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Neil Lennon believes that Hibs will have to be at their best against Celtic

The Edinburgh Reporter - 33 min 54 sec ago
Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon believes that his players will have to be at their best to get anything from Celtic at Easter Road on Sunday. Hibs returned to winning ways against Hamilton last weekend but Lennon knows that Celtic will be a different matter, particularly after their emphatic victory over league leaders Kilmarnock last […]
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Levein Fury as Hearts Are Humiliated by Livingston

The Edinburgh Reporter - 1 hour 3 min ago
Livingston 5 Heart of Midlothian 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Friday 14th December 2018 – Tony Macaroni Arena Hearts produced as inept a performance as this reporter has seen for many a year as they were thrashed 5-0 by Livingston in the Ladbrokes Premiership at the Tony Macaroni Arena on Friday evening. Hearts knew that a win […]
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Man charged with 46 break-ins to homes in north east of city

The Edinburgh Reporter - 1 hour 14 min ago
Police in Edinburgh have charged a 27-year-old man in connection with over forty break-ins to homes in the north east of the city. The man was arrested and charged in November for five housebreakings then following extensive enquiries into a number of other incidents and recovered property by Edinburgh’s Community Investigation Unit (CIU) and the Search […]
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Edinburgh group for multiple-birth families celebrates 40th birthday

Edinburgh Evening News - 4 hours 3 min ago
When Aileen Crosbie gave birth to her twin sons in 1972, baby number two was a very unexpected delivery.
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Agreement signed on vision for Granton waterfront

Edinburgh Evening News - 4 hours 18 min ago
PLANS to transform the waterfront at Granton have moved a step forward with the signing of a formal agreement between the city council and other public sector organisations pledging to work together on the project.
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Community cuts agreed by Integration Joint Board

The Edinburgh Reporter - 6 hours 35 sec ago
Dozens of community groups have lost core funding after health chiefs agreed to axe requests totalling £1.9m a year. Members of the Edinburgh Integration Joint Board (IJB) voted to agree the three-year grants programme to hand out £14m from April, despite £31m of requests from community groups. A total of 35 organisations who currently receive grants were […]
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Couple jailed for sword and dagger attack

Mark Wilson and Leeanne Napier tried to kill Scott Watson after bursting into his flat in Kirkcaldy.
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Edinburgh charity’s gifts for vulnerable adults stolen

The Edinburgh Reporter - 6 hours 17 min ago
Local charity LifeCare has spent 76 years making a difference to the lives of Edinburgh’s older people and those living with dementia. Each year they collect hundreds of donations from across the city to create personalised hampers for every one of the vulnerable adults under their care – including toiletries, books and treats. These hampers […]
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Supporters of Pilton Community Health Project demonstrate opposition to closure outside City Chambers

The Edinburgh Reporter - 6 hours 32 min ago
Scotland’s oldest community health project is under threat of closure because of lack of funding. The organisation was advised only last week that their funding would be cut by the joint NHS and The City of Edinburgh Council Integrated Joint Board. Since then there has been an enormous amount of community activity in response. A […]
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Granddaughter's desperate appeal for missing 90-year-old 

By Evanna Holland and Jenness Mitchell

The family of a 90-year-old man who has been missing for three days are distraught over his disappearance and have made an emotional appeal for his safe return.

William Scott was last seen in a Greggs bakery in Leith, Edinburgh, at around 4pm on Tuesday.

The great-grandfather and grandfather-of-five was reported missing at 7pm the same day after he failed to return to his home in Chesser.

Mr Scott, who is in poor health and has mild dementia, was described as someone who "brings light into everyone's lives" with his singing and big heart.

His granddaughter, Charlotte Gibson, told STV News: "My grandpa's a very caring and thoughtful person who's the type at 90-years-old he'll still go round his neighbours and see who needs milk and bread and offer to clean their windows.

"He's very active and he's got a big heart.

"It's been hard for the family. We have a small but close family, and he's very much the centre of it.

"There's five grandchildren that have their Christmas cards for him and things, and are starting to wonder a wee bit now about 'where's grandpa' and when are we going to see him again."

Mr Scott's disappearance has been described as out-of-character. He normally follows a daily routine and enjoys the company of friends.

Ms Gibson added: "Every morning he goes to the shops for his newspaper, he always goes to Greggs for a pie and that kind of thing - just the simple things that makes his life enjoyable day-to-day.

"He's a very social person and he's also very cheery. He'll talk to everyone on the bus and he likes to make sure everyone is okay.

"He's a big Leith fan - he likes the history that goes with it.

"He's known to go around different social clubs for his age group and enjoy doing things with other people that he might have known when he was a little bit younger."

'He brings light into everyone's lives with his singing, his big heart and he's an important person to a lot of people' Charlotte Gibson, William Scott's granddaughter

Ms Gibson appealed directly to her granddad, urging him to get in touch.

