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God's Own Country wins Edinburgh Film Festival award

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 10:00
British filmmaker Francis Lee picks up Michael Powell award at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
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Cat owner neglected pet leaving it like a 'skeleton'

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 09:46

A cat owner who caused his pet unnecessary suffering has been banned from keeping animals for ten years.

Frith Mitchell pleaded guilty to neglecting his cat Tiga and was sentenced at Edinburgh Sheriff Court.

The 44-year-old, of New Street, Musselburgh, admitted failing to feed the cat properly and failing to get him the urgent veterinary treatment he needed.

Mitchell was charged following a Scottish SPCA investigation, which found Tiga in a "skeletal condition" and suffering from a range of painful conditions.

Animal welfare inspector Stephanie McCrossan said: "Tiga was in a very poor, skeletal condition, he was dragging his leg, which was protruding at an awkward angle, across the floor as he walked and it was clear he was in urgent need of veterinary treatment.

"After taking Tiga to the vet we found out that he had several health issues which would have caused him to suffer unnecessarily for a prolonged period of time due to his owner failing to seek the necessary veterinary treatment he clearly required.

"Unfortunately, the vet made the decision to put him to sleep due to the severity of his conditions.

"We are pleased that Mitchell has been dealt with by the courts and hope he will give serious consideration to his ability to care for animals in the future."

Mitchell was also ordered to do 85 hours of unpaid work under a community payback order.

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Zoo mascots put new life into famous Trainspotting scene

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 09:45

Edinburgh Zoo's panda and penguin mascots have paid homage to the iconic opening scene from the film Trainspotting.

In a new video to promote the zoo, the mascots recreate Renton and Spud's famous sprint down Princes Street.

The furry pair race around the capital as viewers are told to"Choose Scotland, Choose Edinburgh", before they end up at the zoo.

Danny Boyle's cult classic Trainspotting came out in 1996 and its sequel has just been released on DVD.

Barbara Smith, chief executive of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS), said: "Trainspotting contains some of Edinburgh's most iconic characters and we decided to bring them together with a few of our own.

"It's been tremendous fun making our parody and we hope the public enjoy watching it as much as they enjoy visiting RZSS Edinburgh Zoo this summer."

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Latest train fleet upgrades

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 08:47
Rail users across a number of central belt routes are set to benefit from the latest fleet upgrades. The latest upgraded class 156 diesel train, part of £16m refurbishment programme has been unveiled and it features new seats along with power sockets, new flooring, livery, accessible toilets and dedicated wheelchair spaces. Owned by Angel Trains […]
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Five things you need to know today

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 07:23
Edinburgh International Magic Festival opens today Cycling consultation At The Queen’s Hall Edinburgh Ceilidh Club The Edinburgh Reporter needs you! MagicFest will cast its spell over Edinburgh this weekend as the festival returns with its biggest ever week-long programme of thrilling and spellbinding events and unique shows, inviting Edinburgh and magic fans from afar to […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Aatif Nawaz : The Last Laugh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:51
2017 marks ten years in comedy for Aatif Nawaz. In that time, he has tackled obstacle after obstacle in a highly competitive and cut-throat industry. He has experienced highs and lows, hilarious interactions with Channel 4, chance meetings with comedy legends (including advice from Jimmy Carr and Omid Djalili) dalliances with the BBC, and harsh, […]
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Edinburgh Leisure help you to get fit this summer

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:40
Edinburgh’s festivals are about to begin, but with Edinburgh Leisure festivalgoers and those who work in the city can keep up their energy levels and enjoy their fittest summer ever.  Edinburgh Leisure has launched its ‘Summer Pass’, with everything you need for a sport filled summer, with something for everyone to keep active and healthy […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Geoff Norcott: Right-Leaning But Well-Meaning

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:36
In the divisive political climate of 2017, Conservative and Leave-voting comedian, Geoff Norcott, has spent so long defending his views behind cultural enemy lines he’s started wondering, ‘What if they’re right about the right?’ What if degrees of xenophobia, sexism and selfishness are inevitable the moment you drift right of centre? As well as casting […]
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Opulence Ball raises £86,000 for diabetes charity

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:36
The Type 1 Diabetes research charity, JDRF, held its ‘Opulence Ball’ at The Balmoral Hotel, Edinburgh last month. The event raised £86,000 to help find the cure for type 1 diabetes.    
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Donaldson tips Bonnyrigg Ross boss to follow him into senior game

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:30
Ruaridh Donaldson has tipped his former Bonnyrigg Rose manager Robbie Horn to join him in making the step up to the senior game.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – An Edinburgh Legend

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:24
The  Tobermory Main Street Players are bringing their own original play to the Fringe. Their play charts the way in which a single dramatic gesture can unleash feelings of anger, frustration and even desperation in ordinary people against the forces of the establishment in all its manifestations: social, economic, political and above all religious. They […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – THE END, THE END, THE END…

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:05
A new international multimedia ensemble from seven countries and across America ritualizes their exile experience in the United States. The result is a defiant theatrical collage that enlists the audience in a revolution for a new utopia. Facing end-of-the-world paranoia in America and drowning in media, the exiles labour through the act of remembering and […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – 100 Ways to Tie a Shoe-Lace

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:00
Forget about the Dog Theatre Company bring a comedic and imaginative take on the realigning of one person’s mind. Plunged into a world of confusion, she’ll have to confront her situation if she’s going to get back to her old self. A creative mash-up of witty dialogue, puppetry, original music and physical theatre; to serve […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Katsura Sunshine: Rakugo!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/30/2017 - 06:00
The first Western Rakugo Master, Katsura Sunshine, returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe following a sell-out shown last year with a new one-hour show of Japanese comic storytelling – in English! With only a fan and hand towel for props, Katsura Sunshine’s hilarious, fast-talking narrative is singularly Japanese and universally funny. His kimono comedy crosses […]
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