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Site launched to help Edinburgh pet owners find dog-friendly restaurants, shops and venues

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:00
A WEBSITE that will help dog owners discover canine-friendly events, restaurants, shops and venues across the Capital launches next weekend with a party fit for a pooch.
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World Cup joy for Edinburgh pair after all-expenses paid FIFA trip

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:00
Flying with Dutch legend Marco van Basten, drinking beers with Portugese manager Carlos Queiroz and eating breakfast next to professional English pundit Chris Waddle – how four years make a difference for one father and son.
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Council block children from taking part in free football sessions in public park

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 07:00
Boxer Bradley Welsh has slammed the city council’s “absolutely ridiculous” decision to block hundreds of children from taking part in free football sessions in a public park.
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Pauline has bags of style

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:52
LINEN FROM THE LANG TOUN GIVES CATHRIN BRODIE BAGS OF STYLE A Scottish businesswoman is showcasing Fife’s world famous linen in a new commercial venture. Pauline Randall, who also runs social media firm, Florizel Media, is the entrepreneur behind new brand Cathrin Brodie, which specialises in highly durable and stylish tote handbags, but also produces […]
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Spartans’ Jason Stevens aims to fulfil dream by scoring at Hampden

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 06:33
Striker Jason Stevens agrees his move to Spartans at the tail-end of last year has far exceeded his expectations.
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Hibs survive early scare to progress in Europa League quest

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:38
Hibs survived an early scare before comprehensively securing a place in the second Europa League qualifying round with a 6-4 victory over NSI Runavic tonight at the Svangaskaro Stadium. Hibs had to come from behind twice in an incredible and bizarre 90 minutes played in wind, rain and fog at the stadium where Scotland memorably drew 2-2 […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Very Blue Peter

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 22:15
Very Blue Peter gives you the chance to watch an episode of Blue Peter that was never aired! Anyone who is sentimental about the much-loved programmes of their youth, should come and experience kids’ TV for adults. In 1998 Richard Bacon was fired from Blue Peter. What many people don’t realise is that this was a cover up for […]
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Paw Patrol Live Heads to Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:23
  There’s a treat in store for kids in the capital city next weekend when Paw Patrol Live! “The Great Adventure” heads to the Edinburgh Playhouse. There’s a big Pirate Day celebration in Adventure Bay and Mayor Goodway is getting everything shipshape. However, when Cap’n Turbot falls into a dark and mysterious cavern, it’s PAW […]
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Man on drugs charge after £120,000 of heroin seized 

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 20:04

A man has appeared in court after police seized heroin worth more than £120,000 during a flat search in Edinburgh.

Officers executed search warrants at three properties in the capital on Wednesday.

They recovered a large quantity of heroin from a flat in Craigour Green and seized around £5400 in cash from the properties in total.

Kevin Hood, 29, from Edinburgh, appeared at the city's Sheriff Court on Thursday on a drugs charge.

He made no plea and was granted bail pending a further appearance.

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Hearts Admit Fielding Ineligible Player in Betfred Cup

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:52
Hearts have tonight admitted they fielded an ineligible player during last night’s Betfred Cup tie victory at Cove Rangers. Andy Irving came on as a second half substitute but it transpired that while Hearts had completed the paperwork extending his contract in January this year it had not been uploaded to the SFA registration system […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Henry Box Brown – A Musical Journey

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:39
The cream of New York gospel and R&B singers, plus leading Off Broadway performers, are coming to the Edinburgh Fringe with a new musical telling the true story of an 1850s Virginia slave who was shipped to freedom in a box. Henry Box Brown is directed by Tony Award winner Ben Harney (Broadway’s Dream Girls) and has been created by […]
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If You’re Serious About Changing Your Life…

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 19:00
Weight loss. Smoking cessation. Insomnia. Anxiety. Self-esteem. Panic attacks. Tinnitus. Phobias such as fear of spiders, fear of flying. All unwanted habits. But all these issues have been successfully dealt with through the life-changing benefits of hypnotherapy. The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith runs Mind Generating Success, a successful hypnotherapy practice in the west end of […]
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Significant heroin seizure following raids on Edinburgh flats

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:01
Police have recovered a significant quantity of Class A drugs following searches of three flats in the city. On Wednesday 18th July, acting on intelligence, officers executed search warrants in Craigour Green, Muirhouse Crescent and Gorgie Road. Over £120,000 worth of heroin was found at the property in Craigour Green, along with drug paraphrenalia and […]
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Syrian refugee raised safety fears before murder bid

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:28

A Syrian refugee who was nearly killed in a racist knife attack raised concerns for his safety days before he was stabbed, his lawyer has said.

