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Big game form boosts Hibs in race for second place, says Paul Hanlon

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 21:00
Paul Hanlon hopes Hibernian's record against their fellow top-six sides this season will give them "the edge" in pursuit of the runners-up spot.
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Pro14 discusses formation of possible development league

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:37
The Pro14 enters early discussions with its Celtic, Italian and South African stakeholders over the formation of a development league.
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Anthony McDonald: Hearts midfielder signs new deal until 2021

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 19:25
Hearts youngster Anthony McDonald signs a new contract to stay at Tynecastle until 2021.
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Two men guilty of gay 'date' rape

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 18:20
The pair attacked their victims in their own homes after meeting them through the Grindr app for gay men.
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Hibernian v Celtic

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:35
Celtic can win the Scottish Premiership title with victory over Hibernian in Saturday's lunchtime kick-off.
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Rangers v Heart of Midlothian

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 16:19
Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Scottish Premiership game between Rangers and Heart of Midlothian.
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Hibs’ Ladies expecting tough test against unbeaten Celtic at East Kilbride

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:25
Hibs’ Ladies are looking to regain their position at the top of the Scottish Building Society SWPL this weekend with a victory over Celtic. The game kicks off at 14:00 this Sunday  at the K-Park Training Academy, East Kilbride.     Hibernian’s current caretaker Head Coach, Grant Scott told the club website: “It’s always a tough […]
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Police release CCTV images following Dalkeith break-in

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 14:17
Police are continuing to investigate a theft by housebreaking which took place at Sheriffhall Café, Campend Farm in Dalkeith at around 4.15am on Wednesday 21st February 2018. The cash register and contents were stolen from the cafe. Officers have today released images of a male that officers believe may be able to assist them with their […]
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Drug dealer jailed after BB gun found in mum's house

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:58

A drug dealer has been jailed for nine months after police found a gas-powered BB gun at his mum's house.

George "Dode" Buchanan was found guilty of the charge in March this year after a three-day trial at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

The jury heard that Buchanan, who has served sentences for attempted murder and drug offences, was arrested on November 24, 2016, on a warrant involving drugs.

He was taken to his mum's home in Craigmillar where a search was carried out.

Police found the gun, a replica of a 9mm Sig Sauer pistol, and a large quantity of ball bearings.

Buchanan told the police the gun was his, but at his trial he claimed it belonged to his brother.

The accused claimed he only said the gun was his to avoid upset to his elderly mum, who was in ill health and has since died.

Ian Buchanan, giving evidence, said the gun was his and he used it to shoot rats and pigeons.

In 1968, the Firearms Act made it an offence for anyone, who had served a jail sentence of three years or more, to be in possession of a firearm and ammunition.

In April 2011, Buchanan was jailed for five years and five months on drugs offences, before being freed in December 2013.

'He simply purchased it for recreational shooting.' Nigel Beaumont, defence solicitor

At the trial, Buchanan claimed he had never signed any papers in connection with the Firearms Act.

At the hearing on Friday his defence solicitor Nigel Beaumont told Sheriff Alistair Noble it was the practice the document should be signed on a prisoner's admission.

Buchanan, he said, was never given the document to sign on his admission, but was given "a large pile of documents to sign" on his release.

The gun, Mr Beaumont added, was of very low calibre, low power and not particularly capable of causing any harm.

He said: "He simply purchased it for recreational shooting."

Mr Beaumont said Buchanan had no court matters outstanding and suggested the matter could be settled by a community payback order.

Sheriff Noble told Buchanan that cases of this nature were relatively rare and given his extensive criminal record he had given no particular reason for his possession of the items.

He sentenced him to nine months imprisonment.

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Tunnel vision

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:55
Giant polystyrene blocks are used to fill a disused railway tunnel in Fife at the Forth Road Bridge.
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Hearts: 'MacLean has never been able to run - I like that', says Levein

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:50
Hearts manager Craig Levein is delighted with the signing of Steven MacLean, but admits he's unsure how much he will play.
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Diane Hastings takes on London Marathon for Parkinson's

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:37
Parkinson's won't stop the wife of the rugby legend from crossing the finishing line on Sunday.
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Back in time

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 12:13
Newly-digitised photographs from around the country have been released by Historic Environment Scotland.
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Edinburgh Gin creates limited edition with Botanic Gardens

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:55

Edinburgh Gin have teamed up with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to create a limited edition drink.

