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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – A Joke *****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:24
A new comedy by Dan Freeman starring Sylvester McCoy, Richard Oliver and Robert Picardo. An Englishman, an Irishman and a Scotsman walk into a joke… Who knew that three men, a massage table and a pair of spoons could cause such hilarity?  Dan Freeman, the writer of A Joke, obviously did.  Then again, this performance […]
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Finally – a plan for the capital

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:10
The coalition agreement between the SNP and Labour groups of elected members at the City of Edinburgh Council has now (eventually) been published. It was signed just after the General Election which got in the way of any formal agreement being made, and the details have not been made known until now. The 52 commitments […]
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Man charged with robbery following alleged carjacking

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 12:10

A man has been charged with robbery following an alleged carjacking in Falkirk.

The 31-year-old was arrested in relation to the incident which took place on Kilbrennan Drive.

A 47-year-old man reportedly suffered facial injuries after being pulled out of his car and assaulted by two men at around 5.50pm on Tuesday.

The men allegedly then took his silver Ford Focus car which was later found torched at the nearby Carronbridge Inn.

Officers investigating the incident are still looking to trace a second man they believe to be involved.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers at Falkirk CID on 101, quoting incident number 3254 of August 15, or anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Family plea for missing woman Fiona McMaster to get in touch

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:15
The family of Fiona McMaster who has been missing for over a week say they are “desperate” to find her. Ms McMaster (41) was last seen outside a Marks and Spencer on Morningside  about 4pm on Tuesday, August 8 and officers  believe that she may be travelling across the central belt by bus as  she was spotted on […]
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Witness appeal after 54-year-old man robbed in Grove Street

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:37
A police investigation is underway after a 54-year-old man was attacked and robbed by two men whilst walking on Grove Street in Fountainbridge at 1.55pm on Tuesday. The pair pushed the victim to the ground and stole his mobile phone and laptop, before running off down the Younger Steps. The first attacker is in his 20s or 30s, 6ft 1in […]
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Speedway – Harkess warns of Ipswich danger men

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:18
Two of the SGB Championship’s play-off contenders clash head-on as Edinburgh Monarchs host Ipswich Witches on Friday (tapes-up 7.30pm). And the Fen Country side arrive looking to avenge their sole home defeat this season from Monarchs last month. Two league winning ex-Monarchs are in their line-up in Rory Schlein and Justin Sedgmen. And British champion […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – How To Suffer Better

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:00
How to Suffer Better Written and performed by Amanda Miller The Newsroom (Fringe Venue 93) Leith Street. Edinburgh 4 -28 August (Except 14 and 21 Aug) | 13:15-14:15 Ever wondered if there is a perfect way to suffer? In her tragicomedy, “How to Suffer Better”, New York actress and writer Amanda Miller searches for the answer after […]
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Man pushed to ground and robbed on street in Edinburgh

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:27

A 54-year-old man has been attacked and robbed by two men in Edinburgh.

The victim was walking on Grove Street in Fountainbridge when the two men approached him from behind at 1.55pm on Tuesday.

They pushed the victim to the ground and stole his mobile phone and laptop, before running off down the Younger Steps.

The first attacker is in his 20s or 30s, 6ft 1in with a skinny build and was wearing a black beanie hat, blue jeans, white trainers and a light grey T-shirt.

The second man is white, also in his 20s or 30s, 5ft 7in with a slim build, short light brown hair and was wearing grey cotton bottoms and a light grey top.

Detective constable Kevin Walls said: "The victim sustained minor injuries as a result of being pushed over but was very upset at the theft of his belongings and we are conducting a number of local lines of inquiry to trace the men responsible.

"Anyone who was in or around Upper Grove Place on Tuesday afternoon and remembers seeing anything suspicious should contact police immediately.

"In addition, anyone with any further information relevant to this investigation is also urged to get in touch."

