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Free WiFi in Edinburgh city centre goes live

  In light of the present and upcoming Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations, Edinburgh has launched it's new free WiFi service in the city centre. … [Read More...]

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Scottish councils facing funding deficit

Scottish councils could face a combined funding gap of £553 million by 2018, according to a new report from the Accounts Commission. The Commission has said that based on figures from 2015/16, local authorities are currently in good financial … [Read More...]

Edinburgh's former Museum of Fire at Lauriston Place that could be turned into an arts hub as part of the multi-billion pound housing investment.
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Thousands of new homes set for Lothian

About 60,000 homes are expected to be built in Lothian as a part of the City Deal Programme. It hopes to transform the City of Edinburgh's housing situation by providing 25,000 extra homes by 2026, according to official estimates. Last week’s … [Read More...]

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Scottish Transport Minister calls for devolution of train services

The devolution of rail services in Scotland could be a step closer, after a report released today by think tank Reform Scotland harshly criticised ScotRail for failing to deliver an acceptable standard of service. Transport Minister, Humza … [Read More...]

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“We are not closing”, says Dr Bell’s Family Centre

Dr Bell's Family Centre has put to rest claims that the on-going funding crisis could result in closure by April next year. Fiona Clark, Centre Manager for Fundraising & Strategy, has said that they have been at risk of redundancy since … [Read More...]

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UKIP leader calls for ‘Scot Free’ House of Commons

Newly elected UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall, called for English devolution in his first speech as UKIP leader after previously suggesting Scottish MPs should be removed from the House of Commons. Nuttall has replaced Nigel Farage as permanent leader … [Read More...]

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Kate Bush suffers backlash after backing Theresa May

In an interview with Canadian current affairs publication, Maclean’s Magazine, the iconic British singer-songwriter, Kate Bush, expressed her admiration for the UK Prime Minister. In the process, Bush has angered much of her fan-base. When asked … [Read More...]

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Imagine Dragons announce work on new album and release song

Imagine Dragons have announced they are working on their third album. The ‘Radioactive’ hit-makers left a message to their fans on their Facebook page. The message also provided a clip with the band’s new song for upcoming Sci-Fi blockbuster, … [Read More...]

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The Weeknd- Starboy

    With its immediate chart success, use of artistic music videos, and a recent single cover already making BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, The Weeknd’s latest album Starboy seems to have made a huge impression on the music … [Read More...]

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Top 5 ideas for Christmas gifts when you’re on a budget

Currently experiencing the yearly panic attack because you’re still trying to figure out what to give your loved ones for Christmas? We’ve got some tips for you that will also protect your wallet! Give something that’s already been loved Thrift … [Read More...]

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Top 5 things to do this week

  I'm sorry to disappoint, but we're looking at yet another week of freezing weather... Since it always helps to have a reason to leave the house, here's our top 5 things to do in Edinburgh this week: … [Read More...]

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Film review: Allied

  The stars of Allied, Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard, are preposterously beautiful people. It’s not fair, to be honest. Place these two actors in any scene, and their presence can be somewhat show-stealing. Not so in director Robert … [Read More...]

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News Round-Up

A round-up of today's developing news stories in Edinburgh and across the globe.     Headlines Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the Irish Parliament today. A 36,000 tonne arch has been slid over a … [Read More...]

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Vote with your butt: Ballot Bins appear in Leith

In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the US, City of Edinburgh Council have installed light-hearted ‘Ballot Bins’ along Leith Walk. The bins allow the people of Edinburgh to vote with their cigarette butts and settle the … [Read More...]

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Feature: Becoming a war journalist – more than just dodging bullets

How often do we stop and think about the journalist behind the camera, the journalist furiously taking notes from a forlorn civilian in a war-torn land? Do we ever consider where the written content and images plastered over today's newspapers come … [Read More...]

Residents in flooded village form a ‘human chain’ to rescue people trapped in the local shop

By Eleonora Theodoridou   Storm Desmond has claimed its third victim after a pensioner, 70, died in the hospital days after being hit by a sign. Last night's wave of destruction was a repeat of the weekend flooding brought on by Storm … [Read More...]

Study on Scotland’s most expensive streets is misleading

By Yaz Duncan A recent study by the Bank of Scotland naming Northumberland Street as the most expensive in Scotland may be misleading according to local estate agents. The study conducted by the bank named Northumberland Street in Edinburgh’s New … [Read More...]

US authorities look for terrorist links after California mass slaying

By Yasmeen Fekri US authorities look for terrorist links after California mass slaying. Bomb equipment, weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition were found by police in a raid after Wednesday's shootout. Authorities have not yet found a motive … [Read More...]

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Sports Desk Round-Up

A round-up of  today's developing Sports stories: A survey conducted by players' union FIFPro into the working conditions of players found more than one third of footballers surveyed in Scotland say they received threats from the stands on a … [Read More...]

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eSports – Game or sport?

The trade body for the UK's games and interactive entertainment, Ukie, has released an eSports whitepaper today calling for the education of policymakers about the opportunities eSports presents to the UK. The report estimated global eSports revenue … [Read More...]

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The Murray Effect: Securing his legacy

It’s been little under a month since Andy Murray made history by securing his position as the world number one in men's singles tennis. Claiming the title from his rival Novak Djokovic, he became the first British player to reach the top-spot … [Read More...]

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Auld Reekie Roller Girls face Scottish Derby Battle

by Stephanie Abbot When you flick, click or switch to the sport section of a newspaper or website, you don't often see Roller Derby in the headlines. However, here in Edinburgh, the Auld Reekie Roller girls are preparing for an all Scottish … [Read More...]

Andy Murray Says “I’m Too Young for a Knighthood”

by Andy Grozier   It may be only a matter of time but as of right now Andy Murray has said he is still too young for a knighthood. The 29 year old ensured that he ends 2016 as World Number One in the tennis rankings on Sunday after … [Read More...]

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Hearts and Hamilton Share the Points in 6 Goal Thriller

by Andy Grozier     Hearts managed to rescue a point last night against Hamilton in a six goal thriller at New Douglas Park. Jamie Walker had put the Edinburgh side ahead in the 8th minute with a brilliant half-volley only … [Read More...]

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International News March 16th

Russia withdraws from Syria The first Russian warplanes left Syria yesterday a day after Russian president Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will be withdrawing from the conflict in Syria. Russia will however continue its air strikes. US … [Read More...]

Andrew Burns – Edinburgh Council Leader

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