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Mobile boost for business

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 08:12
The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has welcomed new Ofcom plans to improve mobile services in the UK. The communications regulator is proposing to place coverage obligations on mobile network operators in a bid to provide improved 4G mobile coverage in rural areas. The move follows the publication of FSB research highlighting the need for […]
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Three staff awarded scholarships

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:59
Three Sodexo staff in Edinburgh have been recognised for their achievements and awarded Hospitality Industry Trust (HIT) Scholarships. Claire McGuire, commercial manager at the catering company’s South Queensferry headquarters, will help drive Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events forward. The team at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh were awarded two scholarships. Bethany Morris, senior wedding planner, […]
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Horse racing – free entry to Musselburgh on Friday

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:52
Musselburgh Racecourse hosts an extra jumps meeting on Friday to coincide with Cheltenham Gold Cup Day. Entry to the East Lothian course is free. The extra fixture is a gesture to an embattled racing industry which has suffered a series of abandonments over the winter. Bill Farnsworth, Musselburgh Racecourse’s chief executive, said: “We can provide […]
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Legal firm introduce agile working

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 07:45
Morton Fraser have introduced a agile working policy as part of a drive towards employee well-being and flexibility. The policy encourages staff at the legal firm to make smart choices about remote working. It also encourages them to prioritise health and well-being whenever possible. Maggie Moodie, chair, said: “The driving force behind this is our […]
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Spotlight on Councillor Cammy Day

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:56
Cammy Day is councillor for Forth Ward in the north of the city and leader of the Edinburgh Labour Group. He was born and raised in what he describes as “Scotland’s fine capital city” and is a proud Edinburgh citizen. He was a front bench councillor in the last administration which was run by Labour […]
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First wedding held at the newly fitted out Marriage Suite at City Chambers

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 06:00
This is the newly fitted out Marriage Suite at the City Chambers. The council moved out of Lothian Chambers on George IV Bridge meaning that they had to find a new venue for the Registrars office.   The new area has two wedding rooms and a reception area to greet guests.  The reception area looks […]
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Five things you need to know today

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:59
Resonate 2018 RSNO announce 2018 season Wedding bells Off to the races – for free Edinburgh Airport’s new app The Resonate 2018 series of concerts takes place at The Queen’s Hall this week. This allows Edinburgh schools to show off their musical dance and dramatic talent. This is the result of a partnership between The […]
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Edinburgh Airport’s new app is a ‘Neate addition’

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 05:46
A new app devised by Edinburgh based Neatebox will help those with reduced mobility and hidden disabilities. Welcome is a way of allowing passengers to set up a personal profile which then alerts the airport or other venue that they are en route. When they get there they will be welcomed and offered a bespoke […]
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Mother's baby ashes scandal memorial call

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 03/14/2018 - 00:00
Carol Howden, whose son's ashes were scattered without her knowledge, is threatening legal action.
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Babcock Rosyth to cut further 150 jobs

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 23:08
The additional posts are to be lost after the firm spent a number of months reviewing its operations.
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Babcock Rosyth to cut further 150 jobs at dockyard

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:56

Around 150 further jobs are to be lost at a dockyard in Fife, bringing the total to 400 since November.

The additional posts are to be cut at Babcock Rosyth after the firm spent a number of months reviewing its operations.

It was previously announced in November that around 250 jobs would be lost at the site.

A Babcock spokesman said: "Following a review of our current business structure we have decided to combine our energy and marine operations on site into one cohesive team to optimise performance of our current projects and maximise future opportunities.

"Regrettably in doing this we will reduce our management and support functions by around 150 positions.

"The prospects for Babcock's operations at Rosyth continue to be good and we remain totally committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our workforce that supports both our current and future operational needs."

When it revealed job losses in November, the firm said the end of a 10-year programme of works for the Ministry of Defence had led to it having to restructure.

The £6.2 billion Queen Elizabeth Class (QEC) aircraft carrier programme saw the construction of the HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales across seven sites, before final works at Rosyth.

Babcock said it will now work with trade unions and those affected throughout the consultation process.

Annabelle Ewing MSP said: "My primary concern is for those who now face the prospect of redundancy and my thoughts are very much with them.

"Today's announcement comes in addition to the 250 job losses that were announced in November as a consequence of the slow-down of the aircraft carrier programme.

"Obviously, even after this announcement, Babcock remains an extremely important employer in my constituency and I am hopeful that new contracts lie ahead that will see significant employment secured at Rosyth well into the future."

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Ice hockey – Murrayfield draw with Kilmarnock

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:54
Murrayfield under-20 entertained Kilmarnock with both teams still in the hunt for the top two places in the league, writes Ian Haddock. However, the resulting 6-6 draw means Fife are now favourites for the title. The game started well with Murrayfield dictating play and playing the better hockey, but first blood went to Kilmarnock. A […]
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Ice hockey – Panthers maul sad Capitals

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 22:35
Elite League: Nottingham Panthers 12, Edinburgh Capitals 1 Ainars Podzins provided Edinburgh Capitals only joy when they were hammered 12-1 at Nottingham Panthers. Jordan Kelsall, Mark Derlago and Alexander Mokshantsev all claimed doubles in the runaway win. Panthers won the first session 6-0 before Podzins scored five minutes into the middle period. Then they were […]
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Bomb Disposal team investigate suspicious item in Newhaven Road bus stop

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 20:56
Emergency services were called to Newhaven Road around 5.45pm this evening after a suspicious item was found in a bus stop An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team also attended  at the scene.  A police spokesman said: “Officers were called to Newhaven Road at 5.45pm in connection with a suspicious item found in a bus stop. “Newhaven Road […]
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Bomb squad investigates suspicious package at bus stop

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 19:58

Emergency services are investigating a suspicious package found at a bus stop in Edinburgh.

Police and the fire service were called to Newhaven Road in Leith after the item was spotted around 5.45pm on Tuesday.

An explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) team is also in attendance at the scene.

A police spokesman said: "Officers were called to Newhaven Road at 5.45pm in connection with a suspicious item found in a bus stop.

"Newhaven Road is currently cordoned off between Ferry Road and Dudley Gardens.

"The cordon will be in force while we await EOD's assessment of the item.

He added: "The public are thanked for their co-operation."

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Police respond to reports of suspicious item at Edinburgh bus stop

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 19:37
A bomb disposal team will assess the item discovered at a bus stop on Newhaven Road in Edinburgh.
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Livingston v Greenock Morton

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 19:00
Live coverage followed by match report of Tuesday's Scottish Championship game between Livingston and Greenock Morton.
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Dunfermline Athletic v Inverness CT

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 19:00
Live coverage followed by match report of Tuesday's Scottish Championship game between Dunfermline Athletic and Inverness Caledonian Thistle.
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Firefighters dealt with 2782 blazes across Scotland over two month period

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:51
The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews dealt with a total of 2,782 such blazes across the country between March and April 2017. And there were 2,830 deliberate fires over the same period the previous year. The figures were branded “absolutely unacceptable” by Assistant Chief Officer David McGown who is the SFRS Director of Prevention […]
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Edinburgh Tram Inquiry: Tie boss 'signed up to poor deal'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 03/13/2018 - 18:47
The former chairman of the Edinburgh tram delivery company says no-one thought the revised price was good value.
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