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East Lothian Lynyrd Skynyrd superfan pens foreword to new book about rock legends

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:09
The famous saying “never meet your heroes” seems to be generally sound advice, however one man from Gullane has found the opposite to be true.
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – SIX *****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 10:01
‘From Tudor Queens to pop princesses, the six wives of Henry VIII finally take to the mic to tell their empowering tale, remixing 500 years of her-storical heartbreak into a 75-minute celebration of sisterly sass-itude.’  Or, rather Spice Girls embrace power-ruff meet Horrible His-stories Wham/bam and an anti-deference to the thank you Ma’am curtsy patronage. […]
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28-year-old with cerebral palsy aims to cycle 680 miles to change perceptions

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:54
complicatons during Jack Thompson’s birth meant that he was starved of oxygen and left with the life-limiting condition cerebral palsy.
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Tributes for unsung legal eagle hero of Edinburgh’s sport scene

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:19
A former Edinburgh solicitor who successfully argued for Scottish sports clubs to be granted rates relief has died aged 76.
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6ft 7 man ‘too tall’ for Fringe performance

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 09:00
A 6ft 7 inch architect said he was left in disbelief after being discriminated against by venue staff who he claims could not accommodate him at a Fringe show because he was too tall.
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Why do homeless people ‘vanish’ during the Fringe?

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 08:43
A homeless charity support worker feels those living on the streets are pushed out of the city centre during the Fringe.
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Gorebridge restaurant crowned as Restaurant of the Year at Food Awards Scotland

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 08:28
After 42 years in the hospitality business restaurateur Alan Russell is “delighted” to have taken home his first awards – and they were definitely worth the wait.
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Move to strip Suu Kyi of Edinburgh honour

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 08:06
Councillors to vote on revoking Aung Sang Suu Kyi's Freedom of Edinburgh award.
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Ice hockey – Racers land major sponsor deal

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:18
Lothians-based K C Scaffolding have invested a five-figure sum in backing Murrayfield Racers’ bid to bring top flight ice hockey back to Edinburgh. It is understood to be the biggest ice hockey sponsorship deal in Scotland’s Capital for 15 years and the Musselburgh firm will have their name prominently displayed on the club’s newly-designed shirt, […]
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Police Scotland fear death from pyrotechnics in Scottish football

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 07:01
It is "only a matter of time" before someone is killed by a pyrotechnic at a Scottish football match, one of the country's leading policemen has warned.
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The Edinburgh Reporter – Live from the City Chambers

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 08/23/2018 - 06:57
Today is the first council meeting after the summer recess. It takes place in the City Chambers amid the last few days of the Fringe, only one of the several festivals taking place in the city this month. Reporting from the floor of the City Chambers we hope to bring you some of the highs […]
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Bright Indie Art this August

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 21:47
Explore the lesser-known lands, hidden away in Edinburgh, where independent art can flourish.  It’s easy to be overshadowed in a city full of theatre and music, especially if your venue is less than traditional.  Instead of white spaces and formal walls, this art is being shown in churches, caravans, and museums, and it’s all worth […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Just William’s Luck ***

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 21:23
‘Shedload Theatre present a love letter to Richmal Crompton’s classic characters in a fresh and dynamic adaptation. Fusing imaginative physical storytelling, screaming and screaming, music, knights of the square table, Foley sound effects, the Outlaws trademark gusto, and all the best intentions.’ Perhaps a palliative to The Comic Strip’s punk nihilism take on middle-class children’s fiction mores, […]
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Edinburgh International Culture Summit begins at Holyrood

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 21:16
The Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh this week hosts world leaders from the cultural sector at the fourth Edinburgh International Culture Summit, from Wednesday 22 to Friday 24 August 2018, during one of the world’s greatest cultural events, Edinburgh’s Festivals. Ministers and Cultural Policy delegations from 44 countries are expected to attend the Summit this week […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 REVIEW – Enough*****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 21:13
‘Cut. Reset. Here begins the story of my body. Uncut version.’ Have you had enough? Enough lunch? Enough sleep? Enough love? Are you good enough? Or have you just had enough? Lucy Aphramor (The Naked Dietitian)’s incisive new spoken word performance attacks this question from all sides. At last year’s Fringe, in Raise the Roof (our review […]
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Portrait of former Lord and Lady Provost unveiled

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 21:01
The portrait of the former Lord and Lady Provost, Councillor Donald Wilson and his wife Elaine, was unveiled by the current Lord Provost Frank Ross earlier today at a small ceremony. The portrait painted by Mark Roscoe now hangs in the Dunedin Room alongside portraits, both painted and in photographic form, of previous Lord Provosts […]
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#Save Leith Walk – Planning committee ‘could not accept’ petition

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 20:29
Clara Bowker and Ian Hood campaigners from Save Leith Walk appeared as a deputation at the Planning Committee earlier today. Ms Bowker explained that there is a need for the introduction of a process so that locals might have a say on the buildings in their area whether or not there is a planning application […]
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The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 20:15
What makes a house into a home? You are cordially invited to a magical house party on the grandest scale. HOME builds an entire house before your very eyes, and then explores how it turns into a home. With fixtures, fittings, and finally inhabitants. And even – maybe – a little help from you. Actor, creator, […]
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Two men arrested for housebreaking in Gorebridge area

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 19:35
Two men have been arrested in connection with various offences, including housebreaking, in which took place between 11.30pm on Monday 20th and 3.30am on Tuesday 21st August in the Gorebridge area. The men, aged 26 and 24, have been charged in connection with being on the grounds of private property with alleged intent to steal, and […]
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Livingston agree deal to appoint former Falkirk boss Holt

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 08/22/2018 - 18:29
Livingston agree a deal to make Gary Holt their new manager and hope to have him in place in time for Saturday's trip to St Mirren.
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