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Musselburgh Racecourse – a meeting next week will not save Friday Night at the Races

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 11:04
Further to yesterday’s article about the future of Musselburgh Racecourse, it now seems that racing will not be allowed to proceed next week. The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) confirmed last Friday that the Musselburgh Joint Racing Committee (MJRC) which runs the course had not met the conditions set by the BHA for the renewal of […]
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Young Edinburgh woman achieves top Girl Guiding award

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:47
An inspiring young woman from Edinburgh has won the highest award in Girlguiding. Rosalyn Old, 26, from Edinburgh was presented with her Queen’s Guide Award at the House of Commons on Saturday 3rd June by Val Elliott, the Interim Chair of Girlguiding’s Board of Trustees and Sally Illsley, Deputy Chief  Guide. . Rosalyn first joined […]
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EIFF 2017 – Guardians (2017) 94mins **

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:13
A Russian superhero movie, that revolves around the “Patriot” project and set in modern day, and a story of a team created in Cold War Soviet Union to protect the USSR is a simple enough tale. With the end of the hostile stand-off came the end of the team and they are now spread far […]
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Brave woman who lost legs and arm speaks about her meningitis battle

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 08:19
Feeling hot and bothered at work, Linsay Robertson went home, convinced she was coming down with the flu.
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau in Edinburgh to meet Queen 

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 07:16

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is to meet the Queen in Edinburgh as part of a trip to recognise the "strong ties" between his country and the UK.

Mr Trudeau is visiting Scotland on his way to the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7 and 8.

He met Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar for the first time on Tuesday and will have a private meeting with the Queen at the Palace of Holyroodhouse on Wednesday to "honour her importance to Canada's history and to thank her for her continued dedication to Canada", his office said.

The event comes as part of Holyrood week when the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh host a number of engagements in Scotland.

Scottish Paralympic gold medallists Gordon Reid, Jo Butterfield and Karen Darke were all made MBEs at an investiture ceremony at the palace on Tuesday and, before the meeting with Mr Trudeau, the Queen and Prince Philip will visit Stirling and Falkirk.

They will travel by boat to The Kelpies sculpture to unveil a plaque to name the Queen Elizabeth II Canal that runs through the Helix development.

At Stirling Castle, the royal couple will attend a thanksgiving service in the Chapel Royal before meeting supporters and staff involved in the redevelopment of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Museum.

Mr Trudeau was accompanied on his trip to Ireland by his wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau and their young son Hadrien.

His office said his visit to Ireland and the UK will "serve to recognise the strong family ties, history and common purpose our countries share".

Mr Trudeau, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada who was elected prime minister in 2015, said he is looking forward to his meeting with the Queen.

They met in London shortly after his election, but they also met when Mr Trudeau was a young boy and his father Pierre was Canada's PM.

Mr Trudeau said: "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's commitment to public service has long inspired me and many other Canadians. "With this year marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation, I look forward to thanking her personally for her dedication to our country and for carrying out her duties with such grace and strength."

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Mum’s autism blog up for National award

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 06:47
Waiting for her daughter Estella to be diagnosed with autism was a daunting and lonely experience.
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Bridgend farmhouse wins heritage grant

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 06:20
The fascinating history behind Bridgend farmhouse is going to be brought to life, thanks to a substantial grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.  People who once worked on the farm, on the Old Dalkeith Road, and those who remember it well, will be asked to take part in an exciting project called “Place, work and […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Alasdair Beckett-King: The Alasdair Beckett-King Mysteries

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:25
Mick Perrin Worldwide are proud to announce the debut solo stand-up show from award-winning comedian Alasdair Beckett-King at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Alasdair is a legendary comedian, in that there is little historical evidence he exists. But he does exist. His debut solo show is a cabinet of curiosities tackling the conundrums of impending […]
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Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to meet Queen in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 01:00
Justin Trudeau will have a private audience with the monarch at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Aaron Calvert: Awaken

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 00:50
Following a sensational 2016 sell-out debut, Aaron Calvert returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year with even more astounding mind reading and fascinating hypnotic feats in his brand-new show. 26-year-old Mancunian Aaron Calvert originally trained as a doctor before stepping onto the stage full time. In the 18 months since graduating his career in […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Caroline Mabey: Quetzals

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 00:45
Caroline Mabey is proud to present her highly-anticipated fifth full-length show at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Caroline’s memory isn’t what it once was. Or so she assumes. Join her as she desperately tries to memorise the 103 allowable two letter Scrabble words, in this joyful, addled meander through self-help, holistic dance and learning to […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Borders by Henry Naylor

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 00:30
Following a hugely successful Worldwide tour of his third play, Angel, two-time Fringe First Award-winning playwright Henry Naylor returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer with the highly anticipated premiere of his new play. In Borders, he turns his attention to the refugee crisis by highlighting the epic story of one young Syrian’s journey […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Reginald D Hunter: Some People vs Reginald D Hunter

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 00:10
Following a 40 date UK tour Reginald D Hunter returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this Summer with his highly anticipated brand-new show. In the years that he has been living and performing in the UK, Reginald’s searingly honest material has garnered him a popular fan base that spans the generations. In the past twelve […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Gein’s Family Giftshop: Volume 3

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/05/2017 - 00:01
Multi-Award winning Gein’s Family Giftshop make their highly-anticipated return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year. Like persistent dandruff; Kath Hughes, Edward Easton, James Meehan and Kiri Pritchard-Mclean (the silent member in name only) are back, and they are itching to show you what they’ve come up with. Skin ailments aside, the 4 strong, 5 […]
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The Last Men in Aleppo (2016) 104mins *****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 21:31
The Last Men in Aleppo follows the White Helmets, an urban search and rescue unit of volunteers who operate in rebel-controlled Syria and Turkey. The film itself combines breathtaking footage of in-progress searches, bombings and the short-lived ceasefire in 2016. The combination of strength and resilience of the two main characters, Khaled and Mahmoud, and […]
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EIFF – More than just films

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 20:15
Film festivals are loved by fans the world over; they are events that get us excited to see what is coming, meet the cast and crews of next month’s or year’s big hits. Most importantly, they are an opportunity to get a jump on your film friends by seeing something before they do The other […]
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Witness appeal following fatal collision near West Calder

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 19:52
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision in the West Calder area. Emergency services were called to a two-car collision on the A704 West Calder to Forth road near to Longford around 10.35am on Tuesday 4 July. The 48-year-old female driver of a black Citroen C1 was sadly pronounced dead at […]
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Two charged following drugs seizure in Livingston

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 18:47
Police have charged a 51 year old male and 34 year old female  following the recovery of Class A and Class B from an address in Livingston. Officers from the Pro Active Unit searched the property in Ladywell on Monday 3rd July and recovered 111.5 grams of Cocaine, 5.5 grams of amphetamine and 2 grams […]
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Big Hearts Partners With McClure Solicitors to Provide ‘Free Wills for Charity’

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 18:30
Big Hearts Community Trust have revealed a new fundraising partnership with McClure Solicitors, which will allow anyone connected with Heart of Midlothian Football Club’s official charity partner to get a professional will service free of charge. Every adult should have a will stating who will receive their assets and where they will end up. Without […]
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Jobs available through Wester Hailes Jobcentre

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 07/04/2017 - 18:07
There is an open recruitment event tomorrow 5 July 2017 at the Wester Hailes JobCentre for anyone interested in a job in the South Gyle area. West Gate Farm a brand new restaurant on South Gyle Broadway, part of the Greene King group, are hiring! They are working alongside the local JobCentre recruitment team to […]
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