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Latest DS Scott Cullen book now available from Amazon

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 16:56
Best selling Scottish crime fiction writer Ed James’ latest book in the DS Scott Cullen series was released this week. After a previous case got him sidelined to a drugs investigation, DS Scott Cullen of Police Scotland’s Edinburgh MIT closes in on a long-time adversary. Dean Vardy, Edinburgh’s latest drug kingpin, and notorious rapist. Every […]
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Pentlands Book Festival – Get the last (FREE!) tickets for Jackie Kay

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 15:56
Here’s an opportunity that doesn’t come along very often. Scotland’s Makar, Jackie Kay, will be speaking at Currie Community High School on Tuesday, 6th November, at 7pm. Jackie draws capacity audiences every year at events such as The Edinburgh International Book Festival, where tickets cost real money.  For this event tickets are free! The event […]
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Rugby – Stewart’s Melville 2 v Edinburgh Accies 2, Tennent’s National Reserve League, Division 2

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 15:05
While Stewart’s Melville’s first team were puting 13-man Howe of Fife to the sword at Inverleith, on the reserve pitch, their second team were entertaining Edinburgh Accies seconds in a Tennent’s National Reserve League, Division 2 match. Given the respective league positions of their first team’s, it looked like it could be an uphill struggle for […]
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Firefighters’ anguish as they prepare for their busiest night of the year

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 13:01
An experienced firefighter has told how he feared for his crew’s safety after being confronted by a baying mob in a “warzone” last Bonfire Night. Watch Manager Glynn McAffer and his firefighters had been mobilised to extinguish multiple fires in the Pilton and Craigentinny areas of Edinburgh. But they were confronted by chaos, attacked – […]
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Police make two arrests following football disorder

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 11:19
Police have made two arrests in connection with football related violence in the capital. A 26-year-old male has been charged in relation to the incident where a 70-year-old woman was struck by a bottle before the Hearts v Celtic Betfred Cup semi-final at Murrayfield last Sunday. The attack which was filmed on mobile phones and […]
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Men’s hockey – Grange fired-up for Uddingston

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 11:13
Grange face a fired-up Uddingston side in the quarter-final of the Scottish Cup at Fettes College on Sunday (2pm). The Lanarkshire side held Grange 3-3 in a recent league game after coming from 3-1 down and David Knipe, coach to the Division One champions, admitted that his men did not perform on the day. Mick […]
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At the Filmhouse – Senior Selections in November

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 10:10
This month Senior Selections which targets older audiences who might enjoy classic and contemporary cinema and then share their thoughts over a cup of tea. Tickets are £3 including tea, coffee and biscuits. Booking essential. Senior Volunteers choose the films and this month the films are as follows : Tuesday 6 November 2018 1.00pm The […]
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Boxing – Taylor continues winning run

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 07:22
Josh Taylor stopped American Ryan Martin to book a super-lightweight title shot against IBF champion Ivan Baranchyk in the World Boxing Super Series semi-final. The 27-year-old, Lothians-based fighter dominated the contest in Glasgow to extend his winning run to 14 fights. It was Martin’s first defeat in 23 outings and he lasted only seven rounds […]
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Ice hockey – Racers frozen out by Tigers

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 07:00
Murrayfield Racers have still to break their duck in the National Ice Hockey League, North Cup. They travelled to Telford Tigers and lost 9-4 but that was an improvement from their 9-1 defeat at Murrayfield only six days before that. Elsewhere, Blair Riley fired a glory treble as Elite League pace-setters Belfast Giants beat Glasgow […]
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Men’s hockey – Bean double secures Grange win

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 06:55
Dylan Bean netted a double as Grange remained in pole position in men’s Division One. The young Australian scored from open play and direct from a penalty corner in Grange’s 3-1 victory at former pace-setters Hillhead. James Nairn also added a field goal just before half-time. Hillhead replied via a penalty stroke and Grange survived […]
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Vittoria Group supporting Sleep in the Park – with pizza!

