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Witness appeal following armed robbery in Bathgate

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 20:07
A police investigation is underway after a cashier was threatened by a man armed with a meat cleaver during a robbery at a bookmakers shop in Hopetoun Street, Bathgate around 7.20pm on Friday 2nd November. More than £100 and a Scottish Poppy Appeal tin were stolen after a female workers were targeted by a man who had […]
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The Queen’s Hall is 40

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:54
In 2019 it will be 40 years since the Queen’s Hall became one of Edinburgh’s favourite music venues. Since then many musicians and other acts have graced the stage there and entertained audiences. Chair of the Board Nigel Griffiths introduced some of the programme for the year at an event this morning when Blue Rose […]
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Grant Scott hails ‘terrific’ performance from players in SSE Scottish Cup victory

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:54
Hibernian Ladies Head Coach Grant Scott described the players’ performance in yesterday’s superb 8-0 victory over Motherwell to secure the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup as ‘terrific’. Jamie-Lee Napier scored a hat-trick, Abi Harrison scored twice before going off with an injury whilst Lauren Davidson and Cailin Michie both scored one each. The remaining strike was an […]
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Prestigious award for Edinburgh doctor

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:29
One of Scotland’s most dedicated health care professionals has had her contribution to the field recognised at the annual Scottish Health Awards 2018. Dr Caroline Calvert, a partner at Bruntsfield Medical Practice in Edinburgh, has been awarded the ‘Doctor Award’ for her commitment and passion to her job and providing excellent NHS care for people […]
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What’s on – The Christmas Oratorio – The Ludus Baroque

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 19:01
The Christmas Oratorio by JS Bach will be performed by the Ludus Baroque at Greyfriars Kirk on 14 December 2018 at 7pm. Richard Neville-Towle, artistic director of Ludus Baroque, explains that the named roles, including angels, saints and mortals, will be vividly identified in the production. He said: “The traditional way of performing the oratorio […]
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At the Usher Hall – cinema with a live orchestra

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 18:43
The Senbla Concert Orchestra will provide the orchestral backdrop to British Christmas cinematic classic, Love Actually at the Usher Hall in early December. The RSNO is also performing there on two evenings with music from the movies and a special Christmas concert. Directed by Richard Curtis and originally released in cinemas in 2003, Love Actually […]
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Join in some festive fun with Edinburgh Leisure’s Santa

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 16:03
Join in some festive fun with Santa and work off those mince pies Santa’s been in training for his busiest time of year by paying a visit to Edinburgh Leisure’s soft plays and venues, burning off his excess energy and all those calories he’s going to consume this December. He’s been spotted practising his descending […]
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Alex and Daniela dive into their new holiday home

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:58
Alex and Daniela Vickers own a swimming pool business down south, but they came north to Scotland to find their dream holiday home at the 5 star Kenmore development. Living in an urban environment like Edinburgh has its advantages, especially when you are still one of the working population, but sometimes you just want to […]
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Marketing for the largest city centre site ‘progressing well’

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 13:16
At the beginning of October the site where the Royal Bank of Scotland used to be on Dundas Street was put up for sale. It is now called New Town North and extends to almost 6 acres, or the size of six football pitches. That analogy is interesting as there used to be a football […]
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Remembrance and a link with Balerno

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 10:56
One winter night during the First World War, August von Hagen, a young Artillery officer, climbed out of his trench near Verdun. Clutching a bottle of schnapps, he walked into No Man’s Land. From the French trenches a short distance away, Emile Barbier, a young Artillery officer, climbed out of his trench and walked towards […]
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Speedway – Bandits shock as club is put up for sale

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 09:18
Berwick Bandits are for sale and owners Scott and Jamie Courtney say work and family pressures have prompted the decision. Scott said: “Since 2016 Berwick speedway has come first, but given the amount of time we had to spend away from our young families and businesses, Jamie and I felt that we needed to re-evaluate […]
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Young filmmaker wins at BAFTA Britannia in LA

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 08:48
Gavin Laing, an award winning Scottish writer, producer and director was honoured at the BAFTA Britannia Awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles last week. The Britannia Awards are BAFTA’s biggest event outside of the UK. The event is hosted to honour and celebrate the careers of exceptional members of the entertainment industry. This year […]
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At the Georgian House – an Enlightenment drama to brighten the winter evenings

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 08:44
Ben Harrison is an award winning director and playwright who has created a play especially for the Georgian House on Charlotte Square. The play will open on 14 November and will run until 5 January 2019. This will be an immersive production using the whole house as a stage upon which the Enlightenment will be […]
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Former Hibs’ player Johnny Graham dies aged 73

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 08:38
Former Hibs’ player Johnny Graham sadly passed away on 31 October aged 73. Willie MacFarlane signed Johnny signed for Hibs from Falkirk for a reported £22,000 in November 1969 and he scored twice on his debut, a 3-1 victory over Airdrie at Easter Road. He scored another double in his next home match against Dunfermline […]
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Council’s A boards ban comes into effect from today

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 08:26
The council’s A boards ban comes into force today. No A boards or other advertising structures including upright flags or bicycles used for advertising are allowed on the city’s streets anywhere – not just in the city centre. On Thistle Street they have a novel solution : they have stencilled some ‘signposts’ at the end […]
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Speaking to Daniel Johnson MSP

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 06:36
I went to meet Daniel Johnson MSP to catch up with him about what is on the agenda for him or his constituents in Edinburgh Southern. His constituency office is in Comiston Road in a parade of shops. He likes being in the area. He explained : “There is a strong sense of community in […]
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Alan Cumming arrives at the BAFTAs in style

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 22:42
Alan Cumming received an Outstanding Contribution to Film & Television award at the Scottish BAFTAs tonight. We know he arrived in Scotland yesterday as his regular Saturday night on Broadway Instagram slot featured his Mum somewhere in his homeland. Today, he stepped out in style in a red tartan dinner suit  when he arrived at the […]
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Edinburgh is among top greenest cities in the world

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 22:00
According to the Green Cities Index 2018, Edinburgh is at number five based on the percentage of green space per resident. Beaten by Prague, Hamburg, Madrid and Vienna Edinburgh has 99.38 square metres of green space for each of its residents. It is also listed in the top 15 Park Destinations in the world and […]
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Men’s hockey – Coultas at double for Grange

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 21:34
Grange stayed on course for a league and cup double with a convincing 4-1 win over Uddingston to move into the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup. The sides were locked at 1-1 at the break before Dan Coultas netted twice and Todd Mills also scored to complete the victory. Edinburgh University joined Grange in the […]
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Witness appeal after Remembrance Garden vandalised

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 17:45
A police investigation is underway after the Remembrance Garden at Princes Street Gardens East near the Scott Monument was vandalised. Minor damage was caused to wooden crosses and a sign within the poppy garden sometime between midnight on Friday November 2 and 9am on Saturday November 3 The Garden of Rememberance was opened by the Lord Provost […]
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