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New Waverley attracts another buyer

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:22
An insurance giant has bought offices in the award-winning New Waverley development. Legal & General Retirement, which invests in high-quality, long-term UK assets that generate income streams which match its commitments to pensioners, are the buyers. The deal follows a pre-let agreement with the UK Government to create a new office hub at New Waverley, […]
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At the Traverse – The Miss Annabel Sings Show: Horrific Blind Date

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:21
Dive Queer Party in association with Traverse Theatre presents: The Miss Annabel Sings Show: Horrific Blind Date Sunday 29 October 2017, 4-8pm, Traverse Bar Café If you like your lazy Sunday afternoons spiked with some outrageous, contagious, Bohemian ecstacy wrapped-up to the plastic-max with a suggestively lavish drizzle of eclectic, hectic, frantic and pneumatically-alt-Romantic diva-decadence – […]
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Milestone for St James demolition

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 10:14
The main contractor for the £1b Edinburgh St James project has completed its first year. And demolition work is expected to be completed in the New Year. Laing O’Rourke have finished knocked down the former St James Shopping Centre and car parks. Now, work is continuing at the former Scottish Government building. Over 19,700 tonnes […]
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Haul of illegal fireworks worth £1500 seized in raid

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:55

Around £1500 worth of illegally stored fireworks have been seized after police raided a house in Edinburgh.

Police and Trading Standards officers searched a house in Niddrie Marischal Crescent on Monday and recovered a "large quantity" of fireworks.

The devices could have put community safety at risk, Edinburgh City Council said.

Officers are now trying to trace those responsible for storing the fireworks.

Karen Doran, the council's environment spokeswoman, said: "Our close work with Police Scotland has once again proven successful, this time enabling us to seize fireworks which could otherwise have put the community's safety at risk.

"This is particularly pertinent at this time of year, when the sale and purchase of fireworks is more common.

"Anyone planning to supply fireworks must be registered with the council, ensuring that strict rules around their storage and supply to the public are followed."

Community sergeant Gordon Duff said: "This was another example of joint working in the north east of Edinburgh.

"In the wrong hands fireworks can be dangerous and their antisocial use can cause disruption for local residents.

"We are therefore focused on dealing robustly with anyone selling or storing fireworks illegally."

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Large quantity of fireworks seized following a joint Police/Trading Standards operation

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 09:47
A large quantity of fireworks have been seized following a joint operation in Edinburgh. On Monday, local police officers in Craigmillar joined colleagues from Trading Standards to carry out a search of a home in Niddrie Marischal Crescent. During this activity £1,500 worth of illegally stored fireworks were recovered and inquiries are ongoing to trace […]
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Cyclist seriously injured in collision with First Bus

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:47

A cyclist has been left seriously injured after being knocked down by a First Bus.

The 32-year-old is being treated for his injuries at Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert.

The crash happened shortly before 8am on Tuesday on the outskirts of Falkirk.

The A803 was shut by police for around six hours while enquiries were carried out.

Sergeant Ruth Aitchison said: "The cyclist has suffered serious injuries as a result of this collision and we are currently working to establish exactly what happened during this incident.

"Anyone who was on the A803 on Tuesday evening and believes they have information relevant to this investigation is asked to contact police immediately.

"We are particularly looking to speak to the passengers of the First Bus who left the scene prior to police arrival."

The First Bus is believed to have been travelling in the same direction as the cyclist.

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Boxing – three title fights confirmed

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:35
Three international title fights will feature on the undercard at The Royal Highland Centre, Ingliston, on November 11. East Lothian star Josh Taylor headlines against former world champion Miguel Vazquez. Exciting prospect Chantelle Cameron, who has won her first three fights, faces Mexico’s durable contender Edith Ramos (6-1-1) for the vacant IBO Inter-Continental super featherweight […]
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Fishing – Douglas wins both leagues

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 08:23
Edinburgh & Lothians Coarse Angling Club have completed their summer season for both the Saturday and Sunday Leagues. The star of both the leagues has been the most senior member, Douglas Phillips, who managed to win both, albeit by the finest of margins in both cases. A big plus this year was the performance of […]
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Police ‘watchdog’ investigate following death of man in Musselburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 07:20
The Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) is looking into the circumstances following the death of a 25-year-old man whose body was recovered from the harbour in Musselburgh on Friday, October 13. Officers were in contact with the man prior to his death and the case has been referred to the police ‘watchdog’ by the Crown Office […]
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Neil Lennon hopes Celtic’s European travels will help Hibs

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:50
Neil Lennon is also looking for his side to take advantage of having an extra couple of days rest, with Celtic involved in UEFA Champions League action in Munich tonight. Hibs drew 2-2 with the champions in Glasgow last month but the Head Coach insists that result will have no impact on Saturday’s semi-final. He also appealed to the […]
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Brave Luke defies the odds as he takes part in football camp

