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Ryan Gauld says Hibs made him feel wanted

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 11:21
Ryan Gauld is determined to remind Scottish football what he’s all about and show how much he’s benefited from his time in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon. Paperwork prevented the Under-21 international from playing in Hibs’ friendly victory yesterday but he is likely to make his debut against Elgin in the Scottish Cup next Saturday. He […]
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Christmas trees needle the council’s waste department

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 10:51
It may be the second week in January but there are still loads of Christmas trees in Edinburgh. The forest of Christmas trees littering the streets of the Capital has led to dozens of complaints from residents as refuse workers struggle to keep on top of demand. The council’s waste teams are picking up Christmas trees […]
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Planning approval for Charlotte Square

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 10:48
Historic town houses to become ‘grade A’ office space Four historic town houses in the West End will be brought back into use as ‘grade A’ office space after developers were given the green lights by councillors to refurbish the listed buildings. Fordell Estates will refurbish the A-listed buildings on the west side of Charlotte […]
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Two teenagers arrested following bag snatch

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 08:36
Two teenage boys have been arrested in connection with the robbery of a 79-year-old woman’s handbag in Newtoft Street, Gilmerton, on Tuesday night. The males aged 14 and 16 will appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday. The 16-year-old has been remanded in custody until then. Inspector Graeme Nisbet said: “I want to stress this […]
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Ryan Gauld joins Hibs on-loan from Sporting Lisbon

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 08:11
Hibs have signed Scotland Under-21 international Ryan Gauld on loan from Sporting Lisbon until the end of the season. The 23-year-old made his Dundee United first-team breakthrough at the age of 16 and scored his first senior goal within a year. His performances caught the attention of Sporting Lisbon, who beat off competition from a […]
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Ice hockey – rampant Racers aiming to tame Tigers

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 08:05
Murrayfield Racers aim to maintain their unbeaten run in the Scottish National League when they host Dundee Tigers on Sunday (face-off 6pm). And it is a busy night for ice hockey elsewhere. Glasgow Clan (4pm) look to boost their play-off chances and increase the agony on Elite League bottom club Milton Keynes Lightning. Clan’s ambitious […]
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Man sentenced to 11-years for culpable homicide

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 08:02
The man responsible for the death of Alan Glancy in Edinburgh in February 2018 has been sentenced. Paul Ness, 46, was sentenced to 11 years in prison at the High Court in Glasgow, after pleading guilty to culpable homicide on 12 December 2018. Alan, aged 47, was assaulted in his home in the Port Hamilton […]
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Fishing – Empson tops podium in Rover event

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 07:02
Chris Empson won the North Berwick Rover event which opened the Bass Rock Sea Angling League’s 2019 session. He weighed in with five fish for 11lb 10oz with Barry McEwan next best with two fish for 7lb 11oz. Ryan Barnett and William Stafford tied for third with 2lb 15oz and Stuart Fairbiarn was fourth with […]
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Indoor hockey – Inverleith aim for glory double

Sat, 01/12/2019 - 06:44
Inverleith, who currently lead Division One of the Scottish Indoor Hockey League, face two of the top teams in a testing double-header at Dundee International Sports Centre on Saturday. It is the first games for clubs domestically since the Festive shutdown, but Edinburgh-based Inverleith warmed up by jetting to Hamburg in Germany last weekend for […]
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CCTV appeal following serious assault

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 17:40
Police have released CCTV images of a man they wish to trace in relation to a serious assault in the early hours of Sunday 6th January in the city centre. The incident occurred near to St Cuthbert’s Church on the corner of Princes Street and Lothian Road at around 4.30am that morning. Detectives believe the […]
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89-year-old man dies following fatal collision in Leith Walk

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 08:47
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision on Leith Walk in Edinburgh yesterday. At around 5pm last night, a black Renault Trafic van travelling towards the city centre was in collision with an 89 year old man who was crossing the road near to the junction of Crown Street. He was […]
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Letter from Scotland

Fri, 01/11/2019 - 06:23
We 62 per cent Remainers, can hardly bear to watch the Battle of Brexit going on at Westminster.  It looks like one of the great turning points in our history, fixing our relationship with the rest of Europe and perhaps the rest of the United Kingdom. And yet we are hardly part of the struggle. […]
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One in 15 motorists breathalysed was over drink driving limit

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 17:10
One in every 15 motorists breathalysed by police over the festive season was over the limit, almost double the ratio from the year before, Police Scotland has announced. Assistant Chief Constable Mark Williams said, “I am very disappointed that of the 8,632 drivers stopped and breathalysed during our Festive Road Safety Campaign, we caught 565 […]
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Comment – Heading for Brexit in 2019

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:02
by Deidre Brock MP By January I’m usually scunnered with dark nights and desperate for the warmth and optimism of Spring. This year, however, March 29 seems a bit too close for comfort, as this is the date when the unwanted beast of Brexit descends upon Scotland. It’s been casting its shadow for so long […]
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Help wildlife this winter

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:43
Winter can be a challenging season for wildlife with harsh weather, low temperatures and much less food around. Scottish Natural Heritage’s Biodiversity Manager Debbie Bassett shares a range of ways to give nature a helping hand this winter: Be a lazy gardener. Leaving some areas overgrown or filled with leaves and twigs gives insects, frogs, […]
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Plans approved for Corstorphine Hospital

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:21
Plans to convert the former Corstorphine Hospital site into housing have been approved. Objections had been raised by Edinburgh Zoo over the welfare of its giant pandas and over proposals failing to meet equality laws. Corstorphine Hospital will be converted into 76 apartments – 30 in the original listed building, 24 apartments in two new extensions […]
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AMA get permission to develop Springwell site – no affordable homes quota attached

Thu, 01/10/2019 - 10:04
The former social work centre Springwell House will be converted to 39 apartments with seven town houses in extension. But no affordable homes will form part of the scheme. Claims have been made that the council is being “held hostage” over a lack of affordable housing. Developers, AMA New Town Ltd, will not provide any […]
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UK Hospitality denies industry support for tourist tax

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 19:42
The City of Edinburgh Council was quite clear in its message following the eight week consultation it ran. It stated that there was overwhelming support for the imposition of a tourist tax in Edinburgh. It also claimed that a majority of those who responded as well as a majority of accommodation providers supported the plans. […]
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Police hunt youths after bag snatch on 79-year-old woman

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 18:36
Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in the South East of the city which happened just after 9pm on Tuesday 8th January outside the Gilmerton Library in Newtoft Street. A 79-year-old woman was walking from Drum Street on to Newtoft street towards the bus stop when three male youths approached and snatched her […]
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Five men charged with attempted murder

Wed, 01/09/2019 - 18:05
Five males, aged 16-21, have been arrested and charged in connection with an attempted murder in Musselburgh’s Delta Drive. The incident happened around 11pm on Monday, December 21, following reports of a large scale disturbance. A 25-year-old man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he was treated for serious head and facial injury. He […]
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