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Woman sexually assaulted on train

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 12:16
Police are appealing for more information after a report of a sexual assault which happened between 10.45pm and 11.25pm on Wednesday 20 March on board the Edinburgh Park to Dunblane train service. A man is reported to have sat next to the victim, engaged her in small talk and then blocked her in her seat. […]
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Rugby – Edinburgh v Leinster, Guinness PRO14

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 11:32
Ireland’s Leinster were the opposition in Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 match at BT Murrayfield in a game which, not only saw the welcome return of Matt Scott, but also heralded John Barclay’s long awaited debut for the home team. Edinburgh fielded a quality side in the face of, what was probably, not Leinster’s strongest pick, […]
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East Lothian for family living

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 10:16
East Lothian is a great place for a family to live. Claire Flynn of Edinburgh Solicitors Property Centre explains why…  Choice of properties Many East Lothian towns have a great selection of homes suited to a family, with multiple bedrooms and often with their own private gardens. Plus, while it is a highly desirable area […]
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Put it to the People march takes place in London today

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 08:28
The ‘Put It To The People March’ calls for a People’s Vote too loud to ignore. Today just six days before the Government was to take Britain out of the EU, hundreds of thousands of people will march on Parliament offering what they describe as a solution to a crisis that threatens their living standards, […]
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Roadworks in Edinburgh this week

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 08:12
Here is a list of the roadworks expected to affect Edinburgh streets this week. This list is prepared by The City of Edinburgh Council. If you come across any others not on the list then do let us know, but we think they know about them all.
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Fishing – permits for Water of Leith now available

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 07:50
Permits for the popular Water of Leith have now been distributed to all fishing outlets in Edinburgh and are also available at the Water of Leith visitor centre at Slateford Road. They are also available at the council base at the Hermitage of Braid plus sub-post offices in Juniper Green and Balerno and they are […]
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Scotland the Best – the 2019 edition

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/23/2019 - 07:35
For a quarter of a century there has been a travel guide that sets the standard in Scotland.  Scotland The Best is a personal account by the man who we believe knows the country better than anyone else.  From Wigtown to Wick and Lewis to Leith, Peter Irvine has walked the walks, tasted the food […]
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Second man charged with Edinburgh robberies

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:57
A second man has been charged in connection with two armed robberies in the Newington and Southside areas of the city. The incidents took place shortly after 1am and 1.30am on Sunday 17 March in the Sciennes House Place and Drummond Street areas. The female victims, aged 20 and 22, were threatened and had a […]
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New Initiatives to Identify Housing Options for Homeless People

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 17:20
The City of Edinburgh Council will be carrying out innovative new studies to explore alternative routes of providing temporary accommodation for homeless people and funding for two feasibility studies is to be provided. The first study will look at how individuals currently living in bed and breakfast accommodation could be matched to share a tenancy. […]
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Tributes to mum who died after car crashed into tree

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 16:59

The heartbroken family of a woman who died after her car crashed into a tree has described her death as a "complete shock". 

Erin Dewar, 28, from Montrose was driving on the M9 in the Cambusbarron area on Wednesday, March 13. when her silver Ford Fiesta left the road and collided with a tree.

Emergency services attended after the crash was discovered at around 10.30pm and she was taken to Queen Elizabeth University where she died in the early hours of Thursday, March 14.

The northbound carriageway was closed for around seven and a half hours while investigations were conducted at the scene.

Erin's family said: "We are heartbroken at the loss of Erin, a mummy, daughter, sister and friend.

"Her death has come as a complete shock to us all and we will miss her dearly.

"We would like to thank all emergency services involved and, of course, the driver of the lorry that stayed with her whilst they tried to save her life.

"The family would also like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and kind messages."

Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the collision continue.

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Woman sexually assaulted on train while blocked in seat

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 15:47

A woman has been sexually assaulted on board a train travelling from Edinburgh.

The incident took place when the victim was on the Edinburgh Park to Dunblane service between 10.45pm and 11.25pm on Wednesday.

A man came up and sat next to the woman, who is aged in her forties, before engaging her in small talk and blocking her in her seat.

He then subjected her to a prolonged and repeated sexual assault.

After the woman left the train in Stirling the suspect continued to follow her through her the station and touch her inappropriately.

The suspect was wearing a green jacket and chino trousers.

British Transport Police are now appealing for witnesses and are particularly keen on speaking to a member of the public who was sat opposite the victim and could hold vital information.

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Film Preview: April 2019

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 13:26
Coming to a cinema near you next month – a mix of big studio and small independent films. Opening on 5 April 2019, Zachary Levi (Chuck television series) is the superhero of the title in the film ‘Shazam!’ Despite appearing in two Thor films for Marvel, Levi has defected to rival DC for this, the […]
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Sheppard wants the ‘cannabis deadlock’ broken

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:22
Tommy Sheppard MP calls on the Health Secretary to break medical cannabis deadlock. Tommy Sheppard, MP for Edinburgh East, has again expressed his support for the on-going fight for access to medical cannabis by the families of severely epileptic children by meeting them when they lobbied parliament earlier this week. Over 80 MPs met the […]
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Put it to the People march – Edinburgh send off tonight

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:08
Rally Put it to the People – City of Festivals Send-Off Friday, 22 March 2019 18:00 – 19:00 Bristo Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9AJ  With crucial votes in Parliament next week, organisers of the march in London tomorrow say that it is even more important that ‘all of us who support continued membership of the European […]
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Your pictures

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 12:08
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 15 and 22 March.
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Wee unicorns got on their bikes today

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:58
Earlier today 200 pupils and parents from James Gillespie’s Primary School took part in the first school bike bus. They joined the ride at Blackford and cycled by way of the grounds of Astley Ainslie Hospital, Grange Loan and Whitehouse Loan to the school. This is the work of the parent council’s transport committee which […]
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Studies to identify new housing options for homeless people

City of Edinburgh Council - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:52
Innovative new studies to explore alternative routes of providing temporary accommodation for homeless people are to be carried out by the Council.
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Studies to identify new homeless options for homeless people

City of Edinburgh Council - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:52
Innovative new studies to explore alternative routes of providing temporary accommodation for homeless people are to be carried out by the Council.
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Four treated for smoke inhalation after fire in block of flats

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 11:37
An investigation is underway to establish the cause of a fire at a block of flats in Edinburgh which took place earlier this morning. Emergency Services attended the fire at Marytree House in Craigour Green, Moredun, at about 2:40am. The fire was contained to the third-floor landing area and four people were treated by paramedics […]
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Edinburgh councillors demand review of high rise housing conditions after mum’s horrific mould ordeal

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 03/22/2019 - 10:52
Councillors have demanded a review of housing conditions and repairs at high rise flats after a family was moved from their home after widespread problems with mould.
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