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Man admits killing Alan Glancy in his Edinburgh flat

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:52
The 46-year-old pleaded guilty to the culpable homicide of Alan Glancy in the Fountainbridge area of the capital.
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Man pleads guilty to culpable homicide of Alan Glancy

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:45
Paul Ness, 45, pled guilty today to the culpable homicide of Alan Glancy at his home in the Port Hamilton area of the capital. The 47-year-old’s body was found in his property on 1 February, with Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Team launching a murder inquiry after a post mortem on 9 February. Inquiries established that […]
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Pedestrian knocked down by car seriously hurt

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:08
The 50-year-old woman was hit by a red Vauxhall car in Edinburgh on Tuesday afternoon.
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Hearts' Levein faces touchline ban for 'playing 12 men' comments

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 16:02
Craig Levein could face a two-match ban after being cited for his comments about referee Bobby Madden in the wake of Hearts' loss to Rangers.
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Speedway – five Bandits return for 2019

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:46
Berwick Bandits bring back five riders from the side which narrowly missed out on the SGB Championship play-offs last season. Aaron Summers, Kevin Doolan, Nikolaj B Jakobsen, Jye Etheridge and Dany Gappmaier return. Coty Garcia kick-starts his second spell in the Borders after starting his British career with the club in 2015. And teenage star […]
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VIDEO PREVIEW: Carols By Candlelight at Edinburgh's Usher Hall

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:26
CAROLS by Candlelight at Edinburgh's Usher Hall looks set to be a Christmas cracker of a night out to start festivities on Wednesday, December 19.
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At the Lyceum: Wendy and Peter Pan****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:22
Is Wendy & Peter Pan a fast-moving adventure story or a reflection on age, grief, gender-stereotyping, the meaning of family and of love? In Ella Hickson’s brilliant adaptation of JM Barrie’s book it is all of these things and more. Women are empowered, men are freed from their emotional straitjackets, and while at the beginning […]
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Mystery over final hours of girl, 15, found dead on hill

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 15:17

Police are trying to trace the final steps of a girl found dead on a hill hours after being reported missing.

Mhari O'Neill, from Willowbrae in Edinburgh, was reported missing in the early hours of Saturday.

The 15-year-old travelled to meet a friend in the city centre before the pair went to Calton Hill on Friday afternoon.

Her friend then left before the youngster was found dead near a bench hours later by a passer-by following a major search.

The death is not being treated as suspicious but officers are still trying to identify the cause of her death.

Inspector Susan Balfour said: "Just after 1am, the family had been carrying out their own investigations to try and find her through friends and went out looking for her themselves.

"She travelled to Edinburgh city centre to meet a friend during the day and we know they made their way up to Calton Hill and her friend later returned home.

"We have a period of a good few hours which are unaccounted for. It's not being treated suspicious at the moment.

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"In terms of the cause of death, we just don't know at this time. It's unexplained and we don't believe it's suicide however we're at the early stages.

"The cause of death depends on a lot of results."

She added: "The family are absolutely devastated and are being supported by their family, friends and police.

"School children at Portobello High School are also being supported."

Tributes have been led by Mhari's family and school leaders.

Ruth McKay, head teacher at the school, said: "Everyone at the school is deeply saddened and shocked to hear about Mhari's sudden death.

"The Portobello school community is a very close one and our thoughts are with her family.

"Mhari was a lovely, friendly girl who was well-liked by both staff and young people. Her bubbly, outgoing nature and ready smile will be much-missed in school.

'The family are absolutely devastated and are being supported by their family, friends and police.' Inspector Susan Balfour

"We have been ensuring that young people and staff are offered all the support they need at this sad time."

In a statement, her family said: "Mhari was much loved by all that knew her and we know that her passing will have a profound impact on her closest friends, as it has ourselves.

"Mhari was considering applying to attend university and one of her main passions was music; she loved going to gigs.

"What we need now is to find out exactly what happened to Mhari and we want anyone who thinks they may have information to get in touch with the police.

"We thank everyone for their support and ask that we be left in privacy to grieve at this time."

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Books for all bright sparks: Lord Provost gifts Muriel Spark books to every Council High

City of Edinburgh Council - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:51
Edinburgh’s Lord Provost will donate almost 500 books to school libraries this Christmas to mark the centenary of Dame Muriel Spark’s birth.
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Doddie Weir gets the Edinburgh Award

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 14:05
Scottish rugby legend George “Doddie” Weir was presented with the prestigious Edinburgh Award 2018 just at the end of last month. Surrounded by friends, family and familiar faces from professional rugby, Doddie inspected a set of his handprints outside the City Chambers before being presented with an engraved Loving Cup from Edinburgh’s Lord Provost Frank Ross. […]
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Dunfermline: Chairman Ross McArthur condemns abuse and vandalism

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:58
Dunfermline Athletic's chairman criticises fans after incidents of vandalism, the alleged abuse of players' families, and an incident in which a steward was hospitalised.
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Man charged with murder bid outside Edinburgh pharmacy

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 13:44
A 38-year-old man was stabbed outside the premises in Edinburgh and taken to hospital with serious injuries.
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Edinburgh City 1-1 Peterhead

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:14
Edinburgh City remain two points clear of Peterhead at the top of Scottish League Two after the sides draw at Ainslie Park.
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Brothers who stabbed man to death in own home jailed 

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

Two brothers repeatedly hit a man with a baseball bat before stabbing him to death in his own home.

