blocked lane on Leith Walk. Picture; Stewart Bremner

Leith cyclists’ fury at blocked bike lanes

Leith cyclists have expressed their anger at the lack of enforcement for blocked cycle lanes.

Transport

Watch: Leithers Don’t Litter make magic campaign video

A video from Leithers Don’t Litter has been making rubbish vanish.

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