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Edinburgh city centre flats rocket in value, report says

The average selling price of two bedroom flats in Edinburgh’s New Town and West End have rocketed by more than a quarter over the last three months, a report has revealed.

Yotel hotel brand has announced plans to open its first hotel in Scotland, which it says will provide an alternative to "traditional" offerings. Picture; PA

Yotel comes to Scotland with first hotel in Edinburgh’s New Town

A 280 ‘cabin room’ hotel designed to mimic the comfort of luxury air travel will open its first Scottish hotel in a vacant office building on Queen Street.

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Edinburgh Sheriff Court

German visitor almost killed in Edinburgh street assault

A young German, who had been attending a conference in Edinburgh, almost lost his life, when he played peacemaker in an argument between a couple.

Bute House was built in the 1790s and is now in the care of National Trust for Scotland. Picture: Greg Macvean

Nicola Sturgeon moved to hotel as Bute House closed for repairs

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is being put up in a hotel while emergency repairs are carried out at her official residence.

St Andrew Square when it was used as a Fringe venue in 2016. Picture: contributed

Fringe venue hit out at St Andrew’s Square ban

Fringe show organisers claim they were taken to the very brink of financial ruin after being turfed out of a New Town square for the 70th anniversary of Edinburgh’s festivals this summer.

Hard Rock Cafe, George Street, Edinburgh

Hard Rock Cafe to offer quiet autism friendly hour

A RESTAURANT will offer a quieter autism-friendly hour this weekend.

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The development of the new Edinburgh St James as of October 2017.

First look: Edinburgh St James site one year on

It is the development which is set to change the face of the east end.

The Bavarian celebration is returning next week.

Look out the lederhosen, Oktoberfest is back in Edinburgh

OKTOBERFEST is set to return to Edinburgh’s Princes Street next week.

Is this the office with the best view in Edinburgh?

Is this the office with the best view in Edinburgh?

A historic four storey building on Princes Street has been transformed into modern offices, boasting stunning castle views.

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Shona Eadie was convicted of stealing 5,000 pounds from Lord Bodo's bar. Picture: contributed

Edinburgh bar boss stole £5,000 with fake band scam

AN EMBEZZLING bar manager swindled £5,000 from a New Town pub by booking bands that never appeared and pocketing the cash.

Gaucho will open mid November

First look inside the newest restaurant on St Andrew Square

Argentinian steak restaurant Gaucho is the latest to sign-up for Edinburgh’s growing “cuisine quarter” in St Andrew Square,

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St Andrew Square is being billed as the city's cuisine quarter. Picture: Neil Hanna

Another new restaurant for St Andrew Square ‘cuisine quarter’

ANOTHER top restaurant is set to move into St Andrew Square.

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Workmen accidentally start fire at Edinburgh New Town hotel

Bungling workmen are believed to have caused a major fire scare after setting alight the roof of a luxury New Town hotel.

Ashley Hawkins, inset, died in Scotland Street flat

Scotland Street killer jailed for life

A KILLER who bludgeoned his former best friend to death in a flat in the New Town has been jailed for life.

The New Town is the most expensive area in Edinburgh. Picture: TSPL

How much do you need to earn an hour to buy in each Edinburgh postcode?

A survey of Edinburgh postcodes has revealed how much you would have to earn per hour to afford a mortgage in each area of the capital.

Gareth Edwards can be seen raiding the pawn shop in CCTV images. Picture: contributed

Edinburgh pawn shop armed robber jailed for 8 years

An armed robber who took part in a raid targeting high value watches and jewellery was jailed for eight years yesterday.

Max Polyakov, inset, wants the indoor pool at his  Belgrave Crescent home. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Dating site boss wins battle with neighbours to install pool at New Town home

AN internet dating multi-millionaire has won a bitter row with neighbours to build a swimming pool at his historic property.

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Vapiano is set to open in Edinburgh in St Andrew Square.

New Italian restaurant Vapiano set to open in St Andrew Square

AN upmarket Italian restaurant chain is to open its first Scottish eatery on the Capital’s St Andrew Square.

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Ashley Hawkins, inset, died in the Scotland Street flat.

Killer facing life in prison for Scotland Street murder

A killer who bludgeoned a man to death in a flat in the Capital’s New Town is facing a life sentence.

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Franco, Pino & Nino. Picture: Contributed

Stockbridge waves farewell as ‘Franco’s’ brothers call it a day

A CORNER of Stockbridge has ushered in the end of an era as the community said a fond farewell to brothers Ernesto (Nino) and Franco Alonzi of Franco’s Fish & Chips after 46 years.

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