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:30
A TERMINALLY-ILL youngster, who was given just nine months to live in January, has defied the odds as he prepares to travel to Mexico for a third round of groundbreaking treatment next month.
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Youths round-up: Cavalry charge to top of the table

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 10/18/2017 - 06:30
A resounding win over North Berwick Colts helped move Cavalry Park 16s to the top of the Division One table.
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Ice hockey – skipper sits out for Capitals

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 22:50
Edinburgh Capitals will be minus captain Michael D’Orazio for Wednesdays home Elite League clash with Sheffield Steelers (7.30pm). Defenceman D’Orazio suffered concussion after a check to the head in Sunday’s home league fixture with Manchester Storm. And forward Taylor Stefishen, a former National Hockey League draft pick, is struggling with an undisclosed leg injury. Bottom-markers […]
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Speedway: it’s Thursday for KO Cup

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:34
Glasgow Tigers and Peterborough Panthers will try on Thursday (tapes-up 7,30pm) to stage their KO Cup semi-final second leg after Tuesday’s meeting was postponed. The Peugeot Ashfield Stadium track was waterlogged following a period of heavy rain overnight, making it unraceable. It means that the Tigers have had to move back their home league meeting […]
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Rare 300-year-old Japanese scroll restored in Edinburgh

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:48

An 18th century Japanese scroll has been restored to its original condition in Edinburgh.

On Tuesday, representatives of the Sumitomo Foundation, a Japanese cultural organisation that paid for the work, saw it for the first time.

The 300-year-old hand-painted scroll lay undiscovered in Edinburgh's Central Library until 2012.

Following the £40,000 restoration, the rare artwork will go on display to the public in 2019.

Entitled Theatres of the East, Furuyama Moromasa's 40ft-long scroll depicts a street scene in the theatre district of Edo, Tokyo.

Dr Rosina Buckland, of the National Museum of Scotland, said the work to restore it had been painstaking.

She said: "It's a very complex process that took a total of two years. First the scroll has to be dismantled into its ten constituent sections and then the pigments have to be protected.

"The backing paper is removed and the whole thing is renewed so that structurally it's sound, it's flexible.

"It's 13 metres long, it's a very large piece."

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Witness appeal following break in at Loanhead van centre

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 17:10
Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in and theft from the grounds of Clarks Commercial van centre in Dryden Loan Loanhead which took place between 10.40pm and 11.50pm on Saturday 14th October. Seven vehicles were damaged when the diesel particulate filters and catalytic converters, worth an estimated £7000, were removed. The first suspect is described […]
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Police contact with men before deaths probed by watchdog

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:47

Two investigations into police contact with two men before their deaths have been launched by a watchdog.

On Saturday, the police were in contact with a 32-year-old man in Inverness before he was taken to Raigmore Hospital, where he later died.

Police were also in contact with a 25-year-old man in Musselburgh, East Lothian, on Friday.

His body was later recovered from a harbour in Musselburgh.

A Police Investigations and Review Commissioner (PIRC) spokeswoman said: "PIRC is carrying out an investigation into the police contact with a 32-year-old man prior to his death in Inverness on Saturday, October 14.

"The man was taken to Raigmore Hospital where he later died."

She added: "They are also carrying out an investigation following the death of a 25-year-old man whose body was recovered from the harbour in Musselburgh on Friday, October 13.

"The investigation will focus on police contact with the man in the days prior to his death.

"The matters have been referred to the PIRC by the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and a report on the commissioner's findings will be submitted to the COPFS in due course."

Police have been investigated in the past over similar incidences, such as waiting two days to respond to an emergency call by family in February. A 51-year-old man was found dead when police finally responded.

And the body of 46-year-old David Penman was discovered in a parked vehicle in Dunipace, Stirlingshire, on Thursday, December 15, days after police were alerted. 

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Musselburgh Cleaning Company Appoints New MD’s

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 16:10
Former cleaners take on boardroom roles at Spotless Commercial cleaning company Spotless, which has its HQ in Musselburgh, has appointed two former cleaners as joint Managing Directors as part of its strategy for long term growth. Nicola Barbour and Michelle Lamb will share responsibility for over 1400 staff across 7 offices. They will each handle […]
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Best Community Project for 1st Step Bikes

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:56
Linlithgow based 1st Step Bikes awarded Best Community Project by Cycling UK National cycling charity Cycling UK celebrates the efforts of 1st Step Bikes, based in Linlithgow, winner of a Cycling UK’s Volunteer of the Year Award in the Best Community Project category. 1st Step is run by volunteers who have mainly been affected by […]
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Two men charged in connection with spate of housebreakings in capital

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 15:04
Two men have been charged in connection with a number of housebreakings, thefts and attempted housebreakings in the city.  The incidents took place at 18 properties in the city centre, New Town, Newington and Broughton areas between the 23rd August and 26th September 2017.  The properties included houses, flats and business premises and it’s estimated that tens […]
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