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  1. New £120k community garden to take root in Magdalene

    A community led project has won a substantial grant from the Scottish Government to spruce up Magdalene council estate.

    New £120k community garden to take root in Magdalene

    New £120k community garden to take root in Magdalene

    via STV EDINBURGH
  2. Watch: Compensation of up to £4000 for baby ashes parents

    One hundred and twenty nine parents affected by the baby ashes scandal at Mortonhall Crematorium are being offered compensation of up to four thousand pounds through an out-of-court settlement.

    Catch-up on more of the latest headlines with the STV News at six.

    via STV
  3. Electric Circus host some special guest DJs tonight

    Indie rockers Bombay Bicycle Club are trading their guitars in for turntables tonight as they play a DJ set at the Electric Circus.

    Who's off to see @BombayBicycle manning the DJ decks at @circusedinburgh tonight? http://t.co/vZexVgxwK6 http://t.co/trrwXKjdiq

    WOW247 Edinburgh

    @WOW247edinburgh
    via Twitter
  4. Edinburgh Short Film Festival calls for submissions

    The Edinburgh Short Film Festival has opened for submissions. Kicking off in June the festival looks set to showcase a wide range of work from directors the world over.

    The Edinburgh Short Film Festival is now open for submissions! Any Genre, 20 minutes maximum! http://t.co/SEmAOgkxT5 http://t.co/S9EQn8IAsz

    EdShortFilmFest

    @EdinburghShorts
    via Twitter
  5. Mark Millar talks Kingsman on Scotland Tonight

    The Coatbridge-born writer penned comics which became Holywood blockbusters Kick-Ass and Wanted, and he now works as a film producer and creative consultant for 20th Century Fox and is overseeing the latest Marvel films for the company.

    Mark dropped in to Scotland Tonight earlier this week to promote the new blockbuster movie Kingsman, a film based on his comic book series The Secret Service.

    via STV
  6. Edinburgh Council launch School Street Project

    Edinburgh Council have begun a public consultation into a project that plans to make 11 streets outside city primary schools pedestrian and cycle zones only during busy times in the school day.

    Citizen Space - School Streets Project- Proposed Experimental Traffic

    Citizen Space - School Streets Project- Proposed Experimental Traffic

    via EDINBURGH
  7. Ewan McGregor is bearded and dangerous as the ring leader in Son of a Gun

    Set in a maximum-security prison, new inmate JR is lured in by the most notorious criminal, Brendan Lynch and his promise of protection.

    As predicted, Lynch's help comes at a price once he breaks them out of prison.

    via STV
  8. Deal of the day: The Glasshouse

    Everyone has at least one friend that really means it when they say ‘oh you can’t take me anywhere, can you?!’ You know; the one who downs their wine and laughs like Janice from Friends?

    Keep everyone happy with today’s deal for a luxury private dining experience for up to 6 people including 3 courses, sparkling wine on arrival, coffee and petit fours at 5* The Glasshouse – for just £210

    5* The Glasshouse private dining

    5* The Glasshouse private dining

    via ITISON
  9. Heavy snow conditions to continue into the weekend

    Further warnings have been issued as freezing conditions and more snow are set to batter cities across Scotland.

    More snow to batter Scotland over weekend as further warning issued

    More snow to batter Scotland over weekend as further warning issued

    via STV NEWS
  10. Do you want to be an Edinburgh catwalk model?

    But fear you just don't fit the traditional stick thin stereotype?

    On Monday the fashion department at Edinburgh College of Art will be hosting a casting session for models to appear at its annual Fashion Show.

    The big difference - The college wants to re-invent the industry and celebrate folk of all ages, body shapes, heights and backgrounds.

    Mal Burkinshaw, programme director at the college, will join us on the Fountainbridge Show sofa tonight. He has long promoted diversity in the fashion industry.

    via STV
  11. It's the end of Independent Venues Week!

    And to see it out with a bang, Withered Hand and Adam Stafford bring their respectively unique sound to the Sneaky Pete's basement tonight.

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  12. All you need to know about Edinburgh's first student arts festival

    Laughter, tears, improv and some Grey Goo - it's all part of the rich tapestry that is the Edinburgh Student Arts Festival. Get the skinny here.

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  13. Three men jailed for drugs and counterfeit cash ring

    Jason Forbes, Darren Hendren and Edmond Reid were arrested following a surveillance investigation into organised crime in Edinburgh.

    Three men jailed after drugs and counterfeit cash haul found

    Three men jailed after drugs and counterfeit cash haul found

    via STV NEWS
  14. Council unveils £2.5m plans for 20mph speed limits throughout the city

    The City of Edinburgh Council has unveiled detailed plans to bring in 20mph speed limits covering major thoroughfares in the city centre, west end, Stockbridge, Leith and the Southside.

    Council unveils £2.5m plans for 20mph speed limits throughout the cit

    Council unveils £2.5m plans for 20mph speed limits throughout the cit

    via STV EDINBURGH
  15. Panda & Sons is top secret drinking destination

    The Stylist Magazine has ranked Panda & Sons as one of the top 20 secret bars in the world.

    The popular Queen Street drinking haunt is uniquely disguised as a Prohibition era barber shop.

    The world's best disguised drinking holes and bars-within-bars

    The world's best disguised drinking holes and bars-within-bars

    via STYLIST MAGAZINE
  16. Fear as plane makes emergency landing

    A ryanair plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Edinburgh Airport this morning.

    Just seconds after takeoff, passengers heard loud banging as one of the plane's tyres burst.

    Emergency landing: 'People screamed' as tyre burst

    Emergency landing: 'People screamed' as tyre burst

    via SCOTSMAN
  17. STV Edinburgh officially launches YOUR channel

    Last night we had a right good celebration as we officially launched the Fountainbridge Show at the Scottish Story Centre.

    Looks like the Holyrood PR team enjoyed the evening as much as we did...

    Great night last night at the @STVEdinburgh launch party #stvedinburgh #PR http://t.co/dje4cZOe4G

    holyroodpr

    @holyroodpr
    via Twitter
  18. Majority of Scots back policy for armed police officers

    A recent poll has revealed that 53% of Scottish people would like to see armed police officers back on our streets.

    The controversial Police Scotland policy would allow a small number of officers to carry sidearms on everyday duties.

    Poll shows Scots support for armed police officers

    Poll shows Scots support for armed police officers

    via SCOTSMAN
  19. Young Fathers make the cut for IMPALA Album of the Year Award

    Following an exceptional 2014, Young Fathers have been nominated for the European Independent Album of the Year Award.

    The Edinburgh hip hop favourites are up against the likes of Twin Atlantic, Caribou, Alt-J and Aphex Twin. 16 countries are represented among the 23 nominees.

    23 albums up for European Independent Album of the Year Award

    23 albums up for European Independent Album of the Year Award

    via IMPALAMUSIC
  20. Grassmarket traders call for rethink after festive footfall plunge

    'Negative effect' of Edinburgh's Christmas blamed for Old Town footfall drop.

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