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Woman robbed at ATM in Restalrig

The Edinburgh Reporter - 1 hour 18 min ago
Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery which took place around 5.55pm yeterday outside the Scotmid on Restalrig Road South. A 33-year-old woman had withdrawn cash from the ATM when she was approached by one of two men who had been standing nearby. The man threatened the woman and stole a two-figure sum of money […]
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Woman robbed as she uses cash machine in Edinburgh

The 33-year-old was attacked on Saturday afternoon on Restalrig Road South in Edinburgh.
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'Despicable' thief threatened and robbed woman at ATM

A woman was threatened and robbed after withdrawing money from an ATM in Edinburgh.

The 33-year-old female victim was targeted at around 5.55pm on Saturday outside the Scotmid store on Restalrig Road South.

After withdrawing the cash, she was approached by one of two men who had been standing nearby.

The thief, who had his lower face covered, threatened the woman before making off with a two-figure sum of money in the direction of Sleigh Drive.

The second man, who did not speak to the victim, headed in the same direction shortly after.

'This was a despicable incident which saw a woman on her own targeted as she withdrew money from a cashpoint' Detective sergeant Iona Cory

Detective sergeant Iona Cory of said: "This was a despicable incident which saw a woman on her own targeted as she withdrew money from a cashpoint.

"This is being treated with the utmost seriousness and a robust investigation is currently underway to trace these men, supported by local officers who will be conducting increased high visibility patrols in this area for the coming days.

"The area was busy with pedestrians and motorists at the time and, as part of our ongoing enquiries, I'd ask anyone who may have witnessed this, anyone who may have seen the men in the area or any motorists who captured them on dashcam footage, to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

If you have any information that could help, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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SWPL Cup: Holders Hibernian face Hearts in first round

Hibernian will play Edinburgh rivals Hearts when they begin their defence of the SWPL Cup next month.
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Scottish Book Trust names ten recipients of the New Writers Award

The Edinburgh Reporter - 3 hours 23 min ago
Half of those being given the tenth annual New Writers Award by Scottish Book Trust today are Edinburgh authors. Alice Tarbuck, Bobby Finn, Angela Drinnan, Ross McCleary and Rachel Rankin will all get financial support to help them publish their first books. The New Writers Awards provide a selection of talented writers who have not […]
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Edinburgh pensioners could lose £7,000 a year

The Edinburgh Reporter - 3 hours 47 min ago
SNP MSP SLAMS TORIES FOR ‘SNEAKING OUT’ CHANGES TO PENSIONCREDIT Gordon Macdonald MSP slammed the Tory government atFMQs this week, for ‘sneaking out’ changes to state pensions, which could affect older couples in Edinburgh by as much as £7,000 per year. Changes to benefits for mixed-age couples – which will be introduced from 15 May […]
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Celebrating Burns in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - 3 hours 52 min ago
Here we round up some news about ways of celebrating Rabbie Burns for you around the capital. Burns&Beyond The world’s biggest Scotch brand Johnnie Walker and event organisers Unique Events announced a partnership for the brand-new Burns & Beyond Festival, presenting a packed programme of free and ticketed events throughout Edinburgh city centre next week.  […]
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Eco friendly office hub is taking shape

The Edinburgh Reporter - 6 hours 38 min ago
NEW ECO FRIENDLY OFFICE HUB STARTS TO TAKE SHAPE FOR KINROSS BASED WEBSTER GROUP The cutting edge, eco friendly office Headquarters being built by the Kinross-based Webster Group to house all its business interests in the one location, is emerging, with foundation block work currently going in at the site at Bridgend Industrial Estate. Glulam […]
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Hearts v Livingston: Olly Lee's memories of Dalglish, Shearer, Robson & Keegan

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 23:33
Football giants such as Kenny Dalglish, Alan Shearer, Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan have loomed large in the life of Hearts' midfielder Olly Lee.
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Hibs cruise through to Scottish Cup fifth round

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 21:11
Hibs cruised through to the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Elgin City at Easter Road this afternoon. Neil Lennon’s side totally dominated throughout and could easily have won by a larger margin. New signing Ryan Gauld started the game and was unlucky not to score with an early header […]
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Holiday at home with a luxury lodge and golf at Taymouth

