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Hibernian v Hamilton Academical

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:31
Stats followed by live coverage of Saturday's Scottish Premiership game between Hibernian and Hamilton Academical.
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New care framework for Huntington’s disease

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:04
Local staff and families at forefront of work to help people with complex neurodegenerative condition One of the world’s first local Care Frameworks for Huntington’s Disease (HD) has been launched in Lothian. Families affected by HD joined health and social care partnership staff at the launch at University of Edinburgh’s Chancellor’s Building, within the campus […]
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Edinburgh Leisure is hiring coaches – go to their open day

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 10:02
Do you have what it takes to inspire youngsters to reach their goals?  Edinburgh Leisure is hiring qualified swimming and gymnastics coaches.   A recruitment open day will be held at the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Tuesday, 26 February from 2-7 pm.  Additional recruitment days will also be held on 28 March and 2 May 2019. […]
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Courier firm keeps on growing

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 09:14
Scotland’s largest independent courier firm has continued its investment drive – as it eyes up further expansion south of the border. Bathgate-headquartered Eagle Couriers has taken a 50% share in Surrey-based Wey Group International, specialists in UK same day and overnight deliveries as well as international shipments. The move comes just months after Eagle’s full […]
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Designer wedding dresses to be auctioned for charity

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 08:32
Coveted Edinburgh bridal boutique, Rachel Scott Couture, has just announced they will sell off more than 20 couture wedding dresses and will donate all proceeds to Smart Works Edinburgh. The Duchess of Sussex is patron of the charity which helps to support women return to the workplace by providing styling advice, high-quality interview clothes and […]
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LibDems name parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh East

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 08:05
Scottish Liberal Democrat leader Willie Rennie has today unveiled project manager and former NGO worker Jill Reilly as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Edinburgh East. As a project manager, Jill has worked in both the public and private sector, including healthcare, transport, justice and financial services. Currently she is managing a programme of work […]
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'Bringing up baby' explored in exhibition

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:09
The Museum of Childhood in Edinburgh looks at the choices and challenges facing parents through the years.
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Minister Fergus Ewing seeks farm funding guarantee

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 02/16/2019 - 00:09
The Scottish rural economy secretary wants clarification on what happens after Brexit.
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Edinburgh need to 'battle' to reach play-offs - Cockerill

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:37
Edinburgh have to keep "battling" for points if they're to reach the Pro14 play-offs, says Richard Cockerill.
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Rob Munn to contest Leith Walk by election

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:18
The SNP has selected Rob Munn as their candidate to contest the Leith Walk by-election, following a ballot of local members. The Ward 12 by-election, triggered by the resignation of Labour councillor Marion Donaldson, will be held on Thursday 11 April.   Mr Munn brings a wealth of experience in local government as both a […]
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Investigation into Christmas bin problems

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 20:01
The Capital’s under-pressure bin service relied on the good will of workers in agreeing to work on public holidays over the festive period – and a review has now been ordered into the operation over Christmas. The city council’s refuse services did not operate on either Christmas Day or New Year’s Day – but asked staff […]
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Proposed cuts to Edinburgh Leisure ‘will endanger the health of vulnerable people’

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:58
Sports clubs have warned councillors that cutting £3.35m from Edinburgh Leisure’s budget will “endanger the health of vulnerable people” in the Capital. One proposal by The City of Edinburgh Council, who have to trim their spending by between £33.1m and £41m in next year’s budget, is to cut £350,000 from Edinburgh Leisure’s £8.15m of current funding. […]
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Airport introducing new system of valet parking

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:34
Car drop and go – New innovative parking product coming to Edinburgh Airport. An innovative new service which uses the latest technology will put valet parking at the heart of Edinburgh Airport’s parking approach to use its space more efficiently. The airport is investing £12 million in the new service creating a dedicated facility on […]
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Man found in burned-out car in Blantyre was Polish national

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:28
Police said the 36-year-old had been visiting relatives in Tayside before the stolen car was found in Blantyre.
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Teenager jailed for stabbing two people in the street

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 18:04

A teenager has been sentenced to four years behind bars after stabbing two people in an attempted murder and an assault.

The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, pleaded guilty to one charge of attempted murder and one charge of assault to severe injury last month.

The attempted murder happened in the early hours of September 1 last year outside the Waterstones store in Princes Street in Edinburgh.

