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Lewis Stevenson insists that today’s game is more important than Ibrox victory

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 07:20
Hibs’ defender Lewis Stevenson insists that today’s game against Hamilton is even more important than last weekend’s victory over Rangers at Ibrox and he is anticipating a tough 90 minutes in front of a packed Easter Road. Hibs sit joint top of the table after a 100% start and the fans go into the game in […]
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Youths: Hutchison Vale 14s open with win after clinical display

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 08/19/2017 - 06:30
Hutchison Vale Under-14s kick-started their Division 1 campaign with a hard-fought 4-0 win over Leith Athletic at Meadowbank.
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Hibs urge fans to bring youngsters to the Kids Zone ahead of tomorrow’s game

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 20:59
Hibs are reminding fans to bring along their youngsters to join in the fun at the Kids Zone this Saturday, located in the Norton Park Conference Centre, opposite the West Stand from 12.30pm – 2.30pm. Last time the theme was Trophy Day and lots of youngsters enjoyed the opportunity to have their photographs taken with the […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen – The Final Tribute*****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:50
Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen – The Final Tribute.  The day before the presidential election last year, Leonard Cohen finally fell silent.  In Arthur Smith Sings Leonard Cohen – The Final Tribute, Arthur, in the melodious company of the glamorous Smithereens, revisits and revises the acclaimed show they performed in Edinburgh, London, Galway and Berlin. […]
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Edinburgh International Book Festival: Jim Crumley and Christopher Nicholson – Men for All Seasons

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:48
‘A badger peed on my wellies once while I was wearing them. It was like being anointed by nature.’ Many of us are good at sitting still, but few of us see it as a necessity of life. For nature writer Jim Crumley stillness is a tool of his trade; ‘The way to have a […]
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Witness appeal following break-in at Roslin Pharmacy

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:55
Police are appealing for information after a break-in to Roslin Pharmacy in Penicuik Road which took place around 11.25pm last night. A significant quantity of medication, including Diazepam, Dihydrocodeine and Pregabalin tablets, were stolen. The individuals responsible are believe to have left the scene in the direction of Moat View. Inspector Bryan Jones of Dalkeith […]
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Lewis Stevenson Testimonial Fund provides additional Hibs’ mascots for home games

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:49
Lucky children will have another chance to become a matchday mascot at every Hibernian home match this season, courtesy of the Lewis Stevenson Testimonial Fund. Hibernian left back Stevenson capped off his testimonial year during the summer with a friendly match against Sunderland, with Leith Links, CRY and the Bradley Lowery Foundation benefiting from the […]
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Hearts News Update

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:30
Hearts head to Ibrox Stadium on Saturday to face Rangers with the Maroons boosted by the news that striker Isma Goncalves has had the red card issued to him at Kilmarnock last Saturday rescinded. The 26-year-old, who scored the only goal of the game at Rugby Park, is now available to Hearts Interim Head Coach […]
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Rangers v Heart of Midlothian

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:07
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Scottish Premiership game between Rangers and Heart of Midlothian.
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Hibernian v Hamilton Academical

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 18:04
Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Scottish Premiership game between Hibernian and Hamilton Academical.
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Flags lowered at the City Chambers today

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:45
Following the attack in Barcelona yesterday afternoon, the flags have been lowered as a mark of respect to Barcelona. The Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, the Rt Hon Frank Ross said: “On behalf of all of the people of Edinburgh, I send our heartfelt condolences to all those affected by this horrifying attack […]
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Allan aiming high at World University Games

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:18
Allan Smith is heading to Chinese Taipei to compete in the men’s high jump at the World University Games. The 24-year-old HND Fitness, Health and Exercise graduate from Edinburgh College was selected, along with 19 other student athletes, to represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland as part of the British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) […]
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Peter is on top of the world in Edinburgh!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:10
Cellist Peter Hudler is having a great time in Edinburgh, even taking his cello on a trek up Arthur’s Seat.   There he met up with a Danish High School choir and they made this video!     Peter Hudler Caleidocello 18:00 | C Venues C too (Venue 4) Tickets here.  
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Half Breed*****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:53
Jazmin is the only black in the village – but not ‘proper black’.    When people ask where she’s from, she was born in Wiltshire, but when they ask where she’s “originally” from, she lets slip her father was Kenyan.    She is the “epitome of mixed up”.  When the slur is finally voiced in […]
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Edinburgh invited to a day of wilderness fun at Family Forest Festival

