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Jet away from it all on a city break next year

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:58
Today and Jet2CityBreaks announce their Christmas Markets trips for next year from Edinburgh Airport, with dedicated trips to NUREMBURG and VIENNA going on sale today, on top of regular services to Budapest. Edinburgh travellers can now book dedicated trips to two of Europe’s winter destinations – Nuremburg and Vienna – where a Christmas wonderland awaits. Customers departing from […]
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Edinburgh Trams sign the Armed Forces Covenant

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:34
The award-winning Edinburgh Trams has shown its support for the UK’s military community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant. The company recognised the value that serving Regulars, Reservists, veterans and their families all contribute to society, and so the tram operator has pledged to employ former military personnel and their spouses and partners wherever possible. […]
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University researchers reveal their latest find

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 11:10
An unusually complex form of one of the most abundant chemical elements on Earth has been revealed in the lab for the first time. Researchers led by the University of Edinburgh created a crystallised version of nitrogen – which at normal conditions is the main constituent of air – by subjecting it to extreme pressures […]
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Edinburgh prepares for upcoming Winter

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:52
Despite the current mild turn in the weather, the City of Edinburgh Council is gearing up for whatever the winter has to throw at the Capital over the coming months. Gritters, mini tractors and ploughs are lined up and ready to go, along with 14,500 tonnes of stockpiled salt, in preparation for any snow, ice […]
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Ground-breaking Women’s Rugby deal announced by BBC Alba

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:36
An unprecedented number of women’s rugby matches will be televised over the next year thanks to Scottish Rugby reaching a ground-breaking deal with BBC ALBA. The deal includes not only the broadcast of the elite sport with women’s Six Nations coverage, but also coverage of the final of Scotland’s leading domestic competition, the Sarah Beaney […]
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Former Moderator to preach at remembrance service in Brussels

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 10:22
A Church of Scotland congregation founded in Belgium in the aftermath of the First World War will mark the centenary of the Armistice with a special commemorative Remembrance service. St Andrew’s Church was built in  Brussels in the 1920s as a mark of respect to the number of Scottish soldiers who died on the battlefields […]
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Heroin with street value of £580,000 seized in Magdalene

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:58
A man has been charged  following a significant recovery of Class A drugs in Edinburgh and Class C drugs in East Lothian. On Thursday 8th November, an intelligence-led search was carried out at an address in Magdalene Gardens, Edinburgh where over five and a half kilos of heroin was discovered within. Officers also seized £7,000 […]
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Men’s hockey – Grange looking to consolidate

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:33
Grange face Kelburne at Fettes College on Saturday (12.30) determined to consolidate their grip on pole position in Division One of the men’s national hockey league. Coach David Knipe has a five-point lead at the summit and the club have 20 points from eight matches. Former champions Kelburne, who pressed the Edinburgh club hard for […]
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Ice hockey – Racers facing another long trip

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 09:10
Murrayfield Racers face another long trip as they bid to earn their first win in the National Ice Hockey League, North Cup. Tony Hand’s men visit Hull Pirates on Sunday and the club’s director of hockey was pleased with the performance of his injury-hit squad at Telford Tigers last weekend despite the defeat. Meanwhile, Edinburgh-based […]
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Hockey – men’s Masters trials are this month

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:56
Trials for various hockey Masters teams from over 35s upwards are being held in November. The Masters 35s, 40s and 45s trials are on Sunday, November 18 at Glasgow’s National Hockey Centre from 10am to 1.30pm. Any Masters player in these age groups is welcome and this is part of the build-up to the over […]
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Neil Lennon reveals that his players are ‘raring to go’ ahead of Aberdeen game

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 08:09
Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon has revealed that his players are ‘raring to go’ ahead of tonight’s game against Aberdeen at Pittodrie. Hibs lost in the league at home for the first time in this calendar year last Saturday against St Johnstone but Lennon put the defeat and lacklustre performance down to ‘external influences’ following […]
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Letter from Scotland

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 06:27
My great uncle died in the First World War, along with 140,000 other Scottish soldiers. He was just 23 years old, a major in a gunnery unit. He was killed at the second battle of the Somme, on 25 May 1918, just months from the end of “the war to end all wars.” I wrote […]
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Millions to be invested in ew manufacturing plant for Loanhead

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 03:01
A new manufacturing plant in Loanhead will create new jobs and allow Scotland to become a world leader in a low carbon technology which will reduce emissions from off-road vehicles. The plant will grow an expected £100 million annual export business within ten years and there will be 30 new jobs initially with up to […]
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Football supporters get behind Social Bite’s Sleep in the Park

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 23:10
A partnership has been announced between Social Bite and the Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA) designed to offer a grassroots football response to the national campaign to help to see an end to homelessness in Scotland. The SFSA will campaign across the football landscape to ensure this important society issue is recognised and supported by […]
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Poetry Power to the People – Edinburgh Central Library supports new writing talent

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 22:45
Edinburgh Central Library is launching a new initiative to boost the city’s poetry powers. The monthly group will provide free advice and a friendly environment for new and more experienced writers to develop their talents.   Stewart Sanderson, the Library Advisor supporting the group, is keen to dispel some myths about poetry: “Poetry is often […]
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Ziggy’s celebrating 35 years in the business

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:23
HAPPY BIRTHDAY ZIGGYS As it celebrates an incredible 35 years in business this month, Ziggys, the dynamic rock themed diner in Murray Place, St Andrews, run by Philip and Annie Wishart since 1983, is celebrating local produce. The well beloved location for ribs, steak, fajitas and homemade burgers, as well as chicken wings, nachos and […]
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Barratt help the launch of new wheelchair service on Portobello Beach

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:04
The house builder Barratt Homes helped to launch the first beach wheelchair service in Edinburgh at Portobello recently. The specially designed three-wheeled chairs which are able to move over the sand easily are available from the newly painted and fitted out container which is their office. The container is sited in the car park at […]
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Local MSP backs the proposals on inclusive education

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 20:44
MSP for Edinburgh Northern and Leith Ben Macpherson has backed proposals for a more inclusive education system in Scotland improving the experiences of LGBTI pupils. The Scottish Government has worked on the plans since last year with Time for Inclusive Education (TIE) who not only promote an inclusive approach to sex and relationships education but […]
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EuroMillions players urged to double-check last Friday’s tickets

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 20:35
EuroMillions lottery players across the country are being urged to double-check their tickets, with whoever secured the £76.4m fortune in the draw last Friday seemingly still unaware that they are a multi-millionaire in waiting. The owner of the winning ticket matched all five main numbers in the draw, which were 5, 15, 17, 37 and 44. […]
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Neil Lennon insists reaction to Mourinho smacks of double standards

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 20:00
Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon described the reaction to Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho’s celebration after last night’s victory over Juventus as smacking of ‘double standards and hypocrisy’ when compared to coverage of his own behaviour. While many insisted that Mourinho’s action of cupping his ears toward the home supporters was banter, Lennon was vilified […]
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