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Review: Jersey Boys *****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 23:21
My grandchildren, bless the little blighters, refer to the time when I was their age as ‘the black and white days’. My eldest grandson reaches 14 years of age in a few weeks. One of the hazy memories I have of when I was 14 was of dancing at the school disco (it was the […]
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Film Preview: March 2019

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 21:32
Coming to a cinema near you this March… Released tomorrow on the first of the month, ‘The Aftermath’ features Keira Knightley (Pride and Prejudice), Alexander Skarsgård (Big Little Lies television series) and Jason Clarke (Zero Dark Thirty). Based on the Rhidian Brook novel of the same name, the film is set in Hamburg, Germany in […]
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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 20:49
The 42-year-old man was fatally injured in Edinburgh on Wednesday afternoon,
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Councillors refuse Old Town street market plans as it could ‘destroy character of conservation area’

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 20:28
Councillors have refused to allow traders to set up a street market in the Old Town over fears the plans could “fundamentally destroy the character of the conservation area”.
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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Edinburgh

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 20:10

A pedestrian has died after being hit by a car in Edinburgh.

The 42-year-old man was struck on Murrayburn Road, near to its junction with Hailesland Road, around 3.50pm on Wednesday.

He was taken treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service but was sadly pronounced dead at scene. A police spokesman said inquiries are ongoing and the road remains closed to traffic. 

Inspector Roger Park, from Edinburgh's Road Policing Unit, said: "Despite the best efforts of paramedics and medical staff, the man could not recover from his injuries and our thoughts are with his family at this time. 

"Our investigation to establish the full circumstances of this incident are ongoing and we are keen to hear from anyone with any relevant information. 

"In particular any motorists who were in the area and have dash-cam footage that captures the collision are also urged to come forward."

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh on 101.

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Campaigners celebrate as Edinburgh councillors reject flats plan at Murrayfield former nursing home

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 19:59
Community campaigners are celebrating after councillors halted proposals to build two blocks of flats next to a listed former nursing home.
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Shocking secret of Edinburgh’s chippy sauce revealed

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 19:53
CHIPPY brown sauce has long been synonymous with the Capital in much the way the Castle and the Fringe conjure up instant images of Edinburgh.
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Holiday lodges in Angus available at the Meadows

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 18:31
PEMBERTON RIVINGTON IS LODGE OF THE MONTH AT THE MEADOWS FORFAR A stunning Pemberton Rivington residential lodge at £65,000 is the current Lodge of the Month at The Meadows in Forfar, a superb new gated development from Stewarts Leisure Parks. Complete with two bedrooms, including master bedroom en-suite with bath, and a fully integrated luxury […]
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Spaces available for Changing Room course

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:48
The Changing Room’s new 12-week course, which is aimed at men aged 30 to 64, begins on Tuesday 26 February at Easter Road Stadium and a limited number of spaces are available. Males in that age bracket are invited to sign up for the programme, or request more information on it, by emailing [email protected] In […]
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Man branded 'danger to women' jailed for five years

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:12

A man who held a broken bottle to a teenager's throat and had sex with an underage girl has been jailed for five years.

Ian Turner, 19, was branded a danger to women by judge Lord Arthurson, who ordered him to be monitored in the community for three years after his release from detention.

At the High Court in Glasgow on Wednesday, Turner, from Glenrothes, admitted assaulting Rachel Rippin between February 2017 and June 2018 at addresses in Glenrothes and Kirkcaldy, Fife.

He also pleaded guilty to having underage sex with a 15-year-old girl and assaulting her between October 2015 and May 2016.

Lord Arthurson told Turner: "You monitored and controlled your victims. You viewed one of them as your property.

"You present a high risk of harm to the public, particularly women."

The court was told Turner would shout, swear and punch and kick the 18-year-old from early on in their relationship. If she disagreed with him he would go into a mood and then assault her.

On one occasion he held a hammer above her head and threatened to "smash" her. On another he held a broken bottle of Buckfast to her throat and threatened to throw his mother's ashes on her.

Turner also threatened his terrified victim with a belt and ornaments.

