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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 draws to a close today

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 17:16
The 2018 Edinburgh Festival Fringe draws to a close today marking the end of another fantastic edition of the greatest performing arts festival in the world. Shows took place in 317 venues across the city ranging from large theatres to a chicken coop with a capacity of three. Audiences were encouraged to take a leap […]
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New buses for East Lothian routes

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 17:15
There are eight new buses taking to the roads in East Lothian this week with an investment of nearly £2 million by EastCoastBuses. The new Euro 6 Volvo B5 buses have been designed specially for the bus company. They will be used on the 124 route between North Berwick and Edinburgh where capacity is growing.  […]
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Best of Bonhams – free exhibition this week

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 16:39
The Best of Bonhams exhibition opens tomorrow Tuesday 28 August and is open to the public on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11am to 4pm. The items on display will be sold in the upcoming weeks from one of the Bonhams auction rooms across the country. This is a fascinating array of items from a […]
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Fireworks will bring Edinburgh's festivals to a close

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:36
More than 250,000 people are expected to watch 400,000 fireworks being set off from Edinburgh Castle.
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Cider maker offers alcohol in exchange for apples and pears

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 13:11

A cider maker has opened its "bucket for a bottle" appeal for unwanted home-grown apples and pears.

Thistly Cross, of East Lothian, said it is open to donations which it will hand-press into juice to be matured into cider.

The brewer is offering to swap donations over 7kg for cider and beer.

The yearly appeal first started in an attempt to reduce waste with many locally grown apples going unused.

The company said: "One of the things that make Thistly Cross Cider so unique is its blend of Scottish heritage apples, hand-pressed at their Cidershed in the heart of East Lothian - continuing a proud tradition of using apples grown across the country from a wide range of sources, including local schools, professional apple growers, estate and farm owners and the general public.

"In previous years, the 'Bucket for a Bottle' scheme has resulted in hundreds of tonnes of apples, and Thistly are hoping to top that with this year's #apples4cider campaign."

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Dolly Menga: Angola forward joins Livingston on two-year deal

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:55
Livingston have signed Angola international Dolly Menga on a two-year deal, subject to clearance.
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Hibs Ladies ‘go hell for leather’ in goal-difference quest against Celtic

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 12:43
Abi Harrison admits Hibs Ladies have goal difference on their minds after a devastating second-half display helped them defeat Celtic 7-2 at Ainslie Park.
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Hearts Boss Levein in Hospital

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:08
Hearts have issued a statement this morning confirming that manager Craig Levein was taken to hospital earlier today. The statement said that, having received medical treatment, Craig is now recovering well in hospital. The Edinburgh Reporter sends its best wishes to Craig for a speedy recovery.
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Hearts manager Craig Levein in hospital after falling ill

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 11:06

Hearts manager Craig Levein is recovering in hospital after falling ill, the club have confirmed.

The former Scotland boss took unwell on Monday morning and is now recuperating after receiving medical treatment.

Jam Tarts assistant Austin Macphee will take over first-team affairs until Levein returns to work at Tynecastle.

Under Levein's watch, Hearts have enjoyed a strong start to the season and currently top the Premiership table having won their opening three games.

The club's statement read: "Heart of Midlothian Football Club can confirm that manager Craig Levein was taken to hospital this morning.

"Having received medical treatment, Craig is now recovering well in hospital.

"No further comment will be made at this time and the club asks that Craig and his family's privacy be respected, as we all wish him a speedy recovery."

Levein spent the majority of his playing career at Hearts, turning out over 300 times for the club before moving into coaching.

The 53-year-old took over as the Tynecastle outfit's boss in 2000, becoming the first manager to take the club into Europe since the 1960's after back-to-back second placed finishes.

Spells at Leicester, Raith Rovers and Dundee United followed before Levein took over as Scotland boss in 2009.

He was relieved of his duties in charge of the national team in 2012 as Scotland toiled in World Cup qualifying.

After a spell out of the game, Levein returned to the Jam Tarts in the role of director of football.

