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Speedway – Courtney seeks silverware

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 08:33
Scott Courtney was thrilled with the efforts of his Berwick Bandits team in their opening night win over Glasgow Tigers. And team manager Courtney is looking for an action replay when arch rivals Newcastle Diamonds visit in the first leg of the Tyne/Tweed Trophy on Saturday. Tapes go up for this clash at 6.30pm and […]
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Yoga anyone? Edinburgh Yoga Festival is back

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:40
Edinburgh’s Yoga Festival returns with a focus on workplace wellbeing from 11th-20th May 2018 Stress-relieving, anxiety-reducing, mental-health improving and mood boosting yoga is coming to Edinburgh with the arrival of the 3rd annual Edinburgh Community Yoga Festival. The organisers say that mental health issues, along with back pain, are the two most common causes of employees […]
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Letter from Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 06:32
Suddenly we are a different country.  Winter has gone and a glorious spring has arrived.  We are basking in sunshine. The beastly wind from the East has given way to mild westerlies. The temperature here in Edinburgh is 18 degrees Celsius and a searing 21 degrees in Aberdeenshire. The daffodils have thrown caution to the […]
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Calls for crackdown on Forth Road Bridge drivers

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:58
Some motorists are still using the "public transport corridor" on the Forth Road Bridge.
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Review: Fat Friends the Musical ****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 00:01
  Some of the recent shows at the Edinburgh Playhouse that I have reviewed for The Edinburgh Reporter have been American High School orientated. While they’ve mostly been enjoyable I have to say I can’t really relate to such a genre. However, this week sees Fat Friends The Musical arrive in the capital for a […]
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Exercise is good for you – but where are the best gyms?

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:31
We all know we should exercise more and that it is a very good thing to do, whatever age you are. Now choosing where to go and what to do has just become much easier. The best independent places to burn the calories have been illustrated with this lovely map, showing Crossfit, yoga, boxing and […]
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Field hockey – students in late slip-up

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 22:03
Division One (men): Hillhead 2, Edinburgh University 2 Edinburgh University are thinking what might have been as they led 2-0 going into the last ten minutes of their crucial Division One basement clash at Hillhead. Goals by Jack Jamieson and Kevin Wong looked to have set them up for a huge win on Thursday. But […]
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'Kenny is a winner' but Lennon cool on Miller link

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:50
Neil Lennon tried to sign Kenny Miller last summer but the Hibs manager will not be drawn on whether he will approach the Rangers striker again.
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Neil Lennon ‘apprehensive’ about visit of champions elect Celtic

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 21:16
  Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon admits to being ‘apprehensive’ about Saturday’s game against champions elect Celtic at Easter Road after the Hoops demolished Rangers in last week’s Scottish Cup semi-final. Celtic can wrap up the title with a victory but Lennon is more interested in his own team with second place a possibility although […]
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Smoked salmon recalled over food poisoning fears

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 19:46

Two salmon products are being recalled over fears of potential food poisoning.

Food Standards Scotland (FSS) issued the recall notice for the Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse products because of "inadequate procedures to control Clostridium botulinum".

The Fife producer's hot and cold smoked salmon with use-by dates of May 6 is being recalled as a precautionary measure.

The FSS notice said: "Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse is recalling two products as a precautionary measure because of concerns about the company's procedures to control Clostridium botulinum.

"This means the products below could be a possible health risk.

"No other Ru An Fhoder Smokehouse products are known to be affected.

"However, if you have bought any of the above products do not eat it. Instead, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund. "

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Salmon packs recalled over health concern

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:59
Food Standards Scotland says the products from a Fife company are a "potential health risk".
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Paul Hanlon signs contract extension with Hibs

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:47
Long serving Hibs’ defender Paul Hanlon has signed a contract extension with the club. The centre-half verbally agreed a deal until 2022 earlier this month, and has now signed on the dotted line. Paul is in his testimonial year at the club, having made his debut in January 2008, and has amassed 340 appearances in […]
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Scottish SPCA Chief Executive Kirsteen Campbell running London Marathon

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:36
Scottish SPCA Chief Executive Kirsteen Campbell is taking on the London Marathon in aid of the charity. Kirsteen will experience one of the world’s largest running events in aid of Scotland’s abused, abandoned and injured animals on Sunday 22 April. Kirsteen said, “I can’t tell you what a challenge this will be for me – […]
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Neil Lennon: Hibernian boss out to delay Celtic title triumph

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 16:32
Neil Lennon got Celtic started on their run towards seven titles in a row, but the Hibs boss is determined to delay the party.
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Antique dealer offered tiger's head and claws for sale

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:27

An antique dealer who illegally offered parts of a tiger and leopard for sale has been fined £1000.

Richard Wales offered a tiger's head and claws for sale on Gumtree and eBay, as well as a leopard's claws.

He pled guilty to breaching regulations designed to protect endangered species from illegal trade at Jedburgh Sheriff Court on Thursday.

Police raided Wales' home in September 2015 and found a tiger's head mounted on the wall.

Wales said he had removed the head from a tiger rug and mounted it on a wooden shield.

An expert from the Animal and Plant Health Agency identified the tiger head as being the same one offered for sale online.

Other eBay adverts, from Wales' "theexplorersstudy" account, offered tiger and leopard claws for sale.

Selling parts of tigers an leopards is illegal withut a licence from the UK Government's Defra department.

Prosecutors were also granted an order forfeiting the tiger's head, which is valued at £3,200.

Laura Buchan, assistant procurator fiscal, said: "This illegal trade has a harmful effect on the conservation status of tigers and contributes to their decline in the wild.

"Richard Wales failed in his responsibilities and as a result stands convicted of a criminal offence.

"It's vitally important that those in the antiques trade fully understand the legislation as well as take seriously their obligations in respect of the trade in items from endangered species."

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Controversial Picardy Place junction plans unveiled

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:20
Alterations have been made to improve the pedestrian and cycle access at Edinburgh's Picardy Place following complaints.
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New tax rates and bands explained

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 14:13
Scotland’s new system of income tax rates and bands has come into force. The changes were signed off by MSPs alongside the Scottish Government Budget in February. They mean many pay less tax, but some pay more. So, how these changes will affect you and your business? Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce are […]
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Degrading tunnel in Fife filled with polystyrene

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 13:06
The tunnel was part of the Dunfermline to North Queensferry railway line which provided a link to the ferry.
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Person dies after being hit by train at railway station

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:43

A person has died after being struck by a London to Edinburgh train.

The incident happened at Drem railway station in East Lothian shortly after midday.

A stretch of the East Coast mainline is currently blocked, with services being suspended.

Commuters have been warned to expect major delays.

A British Transport Police spokeswoman said: "Officers are currently on scene alongside paramedics, however a person has sadly been pronounced dead.

"Officers are now working to identify the person and inform their next of kin."

A Virgin Trains East Coast spokesman said: "We deeply regret to inform customers that another fatality has occurred and a person has been hit by a train between Berwick Upon Tweed and Edinburgh.

"At present, all lines are currently blocked."

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Scottish population reaches new high

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 12:33
Migration is largely behind the rise, despite a drop in the number of people moving from overseas after the Brexit vote.
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