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In Dunbar today they are stone-stacking in the sun

6 hours 42 min ago
  The European Stone Stacking Championship takes place on 21 and 22 April 2018 in Dunbar. The competition features various categories of competition including; Most Stones Balanced one on top of the other Kids competition Balance against the clock Most artistic balance   Photos courtesy of Jon Savage Photography t 07762 580971
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‘Outstanding’ Hibs spoil Celtic’s championship party

8 hours 30 min ago
Hibs produced a ‘outstanding’ performance to deny champions elect Celtic from securing the league title at Easter Road this afternoon. Head Coach Neil Lennon made two enforced changes to the starting X that drew with Ross County two weeks ago. Steven Whittaker replaced the injured Darren McGregor whilst Danny Swanson took over from Scott Allan in […]
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Fishing – Cramond chair welcomes new fish pass

9 hours 1 min ago
Adam Cross, chairman of Cramond Angling Club, has welcomed the opening of the Fair a Far weir fish pass. Cross and a number of committee members were present at the event in late April on the grass next to the old mill buildings. There The River Forth Fisheries Trust detailed their involvement in the scheme. […]
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Lynn’s off to the Royal Wedding!

13 hours 48 min ago
Well done Lynn! Lynn Cleal has been the inspiration behind the St John and the City defibrillator project which aims to put the life-saving devices in as many locations around Edinburgh as possible. Now her hard work as the fundraiser for St John is being rewarded with an invitation to the Royal Wedding next month […]
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Mobile liver screening unit will be at The Mound on Tuesday

14 hours 13 min ago
Mobile liver screening unit will visit Edinburgh to boost early diagnosis of liver disease Dundee residents are being urged by the British Liver Trust to ‘get on board’ the Love Your Liver mobile screening unit to help prevent them joining the growing number of liver disease cases in Scotland.  Most liver disease is preventable and the charity will be at […]
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Fat Friends The Musical – meeting Kay Mellor

17 hours 7 min ago
Kay Mellor is an award-winning writer for stage and TV. She is the mastermind who wrote Band of Gold, and now she has adapted the very popular Fat Friends as a musical along with music by Nicholas Lloyd Webber. Kay said that Josh Andrews who produces the show initially approached her to do the book […]
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Treasures at the City Chambers – the mace

17 hours 22 min ago
No, by treasures we are not talking about councillors here. But there are some real treasures at the City Chambers both old and new. The City Chambers as a building is fascinating since it ranges over 11 storeys right down to Cockburn Street where you could see the Marvel crew last year creating a very […]
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Edinburgh’s Cheeky Chompers win Queen’s Award

22 hours 42 min ago
Cheeky Chompers based in Edinburgh has been given a Queen’s Award for Enterprise : International Trade 2018 which is the highest business award in the UK. The company established by Julie Wilson and Amy Livingstone was featured on Dragons Den just after they set up in 2013 sells an expanding product line of stylish and […]
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Speedway – Monarchs hit the skids

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:39
Championship Shield: Edinburgh Monarchs 41, Glasgow Tigers 48 Edinburgh: Ricky Wells 10, Max Ruml 6, Mark Riss 6, Joel Andersson 1, Erik Riss 11, Matt Williamson 1, Josh Pickering 6 Glasgow: Richie Worrall 13, Lewis Kerr 6, Paul Starke 6, Claus Vissing 8, Chris Harris 8, Jack Thomas 0, James Sarjeant 7 Richie Worall powered […]
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Hibs’ Ladies expecting tough test against unbeaten Celtic at East Kilbride

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:25
Hibs’ Ladies are looking to regain their position at the top of the Scottish Building Society SWPL this weekend with a victory over Celtic. The game kicks off at 14:00 this Sunday  at the K-Park Training Academy, East Kilbride.     Hibernian’s current caretaker Head Coach, Grant Scott told the club website: “It’s always a tough […]
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Police release CCTV images following Dalkeith break-in

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:17
Police are continuing to investigate a theft by housebreaking which took place at Sheriffhall Café, Campend Farm in Dalkeith at around 4.15am on Wednesday 21st February 2018. The cash register and contents were stolen from the cafe. Officers have today released images of a male that officers believe may be able to assist them with their […]
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New Deals for Hearts Pair Cochrane and McDonald

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:21
Hearts have announced new deals for teenage starlets Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald. Both have made an impact since breaking through to the Hearts first team this season with Cochrane scoring his first senior Hearts goal in the 4-0 thrashing of champions Celtic in December and McDonald setting up both Hearts goals in a 2-0 […]
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Ice hockey – Capitals confirm loss of ice contract

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:12
Edinburgh Capitals yesterday (FRI) confirmed the loss of their bid for ice time at Murrayfield next season. The announcement on Capitals website follows news that Racers Leisure Ltd have secured ice time at the rink for next season. Edinburgh Capitals statement reads: “Edinburgh Capitals have lost their bid for ice time at Murrayfield Ice Rink. […]
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Scottish SPCA appeal after cat abandoned in Livingston

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:48
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was abandoned in a cat carrier at the side of a road in Livingston. Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted after the male cat was discovered on Firbank Grove in East Calder on Tuesday (17 April). The feline is now in the care of the […]
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Speedway – Courtney seeks silverware

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:33
Scott Courtney was thrilled with the efforts of his Berwick Bandits team in their opening night win over Glasgow Tigers. And team manager Courtney is looking for an action replay when arch rivals Newcastle Diamonds visit in the first leg of the Tyne/Tweed Trophy on Saturday. Tapes go up for this clash at 6.30pm and […]
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Yoga anyone? Edinburgh Yoga Festival is back

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:40
Edinburgh’s Yoga Festival returns with a focus on workplace wellbeing from 11th-20th May 2018 Stress-relieving, anxiety-reducing, mental-health improving and mood boosting yoga is coming to Edinburgh with the arrival of the 3rd annual Edinburgh Community Yoga Festival. The organisers say that mental health issues, along with back pain, are the two most common causes of employees […]
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Letter from Scotland

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:32
Suddenly we are a different country.  Winter has gone and a glorious spring has arrived.  We are basking in sunshine. The beastly wind from the East has given way to mild westerlies. The temperature here in Edinburgh is 18 degrees Celsius and a searing 21 degrees in Aberdeenshire. The daffodils have thrown caution to the […]
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Review: Fat Friends the Musical ****

Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:01
  Some of the recent shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse that I have reviewed for The Edinburgh Reporter have been American High School orientated. While they’ve mostly been enjoyable I have to say I can’t really relate to such a genre. However, this week sees Fat Friends The Musical arrive in the capital for a […]
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Exercise is good for you – but where are the best gyms?

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:31
We all know we should exercise more and that it is a very good thing to do, whatever age you are. Now choosing where to go and what to do has just become much easier. The best independent places to burn the calories have been illustrated with this lovely map, showing Crossfit, yoga, boxing and […]
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Field hockey – students in late slip-up

Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:03
Division One (men): Hillhead 2, Edinburgh University 2 Edinburgh University are thinking what might have been as they led 2-0 going into the last ten minutes of their crucial Division One basement clash at Hillhead. Goals by Jack Jamieson and Kevin Wong looked to have set them up for a huge win on Thursday. But […]
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