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£10m anonymous donation to Edinburgh University’s Futures Institute

An anonymous donor has pledged £10m to fund a University of Edinburgh initiative addressing some of society’s most pressing concerns.

Education
The proposed extension to the 19th century Teviot Row House student union in Edinburgh proved unpopular. Picture: Contributed

Controversial plan to extend Teviot Row House dropped by university

Controversial plans to modernise the world’s oldest purpose-built student union building in Edinburgh have been dramatically scaled back following an outcry –just months after they were revealed.

Education
Harry Potter fan Ross Millican holds a rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Picture: Julie Bull/TSPL

Harry Potter first edition sells for record £60,000

A rare first-edition Harry Potter book sold at auction for a record-breaking £60,000 - more than 5,000 times its original £10.99 price tag.

Entertainment
The community centre is home to a number of events similar to this one at a community centre in Cumbernaul. Stock image

Residents fear for future of community centre as bosses quit

Fears over a loss of services at a community centre have been raised after the management committee announced they were giving up their lease.

News
Kezia Dugdale has urged voters to send a message to both the SNP and Conservatives by voting Labour. Picture: Neil Hanna/JP License

Dugdale appeals to Tory and Lib Dem voters to keep out SNP

Kezia Dugdale has appealed to Conservative and Liberal Democrat voters living in marginal seats to back her party to keep out the SNP at the general election.

Politics
A maquette of a memorial statue of General Stanislaw Maczek, planned for the Meadows. Picture: Jon Savage

Statue plan for Polish WW2 general who worked in Capital

A MODEL has been unveiled of a proposed statue to honour a wartime Polish general who worked in the Capital as a barman while in exile.

The Meadows
Woman in hospital after ‘hit and run’ collision with cyclist

Woman in hospital after ‘hit and run’ collision with cyclist

A 56-year-old woman has been treated in hospital after she was hit by a cyclist while crossing a road in the Capital.

Transport
Beaumont Place tenements demolished - General view showing area cleared to ground level. Picture: TSPL

The ‘Penny Tenement’ collapse that changed Edinburgh forever

LIKE A dormant volcano, it was a disaster waiting to happen, but sadly the authorities failed to act in time. The Penny Tenement collapse of 1959 left 19 families homeless and prompted the eradication of Edinburgh’s slums.

Entertainment
Southside Surgery in Newington. Picture; Greg Macvean

Edinburgh GP Southside Surgery saved from closure

A THREAT hanging over thousands of patients that they would have to find a new GP has been lifted after health chiefs found a new base for their doctors.

Health
Police appeal following three robberies in two hours

Police appeal following three robberies in two hours

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after three robberies in the south-west of the city on Sunday February 12 in the space of two hours.

Crime
Leckie's coal depot at St Leonards. Picture: Ron Leckie

Memories of Leckie & Sons: the Edinburgh coal merchants

When the weather outside was frightful they were the capital’s angels with dirty faces – the coal men who put the reek in Auld Reekie and the colour into people’s cheeks.

Entertainment
Sainsbury's Local Portobello.

Picture Malcolm McCurrach

New Sainbury’s set for Southside

A new Sainsbury’s Local has opened in Nicolson Street creating 36 new jobs for the local community.

Southside
Echo was dumped in a bin in Marchmont. Picture; contributed

Edinburgh students save abandoned kitten from dumpster

A five-month-old kitten was found by students after being cruelly dumped in a communal bin in Marchmont.

Southside
John Richardson is retiring after 41 years and will close the shop at the end of November. 
 Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh music institution Ripping Records to close after 41 years

It was the independent music store that provided generations of the Capital’s music lovers with the “golden tickets” for their dream gigs.

Southside
MSPs Miles Briggs and Ruth Davidson with patient Denise Palmer who has collected 1000-plus names on a petition to save under-threat Southside surgery. 
 Picture Ian Rutherford

Patients’ petition plea to Save Southside GP surgery

PATIENTS have launched a campaign to save a city surgery threatened with closure because of a GP shortage.

Health
Stuart Johnston and Sonia Panchen whose bikes stolen from a garden shed. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor

Couple ‘followed home from Glentress by thieves who took bikes’

A COUPLE fear they were followed home from a mountain-biking mecca after thieves raided their shed.

Crime
Oreo when he was found. Picture: Scottish SPCA

Adorable guinea pig dumped in Edinburgh

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a guinea pig was abandoned in Edinburgh.

Southside
Local resident Bruce Bennet by Burdiehouse Burn Valley Park where youths have been causing havoc. Picture: Greg Macvean

Edinburgh Park group bids to drive bikers away for good

RESIDENTS have launched a campaign to force bikers out of a city park amid fears for public safety.

Crime
The Odeon Cinema is to be brought back to life. Picture: Greg Macvean

Plans to restore Odeon as a cinema lodged with council

AMBITIOUS plans to restore the former Odeon Cinema in Clerk Street have been lodged with the council.

Southside
The bogus work was carried out on a property in Priestfield Road. Picture: Google

Bogus workman jailed for charging OAP £150k for roof repair

A MAN who defrauded an 87-year-old out of almost £150,000 over bogus roof repairs has been jailed for three years.

Crime
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