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Travel disruption as Storm Hector sweeps across Scotland

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:59
A number of ferry services are cancelled and train services disrupted as Storm Hector sweeps across Scotland.
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Fort Kinnaird worth £53m to the Capital

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:55
EDINBURGH retail park Fort Kinnaird has released new data which claims it is worth £53 million to the local economy and a knock-on value of £91m across the whole of Scotland.
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Speedway – Monarchs v Diamonds

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 08:45
The Staggs Bar Monarchs race against old rivals the Newcastle Diamonds on Friday (tapes-up 7.30pm) at Armadale with the return on Tyneside on Sunday evening, writes Mike Hunter. In between, they complete their Championship Shield fixtures with an away match at Berwick Bandits on Saturday. Having raced only six matches in the last six weeks, […]
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Fishing – Hooked on Harlaw Day

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:52
Malleny Angling Association (MAA) host a special day so people can learn about fishing on Harlaw and Threipmuir Reservoirs. Hooked on Harlaw is on Sunday, July 1 at Harlaw House and Garden next to the two reservoirs. The event is free and the MAA, who administrate fishing on the two reservoirs above Balerno, have organised […]
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Cocktails and Prosecco Pong lined up for Edinburgh Food Festival

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:00
Organisers of the fourth annual Assembly Edinburgh Food Festival are launching the event in style this year with a drinking game shaken up just for the Capital.
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Thousands to rally against Donald Trump in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 07:00
thousands of protestors are expected to march on the Capital ahead of American President Donald Trump’s official visit to campaign against his controversial policies.
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Summer Time Blues

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 06:20
Although the World Cup is about to commence in Russia, it’s the end of the domestic football season in Scotland. A time when thousands of Scots wander aimlessly around shopping centres of a weekend wishing they were at the football instead. Why do we do it? Why do we put ourselves through such anguish on […]
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Linlithgow Academy pupils reach F1 car design finals

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 06/14/2018 - 00:52
The pupils from Linlithgow Academy qualified after coming first in their category in the F1 in Schools contest.
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Cricket – Coetzer upbeat despite defeat

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 22:25
Pakistan blew Scotland away in the second T20 contest in Edinburgh to claim the mini-series 2-0. Frankly, it was an anti-climax after Sunday’s sensational win over a star-studded England side. But Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer argued that his men had enjoyed the limelight and crave more success on the world stage. Pakistan powered to 48-run […]
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Ceremony marks opening of new Boroughmuir High School

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:52
The new state-of-the-art Boroughmuir High School was officially opened at a special ceremony by Higher Education Minister Shirley Somerville four months after pupils crossed the threshold for their first day of lessons.
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Bus driver taken to hospital after crash with tram

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:20
A male bus driver has been taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment following a crash which derailed a tram near Edinburgh Airport. The collision occurred around 5.30pm this evening. The tram driver and ticket conductor were treated at the scene by paramedics and none of the six passengers on board were believed to have […]
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Driver injured in Edinburgh Airport bus and tram collision

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:57
The man is taken to hospital after car park shuttle bus and a tram collide near Edinburgh Airport.
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Bus driver injured and tram derailed in crash near airport

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:27

A bus driver has been injured after a crash which derailed a tram near Edinburgh Airport.

Emergency services were called to the scene at around 5.30pm on Wednesday of a collision between a tram and a single-decker bus.

The male bus driver has been taken by ambulance to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment.

The extent of his injuries is not known at this time.

The tram driver and ticket conductor were treated at the scene by paramedics and their injuries are not thought to be serious.

Six passengers on the tram at the time are not believed to be injured and there were no passengers on the bus, which is used to transport passengers between the long-stay airport car parks and the terminal building.

There is expected to be disruption to traffic for some time, police said.

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Edinburgh Trams tweeted that services "will be short running between the Gyle Centre and York Place" as a result of the collision.

However, Lothian Buses are currently accepting tram tickets to help people trying to travel to and from Edinburgh Airport.

The airport warned visitors it was experiencing a build-up of traffic around the site.

