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Man charged with murder at flat near Scottish Parliament

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:47

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman whose body was found in Edinburgh.

The woman, who is yet to be formally identified by police, was found at a flat on Dumbiedykes Road near the Scottish Parliament on Saturday morning.

Roger Crossan, 52, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charged with her murder on Monday.

No plea was entered and he was remanded in custody.

The case will be heard again later in October.

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Man hit on head at bus stop by debris blown from rooftop

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:16

A man was struck in the head by debris blown from the roof of a building as he stood at a bus stop.

Jack Dunbar was at the bus stop on Nicolson Street, Edinburgh, when coating from chimneys on nearby flats fell down around 6.30am on Tuesday morning.

The incident took place as Storm Ophelia battered Scotland with winds of up to 70mph.

Edinburgh City Council said it has inspected a privately-owned building and written to its owners.

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Mr Dunbar, a former soldier, said he was left with a cut and a lump on his head after the incident but got his bus into work shortly afterwards.

He told STV News: "It all happened so fast. A slate or something fell from the roof and made a big bang.

"It hit me on the head, one guy took out his phone to help me check my head."

A spokeswoman for Edinburgh City Council said inspectors had visited the site and found it was safe despite the fall.

The council has written to the building's owners to emphasise their responsibilities to keep it safe.

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Three former Hibs’ players inducted into Scottish Football Hall of Fame

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:26
Three former Hibs’ players were inducted into the Scottish Football Hall of fame on Sunday night. Allan McGraw who played for Hibs in the sixties and is best remembered by the supporters for scoring the winning goal in the League Cup semi-final against Dundee at Tynecastle whilst badly injured also scored 140 goals in 176 appearances […]
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Chief Superintendent Lesley Clark appointed new Divisional Commander.

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 12:07
The Lothians and Scottish Borders Division has welcomed Chief Superintendent Lesley Clark as its new Divisional Commander. CS Clark grew up in Midlothian and started her policing career as a Special Constable whilst working for the John Lewis Partnership. She became a regular officer a year later in 1988, working in Edinburgh and Livingston as […]
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Plane declares emergency while flying over Edinburgh

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:53

A flight was diverted to Glasgow Airport after a medical emergency was declared on board.

The Icelandair flight had been bound for Munich after leaving Reykjavik at 7.20am.

It declared a general emergency while over Edinburgh around 10.20am, with a passenger understood to have taken ill.

The Boeing 757 landed at Glasgow Airport shortly afterwards and the passenger was taken off the aircraft as a precaution.

It is now continuing the flight to Germany after refueling at the airport.

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New police commander for Lothians and Borders takes up post

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 10:39
Chief Superintendent Lesley Clark started her career with the force as a special constable 30 years ago.
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Serious shortage of help for people with lung conditions

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 08:15
A REPORT from a leading charity has revealed a severe lack of rehabilitation services for thousands of people in the Lothians who are living with a serious lung condition.
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Storm Ophelia batters Scotland with 70mph winds and rain

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:40

Storm Ophelia is battering Scotland with heavy rain and 70mph winds.

Trains, planes and ferries have been cancelled as the storm front sweeps eastwards across the country.

A yellow Met Office weather warning is in place for central and eastern Scotland and 20 flood alerts have been issued.

An derelict tenement partially collapsed in the early hours of the morning in Glasgow but nobody was injured.

More than 1000 homes and businesses in Dumfries and Galloway lost power on Monday, where winds gusted at 76mph overnight.

STV weather presenter Sean Batty said the most severe weather has passed, however.

"The worst of Ophelia's winds have now passed but strong winds still affect northern and eastern parts of the country," he said.

"Last night winds gusted over 70mph in Dumfries and Galloway, with a peak of 76mph in Dundrennan. There was also a gust over 70mph in Lanark and a 94mph gust at the summit of the Cairngorms.

"Winds will continue to ease through the day as the storm system heads into the North Sea towards Norway."

Nine out of 31 ScotRail routes were severely disrupted on Tuesday morning, including trains between Edinburgh and Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Perth, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and Glasgow and Lanark.

Trains were cancelled between Edinburgh and Kirkcaldy after a train hit an obstruction at Markinch, Fife.

There was also disruption between Glasgow Central station and Neilston as a result of an obstruction and a similar situation at Lockerbie.

An object caught in overhead electrical wires also caused problems for trains between Glasgow Central and Lanark.

High winds are believed to have been responsible for the collapse of an unoccupied tenement on Albert Road in Crosshill, Glasgow.

The front of the property crumbled in the early hours of Tuesday morning as the city was hit by powerful gusts.