Barry Harrison, 44, admitted murdering Kyle Watt at his flat in Pine Grove, Alloa, Clackmannanshire, in March, was jailed for life and ordered to serve at least 17 years in prison.

His brother Mark Harrison, 36, was found guilty after trial of the culpable homicide of the 29-year-old. He was jailed for ten years.

At the High Court in Glasgow, judge Lord Kinclaven told Barry Harrison: "You pled guilty to murder.

"You accept responsibility for the death of Kyle Watt, known as Pie. He was brutally murdered in his own home.

"The family of Mr Watt are clearly devastated, as are those who knew him."

Lord Kinclaven told Barry Harrison it will be up to the Parole Board to decide when he is released.

He told his brother: "You were convicted of the lesser charge of culpable homicide. You have shown regret and sadness at the role you played in ending a young man's life."

Both brothers, who are from Alloa, have previous convictions for violence.

'The family of Mr Watt are clearly devastated, as are those who knew him' Lord Kinclaven

Barry Harrison, who was celebrating his birthday took offence when Mr Watt refused to sell him Valium and "disrespected" him.

He and his brother Mark were caught on CCTV entering the close to the flat.

Mr Watt was seen on video running from his home, then being knocked to the ground with a baseball bat by Mark Harrison, before Barry Harrison, who had a knife, dragged him back into the flat.

Mr Watt's partner Jenna Burns ran out in the street barefoot in a snowstorm for help.

The High Court in Glasgow heard that Mr Watt was stabbed in the chest - an injury which cut through his spinal cord - and in the leg, which severed two main blood vessels.

He was also hit repeatedly over the head with a baseball bat.

Forensic scientists found Mr Watt's blood on Mark Harrison's jogging trousers and his left trainer.

'I deserve what happens to me. It was the biggest mistake of my life' Barry Harrison

In evidence, Barry Harrison said: "I deserve what happens to me. It was the biggest mistake of my life."

Barry Harrison said Mr Watt had refused to sell him Valium on tick and had been "disrespectful".

He claimed that his brother Mark Harrison had nothing to do with the killing. He said that he stabbed Mr Watt twice and hit him two or three times with a baseball bat.

But the jury did not believe him and they convicted Mark Harrison, who was originally accused of murder, of the reduced charge of culpable homicide.

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Witness appeal following serious assault in Livingston

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:51
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault which took place around 1pm on Monday 10th December in Falconer Rise, Dedridge. A member of the public was walking in the area when he came across a 50-year-old man being kicked to the head and body while on the ground, by a male suspect. The […]
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Two held after man 'stabbed in murder bid' outside chemist

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 11:08

Two men have been arrested after a man was allegedly stabbed in an attempted murder outside a chemist.

The attack is said to have happened near Mackinnon Pharmacy on Calder Road in Edinburgh at 9.20am on Monday.

A 38-year-old man was allegedly stabbed in the chest while an attempt was made to steal his wallet.

He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary in a serious condition.

A 31-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and assault with intent to rob.

Another man, 25, has been charged with assault.

Both are expected to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Sergeant Todd Rutherford said: "Operation Arable is underway in Edinburgh to combat violence and robbery of personal possessions and as such, we will actively be pursuing those involved in this type of crime."

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Two arrested in connection with attempted murder and attempted robbery

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:49
Two men have been arrested in connection with an attempted murder and attempted robbery which took place around 9.20am on Monday 10 December in the Calder Road area. A 38-year-old man was assaulted and taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious injuries. An attempt was also made to steal his wallet. A 31-year-old man has been charged with attempted […]
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Headteacher’s shock at tragic death of ‘bubbly’ teen Mhari O’Neill on Calton Hill

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:46
THE headteacher at Portobello High School has issued a heartfelt statement after it emerged a body found on Calton Hill at the weekend was that of 15-year-old student Mhari O’Neill.
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Police name teenage girl found dead on Edinburgh's Calton Hill

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:18
Mhari O'Neill, who was 15, went missing in the early hours of Saturday and her body was discovered several hours later.
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Man left with head and face injuries after street attack

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 10:10

A man suffered injuries to his head, face and ribs after being attacked in the street.

The 50-year-old victim was saved by a member of the public walking in the area, who saw him being assaulted by an unknown man.

The attacker made off from the scene and the victim was taken to St John's Hospital, where he is still being treated.

The incident took place around 1pm on Monday in Falconer Rise, Livingston.

Inquiries are ongoing to trace the suspect and anyone with information is asked to come forward.

'Had it not been for the member of the public disturbing this attack, the outcome may have been far more serious' Detective inspector Paul Batten

The suspect is described as white, mid-30s with a shaved head, and was wearing a dark blue tracksuit, white jumper and Adidas trainers.

Police are appealing for anyone who recognises him to come forward.

Detective Inspector Paul Batten said: "Had it not been for the member of the public disturbing this attack, the outcome may have been far more serious and we are pursuing various lines of investigation to identify the male responsible.

"If you recognise the description of the suspect, or believe you have information that can assist with our inquiries, then please contact police immediately."

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