THE Capital's streets are getting cleaner and that's official.
AN over-sized flag was today blamed for a large chunk of masonry falling 65 feet from the Church of Scotland's General Assembly Hall, just hours before Prince Andrew, First Minister Alex Salmond and Lord Provost George Grubb walked underneath.
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A LARGE chunk of masonry fell from a tower at the front entrance of the Church of Scotland's General Assembly Hall, only hours before Prince Andrew, First Minister Alex Salmond and Lord Provost George Grubb passed underneath.
LETHAL railings which killed an Edinburgh pensioner have still not been removed six weeks after the accident.
SCHOOL governors are demanding decaying James Gillespie's High is rebuilt, claiming council officials have told them most of the school buildings are "not fit for purpose".
NINE Scottish churches, from Edinburgh to Lerwick, have won a total of £1.1 million in lottery grants to save stained-glass windows, restore crumbling masonry and repair roofs, it was announced yesterday.
FOR more than a century, a Bruntsfield tenement in Edinburgh - and its Hillhead equivalent in Glasgow - have been the property of choice for many aspiring residents within both cities. Even today, with more market choice than ever, they remain extremely popular with middle-class house-buyers looking for spacious, solid properties set in an agreeable neighbourhood within easy reach of the city centre.
FLAT owners and small businesses face bills of £50,000 each after their crumbling tenement building was declared unsafe by the council.
FLAT owners and small businesses are facing bills of £50,000 each after their crumbling tenement building was declared unsafe by the council.
THE scaffolding firm involved in a near-fatal accident in the Capital is facing a fresh investigation after a second of its structures collapsed.
A MAN was taken to hospital today with head injuries after the 100-year-old Portobello kiln he was working to restore collapsed.
OWNERS of crumbling properties face having to pay £500 every five years to have their homes surveyed as part of a crackdown on unsafe buildings in the Capital.
A HOTEL in the Capital has been hit with a repair bill of more than £300,000 after a huge lump of masonry fell from its roof.
A WOMAN was taken to hospital yesterday after she was struck by masonry that fell from about 30ft on to an East Lothian high street.
A MUM had a lucky escape when a plummeting stone from a railway bridge smashed into her car.
A SPECIAL event offering free advice for homeowners in the Capital is being lined up by the city council.
A TAXI driver today told of his lucky escape after a huge boulder fell from Edinburgh's Castle Rock and smashed into his vehicle.
SIX years after the tragic death of waitress Christine Foster the city has yet to fully get to grips with tackling the problem of crumbling buildings and subsequent masonry falls, which alarmingly still occur almost every second day. It is more down to good luck than good judgement that there have been no further fatalities.
ENGINEERS were today inspecting a city hotel to discover why huge chunks of masonry fell 30ft from the Georgian building on to the pavement below.
SCAFFOLDING around a listed building has finally been removed after a wrangle over who would pay for repairs led to it remaining for nearly nine years.