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Nearly 1600 people informed about their partner’s abusive past

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 22:57
Nearly 1600 people have been informed about their partner’s abusive past in the three years since Police Scotland introduced the Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse in Scotland (DSDAS). Year on year the number of requests for disclosure has continued to increase, with more than 3,500 requests for disclosure made since 1 October 2015. In the […]
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Significant reduction in motorcycle crime in capital

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 20:49
Police have today praised the ongoing partnership approach to tackling motorcycle crime, following a significant reduction in offences of this nature. Operation Soteria is Edinburgh Division’s response to significant community concerns linked to the theft and antisocial use of motorcycles across the city, set up in 2016. Our approach has continued to evolve, with 2018 […]
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Witness appeal after assistant referee struck by coin at Tony Macaroni Arena

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 19:39
Police are investigating after an assistant referee was struck by an object, thought to be a coin, which was thrown from the stand at the Tony Macaroni Arena around 2.50pm yesterday during a match between Livingston and Rangers He sustained a minor injury to the back of his head and was treated at the scene. Police […]
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77-year-old woman robbed of car during ‘frightening’ attack in Gorgie

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 18:28
Police are appealing for information following an assault and robbery in Gorgie which took place around 3pm yesterday afternoon near Gorgie War Memorial Hall in Westfield Street. A 77-year-old woman was loading shopping into her red Toyota Yaris when she was approached by a man who claimed that there was a fault with her vehicle. He then […]
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Police issue E-Fit following indecent assault on cycle path

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 18:22
Police have issued an E-Fit image of a man they wish to trace as part of their ongoing investigation into an indecent assault which took place between 5.35am and 6am on Monday 10th September. A 27-year-old woman was on the cycle path that runs across Roseburn Terrace, as she made her way from the Drylaw area […]
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#ECW18 – Get your wristbands at the ready for Edinburgh Cocktail Week

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 17:46
This month there is a whole week devoted to cocktails. This will involve tasting, sampling, learning how to make sophisticated drinks and having a bit of fun in the Cocktail Village or in one of the 80 bars around Edinburgh. Get your wristbands here on the Edinburgh Cocktail Week website. Here are just some of […]
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Three remanded in custody for pickpocketing in city centre

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 17:20
Three people have been arrested and charged in connection with pickpocketing in the city centre which took place on Monday 24 September in and around the Castlehill area. A 39-year-old man, and two women, aged 34 and 46, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday 28th September and were remanded in custody. They are expected to appear […]
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Edinburgh Leisure encourage exercise in early years

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 14:31
Edinburgh Leisure encourages you to start early with children and exercise. They say i’t’s never too early to start getting active!’ Check out Edinburgh Leisure’s Young Explorer soft play membership Inspire kids to get the active habit. With Edinburgh Leisure’s Young Explorer soft-play membership, children get to sample the world of sport and fitness from […]
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Now here’s a job for you – become a futurist for Edinburgh

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:46
Marketing Edinburgh have just launched a search for three inquisitive explorers to become official futurists for the city, on behalf of the 2050 Edinburgh City Vision campaign. Job applications open today for Edinburgh locals aged 18 and over, with the lucky candidates securing what might be one of the most exciting, and unusual research jobs […]
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One Lochrin Square now fully let

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 11:27
The ‘defurbished’ office builting created at One Lochrin Square specifically for the city’s growing tech and entrepreneurial communit is now completely let after the major co-working hub took some extra space. Spaces, the successful co-working brand born in Amsterdam, let a further 15,610 sq ft of office space at the recently refurbished development in Edinburgh’s […]
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Missing teenage girl found safe and well in Edinburgh

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 08:59
A 15-year-old girl who has been missing for more than a week has been found “safe and well” in Edinburgh after being spotted on CCTV. Courtney Booth was reported missing at about 23:00 BST on 22 September after failing to return home to her family in Stainforth, Doncaster. South Yorkshire Police said she was found in the […]
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Love Golf? Keep in the swing this winter with Edinburgh Leisure

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 08:01
Unlimited monthly winter-golf for just £21 per month For die-hard golf fans, who want to keep in the swing of it, even during the winter months, buying Edinburgh Leisure’s ‘winter golf membership’ just got easier and can now be bought online for the first time. With minimal use of winter greens and no mats, it’s […]
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Man seriously injured during ‘altercation’ in West Richmond Street

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 07:56
A police investigation is underway after a man was left in a serious condition following an “altercation” in West Richmond Street which took place around 2am on Sunday morning. The injured man is currently being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary whilst detectives  appeal for witnesses. Police Scotland Detective Inspector Bob Campbell said: “As part of the ongoing enquiry […]
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Ruth Davidson calls for Tories to go ‘back to their principles’

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 06:56
The leader of the Scottish Conservatives and Central Edinburgh MSP, Ruth Davidson, will address the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham. She will use the opportunity to back Theresa May, the Prime Minister. She is expected to say : “As we approach these crucial few weeks and months, we need to go back to our Conservative […]
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Ice hockey – Racers claim weekend double

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 21:49
Murrayfield Racers won back-to-back at the weekend as they continued their campaign in the Scottish National League. The Capital combine edged Kirkcaldy Kestrels 3-2 in Fife after leading 3-1 early in the third session. And they repeated that final score again on Sunday night at home to Aberdeen Lynx. Elsewhere, Fife Flyers moved into second […]
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Neil Lennon delighted that Martin Boyle is linked with international call-up

Sun, 09/30/2018 - 15:37
Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon is delighted that winger Martin Boyle is attracting attention from both Australia and Scotland. Boyle has scored two goals and provided five assists from his 13 games this term was on great form in Tuesday’s Betfred Cup quarter-final against Aberdeen, creating a number of chances and seeing two goals disallowed. Australia’s […]
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