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Edinburgh, Fife & Lothians

Edinburgh prepares for Calcutta Cup economic boost

Traders in Edinburgh are predicting a boom weekend for the capital’s hospitality industry as thousands of rugby fans descend on the city for Saturday’s Six Nations clash between Scotland and England.

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Chef Mark Greenaway is having to introduce a deposit scheme for bookings because diners have been failing to show up

Leader comment: A lesson in keeping your word

It is a sad state of affairs that a top restaurant is being forced to introduce a deposit scheme.

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Edinburgh and Glasgow house prices set to soar

House prices in Edinburgh and Glasgow are set to grow by 22 per cent and 17 per cent respectively over the next five years to 2022, according to new research from a leading property consultancy.

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RBS profit milestone overshadowed by potential massive US fine

Royal Bank of Scotland is braced for potential renewed losses in 2018 due to an impending mammoth settlement with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) despite the bank reporting its first annual pre-tax profit in a decade.

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A standard class carriage in ScotRail's new Class 385 electric trains. Picture: ScotRail

Alastair Dalton: Delayed new trains spell more pain before gain

New trains never work “out of the box”.

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Ben Thomson and Janet Archer were called to Holyrood to explain Creative Scotland's recent controversial funding cuts to MSPs.

Creative Scotland admits cover-up over controversial funding cuts

Creative Scotland has admitted a cover-up over how controversial funding cuts were made - as its chief executive admitted she was “profoundly sorry” over how they were handled.
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Police in East London Street in Edinburgh's New Town where a homeless man died after a bitterly cold night (Picture: Lisa Ferguson)

Leader comment: Here’s why ending rough sleeping is a moral imperative

People ran to try to help, but it was too late. The life of a man sleeping rough among the million-pound properties of Edinburgh’s New Town on a bitterly cold night was at an end.

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Openreach engineers install fibre cabling near Edinburgh. Picture: Openreach

Broadband firms rapped and fined for worsening roadworks

Broadband firm Openreach was today fined the maximum £50,000 by the Scottish Road Works Commissioner for botched roadworks in its third penalty in six years.
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Singer joins Dunfermline Abbey tribute to Robert the Bruce

A new play with a cameo appearance by a Scottish singing star will be premiered to mark the discovery of the remains of Robert the Bruce at Dunfermline Abbey 200 years ago.

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Iain Banks was a hugely successful sci-fi author as well as a best-selling mainstream fiction writer.

Amazon to turn Iain Banks' sci-fi work into new TV series

The science fiction world created by the late Scottish author Iain Banks is set to be turned into a major TV series.
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In pictures: 15 photos that will make you nostalgic for Edinburgh in the 1990s

Growing up in Edinburgh in the 1990s was as awesome as it gets.

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In pictures: 10 Edinburgh urban myths everyone believed

Regardless of where you bide or hail from, we all love to perpetuate a good urban myth.

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Cathy O'Neil will be among the speakers at the 2018 Data Summit

‘Weapons of Math Destruction’ author to speak at Edinburgh data summit

An American author who warned big data could increase inequality and pose a threat to democracy will be a keynote speaker at an industry event in Edinburgh next month.

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Grangemouth is Scotland's largest container terminal and one of its busiest commercial ports. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA

Brexit poses ‘significant’ questions for Scotland’s ports

Brexit raises “significant” questions for Scotland’s maritime economy and the future of its ports, industry figures have warned.

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Louise Reay Louise Beamont (far right'') is being sued by her ex-husband. Picture: submitted

Ex-husband sues comedian for £30k over Edinburgh Fringe jokes

An award-winning comedian is being sued for £30,000 by her former husband after using material about their marriage in a show at the Edinburgh Fringe.

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Social Bite sleep-out will pay for 600 homes for rough sleepers

FEARLESS fundraisers braving freezing weather in the world’s biggest sleep-out have helped rescue 600 rough sleepers from the streets.

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ScotRail passengers hit by major signalling disruption

Thousands of ScotRail passengers suffered major disruption today after more than 100 trains were cancelled because of four faults across the Central Belt.

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Edinburgh named as UK’s top city for inward investment

Edinburgh is the most attractive city in the UK for inward investment but will need to invest heavily in areas such as affordable housing to avoid being overtaken by other major centres, according to a new report published today.

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Digging up the road can let to major problems if the repairs are not done properly and the weather gets in (Picture: Michael Gillen)

Donald Anderson: Why Scotland’s pothole problem is here to stay

Donald Anderson, a former Edinburgh City Council leader, confesses he ended up swearing like Gordon Ramsay as he tried to improve the state of the Capital’s roads.

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Edinburgh dads are more likely to miss their child's birth than other areas of the UK. Picture: Supplied

Edinburgh dads ‘more likely to miss their child’s birth’

More than one in ten fathers missed the birth of their child, with parents from Edinburgh more likely to not be present than those in other areas of the country.

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