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Dog walker badly injured after attack by gang in park

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:41

A dog walker has been left injured after he was seriously assaulted by a gang of youths in a West Lothian park.

The 41-year-old man suffered a number of wounds to his head, shoulder, hands and legs following the violent attack that took place in Winchburgh on Saturday afternoon.

The victim was walking his dog in the park near Niddry Road when he was approached by the gang who then attacked him from behind.

He was able to make off from the suspects and returned home before contacting and ambulance.

Officers investigating the assault are now urging anyone who can assist with their inquiries to come forward.

Detective Constable Grant Ross from Livingston CID said: "The suspects seemed to have intentionally targeted the victim and then subjected him to a violent attack.

"At this time we don't have a description of the group and we would ask anyone else who was in the area and witnessed this incident to contact police immediately.

"Similarly, any passing motorists who may have relevant dash-cam footage of the attack, or those responsible should also get in touch."

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New care home seeks 50 staff

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:00
A new care home in Edinburgh’s has welcomed its first residents and the Cramond Residence offers 74 luxury en-suite bedrooms. Bosses are now recruiting for a further 50 roles, including care assistants (SVQ2 and above), team leaders, nurses, laundry and domestic staff, and food service assistants. The care home promotes small community living and boasts […]
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Speedway – Wells stars for beaten Tigers

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 09:50
SGB Championship play-off, semi-final, second-leg: Workington Comets 52, Glasgow Tigers 38 (agg: 90-89) Edinburgh Monarchs star Ricky Wells won the 30th and final heat in the SGB Championship play-off, semi-final to take his tally for the night to 13 points. Ex-Workington Comets star Wells, standing in for Glasgow Tigers’ crocked No 1 Craig Cook, powered […]
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Where to Eat – The Fat Pony

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 08:15
There are a few reasons to visit The Fat Pony. If you could live on cheese and cured meats like me you’d be pleased to choose your own selection. The decor is rather lovely: plush and stylish with a relaxed vibe, what’s not to like? I’ll tell you what: the bar stools which are not for the bony of […]
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The Finance Convener talking to us about the budget – and leaks

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:55
Councillor Alasdair Rankin has been in charge of the city’s finances for about seven years now. We sat down with him in his office which looks north over Waverley Station and  Princes Street, to discuss what the council is doing about setting their next budget and also about recent leaks from within the council itself. […]
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Patients with liver disease due to drinking 'need support' 

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:54

Patients with alcohol-related liver disease tend to have worse outcomes than others after a stay in intensive care, according to research.

A study has found that two-thirds of people who had liver disease due to drinking and were admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) survived for less than a year afterwards.

Experts said the findings highlight the need for increased support for alcohol-related liver disease (ALD) patients after they leave hospital.

A team at the University of Edinburgh looked at the anonymised records of more than 8,000 ICU admissions in Scotland over a six-year period.

They concluded that patients with ALD were 31% more likely to die in the five years following a stay in intensive care, compared with those with severe heart, lung or kidney disease and other patients of a similar age and background.

ALD survivors were also more likely to undergo an emergency admission to hospital within five years after their time in ICU, compared with people with other conditions, researchers found.

Almost half of those emergency visits were linked to alcohol or liver problems, which highlights the long-term issues faced by patients living with addiction, the research team added.

Dr Nazir Lone, senior clinical lecturer in critical care at the University of Edinburgh, who led the study, said: "Alcohol-related liver disease is often associated with stigma in society.

"Our findings underline the need for better community services for alcohol addiction and management of long-term conditions.

"We hope that these findings will also help inform discussions between patients and doctors before they become critically ill so that they receive care in line with their wishes."

The study, funded by the chief scientist office in Scotland, is published in Critical Care Medicine.

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Linlithgow Rose make it 30 goals in four games as they thrash Tranent

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:30
GOAL-crazy Linlithgow Rose made it 30 goals in just four games as they crushed ten-man Tranent to ease through to the last 16 of the SFA South Region Challenge Cup.
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Jonny Stewart wants to keep playing – not bossing Bonnyrigg

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:30
Bonnyrigg Rose caretaker boss Jonny Stewart distanced himself from the vacant manager’s job despite watching his team hit double figures in the South Challenge Cup.
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New boss at Manna House on Easter Road

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 06:20
NEW JOINT MANAGER FOR MANNA HOUSE BAKERY ON EASTER ROAD Jessie White joins “The Tasty Team”  Celebrating her promotion to the position of Manager at The Manna House Artisan Bakery in Easter Road. Originally from Widnes near Liverpool, Jessie has been working at The Manna House for the past nine months, having moved to Scotland […]
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'Miss M' awarded damages after suing the man who raped her

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:33
A woman, known as 'Miss M’, won £80,000 in damages in a private civil action from a man who had been cleared of raping her after a night out in Scotland.
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Accommodating refugees

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 00:04
The plight of refugees fleeing war inspired Scottish businessman Charlie MacGregor to set up a charity to try to help.
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Man found dead on beach after Oktoberfest event named

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 19:01

A man whose body was found on a beach in East Lothian has been named.

