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Edinburgh abortion clinic ‘buffer zone’ plans on hold

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:52
Plans to protect women attending medical appointments including abortions from protesters have been put on hold – but the council will “revisit the issue, should the situation increase in intensity”.
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World’s first tidal wave engineering test centre to be built in Rosyth

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:43
The world’s first engineering test centre aimed at speeding the development of materials and structures for tidal energy and transport is to be built in Fife by a partnership between the University of Edinburgh and Babcock International.
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70-year-old pedestrian killed in fatal collision

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 19:43
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal collision in Livingston which took place around 12.30pm on Saturday 16th March in Almond Road West, at the junction with Broom Walk. A 70-year-old pedestrian was struck by a black Ford Galaxy as he crossed the road. He was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish […]
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Brunton stop off for Heroes

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:33
All or Nothing Aerial Dance Theatre and Room 2 Manoeuvre, two Edinburgh based dance companies have teamed up for a light-hearted new touring show for all the family. Heroes looks at the humorous journey of two performers, Tony Mills and Beverley Grant, as they navigate their way through the unforgiving world of idols, superheroes and […]
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Boxing – talented ten-year-old receives sponsorship

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 18:23
A young Edinburgh boxer will benefit from a sponsorship deal which he hopes will help him reach the next level. Cody McManus, aged ten, has been inspired by East Lothian fighter Josh Taylor who won Commonwealth Games gold for Scotland in Glasgow in 2014 before turning professional. The Duddingston-based athlete has been boxing since he […]
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Man, 70, dies in hospital after Livingston accident

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 17:51
The 70-year-old died in hospital three days after being struck by the vehicle in Livingston, West Lothian.
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Pedestrian dies after being hit by car as he crossed road

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:53

A pedestrian has died after being struck by a car as he crossed a road.

Emergency services were called to Almond Road West in Livingston at 12.30pm on Saturday.

A 70-year-old man was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious head injuries after being hit by a Ford Galaxy.

He later passed away in hospital on Wednesday.

Sergeant Gary Taylor said: "Our thoughts are with the gentleman's family and all those affected by this collision.

"We continue to investigate the full circumstances and would encourage anyone who may have witnessed this, or who was travelling in the area at this time and has dashcam footage, to contact us as soon as possible."

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Police warning after five lambs killed in dog attack

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 16:02

Police have sent out a warning to dog owners after five lambs were killed on an East Lothian farm.

The attack on the animals, near the village of Garvald, was reported to officers on Tuesday morning.

Police are now reminding dog owners of their responsibilities when exercising their animals in the countryside.

A spokesperson said: "Chasing by dogs can do serious damage to livestock, even if the dog doesn't catch them.

"The stress of chasing/worrying by dogs can cause animals to die and pregnant stock to miscarry.

"Livestock fleeing from dogs are often killed or seriously injured by their panicked attempts to escape, often causing significant collateral damage to fences and field boundaries in the process.

"Also, dogs chasing ewes and lambs can cause them to separate with lambs dying from starvation or hypothermia if they fail to find the mothering ewe again."

Owners have been urged to avoid exercising their dogs near livestock and to keep them on a leash when near to farmland.

Dogs found in a field with sheep may be killed even if it has not attacked them, while owners can be fined up to £1000 for sheep worrying.

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Thieves steal £35,000 worth of jewellery in store raid

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 13:22

Thieves stole more than £35,000 worth of jewellery during a raid on a shop in Fife.

Fennes Jewellery on Newark Road South, in Glenrothes, was targeted at around 2.20am on Saturday.

The robbers took items ranging from a pair of Celtic stud earrings worth £145 to an 18ct white gold diamond bubble ring worth £3700. Chains, bracelets and bangles were also taken during the theft.

Police investigating the break-in believe three men, seen in the area at the time of the incident, are involved.

'If you purchase a stolen item, knowingly or otherwise, this can be seized by officers at any time meaning a financial loss for yourself' Detective inspector Paul Dick

Detective inspector Paul Dick said: "This incident has caused significant disruption to a local business, and a thorough investigation is underway.

"As part of this, we'd ask anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour, or any motorists or taxi drivers who were travelling in the area around this time and have dashcam footage, to contact us.

"Likewise, anyone who may recognise this jewellery or have been offered it for sale since this time is urged to get in touch with us or Crimestoppers anonymously.

"If you purchase a stolen item, knowingly or otherwise, this can be seized by officers at any time meaning a financial loss for yourself. 

"Always check that a seller can provide proof of ownership."