A spokesman for Police Scotland said: "We are attending after a road traffic collision involving a single-decker bus and a tram near to Edinburgh Airport.

"The tram has been derailed as a result of the collision."

He added: "A Police Scotland investigation is underway and anyone who was in the area at the time and witnessed the incident is asked to contact police via 101."

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Edinburgh West MP wants medical cannabis legalised

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 19:10
Christine Jardine MP for Edinburgh West has accompanied her constituent Karen Gray to Downing Street to hand in a petition. Here she explains why she thought it was important to offer that support. “There can be few things worse than watching your child suffer. “But I cannot imagine what it must be like if they […]
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Woman tells sex civil case of 'panics and flashbacks'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:57
The 23-year-old woman, who is suing a man cleared of raping her, said she feared she might die during the alleged incident.
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No regrets: Dad who bought Forth Bridge art despite view

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:19

A man who purchased a picture of the Forth Bridge despite being able to see the structure from his living room window has spoken of his experience of going viral.

Stuart Slicer, 58, spent hundreds of pounds on the 10ft by 4ft print at a fundraising dinner for Queensferry's annual Ferry Fair on Friday and picked it up in a transit van the next day.

His son, also called Stuart, posted a video on Twitter showing just how similar the photograph was to the view from the window.

He tweeted: "Seemingly he forgot he could just open da blinds."

The video has now been seen more than three million times.

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Stuart Snr told STV News: "I got a phone call from my son who put it online and he had to warn me in case I get a reaction from people in my work, and said it got 10,000 views on Twitter.

"As far as I'm aware it's went up to 2.7 million.

"It's hard to comprehend 2.7 million views but it's a bit of fun and people are getting a laugh out of it, a joke out of it.

"And if the joke's on me and folk say 'are you happy with that?' I can live with that."

Explaining his decision to buy the print, Stuart Snr said: "It's just a great picture.

"The real bridge is an icon and I thought: I'll have that."

He added: "The view is amazing from my window but last week you couldn't see the bridge for the haar coming in, so there you go.

"I was quite happy with the purchase at the time."

However, it turned out his wife Helen was not so happy about the acquisition, while both his son and daughter told him it couldn't go up on the wall.

"I would have liked it still to go on the wall but I think I've been overruled," Stuart Snr said.

Asked if having a few drinks at the fundraiser might have had something to do with the purchase, he added: "That's one of the reasons we go.

"That's one of the reasons they raise so much money, when people have maybe that wee tipple too much, and it encourages you to go that wee bit extra."

He added: "One of the reasons I moved to Queensferry 30 years ago was because of the bridge and I still love viewing it every day when I get up in the morning until late at night."

Stuart Snr and his wife now plan to sell the picture and give the proceeds to charity.

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Investigation underway after motor cycle crashes with police vehicle

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:14
A police investigation is underway after a motorcycle was involved in a crash with a police vehicle around 4.20am this morning in Dalkeith. Emergency services were called to the scene in Salters Road after reports of an incident. Two 16-year-old youths were taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for treatment following the collision. A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Police in […]
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Boroughmuir High School opened by Minister Shirley-Anne Somerville

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 18:00
When opening the newest secondary school in the capital, the Minister for Higher and Further Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville was one of three government ministers doing the same thing across the country. Education Minister John Swinney was in Dundee and the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was in Largs, all three opening new school buildings. […]
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Boroughmuir High School official opening

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:52
The newest of the Edinburgh schools was officially opened today by the Minister for Higher and Further Education and Science, Shirley-Anne Somerville. The opening ceremony included the school’s pipe band, the rock band who played Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven and a whole school rendition of the school song. Stairway to Heaven was particularly appropriate […]
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Balfour supports cancer drug petition

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/13/2018 - 16:07
Jeremy Balfour, Scottish Conservative MSP for Lothian is backing Breast Cancer Now’s campaign to ensure the “life-changing” breast cancer drug Perjeta is made available to women in Scotland. Jeremy met with secondary breast cancer patient and Perjeta Now campaigner Jen Hardy at Holyrood this week to support the charity’s petition calling for the manufacturer Roche, […]
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