Shabaz Ali was left critically injured after being stabbed six times at a hostel he was staying at in Edinburgh.

Sean Gorman, 18, admitted the attack at the High Court in Edinburgh on Thursday.

After the hearing, Mr Ali's lawyer gave a statement outside the court on behalf of the victim and his family.

He called on Edinburgh city council to carry out an urgent review into the placing of refugees into homeless accommodation.

He said many refugees were afraid to speak out about the violence they face.

'Only days before being stabbed, he raised concerns for his safety with Edinburgh city council.' Lawyer Aamer Anwar

Mr Anwar said: "Only days before being stabbed, he raised concerns for his safety with Edinburgh city council.

"There must be an urgent review by Edinburgh city council of the placement of refugees and other vulnerable people in homeless accommodation."

The stabbing left Mr Ali so badly injured he will require further surgery and may never fully recover.

Shabaz phoned his father Sivan Ali during the attack, and Gorman could be heard to say "why are you still here, why are you not back in your country?"

Mr Anwar said that Shabaz opened his eyes after three days of fighting for his life in hospital.

On waking up, he told his father: "We ran away from war in Syria. I do not want to die here.

"I would rather die with honour and pride in my own country. This country is not safe for me."

Mr Anwar continued: "This family have suffered a great deal but believe their security was put at risk because of Edinburgh city council's inaction.

"There is a belief that the Syrian refugee community is suffering in silence and is too fearful to make complaints because of the high level of publicity surrounding the refugee crisis."

Kate Campbell, the council's housing and economy convener, said: "I appreciate that this has been a terrible time for Shabaz and his family.

"Along with other partners in the city we have done everything we possibly can to support him. I would also stress that we take the safety of everyone placed in temporary accommodation very seriously.

"The Homelessness Task Force has a meeting at the end of August where we will be looking at temporary accommodation and safety measures they have in place.

"Anyone who presents as homeless is vulnerable, but we recognise that people present for different reasons and there are varying degrees of vulnerability.

"We would always look to accommodate people in the most appropriate form of temporary accommodation available, and make sure that there are support services in place while we look for permanent, settled accommodation."

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Teenager admits racially aggravated attempted murder

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:02
A teenager who stabbed another 25-year-old man repeatedly following an argument about noise in an Edinburgh hostel has admitted attempted murder. Eighteen-year-old Sean Gorman attacked the 25-year-old victim at the property on Upper Gilmore Place in the early hours of Thursday 3rd May. Gorman had been visiting the hostel and when the victim, who was […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Naomi McDonald: Stardumb

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:12
One of the UK’s hottest young comedy talents – impressionist Naomi McDonald is smashing down the dressing room doors and rounding up a roomful of stars for the Fringe. Stardumb reveals the secret lives and longings of famous names including Katie Price, Drew Barrymore, Kim Kardashian, Cheryl Cole, Janet Street Porter and Fearne Cotton. Nigella […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Puffin Island

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:49
AN EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE WORLD PREMIERE Across the Pond Productions presents Puffin Island A true story of adventure, love, and the devastation of sexual assault Puffin Island follows Cara, a college student from the States traveling around Europe, as she meets Paul, a Scottish native. Although the two quickly fall for each other, the story takes a […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe – Stamptown Comedy Night

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:34
SOLD OUT: Edinburgh Fringe SOLD OUT: Melbourne International Comedy Festival Stamptown Comedy Night is a chaotic, late-night experience featuring the best alternative acts on the international scene. Hosted by anarchic, Norwegian-American comedy duo Zach & Viggo, this show has been described as ‘hell on earth’ and almost always contains zero jokes, relying heavily on nudity. EDINBURGH LINEUPJohn […]
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Motorcyclist killed in A93 crash named

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:07
The 53-year-old from Fife died in a one-vehicle accident on the A93 in Aberdeenshire.
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Curb on legal highs 'led to drop in hospital admissions'

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:05

Curbs on so-called legal highs led to a drop in the number of people needing hospital treatment, a new study suggests.

NHS Lothian hospital admissions related to the drugs dropped by around 80% after they were removed from shops in Edinburgh.

However, there was also a slight increase in people seeking hospital treatment after taking more traditional drugs like ecstasy and speed.

There was no increase in admissions relating to opioids like heroin.

The research was carried out by a team at the University of Edinburgh.

Professor of clinical toxicology Michael Eddleston said: "Widespread adoption of Trading Standards enforcement, together with focused legislation, seemed to turn the tide against these highly-damaging drugs.

"These restrictions may have offered health benefits and saved the NHS substantial funds each year."

Legal highs - officially known as new psychoactive substances - were banned temporarily in 2015 and then permanently restricted by Trading Standards.

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