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Police release CCTV image following serious assault in Leith Walk

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 19:06
Police are continuing to investigate a serious assault in the Leith Walk area which occurred at around 4.10pm on Monday 8th October 2018 outside The Central Bar. A 40-year-old man was seriously assaulted, sustaining a head injury that required hospital treatment. Officers are keen to speak to the man in the images as they believe he […]
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Autumn Tests Travel Advice

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 18:07
Rugby fans heading to watch Scotland in the Autumn Tests 2018 this month are being advised to take note of traffic and travel information. In their first match this Saturday (10 November, kick-off 2.30pm), Scotland are playing host to Fiji and tens of thousands of spectators are expected to flock to BT Murrayfield Stadium for […]
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Granton Waterfront – drop in event on Thursday afternoon

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:33
The City of Edinburgh Council have appointed Collective Architecture to consider the opportunities for Granton Waterfront. They want to develop a new vision for the area in a masterplan which will be devised by March 2019.  The planning committee will then approve it as planning guidance only. There are information stations where you can take […]
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At the Usher Hall on Monday night – Love Music choirs – get your tickets now

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 17:02
The two Love Music Choirs – the Love Music Community Choir and the Love Music Junior Choir will hold their concert next Monday 12 November 2018 at the Usher Hall. TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM Usher Hall Box Office, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA  Tel 0131 228 1155 and online Reserved seating: £7 full price, £5 seniors, disabled people and […]
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Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 16:37
Winners of Social Enterprise Awards Scotland 2018 announced The winners of Scotland’s annual awards for innovation and success in social enterprise were announced at an awards ceremony in The Scottish Parliament.   The winner of Social Enterprise of the Year 2018 is CCI Scotland, Environmental Social Enterprise was awarded to Point and Sandwick Trust and […]
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Award-winning young pianist to play Leith concert

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:24
Fergus McCreadie, the widely acclaimed pianist from Dollar in Clackmannanshire, plays the final concert in the current Jazz at St James series in Leith with his trio on 17 November 2018. The twenty-one year old Royal Conservatoire of Scotland graduate, who has just been announced as a BBC Young Jazz Musician 2018 finalist, has been making audiences and competition judges […]
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Edinburgh Airport increases charge for drop off

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 15:21
If you go to Edinburgh Airport to pick any passengers up on a regular basis you will know that you have to pay to get near the terminal. It will now cost you more from tomorrow Thursday 8 November 2018 to access the drop off area under cover.  Instead of a £1 charge there will […]
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Looking for old friends….

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 14:42
A lady called Jean who now lives in Norfolk has written to us asking for information about old family friends called Stewart who lived on Waddell Place. This was many years ago in 1945 – there was Robert, Florette and a mother who worked in the Biscuit Factory. If you know anything about them Jean […]
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Greens hit out at SNP for blocking amendments to planning bill

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:45
The Planning (Scotland) Bill is making slow progress through Holyrood at present and today the Greens claim the SNP blocked a bid to give communities the same right as developers to appeal planning decisions. They say that the campaign for equal right of appeal has the backing of dozens of community and environmental groups such as […]
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Edinburgh’s Hogmanay – PLACE programme to support street performers

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:35
The new PLACE programme announced yesterday at St Bride’s will support French street performers who are coming to the Street Party on Hogmanay. The three party financing deal among The Scottish Government, The City of Edinburgh Council and Festivals Edinburgh will pay for an international arts company to take over and reimagine segments of Edinburgh’s […]
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Remembrance Day will be marked at Merchiston Castle School with 100 pipers and drummers

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 13:14
Merchiston Castle School will mark Remembrance Sunday and the centenary of the end of the First World War with 100 pipers and drummers on the front driveway of the school in Colinton. This was the idea of one of the pupils James who is now 15. In 2014 he wrote to the Headmaster about the […]
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The Edinburgh Reporter – 30,000 articles online!

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:25
This is our 30,000th article online. Quite an achievement we think! We hope you like what you read here and if you do then perhaps you might be persuaded to think of making a small donation to The Edinburgh Reporter to help us cover our overheads and printing costs? You can do that by clicking […]
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Books – Real Women: Unheard Stories – Shakti Women’s Aid

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 12:19
Police Scotland receives a call about domestic abuse every 9 minutes. One in four women will experience domestic abuse at some point in her life. For ethnic minority women, things are made even worse by the special complications of their situation. Abuse for them may come not only from a partner or ex-partner but also […]
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What’s on – A Winter Wonderland at Jupiter Artland

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:43
How are you going to attack your Christmas shopping this year? Are you content to fight your way around the shops, getting hot and bothered? Or would you rather do your Christmas shopping in a Winter Wonderland set in one hundred beautiful acres of sculpture parkland, just 25 minutes from the centre of Edinburgh? On […]
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Win a pair of tickets to see Peter Andre in concert – in Edinburgh – #celebrating25years

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 11:09
Peter Andre is celebrating a quarter of a century in music and is bringing his 25 day tour to Edinburgh in February next year. #celebrating25years His first breakthrough came in Australia with Gimme Little Sign which got to number 3 in the charts and since then he has enjoyed a quarter of a century of […]
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Rugby – Stewarts’ Melville v Howe of Fife, Tennent’s National League, Div. 2

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 10:17
Good to be home on familiar pastures once more. It seems we can never avoid Howe as we both ‘duck and dive’ within the national league structure. Despite their lowly league position, the stats clearly show that they can score tries. A familiar looking home squad appeared on an almost sun kissed Inverleith with a […]
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King’s Theatre appoints Bennetts Associates to redevelop the Grande Old Dame of Leven Street

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:49
The redevelopment of the King’s Theatre was officially launched yesterday with the announcement that Bennetts Associates have been appointed as architects.   Capital Theatres, the charitable trust which runs the Festival and King’s Theatres and The Studio, launched the King’s Theatre Edinburgh Redevelopment Campaign with the announcement  that the architects Bennetts Associates will design the new theatre. The visualisations for […]
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Speedway – Monarchs on big screen at highlights show

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 08:18
Edinburgh Monarchs host their Home Highlights Show at a new venue, The Music Box at Edinburgh College, Sighthill, on Friday, December 7 (7.30pm). John Campbell, Monarchs’ co-promoter, said attendees would experience the very best on-track action from the 2018 season all on the big screen. Copies of the Home Highlights 2018 DVD will be available […]
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The Hoff checks in to Edinburgh

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:35
TV veteran David Hasselhoff arrived in Edinburgh today ahead of his appearance at an 80s convention this weekend. The Baywatch star is set to appear at Comic Con Scotland, taking place on Saturday and Sunday at the EICC. Other stars from the decade are scheduled to attend the convention, including cast members from films like ET, Gremlins and Ghostbusters and TV […]
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Ice hockey – Hand praises injury-hit squad

Tue, 11/06/2018 - 22:34
Tony Hand believes his injury-hit Murrayfield Racers squad put up a fantastic display against a quality Telford Tigers squad in the National Ice Hockey League, North Cup, in England. The Murrayfield men travelled with only 12 skaters due to injury and illnesss and Dundee Comets star John Dolan – who was in Birmingham for a […]
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