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Woman in hospital after falling from block of flats

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:46
A police investigation is underway to establish the full circumstances after a 30-year-old woman fell from a window of a block of flats in Edinburgh. The woman was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary with serious leg injuries. The incident happened on Dumbiedykes Road at about 08:00. A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: “Officers are currently […]
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Investigation underway following sex attack in Dalkeith

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:39
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious sexual assault which sometime between 1.45 and 2.45am on Saturday 16th March at the car park area of the old Dalkeith High School on Newmills Road. A 24-year-old woman had been out with friends the previous evening and was returning home when a man approached her on […]
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Police appeal after serious sex attack in Dalkeith

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:26
A 24-year-old woman was attacked after being pushed into bushes at a car park in Dalkeith on Saturday.
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Alice Ruggles: Police and Army 'failed' stalking victim

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:02
Alice Ruggles was murdered in her Gateshead flat by her soldier ex-boyfriend Trimaan Dhillon.
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Arts venues collaborate on Edinburgh WOWS

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:47
Digital campaign has the WOW factor! Edinburgh venues team up to show why city is a year-round cultural hotspot. The first-ever collaborative marketing campaign among Edinburgh’s arts venues will prove that Edinburgh is a must-see cultural destination all year round with the help of VisitScotland. EdinburghWows, a campaign based on highlighting the emotional connections stirred […]
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Final of UK mock trial competition in Edinburgh this weekend

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:27
Young legal talent is coming to Edinburgh this weekend for the chance to be crowned Bar Mock Trial Competition national champions. Hundreds of senior school pupils are expected to take part. The winners of 24 regional heats – including Boclair Academy, Bearsden, representing Scotland – are heading to Parliament House, home of Scotland’s Supreme Courts, […]
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Police launch probe after woman falls from block of flats

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:55
The 30-year-old was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary after she was found with with serious leg injuries.
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Army 'could have done more' to stop killer Scots soldier 

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:02

The family of a 24-year-old who was murdered by a jealous and obsessed Midlothian-based soldier said the Army could have done more to protect her from her controlling ex-partner.

Alice Ruggles had contacted Northumbria Police about Trimaan Dhillon's stalking in the days before he broke into her Gateshead home and repeatedly cut her throat.

A Northumbria Police officer contacted his barracks in Penicuik and spoke to a superior, but not Military Police or Police Scotland, and Dhillon was then told to stop contacting her or face arrest.

But he ignored the warning from within the regiment, continued to contact her and eventually drove 120 miles to Tyneside to murder the Sky employee in October 2016.

Dhillon, a Lance Corporal at the time who trained with the Special Reconnaissance Service, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court.

After the trial, Gateshead Council conducted a domestic homicide review (DHR) and the findings were published on Tuesday.

It has made 20 recommendations for local authorities, the Home Office and the Ministry of Defence to act upon.

In the review, her parents Sue and Clive said: "We believe that her death was preventable.

"We find it difficult to comprehend that, although Alice described in her first phone call to the police that she was being stalked and provided ample evidence, the police and the army were unable to support and protect her."

Miss Ruggles's sister Emma, herself a serving soldier, said she was "frustrated" by the Army's response to the murder.

She has had no contact from Dhillon's unit, no response to questions she posed to the Royal Military Police nor a sense that lessons had been learned.

The 2 Scots soldier had a history of offending against ex-partners and Emma Ruggles could not believe the Army was unaware as he was serving at the time.

She said: "Similar situations need to be taken far more seriously in the future by both the police and the Army.

"Failure to do so would show a blatant lack of regard for my sister, the nightmare she lived in her last few months and the sustained, painful, violent last few minutes of her life."

The DHR has recommended that it becomes an offence to threaten to release intimate photos of an ex-partner, as Dhillon had done once Ms Ruggles had called off their relationship.

'Similar situations need to be taken far more seriously in the future by both the police and the Army' Emma Ruggles

In a second call to Northumbria Police, as Dhillon's stalking continued, a call handler asked Ms Ruggles if she wanted him to be arrested.

The DHR found the police should have made the decision, and it should not have been left to the victim, who declined.

Northumbria Police's Assistant Chief Constable Rachel Bacon said changes have been made nationally regarding the response to stalking and harassment in the light of this horrific case.

She said: "With the help of Alice's family we are now leading the way in training officers in the best way to deal with these types of offences, with their input vital in developing a video which is now also used by other forces and partners.

"Their continued determination to change the law to better protect victims of stalking is commendable."

Brigadier Christopher Coles, head of Army personnel services group, said: "Our thoughts remain with Alice's family and friends at this very difficult time.

"We are committed to tacking domestic abuse and last year launched a strategy to help prevent domestic abuse in all its forms.

"This includes prevention of abuse in the home and providing support to the families of service personnel who may be affected."

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Music – virtuoso guitarists booked for Balerno

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 09:34
Globe-trotting The RAZ Duo (Andre Krengel and Roland Krause) are booked into The Grey Horse, Balerno, on Friday, May 10 (7.30pm). They are two brilliant German virtuoso guitarists who first met 20 or so years ago. Their musical adventures together took them throughout Europe and on to Miami, Florida performing in festivals, jazz clubs, theatres […]
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Calls for statue to honour Edinburgh philosopher Mary Shepherd

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:48
A campaign to erect a statue of Scotland’s most famous female philosopher has been launched by an Edinburgh University Student.
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Edinburgh Indian restaurant facing £80,000 fine after illegal workers found

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 07:00
A top city restaurant could be fined £80,000 after an immigration raid found four illegal workers.
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