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Mystery woman fails to show up despite Corstorphine poster campaign

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 21:28
A MAN who plastered Corstorphine with posters asking for a mystery women to meet him has been left disappointed after she failed to show up.
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New batch of electric trains to run on commuter line

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 20:59

The first of a new batch of electric trains will start running next week, ScotRail has announced.

Manufacturer Hitachi is building a total of 70 new class 385 trains for the rail operator.

ScotRail bosses said passengers will be able to travel on the first of the trains on the Glasgow to Edinburgh route from Tuesday.

The remainder of the new trains for that route (Queen Street to Waverley via Falkirk High) will be phased in over the coming months, before the roll out is extended to other central belt routes.

ScotRail said the trains are part of its £475m investment in rolling stock, following the £858m electrification of the line between the two cities by Network Rail Scotland.

Karen Boswell, managing director of Hitachi Rail Europe, said: "When passengers step on board this first train they'll find it light, spacious and modern with loads more seats - up to 130 extra compared to the existing diesel trains.

"And there is more to come. Our UK factory is working tirelessly to deliver the rest of the fleet, which will allow the current 51-minute journey time from Edinburgh and Glasgow to be cut by up to a fifth.

"Thanks to their high-quality Japanese engineering, these trains have the best 0-60mph acceleration of any in Scotland."

ScotRail Alliance managing director Alex Hynes said: "This is a significant moment as we work to build the best railway Scotland has ever had."

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Sisters

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 17:53
Innovative sketch duo Sisters (Christy White-Spunner and Mark Jones) return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe with the ground-breaking follow up to their smash hit debut. The critically acclaimed double act invite you to the product launch of their new live on-demand service which allows audiences to pick their own way through an hour of sketch comedy exploring a […]
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Work begins on old tram depot in Leith

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 16:57
The £1.3m regeneration project sees the at-risk building brought back into use by the autumn.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Sleeping Trees : World Tour

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:49
Following the huge success of their epic movie inspired trilogy: MAFIA?, WESTERN? and SCI-FI?, the award winning sketch trio Sleeping Trees embarked on a “WorldTour”. But having lived and worked together for nine years, could their travels be the beginning of the end for James Dunnell-Smith, Joshua George Smith and John Woodburn? What starts as an innocent journey of discovery […]
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New showhome open now at Heartlands development

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:24
“HINT OF RETRO” SHOWHOME IS BANG ON THE MONEY FOR HEARTLANDS FAMILY BUYERS! • New Allanwater Homes showhome is a bright and elegant home with soft contemporary colours to the fore Allanwater Homes has launched its brand new Torridon five bedroom detached showhome at its Heartlands development in West Lothian. The stunning new showhome has […]
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Half price preview tickets announced for 2018 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 15:21
It has been announced that a batch of half-price tickets for the annual preview evening of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo will go on sale on Monday 23 July at 10am. The preview evening is an opportunity for locals and tourists to get a first look at the full cast of performers that will light […]
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Big Lottery funding will make a difference at Duncan Place

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:48
Duncan Place fundraisers are celebrating this week after an announcement from the Big Lottery Fund. They have been awarded part of £2.2 million funding handed out to build and refurbish a new community hub for local people in Edinburgh. This is one of three projects, funded through the Big Lottery Fund’s Community Assets programme, and […]
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Work underway on £1.3m regeneration project in Leith

City of Edinburgh Council - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 14:09
Work has begun on site to breathe new life into the old tram depot on Leith Walk.
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Artist creates new jigsaw exhibition in city park

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:56

An artist has launched a new exhibition in an Edinburgh park that you would be forgiven for overlooking.

Puzzle in the Gardens has been created by Anne Gilchrist who discreetly placed 22 jigsaw pieces among the trees.

The exhibition in Princes Street Gardens, which will run until mid-September, aims to urge members of the public to connect more with nature.

Ms Gilchrist said: "I have called it puzzle because I wanted to be quite ambiguous, I also want it to feel quite hidden and quite quiet.

"It is quite sort of self effacing and not in your face .

"The best thing I would like someone to do is to discover the pieces for themselves"

Anne is not expecting many people to notice her work and describes herself as the opposite of a graffiti artist.

She said: "I love the idea that people will just not notice them at all, I think that's going to be the biggest compliment for me. I like the idea of being hidden in plain sight."

Anne began studying the gardens in February when the winter conditions were at their worst with most trees completely bare but made repeated visits to make sure she got the colours exactly right.

After months of hard work and study the pieces are now on display in the gardens which are in full bloom.

Members of the public are not encouraged to piece the jigsaw together but rather to appreciate the connectivity each section has to nature.

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – The Extinction Event

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:54
Presenting two back-to-back productions, the pairing of director-performers Simon Evans (dir. Killer Joe, Trafalgar Studios; The Best Man, Playhouse Theatre; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Donmar Warehouse) and David Aula (Rain God, VAULT Festival; The Cement Garden, VAULT Festival; Personal Enemy, Theater 59E59, New York), will captivate audiences with an innovative marriage of poignant theatre and spellbinding close-up magic. […]
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Dentist tells of her 13,000 mile commute to fix island teeth

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:32
Penny Granger makes an epic journey every year to examine the teeth of people living in one of the remotest places on earth.
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Child makes poster in appeal to trace lost bear

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 13:24
A child has made a poster in a desperate bid to find her lost bear.
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Local MP defends abortion rights in Northern Ireland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 12:08
Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine pledged her support for a campaign to decriminalise abortion and change the law for women in Northern Ireland, where abortion remains illegal in almost every circumstance. Northern Ireland is now the only place in the UK and Ireland where women are subjected to some of the harshest abortion restrictions in […]
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Edinburgh set for SHAMANIC experience

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 11:52
SHAMANIC is a visceral collision of alternative rock, live painting/projection and architecture to be launched within, and upon, the cloistered walls of Edinburgh University Old Quad on 28 September 2018. This outdoor show will transport its audience into sensual overload through a live union of sound and vision. This is music and image as one.   The line-up is: […]
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Topping Out at New Waverley

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:38
The Old Town development of New Waverley will become home to the new UK Government hub. The Secretary of State for Scotland, David Mundell, has already announced the closure of their office in Melville Street. The seven floor development at New Waverley is developed by Artisan Real Estate Investors and they held a topping out […]
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Leeann Dempster vows ‘to make it up’ to Hibs fans who missed game due to Faroe flight hell

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:34
Leeann Dempster has vowed to ‘sort something out’ for Hibs fans who missed out on their European clash in the Faroes due to a flight turning back.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Christine Bovill

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:14
Award-winning chanteuse Christine Bovill returns to the Edinburgh Fringe for a very limited run of her two 5-STAR shows, PARIS and PIAF, in the atmospheric setting of the Grand Hall at New Town Theatre (part of the Stand Comedy Club’s extensive Fringe programme). In both – performed in French and English – she conjures the spirit […]
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Police respond to incident at Granton Harbour

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 09:13
Police and ambulance crews attended Granton Harbour just after 7am this morning.
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Neil Lennon ‘not over critical’ after bizarre 90-minutes in the Faroe Islands

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 08:03
Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon said that he was not going to be ‘over critical’ of his players after last night’s bizarre 6-4 victory in the second leg of their Europa League first qualifying round against NSI Runavik in the Faroe Islands. Lennon was forced to field a makeshift defence with Paul Hanlon absent through […]
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