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Search for owner after urn found in Edinburgh taxi

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:35
The urn full of ashes was found inside a small velvet box left in the back of a taxi in Edinburgh.
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UK government completes sale of Green Investment Bank

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:08
The institution, which is based in Edinburgh, has been sold to Macquarie Group for £2.3bn.
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Your pictures of Scotland: 11-18 August

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 11 and 18 August.
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Work begins on £80m Edinburgh Airport expansion

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:27
The three-storey extension at Edinburgh Airport will provide more gates and space for shops and customs and immigration.
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Edinburgh Airport £80m expansion project under way

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:37

Work has begun on an £80m project to expand Edinburgh airport.

A three-story extension is being constructed to create room for new boarding gates and seating areas.

The extension will stretch out from the existing gate 12, at the east end of the airport towards Gogarburn.

The airport says the plan is part of investment worth £220m over the next five years to handle a predicted record number of passengers.

It is hoped the expansion will be completed by summer 2018.

Later, a new baggage reclamation hall and six new gates will be constructed, alongside more retail space.

The airport's chief executive Gordon Dewar said: "This is a major investment for the capital and Scotland and further establishes Edinburgh Airport as one of the most innovative and forward thinking airports in the UK.

"We are Scotland's busiest airport and the fastest growing airport in the UK - and that demand is only going to grow with record numbers of passengers we expect to see passing through the terminal."

Mr Dewar added: "There have been times this summer where we've experienced busy periods that have impacted on our service and this investment in new facilities will ensure we have the infrastructure needed to handle more passengers and provide them with a positive experience whether arriving or departing.

"As Scotland's gateway to the world, it's vital that we have first class infrastructure and we will continue to invest in that, creating more jobs, supporting the economy and opening up Scotland to the world."

Earlier in August, the airport revealed details of its proposed new flight paths, following a lengthy and controversial consultation.

Flights would go directly over communities including Livingston and South Queensferry at peak times under the proposals.

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News from the Council Leader

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:02
Councillor Adam McVey who is Council Leader was a bit weary when we met him yesterday afternoon at the usual press briefing. However he had already written the leader’s briefing for next week’s council meeting which we reproduce for you below. We have already covered most of these stories here : City Region Deal – […]
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First look at Saoirse Ronan's Mary, Queen of Scots

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:53
Irish-American actress Saoirse Ronan is playing Mary in the new film which is due to be released next year.
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Appeal to find owners of ornate urn found in black cab

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:47

Police are trying to trace the owners of an ornate urn which was left in the back of an Edinburgh taxi.

The urn, contained inside a small velvet box with a metal clipper, was found in the back of a black cab at 2am on Sunday, April 30.

Almost four months later, no-one has come to claim the item, leading to Police Scotland to appeal for its rightful owners to come forward.

It is described as being dark grey and white in colour.

The owners have been asked to attend at the Lost Property Department at Fettes Police Station.

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Letter from Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:35
I see them every morning “creeping like a snail unwillingly to school”. They’re back. The new term began this week for Scotland’s 700,000 school pupils. Some are like Shakespeare’s snails, others have “shining morning faces” and are skipping along, perhaps to their first day of formal education. A survey by Action for Children has found […]
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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 – Verdi’s MacBeth

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 09:22
‘MacBeth’ is a major new production of Verdi’s dark operatic thriller, given by the International Festival’s 2017 resident company Teatro Regio of Turin, conducted by Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Emma Dante. The opera was the very first to be performed at the inaugural International Festival in 1947. A coven of witches prophesies that Macbeth […]
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Green Investment Bank sale now complete

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:11
The Green Investment Bank headquartered in Edinburgh and London has been sold to a Macquarie-led consortium for £2.3 billion. The sale announced in April 2017 will mean that the GIB, now to be known as Green Investment Group, will expand its investment in green infrastructure in the UK and Europe. Macquarie will use the GIB […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Two Dunnit

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 08:00
TWO DUNNIT 11:50am, 14th-26th August (not 20th), theSpace@Surgeons Hall   An infernally complicated murder mystery, a barrage of suspects and an hour of comedy – all brought to life by only two comedians. Louisa Keight (of the Cambridge Footlights) and Robert Eyers (writer/director of 2016 Fringe hit ‘Five Go Off On One!’) present their debut Fringe […]
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Edinburgh International Book Festival – Paul Auster at 70

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:36
How to achieve Paul Auster’s literary genius? Start living uncomfortably Any questions? andersphoto by Alan McMunnigall, University of Glasgow and Pamela Ross, University of Glasgow Paul Auster takes the stage at the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh to a great reception. He reads the opening pages of his latest work, the Man Booker-longlisted 4 3 2 […]
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:39
Councillor Maureen Child represents the Portobello/Craigmillar ward in the city. Here she blogs for us with all sorts of information from her inbox Dear All Our local Voluntary Sector Forum is meeting on Monday 28 August, 12 noon – 2pm at The White House, 70 Niddrie Mains Road. All voluntary groups are welcome from across […]
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New term will bring new hope for Edinburgh University boss

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:30
Edinburgh University manager Dorian Ogunro admits he is counting the days until September.
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Bonnyrigg Rose striker admits players can expect the chop

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:30
Bonnyrigg Rose striker Wayne McIntosh says he and his team-mates could have no complaints if manager Robbie Horn makes drastic changes to his starting line-up for tomorrow’s Super League match at home to Bo’ness United.
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Slater and Gordon appoint head of employment in Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:30
A New Zealander who moved from one continent to another has now moved from London to Scotland to lead the employment law team at Slater and Gordon Edinburgh.   Josephine Van Lierop, who is originally from New Zealand, but moved to London in 2007, will oversee the firm’s expansion of its Scottish operation, acting for […]
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Dalkeith aim to pile more misery on Dunbar

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:30
Dalkeith Thistle boss Kevin Haynes hopes to deepen Dunbar United’s early season Premier League woes when he pits his wits against his former team-mate Geoff Jones at New Countess Park tomorrow.
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Ormiston in ‘better place than last year’, says Richie Weir

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:30
Despite having lost their opening three matches this season, Ormiston manager Richie Weir insists his team are in far better shape than they were this time last year.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – IlluminArchie: Archie Maddocks ***

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 00:12
IlluminArchie is the hilarious new show by ‘super cool, super smart storyteller’ (Bruce Dessau, Evening Standard) and award-winning comedian, Archie Maddocks.  He is described as ‘poignant, inventive and razor-sharp’ (BroadwayBaby.com) and as having ‘a corking, almost cinematic story’ (Chortle.co.uk).  Join Archie for his new show, which looks at, but is not limited to, how he […]
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