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TOTW: Who were the star men in the Scottish Premiership?

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 14:50
Who made it into this weekend's Scottish Premiership team of the week?
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‘Damaging’ short-term lets at centre of Leith Walk by-election campaign

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:53
Housing and managing an influx of short-term lets will be at the centre of a by-election campaign as candidates set out their stall less than a month before voters go to the polls.
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Council to pay for Edinburgh’s 39,000 EU nationals’ settled status registrations

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:45
EDINBURGH City Council has agreed to foot the bill for EU nationals who face paying for settled status registration processes amid an angry exchange at the City Chambers.
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9 to 5 The Musical clocks in to Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:25
The hit musical 9 to 5 is heading to the Edinburgh Playhouse in November. 9 to 5 The Musical is based on the book by Patricia Resnick with the Tony award-nominated score by country music icon Dolly Parton. It’s the story of three workmates – Doralee, Violet and Judy – whose working lives are made […]
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Pedestrian, 80, who died in car collision is named

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:15

An 80-year-old woman who died after being hit by a car while crossing the road has been named by police.

Margaret McKenzie was struck by a light-coloured Suzuki Jimny at the junction of Mayfield Road and Easthouses Road in Dalkeith at around 1.40pm on Friday.

Emergency services attended and the driver of the vehicle stopped to assist, however Ms McKenzie, who lived in the town, died at the scene.

Following the fatal collision, the road was closed for over three hours while investigation works took place.

Police in Midlothian are now appealing for witnesses.

'Our thoughts remain with Ms McKenzie's family and friends, and officers will continue to support them at this time' Sergeant Dominic Doyle

Sergeant Dominic Doyle said: "Our thoughts remain with Ms McKenzie's family and friends, and officers will continue to support them at this time.

"A number of members of the public stopped to help emergency services at the scene and we are grateful to them for their assistance.

"We are eager to hear from any driver or pedestrian who may have been on Easthouses or Mayfield Road around the time of the collision and who witnessed what happened to come forward to assist our inquiries.

"Anyone who may have been recording by dashcam and who could have footage of the incident is asked to provide this to officers as soon as possible."

If you have any information, call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Jamie Bhatti: Edinburgh agree contract with Glasgow Warriors' Scotland prop

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 13:05
Scotland prop Jamie Bhatti agrees a two-year contract with Edinburgh after three seasons with Pro14 rivals Glasgow Warriors.
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Ticket inspector punched in stomach by train passenger

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:58

A ticket inspector was punched in the stomach after asking two passengers to show their train tickets.

One of the men then pulled out a £5 note and waved it in front of their victim's face.

The incident happened on board a train to Glasgow on Tuesday, March 5.

The attack occurred between 5.30pm and 6pm, between Polmont and Falkirk Grahamston railway stations.

The two men, who were aged between 25 and 28, left the train at Falkirk.

The victim did not suffer any injuries in the assault.

British Transport Police are now appealing for further information and have urged witnesses to get in touch.

In response to the attack, a ScotRail spokesperson said: "Anti-social behaviour - whether physical violence, verbal abuse or any other form - on Scotland's railway is completely unacceptable, and we will work with the British Transport Police to bring those responsible to justice.

"The safety of our customers and employees is our number one priority. Everyone should be able to go about their day in peace."

If you can help with the investigation, call 0800 40 50 40 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Man racially abused on train in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:36
British Transport Police officers are appealing for information after a man was racially abused on board a train.     The incident happened at 1.27pm on Friday 1 March between Haymarket and Edinburgh Park stations. A man is reported to have made racist comments to the victim, including calling him a “bomber” and accusing him of planning […]
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80-year-old woman dies following collision in Dalkeith

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:28
Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal road traffic collision which took place around 1.40pm on Friday 15 March at the junction of Mayfield Road and Easthouses Road. An 80-year-old woman was involved in a collision with a light-coloured Suzuki Jimny vehicle when she was struck crossing the roadway. Emergency services attended and the driver […]
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Police hunt three men following Wester Hailes attack

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:23
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted murder which took place around 12.10am on Monday 18th March within an address in Murrayburn Gardens. A 35-year-old man was inside the property when three men have entered and attacked him.  The victim sustained serious injuries to his arm and abdomen and was taken to the Royal […]
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Woman, 80, dies after being hit by car in Dalkeith

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:06
The pedestrian was struck as she crossed a road near her home in Dalkeith on Friday.
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Views sought on major active travel improvements for west Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh Council - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:06
The public are being asked to have their say on significant cycling and walking improvements proposed for the west of Edinburgh.
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Fox cub appeal as charity seeks puppy blankets and milk

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:04

An animal welfare charity has urged people to donate much-needed items for orphaned fox cubs.

