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Scotsman owner to go into administration

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 22:55
Johnston Press plans to file for administration with its assets then immediately sold to its lenders.
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At the King’s Theatre: Shakespeare in Love

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 22:28
Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard’s Shakespeare in Love is loud, funny and occasionally heartbreaking – but how does it translate from screen to stage? Lee Hall’s adaptation, showing at the King’s Theatre this week, gives us great entertainment but cannot quite live up to the stunning visual experience of the 1988 film. Will Shakespeare is […]
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Hearts Boosted By Captain Berra’s Return to Training

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:26
After a horrendous run of injuries, there was some light at the end of a dark tunnel for Hearts today with the news that captain Christophe Berra has returned to training three months before he was expected to. The Scotland defender, 33, damaged his hamstring during Hearts 1-0 over Celtic in August and wasn’t expected […]
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Appeal launched after woman sexually assaulted on street

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 20:14

Police in Fife are looking to trace a woman who was the victim of a sexual assault in Dunfermline.

Officers are appealing for the woman to come forward after they received reports of an assault committed on Halbeath Road on the evening of October, 17.

DS Kieran Marsh of Dunfermline CID said: "We have recently received information that a female may have been the potential victim of a sexual assault and we are appealing for her to come forward.

"I would like to provide assurances that we take such crimes seriously and any report will be treated professionally and with sensitivity, with support provided by specially trained officers."

Anyone with any information should contact police by calling 101.

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Walking charity launches new award to get Scotland’s workforce moving

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 19:20
A Scottish charity has launched a new accreditation that aims to reverse the trend of inactive workplaces. Paths for All has created the Walk at Work Award to reward employers across the country who are encouraging everyday walking in their workplace. The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland (ICAS) is among the first to sign up to the Walk […]
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Hundreds of Chinese lanterns light up Edinburgh Zoo

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:48

Edinburgh Zoo has been transformed into a "winter wonderland" by hundreds of giant lanterns inspired by Scottish and Chinese folklore.

200 specialists from China spent more than 100 days creating the trail, which features unicorns, a sleeping dragon and Nessie the Loch Ness Monster.

This year's event is "bigger and better than ever" with more than 450 handmade lanterns made with 50,000 metres of fabric and 80,000 LED lights.

As Scotland's only Chinese lantern festival, it returns with a new theme each winter. This year, the lanterns are inspired by the Scottish tradition of storytelling, the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's (RZSS) wildlife conservation work and the cultural heritage of Sichuan - where the Zoo's resident giant pandas were born.

Barbara Smith, chief executive at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo, said: "Over 50 nights, Edinburgh Zoo will be transformed into a winter wonderland of myths and legends brought to life through hundreds of colossal Chinese lanterns.

"This year's event is bigger and better than ever and visitors will come face to face with herds of unicorns, kelpies, a sleeping dragon and Nessie the Loch Ness Monster.

"Each installation tells a story from Scottish legends and Chinese mythology as well as the crucial conservation projects we undertake with our partners to help preserve the world's most vulnerable species.

"The event is a chance for us to illuminate the critical conservation work of RZSS to protect endangered animals and the real risk of them becoming myths and legends for future generations."

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Calling all opticians – look at this!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:40
A special roadshow will be held in Edinburgh on Monday offering Edinburgh optometrists vital support. The event will bring the city’s eyecare experts up to speed on new regulatory changes. The free-to-attend event – targeted at ophthalmic teams delivering General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) in NHS Scotland – will take place at the Hilton Grosvenor in […]
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Move to Morningside for Movie Night

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:30
LEADING property experts Gilson Gray are offering buyers a unique opportunity to purchase an architectural gem in one of Edinburgh’s most envied locations – complete with a free pass to the nearby cinema.   4/4 Newbattle Terrace is a stylish sandstone apartment finished to a flawless specification, set in the exclusive Morningside area of the […]
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Craft brewer plans to build new brewery in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:29
Scottish brewer Innis & Gunn is expanding to meet demand and could create 30 jobs in Edinburgh.
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Leith’s popularity only continues to rise

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:19
Leith is more popular than ever Leith’s popularity soars Recently labelled one of the ‘coolest neighbourhood’s in the world’ by Time Out magazine, it is clear that Leith’s popularity continues to grow. A Smörgåsbord of independent shops, bars and restaurants has made the port district increasingly attractive for students and young professionals in the city. […]
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Local heroes steal the show at Radio Forth Awards

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:18
Selfless community heroes took centre stage as Radio Forth staged its annual awards ceremony in the Capital.
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Bikes worth £25,000 recovered by police in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:00
A number of bikes stolen from across Edinburgh have been found and returned to their owners by the police.
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Police release images of car used in doorstep acid attack

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:58

Images have been released by detectives probing an acid attack on woman in Edinburgh.

