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Books – ‘Farewell, King Coal’

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 16:52
‘I look back on the decline and death of the coal industry with mixed feelings and say, echoing the words of Shakespeare’s Richard II, ‘Farewell King Coal’…..it is an imponrtant part of the story of mankind’s unending struggle to survive on this restless planet in harmony with the animals, microbes and plants that share it […]
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Police launch human trafficking and sexual exploitation campaign

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 15:40
Police Scotland has today launched its first ever campaign targeting the perpetrators of human trafficking and sexual exploitation. The campaign seeks to highlight that people are being trafficked and sexually exploited in plain sight across Scotland and to raise public awareness of what may be going on in their communities. Traffickers are making potentially millions […]
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Image issued over serious assault case in Portobello

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 14:20
Detectives want anyone who recognises the man in the picture to come forward.
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Edinburgh Airport has busy September but 'below European average'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:27
The latest figures follow a busy summer, with July breaking records for any Scottish airport.
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Disgraced banker Fred the Shred's table up for sale

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:15

Disgraced ex-RBS chief Fred Goodwin's boardroom table is up for sale.

The table was donated by Clydesdale bank to homeless charity FourSquare to be used in their offices.

However it's 25ft length was too big for their boardroom so they've decided to sell it for £4000.

The table previously belonged in Mr Goodwin's Clydesdale Bank office, where he served as deputy chief executive until 1995.

It was at Clydesdale Bank where he earned the nickname 'Fred The Shred' for his ruthless, cost-saving reputation.

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A spokesperson for the charity said: "We hope to raise £4000 with the sale of the table that we can put towards helping homeless and disadvantaged people throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians."

The table is available to buy from the Edinburgh Furniture Initiative, a shop run by FourSquare.

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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Cllr Scott Arthur on public conveniences

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:05
Councillor Scott Arthur tells us that he believes Colinton Public Toilets are at risk from budget cuts. The City of Edinburgh Council currently has a consultation underway where the public are asked how our capital should deal with the £106m of cuts it faces over the next 4 years. The Edinburgh Evening News has reported […]
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Flynn sees the positives as Edinburgh United run Uni close

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:05
NEW Edinburgh United boss Ian Flynn believes his young side will have learned a lot from their narrow South Region Challenge Cup third-round defeat by Edinburgh University.
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Scotland Women heading to World Cup in France

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 13:03
The Scotland Women’s National Team made history in Albania last month as they qualified for their first ever FIFA Women’s World Cup Finals in Head Coach Shelley Kerr’s first campaign in charge. Goals from Kim Little and Jane Ross saw the side overcome the Albanians in a dominant performance, with the jubilant players erupting into […]
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Edinburgh gin lovers pack Corn Exchange for weekend event

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:43
Edinburgh gin lovers enjoyed a gin extravaganza this weekend at the Big Big Gin Festival.
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Dispersal zone plan for Bonfire Night in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:27
Police could use riot equipment and set up strict dispersal zones if trouble erupts during Bonfire Night.
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Knitting – next week is Rowan Week at McAree Brothers

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:25
McAree Brothers who have a wool shop on Howe Street have told us they will be hosting Rowan Week from 22-26 October.  All of you crafters will know that Rowan Yarns produce high quality knitting wool and their patterns are quite modern. During the week long series of events this October from 22-26 they will  celebrate […]
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On the music scene – head for the West End at the end of the month

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:23
Alive in the West End 26 – 28 October 2018   A series of music events will set toes tapping in Edinburgh’s West End this autumn as a new event, Alive in the West End, is announced.   Pubs, venues and even unconventional spaces like shops and restaurants across the neighbourhood are all putting on […]
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Image appeal after man left injured in serious assault

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 12:14

Police have released an image of a man wanted in connection with a serious assault in Edinburgh.

A man was left injured after being attacked in Mountcastle Crescent, Portobello, at 6am on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Detectives believe the man pictured is of interest to their investigation and have asked anyone who recognises him to come forward.

The man has olive-coloured skin and is in his mid 30s, of average build, with short dark hair and a foreign accent.

He was wearing a grey polo shirt and light combat trousers.

The man was driving a grey or silver car with tinted windows.

Constable Neill Watt said: "This has understandably been extremely distressing for the victim and we continue to follow various lines of enquiry as part of the ongoing investigation.

"The man pictured is believed to have information of significance to our investigation, and we would urge anyone who recognises him to come forward as soon as possible."

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CCTV appeal following serious assault in Portobello

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:52
Police have released an image of a man they wish to trace in connection with a serious assault which took place in Mountcastle Crescent around 6am on Sunday 27th August 2017. Detectives believe the man pictured is of interest to the ongoing investigation and would ask anyone who recognises him to come forward. The man is […]
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Family pay tribute to man found deal on beach at Longniddry

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:51
The family of a man who died on a beach at Longniddry have paid tribute to him in a statement released through Police Scotland. Scott Dunn Calder, 23, who lived in Edinburgh had been at the Oktoberfest event at Gosford House the previous evening. He was found unconscious on the beach at Longniddry Bents by a […]
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Edinburgh Airport figures record busiest-ever September

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:38

Edinburgh Airport has recorded its busiest-ever September.

A total of 1,366,026 passengers passed through its doors last month, up 5.8% on the same four-week period last year.

Of that total, more than 902,000 were international travellers and over 463,000 were passengers on domestic flights.

The figures come after the airport broke the 1.5 million mark for passenger numbers for the first time in July.

Chief executive Gordon Dewar said it was "another impressive month" for the airport, which has welcomed around 4.5 million people over the past three months.

"We have a fantastic range of destinations and airlines for passengers looking for that beach holiday or city break, and we're always looking to add more, such as this month's fantastic addition in Dubai with Emirates," he said.

But he added that Scotland is recording growth "well below" the European average.

"We're also seeing airlines announcing reductions and cuts to services due to us having the highest aviation tax in the world, something which is holding back the industry's true potential,"

Mr Dewar added. "With the further challenge of an uncertain Brexit looming, the promised APD (air passenger duty) reduction needs to be delivered to avoid a stall in aviation and tourism growth."

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Dog walker attacked by group of youths in Winchburgh park

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:27
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault which took place  around 12.50pm on Saturday afternoon within the park near Niddry Road, Winchburgh. A 41-year-old man was walking his dog in the area when he was confronted by a group of youths and a verbal altercation ensued. At this time the victim was attacked from […]
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Dog walker injured after attack by gang in Winchburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 11:18
The 41-year-old man was in a park near in Winchburgh in West Lothian when they started a row with him.
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Edinburgh war hero honoured 100 years after death

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:48
AN EDINBURGH war hero has been honoured 100 years after his death at a memorial ceremony held in the French town where he died.
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So you want to start a business..here are some top tips

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:46
Thinking of starting your first business? After working in a media agency for over 10 years, Michelle decided to launch her own business, Michelle Brown PR in 2014. She explains what is means to her. “Whether it’s choosing a change of career, realising that your work/life balance isn’t where it should be, looking for a […]
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