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Royal wedding invitation for defibrillator champion

The woman behind a project to install public access defibrillators in Edinburgh has been invited to the royal wedding.

Lynn Cleal, who leads the St John and the City project, has helped the charity install more than 135 defibrillators across the city, some of which have already saved lives.

She will now attend the celebrations at Windsor Castle next month for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Ms Cleal is one of 2500 people from around the UK specially invited to watch the arrivals of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and see the start of the carriage procession.

She said: "I am absolutely delighted to be invited to the royal wedding - I'm still in shock at hearing the news.

"I'm very proud to be there as a representative for the city of Edinburgh and the team at St John Scotland."

Ms Cleal was nominated by the Queen's representative in Edinburgh, Lord Lieutenant Frank Ross.

He said: "Lynn is very deserving of the nomination and I hope she has a fantastic day to remember.

"As an inspiring volunteer, she works tirelessly to help St John Scotland's life-saving work with the St John and the City project.

"Lynn will be a great ambassador for Edinburgh at the royal wedding and I hope she enjoys a happy day of celebrations - she certainly deserves it."

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In Dunbar today they are stone-stacking in the sun

The Edinburgh Reporter - 6 hours 41 min ago
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The Edinburgh Reporter - 8 hours 29 min ago
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Lynn’s off to the Royal Wedding!

The Edinburgh Reporter - 13 hours 47 min ago
Well done Lynn! Lynn Cleal has been the inspiration behind the St John and the City defibrillator project which aims to put the life-saving devices in as many locations around Edinburgh as possible. Now her hard work as the fundraiser for St John is being rewarded with an invitation to the Royal Wedding next month […]
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Violence warning ahead of 'momentous' Hibs v Celtic match

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - 14 hours 11 min ago

Extra police officers have been drafted in for Saturday's Scottish Premiership match between Hibs and Celtic.

A warning has been issued to fans ahead of the game at Easter Road, which could see Celtic clinch the league title.

Extra officers have been drafted in to deal with violence and antisocial behaviour.

Fans will also be searched and have been told not to attend the sell-out match at 12.30pm if they don't already have a ticket.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Following the game, a robust police presence will be in place throughout key areas of the city to deter incidents such as antisocial behaviour and violence."

Chief inspector Alan Carson added: "We are fully aware of the significance of this match, in terms of the potential for Celtic to clinch the Premiership title and also in terms of European qualification for Hibs. It's also momentous in relation to managers and players returning to their former clubs.

"There will undoubtedly be an electric atmosphere within Easter Road and we want to ensure this is an enjoyable experience for all those in attendance.

"With that in mind, please behave appropriately and make sure your actions do not put yourself or others at risk.

"Entry to the match will be by ticket only. The Celtic allocation is sold out and the message is simple - if you don't have a ticket, don't come to the game."

'We are fully aware of the significance of this match, in terms of the potential for Celtic to clinch the Premiership title and also in terms of European qualification for Hibs.' Chief inspector Alan Carson

He continued: "You will be searched on approach to the stadium and asked to show your ticket prior to arriving at the turnstiles. When any stand reaches capacity the turnstiles will be closed - no one else will be permitted entry.

"Alcohol, weapons and flares are strictly forbidden and, should you be found in possession of these, you will be refused entry to the match and arrested.

"I would take the opportunity to remind all supporters of the drinking byelaw that exists in Edinburgh which will very much be enforced.

"There will be a significant police presence to make sure everyone is kept safe and disruption to the rest of the city is kept to a minimum."

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Mobile liver screening unit will be at The Mound on Tuesday

The Edinburgh Reporter - 14 hours 12 min ago
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Royal wedding invite for life-saving Lynn

City of Edinburgh Council - 14 hours 47 min ago
The driving force behind a life-saving project to install public access defibrillators in Edinburgh has been invited to the Royal Wedding.
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Man charged after 'robbery involving gun' at shop

A man has been charged after an alleged gun robbery at a shop.

The raid is said to have happened at Scotmid in Walter Scott Avenue in Edinburgh.

A three-figure sum of cash was stolen after a handgun was allegedly used to threaten the workers at 7.20pm on Sunday.

A 42-year-old man is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Detectives would like to thank the public for their support during the investigation."

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The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:39
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