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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.

Crime

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.

Entertainment
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.

News
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.

Leith

Former Leith cinema to reopen as Hidden Door Festival venue

A former art deco cinema is to brought back to life as a festival venue - more than 45 years after it screened its last films.

Entertainment
Houses outside Ocean Terminal are in jeopardy as planning chiefs says they do not meet the criteria for intended land use.

Land use dispute puts proposal for Leith flats at Ocean Terminal in jeopardy

City planners have recommended proposals for nearly 400 homes and 100 affordable units on a disused site in Leith be thrown out in a wrangle over the site’s land use.

Business
Lewis Ritchie

Edinburgh Council planning chief takes ‘leave of absence’

Edinburgh Council planning chief Lewis Ritchie has taken a “leave of absence” from his duties just days after being nominated for a top political award.

Politics
A teenager was attacked by two armed males in Glasgow

Man charged with serious sexual assault at Leith Links

POLICE have charged a man in connection with a serious sexual assault in Leith.

Crime
An artist's impression of the ballroom in the floating hotel. Picture: Contributed

Leith Docks permanent new home for luxury floating hotel

Plans for Scotland’s first floating hotel in heart of Leith have been approved by city planners – by just one vote.

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Cables Wynd House, better known as the Leith Banana Flats or as the Banana Block because of its curved shape, is a nine story local authority block in Leith, Edinburgh.

Friends of woman who lay dead in flat for months demand answers

Friends of a “bright and intelligent” woman who is feared to have lain dead in her Leith flat for months have demanded answers over how she could die alone and forgotten.

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'Growing pains' are a sign of Leith's success. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Donald Anderson: The sun really is shining on Leith

It has been a privilege to have worked in Leith over the past few months. It’s the first time in my life that I’ve worked outside the city centre, and it’s been great to feel the tangible energy and dynamism in Leith. It’s also great to see for the first time in modern history that Leith is fast becoming the thriving community that residents, politicians and community groups have fought so long and hard for it to become.

Opinion
Owner Mary Reece is reunited with Layla, thanks to Leeann Depster, top right

Hero Hibs chief Leeann Dempster comes to rescue of runaway dog

HIBS boss Leeann Dempster raced to the rescue of a distressed dog groomer after the panicking crimper lost a customer’s prized pooch.

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Cables Wynd House. Picture: contributed

Key fob failure meant woman’s body was left unnoticed for months

Residents at a block of Edinburgh flats are demanding to know if a key fob system failure lead to a woman’s body being left undiscovered until months after her death.

News
The woman was approached on Links Place. Picture: Google

Woman is raped and robbed on Leith Links

A WOMAN has been raped and robbed in Edinburgh’s Leith Links.

Crime
The body was discovered at Cable Wynd House

Body discovered in Banana Flats ‘may have been there for months’

A WOMAN’S body has been found in a flat in the Capital, sparking a probe by detectives who believe her body has lain for some time.

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Big Country were among the acts appearing at EH6.

EH6 Festival organisers apologise after complaints

Organisers behind one of the Capital’s newest festivals have issued an apology after being met with a flurry of complaints about the running of their inaugural event.

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