Meanwhile, the roof of a scout hut in Castle Douglas has blown off and there are reports of collapsed scaffolding in Dumfries.

Power cuts in the Western Isles have left several areas without power.

A Met forecaster said: "Very strong winds are forecast to continue to affect some parts of the UK during Tuesday.

"Southwesterly winds are most likely to gust between 50 and 60mph across much of the warning area with the potential for gusts of 70mph over the far southeast of Scotland and parts of northeast England.

"The strongest winds are likely during the morning's busy travel period before gradually easing."

Three people were killed by the storm on Monday in Ireland, which bore the brunt of the former hurricane with 100mph winds.

Ophelia caused strange weather phenomena across the UK, turning clouds yellow and causing the sun to appear red.

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Scotland weather: Rush hour warning over Ophelia wind

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 07:07
The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia continue to sweep across Scotland, bringing warnings of possible disruption.
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Amateur football round-up: Lamarca nets treble for North Merchie

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:30
Striker Guillermo Lamarca struck a hat-trick as North Merchiston Vale booked their place in the second round of the RJM Sports East of Scotland Cup with a 4-3 victory over Edinburgh Thistle at Harrison Park.
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Rosie Sings bringds local Edinburgh talent together for a variety extravaganza

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 06:23
Join your host Rosie Sings and musical director Neil Metcalfe for an evening of variety featuring established Edinburgh based acts this November! After a sell out success with Rosie Sings: Facts About Me! Rosie Houlton presents the first of a series of cabarets featuring awesome Edinburgh-based talent. Rosie wants to bring and build a local cabaret experience […]
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Dylan McGeouch prepares for sixth Hampden visit since Easter Road arrival

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 23:46
Hibs’ midfielder Dylan McGeouch is preparing for his sixth visit to Hampden Park since his arrival at Easter Road, with one other Semi Final tie taking place at Tynecastle. Hibs go into the game with confidence after drawing 2-2 with the champions at Celtic Park. In addition, Celtic have a midweek Champion’s League game in Germany against Bayern […]
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New names marching their way to Fort Kinnaird

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 21:21
Fort Kinnaird is welcoming a range of new names as well as a gym and all of this will mean around 100 new jobs. In a first Pure Gym is set to open a 20,000 sq ft facility in summer 2018. Other big names who will be opening shops include Office, Schuh and Schuh Kids, […]
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Survey on banking in Juniper Green

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:36
The Royal Bank of Scotland on Lanark Road Juniper Green was closed along with other branches across the city, including the one at the corner of Castle Street and George Street as we realised just the other day. Locals are concerned to try and do something about the loss of these services and Juniper Green […]
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Edinburgh Napier cycle raises funds for Macmillan

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:13
A 24 hour indoor charity cycle raised £1100 for charity. Both staff and students at Edinburgh Napier University cycled their socks off for Macmillan Cancer Support for a whole 24 hours! The participants used the exercise bikes at the  [EN]GAGE fitness centre at Sighthill campus and effectively cycled from here to Moscow. Members of the […]
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Heritage 'angel' award winners revealed

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 20:00
The awards recognise people who have protected historic sites across Scotland
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Flybe cancelled 170 flights today due to weather – but plan to fly tomorrow

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:38
As a result of adverse and resultant atmospheric weather conditions impacting normal operations due to Storm Ophelia today, Flybe has been forced to cancel some 170 flights. A full list is available at www.flybe.com/flight-info This included all flights to and from Belfast City Airport, Scotland and the Channel Islands and the majority of its flights […]
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Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale face St Mirren in third round of Scottish Cup

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:03
The draw for the William Hill Scottish Cup Third Round took place at Links Park, Montrose following Montrose’s 4-1 win over University of Stirling. Lothian Thistle Hutchison Vale face St Mirren after their dramatic victory over Stirling Albion. Elsewhere fellow Edinburgh side Spartans will take on Fraserburgh. The full draw is as follows. William Hill Scottish Cup […]
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QMU welcomes first Hungarian scholarship students to Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:49
  Two students from Hungary have become the first to study at QMU as part of a new scholarship exchange programme between Edinburgh and Budapest. The Queen Margaret Legacy Programme has been developed by the Hungarian Embassy and Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh to celebrate the legacy of Saint Margaret, one of the most loved […]
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Man charged following indecent assault in Rankeillor Street

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:27
A man has been arrested following an indecent assault on a 23-year-old woman in Rankeillor Street on Sunday 1st October. Inquiries by Edinburgh’s Public Protection Unit had been ongoing since the incident and a 49-year-old was detained and subsequently charged on Friday 13th October. He is scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday […]
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