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Club hails success despite its uncertain future

Edinburgh Evening News - 10 hours 27 min ago
A LEADING amateur football club has paid tribute to its players after they hauled in 22 trophies despite an uncertain future due to a lack of pitch space in the Capital.
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Historic square will light up ahead of 70th birthday of Festival

Edinburgh Evening News - 11 hours 33 min ago
More than 40,000 people are set to flood into one of Edinburgh’s most historic public squares for a spectacular sound and light show to herald the 70th anniversary of its summer festivals.
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Largest Royal Navy warship to set sail from Rosyth

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - 12 hours 11 min ago

The largest ship ever built for the Royal Navy is expected to leave her home port in Scotland for the first time.

The 65,000-tonne HMS Queen Elizabeth will set out from Rosyth on the Firth of Forth - subject to final checks, tides and the weather - on Monday.

The 920ft-long aircraft carrier is set to become the Royal Navy's flagship vessel.

Her 700-strong crew are prepared to undertake her maiden sea trials but the process of getting the Queen Elizabeth out to sea is complicated.

After waiting until high tide to leave the naval dockyard, the carrier must then hold until the tide lowers enough to let her pass under the Firth's bridges.

Weather conditions must also be favourable as the four-acre vessel sets sail.

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Ten thousand people worked on the construction of the ship, made up in sections at yards around the UK and transported to Rosyth where it was assembled.

The second ship in the class, HMS Prince of Wales, is being fitted out in the dock and staff will be able to look on as its sister ship sets sail for the first time.

The sea trials will take place in the North Sea before the carrier returns to Rosyth for further checks and any adjustments.

Captain Kyd said: "After that we're going back out for a further three weeks to test the ship on the more war-fighting capabilities - the radars, all the ship's sensors, radios and things like that.

"At the end of that period we know that all the basics work. She's done her test drive and after that we will go down to Portsmouth, the ship's home, and get her finally ready to join the Royal Navy fleet, hopefully at the end of the year."

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HMS Queen Elizabeth due to set sail from Rosyth for sea trials

HMS Queen Elizabeth - the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy - will leave Rosyth for sea trials.
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New approach to eczema treatment closer

Scientists in Edinburgh indentify a compound released by sunlight which lessens symptoms.
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The Marker (2017) 80 mins ***

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 20:50
Employed as Brendan (John Hannah)’s driver, Marley (Frederick Schmidt) also acts as his hired thug and one night his duties involve punishing a Romanian drug dealer.  He encounters a young woman Ana (Ana Ularu) who, in trying to protect her small daughter, accidentally has her throat slashed by the machete Marley is wielding.  Her daughter […]
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Scotland’s first graduate-level medicine course

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 18:03
Applications for a degree course offering exisiting graduates a new route into medicine will open in September, Health Secretary Shona Robison has confirmed. The four-year course will have 40 places available and is being delivered by the medical schools in St Andrews and Dundee in collaboration with the University of the Highlands and Islands. The […]
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Helicopter stuns locals after landing in The Meadows

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:40

People enjoying a Sunday in The Meadows in Edinburgh were shocked to see a helicopter land in the middle of the park.

Police held the crowd back as paramedics also attended the scene.

The HM Coastguard helicopter landed just after 4pm in the busy park.

A local resident said that they believed it may be a transfer from the Edinburgh Sick Kids hospital nearby.

A police spokesman said: "We can not release any details of the incident at this time, but we can confirm it was not a major incident."

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Police arrest ten at Stone Roses' Hampden Park concert

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:27

The Stone Roses gig in Glasgow saw ten people arrested for a range of offences.

Thousands of fans were at Hampden Park on Saturday to watch the Fools Gold band perform.

Police Scotland said ten people were detained for public disorder offences and the use of pyrotechnics.

The arrests were made in and around the national stadium.

Gig-goers had been warned ahead of the concert to expect armed officers on patrol.

The event came amid weeks of heightened security at large events across the country, including the Scotland vs England World Cup qualifier and Scottish Cup Final.

