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THE chief executive of the city council has conceded that repair work in Princes Street for the Edinburgh tram project will now not go ahead before the council commits to a first phase running to St Andrew Square, it was reported today.
SHOPLIFTING offences in the city centre have dropped by 20 per cent over the last year following the introduction of a project aimed at tackling retail crime.
AN organisation that promotes Edinburgh's city centre has urged businesses to contribute to a consultation on a radical revamp of Princes Street and the surrounding areas.
LATE-night shopping throughout the week, free parking and night-time street entertainment are among a series of proposals being considered by city leaders to breathe new life into the city centre.
IT IS one of the frustrations of living in our great city that during the week, just when most of us are free to go shopping, the vast majority of the city centre stores close.
BUDGET fashion chain Primark says its new store will open next spring following "overwhelming" public demand to open in West Lothian.
COULD it be a sign that tram bosses aren't quite as well acquainted with the Capital's most popular street as they should be?
The head of a company set up to improve Edinburgh's city centre has revealed she is to stand down amid criticism of its performance.
PRINCES Street was today condemned as just "a big bus station" by a world-renowned firm of architects hired by the council to help inject life into the city centre.
Everybody has an opinion about Princes Street, and there are many different views on what's wrong.
THE number of people falling prey to thieves in Edinburgh's busiest streets has fallen, but more than two victims a day are still being targeted over the festive period.
TWO major outlets at the East End of Princes Street are about to shut up shop to make way for a major hotel and retail development.
DEMOLISHING a former department store sandwiched between two buildings on the Capital's busiest shopping street is a daunting task even for seasoned experts.
FAST food giant McDonald's has sparked protests by planning to open a 24-hour restaurant in the centre of Edinburgh for the first time.
FOR years the Capital's fashion- conscious bargain- hunters have squinted enviously as a bounty of cheap and trendy Primark stores popped up across the country.
They will be among the most sought-after flats in Edinburgh, if you're willing to pay for the view.
THE long-awaited development of a giant flagship Primark store in Edinburgh will only be approved by city planners if the budget retailer stumps up more than £150,000 towards the tram project.
THE city council's vision of reviving Princes Street has been branded as "wishful thinking" and "not audacious enough" in an independent report commissioned by council chiefs.