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Man arrested after 84-year-old robbed at cash machine

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 12:02

A man has been arrested after a pensioner was attacked and robbed in Edinburgh.

The incident happened around 3.25pm on Tuesday and saw more than £100 taken from an 84-year-old man.

The victim had just left a Royal Bank of Scotland cash machine at around 3.25pm on Tuesday when he was approached from behind and knocked to the ground.

After picking himself up, he noticed that his money had been stolen.

Police said a 42-year-old man had now been arrested and charged in connection with the incident.

He was due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Friday.

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Letter from Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 11:19
It was a sweet sounding victory for music pupils in Midlothian.  The local council was planning to be the first in Scotland to end free music tuition for  junior pupils in its schools.  But at the last minute, councillors backed off in the face of a well organised campaign by pupils, parents and the music […]
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Curling – Team Davie are ready to take on the world in Nova Scotia

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:52
Half of the Scottish Women’s team comes from Edinburgh. The World Junior Curling Championships take place from 16 -23 February in Queen’s Place Emera Centre,Liverpool, Nova Scotia. A hundred of the world’s best young curlers are in Liverpool, Nova Scotia ready to compete from tomorrow at the World Junior Championships – and Team Davie are […]
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Steven Naismith: Hearts striker considering MLS move - Craig Levein

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:46
Hearts striker Steven Naismith is considering moving to Major League Soccer when his contract with Norwich City expires this summer.
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Edinburgh workplace parking tax: Council leader accused of waging ‘aggressive war on motorists’

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:32
EDINBURGH City Council leader Adam McVey has been accused of waging an “aggressive war on motorists” after revealing a workplace parking levy could cost drivers up to £15 million every year.
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Meet Ferran, the Head Oyster Shucker at Le Di-Vin

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:22
IT is a Friday night at Le Di-Vin on Randolph Place and there’s not a seat to be had in the popular West End wine bar.The atmosphere is buzzing and with good reason, this evening sees the monthly visit of The Oysterman.
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Former convener maintains B&B claim was ‘incorrect’

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 10:15
Former convener signed off media release he later called into question The Capital’s former Housing and Economy Convener did sign off a promise that homeless families would no longer be housed in B&Bs – despite his later claims that the media release was “incorrect”. Independent Cllr Gavin Barrie, who quit the SNP after being replaced […]
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Police hunt man over 'indecency' in busy coffee shop

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 09:19

Police have released an image of a man they want to speak with after a "public indecency" offence in a busy coffee shop.

Officers believe the man pictured may be able to help with their investigation into the incident, which took place at a cafe in George Street, Edinburgh.

Police said a victim was left "very distressed" by the incident around 11.30am on Saturday, January 26.

Detective Constable Daniel Brunton said: "This was a very distressing incident for the victim, who witnessed this offence, which was committed in the middle of a busy coffee shop in the city centre of Edinburgh.

"As part of this inquiry we are keen to identify the male in the image and he, or anyone who recognises him, is asked to contact police immediately."

Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland on 101.

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Blair Henderson: Edinburgh City's trainee accountant has fine tally

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:59
Edinburgh City's Blair Henderson on being the top league goalscorer in the UK, getting changed in toilets, and Saturday's Challenge Cup semi-final against Connah's Quay Nomads.
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Investigation underway after body found in burnt out car

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 08:45
Following the discovery of a car found on fire and the body of a man found within, detectives from Police Scotland’s Major Investigation Teams are continuing significant enquiries and appealing for information from the public. A post mortem has been carried out and detectives can now confirm the death is being treated as suspicious. The […]
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RBS annual profit doubles to £1.6bn

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 07:34
Profits jump at the bank, but it warns the economy faces a heightened level of Brexit uncertainty.
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Scottish Challenge Cup: Connah's Quay Nomads 'hungry' to reach final

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 07:33
Scotsman Andy Morrison hopes to lead Welsh cup winners Connah's Quay into the final of the Scottish Challenge Cup.
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Revealed: Edinburgh Council’s £28 million B&B bill for homeless over 3 years

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 07:25
EDINBURGH’s homelessness crisis has been labelled a “human and financial disaster” after it was revealed the City Council has spent £28.1 million to meet an increased demand for B&B accommodation since 2016.
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Penicuik want to prove Fife club Hill of Beath aren’t bogey team

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:30
East of Scotland Conference A league leaders Penicuik Athletic are determined to prove league rivals Hill of Beath don’t have an Indian sign over them, according to Cuikie midfielder Callum Connolly.
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Clock ticking for Whitehill Welfare – but Kieran Somerville retains hope

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:30
Kieran Somerville concedes it will be a tough task for Whitehill Welfare to avoid finishing clear of the drop zone now with just seven games left to preserve their Lowland League status.
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All welcome at Positive Future lunch group

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 06:15
The Positive Future over 60s lunch group is a small friendly group of people that meets at Priestfield Parish Church on Dalkeith Road. Nila Joshi from the group explained : “We provide a three course, freshly cooked, traditional South Asian lunch for our members. The lunch club provides the service to people living in the […]
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Hearts cup tie date moved; Smith and Mitchell injury blows

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 21:24
The SFA confirmed today that Hearts William Hill Scottish Cup quarter final against Partick Thistle at Firhill will be played on the evening of Monday 4th March with a 7.05pm kick-off. The game will be broadcast live on BBC Scotland. The fixture change will come as a disappointment for many Hearts fans, especially schoolchildren, who […]
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‘Bringing up Baby’ – A New Exhibition at The Museum of Childhood

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:02
Exploring the choices and challenges of parenthood, ‘Bringing Up Baby’ is a new exhibition, which opened today (Thursday, 14th Feb.) at Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood. The exhibition is free to enter and runs until the 29th September. ‘Bringing Up Baby’ features a range of objects from the museum’s collection including; Paddi Pad disposable nappies invented […]
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Hibs will be attack-minded and promote youth under Paul Heckingbottom - Robbie Stockdale

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:12
Hibs' new head coach, Paul Heckinbottom, will promote young players and go on the offensive, says assistant Robbie Stockdale.
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OAP found dead four days after car crash

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:28
The 69-year-old man was involved in a crash on Sunday, and was found dead on Thursday.
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