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Badger Lodge a lakeside holiday option almost on your doorstep

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 16:18
Badger Lodge was once a country estate. Now the area has been turned into an exclusive development of luxury lodge retreats. The lodges overlook a lake populated by Canadian geese who wander freely on manicured lawns, they come ready to move into with fixtures and furnishings and they are comfortable. What’s more, there is about […]
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EIFF 2017 – Speaking with composer Paul Saunderson

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:59
How often do you really listen to the music in a film? Are you surprised when you read the credits at the end by the number of songs you missed? Or do you take in every note as part of the overall cinematic experience? Whichever genre you fall into music is a huge part of […]
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Congratulations to Midlothian: Scottish Walking Football Festival 2017 champions

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:57
Huge congratulations to Midlothian who yesterday won the Scottish Walking Football Festival, the equivalent of the sport’s Scottish Cup, at Glasgow Green Sports Centre. Two years ago, Midlothian were knocked out on penalties in the semi-final then last year they were unlucky to lose to Montrose in the final, but yesterday they went one better and […]
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VIP starters at Race for Life Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:56
Kayla Doohan from Livingston sounded the airhorn to set the 5K runners on their way in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life in Holyrood Park earlier today.   Around 2,000 people took part in the race with men joining the sea of pink for the first time. Kayla (32) has had two experiences of […]
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Glamping accommodation option for the Festival

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 15:44
Dundas Castle has launched its August glamping options for festivalgoers and the site includes ten luxurious canvas cottages set around the loch on the beautiful estate just outside Edinburgh. The location is on the shores loch at the private, 400-acre Dundas Estate and it is eco-friendly through the use of propane gas, solar lighting, biodegradable […]
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Fishing – top coach on duty at Peebles free day

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 12:41
Steve Culbert has been recruited to provide fly fishing coaching at the free family day hosted by Peeblesshire Trout Fishing Association on Saturday July 1. Peebles-based Steve will be known to many as the regular coach at Loganlea Trout Fishery in The Pentalnds and he has an international clienetelle. Many people from the Edinburgh area […]
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Prayers for priest found dead on beach

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 06/25/2017 - 11:41
Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira was last seen alive at a church in Edinburgh on Tuesday.
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Speedway – Monarchs skid to defeat at Redcar

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:36
SGB Championship: Redcar Bears 52, Edinburgh Monarchs 40 Redcar: Lewis Kerr (guest) 5, Jonas B Andersen 11, Ben Barker 13, Ellis Perks 5, Charles Wright 8, Coty Garcia 6, Danny Ayres 4 Edinburgh: Sam Masters 13, Theo Pijper 1, Erik Riss 13, Max Clegg 4, Ricky Wells 5, Josh Pickering 1, Mitchell Davey 3 Sam […]
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Ice hockey – Cazzola glad to be Capitals bound at last

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:34
Edinburgh Capitals’ latest recruit Mike Cazzola revealed his move to Murrayfield has been a year in the making. The 26-year-old arrives from ECHL side Fort Wayne Komets where he was named in the Rookie Team of the Year. Cazzola said: “I’ve been in touch with the Capitals for over a year. I’ve heard great things […]
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Let Me Go (2016) 100 mins ****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 22:08
Helga Schneider (Juliet Stevenson) is a 62 year old widow, Austrian-born and living in the UK.  She has a daughter, nurse Beth (Jodhi May), but her closest relationship is with Beth’s daughter, Emily (Lucy Boynton), a student.  When Helga receives a letter to her dressmaker’s shop, she is visibly shaken and shocked.  She tells Emily […]
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Royal Ascots Ladies Day- in Edinburgh!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 21:58
On Thursday 22 June 2017 Edinburgh ladies gathered together to raise funds for Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids. 150 ladies joined Forth 1’s Arlene Stuart and Micky Gavin for a sell-out day at the races but all in the comfort of the city’s Principal Hotel on George Street. The Royal Ascot Ladies’ Day featured a […]
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