Edinburgh Gin 1670 will be made using rare and exotic botanicals grown and handpicked from the garden.

It is named in honour of the year the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh was founded as a physics garden, almost 350 years ago, and today welcomes nearly one million visitors a year.

This partnership saw Edinburgh Gin's Head Distiller, David Wilkinson, working closely with Botanist, Dr Greg Kenicer, over more than 12 months to carefully craft this tailor-made gin.

The drink will contain a mix of 14 native and exotic, inspired by the botanicals present in the garden - from its origin as a medicinal physic garden in 1670 to the present day's cutting-edge research and conservation work.

Using handpicked ingredients they have created a unique gin, which includes fennel and sweet cicely, alongside exotic plants such as Piper Leaf, Tasmannia Lanceolata Leaf and Tasmanian Mountain Pepper.

Edinburgh Gin's Head Distiller, David Wilkinson, said: "Innovation and excellence is in our DNA.

"Having a world centre of excellence for botany on our doorstep made for a great natural partnership that enabled us to experiment with a range of handpicked botanicals to create an enticingly aromatic gin with lively herbaceous - almost floral - notes with added peppery spice.

"At Edinburgh Gin we are constantly striving to create a range of classic gins with a modern twist.

"Working so closely with Botanist, Dr Greg Kenicer, and to be given access to such a wealth of unique plants, provided a great opportunity to create something truly special."

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), Botanist Dr Greg Kenicer said: "This partnership allowed me to see first-hand the integrity and passion that goes into making Edinburgh Gin.

"It has been a natural fit for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh to align itself with one of the UK's leading gin brands with its home in Edinburgh.

"This is a unique partnership and a first for the Botanics.

"It gives the team at the Botanics a real sense of pride to think that the Edinburgh Gin 1670 has been inspired by the very first physic garden created by Robert Sibbald and Andrew Balfour in 1670."

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Your pictures

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:48
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 13 - 20 April.
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New Deals for Hearts Pair Cochrane and McDonald

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:21
Hearts have announced new deals for teenage starlets Harry Cochrane and Anthony McDonald. Both have made an impact since breaking through to the Hearts first team this season with Cochrane scoring his first senior Hearts goal in the 4-0 thrashing of champions Celtic in December and McDonald setting up both Hearts goals in a 2-0 […]
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Ice hockey – Capitals confirm loss of ice contract

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 11:12
Edinburgh Capitals yesterday (FRI) confirmed the loss of their bid for ice time at Murrayfield next season. The announcement on Capitals website follows news that Racers Leisure Ltd have secured ice time at the rink for next season. Edinburgh Capitals statement reads: “Edinburgh Capitals have lost their bid for ice time at Murrayfield Ice Rink. […]
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Scottish SPCA appeal after cat abandoned in Livingston

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:48
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a cat was abandoned in a cat carrier at the side of a road in Livingston. Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted after the male cat was discovered on Firbank Grove in East Calder on Tuesday (17 April). The feline is now in the care of the […]
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Cat discovered abandoned in carrier at side of road

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:10

A cat has been abandoned at the side of a road.

Gustav was discovered in a carrier on Firbank Grove, East Calder in West Lothian, on Tuesday.

He is now being looked after at the Scottish SPCA animal rescue and rehoming centre in Glasgow.

Scottish SPCA inspector Jenni Surgeon said: "It appears that someone has abandoned Gustav in a cat carrier.

"He could have escaped the carrier and easily run on to the road and been killed by an oncoming vehicle.

"Gustav is now doing well in our care and we will look after him until we can find him a loving new home.

"This is not only a cruel incident but it is also a crime and we're appealing for anyone with information to get in touch."

Anyone found guilty of abandoning an animal can be banned from keeping them for life.

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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CCTV appeal to trace man following break-in at cafe

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 09:40

Police have released CCTV images of a man they want to trace following a break-in at a cafe in Midlothian.

A cash register was stolen from Sheriffhall Cafe, at Campend Farm in Dalkeith around 4.45am on Wednesday, February 21.

Officers say the man in the images may be able to help with their investigation.

He is thought to be in his late teens, around 5ft 7in tall and has a slim build.

Police constable Jordan Stevenson of Musselburgh CIU said: "I'd urge anyone who may recognise the male pictured, or who has any other information which may be able to assist with the investigation, to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

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