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Plans for extension to new school lodged

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 21:20
Boroughmuir High School was one of the flagship new high schools built during the last council administration and only opened last year. Now plans for an extension to the new school designed by Allan Murray Architects have been drawn up as the £31m facility has already been found to be too small. The new Boroughmuir […]
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#NYCTW2019 Piper Louise Marshall played her heart out for Billy

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 19:51
Louise Marshall, official piper to the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh and Hibernian Football Club paid a flying visit to the Big Apple for the Tartan Day Parade on Saturday. After arriving late on Friday night she entertained the crowds all the way up Sixth Avenue before playing for the Grand Marshal Sir […]
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Naismith injury setback for Hearts

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:58
In a season plagued by injury Hearts have been dealt yet another blow with the news Steven Naismith has had more surgery on a cartilage injury meaning the on-loan Norwich City striker will be out for around 8 weeks. It’s the second long-term injury to affect the Scotland striker this season but Hearts manager Craig […]
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Man arrested after Hibs player allegedly subjected to racial abuse

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:51
A 38-year-old man has been arrested after Hibs’ midfielder Marvin Bartley was allegedly racially abused during the derby involving Hearts and Hibs on Saturday. Hearts have condemned the alleged incident which took place as the player was warming up at Tynecastle during Hibs’ derby victory on Saturday. Bartley is a cult figure amongst the Hibs’ […]
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Renewed witness appeal following fatal collision in Broxburn

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:33
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding a fatal collision in West Lothian. Shgufta Iqbal, 56, died after she and a 72-year-old were knocked down by the lorry in East Mains Street in Broxburn on Friday. Ms Iqbal was pronounced dead at the scene. The other woman was taken to St John’s Hospital for treatment […]
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Penicuik man sentenced for domestic abuse

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 17:24
A man who assaulted a woman over an 11-year-period has been sentenced to two years and eight months in prison.  John McAdam, aged 53, subjected the victim to a series of domestic assaults between 2006 and 2017 in the Midlothian and Scottish Borders area. He pled guilty and was convicted on Monday, March 11, at […]
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Wardie Bowling Club raising funds for their community

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 14:20
Last year Wardie Bowling Club chose Granton Youth Centre as their nominated charity. At their annual charity race night they raised £2400 for the Centre which was matched by Lloyd’s Bank own charitable scheme. The Centre asked the young people what they would like the money to be be spent on, and they decided it […]
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Give your young ones the active habit with a free coaching taster

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 11:19
Get your kids working off those chocolate eggs with a free coaching taster session at the Biggest Club in Town on Easter Sunday. It’s never too early to get your child active for life by starting them young and Edinburgh Leisure is offering a free children’s coaching session at Jack Kane Sports Centre on Sunday, […]
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Andrew Marr – art exhibition at Summerhall this month

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:57
Who would have known that Andrew Marr, that prolific writer, broadcast journalist and master of the television interview, was such a talented painter? Not only has he written two books on the subject – A Short Book About Painting (2017) and A Short Book About Drawing (Quadrille 2013)) but he is currently showing his work under […]
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Easter Egg Hunt begins today in Edinburgh city centre

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 10:28
Essential Edinburgh, the city centre business improvement district organisation, has organised an Easter Egg Hunt involving city centre businesses – and it begins today. There is a £500 Edinburgh Gift Card to win along with discounts and other prizes if you find ten specially designed Easter eggs. The golden egg worth £500 is valid at […]
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Saxophonist’s four concerts celebrate Queen’s Hall’s fortieth anniversary

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 09:25
Saxophonist Tommy Smith plays the first of four concerts he is due to give as part of the Queen’s Hall’s fortieth anniversary celebrations this year when he recreates his 1996 recording Beasts of Scotland with a specially assembled sextet on Thursday 18 April. Smith, who was appointed OBE for services to jazz and education in […]
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Thistle Awarded £4,000 to train wellbeing volunteers

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 09:18
Leading Edinburgh-based health and wellbeing charity, Thistle, has been awarded £4,000 by John Lewis and Partners. The money will be used to train volunteers who have a long-term health condition such as diabetes, arthritis, MS or depression to support others who are struggling with the diagnosis of a long-term condition. Following training, volunteers will be […]
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Matthew Read Trio at the Jazz Bar

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 09:16
Matthew Read Trio (MRT) features Matthew Read on double bass, Benedict Wood on guitar and Arthur Newell on drums and they will play The Jazz Bar next month. Formed in 2015, the trio brings together three like-minded approaches to music making, creating an exciting new performance every time they play. Drawing influence from the bands […]
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Our April issue

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 08:19
Our newspaper hits the streets on the first of the month. You will find it in all city libraries, all branches of Farmer Autocare and city centre hotels, businesses and cafés. There is a supply at places like the Leith Walk Police Box Pop up space, Broughton Place Hair & Beauty and St Bride’s Community […]
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Three arrested following disorder at Edinburgh derby

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 07:51
Three men have been arrested following disorder at Tynecastle during the Edinburgh derby on Saturday. The 12.30pm kick off was delayed after a pyrotechnic was thrown onto the pitch whilst further smoke bombs were set off by fans of both sides during the game and a coconut was also thrown on to the field. A […]
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Ice hockey – Sad Scots frozen out of play-offs

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 00:42
Elite League, play-off, quarter-final: second-leg: Glasgow Clan 0, Guildford Flames 5 (agg: Clan 3, Flames 7); Nottingham Panthers 3, Fife Flyers 0 (agg: Nottingham 6, Fife 3) No Scottish teams are now left in the Elite League play-offs after defeats to Glasgow Clan and Fife Flyers. Clan bowed out of the Elite League play-offs after […]
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Hockey – Grange keep treble alive

Mon, 04/08/2019 - 00:33
Grange play Dundee-based Grove Menzieshill in the play-off final in Glasgow on Saturday after beating Uddingston 4-1 at Fettes to keep their treble dream alive. Frank Ryan netted a double for the newly-crowned league champions, who are also in the Scottish Cup Final, with Dan Coultas and Todd Mills also netting while Grove edged Western […]
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Johnstone claims a better future is Green

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 23:10
‘The Scottish Greens Will Deliver a Better Future’ Scottish Greens Parliamentary Co-Leader Alison Johnstone MSP brought the party spring conference in Edinburgh to a close yesterday afternoon by telling delegates that only the Greens are willing to take the bold action needed to secure a better future for us all. On Europe, Climate and our […]
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Speedway – Bandits win double-header

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 21:32
Berwick Bandits earned a SGB Championship Shield double over near neighbours Newcastle Diamonds. The Borders club won 51-39 on Sunday with Steve Worrall, Thomas Jorgensen and Max Clegg top scoring for Diamonds with nine points each. Best for Berwick was Nikolaj B Jakobsen with 14 points and the visitors celebrated winning four points on the […]
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Homeless shelter voted great success

Sun, 04/07/2019 - 20:49
A Church of Scotland congregation in Edinburgh has converted one of its buildings into a care shelter for up to 75 rough sleepers. It provides a safe haven for men and women who are more accustomed to sleeping in doorways and graveyards thanks to a £220,000 refurbishment. The wooden pews have been removed and replaced […]
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