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Men’s hockey – Inverleith through to next round

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 22:41
Inverleith qualified for the next round of the Scottish Cup when they beat St Andrews University 4-1. John Martin netted a double and Murray Fotheringham and Stuart Hatton both grabbed singles. The Edinburgh side were, however, 1-0 down following a penalty corner from the students after 12 minutes. But they hit two goal to lead […]
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Police appeal for information following death of man in Musselburgh

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 18:00
Police are appealing for information following the death of a man in Musselburgh last week. The body of 25 year old Darran Everett was discovered in the town’s harbour just before 6pm on Friday 13th October. His death is being treated as unexplained and as part of their inquiries into his death, officers are appealing […]
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Speedway – Lawson still believes

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:37
Glasgow Tigers will have to wait until Friday (7.30pm) to claim a place in the final of the Knockout Cup. Thursday’s scheduled re-staging was ruled out because of the waterlogged track. Tigers are ten points adrift of Peterborough Panthers after the semi-final, first-leg in England in their bid to hold onto the trophy. Richard Lawson […]
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Field hockey – Grange face champs in top clash

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 15:04
Grange face their toughest test to date this season when they clash head-in with the side which pipped them for the title on the final day of last season. Bromac Kelburne come to the Capital as Grange place their unbeaten five-game unbeaten run on the line. The game follows last weekend’s 3-3 draw with Western […]
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Badger found having a nap in a Linlithgow house

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:39
The Scottish SPCA was alerted yesterday to a badger which was spotted in a house at Beecraigs Country Park in Linlithgow. Scotland’s animal welfare charity was called to the property after the badger had snuck into the property through the cat flap and made himself comfy on the cat bed. Animal Rescue Officer Connie O’Neil […]
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100,000 Users Milestone Celebrated by Young Scot Rewards

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:23
Young Scot Rewards reaches a landmark 100,000 in its fourth year. Over 100,000 11-26 year olds in communities across Scotland are accessing the pioneering digital programme through their Young Scot National Entitlement Card. They are rewarded with points for making choices that have a positive impact on themselves, their communities or the environment. Activities which […]
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Literary Tea in Edinburgh with Victoria Hislop

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:45
Best-selling author, Victoria Hislop to host a Literary Tea in Edinburgh Author of The Island, Victoria Hislop is to host a Literary Tea at the City Chambers on 16 November 2017 from 3.30pm – 6.30pm. Tickets are £30 and can be bought here. Ms Hislop was a sell-out attraction at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this […]
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BAM Properties and Hermes to Deliver Prime Capital Square Office Development in Edinburgh

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 11:02
BAM Properties in partnership with Hermes Investment Management, has announced that it is set to develop what is currently Edinburgh’s largest speculative office development. Upon completion, Capital Square will be a premier 122,000 sq. ft., eight-floor purpose-built office development designed to a high specification and featuring an underground car park. Centrally located in the city’s […]
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Dalkeith pupils awarded £3,000 for the charity Guide Dogs following group project

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:49
Pupils at Dalkeith High School will make a difference to someone living with sight loss after being awarded £3,000 of funding for the charity Guide Dogs following a group project. Nain Tara Raja, Louise Patterson, Millie Scally and Abby Pearson, together with teacher Amy Taylor, secured the donation after winning the prestigious Youth and Philanthropy […]
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Chill out by savouring an exotic alternative with a real kick

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:50
Riverlife has been feature at the top of Dalry Road for five years. It is surrounded by Italian, South African and Scottish restaurants and is only a few hundred yards from busy Haymarket Station. I’ve passed it many times on the bus since opening day and it was only recently a close friend suggested we […]
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Police confirm name of woman who died at property in Dumbiedykes as Moira Gilbertson

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:36
Police Scotland have confirmed the name of the woman who died at a property on Dumbiedykes Road on Saturday 14 October. She was 57-year-old Moira Gilbertson of Edinburgh. Ms Gilbertson’s death is being treated as a murder enquiry and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal. A 52-year-old man appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on […]
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How deep is your pothole?

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:55
Edinburgh had the greatest share of all Scotland’s potholes reported last year, and paid out a hefty £69,385 on compensation accord to research conducted on behalf of driver saving site Confused.com Now you can see what that pothole problem looks like here. They have produced an animated view of  the 1,413 metres of potholes (by depth) […]
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Ice hockey – Capitals cut down by Steelers

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:21
  Elite League: Edinburgh Capitals 1, Sheffield Steelers 5. Challenge Cup, Group A: Braehead Clan 3, Nottingham Panthers 5. Bottom club Edinburgh Capitals suffered their third straight Elite League defeat when they were cut down by defending champions Sheffield Steelers. The struggling Scots were 2-0 down after the first session and 5-0 behind after 34 […]
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Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council October meeting

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:23
Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council has a couple of major development sites, the Sick Kids and the Astley Ainslie, within its geographical area and they will discuss progress of both of these at their next meeting on 25 October 2017. The agenda and the minutes from the last meeting are below.    
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Name your favourite animal and design the Number 26 bus

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:23
Do you have a favourite animal? Then vote for it and you might see it on the number 26 bus on its way to Edinburgh Zoo. The number 26 goes all the way across the city from Tranent to the west of Edinburgh and drops passengers off at the front door of the zoo. There […]
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East Lothian Council likely to buy Cockenzie site

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:41
Scottish Power has confirmed that East Lothian Council is the preferred bidder to purchase the former Cockenzie Power Station site. Depute Council Leader Norman Hampshire said: “East Lothian Council believes that the former Cockenzie Power Station site presents an important opportunity for economic development and to meet the aspirations of local communities.   “News that […]
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Helpline becomes free amid cross-party calls to halt Universal Credit

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:21
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke has today announced DWP customer telephone lines will be changed to Freephone numbers. This announcement was made today while the debate on Universal Credit is proceeding in the Commons. You can watch the proceedings here. Universal Credit customer telephone lines will be the first to become […]
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Vote for the Eric Liddell Centre’s new LED lighting

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:49
Vote for the Eric Liddell Centre so that they can get a grant for some new lighting. The centre is in the running for funding from the M&S Energy Fund. In fact they are the only Edinburgh finalist, but they need your help. The monies which they have applied for would upgrade the lighting in […]
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Teenager charged in connection with theft of two high value bikes from garage in Penicuik

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:42
A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with attempted housebreaking and theft of bikes from Penicuik which took place overnight on Monday 16th October in the Windsor Crescent and Rullion Road areas. During this time the entry was forced to the garage of a property on Windsor Crescent and two high-value pedal bikes were stolen. […]
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Scottish company Cathcart Associates targets record growth through Manchester’s tech boom

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:04
Edinburgh-based Cathcart Associates is expanding into Manchester to meet the north of England demand for skilled tech staff. The company hopes this will mean a 100% increase in turnover over the next three years and will result in a turnover of £4 million by 2020. The expansion should mean that the number of employees will […]
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