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Speedway – Danny tops as Bandits mugged

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:10
Dany Gappmaier top scored with 11 points for Berwick Bandits but the Borders outfit left Sheffield after suffering a heavy defeat. Skipper Kevin Doolan and Nikolaj Busk Jacobsen both suffered engine problems against lowly Tigers. And Jacobsen ended up using Aaron Summers bike late in the meeting. Pace-setting Bandits lost 58-32 reverse and the outcome […]
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Parents take a stand against Currie school merger

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:00
Furious parents will descend on the City Chambers today to protest against council plans to close Currie Community High School and Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC) and move kids to a purpose-built “super” school.
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Brave Edinburgh teenager to lead Kiltwalk

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 07:00
Just four months ago Joanna Lamb underwent major cancer surgery not knowing if she would be able to walk again.
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Broughton High School are really good at debating!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:52
Broughton High School has had great success recently with their young debating team.  There are about 18 core speakers involved and Broughton’s debaters have honed their rhetorical skills in many competitions, including finals within Westminster House of Parliament and 10 Downing Street. They recently won the Scottish Cup in Glasgow – run by Debate Mate […]
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'Cathro can still be successful coach' - Cowie

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:45
Hearts midfielder Don Cowie backs former boss Ian Cathro to return to coaching and have a successful career.
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Meadowbank milestones later this month

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 06:11
The council’s Development Management Sub Committee (planning committee by any other name) meets this month to consider two planning applications for the replacement of Meadowbank. This will come just ahead of the council’s month of recess, but was delayed from 15 May. Two distinct hearings will be held on 29 June 2018 at the City […]
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Widow calls for inquiry into chlorine tablet death

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 06/15/2018 - 00:13
James McConnell died a week after eating chlorine tablets at the Fife care home in 2015.
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Call in to Waverley Mall tomorrow morning for a free reusable cup

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 22:51
At Waverley Mall tomorrow morning between 7.30am and 10am tomorrow Friday 15th June they are giving away 2,000 FREE reusable coffee cups to customers and commuters Awareness of plastic pollution and the impact of that on our planet is growing mainly due to  the recently broadcast series of Blue Planet II – the final episode […]
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Edinburgh songwriter pens World Cup song for England

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 21:40
A MUSICIAN from the Capital has attracted national attention after writing a World Cup anthem – for England.
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Campaign launched for William Wallace national holiday

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 20:54

An Edinburgh tourist attraction is to launch a campaign to introduce a new national holiday to William Wallace.

Research by the Edinburgh Dungeon found the majority of Scots (72%), would support a day to celebrate William Wallace with 42% declaring him "the bravest Scot ever".

More than a third of people who took part in the study (38%) also say they have more of an affinity with Wallace than St Andrew.

A total of 500 people across Scotland over 16 took part in the survey which was conducted online by Censuswide between June 8 and 11.

The Edinburgh Dungeon will launch a campaign for a new national holiday to mark Scotland's Braveheart.

A week-long series of campaigning and petitioning will be held in various locations with Scots encouraged to rally together and #VoteWallace.

Poll stations, horseback tannoys and Wallace's army march are planned to mobilise voters, culminating with the launch of the attraction's seasonal summer show Braveheart's Revenge on June 29.

Edward Evans, Edinburgh Dungeon general manager, said: "The results of our survey speak for themselves; the Scottish public have loudly declared their pride in William Wallace and agree that he should be honoured with his very own national holiday.

"Wallace resonates with modern Scots much more than St Andrew, and there is currently no national holiday or celebration of his life.

"We firmly believe we can all show our pride and passion for this great Scot by coming together to #VoteWallace and calling for him to be remembered in this way."

Gary Stewart, Society of William Wallace convener, added: "A holiday for a National Wallace day is a fantastic idea and we at the Society completely support this.

"A national day for our national hero would be a fitting tribute to what Wallace achieved for Scotland."

Votes will be taken via social media polls @EdinDungeon for the National Wallace Day to take place annually on August 23, the date of Wallace's execution.

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Brave Kira given all clear by doctors after op

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 20:16
Inspirational Kira Noble is “over the moon” after receiving the all clear from medical experts following her vital surgery in America.
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Hearts Launch New Home Strip

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:39
  Hearts today launched their new home strip for season 2018/19. The strip, designed by well-known manufacturers Umbro, is now available to purchase in the Hearts club store and also on-line. The new strip is a partial throwback to the late 1970s when Hearts wore the famous Umbro diamonds down the sleeves, as did the […]
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Tommy Sheppard MP on drugs…..

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 19:07
Tommy Sheppard is the SNP MP for Edinburgh East. Not a man to sit in the background he always has something to say. This month he is on drugs. That is to say he is on about them. He is fed up of the way they have been dealt with up till now and wants […]
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Flo Kamberi joins Hibs on a three-year deal

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:49
Swiss striker Florian Kamberi has joined Hibs from Grasshopper Club Zurich on a three-year deal, for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance. The 23-year-old forward scored nine goals during his loan spell last season becoming a big favourite amongst the supporters. He enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Jamie MacLaren who is currently at the World Cup with Australia […]
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Hockey – Scotland v Italy – ‘The Italian Series’, Match 2

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:45
Italy level series with a win in Glasgow The second match in ‘The Italian Series’ was played earlier today and the visitors from Italy were looking for a win to even the score after Wednesday’s 1-0 defeat at the hands of the Scots’ women The first quarter of the match was fairly even, but the […]
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W. S. Graham joins Edinburgh's literary walk of fame

City of Edinburgh Council - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 17:09
It has been described as Scotland's answer to Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey, with the words of the country's finest writers preserved in stone for posterity.
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Police asking for witnesses to bus and tram collision on Wednesday

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:48
Were you near the airport last night when a bus apparently collided with a tram? Police have issued an appeal for witnesses following the serious road collision. The incident happened around 5.20pm on Wednesday 13th June on Eastfield Avenue. A single-decker bus was apparently involved in a collision with a tram. This caused the tram […]
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Fishing – clean-up volunteers wanted

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:19
Musselburgh and District Angling Association (MDAA) are hosting a two-day riverbank clean-up. It’s on the morning of Sunday, June 24 and again on Monday, June 25, this time in the evening. Officials appreciate people have other things to do at the weekend. Chris Halliday, the MDAA chairman, said: “We would be very grateful for any […]
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Family 'heartbroken' by student Duncan Sim's death

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:06
Police confirm human remains found in St Andrews have been formally identified as missing teenager Duncan Sim.
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Driver critical after Edinburgh Airport bus and tram crash

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 15:03
The 66-year-old male driver of the bus sustained a number of serious injuries during the crash.
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