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Juniors round-up: Penicuik win to maintain perfect start

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 06:30
Penicuik Athletic continued their perfect start to the season with a comfortable 3-1 win away to struggling Bo’ness United last night.
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Employees saddle up to raise WaterAid cash in memory of colleague

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 23:02
Scottish Water employees are being asked to saddle up to raise money for the charity WaterAid in memory of their colleague, Bob Wilson. Bob, of Trinity in Edinburgh, died suddenly in April 2016, aged 47. He was a keen cyclist so his friends, family and colleagues decided to organise a charity bike ride to raise […]
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Women’s basketball – Rosanna joins Pride with high hopes

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 22:35
Caledonia Pride have signed American-born guard Rosanna Reynolds who joins the club from the Detroit Titans in Division 1 of the Women’s NCAA. There she was ranked first in assists and third in scoring and coach Bart Sengers said: “Rosanna will be a player that brings the team more experience and she can help us […]
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Getting away from it all during the Festival…

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:51
August in Edinburgh can only mean one thing for us here in Scotland’s capital: visitors and performers from all corners of the globe descend upon Edinburgh all desperate to get a piece of the summer Festivals action. It’s busy, exciting, bustling and a great place for celebrity spotting. However, if you want a break from […]
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2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival – Day 5

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 20:07
Rain stopped some of the play as the ‘photo booth’ was, temporarily, under shelter. Still, more of a flying visit today. The Lyceum was calling…..
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Donald Park names Scotland Under-19 squad for international tournament in Serbia

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:33
Donald Park has named his first Scotland Under-19 squad for an international tournament in Serbia at the start of September. Hibs’ duo Ryan Porteous and Fraser Murray who have both featured in the first team recently are included along with Hearts’ pair Daniel Baur and Callumn Morrison. The 20 man squad also features a number […]
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Hospital worker was nine times over drink drive limit

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:25
A HOSPITAL worker was caught nine times over the drink drive limit after claiming she had only drunk three pints of lager.
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Spartans set for Irn-Bru Cup reprieve over ineligible player

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:19
Spartans are set to be handed an Irn-Bru Cup reprieve after Albion Rovers fielded an ineligible player during the Capital club’s 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat at Cliftonhill on Tuesday night.
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Living Wage commitment by the Poppy Factory

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:18
Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory is the latest organisation to become a Living Wage Employer. The factory employs 41 Armed Forces veterans who make more than five million poppies and 12,000 wreaths each year by hand. The commitment by LHPF to the Living Wage will ensure that all staff – regardless of whether they are direct […]
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Bonnie Prince Charlie's drinking glass sells for £25,000

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:45

A rare Jacobite drinking glass broken after being used by Bonnie Prince Charlie has sold at auction for £25,000.

The glass was owned by Bruce of Cowden, a Jacobite supporter, and used by Charles Edward Stuart during a meal to drum up support for the rebellion in 1745.

Auctioneers at Lyon and Turbull in Edinburgh had expected it to fetch around £10,000.

A bidding war pushed the price up to more than twice the expected amount was purchased by an anonymous buyer on Wednesday.

It was customary to break any glass that a toast was given from so no lesser toast could be given.

The glass was repaired later in its life with a silver foot added, which reveals the toast the famous prince gave at the meeting.

An inscription in the silver reads "God Blis King James the Eight", a reference to the Stuart pretender.

The auctioneers' description of the item reads: "The engraving to the lobes of the foot is interesting.

"It is a regularly recorded Jacobite toast and undoubtedly the toast which the glass gave....

"Showing such an obvious toast to the Stuart king without symbolism and hidden intent shows the confidence its owners felt.

"The addition of silver to a broken glass again promotes the importance this revered glass had so early in its life."

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Buses on Leith Street will be diverted from 2 September

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:34
BUS CUSTOMERS URGED TO PREPARE FOR LEITH STREET CLOSURE Lothian has announced changes to services as a result of the Leith Street closure during works to redevelop the St James Centre in Edinburgh’s East End. The city centre route will be shut to all traffic from 2 September 2017 until the summer of 2018, resulting […]
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Edinburgh International Festival 2017 – ‘Blak Whyte Gray’ Photo Call

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 17:34
Formed in 2002 by urban choreographer Kenrick ‘H2O’ Sandy and producer/composer Michael ‘Mikey J’ Asante, Boy Blue Entertainment brings hip-hop from the streets and clubs firmly into the theatre. Blak Whyte Gray is a bold and brilliant dance creation combining tightly drilled choreography and a ground-shaking electronic score. A world in flux; a need for […]
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