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Four charged after drugs seizure in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:47
Detectives recovered heroin and crack cocaine valued at more than £50,000 from a property in Edinburgh.
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Hotel plans for historic Royal High go to public inquiry

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:43

A public inquiry into the future of Edinburgh's old Royal High School building has begun.

The historic 19th century building - designed by Scottish architect Thomas Hamilton - on Calton Hill is one of the capital's best known locations, but has lain empty for decades.

Developers Duddingston House Properties and Urbanist Hotels are appealing against Edinburgh council's rejection of two planning applications to create a luxury hotel on the site.

Those were turned down despite the firm having an agreement with the council to come up with ideas for bringing the abandoned building back into use.

The developers say the hotel development would create 250 new jobs and boost the economy by £35m.

A rival plan from St Mary's Music School was granted planning permission but it currently has no rights over the council-owned building itself.

The inquiry is expected to last around six weeks before a report will be prepared for Scottish Government ministers.

They will then make a decision on whether to give the hotel plans approval.

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Witness appeal following verbal argument in Hope Park Terrace

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:34
Police are appealing for witnesses following an incident in the Meadows area which took place  around 1.15am on this morning. A member of the public reported hearing a man and a woman in the middle of a loud verbal argument within Hope Park Terrace and it is believed the pair then drove off in a 4×4 vehicle, which headed […]
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Hearts: Scoring, signings & the George Burley comparison

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:31
Hearts are unbeaten in their opening 10 games and are five points clear in the Premiership. But what has changed?
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Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths denies speeding in 40 zone

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:19

Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths has denied speeding in a 40mph zone in Edinburgh.

Griffiths is accused of driving at 54mph between the Burnshot Flyover and Cammo Road in Edinburgh on January 21 this year.

The 28-year-old Scotland international was not present at Edinburgh Justice of the Peace Court on Tuesday.

His solicitor, Julie Brodtkorb, entered the not guilty plea on his behalf.

Griffiths will go on trial in December when he must appear in court.

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Edinburgh volunteers wanted – to look after a puppy

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 13:16
If you are a dog lover and have some time to help train a puppy then Hearing Dogs for Deaf People want you to get in touch. They have lots of hearing dog puppies which need homes for anywhere between 14 and 16 months from this autumn. The puppies need to be socialised and get […]
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Civil Service Strollers are hosting a coffee morning for Macmillan

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:57
Put this one in your diary now! Civil Service Strollers tell us they are delighted to be hosting a coffee morning in support of the Macmillan Cancer Support biggest coffee morning later this month. On Saturday 29 September 2018 the club will host the fundraising event at the club between 11-12pm. The event is open to […]
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SFA release statement on Judicial Panel Protocol

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:33
The Scottish FA have released a statement regarding the Judicial Panel Protocol, which has generated numerous enquiries in recent days. Thousands of fans have taken to social media to complain about an apparent lack of consistency regarding refereeing decisions and subsequent reviews into unseen incidents as well as after match comments from managers. Both Aberdeen […]
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Paddle of Britain reaches Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:24
Army veteran, Dan Smith has reached Fairmilehead this morning, as he continues to ‘paddle’ through Scotland as part of a gruelling challenge where he’ll kayak the length of Great Britain in a bid to raise £25,000 for The Royal British Legion. You can keep track of his progress by clicking here.  Dan Smith, 39, is […]
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ASDA ‘s Iron Brew pastilles now on sale

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 12:03
Golden Casket are expanding their Buchanan Confectionery range with the launch of Iron Brew flavoured pastilles across 60 Asda stores. The brand-new sweets uniquely flavoured using Asda’s unique Iron Brew flavour have officially hit shelves and retail at just £1.25. The historic Buchanan Confectionery range established in 1856, has had success in Asda stores with […]
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Ice hockey – Reid double secures first win

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:53
Murrayfield under-20’s secured their first win of the season with a 6-2 victory over Dundee under-20 in Edinburgh. The home side started the game game well but after six minutes Dundee exploited a lapse in the Murrayfield defence to score against the run of play, The home side struggled to find their rhythm but levelled […]
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Extra investment in activity clubs for young people with disabilities

