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Lothian Thistle to face Kelty Hearts in the Scottish Cup

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 18:00
Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale have been drawn to face East of Scotland League new boys Kelty Hearts in Preliminary Round One of the William Hill Scottish Cup.
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Quarry diving victim named as Edinburgh drama teacher

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 17:06

A woman who died during a diving accident has been named as school teacher Kelda Henderson.

Ms Henderson was diving at Prestonhill Quarry in Inverkeithing, Fife, on Sunday when she failed to resurface.

Her body was recovered on Monday morning from the water.

Ms Henderson was a teacher in the drama department at George Heriot's in Edinburgh.

The mother-of-one was highly respected at the school.

Principal Cameron Wyllie said: "Ms Henderson was an immensely talented, compassionate and vibrant person who loved teaching drama.    

"She inspired a love of her subject in many young people over the years. Those of us at school are very shocked."

Inspector Ian Stephen of Dalgety Bay Police Station said: "This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with Kelda's family and friends as they come to terms with this terrible loss.

"We are supporting Kelda's family at this time through specially trained officers.

"Inquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident. I would like to thank the officers, public and partner agencies who assisted with our search.

"We would ask that Kelda's family and friends are left to grieve in private at this difficult time."

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Sam Nicholson Leaves Hearts – But Harry’s Game For First Team Action

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:49
Hearts have confirmed that talented winger Sam Nicholson, whose contract at Tynecastle expired at the end of last season, has left Gorgie to join Minnesota United in the USA’s MSL league. Nicholson, 22, made his debut in Hearts first-team in August 2013 and has been an integral part of the club’s rise from the Ladbrokes […]
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Woman sexually assaulted at East Calder bus stop

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:28
Police appealed for information after the 33-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a bus stop in East Calder.
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Killer admits two violent attacks in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:08
The 23-year-old admitted punching a woman repeatedly on the head and robbing a man at knifepoint.
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Edinburgh Airport reveals plans for new business expansion

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 16:07

Edinburgh Airport is set to create a new business and residential hub.

Plans show that the new development will be created where the secondary runway currently stands.

Developers hope that the new build will help boost the economy in the west of the city.

The airport has said it is too early to tell how much the development will cost, but early reports suggest that £10m has been set aside to spend on infrastructure upgrades.

At least 35 hectares adjacent to the A8 and the Gogar roundabout has been earmarked for the project.

Officials say longer term plans for a fresh runway running parallel to the existing one remain in the works despite this announcement.

Gordon Dewar, chief executive officer of Edinburgh Airport, said: "We have long believed that the land around Edinburgh Airport is a valuable strategic asset, from which local communities and the economy should benefit. 

"This venture will accelerate that process and we look forward to working with John Watson and his team, and the Scottish Government and City of Edinburgh Council, to promote opportunities to put the land to good use."

John Watson, chief executive of the new development company and a former chief commercial officer of the airport, said: "There is a really great opportunity in the west of Edinburgh, to build infrastructure from which future generations benefit. 

"We will be investing significantly in the land opened up by the closure of the second runway and will work with other developers in the area to promote the wider opportunity we believe exists."

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – John Pendal: How to Escape Stuff

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:49
Following his critically-acclaimed debut at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, John returns this year with his brand-new show all about escaping from life’s tricky situations. John’s beautifully candid 2016 debut show International Man of Leather won the hearts of audiences and critics alike and went on to tour the world. This year he looks back […]
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Help look after Edinburgh's parks this summer

City of Edinburgh Council - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:44
Visitors to Edinburgh’s parks, woodlands and nature reserves are being urged to take care over the summer months to avoid the risk of fire.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Josh Pugh: A Boy Named Pugh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:42
Live Nation are proud to present the debut solo show from current English Comedian of the Year Josh Pugh at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Josh won the much-coveted title after just two years of performing, establishing him as one of the UK’s brightest newcomers. He was also listed as one of Chortle’s Comedians to […]
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Help the council care for the city’s parks

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:31
If you go down to the park today the council would like you to take care against causing fires there. The Parks and Greenspace team have issued a timely reminder that even small sparks can turn into large fires which can damage local greenery and wildlife. So if you do go then you are asked […]
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Ice hockey – national job for former Capitals star

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:16
Former Edinburgh Capitals star Jeff Hutchins, who is also an ex-coach to Dundee Stars and is now assistant coach to Fife Flyers, has been appointed head coach of Great Britain (GB) under-18 squad. The 39-year-old appeared nine times for Great Britain as a player and was part of the squad who won the silver medal […]
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Muirhouse Salvesen Community Council members appointed

City of Edinburgh Council - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:58
A new community council will be formed in Edinburgh's Muirhouse Salvesen area following a successful nomination process.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Trashed

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:56
Nineteen years working the bins and Goody’s about to crack. Trashed is a grimy, booze-fuelled sucker punch of a play, bound to make you laugh until you cry. Expect love, loss, loneliness and lots of cider!   LAB RATS make their Edinburgh debut with the world premiere of a hilariously touching one-man show written by Sascha Moore and […]
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Golf – Morgan tops class at Renaissance qualifer

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:53
Preston Lodge High pupil James Morgan will play alongside professional golfers in the Scottish Senior Open at Renaissance Club next month. The 17-year-old, who is a three-handicap member of Longniddry Golf Club, joined two other East Lothian youths, Cameron Gallagher and Lewis Irvine, in the field for the first two days of the tournament on […]
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Simon Murray delighted to open Hibs’ account

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:49
Hibs new signing Simon Murray is delighted to have opened his account for the club in yesterday’s 2-2 draw with Sunderland at Easter Road. The 25-year-old moved from Dundee United in the summer and he loves being at the club where his father played in the early 1980s. What made it even more special for […]
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Anglers can help important salmon research

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:45
Hundreds of Atlantic salmon will be tagged and released back into the water as part of a new study aimed at increasing the understanding of the routes they take and the conservation measures needed to protect them. The Scottish Government research project will run for up to 15 weeks during which 750 salmon will be caught […]
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Edinburgh Airport plans for business and housing complex

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:29
The 90 acre site at Edinburgh Airport would have offices, industrial buildings and homes.
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Vive le Fringe! A sparkling festival programme from the French Institute in Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 13:08
‘‘”Fringe” means threshold, departure, edge – and when the wheels spin, the edge is where the sparks fly.’ Cultural Assistant Ronan McMahon is speaking at the launch of the Institut français d’Ecosse (IFE)’s 2017 Fringe programme, Vive Le Fringe! And sparks will most certainly fly this summer, as the IFE hosts a vibrant selection of theatre, […]
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Oskar’s Amazing Adventure

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:38
Fun-loving Oskar has to run down a mountain to find a friendly animal to play with. But where are the animals?  And why does he have to wait till spring to play his favourite game again? The UK premiere of this heart-warming, humorous play uses a rich mix of storytelling, physical theatre, puppetry and song to tell the tale […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – NewsRevue 2017

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/10/2017 - 12:15
NewsRevue may be back every year but it’s always an entirely new show! This Guinness World Record-breaking, Fringe First-winning, Perrier finalist, news-based song and sketch show is where you should come if you’re in need of a cathartic dose of comic exasperation – all in the spirit of free expression. Although NewsRevue is a Fringe stalwart its content changes all […]
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