Five things you need to know today
Edinburgh businesses have joined forces in a bid to become more involved in the controversial trams project. According to STV Local, representatives from thousands of organisations across the city met on Thursday to discuss their views.
Edinburgh is home to six of the most expensive properties bought in Scotland in the last five years according to new figures from an RoS survey. A property on Easter Belmont Road, near Murrayfield Golf Club, was second on the list at £4.875m. Other expensive addresses include Barnton Avenue, Belmont Drive, Oswald Road, Glasgow Road and Ettrick Road.
Edinburgh author Nicola Morgan, whom we interviewed a short while ago, started the number one trending topic on Twitter. After misreading the title of the book The Lord of the Flies as The Lord of the Files, Nicola started a #lessinterestingbooks hashtag on Twitter which was trending in the space of a few hours. Suggestions by users included: To Slightly Bruise a Mockingbird and Mediocre Expectations. Have you got any ideas? Post them here or get tweeting!
Today is Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids Day. The station’s Cash for Kids charity has teamed up with the Teenage Cancer Trust in a bid to raise a £1 million to open a Teenage Cancer Unit in the Western General Hospital. The new unit will be for young people aged 13 to 24 years and will employ specialist clinical staff to provide the very best care and support.
Edinburgh is set to get a noodle boost. Cult restaurant chain Wagamama has been given the green light by city planners to be set up on the former Bank of Scotland building on the corner of Castle Terrace and Lothian Road. However, Edinburgh Wagamama fans still have to wait for company bosses to confirm a City Centre opening.