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Speedway – Cook in-form and Monarchs skid to defeat

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 10:30
Former Edinburgh Monarchs skipper Craig Cook led Glasgow to a 56-34 win over Berwick in the SGB Championship Shield at Ashfield. It was Bandits first defeat of the season but they were in touch at the halfway stage before falling to three successive 5-1 maximums. Cook’s 15-point maximum was backed up by 11 points from […]
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At the auction house – oldest golf scorecard in the world is from Musselburgh

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 10:21
Bonhams next Sporting Sale in Edinburgh on Wednesday 1 May 2019 presents Part II of The Pierre Horwitz Collection of golfing memorabilia featuring the oldest scorecard in the world. Estimated at £2,500-3,500, the card, which has been framed and mounted, dates from 2 December 1820. It shows that a Mr. Cundell played the five holes within […]
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Edinburgh Trams announce Charity of the Year

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 08:21
During 2019/20 Edinburgh Trams will make Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity their Charity of the Year. In a year when they celebrate their fifth birthday at the end of May the tram operator has already raised £12,500 for the Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home and the MS Therapy Centre Lothian. Lea Harrison, Managing Director of Edinburgh […]
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Heart of Scotland appeal launched

Sat, 04/13/2019 - 07:25
The national charity Heart Research UK launched their Heart of Scotland appeal this week with the help of a few high profile supporters. This is an appeal to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital research into how to prevent, treat and cure heart disease. People like Amy McDonald, David Moyes, Val McDermid and […]
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Gandeys Circus opens tomorrow at Sighthill Park

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:48
Direct from their winter season on the Hong Kong waterfront, Europe’s largest touring big top show, GANDEYS, is back in 2019! THE GREATEST SHOW TOUR opens in the fully-heated Big Top at Sighthill Park, Broomhouse Road, EH11 3UF, from tomorrow Saturday 13 April to Monday 22 April, for an Easter spectacular. An international cast of […]
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Seven people taken to hospital following suspected gas leak

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 16:31
Seven people have been taken to hospital after a suspected gas leak within a building at Saughton Park. The emergency services were called to Saughton Rose Park at 12:23 this afternoon. Seven people were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as a precaution. Two central heating units were disconnected by engineers. A spokesman for the Scottish […]
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Savills start new residential letting service

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:35
Savills has launched a new Residential Lettings service in Edinburgh.  Charles McCosh has been appointed head of the new team, specialising in the letting and management of flats, townhouses and family homes.  Born and educated in Edinburgh, Charles pursued his passion for property down south where he enjoyed seven years running offices in London with Marsh […]
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Bright Red Sparks award ceremony held in Edinburgh

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:12
Edinburgh Napier University’s Bright Red Sparks awards recognise innovation and services by start-ups and fledgling companies. There are six winners chosen from a shortlist of 16, with two judging rounds one of which was by external judges. The winners will share £10,000 in prize money, and winners in the Going for Growth, Bright Ideas and […]
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Head for Portobello – Beach Wheelchairs are having an open weekend

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 14:06
Portobello Beach Wheelchairs are putting on Easter Open weekends tomorrow Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 as well as next weekend Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 April from 10.00am until 4.00pm, each of those days. Their container (corner of Tumbles Car Park) will be staffed and both chairs available for use without booking in advance. Drop […]
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New homes in Fife with 5% deposit paid offer

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:50
75% SOLD AT NEW RUMBLINGWELL DEVELOPMENT AS 5% DEPOSIT PAID ON SELECTED PLOTS CONTINUES Allanwater Homes is offering 5% deposit paid on selected plots at its fast selling  Rumblingwell development in Dunfermline. Nearly 75% of the homes in the first phase are now sold. Prices are from £146,995 for the Morven two bedroom terraced villa, […]
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Hibs Community Foundation awarded grant to reduce isolation

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:33
The Hibernian Community Foundation has been awarded a National Lottery Community Fund grant of £148,500 to deliver a three-year programme aimed at reducing isolation in Edinburgh among older people. The funding will allow the project, which is participant led, to deliver a wide range of activities including IT skills, gardening, walking, cooking, music and a […]
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Teenager arrested after police officer hospitalised

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:27
A teenager has been arrested and charged after a 51-year-old police officer suffered serious leg injuries when he was struck by an off-road motorbike in Livingston on Wednesday. The officer was investigating a complaint of antisocial behaviour and  will require surgery. Chief Inspector Alun Williams, local area commander for West Lothian, said: “We have charged […]
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CCTV images released following knife attack in Leith

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 12:16
Police have released images of two men they wish to trace as they believe they may be able to assist with their ongoing enquiries into an assault and attempted robbery in Leith. The incident took place on Henderson Street at around 8pm on Monday 18th March 2019 and resulted in a man sustaining injuries from […]
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One of Scotland’s Top Personal Injury Lawyers Joins Gilson Gray

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:24
Lawyers Gilson Gray have again highlighted their commitment to growth by cherry-picking the best legal talent from across the country with the appointment of a personal injury expert. Ken Lauder joins the rapidly growing firm as a Legal Director in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Team. With over 30 years’ experience in many areas of […]
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Embrace your inner Poppins with Gavin Oattes

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:19
Edinburgh accountants Thomson Cooper are bringing a bit of fun to their annual business development seminar this year with the help of Gavin Oattes from Tree of Knowledge.   Running in Edinburgh and Dunfermline on Friday 3 May, the event promises to be an entertaining session where Gavin will share highlights from his best-selling book […]
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New consultant appointed at Scottish Hockey

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:09
Nicola Pitticas is on a mission find major sponsors for Scottish Hockey. The 32-year-old former player has joined the organisation in the newly-created role of commercial consultant. And she takes up the part-time post having previously undertaken a successful one-off fundraising project for Scottish Hockey in the run-up to the 2014 Commonwealth Games.  Pitricas was […]
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Hockey – Grange seek revenge

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 11:01
NEWLY-CROWNED Division One champions Grange seek Grand Final revenge over Grove Menzieshill after suffering heartache 12 months ago. Then, the Tayside team won 3-1 despite Irish striker Frank Ryan putting the Edinburgh side ahead. A double from Olly James and single from Cameron Golden ended the contest. Now, Grange seek a glory treble having also […]
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Stockbridge is the best place to live in Edinburgh

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 10:34
According to a guide to be published this weekend by The Sunday Times Stockbridge is the best place to live in Edinburgh. Although Edinburgh as a whole does not figure the village of Stockbridge is followed in a close second by Leith. The measures employed include employment, schools and broadband speed to culture community spirit […]
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The Shore may close to traffic this summer

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 06:40
Leith residents could enjoy more sunshine on Leith after proposals have been tabled to hand over The Shore to the public this summer. Plans are underway to close the road to traffic, including buses, for up to three months over the summer. Any closure would be limited to daytimes – but opponents say any pedestrianisation […]
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Leith Walk byelection 2019 – SNP win against strong Green opposition

Fri, 04/12/2019 - 01:31
Tonight SNP candidate Rob Munn was named new councillor for the Leith Walk Ward. This is the third time he has been elected as councillor but he said it felt very different this time round. He said : “It is quite an incredible feeling to come back so long after my first victory in 1996. […]
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