Scott Dunn Calder from Edinburgh had been at the Oktoberfest event at Gosford House, Longniddry on Saturday.

He was discovered by a passer-by on Sunday morning, but was pronounced dead at the scene.by emergency services.

Inquiries are continuing to establish the full circumstances surrounding his death.

However there are no no suspicious circumstances surrounding the 23-year-old's death and a report will be submitted to the Procurator Fiscal.

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In a statement issued through Police Scotland, Scott's family said: "The shock and profound loss that we are feeling at this time cannot be put into words.

"Scott was a beloved son, a loving boyfriend and a wonderful friend to all who knew him.

"He had just achieved his masters degree from Edinburgh Napier University and had is whole life ahead of him.

"Every day he made us proud and we are devastated beyond belief that he is gone.

"As a family we will try to support one another through this most difficult of times and ask that our privacy be respected while we grieve."

Detective Inspector Paul Batten said: "Our deepest sympathies are with Scott's family and we will provide them with all the necessary support and assistance they may require.

"Our inquiries continue to confirm all of Scott's movements after leaving the Oktoberfest event and anyone ‎with any relevant information is asked to come forward. "

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Hibs Ladies defeat Glasgow City to reach Scottish Cup final

Edinburgh Evening News - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 18:44
Hibs Ladies remain on course to win their third consecutive SSE Scottish Cup after a 2-1 defeat of Glasgow City at Forthbank.
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Fundraiser after little pup Roxy ‘mauled’ by Akita on Leith Links

Edinburgh Evening News - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 18:44
A FAMILY whose beloved pet pooch was mauled by a dog in an “unprovoked” attack have launched a fundraising page so they can pay for her vital treatment.
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Police appeal following death of man found on beach at Longniddry

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 15:28
Police are appealing for information following the death of a man who was found lying unconscious on the beach at Longniddry Bents by a member of the public at about 07:45 this morning. Emergency services were called but the man was pronounced dead. Officers have now established that he had attended the Oktoberfest event in Gosford House, […]
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Man dies on beach after beer festival near Longniddry

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 12:49
Police say the man, who was in his 20s, had attended the Oktoberfest event in Longniddry, East Lothian.
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Body of man found on beach after Oktoberfest event

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 12:14

A man has died after being found unconscious on a beach in East Lothian.

The alarm was raised after a passer-by discovered a man, in his 20s, lying near Car Park 1 at Longniddry Bents at around 7.45am on Sunday.

Emergency services were called out but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said there no suspicious circumstances surrounding the man's death but established he had previously been at the Oktoberfest event in Gosford House.

Officers have not yet confirmed his identity but have described the man as white, early to mid 20s and short brown hair.

Inspector Laura Dickson said: "This has been a tragic death of a young man and we are actively trying to identify him and locate his next of kin as a matter of urgency. 

"I would ask anyone who knows of someone who was at Oktoberfest but who has not come home yet to contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to our inquiries is also asked to get in touch."

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Man and woman rescued from fire at Edinburgh flats

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 11:28
A dog from one of the flats in Edinburgh was also resuscitated by firefighters using special equipment.
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Review: Caro Emerald *****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:42
I’m always surprised when people tell me they’ve never heard of Carol Emerald. Ask any of the delighted audience at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday night and they will wax lyrical about who she is. The Dutch jazz singer wowed the near sell-out crowd with a stomping performance of most of her impressive back catalogue […]
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Boxing – McGregor wins major title in fifth pro fight

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 10/14/2018 - 10:22
Rising star Lee McGregor celebrated after winning the vacant Commonwealth bantamweight title in his fifth professional fight. But the Edinburgh-based fighter was taken nearly all the way by Cameroon-born, former English bantam and Commonwealth flyweight champion Thomas Essomba. McGregor stopped his man in the 12th round of their bruising battle in London’s atmospheric York Hall […]
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