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Plans for £5m football-themed homeless complex revealed

Ambitious plans for a £5 million football-themed homeless complex have been unveiled.

News 3

Arrested ex-Catalan minister Ponsati thanks Nicola Sturgeon

A former Catalan minister facing extradition to Spain has thanked supporters and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon as she handed herself over to police.

Politics 4

Clara Ponsati defence fundraiser pulls in £100,000 in three hours

An online fundraiser set up to fight the extradition of a former Catalan minister from Scotland to Spain has pulled in more than £100,000 in just three hours.

Politics
Jill Farrell, chief operating officer of Zero Waste Scotland at the festival

Zero Waste Edinburgh wants southside of city waste free by 2020

STUDENTS could hold the key to delivering an ambitious goal of making the southside of the city completely waste free by 2020.

News 8
Neil Chue Hong and Stephanie Mlot at The Open Book shop

Newington book fan couple plan new chapter together

AS romantic proposals go, this was a real page-turner.

News
Mum Careema said it was 'frightening' to think what could've happened if baby Olivia had woken up. Picture: Contributed

Thieves burgled room while baby was sleeping

A MUM has told of the horrifying moment a thief rifled through her bag and stole a purse as her baby daughter slept just feet away.

Crime
Liam Rodgers died in unexplained circumstances. Pictures: Contributed

Lantern tribute planned for boy found dead in Edinburgh flat

Their hearts still broken, hundreds of friends are expected to gather tonight to light up the sky above the Capital in honour of a tragic teenage schoolboy found dead just days before.

Southside
The Futures Institute will be opened in the former Royal Infirmary building in Lauriston Place. Picture: Contributed

£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
McAlpine struggled with police

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.

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