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Man charged with wilful fireraising in Polbeth

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:41
Three people were standing near bins when they were set on fire in Polbeth, West Lothian, police say.
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Edinburgh Napier University Cyber Academy offer training against security threats

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 13:10
A new centre at Edinburgh Napier University will offer companies a way of training staff to deal with crippling cyber attacks on websites.   Industry guests were shown how the SOCLAB centre at Edinburgh Napier’s Cyber Academy will help workers get to grips with threats like ransomware, which infected NHS systems with malicious software last […]
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Neil Lennon ‘proud’ of his players after victory over Celtic

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:45
Hibs’ Head Coach Neil Lennon said he was ‘proud’ of his players after yesterday’s ‘outstanding’ victory of champions elect Celtic in front of a packed Easter Road. Hibs outplayed and outfought the Glasgow giants and in reality, the scoreline flattered Brandan Rodgers’ side. A large and noisy travelling support came through to celebrate winning the […]
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Two held after man 'stabbed in murder bid' on street

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:50

A man has been seriously injured after allegedly being stabbed in an attempted murder.

Emergency services were called to Miller Street in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on Saturday.

A 48-year-old man was found seriously injured at 4pm.

Officers have arrested a man and a woman, both 35, in connection with the alleged murder bid.

A police helicopter was called while streets were cordoned off following the incident.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police in Fife have arrested a 35-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman in connection with the attempted murder of a 48-year-old man in the Miller Street area of Kirkcaldy which took place at around 4pm on Saturday.

"This incident resulted in a large police presence in the area.

"Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to call Police Scotland on 101."

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Man arrested over serious assault in Kirkcaldy

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:06
The 35-year-old man is alleged to have attacked a 48-year-old man in Kirkcaldy on Saturday.
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Man seriously injured after being 'stabbed' on street

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 09:05

A man has been seriously injured after an alleged stabbing on a street.

Emergency services were called to Miller Street in Kirkcaldy, Fife, on Saturday.

A 48-year-old man was found seriously injured at 4pm.

A police helicopter was called while the street was also cordoned off.

Officers have arrested a 35-year-old man in connection with the alleged attack.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Enquiries are continuing and anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland."

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Speedway – no excuses from Courtney

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 08:45
Berwick Bandits boss Scott Courtney did not make excuses for the 49-41 home defeat by near neighbours Newcastle Diamonds in the first-leg of the Tyne/Tweed Trophy. Team manager Courtney pin-pointed gating as the cause for the disappointment. And lack of watering on the track at a critical time did not assist the home men. Courtney […]
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Celta Ceilidh at the Counting House

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:48
ROBERT FISH BAND “CELTA CEILIDH” 8pm Friday 4 May 2018 The Counting house 38 W Nicolson St, EH8 9DD The legendary Fish band returns to the Counting House for a night introducing traditional social dancing from Scotland,Ireland, Brittany and beyond. House band in the Assembly Rooms in the 90’s they are still pushing out. Expect wild […]
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Profile – Deputy Lord Provost Joan Griffiths

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 06:20
Councillor Joan Griffiths MBE is Chair of Edinburgh Labour Group and Deputy Lord Provost. Having lived in Edinburgh all her life we asked her first of all where her favourite places in the city are. She said : “There is so much to do in Edinburgh,  for me there is nowhere else I would want […]
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Cervical cancer roadshow to tour Scotland

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:35
Volunteers will tour retail parks and shopping centres to raise awareness of the symptoms of the disease.
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Royal wedding invitation for defibrillator champion

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 19:50

The woman behind a project to install public access defibrillators in Edinburgh has been invited to the royal wedding.

Lynn Cleal, who leads the St John and the City project, has helped the charity install more than 135 defibrillators across the city, some of which have already saved lives.

She will now attend the celebrations at Windsor Castle next month for the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Ms Cleal is one of 2500 people from around the UK specially invited to watch the arrivals of the Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and see the start of the carriage procession.

She said: "I am absolutely delighted to be invited to the royal wedding - I'm still in shock at hearing the news.

"I'm very proud to be there as a representative for the city of Edinburgh and the team at St John Scotland."

Ms Cleal was nominated by the Queen's representative in Edinburgh, Lord Lieutenant Frank Ross.

He said: "Lynn is very deserving of the nomination and I hope she has a fantastic day to remember.

"As an inspiring volunteer, she works tirelessly to help St John Scotland's life-saving work with the St John and the City project.

"Lynn will be a great ambassador for Edinburgh at the royal wedding and I hope she enjoys a happy day of celebrations - she certainly deserves it."

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Scottish League One: Raith Rovers go top as title race goes to last day

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 19:21
Raith Rovers beat Stranraer to go top and ensure the League One title race will be decided in next week's final round of fixtures.
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In Dunbar today they are stone-stacking in the sun

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 17:00
  The European Stone Stacking Championship takes place on 21 and 22 April 2018 in Dunbar. The competition features various categories of competition including; Most Stones Balanced one on top of the other Kids competition Balance against the clock Most artistic balance   Photos courtesy of Jon Savage Photography www.jonsavagephotography.com www.lothianweddingphotography.com t 07762 580971
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Allied Healthcare: Home care provider seeks rescue plan

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 16:53
Allied Healthcare, one of the UK's biggest providers of in-home care, blames a "challenging environment".
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‘Outstanding’ Hibs spoil Celtic’s championship party

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 15:12
Hibs produced a ‘outstanding’ performance to deny champions elect Celtic from securing the league title at Easter Road this afternoon. Head Coach Neil Lennon made two enforced changes to the starting X that drew with Ross County two weeks ago. Steven Whittaker replaced the injured Darren McGregor whilst Danny Swanson took over from Scott Allan in […]
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Fishing – Cramond chair welcomes new fish pass

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:42
Adam Cross, chairman of Cramond Angling Club, has welcomed the opening of the Fair a Far weir fish pass. Cross and a number of committee members were present at the event in late April on the grass next to the old mill buildings. There The River Forth Fisheries Trust detailed their involvement in the scheme. […]
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Inverness CT v Dunfermline Athletic

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:07
Live coverage followed by match report of Saturday's Scottish Championship game between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Dunfermline Athletic.
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Livingston v Brechin City

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 14:07
Live coverage followed by match report of Saturday's Scottish Championship game between Livingston and Brechin City.
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Man charged over armed robbery in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:59
The incident happened at a Scotmid store in the Inch area of Edinburgh last Sunday evening.
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Lynn’s off to the Royal Wedding!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 09:55
Well done Lynn! Lynn Cleal has been the inspiration behind the St John and the City defibrillator project which aims to put the life-saving devices in as many locations around Edinburgh as possible. Now her hard work as the fundraiser for St John is being rewarded with an invitation to the Royal Wedding next month […]
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