He was tempted back into management last season however following Ian Cathro's short-lived spell as Hearts boss.

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Craig Levein: Hearts manager recovering in hospital

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:57
Hearts boss Craig Levein is recovering after being taken to hospital on Monday, the Scottish Premiership leaders announced.
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Two cats rescued after being found dumped in lay-by

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 10:36

Two cats were rescued after being dumped in a lay-by.

The cats, named Lucy and Julius, were discovered in Larbert on Wednesday, August 22.

The Scottish SPCA said they were found in a very distressed state.

Scottish SPCA animal rescue officer Stephanie Kirk said: "We were called out to rescue two cats that were both very distressed but fortunately had not been injured.

"The cats were not close to any houses and were found on a quiet country road so we feel they may have been abandoned.

"The cats are a three-year-old black female named Lucy who is chipped but unfortunately these details are not up to date, along with a black entire male, who we have named Julius, who was wearing a blue collar.

"Both cats are now in safe hands, and being cared for by the team at our centre in Lanarkshire.

"They'll stay in our care until we can find them a loving forever home.

"If anyone recognises Lucy and Julius we'd urge them to contact us as we are keen to identify the person responsible for abandoning them."

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Jamie MacLaren believes fear of losing unbeaten home record was key

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 09:21
Hibs’ on-loan striker Jamie MacLaren believes that the prospect of losing their unbeaten home record in 2018 spurred the players on to achieve a draw against Aberdeen on Saturday. The Australian came off the bench to grab the deserved equaliser with six minutes remaining following good build up play from Efe Ambrose, Steven Whitaker, Daryl […]
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Biggest recycling plant opened in Livingston

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 06:37
Brewster Bros’ new state-of-the-art facility in Scotland’s central belt is now fully operational The largest recycling plant in the UK has just opened. The plant, featuring a CDE state-of-the-art wet processing system, will provide waste management services and recycled aggregates to builders, construction companies, concrete product producers, ground workers, civil contractors and utility contractors from […]
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Lowland League: Boss Dougie Samuel thrilled with Spartans

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 06:30
Spartans boss Dougie Samuel lavished praise on his side as they ran out comfortable 2-0 winners against Cumbernauld Colts at Broadwood.
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East of Scotland: Penicuik’s Colombian striker gets stick despite hat-trick

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 06:30
Penicuik manager Johnny Harvey hailed Nico Salazar’s hat-trick against Coldstream – but admitted he still has a “lot of work to do” with the striker.
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Strange days but Tynecastle boss is in seventh heaven

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 06:30
Tynecastle boss Chris Scott admits this season is going to be a “strange” one because his side are going to have to raise their game week on week against teams of varying ability.
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Scotrail installing debrillators in railway stations

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 08/27/2018 - 06:26
34 defibrillators are being installed in railway stations across the country. The first 19 have already been installed in distinctive yellow heated boxes. Scotrail Alliance confirmed that the measures will cost £54,000 and the devices will be available for any members of the public to use. They have been installed in specially chosen locations according […]
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Ice hockey – Racers edged but go down fighting

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 22:03
Challenge: Murrayfield Racers 3, Dundee Comets 5; Dundee Comets 3, Murrayfield Racers 6. (after overtime). Tie decided after extra time. Edinburgh-based Lewis Gold netted with one second left of sudden death overtime to hand Dundee Comets victory in the two-leg Caledonia Cup over re-born Murrayfield Racers, back on the ice after more than 20 years. […]
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Man dies after disturbance in Edinburgh shop

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 18:33
The 64-year-old became ill amid reports of a man behaving in a threatening manner in Edinburgh.
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Walking footballer who suffered cardiac arrest gifts defibrillator to Hearts

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 08/26/2018 - 17:58
An Edinburgh man who suffered a cardiac arrest whilst playing walking football has kindly gifted a defibrillator to Hearts’ Walking Football group. Just over a year ago, Colin Mackay collapsed during a session at the Corn Exchange. Stevie Cameron, a stranger who was playing with friends on an adjacent pitch, quickly intervened and administered CPR until […]
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