City of Edinburgh Council - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 11:28
Children and young people with disabilities are set to benefit from increased holiday and weekend activity clubs thanks to a £600,000 funding boost from the City of Edinburgh Council.
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Storm Ali to bring high winds and rain across much of Scotland

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:52
Heavy rain and gusts of up to 80mph are forecast as Storm Ali sweeps across Scotland.
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Claims former soldier David Scott ran paedophile ring in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:44
Police are investigating claims that convicted abuser David Scott may have run a paedophile ring in Edinburgh.
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What’s on – World Premiere of SHAMANIC for one night only

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:31
SHAMANIC takes place on Friday 28 September 2018 in the Old College Quad This will be a spectacular audio and visual event, with LIVE painting by AniMotion’s Maria Rud and LIVE music by Fay Fife, Martin Metcalfe, Kid Congo Powers, Mike Baillie, Chris Agnew, DJ Dolphin Boy and Rula Lenska SHAMANIC is the brand new […]
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Applications sought for Scottish FA’s Youth Ambassadors of Change

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:19
The hunt for the next intake of the Scottish FA’s Youth Ambassadors of Change has been officially launched today at Hampden Park. Supported by UEFA’s Football Social Responsibility Hat Trick programme, the programme will see 20 of Scotland’s most passionate young football supporters given the chance to be the voice of young people on the […]
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LGBT Stranger Encounters at BABA

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:10
Back by popular demand and with a twist, BABA’s Stranger Encounters returns with an exclusive LGBT night… 🌈 For more information and how to book your spot click the link here Taking place from 7pm – 9pm on Thursday 4th October, tickets cost £26.15 and will include dinner & drinks worth over £45.00. Places are limited, so […]
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Rugby – Stewarts Melville v Glasgow Accies, Tennant’s National League 2

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:04
Stew Mel come from behind for dominant victory. Match report courtesy of Kevin Murchie, Stewarts Melville RFC As Ziggy once said regarding some ch-ch-ch-changes, ‘I watch the ripples change their size but never leave the stream’. Whilst this may sound a bit Eric Cantona-ish (i.e. make no sense), the point is that, when changes are […]
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Young Scots unveil inspiring ‘Junk Art’ sculpture

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 10:04
Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors gathered at the People’s Palace for the unveiling of young artist Johnny Walker’s ‘junk art’ sustainable tree sculpture made entirely of recycled waste. Young people from across Scotland met at the iconic Glasgow building with Glasgow City Convener for Education, Skills and Early Years, Councillor Chris Cunningham, to mark […]
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Scots motorway 'most valuable' for driverless lorries

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 09/18/2018 - 09:12

A motorway stretch between Glasgow and Manchester has been identified as the most valuable route for driverless lorries in the UK.

Firms would maximise profits by deploying autonomous HGVs on the 215-mile M6/M74 route because of its long distance and relatively low congestion, according to transport information firm Inrix.

The second most feasible corridor would be the A1 between Sheffield and Edinburgh, with the A9 Edinburgh to Inverness stretch third.

The report stated that highly automated vehicles are "posed to dramatically alter the long-haul trucking sector".

It predicted that the cost of the technology will decline as it is developed, and stated that it could provide "valuable savings" for UK firms due to the shortage of qualified HGV drivers and uncertainty over the movement of people after Brexit.

Platoons of self-driving lorries are expected to be trialled on England's motorways by the end of the year.

Up to three wirelessly connected HGVs will travel in convoy, with acceleration and braking controlled by the lead vehicle.

Lorries driving close together could see the front vehicle pushing air out of the way, making the other vehicles more efficient and lowering their emissions.

The government announced in August 2017 that it would provide £8.1m of funding towards the trials, which will be carried out by the Transport Research Laboratory.

All lorries involved will have a driver ready to take control if required.

Five most commercially viable corridors 
  • M6/M74 Manchester-Glasgow
  • A1 Sheffield-Edinburgh
  • M5/A38 Plymouth-Birmingham
  • A9 Edinburgh-Inverness
  • M4 Swindon-Swansea
Top five corridors based on safety
  • M25 London orbital motorway
  • M6 Coventry-Manchester
  • M5/A38 Plymouth-Birmingham
  • M4 Swindon-Swansea
  • A1 Sheffield-Edinburgh 
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