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 06:34
For the second year in a row Edinburgh’s Vittoria Group are supporting Sleep in the Park organised by charity Social Bite by serving up pizza and donating all the proceeds to the fundraiser. Vittoria will also donate over 100 pizzas to those living in temporary accommodation, hostels and emergency housing in Edinburgh. In addition the […]
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Hibs aiming for third successive SSE Scottish Women’s Cup triumph

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 06:32
Hibernian face Motherwell in the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup Final this afternoon aiming to secure the trophy for a third successive time. Captain Joelle Murray has urged the supporters of both clubs to turn out in numbers, believing it will be a great spectacle for the women’s game in this country. Motherwell were in SWPL2 last season […]
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MP joins pupils learning about underage drinking

Sun, 11/04/2018 - 06:19
MSP Christine Jardine last week joined pupils at Craigmount High School in Corstorphine to learn of the risks of underage drinking. This was cloaked in ‘Smashed’ which is a play about a group of friends who find themselves in trouble as a result of alchohol misuse. The play is part of an international programme sponsored […]
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Fishing – Loganlea make late-season offer to anglers

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 21:57
Karen Jack of Loganlea Trout Fishery is now offering any legal method, keep-what-you-catch, permits for £25. They run from 9am to 5pm. Bill Taylor, the owner of Tweeddale near Gifford, reports that catches are good with many fish landed in the 4lbs range. Floating and slow sinking lines with bloodworm and snake patterns have been […]
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A ‘Big Surprise’ for Edinburgh’s National Lottery-Funded Hero

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 20:10
  A Royal Scots veteran received a ‘big surprise’ recently when he was the subject of the National Lottery’s ‘Big Surprise’, an innovation which honours people who make a real difference to people’s lives with the help of National Lottery funding. Steven Williams, Operations Manager at Lothian Veterans Centre, was filmed at Tynecastle Park, home, […]
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Botanics announce the ‘most significant project in the history of the Garden’

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 19:47
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) has set a new project in motion which they hope will protect its unique and important plant collection. Edinburgh Biomes will provide a new visitor experience combining the Botanics’ research, horticulture, education and infrastructure facilities. It will also refurbish and rebuild its glasshouses which are such a feature of […]
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‘I’m An Idiot’ Says Levein as Hearts Crash to Defeat

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 19:46
Celtic 5 Heart of Midlothian 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Saturday 3rd November 2018 – Celtic Park Hearts succumbed to a second heavy defeat in six days to league champions Celtic after the current league leaders were demolished 5-0 on an afternoon to forget for the Maroons at Celtic Park. Two first half goals from Edouard added […]
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Deserved victory for St Johnstone against lacklustre Hibs at Easter Road

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 19:18
A late header from Joe Shaughnessy secured a deserved three points for on-form St Johnstone against a lacklustre Hibs side at Easter Road this afternoon. Neil Lennon made three changes to the starting XI that drew with Hearts on Wednesday night. Daryl Horgan, Jamie MacLaren and Emerson Hyndman replaced Vykintas Slivka, Darren Mcgregor and the […]
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Scottish Government support for Zambia

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 14:59
Local MSP Ben Macpherson is also the International Development Minister and he has today announced a package of support to assist Zambia in developing their Emergency Medical Service (EMS) and improving patient care. £50,000 is being invested in supporting the Scottish Ambulance Service to work with the Zambian health authorities. They will carry out an in-depth […]
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Hibs will treat cup final opponents Motherwell with ‘utmost respect’

Sat, 11/03/2018 - 14:46
Hibernian Head Coach Grant Scott (pictured right) insists that his players will not be taking SWPL2 champions Motherwell lightly come kick-off and knows they will have to work hard to claim the SSE Scottish Women’s Cup at Firhill tomorrow. Hibs are favourites to claim the trophy for a third year running, but Scott believes that his players will […]
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