The Scottish SPCA has issued an appeal for incubators, puppy blankets, specific food and puppy milk to help care for baby foxes living at its National Wildlife Centre in Fishcross, Clackmannanshire.

The charity, which had its busiest year in 2018 with over 9800 wildlife casualties, made the plea ahead of this year's fox cub season.

Centre manager Colin Seddon said, "As we are entering fox cub season, we are appealing for items such as incubators, puppy blankets and specific food and puppy milk.

"Last year, we cared for 46 fox cubs and it can be a struggle to keep up with the demand for these essential items.

'Last year, we cared for 46 fox cubs and it can be a struggle to keep up with the demand for these essential items.' Centre manager Colin Seddon

"Anyone who comes across fox cubs, that have their eyes fully open and their ears pricked who aren't injured or in distress, should keep a distance and check back in an hour or two as vixens will often move their cubs from one location to another and if they are disturbed, they will leave the cubs and come back for them later.

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"Often, vixens will not live in the same area as her cubs and will only return at night to feed them.

"If a cub is found above ground with eyes closed or only partially open, then it will need our attention.

"If a cub is found like this or if a cub is injured, ill or has been orphaned and needs our help then please call our animal helpline on 03000 999 999 for advice."

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Man attacked by gang in attempted murder in Wester Hailes

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:22
The assault took place after three men forced their way into a house in the Wester Hailes area of Edinburgh.
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Trio hunted by police after man stabbed in murder bid

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 11:11

Three men are being hunted by police after a man was stabbed during an attempted murder in Edinburgh.

The 35-year-old was attacked at a property in Murrayburn Gardens, Wester Hailes, just after midnight on Monday.

The trio burst into the home and left the victim seriously injured with stab wounds on his arm and stomach.

He was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he continues to be treated.

Detective inspector Bruce Coutts said: "We are still working to determine what the motivation for this attack was an we are keen to hear from members of the public who can assist with this investigation.

"If you saw any suspicious activity in the Murrayburn Gardens area during the early hours of Monday morning, then please contact police immediately.

"Similarly, if you have any other relevant information, including details of those responsible, then we would also urge you to get in touch."

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Passenger called a 'bomber' during racist abuse on train

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:09

A man was called a "bomber" while being racially abused by a fellow passenger on a train.

The incident happened in Edinburgh just before 1.30pm on Friday, March 1.

The victim was accused of planning to "bomb a plane" as he travelled between Haymarket and Edinburgh Park stations.

British Transport Police believe the suspect remained on the train until it arrived at Stirling.

Officers are appealing for information to help track him down, and said the man in his late 30s was wearing a red polo short and black jacket with white piping around the cuffs.

Anyone with information can contact BTP by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 quoting reference 346-010319.

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Police launch #StopItNow campaign

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 10:06
Nearly 1600 crimes where an individual communicated with a child for sexual purposes, were recorded by Police Scotland between April 2018 and February 2019. Police Scotland investigations resulted in nearly 70 per cent of these offences being detected and the perpetrator being arrested and charged. Of these 1600 offences, 98 were reports of grooming or […]
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Hospital children's ward reopens at night after two years

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:01

A children's hospital ward which has been closed for almost two years is due to reopen to inpatients in what has been described as an "important milestone".

The ward at St John's Hospital in Livingston has not been able to provide round the clock care due to staffing pressures since July 2017.

On Monday it will open again for four nights a week from Monday through to Thursday while also acting as a short-stay assessment unit on Friday to Sunday.

It will then fully reopen in October.

Dr Tracey Gillies, medical director at NHS Lothian, said: "This is a really important milestone for us and we are really pleased that we can reinstate the inpatient paediatric service.

"Parents don't have to do anything differently, they will still access care in the same way, if it is during the week or weekend.

"It does mean, however, that patients who would have been travelling through to the Royal Hospital for Sick Children for inpatient treatment will be able to stay in St John's Hospital during week nights."

The resumption of overnight services comes three months after NHS Lothian recruited three new trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs), with the unit at St John's now staffed by a team of consultants, nurses and a greater number of ANPs.

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Hibs fan who invaded pitch banned from every stadium in Scotland

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 08:09
A Hibs fan has been banned from every football stadium in Scotland after staging a pitch invasion and getting among the players.
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Can Hibernian be caught in gallop to Premiership top six?

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:51
BBC Scotland analyses the remaining fixtures to see if anyone can beat Hibernian into the top six.
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