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:48
Craigmillar is to host a day full of family fun this weekend with an array of free activities for families to enjoy, including a petting zoo, face painting, hula hooping and free ice cream. The event is part of a series of community events being held by independent charity, Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust, which aims to boost community […]
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Large haul of drugs stolen from pharmacy in Roslin

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:43
A significant quantity of medication, including Diazepam, Dihydrocodeine and Pregabalin tablets, was stolen.
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Speedway – Bandits in basement battle

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:36
Berwick Bandits host Scunthorpe Scorpions on Saturday in the Championship in a basement battle. Scorpions are second bottom with 24 points from 26 fixtures while Bandits prop up the rest with 14 points from 29 matches. Meanwhile, some of speedway’s best young prospects will be at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on Saturday in round seven […]
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Second teenager charged over Denbeath Bowling Club blaze in Fife

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 16:13
Police charge a 13-year-old boy with wilful fire-raising after the blaze in Denbeath Bowling Club.
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Large quantity of drugs stolen during raid on pharmacy

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:43

A large quanity of drugs has been stolen from a pharmacy in Midlothian.

Roslin Pharmacy on Penicuik Road in the village was broken into at about 11.25pm on Thursday.

A significant quantity of medication, including Diazepam, Dihydrocodeine and Pregabalin tablets, was stolen.

The suspects are believed to have left in the direction of Moat View.

Inspector Bryan Jones said: "The medication can cause serious harm to a person's health and should only be taken if prescribed specifically for you by a medical professional."

Diazepam is better known as its brand name Valium. Dihydrocodeine is a strong painkiller and Pregabalin is used as an epilepsy medication.

Mr Jones added: "We're urging anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area, or has any information on the whereabouts of the stolen tablets, to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland on 101.

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Campaign to fill up 'Scotland's most dangerous quarry'

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 13:16

A campaign has been launched to drain and fill up a Fife quarry where four people have died.

The mother of one of the victims is calling for a fatal accident inquiry to examine three deaths at Prestonhill Quarry since 2014.

Residents of the nearby town of Inverkeithing have formed the Action for Prestonhill group, which says the site is "Scotland's most dangerous quarry".

Last month, Edinburgh school teacher Kelda Henderson died in a diving accident at the quarry.

Two of those behind the Action for Prestonhill campaign, which launched on Friday, have lost relatives at the site.

Kevin O'Neil's brother Robert fell to his death aged just 12 during an accident at the quarry in 1973.

In August 2014, Gillian Barclay's 18-year-old son Cameron Lancaster also lost his life at this site.

John McKay, 18, died in an accident at the pool in in June 2015.

Ms Barclay said: "There have been too many deaths at this quarry and those of us who have lost someone there feel a great sense of regret and responsibility despite campaigning and speaking out about the dangers of this quarry, people are still being gravely harmed by it.  

"We need more action now. While there is water there it will always attract children and young people, the safest option is to drain the quarry and fill it in to protect everyone.

"I would like to encourage as many local people as possible to come along to this meeting to help us find a solution to this problem and to stop anyone else having to go through the devastation of losing a loved one at the quarry."

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She called for a fatal accident inquiry be held regarding the three most recent deaths.

Mr O'Neil said: "The dangers of this quarry have been known for years and the owners of the site have failed to protect the public. 

"It doesn't help matters when others pull down some of the flimsy fencing but ultimately it is the responsibility of the owners to ensure the security of the site.  

"The only safe option is to drain the quarry and fill it in.  After that we can look at proposals to make it a recreational area that could be used by all local residents."  

A public meeting is due to take place on August 29 at Inverkeithing High School.

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