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Thousands sign petition to stop school cuts

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The EIS-led 'Save Our Schools' petition was presented to council leader Cammy Day this weekMore than 3,000 people have called on Edinburgh Council to scrap cutbacks slated for the city’s schools.The petition, launched...

‘Rapid rise’ in people injecting cocaine

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Concerns have been raised over a “rapid rise” in the number of people injecting cocaine in Edinburgh, as plans to introduce safe consumption rooms look set to go ahead. Drug users who spoke to the...

Valentine Film Nights

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Classic romance films are back on the big screen at city cinemas this Valentine's nightTo mark Valentine’s Day, four classic romance films are returning to the big screen at Vue Edinburgh Omni and...

Sunsets, Drawings and Tapestries

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Edinburgh born artist Andrew Crummy, best known as designer of The Great Tapestry of Scotland, is giving a talk at his exhibition at the Whitespace Gallery, East Crosscauseway, at 2pm today (Tuesday Feb 13).Andrew...

Sweeping cuts loom as health board wrestles with £133m shortfall

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Health chiefs warn closing the budget gap will involve cutting "into the muscle" of the region's health servicesDealing with the financial shortfall could lead to longer waiting lists, staff reductions, cancelled operations, less money...

Valentine’s at the Botanist

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A special sharing menu with cocktails and live music on offer at The Botanist this yearStuck for ways to treat your special someone to a night of romance, without breaking the bank this Valentine’s...

Edinburgh charity gains Gold ‘Investor in People’ award

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Into Work, a charity dedicated to making work more inclusive for disabled people, celebrates gaining the prestigious 'Gold' status for employee support.Since 1993, Into Work has been working towards creating a world where...

Shawfair shambles leads to more pain than gain say gym members

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A new David Lloyd gym at Shawfair near Dalkeith has come in for a slew of criticism by furious members, with some claiming they have stopped going because it is too busy.The gym opened...

Jacqueline Suttie receives the MBE in New Year Honours

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Jacqueline Suttie from Edinburgh receives the award of MBE as Founder and CEO of PTSD UK for her services to people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.PTSD UK is still the only charity in...

Higgins edges closer to first Scottish Open win

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John Higgins kept his cool to edge Tom Ford 5-3 and overcome another hurdle as he bids to win the Scottish Open for the first time.The Wishaw Wizard (pictured) logged breaks of 132, 61...

Pronto ready to take a slice of Edinburgh pizza market

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Authentic Italian “pizza al taglio” has arrived in Scotland for the first time with the opening of Pronto Slice - the latest venture from a fast-growing Edinburgh catering business.Pronto Slice boss Michael Notarangelo spent...

Five things you need to know today

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InvestigationOur investigation revealed in our December newspaper into the disgraced GAA player Kevin McGourty, also known as Caoimhean MacDhorchaidh, has resulted in the sacking of McGourty and his partner Anushka Punniah by Star Pubs...

Botanics bosses aiming to break 100,000 visitor barrier

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Organisers of the Christmas light show at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh hope to break through the 100,000 visitors barrier this year with thousands already flocking to see the display on the 72-acre site.This is one...

The Snow Queen – warming up those chilly Edinburgh nights

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The new production at the Lyceum adds a Scottish twist to the classic fairytaleThere’s no better antidote to a dark and gloomy winter’s night than huddling together in the warm glow of live theatre....
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Spartans host Sporting Memories at Ainslie Park

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The charitable organisation Sporting Memories were the hospitality guests of honour at Saturday's game against Dumbarton.Sporting Memories and The Spartans Community Foundation formed a partnership two months ago and the match gave workers and...

LNER trains will not operate north of Edinburgh

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Passengers are being advised not to travel on Saturday 21 October 2023 as severe weather is continuing to cause major disruption to services across the LNER route. Due to ongoing flooding of the route between Doncaster...

Montgomery “not really bothered” about new Ibrox arrival

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Nick Montgomery’s Hibs travel to Glasgow looking for their first win away against Rangers in more than five years.After just a month in charge Saturday presents the first match against either of the Old...
Woman holds a magnum of Champagne as she sips from a Champagne coupe

Raise your glasses – Fizz Feast is back

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The annual celebration of sparkling wine and artisan food returns to The Edinburgh Academy in November, with an effervescent line-up and two sessions to choose from."It is expensive to experiment with different Champagnes,’ award-winning...

A new future for Edinburgh’s premier park?

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Holyrood Park is widely seen as 'an iconic green space' in the heart of the city and 'Edinburgh's premier park'.Through the path-breaking work of James Hutton, the park also has great significance in...

Liquidator appointed to wind down failed Bross Bagels business

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One of Scotland’s foremost insolvency experts has been appointed interim liquidator of debt-laden sandwich group Bross Bagels.Blair Nimmo, formerly of one of the Big Four professional services practices KPMG, will attempt to scrape up...

Innovative technology features in care facility mock-up

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Charity unveils concept apartment with glimpses of life-changing installationsPROGRESSIVE technology to allow residents to influence their environment with assistive controls such as eye-gaze technology, wireless switches and voice command have been installed in a...

From Bross to loss … the inside story

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Frolicking by the side of a Quebecan lake during an idyllic family reunion in her Canadian homeland, Larah Bross must have been aware that the carefully curated veneer of a successful business woman was...

Edinburgh International Book Festival 2023 – Celebrating Joan Lingard

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The author Joan Lingard was born in a taxi on Edinburgh's Royal Mile, but spent much of her childhood in Belfast, where her father worked on a Royal Navy training ship.In 1950 she...

Bagel boss’s awards bid holed amid financial troubles

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A prestigious awards event which honours Scotland’s highest achieving women have axed Bross Bagels founder Larah Bross from a finalist shortlist.The move comes after a joint investigation by The Edinburgh Reporter/The Edinburgh Guardian revealed...

No crumbs of comfort for Bross Bagels crowdfunders

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Larah Bross, founder of Bross Bagels, has told crowdfunding supporters that their investments will be honoured as her beleaguered business heads into liquidation with more than £1.2 million due to creditors.The hipster sandwich group...

Attila the Stockbroker urges everyone to “Reclaim the Fringe!”

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The veteran Fringe performer Attila the Stockbroker (John Baine)  has launched a broadside against the contemporary Fringe.The punk poet and multi-instrumentalist musician believes that it's time to 'reclaim the Fringe'.In a...

Bross Bagels in liquidation – £1.2 million owed

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EXCLUSIVEBross Bagels boss Larah Bross has applied for a court order to place the hipster sandwich group into liquidation as the Inland Revenue pursued the company for debts of more than half a million...

Bross Bagels boss promises to rise again after financial woes revealed

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EXCLUSIVEBross Bagels sandwich chain founder, Larah Bross, has hit out at claims that the business has been placed into administration.However, she did reveal the group, which has four Edinburgh outlets, has undergone a restructuring...

Rainy weather draws crowds to the hidden world beneath Edinburgh’s Royal Mile 

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Wet July drives record breaking numbers underground to unravel Edinburgh’s dark past at The Real Mary King’s CloseWith the Met Office confirming this July was the UK’s wettest since 2009, and the sixth...
Pizza with mozzarella and Vegemite

Go Ape in the Outback at the House of Oz

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If you’re looking to escape the madness that is the Fringe, head to the Outback Bar and Restaurant at the House of Oz, the only venue dedicated exclusively to celebrating Australian creativity and talent....