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What’s on in March – An Evening of Opera Classics II

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:35
Tucked away on the Southside of Edinburgh is an architectural gem that only rarely opens its doors to the general public. Now there is an opportunity to visit this secret treasure and hear some wonderful opera arias at the same time! Following last year’s sell-out success, The Grand Synagogue on Edinburgh’s Salisbury Road welcomes back the singers […]
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Fishing – improvements planned at Tweeddale

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:24
John Jackson has plans to improve the fishing at Tweeddale Millennium Fishery in East Lothian. Jackson from Stoneyburn in West Lothian takes over the lease for the popular water near Gifford in March. He replaces long-time owner Bill Taylor from Edinburgh, who is concentrating on Glencorse Reservoir near Flotterstone in the Pentland  Hills. His manager Scott […]
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Locals continue to object to Tor House plans

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 09:01
Community campaigners say that proposals to build two five-storey blocks of flats will “dwarf” a listed former nursing home and “obliterate much of the landscape”. Well known Edinburgh developers, AMA Homes, have lodged plans for flats on either side of the former Tor House nursing home in Murrayfield in two blocks – along with two […]
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Edinburgh mum ‘disgusted’ by charity’s refusal to let dog come ‘home’ after 9 years

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 07:00
An Edinburgh mum has slammed a dog home charity after it refused to allow her to be reunited with the dog she claims went missing nine years ago.
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LEAFA round-up: Spot-on Salvesen claim the Challenge Cup

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 06:30
Salvesen kept their cool to get their hands on the Challenge Cup as they overcame Premier League rivals Tollcross Thistle 5-4 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.
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Midlothian children encouraged to ditch music amid financial pressures - union claims

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 02/19/2019 - 06:00
Youngsters in Midlothian are being discouraged from taking music as an academic subject due to financial burdens put on individual schools by the local council, the country’s largest teaching union warned yesterday.
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Campaigners raise fears flats will ‘dwarf’ former nursing home at Murrayfield

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 20:24
Community campaigners have warned that proposals to build two five-storey blocks of flats will “dwarf” a listed former nursing home and “obliterate much of the landscape”.
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Nicky Campbell feels emotional filming Long Lost Family TV show

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 20:01
Nicky Campbell was adopted at four days old and has struggled with his emotions presenting an ITV show tracing the origins of abandoned children.
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Edinburgh student’s robotics tutorial videos gain over 6 million views

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 19:46
A UNIVERSITY student has become a viral sensation after his videos offering tutorials on robotics gained a cult online following.
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Lothian make changes to routes in West Lothian

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 18:46
Further improvements were announced to bus services to and from West Lothian today. Lothiancountry are making some changes from 31 March 2019. The company says that there will be new jobs created showing their commitment to the area. Details of all the new services are at the bottom of this article. Nigel Serafini, Commercial Director, […]
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Women’s football round-up: Hibs Ladies off the mark | Spartans hit for seven | Nine goals for Hearts

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 18:21
Hibs Ladies registered their first win of the Scottish Building Society SWPL 1 season after coming from a goal down to edge out Celtic 2-1 at Ainslie Park.
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Gorgie Farm’s Olive the duck goes viral on Twitter!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 16:06
A Tweet by user, fagocytosis @Yournameistyler, about Gorgie City Farm’s resident duck, Olive, has captured the imagination of Twitter users. The Tweet now has over 39,000 likes, 11,000 retweets, as well as comments in a number of different languages. Gorgie City Farm’s “very special and unusual duck” has an information poster not unlike a dating […]
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Initiative to encourage hate crime victims to come forward

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:43
Police Scotland is focussing on workers in the night time economy in an effort to encourage more victims of hate crime to come forward. Feedback from police officers and partners show workers in late night industries such as fast food outlets and convenience stores as well as taxi drivers and door security staff are most […]
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East Lothian kirk initiative raises more than £500,000 to tackle HIV and AIDS

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:29
A Kirk initiative started in East Lothian has raised more than £500,000 to tackle HIV and AIDS by serving hundreds of thousands of bowls of soup.
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Inspirational Hayley Smith’s gruelling Sahara bid to raise cancer research funds

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:27
Inspired by her husband’s brain tumour diagnosis and the couple’s mammoth fundraising effort, determined Hayley Smith is to undertake a gruelling trek in the Sahara desert to raise cash for cancer research.
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Return to stormy Rockall for Edinburgh adventurer Nick

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:25
THE adventurer who spent 45 days on storm-swept Rockall is to return to the remote lump of granite as a tour guide.
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Pride Plays : Scotland’s first LGBT+ playwright festival

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:13
Scotland’s first ever LGBT+ playwright festival, Pride Plays, will take place this week, at The Traverse Theatre. Pride Plays, which launches alongside new theatre company, Shift, are 3 evenings of originally written plays by LGBTQI+ writers in Scotland. The plays will be performed as part of the LGBT History Month Scotland on the 21, 22 […]
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Edinburgh Council’s bins service ‘relied on workers’ goodwill’ to work festive period

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 14:38
The Capital’s under-pressure bin service relied on the goodwill of workers in agreeing to work on public holidays over the festive period – with a review ordered into the operation over Christmas.
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Capital housing supply highest in a decade

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:45
The Edinburgh property market has had a record-breaking start to 2019, with the highest number of properties listed for sale in more than a decade. Despite the prospect of Brexit, Warners Solicitors and Estate Agents listed 99 properties for sale last month – an annual increase of almost 40% compared to January 2018. In addition, […]
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Scottish space company travel 380 miles to inspire next generation

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 02/18/2019 - 13:41
AN EDINBURGH space company has made the journey south to teach a group of Brownies about its work – after learning of a six-year-old’s love for them through social media. A team from Skyrora travelled to Newport to visit the Girlguiding Gwent group after finding out about Lexie Morgan’s passion for all things space. What […]
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