A 32-year-old man suffered several stab wounds to his body after confronting the teenager over his behaviour towards two homeless women who were taking shelter in the doorway.

The second attack happened on Tuesday, September 4 in Cockburn Street, where two men were approached by the teenager and two others.

The victim, then aged 17, suffered a single stab wound to his lower back.

The teenager was sentenced to four years in jail when he appeared at the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday.

'Both of these incidents were extremely frightening for the victims and left them with serious injuries' Detective sergeant Mark Lumsden

Detective sergeant Mark Lumsden said: "Both of these incidents were extremely frightening for the victims and left them with serious injuries.

"The men have shown great courage throughout our investigations and I hope today's sentence will offer them some comfort as they move forward with their lives.

"These were completely unprovoked and unnecessary attacks inflicted by the teenager who had complete disregard for the lives of the victims.

"Any instances of violent crime will not be tolerated and we will continue to work with our partners in the Crown and Procurator Fiscal service to ensure those responsible are brought before the courts."

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Making the case for LEZ extension

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:38
Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has called on the City of Edinburgh Council to look at the facts and extend any low emissions zone into the west of the city. Transport data firm Inrix has reported that Edinburgh is the sixth most congested city in the UK, sharing the title for slowest city in the […]
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Bus driver and passengers praised for stopping hate crime

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:29

A bus driver and members of the public have been commended for coming to the defence of a couple and a child that were racially abused.

Edinburgh police are now investigating the hate crime, which happened on board a bus travelling in the Leith area on Monday.

A man and a woman, believed to be in their 30s, boarded the bus with a small child in a pram near the foot of Leith Walk.

Shortly after they were subjected to racial abuse by a female passenger wearing a tartan-patterned jacket and Burberry-style scarf.

The suspect, believed to be aged between 60 and 70 with shoulder-length greying hair and glasses, was quickly challenged by the bus driver and other passengers.

The woman then went on to threaten and abuse those who intervened, using xenophobic and homophobic language.

'The passengers on the bus almost unanimously challenged this woman, as did the driver, and they are all to be commended for this' Constable Callum Clark

The couple and the child got off the bus at the next stop, while the woman exited on Leith Walk, near the junction with Brunswick Road, and was last seen heading towards Middlefield.

The incident happened between 5.40pm and 6.20pm on board the number 22 Lothian Buses service from Ocean Terminal to Gyle Shopping Centre.

An investigation is now underway to identify the woman responsible and trace the couple who were targeted.

Constable Callum Clark said: "The passengers on the bus almost unanimously challenged this woman, as did the driver, and they are all to be commended for this.

"The man and woman, as well as other passengers, were subjected to atrocious abuse. This is completely unacceptable and such behaviour will not be tolerated.

"Anyone who recognises this woman's description, or who may have been on the bus at the time and hasn't yet spoken to officers, is urged to come forward."

If you have any information that could assist with the investigation, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Edinburgh College conference discusses ways of tackling poverty

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:26
A conference at Edinburgh College yesterday allowed the 100 delegates to discuss ways of dealing with poverty and inequality in Edinburgh. The discussions also focussed on ways that the Further Education sector might help address the problem. Key speakers talked about what it is like to live in poverty in the capital and reveal some […]
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Bus passengers challenge woman after hate crime

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 17:13
Police are appealing for witnesses following a hate crime on board a bus travelling in the Leith area. The incident happened sometime between 5.40pm and 6.20pm on Monday 11th February on board the Number 22 Lothian Bus service from Ocean Terminal to The Gyle. A man and a woman, believed to be in their thirties, […]
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Family concern over man missing since leaving hospital

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:37

A man hasn't been seen since leaving hospital earlier this week.

Redmond Taylor was at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert around 12.30pm on Tuesday.

The 26-year-old, from Tullibody, Clackmannanshire, has not been in contact with his family since and concern is growing for his welfare.

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Police have issued an appeal on social media and have urged anyone who has information on Mr Taylor's whereabouts to call 101.

They said: "We're appealing for your help as part of our efforts to trace a man reported missing.

"Redmond Taylor was last seen leaving Forth Valley Royal Hospital around 12.30pm on Tuesday, February 12, heading in the direction of Larbert Cross.

"The 26-year-old, who lives in the Tullibody area, has not been in contact with his family since and concern is growing for his welfare."

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