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Hibernian: Paul Heckingbottom was only person offered job

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:14
New Hibernian boss Paul Heckingbottom was the only person offered the job, says chief executive Leeann Dempster.
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£1.4m National Lottery boost to community organisations

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:13
Local people in Edinburgh and the Lothians will benefit from awards from the National Lottery Community Fund announced this week. People in many parts of Scotland have received a £1.4m National Lottery cash boost this week. Some of the funds are intended to help older people get out of their homes and into their communities […]
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Digital valet parking plan for Edinburgh airport

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 15:52
The high-tech scheme will allow more travellers to drop off or collect cars close to Edinburgh Airport.
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Record growth for leading network provider

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:38
ONE of the UK’s leading independent network providers is celebrating its most successful year to date with revenues exceeding £20 million – up by 41% on the previous year along with a threefold growth in profits. Established in 1994, Commsworld is one of the country’s most reputable providers of digital connectivity, managing the largest privately […]
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Police hunt man after public indecency offence in coffee shop

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 14:37
Police have released an image of a man they want to speak with after a “public indecency” offence in a busy coffee shop which took place around 11.30am on Saturday, January 26 at a café in George Street. Officers believe the man pictured may be able to help with their investigation into the incident. Detective Constable […]
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Teenager jailed for city centre assaults

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:47
A teenager has been sentenced to four years in prison for violent attacks on two men in Edinburgh city centre last year. The now 17-year-old, who can’t be named for legal reasons, pled guilty to one charge of attempted murder and one charge of assault to severe injury at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday 18 […]
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World Community Arts Day 2019 – celebrating from Craigmillar to the US

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:08
To celebrate World Community Arts Day and the next stage of Craigmillar Community Tapestry, go to the Thistle Foundation, 13 Queen’s Walk EH16 4EA on Monday 18 February 2019 12.30pm to 2.30pm.  Artist Ken Wolverton who has links to Edinburgh is organising his own World Community Arts Day event in Madrid, New Mexico. Read more […]
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At The Traverse Theatre – In Other Words

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 13:02
In Other Words begins on 1 March 2019 for two nights. This deeply emotive play explores the effects of Alzheimer’s disease on a person and their daily life. The very topic will resonate with many in the audience as so many people today have been affected by the disease in some way. Main characters, Arthur […]
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More racing this month at Musselburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:47
Musselburgh Racecourse has been awarded an additional February race meeting by the British Horseracing Authority as the industry gets back in to full swing following an outbreak of equine flu. It means the East Lothian track will stage back-to-back meetings with a total £100,000 prize fund on Wednesday and Thursday February 27 and 28 – […]
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Brock warns of Brexit threat to games industry in Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:34
Deidre Brock MP for Edinburgh North and Leith has warned that leaving the EU single market will severely damage Scotland’s world-leading games industry. Attending a roundtable event in Edinburgh today, she will hear more about the sector and the concerns of representatives from a range of Scottish games studios.  Deidre said:“We have a dynamic and diverse […]
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Comment – What is Edinburgh doing to create a sustainable food chain?

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:30
by Cllr George Gordon, Sustainability Champion and Chair of Edible Edinburgh Partnership.  Shortages of many food products have been discussed recently, associated with a possible no deal or delayed Brexit. This is something that we in Edible Edinburgh with our partners are trying to ensure doesn’t happen. The Scottish Government have wisely set up a […]
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Your pictures

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:17
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 8 and 15 February.
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Hockey – New coaches for Scotland’s women

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:10
Vikki Bunce from Dundee and Chris Duncan from Edinburgh have joined Scotland senior women’s coaching team. Neil Menzies also continues his role as an assistant coach. Bunce is a former Scotland and GB international who earned 206 caps for Scotland and 14 for Great Britain.  Chris Duncan is the Scotland under-16 boys’ head coach and […]
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Call for review into homelessness ‘disaster’

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:03
Homelessness ‘human and financial disaster’ after £28m B&B spend The Capital’s homelessness crisis has been labelled a “human and financial disaster” after it was revealed the city council has spent £28.1m to meet an increased demand for B&B accommodation since 2016. Opposition councillors have called for a review of homelessness legislation after the number of people […]
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Man arrested after 84-year-old robbed at cash machine

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:02

A man has been arrested after a pensioner was attacked and robbed in Edinburgh.

The incident happened around 3.25pm on Tuesday and saw more than £100 taken from an 84-year-old man.

The victim had just left a Royal Bank of Scotland cash machine at around 3.25pm on Tuesday when he was approached from behind and knocked to the ground.

After picking himself up, he noticed that his money had been stolen.

Police said a 42-year-old man had now been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

He was due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

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Letter from Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:19
It was a sweet sounding victory for music pupils in Midlothian.  The local council was planning to be the first in Scotland to end free music tuition for  junior pupils in its schools.  But at the last minute, councillors backed off in the face of a well organised campaign by pupils, parents and the music […]
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Curling – Team Davie are ready to take on the world in Nova Scotia

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:52
Half of the Scottish Women’s team comes from Edinburgh. The World Junior Curling Championships take place from 16 -23 February in Queen’s Place Emera Centre,Liverpool, Nova Scotia. A hundred of the world’s best young curlers are in Liverpool, Nova Scotia ready to compete from tomorrow at the World Junior Championships – and Team Davie are […]
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Steven Naismith: Hearts striker considering MLS move - Craig Levein

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:46
Hearts striker Steven Naismith is considering moving to Major League Soccer when his contract with Norwich City expires this summer.
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Edinburgh workplace parking tax: Council leader accused of waging ‘aggressive war on motorists’

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:32
EDINBURGH City Council leader Adam McVey has been accused of waging an “aggressive war on motorists” after revealing a workplace parking levy could cost drivers up to £15 million every year.
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Meet Ferran, the Head Oyster Shucker at Le Di-Vin

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:22
IT is a Friday night at Le Di-Vin on Randolph Place and there’s not a seat to be had in the popular West End wine bar.The atmosphere is buzzing and with good reason, this evening sees the monthly visit of The Oysterman.
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