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Chill out by savouring an exotic alternative with a real kick

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 09:50
Riverlife has been feature at the top of Dalry Road for five years. It is surrounded by Italian, South African and Scottish restaurants and is only a few hundred yards from busy Haymarket Station. I’ve passed it many times on the bus since opening day and it was only recently a close friend suggested we […]
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Police confirm name of woman who died at property in Dumbiedykes as Moira Gilbertson

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 08:36
Police Scotland have confirmed the name of the woman who died at a property on Dumbiedykes Road on Saturday 14 October. She was 57-year-old Moira Gilbertson of Edinburgh. Ms Gilbertson’s death is being treated as a murder enquiry and a report has been sent to the Procurator Fiscal. A 52-year-old man appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on […]
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Thou shalt indeed covet thy neighbour’s new bag

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 07:00
With its own festival, its own castle, and even its own rock, our fine city is surely worthy of its own handbag.
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How deep is your pothole?

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:55
Edinburgh had the greatest share of all Scotland’s potholes reported last year, and paid out a hefty £69,385 on compensation accord to research conducted on behalf of driver saving site Confused.com Now you can see what that pothole problem looks like here. They have produced an animated view of  the 1,413 metres of potholes (by depth) […]
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Scots haggis exports to Canada to resume after 46 years

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:49
Haggis is to be exported from Scotland to Canada for the first time in 46 years thanks to a new recipe.
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Scottish Haggis back on Canadian menus after 46 years

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 10/19/2017 - 00:01

Scottish-made Haggis is to be exported to Canada for the first time in almost half a century.

Producer Macsween of Edinburgh will start selling the traditional product there after it developed a new recipe that meets with Canadian regulations.

Scotland exports more than £94m worth of food and drink to Canada, with some reports indicating the market for Scottish food has increased by 37% over the last year.

The country imposed a ban on red meat from Europe in 1996 in the wake of the BSE scare affecting beef cattle. It was only lifted in 2015.

James Macsween, managing director at the food firm, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be the first Scottish haggis sold in Canada in 46 years."

He added: "This is a huge milestone for Macsween to be expanding internationally and leading the way in an increasingly competitive market.

"My grandfather Charlie would be very proud to see how far we've come from his original butcher's shop in Bruntsfield, which he opened back in 1953."

Attending an event in Toronto to showcase Scotland's food and drink produce to Canadian buyers, economy secretary Keith Brown welcomed the news.

He said: "Haggis is known the world over for being a truly iconic symbol of Scotland.

"After waiting 46 years I'm sure there will be many Canadians and ex-pat Scots looking forward to having Scotland's national dish at the centre of their table at the next Burns' supper."

Susan Beattie, head of food and drink at Scottish Development International said Canada was a priority market for Scottish exporters.

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Ice hockey – Capitals cut down by Steelers

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 22:21
  Elite League: Edinburgh Capitals 1, Sheffield Steelers 5. Challenge Cup, Group A: Braehead Clan 3, Nottingham Panthers 5. Bottom club Edinburgh Capitals suffered their third straight Elite League defeat when they were cut down by defending champions Sheffield Steelers. The struggling Scots were 2-0 down after the first session and 5-0 behind after 34 […]
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Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council October meeting

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:23
Marchmont and Sciennes Community Council has a couple of major development sites, the Sick Kids and the Astley Ainslie, within its geographical area and they will discuss progress of both of these at their next meeting on 25 October 2017. The agenda and the minutes from the last meeting are below.    
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Police name Edinburgh murder victim as Moira Gilbertson

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 19:02
The body of the 57-year-old was discovered on Saturday and a man has appeared in court charged with murder.
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Name your favourite animal and design the Number 26 bus

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 18:23
Do you have a favourite animal? Then vote for it and you might see it on the number 26 bus on its way to Edinburgh Zoo. The number 26 goes all the way across the city from Tranent to the west of Edinburgh and drops passengers off at the front door of the zoo. There […]
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East Lothian Council likely to buy Cockenzie site

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:41
Scottish Power has confirmed that East Lothian Council is the preferred bidder to purchase the former Cockenzie Power Station site. Depute Council Leader Norman Hampshire said: “East Lothian Council believes that the former Cockenzie Power Station site presents an important opportunity for economic development and to meet the aspirations of local communities.   “News that […]
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'I pulled out my own hair for nine years'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:36
Sufferers of the disorder trichotillomania feel relief from the hair-pulling that leaves them balding.
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Helpline becomes free amid cross-party calls to halt Universal Credit

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 17:21
The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions David Gauke has today announced DWP customer telephone lines will be changed to Freephone numbers. This announcement was made today while the debate on Universal Credit is proceeding in the Commons. You can watch the proceedings here. Universal Credit customer telephone lines will be the first to become […]
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Vote for the Eric Liddell Centre’s new LED lighting

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:49
Vote for the Eric Liddell Centre so that they can get a grant for some new lighting. The centre is in the running for funding from the M&S Energy Fund. In fact they are the only Edinburgh finalist, but they need your help. The monies which they have applied for would upgrade the lighting in […]
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Teenager charged in connection with theft of two high value bikes from garage in Penicuik

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:42
A 19-year-old man has been charged in connection with attempted housebreaking and theft of bikes from Penicuik which took place overnight on Monday 16th October in the Windsor Crescent and Rullion Road areas. During this time the entry was forced to the garage of a property on Windsor Crescent and two high-value pedal bikes were stolen. […]
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Fall in young mental health patients on adult wards

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:25
A report finds that fewer young people with a mental illness are being treated in non-specialist wards.
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Sectioned at 13

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:18
At the age of 13, Rian, who is autistic and has learning difficulties, was sectioned and spent 11 months in a unit in Edinburgh.
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Council welcomes new apprentices

City of Edinburgh Council - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:12
An induction day has been held for 22 new apprentices joining the Council to work in the housing service.
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Scottish company Cathcart Associates targets record growth through Manchester’s tech boom

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 16:04
Edinburgh-based Cathcart Associates is expanding into Manchester to meet the north of England demand for skilled tech staff. The company hopes this will mean a 100% increase in turnover over the next three years and will result in a turnover of £4 million by 2020. The expansion should mean that the number of employees will […]
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Woman who died at flat near Scottish Parliament named

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 15:50

A woman who was found dead at a flat in Edinburgh has been named by police.

Moira Gilbertson, 57, was found dead at a flat on Dumbiedykes Road near the Scottish Parliament on Saturday morning.

Roger Crossan, 52, has appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with her murder.

Police said they were treating her death as an "isolated incident" and they were not looking to speak to anyone else.

Detective inspector Carol Craig, of the major investigations team, said: "Our thoughts are with Moira's family and friends at this difficult time and we continue to offer them support as they come to terms with Moira's death.

"We continue to investigate the circumstances around Moira's death and are treating it as an isolated incident.

"We are not looking to speak to anyone else in connection with the incident."

Crossan entered no plea and was remanded in custody when he appeared in court on Monday.

The case will be heard again later in October.

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