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It’s National Dog Day on Sunday

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:54
Dogs are set to be pampered at bars and restaurants across the country tomorrow Sunday August 26 to celebrate National Dog Day. Scotland has a team of canine ambassadors – Ambassadogs – to show the world we’re dog-friendly. With this much love for man’s best friend – it’s important to make the most of this […]
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University of Edinburgh report on carbon emissions

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:49
Research by scientists from University of Edinburgh says that carbon emissions from tree felling in African savannas is three times worse than previously thought. The impact on one of the world’s major ecosystems the Miombo woodlands covering 2.5 million square kilometres is particularly highlighted in the study. Although this is unwelcome news, the study also […]
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Sanitary products to be provided to all of Scotland’s students

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:43
New £5 million scheme to fight period poverty Free sanitary products will be available to pupils, students and learners at schools, colleges and universities across Scotland thanks to a new £5.2 million fund. The Scottish Government is the first Government in the world to make free sanitary products available to all pupils and students. The […]
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Scottish FA move to Murrayfield 'right decision' say Edinburgh Council

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:38
The Scottish FA has been urged to "make the right decision" for football fans in Scotland and move to Murrayfield by Edinburgh council boss
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Pensioner jailed for sex offences against children

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:21

A 72-year-old man has been jailed for sexually abusing children in Fife.

James Rennie, also known as James Black, was sentenced to three and a half years at Dundee Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Rennie, from Edinburgh, has also been indefinitely placed on the sex offenders register for the historic offences committed nearly 40 years ago.

The abuse took place in the Tayport area between 1977 and 1981 and were reported to police in 2016.

Police Scotland has praised the "strength and courage" of Rennie's victims and insisted that complaints of sexual abuse will always be investigated no matter when they took place.

Detective Constable Kenny Watt of Fife's Public Protection Unit said: "Rennie's conviction is due to the courage and strength of the victims in coming forward, and I hope that a prison sentence has helped to give them some sense of closure.

"Time is no barrier to reporting sexual crimes. I would encourage any members of the public who may have information about anyone responsible for such offences to contact Police Scotland on 101."

It can also be reported anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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'Nine-week' drought leads to Elgin-Cowdenbeath call off

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 11:03
Elgin City's match with Cowdenbeath is called off because of a nine-week drought drying out a section of the Borough Briggs pitch.
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Premiere conversion project shortlisted for property award

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 09:58
A property development in the capital has been shortlisted for one of the most coveted awards in the industry. 5 Melville Crescent at the West End has been sensitively restored to combine architectural elegance with modern living. The quality of the development’s design and style has led to it being shortlisted in the Best Renovation/Conversion […]
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Pilot caught doing 90mph in roadworks keeps driving licence

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:00
A pilot clocked driving through roadworks at nearly twice the speed limit has been shown mercy and allowed to avoid a ban so he can keep his job.
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Drunk in parliament fire bid faces ‘lengthy’ jail sentence

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:00
A CRAZED drunk who sparked a terror alert by attempting to set fire to the Scottish Parliament building just two days after the anniversary of an attack on Westminster is facing a jail sentence.
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Dunbar cement factory rapped after dust complaints from public

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:00
An East Lothian cement plant has been handed a written warning from the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) after an outbreak of dust from the site.
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Leith Walk campaigners to host ‘Objectathon’ in bid to boost opposition

Edinburgh Evening News - Sat, 08/25/2018 - 06:00
Leith Walk campaigners are hosting an “Objectathon” to encourage more residents to register opposition to a proposed £50 million development.
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This is what the new concert hall might look like….

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 23:05
The proposed IMPACT (International Music and Performing Arts Charitable Trust) Centre will be Edinburgh’s first new dedicated space for music and the performing arts in 100 years. Part of the funding in the recently signed Edinburgh City Region Deal is dedicated to it and it seems like the £45 million hall will be a reality […]
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Speedway – Monarchs show their claws to Tigers

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 22:43
Nigel Duncan reports from Armadale SGB Championship: Edinburgh Monarchs 56, Glasgow Tigers 33 Edinburgh: Ricky Wells 13, Victor Palovaara 6, Josh Pickering 5, Richie Worrall 12, Erik Riss 9, William Lawson 2, Joel Andersson 9 Glasgow: Ben Barker (guest) 14, Nathan Greaves 0, Chris Harris 3, Paul Starke 9, Claus Vissing 2, James Sarjeant 5, […]
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Movement for Memories – for those with dementia and their carers

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 22:36
New Edinburgh project creates physical activities for people living with dementia A new project, Movement for Memories, and funded by Life Changes Trust, supportin people living with dementia and their carers to become or remain physically active in Edinburgh will be officially launched on 6 September at the Royal Commonwealth Pool. Run by Edinburgh Leisure, […]
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Sir Sean to celebrate 88th birthday with ‘a quiet one’

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 20:52
Sir Sean Connery will be spending his 88th birthday at home in the Bahamas, his son Jason has confirmed.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 Review: Phamie and the Prof***

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 19:45
The Fringe can be many things to many people. While it rightly offers a stage to experimental theatre, edgy comedy and alternative spoken word, more traditional entertainment still has its place, and that place is often a very popular one. Phamie & the Prof, showing in the equally traditional setting of the Scottish Arts Club […]
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Dunne hopes Hearts move can help him follow Old Trafford pals

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 19:18
Jimmy Dunne hopes joining Hearts can help him reach the heights of former Man Utd team-mates Marcus Rashford and Scott McTominay.
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Uefa fines Hibs for fireworks, throwing of objects and no stewards

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 18:59
Hibernian must pay a fine of 8,000 euros (£7,235) following three charges from the away leg of their Europa League qualifier against Asteras Tripolis.
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Edinburgh International Book Festival – Dracula v Frankenstein this Sunday evening

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 18:39
Dracula vs Frankenstein The Night of the Literary Living Dead, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival Does every age get the monster it deserves? The creature of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was born 200 years ago and Dracula emerged from the crypt some fifty years later in the 1890s – but which is the better novel today? […]
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Hibernian v Aberdeen

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 08/24/2018 - 18:37
Stats followed by live coverage of Saturday's Scottish Premiership game between Hibernian and Aberdeen.
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