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Edinburgh Science Festival – Build and Break on until Sunday

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 14:13
Taking over the National Museum of Scotland’s Grand Gallery, Build and Break invites the young visitors to unlock their creative spirit and, in the first section, BUILD IT – build magical structures with super-sized construction blocks. Then head over to BREAK IT to be set loose on a huge pile of discarded electronics with a screw driver and […]
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Your pictures

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:37
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 12 and 19 April.
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Edinburgh Airport invest in new technology

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 13:37
Video technology has been installed in as part of new call points at Edinburgh Airport to provide better contact between Passengers with Reduced Mobility (PRM) and staff upon arrival. The 17 points have been upgraded to include video technology and hearing loops, with the points directly connecting to the PRM control room so passengers can […]
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Royal College of Surgeons to be lit up for cancer awareness

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:57
Stephen Brown who had cancer has persuaded the Royal College of Surgeons to light up teal to raise awareness for Bowel Cancer Awareness month later this month. This is the first time the Playfair building has ever had permission from the RCSEd’sHeritage Department to be lit up in colour. Bowel cancer kills around 1,600 people […]
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Man arrested over Wester Hailes fatal window fall

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 11:47
A 35-year-old man dies after falling from the window of a tower block in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh.
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Man arrested following death plunge from flat window

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:55

An arrest has been made after a man died falling from a window at a block of flats in Edinburgh.

Emergency services were called to Cobbinshaw House South in Wester Hailes shortly after 2pm on Thursday.

A 35-year-old man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after falling from the fourth floor before he was pronounced dead.

A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

A spokesperson said: "Police in Edinburgh investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 35-year-old man in the west of the city have arrested a 32-year-old man in connection with the incident.

"Officers and emergency services were called to Cobbinshaw House South at around 2.05pm on Thursday April 18 following a report of a man having fallen from a fourth floor window. 

"He was taken to hospital where he died a short time later.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

"Inquiries remain ongoing."

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Second teenager charged over murder bid near Aldi store in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 10:47
A 16-year-old boy remains in hospital after suffering serious chest injuries in the stabbing outside Aldi in Edinburgh.
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Marketing Edinburgh loses its chief executive

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:41
For the second time in a decade the Chief Executive of Marketing Edinburgh the body charged with selling Edinburgh to the world has quit. In 2012 the then boss Lucy Bird quit in the wake of an unsuccessful marketing strategy which councillors found unpalatable. In 2019 the Chief Executive John Donnelly has quit in the […]
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Man dies after falling from window at block of flats

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:24

A man has died after falling from a window at a block of flats in Edinburgh.

Emergency services were called to Cobbinshaw House South in Wester Hailes shortly after 2pm on Thursday.

A 35-year-old man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after falling from the fourth floor before he was pronounced dead.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "At about 2.05pm, emergency services in Edinburgh attended at Cobbinshaw House South following a report of a person having fallen from a fourth floor window.

"A 35-year-old man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he sadly died from his injuries.

"Enquiry into the circumstances remain ongoing and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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Scotland's poppy factory to undergo major refurbishment

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 09:08

Scotland's poppy factory is to undergo a major two-year refurbishment.

Workers at Lady Haig's Poppy Factory in Edinburgh have moved to a temporary home at the city's Redford Barracks.

Some of the machinery moved to the new site is more than 100 years old.

Five million poppies and 15,000 wreaths are handmade every year by the Scottish Poppy Appeal.

The move to a military base means members of the public will be unable to personally collect orders.

Mark Bibbey, chief executive at Poppyscotland, said: "The redevelopment is much needed and will ensure the long-term viability of the factory and particularly, of course, the supported employment opportunities it provides for disabled veterans.

"Throughout the works period, there will be minimal impact to the production of poppies and wreaths.

"This will continue just as it has for the past 93 years, with a team of 34 veterans with disabilities hand producing more than five million poppies and 15,000 wreaths annually.

"Our temporary home at Redford is fully operational now that we've completed the quite a mammoth logistical challenge of moving our machinery, some of which is over 100 years old."

The poppy factory began life in 1926 at an old wood chopping factory on the Royal Mile, before moving to its current home in Canonmills in 1965.

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Research into the family dinner shows lasting benefits

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 08:59
A scheme that helped parents plan well-balanced family dinners for three months kept their children healthier for years after, a study has found.  Low-income families who were given simple recipe kits to cook five healthy meals a week decreased their children’s body mass index (BMI) compared with peers who continued their normal eating patterns. Another […]
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Opening today – The Stables Kitchen

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 08:54
The Stables Kitchen at Hopetoun House has designed the ultimate chocolate tea for adults to celebrate the end of Lent this Easter weekend, when it opens its doors on Good Friday. The Stables Kitchen wanted to create a memorable chocolate experience that would reward adults who have given up chocolate for the past 40 days. […]
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At the King’s Theatre: Abigail’s Party★★★★

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 07:54
It’s 1977 and Abigail is having a party. She’s 15, into punk music, safety pins and boys. But despite the title of Mike Leigh’s iconic play, we’re not invited to Abigail’s party – in fact the nearest we get to it is the music coming through the wall. For we are next door, at neighbour […]
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Twenty-nine arrested following crackdown on money laundering

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 02:00
Twenty-nine people have been arrested and charged following a Police Scotland crackdown on money mules. Officers from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Unit (OCCTU) carried out proactive activity and arrested and charged 29 people across Lanarkshire, Dunbartonshire, Ayrshire, West Lothian and Glasgow in connection with money laundering offences. All 29 individuals are subject to […]
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Man falls from window in block of flats in Wester Hailes

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 01:53
Police are investigating following reports that a man fell from a window in a block of flats in Wester Hailes yesterday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the scene at Cobbinshaw House around 2pm. A number of bed sheets were seen to be hanging from a fourth floor window. The condition of the man is […]
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Danny MacAskill: 'I'd rather be riding than resting'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/19/2019 - 00:44
A decade after becoming a YouTube sensation, a daredevil plans a return to the city where it all took off.
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Teenager charged after murder bid at Aldi store in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:35
A 16-year-old boy suffered serious chest injuries when he was stabbed outside an Aldi store in Edinburgh.
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Hockey – Grove blitzed by Amsterdam in Europe

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:34
EuroHockey League: AH&BC Amsterdam (Holland) 12, Grove Menzieshill (Dundee) 1. Edinburgh-based coach Neil Allan must lift his men after Grove Menzieshill were crushed 12-1 in the EuroHockey League by Dutch masters AH&BC Amsterdam in Holland. The Dutch used their array of world stars and South African-born Justin Reid-Ross started the goal blitz in the opening […]
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Speedway – two Monarchs key men told to get into gear

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:29
Staggs Bar Monarchs team boss Alex Harkess wants captain Ricky Wells and comeback man Justin Sedgmen to up their game. And Harkess, on the eve of the club’s Championship Shield double-header with Newcastle Diamonds, said: “Ricky Wells was a bit better last Sunday (at Scunthorpe Scorpions) but still not where he should be, and nor […]
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Man falls from fourth-storey flat window in Edinburgh

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 22:29

Police are dealing with an ongoing incident after a man fell from a window in a block of flats.

Officers were called to Calder Gardens in Edinburgh at around 2.05pm on Thursday.

The alarm had been raised that a man had fallen from a fourth-storey window.

Emergency services remain at the scene.

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