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 20:41
Staking its claim as one of Scotland’s most exclusive and desirable Holiday Home destinations is Taymouth Village, situated on the five star Mains of Taymouth Country Estate & Golf Course at Kenmore.  Luxury lodges, from top supplier Island Leisure, who supply properties at some of Scotland’s most exclusive parks, can currently be purchased from a […]
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9 of Edinburgh’s worst kept ‘secrets’ that pretty much everyone knows about

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 19:55
WHILE the Capital is chock-full of hidden curiosities, with plenty of forgotten landmarks and abandoned buildings to explore, it’d be slightly disingenuous to describe any of them as ‘secret’.
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Thousands urge Home Office to halt removal of Edinburgh-based Iranian OAP couple

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 18:02
Thousands of people have signed a petition against the removal of an Iranian couple whose family all live in Edinburgh.
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Thousands sign petition to stop removal of elderly couple 

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:46

Thousands of people have signed a petition against the removal of an Iranian couple whose family all live in the UK.

Mozaffar Saberi, 83, and Rezvan Habibimarand, 73, bought a flat in Edinburgh in the late 1970s and have four children, 11 grandchildren and a great-grandchild who are all British citizens.

The couple spent time in the UK on visitor visas over the years but after visiting in November 2012 they made an application to remain on human rights grounds which was refused by the Home Office.

A second application was also refused and they are now appealing against the decision, with the case due to be heard on February 25.

The couple are distressed at the prospect of being separated from their family who all live in Edinburgh.

Their son Navid Saberi said: "It is very very stressful. They are elderly and not really keeping well and on top of their health problems it is a psychological effect, not knowing what is around the corner and what is going to happen in the future.

"The prospect of leaving three generations of children, grandchildren and a great-grandchild and going back to Iran has not been easy for them."

He added: "They have got nobody in Iran. It is just beyond belief."

They are showing lots of signs of old age physically and mentally and they just want to be with their family.' John Vassiliou, McGill & Co

The couple also look after their severely autistic grandson who is non-verbal in order to help their daughter, an NHS nurse who is a single mother.

Mr Saberi said his parents have a strong emotional bond with the boy and it could have a detrimental effect on him if they have to leave the country.

John Vassiliou, partner at McGill & Co which is handling the case, said: "Mr Saberi is in his 80s, his wife is in her 70s. If they go back to Iran it's difficult for British citizens to visit Iran, they can't just fly over as if they were going to Spain or France.

"They are showing lots of signs of old age physically and mentally and they just want to be with their family. If they go back to Iran they will be alone.

"If they go back to Iran they will be two old people living alone whereas here they are living in Edinburgh with all their family around them."

He added: "Their family are all here and that social aspect and emotional support that they get here will disappear if they go back to Iran."

More than 3,000 people have signed a petition on change.org calling on the Home Office to allow the couple to stay in the UK.

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Ian Murray, Labour MP for Edinburgh South, has voiced his support for the family.

He tweeted: "I'm working with the family & their lawyers to try & persuade the Home Secretary to do the decent thing."

A Home Office spokesman said: "All UK visa applications are considered on their individual merits, on the basis of the evidence available and in line with UK immigration rules."

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Planning application lodged for student development in the Canongate

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:36
A planning application for ‘high-quality student-led residential development’ has been lodged by property developer, Summix Ltd. Located in the Canongate , adjacent to Old Tolbooth Wynd and the Canongate Kirk, developers say the 91-bed development will serve to regenerate what they regard as a neglected and underused location within the heart of the Edinburgh World Heritage […]
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Hibernian 4-0 Elgin City

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 17:02
Daryl Horgan scores twice as Hibernian sweep aside League Two Elgin City to reach the last 16 of the Scottish Cup.
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Lorry driver appeal over discovery of body on bypass

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 15:53
Craig Bruce, 37, from Bilston, was found dead near the Sheriffhall roundabout at about 08:20 on Thursday.
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New owner taking over at the Torrance Gallery

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 15:34
Dundas Street is well known as the street where the galleries are and where art lovers can be seen browsing on any day of the week to find the latest piece of art to hang on their walls. Brian Torrance has been owner of the Torrance Gallery for 49 years and feels it is now […]
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Scottish Cup: East Fife upset Greenock Morton with 2-1 win

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 14:26
East Fife cause a Scottish Cup surprise by coming from behind to beat Greenock Morton and reach the fifth round
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Raith Rovers v Dunfermline Athletic

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 01/19/2019 - 14:24
Live coverage followed by match report of Saturday's Scottish Cup game between Raith Rovers and Dunfermline Athletic.
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