As exclusively reported by STV News, Teresa McCann thought she was going to die after an orange substance was thrown at her face as she answered her door.

The 37-year-old has been scarred for life and will require surgery following the attack in Captain's Road at around 8.35pm on November 9.

The masked attacker left the scene in a stolen grey Ford Fiesta, bearing false number plates. 

The car was then driven into Inch Park later on that evening, where it was set on fire.

Officers have now released images of what the car would have looked like, along with mock-up pictures of the cloned number plates.

The front plate is distinctive as it bears a St Andrew's flag with the registration number BN65 LFV.

On Twitter, Edinburgh Police asked: "Did you see this Fiesta bearing these number plates in Gilmerton or Burdiehouse last Friday? 

"It was used in the corrosive substance attack on a woman in Captain's Road before being set on fire in the Inch."

https://twitter.com/EdinburghPolice/status/1063420685224153093 | twitter

The victim continues to be treated by specialists at St John's Hospital in Livingston.

She said: "I really did think I was going to die. There's no motive as to why someone has done this."

The suspect is described as a white man in his early 20s, around 5ft 11ins and of slim build.

 He was wearing a dark coloured matching tracksuit, a grey hooded top pulled up with an item covering his face, dark gloves and dark trainers with light reflective sections.

'This was a horrendous attack which we realise has shocked the local community.' Detective inspector Grant Johnston

Detective inspector Grant Johnston said: "This was a horrendous attack which we realise has shocked the local community.

"We are extremely grateful for the response we have had to our initial appeal, however we are eager to trace the movements of the grey Ford Fiesta, which we believe to have been used as part of the attack."

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Bypass to be considered in East Lothian

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:43
East Lothian council has commissioned a study into transport issues in Tranent
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Images issued over acid attack on woman in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:31
Police have released an image of a car used as part of the attack in south-east Edinburgh.
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Scots beer company to build new brewery creating 30 jobs

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 15:29

A Scottish craft brewer has announced plans to build a new brewery in Edinburgh, creating up to 30 jobs.

Innis & Gunn, who currently brew beer in Glasgow and Perth, is hoping this will support its aim of achieving a turnover of £40m by 2021.

Its core range of craft lager, IPAs and barrel-aged beers will be produced at the new brewery, which would have the capacity of 400,000 hectolitres - the equivalent of over 70 million pints of beer.

The location of the site has not been revealed and will be subject to the outcome of planning applications.

Dougal Gunn Sharp, founder and master brewer at Innis & Gunn, told shareholders of the plans at the company's AGM in Glasgow on Thursday evening.

He said: "Building a new brewery will cement our Edinburgh heritage as well as creating a focal point for our beers in the capital.

"It provides the brewing, packaging and warehousing capacity we need as we continue to strive to meet the surging demand for our lager.

"For me, putting the brewery in Edinburgh, where we first brewed Innis & Gunn, feels like we have come home as a business."

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Letter from Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:59
One of the many disturbing aspects of the Brexit saga is how the tail always seems to end up wagging the dog.  Who ever thought a small rump of right-wing Tories would force David Cameron into calling a referendum and then losing it? Who ever thought that the small off-shore colony of Northern Ireland would […]
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Pensioner injured after struck by car as he crossed road

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:41

A pensioner has been left injured after being struck by a car in Edinburgh.

Emergency crews were called to Sir Harry Lauder Road, Portobello, at around 12.15pm after a man in his 70s was hit by the vehicle while crossing.

Officers remain at the area which has been cordoned off and paramedics are treating the man at the scene.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "At around 12.15pm we received reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle on Sir Harry Lauder Road.

"Emergency services remain at the scene and a man in his 70s is being treated by paramedics.

"The road remains closed."

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Christophe Berra: Hearts captain on course for early return

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:24
Hearts captain Christophe Berra returns to training three months ahead of schedule after a torn hamstring.
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Your pictures

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:21
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 9 - 16 November.
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