She said: "We're all missing you and we'd love to hear from you."

She also urged anyone in the area to check their outhouses and sheds, just in case Mr Scott took refuge from the weather.

Ms Gibson added: "It's been three nights now, and for someone of 90 years of age who's 5ft, tiny little thing, it's not ideal for him to be out in this.

"The snow is coming this weekend, it's dark by 4-4.30pm.

"We need to find him so that he can be safe.

"He brings light into everyone's lives with his singing, his big heart and he's an important person to a lot of people."

Police Scotland released a CCTV image of Mr Scott, who is also known as Billy or Scotty, as part of their investigation.

It showed the pensioner visiting the Foot of the Walk pub in Leith at around 3.45pm on Tuesday.

Chief inspector David Robertson said: "We have had a very positive response from the public who have been sharing our appeals on social media and calling in possible sightings.

"However, sadly none of those sightings have so far turned out to be William.

"I am gravely concerned for William. We have seen freezing temperatures and with snow forecast for the weekend it is imperative that we do everything we can to find him.

"I am increasing the number of officers working on this inquiry and I would urge everyone to keep sharing William's photo and description and please call if you may have seen him at any time since Tuesday afternoon.

"It is still very possible that he has taken shelter from the cold and so if you have not already checked your shed or garage, please do so."

Mr Scott is described as white, 5ft 1in, balding with white hair and a small wound on his head.

He regularly wears glasses and was last seen wearing a navy jacket, grey trousers and a dark-coloured flat cap.

Anyone who may have seen him is asked to call 101.

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Edinburgh treasure hunter finds ancient ring

The find, thought to be up to 600 years old, has been officially classed as treasure.
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Getting medicine to homeless people on the streets of Edinburgh

Meet the pharmacist who goes out onto the streets of Edinburgh prescribing medicine to homeless people.
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Key Partners Join Council in Signing Agreement to Transform Granton Waterfront

The Edinburgh Reporter - 7 hours 52 min ago
The City of Edinburgh Council, National Galleries of Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh College, Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust have signed an agreement to work together with the aim of creating a new vibrant, city quarter in Granton Waterfront. These public sector partners with interests and assets in the area will work together […]
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Man 'stole £11,000 of property during 46 break-ins'

A man has been charged in connection with 46 housebreakings across Edinburgh.

Around £11,000 worth of stolen property, including jewellery dating back to 1904 and passed down through generations, has since been recovered and reunited with its rightful owners.

The 27-year-old suspect was initially arrested and charged in November for five break-ins.

But after the recovery of property by officers, he was subsequently charged in connection with a further 41 incidents.

The break-ins took place in the Mountcastle, Craigentinny and Portobello areas between May and November.

'Having your home broken into can be an extremely distressing experience and we remain committed to tackling break-ins' Detective inspector Bob Campbell

The man is currently remanded and awaiting trial for the offences.

Detective inspector Bob Campbell said: "Having your home broken into can be an extremely distressing experience and we remain committed to tackling break-ins.

"We will use all resources at our disposal to fully investigate every line of enquiry available to us, and bring perpetrators of these crimes before the courts."

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Baton round shooting of axe-wielding woman 'necessary'

An armed officer disabled her with a plastic bullet during the incident in the grounds of an Edinburgh castle.
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Warning of heavy snow and ice for Scotland

Freezing rain is one of the hazards expected to lead to "treacherous" conditions on Saturday and Sunday.
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Three teenagers charged in connection with attack on 15-year-old boy

The Edinburgh Reporter - 10 hours 23 min ago
Three boys, aged 13 to 15, have been charged in connection with the alleged attack on a 15-year-old boy next to St Margaret’s Academy on Howden South Road Livingston. The incident took place on Monday and police say that enquiries are ongoing. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in West Lothian have charged three boys, […]
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Edinburgh open for new community radio

The Edinburgh Reporter - 10 hours 34 min ago
The UK Broadcasting regulator OFCOM has included Edinburgh in its latest list of places that can have a community radio station. The Edinburgh station would operate on the FM band, with a power of 25 watts, giving a typical coverage radius of 5kms.  It could add internet streaming and be part of a small scale […]
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New lighting on the Queensferry Crossing

The Edinburgh Reporter - 10 hours 36 min ago
Architectural lighting has now been installed on The Queensferry Crossing. It includes uplighting for each of the main towers and strip lighting along the deck edge of the bridge. Doesn’t the bridge look pretty? And these photos by Ian Georgeson are just fabulous!
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First Minister’s Christmas card 2018

The Edinburgh Reporter - 11 hours 13 min ago
The First Minister has chosen a photograph by Harry Benson CBE as her official 2018 Christmas card. The image of the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow will be auctioned next year with the proceeds going to four charities – Who Cares? Scotland, Maggie’s Centres, The Salvation Army Scotland and The Prince and Princess of Wales […]
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