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Hundreds take part in football festival

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 21:54
Three hundred Edinburgh schoolgirls took part in Spartans Community Football Academy’s Girls Football Festival at Ainslie Park on Friday. The event was part of National Women’s Sport Week and the festival brought together girls between the age of six and eight from six North Edinburgh primary schools. The aim of the event is to offer […]
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Nae Fitba – But The Spare Room Still Hasn’t Been Done

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 21:49
There’s something missing in my life right now. Weekends have become longer. There’s not the same anticipation I used to feel on a Friday evening. I find myself filling in dates in the calendar for late July and beyond. But that’s still more than three weeks away. Until then, there’s not a lot to get […]
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Body found in search for missing priest Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 21:23
Police searching for missing Edinburgh priest, Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira have found a body in East Lothian. The 33-year-old was a native of Kerela in southern India and he has been missing since Tuesday. His family have been informed. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police Scotland can confirm that a body has been recovered from the […]
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Missing priest found dead on beach

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 17:09
Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira was last seen alive at a church in Edinburgh on Tuesday.
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Body discovered in search for missing Edinburgh priest

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:45

A body has been found in the search for a missing Edinburgh priest, Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira.

The 33-year old Indian-born priest had been missing since Tuesday.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police Scotland can confirm that a body has been recovered from the West Barns area in East Lothian.

"The discovery was reported to police around 4pm on Friday.

"The family of Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira has been informed of this development."

Archbishop Leo Cushley said: "The news of Father Martin Xavier's death comes as a great shock and a great sadness to all those who knew him and loved him.

"Our thoughts and, more importantly, our prayers are with him and with all his loved ones in both Scotland and India. May he rest in peace."

Father Martin Xavier Vazhachira was a native of Kerela in southern India.

He was ordained a priest of the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate order in 2013.

He arrived in Scotland in July 2016 in order to undertake post-graduate studies at Edinburgh University.

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Police appeal for help in tracking vulnerable missing woman

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:25
POLICE in Edinburgh are appealing for information to help trace a vulnerable woman missing from the Craigentinny area of the city.
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Hundreds turn out as Scotland marks Armed Forces Day

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 16:21
Parades in Edinburgh and Aberdeen are among 300 events held globally.
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EIFF – We Can Be Heroes (2017) 97 mins *****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 15:45
Directed by Claire Downes and co-written by Claire Downes, Ian Jarvis and Stuart Lane from Catherine Bruton’s novel, this is a stunning, poignant mix of comedy, tragedy, love and drama.  In a film full of racial and social stereotypes we find some who are capable of surprising insight, tolerance and compassion too. Ben (Toby Haste) […]
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Man and woman found badly hurt at Longniddry property

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 13:20
Police Scotland say they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.
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Two people seriously injured in violent house attack

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 12:25

Two people have been seriously injured in a violent house attack.

The incident happened at a property on Main Street in Longniddry, East Lothian.

A 34-year-old man and a woman, 51, were seriously injured in the attack at 9.15pm on Friday.

Officers have closed a section of the village's Main Street while forensic teams carry out investigations.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident."

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Race for Life takes place in Holyrood Park

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:41
Cancer Research’s 10km Race for Life will take place at Holyrood Park tomorrow.
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Film fund generates £17m

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:32
A fund to incentivise film production in Scotland has generated £17.5m for the economy returning £10 for every pound spent, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop confirmed this week. The Production Growth Fund, a combination of Scottish Government and National Lottery Funding administered by Creative Scotland, provides an incentive for major film and TV producers to base […]
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Battle of Prestonpans Tapestry on display at Holyrood

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 10:30
The medieval ‘comic strip’  which tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie’s voyage to Scotland is being displayed in the Main Hall at the Scottish Parliament until Thursday 20 July 2017. The colourful tapestry also depicts the battle of Prestonpans in a frame by frame manner. The exhibition will be open between 10am and 5pm (apart […]
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New Life and Style Event announced for Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 09:39
Award winning event organizers, EssentialEdinburgh, have announced an exciting new ”Life and Style” event for Edinburgh this summer. The event will include celebrity speakers, workshops and hair and fashion shows. The event will transform the Royal Society of Edinburgh in George Street into a two-day shopping and socializing extravaganza. Companies include John Lewis, Waterstones, Jessops […]
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One Voice Rally held for The Old Royal High School

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:37
A rallying call for two of Scotland’s national treasures to come together took place this week when three of those behind the Perfect Harmony campaign addressed a musical “One Voice” Rally at Edinburgh’s Canongate Kirk. William Gray Muir, Chairman of The Royal High School Preservation Trust, Dr Kenneth Taylor, Headteacher at St Mary’s Music School […]
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Rural Watch Scotland initiative launched at the Royal Highland Show

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:35
Police Scotland, NFU Scotland and Neighbourhood Watch Scotland launched their Rural Watch Scotland initiative yesterday at the Royal Highland Show, Ingliston. ‘Rural Watch Scotland’ is an extension of the Neighbourhood Watch concept and a product of the *Scottish Partnership Against Rural Crime (SPARC) designed specifically for the rural communities of Scotland and aims to bring all the […]
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Basketball – Edinburgh clinch slot in English League

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:32
City of Edinburgh Basketball Club’s under-18 and under-16 boys’ teams have been accepted to compete in Basketball England’s National Basketball League next season. The Kings will play in the North-East division which will see them take on teams from Durham, Doncaster, Leeds and York. They will also continue to field a team in the Scottish […]
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THE LOVE BOAT BIG BAND: 20 YEARS ON THE HIGH CS

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:26
ALL-STAR LOCAL LEGENDS STEAM INTO PORT FOR 20TH BIRTHDAY CRUISE & EDINBURGH JAZZ FESTIVAL DEBUT! With very special guests THE BEVVY SISTERS EMBARKATION 10PM, JULY 21, THE SPIEGELTENT, GEORGE SQUARE ONBOARD DRESS CODE – NAUTICAL / FANCY “This crème-de-la-crème Edinburgh collective has only pleasure in mind. . . lavishly-arranged period classics and craftily customised pop […]
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Field hockey – Scotland finish tenth in world semi-finals

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:22
World League semi-final; ninth and tenth place play-off: Korea 6, Scotland 3 (at Lee Valley, London). Scotland men finished tenth in the World League semi-finals in London after losing 6-3 to Korea in their final game in London. Coach Derek Forsyth’s squad were undone by the clinical finishing of Korea at Lee Valley despite opening […]
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John Lewis Edinburgh has a new Place to Eat

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 06/24/2017 - 08:21
If you live in Edinburgh, you may be forgiven for thinking that the work on what was the St James’ Centre will never end. We are promised a brand new ‘shopping destination’ – Edinburgh St James no less – in 2020, and in the meantime we try to be patient when faced with roadworks, construction […]
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