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EIFF – new filmmaking project – enter now

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:19
Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has today announced details of a new filmmaking project, WALK WITH US, calling all Scotland-based filmmakers to get involved. Supported by Johnnie Walker, recently announced as EIFF’s new official whisky partner and known for its ‘Keep Walking’ mantra, the project will aim to challenge ambitious filmmakers to think more creatively about […]
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Artist uses rubbish dumped in River Almond to create deterrent

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 07:00
Rubbish found in the River Almond has been transformed into artwork to showcase the impact of dumping waste in our rivers.
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Another tough game is done and dusted for Broxburn Athletic

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 06:30
Leaders Broxburn took advantage of every other East of Scotland game being postponed when they travelled to St Andrews looking to maintain the pressure on Linlithgow at the top of Conference C.
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Gary Jardine: My Civil Service Strollers never know when they are beat

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 06:30
Gary Jardine admits his battle-hardened Civil Service Strollers players have surprised several onlookers this season including himself at their rate of improvement.
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The Secret Beauty Garden – popping up with help from Business Gateway

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 06:20
The Secret Beauty Garden social enterprise partners with local charities, including Juno Perinatal Mental Health Support, to run pop-up retreats for people suffering from depression, anxiety and stress. Beauty therapist and former accounts assistant Laura Taylor decided to create her own tranquil haven 10 years ago after experiencing a crossroads in her life where she […]
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New campaign challenges online child sex predators

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 03/18/2019 - 00:28
Police have recorded 1,600 cases of sexual offences against children online in just 11 months.
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The Mighty Deerstalker! Trail racing at Traquair House

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 20:34
3000 hardy trail runners headed to Traquair House, Innerleithen, in the Scottish Borders, for The Mighty Deerstalker, the biggest and the toughest ‘do it in Tweed’ themed night run to be staged in the UK, when it returned in force yesterday with The Double Stalker, a new character building two lap option (double distance, double […]
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Letter from Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 19:24
We were struck by tragedy in its many forms this week.  Three climbers lost their lives on Ben Nevis.  Three more people were killed in a dreadful road accident on the A90 south of Stonehaven. And, whichever side you are on, Brexit has turned out to be a tragedy for the country. The three climbers […]
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At the Fine Art Society this month

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 17:40
The Fine Art Society in Edinburgh has an exhibition of Scottish landscape paintings by Victoria Orr Ewing (b.1962).  Her pictures are often of remote crofts and unsullied vistas of Galloway, the Highlands and the west coast of Scotland all set under churning, luminescent skies. Galloway-born Orr Ewing lived and painted in Andalucia for sixteen years, drawn to […]
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West Lothian man tells of ‘incredible’ recovery after horror cycling crash

Edinburgh Evening News - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 14:09
Colin Ure was cycling down a hill when his back wheel locked leading him to lose control and plough head on into an oncoming 4x4.
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Investigation underway after two women robbed at knifepoint

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 13:13
Police are appealing for information after two women were robbed at knifepoint in the Newington and Southside areas. The first incident happened just after 1am, when a 20-year-old woman was walking in the Sciennes House Place area. She was approached by two men, one of whom was on a pedal bike, who threatened her before […]
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Two women robbed at knife point in early morning attacks

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 13:11

Two young women have been targeted by thieves in "extremely frightening" knife-point robberies in Edinburgh.

Police are linking the two incidents that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning when a 20-year-old and 22-year-old were both targeted by two men.

The first incident took place when the 20-year-old was approached by two men, one on a bike and the other wearing a balaclava, in the Sciennes House Place area just after 1am.

She was threatened by the men who demanded she hand over handbag and phone.

After stealing the items the men made off towards the Causeywayside and Mayfield Road areas.

A second incident occurred around half an hour later in Drummond Street when the 22-year-old woman was approached by two men as she walked towards Roxburgh Street.

'When out walking during the hours of darkness, always stick to well-lit paths, and if possible, use busier routes. If you feel uncomfortable alone, use a pre-booked licenced taxi or walk in a larger group with friends.' Detective Sergeant Dougal Begg.

The men threatened her with a knife before making off towards Roxburgh Street with a bag containing the woman's laptop.

The suspects on both occasions are described as white and aged between late twenties and early forties.

One of the men is described as having a "straggly beard".

Detective Sergeant Dougal Begg of Corstorphine CID said: "These have been extremely frightening incidents for the victims and a thorough investigation of the events is now underway.

"We believe that these incidents are linked and would ask any members of the public who can help us identify those involved to come forward as soon as possible.

"The areas where both incidents happened are heavily populated with residential and business premises. I'd urge anyone with private CCTV, or who may have heard a disturbance in these areas in the early hours of this morning, to get in touch with officers immediately.

"These type of incidents are thankfully rare and officers are continuing to provide the necessary support to the victims. When out walking during the hours of darkness, always stick to well-lit paths, and if possible, use busier routes. If you feel uncomfortable alone, use a pre-booked licenced taxi or walk in a larger group with friends."

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Two knifepoint robberies in Edinburgh 'linked'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 12:58
Two women were robbed in Edinburgh within half an hour of each other under similar circumstances.
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Man charged in connection with death of chef in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 03/17/2019 - 09:30
Lionel Simenya, 36, died on Ford's Road in the Saughton area of the city in the early hours of 7 March.
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Horrific Hearts downed in Hamilton

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 22:20
Hamilton Academical 1 Heart of Midlothian 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Saturday 16th March 2019 – Hope CBD Stadium Hearts matched the truly miserable weather conditions on Saturday with an equally miserable performance at the Hope CBD Stadium as lowly Hamilton Academical recorded a precious victory. There were eyebrows raised before the game when Hearts manager Craig […]
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Fishing – Esk permits on sale and Clubbidean offer season tickets

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 22:04
Permits for the Esk at Musselburgh are available from Ace Bike Co at North High Street and Tracy’s Open All Hours (green canopy) at Eskview Terrace. They are £20 with a senior (over 60) £10 and junior (under-16) £10 and a day ticket is £5 and fishing is Wednesday to Monday only with no Tuesday […]
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Scottish League Two: Edinburgh stumble in Peterhead chase as Clyde win

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 18:46
Edinburgh City stay five points behind inactive leaders Peterhead after losing to Annan Athletic as Clyde beat Stirling Albion in Scottish League Two.
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Man arrested over alleged murder of Lionel Simenya

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 18:23
A 21-year-old man has been arrested over the alleged murder of Lionel Simenya. Mr Simenya (36) originally from Burundi, died after being found dead in Fords Road around 3.50am on March 7.   Last week, Mr Simenya’s brother Nicolas appealed for information. He described him as a “a wonderful, protective big brother and appreciated by all […]
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Hibs look set for top six finish after victory over Motherwell

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 18:14
Hibs hopes of a top six finish took a huge boost thanks to a 2-0 victory over nearest challengers Motherwell at Easter Road this afternoon. Paul Heckingbottom made one change to the starting XI that drew with Rangers with Vykintas Slivka returning for suspension to replace the suspended Darren McGregor which meant that Mark Milligan […]
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Hibs sweep aside Motherwell as Heckingbottom impact continues

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 16:52
Hibernian extend their unbeaten Scottish Premiership record under Paul Heckingbottom to five games with a superb performance against Motherwell.
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