The 15-year-old told police that Turner would call her disgusting names and constantly accuse her of cheating on him.

He also told her that no one else would have her and during an argument when she refused to look at him and ignored him, he punched her on the side of the face.

Defence QC John Keenan said: "He accepts there was a degree of controlling behaviour by him.

"He has expressed remorse and a recognition of the serious harm that his offending will have caused to the complainers in this case."

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Edinburgh dad's anger as parents block sick child from lessons

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:02
Keir Wallace is often too ill to go to school and other parents are blocking his use of a robot which lets him take part from home.
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Speedway – Monarchs looking for your help

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00
Working parties are set to get underway at Armadale Stadium ahead of the new speedway season. Edinburgh Monarchs bosses plan to start work on Saturday, March 2 at 10am, with activity continuing each Saturday and Sunday up to the start of the season. A spokesman said: “Over the past couple of years a hardy bunch […]
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Irish football fan subjected to xenophobic abuse at Tynecastle

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:00
Police are appealing for witnesses after an Irish football fan was subjected to xenophobic comments during the Hearts vs St Johnstone match on January 26 at Tynecastle Stadium. The 52-year-old was watching the game from the Roseburn Stand with his young family when a man behind started using offensive language, aimed towards the St Johnstone […]
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Armed robber raids dental practice as police seek CCTV

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:54

Police have released CCTV images after an armed robber raided a dental practice in Edinburgh.

The thief targeted the property on Ratcliffe Terrace at around 1pm on Friday, February 8.

He entered the premises in possession of a weapon and stole a number of items from within the treatment rooms.

Police confirmed no one was injured during the raid.

Officers believe the man pictured may be able to assist with their investigation and anyone who recognises him is asked to come forward.

He is described as around 6ft tall, aged in his 30s, of very slim build, and is believed to have an Eastern European accent. He was wearing a black balaclava with a red logo on the forehead, glasses, a tight grey-coloured top, dark coloured bottoms, red trainers and wore gloves.

Detective constable Stephen Herd said: "This incident has left staff at the premises understandably shaken and our enquiries remain ongoing.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who can help identify the man pictured, and anyone who can help us trace him is asked to come forward.

"Similarly, if you have any other information relevant to this investigation then please get in touch."

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CCTV appeal after dentist armed robbery in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 11:14
Police are trying to trace a man after an armed robbery at a dentist in Edinburgh.
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Police release CCTV image following armed robbery

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:15
Police have released CCTV images of a man they believe may be able to assist them with their enquiries into an armed robbery in the south of the city.   The incident happened at around 1pm on Friday 8 February at a dental practice on Ratcliffe Terrace. A man entered the premises in possession of a weapon […]
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Fishing – all roads lead to second Scottish fly fair

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 10:07
David Newall, organiser of the Scottish Fly Fair, has confirmed the dates of March 9 and 10 for this year’s event at the Stirling Court Hotel at the University of Stirling. It’s the second year running that David has used the venue and he said: “We’re right up on the campus and the beauty of […]
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Edinburgh to host European Climbing Championships

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:47
Edinburgh is set to host the International Federation of Sport Climbing’s (IFSC) European Championships 2019 for lead and speed after being awarded the Championships by the international governing body. The Scottish capital was successful in securing the event, which is held biennially, following a joint bid by EventScotland, City of Edinburgh Council, the British Mountaineering […]
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Award for Scottish dentist

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:42
Dr. Elaine Halley of Cherrytree Dental Spa won the prestigious Outstanding Contribution to Dentistry 2018 Award at the recent annual Dentistry Scotland Awards presented by FMC Professional. The awards formally recognise excellent dentistry being carried out by teams and individuals throughout Scotland, recognising progress, effort and enterprise in general practice dentistry. The winning individuals and […]
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Tories call for tram extension to be scrapped

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 08:12
Conservatives are calling for what they describe as the city council’s tram extension “vanity project” to be scrapped to free up £90m for public services as part of alternative budget proposals. The Tories’ budget motion, to be tabled at tomorrow’s full council meeting, includes capping council tax rise at two per cent, saving nursery teachers […]
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