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Edinburgh Duo Receive Funding for Trip of a Lifetime

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 18:55
Two Edinburgh environmentalists are set to undertake a trip of a lifetime after securing a highly sought after Young Persons Travel Grant from the Central Scotland Green Network Trust (CSGNT). With 2018 the Year of Young People, CSGNT launched the grant, with support from travel comparison website Skyscanner which provides funding for young people to […]
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New Boroughmuir School is already too small

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:13
The £35m Boroughmuir High School will need to be upgraded to take in an additional 300 pupils by 2027.
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‘Girly Get Together’ to Raise Funds for Children’s Charity

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 17:09
A local children’s charity is inviting women to come together to raise money at a fun-filled evening of food, drink, dancing and live music. Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity (ECHC) is hosting its annual ‘Girly Get Together’ this September and it promises to be a night packed to the brim with glitz and glamour. Hosted by Grant Stott, the event takes […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Laura Lexx: Trying

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 16:42
The Turret, Gilded BalloonTeviot |3 -26 August (not 15) @ 17:15 Recently, Laura has been busy hosting on BBC Radio 4 Extra’s Comedy Club, winning the UK Comedy Award and being nominated for a Chortle Award… for the third time. However, for most of 2017 Laura was trying to get through therapy, trying the patience of everyone, and […]
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Restoration Yard offers R & R for your children this summer

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:46
The lovely location of Restoration Yard makes you breathe deeply and relax, but now they hope to extend that feeling to children. The team at the Wellbeing Lab in collaboration with Relax Kids Midlothian is now offering some relaxation and positivity classes. This involves dance, movement games, stretches, and more in classes which take children […]
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Deadline looms for new garden waste service registration

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:29
Registration for the new fortnightly garden waste service collections closes at midnight on Sunday July 22.
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Deadline approaches for garden waste service registration

City of Edinburgh Council - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:10
Residents are being reminded to sign up and pay for the new fortnightly garden waste service before registration closes at midnight on Sunday (22 July).
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Dunstane wins 5 star award from VisitScotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:57
A small hotel lying just opposite the former Donaldson’s School has won a 5-star Quality Assurance Award from VisitScotland. Dunstane House is a newly refurbished hotel with uniquely styled rooms which recognise the owner’s roots in Orkney and the building’s Victorian history. Interior designer Hannah Lohan was commissioned to do the work and she has […]
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New owner at luxury services flats on Thistle Street

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:38
Luxury serviced apartment operator Mansley has bought a second property in Edinburgh in just over three years, this time in the heart of the New Town. Serviced Apartments by Mansley has purchased Braid Apartments in Thistle Street from Fountain Court Group. The area is home to many of Edinburgh’s leading high-end shops, restaurants, cafes and […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Unhurried – Glengoyne’s Inefficient Tradition

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:07
In a Fringe show designed for whisky enthusiasts, you are invited to Contini Cannonball on Castlehill where you can enjoy an immersive journey into the heart of Scotland’s slowest stills. The show is hosted by Fringe veteran Gordon Dallas who takes you through the 50 minutes looking into Glengoyne’s traditions with a splash of humour […]
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Malin Head: Boy and man die after boat capsizes

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 13:05
Another man survives four hours in the water near Malin Head after being found clinging to a buoy.
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Two teenage boys seriously hurt in camping cliff fall

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:59
Police in East Lothian are warning of the dangers after a big operation to rescue two teenagers who fell near North Berwick
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Cast announced for DEBUT plays

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:50
The BBC and Avalon are collaborating on DEBUT at this year’s Fringe. This project allows writers who have never written for the stage to create their debut play. The writers are names you might already know and include Bim Adewunmi, Katherine Parkinson, Beryl Richards and Frank Skinner. There will be four plays and all will […]
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Man dies after crashing into railway bridge in Fife

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:40
The 49-year-old man was taken to hospital following the incident on the A921 near Kirkcaldy.
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Two boys seriously injured after falling 25ft from cliff

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:37

Two teenage boys were left seriously injured after falling from a cliff in East Lothian.

The pair were camping with friends when the incident occurred near North Berwick shortly after midnight on Wednesday.

A 16-year-old boy fell about 25ft on to rocks and suffered a serious head injury which left him unconscious.

His 17-year-old friend went to help him and also fell, sustaining an arm injury.

Police Scotland chief inspector Steven Duncan urged people to be careful near cliffs.

"Walking near cliff edges in the dark is hugely dangerous," he said.

"If you are injured, it requires a significant emergency service response to locate you and it takes longer to get you to hospital for treatment.

"This was a very distressing incident for the five other male and female youths that the two boys were camping with, who saw their friends fall from a cliff edge, and for their parents who were told in the night that their sons had been seriously hurt."

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Meeting Daisy Narayanan – driving the City Centre Transformation project

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:36
1. Who are you, and where did you come from? I am Daisy Narayanan, Deputy Director, Sustrans Scotland, currently seconded to The City of Edinburgh Council. I am an architect and urban designer, originally from India, but now very much an adopted Scot. I live in Edinburgh with my author husband and two feisty little […]
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Police urge caution after boys fall from cliff in North Berwick

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:16
Police are urging teenagers to be cautious when camping this summer after two boys fell from a cliff edge in North Berwick. Officers were called to the Tantallon Terrace/Haugh Road area around 12.30am on Wednesday 18th July following a report than two males, aged 16 and 17, had fallen approximately 25ft. The 16-year-old had accidentally […]
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City installs streetlight controls

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00
There are now smart streetlight controls on 64,000 LED lights across the city installed as part of the council’s strategy to use more energy efficient  street lights which began under the last administration. The company chose to enter into an LED replacement contract with Amey, and in doing so the digital transformation leader CGI Group […]
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Main thoroughfare to reopen after almost a year in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:49
Leith Street is to reopen on Saturday 28 July at 06:00 following the works, in connection with the £1bn St James Quarter development.
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Driver dies after car smashes into railway bridge 

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:35

A driver has died after a car smashed into a railway bridge.

Emergency services were called to A921 Kinghorn road near Kirkcaldy in Fife at 7am on Wednesday.

A 49-year-old man, who was driving a Volkswagen Polo which was travelling north, was taken to hospital but died shortly after.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "The road is currently closed at the junction with the B923 and the public are advised to avoid the area, where possible.

"Anyone who witnessed the collision or has any information to help with ongoing inquiries is asked to contact 101."

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