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They have flooded our letter boxes with leaflets, taken over our television screens and trekked the Capital's streets for weeks in a bid to win our votes.
THEIR merger will result in the creation of one of the biggest colleges in the UK, catering for tens of thousands of students eager to further their education.
Most of us will have many happy memories of Waverley Station. Family holidays and day trips beginning or ending at the busy city terminal, or simply the arrival of loved ones from far away. It is indeed the scene for many a tearful reunion.
Hibs players disproved a theory they had been using all season in an effort to explain their appalling form when they hammered Airdrie 3-1 at Easter Road. They didn't need a big crowd and atmosphere to produce their best, for only 6000 seen them play their slickest stuff for months.
Little Alex MacDonald carried Hearts all on his own at Douglas Park.
IT WAS a challenge that had Evening News readers racking their brains for weeks.
For the thousands of pupils, parents and members of staff who have ever walked through its doors, it is a school with a community ethos they are proud to put their names to.
A FINE individual performance from Allan Johnston helped Hearts take a point at Tannadice which consolidated the Jambos' mid-table position but did little to ease Dundee United's worries as they remained in the relegation zone.
Hibs continued to win points the hard way although this success at Easter Road made their record 11 points from six games, and they stood in with a fair chance of finishing fourth in the League.
Paul KANE eased Hibernian's worries with a well-taken first-half goal, he had another effort disallowed in the second half. Still, it was enough to outshine a Celtic side who were lacking ideas in attack and earned jeers from their own fans.
The score did not exaggerate Hearts' superiority. Willie Wallace, an inspiring leader of a fluent forward line was undoubtedly the man of the match with Willie Hamilton and Alan Gordon giving him first-class support.
In their masses, hundreds of locals came out to cheer on participants as they tore down Portobello Promenade, tossing pancakes for the annual Shrove Tuesday race in 1982.
It has not been a good week for two of the city's biggest and most popular theatres.
Hearts provided a satisfying finish to a scrappy game at Motherwell by scoring one of their smartest goals of the season. It was made by Tommy Traynor and scored by Rene Moller.
It was sweet music to Alan Gordon's ears to hear how almost 16,000 fans acclaimed his match-winning move against Airdrie.
Blues legend BB King has announced what is likely to be his final gig in the Capital later this year. His 85-year-old face is a familiar one to the tour circuit, with the celebrated performer famously averaging 275 concerts a year in his heyday.
Edinburgh has long been a draw-card for many major Holywood names. It's perhaps fitting, then, that some of Hollywood's biggest names will help curate this year's Film Festival, given the long association between the two cities.
THE boot which Hibs boss Alex Miller administered, metaphorically speaking, to his players' backsides after their pitiful performance against struggling Partick Thistle the match before clearly had the desired effect.