READ MORE - Edinburgh Jenners LIVE: updates as firefighters tackle blaze at iconic storeStores and businesses near Jenners have closed as TK Maxx on South St David Street told Edinburgh Live that they have closed and customers have been evacuated. An Edinburgh Live reporter on the scene said there was smoke pluming out of the left side of the building onto South St David Street. North and South St David Street, St Andrew Square, George Street at St Andrew Square, and Rose Street have been closed to traffic. A statement from Edinburgh police said: "South St David Street, Edinburgh, and a number of surrounding roads, have been closed to traffic and pedestrians following a building fire. (Image: Edinburgh Live)A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "The Scottish Ambulance Service is currently in attendance at a fire in the former Jenners building on Princes Street, Edinburgh, alongside The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Police Scotland.
Get the latest crime news direct to your inbox with the Edinburgh Crime and Courts newsletterA convicted gangland gunman walked free from court over a double murder bid which saw him accused of trying to ram a car off the road in Edinburgh. Marc Webley was cleared of two attempted murders after prosecutors withdrew the charges against him during his trial at the city's High Court on Wednesday. Judge Lord Fairley told Webley "I accordingly acquit you", adding: "You are free to leave the dock." Webley, then 19, along with co-accused James Tant, then 21, were sentenced at the High Court in Glasgow after pleading guilty to attempted murder. On both occasions, Webley was accused of threatening or abusive behaviour by making threats against the victim.3 months ago Edinburgh Live
Lee Johnson admits Hibs are 'very close' to where they want to be as they get set to face Rangers at Ibrox in their Premiership return. The likes of Kevin Nisbet and Aiden McGeady have picked up valuable game-time and training ground work during the break as they bid to return and hit the ground running for boss Johnson. READ MORE: Lee Johnson delivers Hibs transfer update as boss warns dead weight will be cut from 'over-inflated' squadSign up to Edinburgh Live newsletters for more headlines straight to your inboxThe Hibs boss said: “Every break acts as a natural reset. I know where we are in this phase but I also know we are very close to where we want to be. But there’s a lot of football to be played.”The January transfer window is just around the corner.1 month ago Edinburgh Live
Join your fellow Hibees and subscribe to the Football Scotland Hibs FC newsletter nowHibs got just what they wanted for Christmas as they claimed their first win in four matches by beating Livingston. The Hibees bounced back from last week's dramatic loss to Rangers at Ibrox as they took on David Martindale's side at Easter Road. The result will provide a huge boost to Lee Johnson who was desperate to see his side claim three points. The performance and positive attacking display will have impressed the Easter Road faithful as they get set to welcome Celtic next. But the manner of the dominant home victory over Livingston is surely what will please Lee Johnson the most.1 month ago Edinburgh Live
Hibs fell to another derby day defeat as VAR took centre stage at Tynecastle in a 3-0 defeat for the Leith side. It was Hearts' top scorer Lawrence Shankland who took the bull by the horns in Gorgie, pegging back Lee Johnson's men inside the first ten minutes with a top strike to open the scoring. Controversy struck in the first half with a very lengthy VAR check that eventually awarded Robbie Neilson's men a spot-kick that the Scot converted. Johnson's men have one goal more conceded than bottom-placed Ross County (32) and are joint-worst in the league with Kilmarnock and Dundee United. They have scored eleven less goals than rivals Hearts.29 days ago Edinburgh Live
An Edinburgh graphics design graduate has detailed what life is like for a digital nomad worker that has traded the traditional office space for a variety of locations around the world. Katie Macleod says that she has visited 78 different countries whilst managing to hold down a job as a freelance graphic designer. She has joined a growing group of online workers that have decided to travel whilst also carrying out their employee responsibilities. The digital nomad says that she would always prefer to stay in co-living spaces that were suited to working professionals like herself. A recent study conducted in America showed that US employees identifying as digital nomads had more than doubled since the pandemic began.3 months ago Edinburgh Live
ScotRail bosses have warned strikes set to start next month are likely to have a "severe" impact on the network. Phil Campbell, the head of customer operations at the nationalised rail firm, said: "While this dispute does not involve ScotRail staff, it will have an impact on our ability to provide services as the RMT planned action will involve Network Rail staff in Scotland. As part of the RMT strike, its members will not work overtime from from December 18 until January 2, meaning RMT members will be taking industrial action for four weeks. The strike includes crucial signalling staff, and previous strike action had left only skeleton services operating north of the border. "Working people across our class need a pay rise and we are determined to win that for our members in RMT," he said.2 months ago Edinburgh Live
Adam had a rare day off to celebrate Christmas but says that he was not able to spend it with loved ones back home. The garage owner has been involved in fighting on two major fronts and is understood to be staying on the front line until the war is over, the Daily Record reports. "We owe it to each other, to our families who have had to deal with the heartbreak of our decision to be involved in this war, to finish this and free Ukraine once and for all." Those who organised the event have described the group as "warriors from different countries, who are defending our state". The Foreign Office has warned Brits against travelling to Ukraine to fight.1 month ago Edinburgh Live