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Three arrested following shoplifting spree in East Lothian

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 20:06
Police have arrested three people in connection with thirteen incidents of shoplifting involving over £4,500 worth of goods. The incidents took place between 3rd March and 13th April at nine business premises in Prestonpans, Dunbar, North Berwick, Tranent and Gullane. Electrical goods, food, alcohol, toiletries, clothing and household items were among the items which were […]
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Two cars stolen following Linlithgow housebreaking

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 18:26
Police are appealing for information after two cars were stolen in a housebreaking in Linlithgow. Offenders broke into the property on Grange Knowe at around 2am this morning and stole car keys which were used to then steal two vehicles – a white Audi S4 Quattro and a red Ford Fiesta. Police were quickly alerted […]
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City of Edinburgh Council apology over injured pupil

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:58
Parents complained that an ambulance was not called after a head injury left their child confused and with memory loss.
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Michael Parkinson at Assembly Rooms on Saturday night

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:36
For so long the only chat show host, and then the purveyor of great music on Sundays, Sir Michael Parkinson will appear on stage at Assembly Rooms on Saturday night alongside his son Mike. It is well known how much he loves music, and it is the music with clips from his Parkinson archive which […]
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Fife photographer dies scuba diving

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:19
The 53-year-old from Fife got into difficulties and was pulled unconscious from the water but died a short time later.
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Quarry set to become Scotland's first surfing lake

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 17:03

Plans for Scotland's first artificial surfing lake have been recommended for approval by officials.

Wavegarden Scotland is seeking permission to turn the disused Craigpark Quarry, near Ratho on the outskirts of Edinburgh, into a lake which can produce waves on demand.

The development, called The Cove, would be able to generate 1000 waves an hour ranging from 80cm to 2.4m, making it more convenient than many coastal locations.

Officials have recommended councillors approve the plans at an Edinburgh city council committee meeting next week.

A report for the development management sub-committee said it was "a unique opportunity to reuse the redundant quarry".

The developers said the project will generate £11m for the local economy annually and create 129 jobs once it is operational.

Andy Hadden, the co-founder of Tartan Leisure Ltd, which is developing Wavegarden Scotland, said: "Wavegarden Scotland is an exciting project which we believe would deliver a number of economic, social and health benefits.

"We look forward to hearing the outcome of our planning submission next week.

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Police issue CCTV image following Scotmid robbery

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:52
Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace in connection with an armed robbery at the Scotmid shop in Walter Scott Avenue which took place around 7.20pm on Sunday 15th April. Officers believe the man pictured can assist with their ongoing investigation and anyone who can assist in identifying him is […]
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New Pennywell All Care Centre officially opened

City of Edinburgh Council - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:28
The new Pennywell All Care Centre was officially opened today. Staff and guests welcomed Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison, for the formal ribbon cutting ceremony.
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CCTV appeal after armed robber targets Scotmid store

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:21

Police have issued a CCTV image of a man they wish to trace in connection with an armed robbery at a convenience store.

The Scotmid shop in Walter Scott Avenue, Edinburgh, was targeted at around 7.20pm on Sunday.

Police would not say whether the robber managed to steal anything.

Detective constable Stevie Herd from Gayfield CID said: "While no-one was harmed during this robbery, it was a terrifying ordeal for the staff members to endure and we continue to treat this matter with the utmost seriousness.

"We believe that the man in the CCTV footage can assist with our inquiries and if you recognise him then please contact police immediately."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101.

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Witness appeal following theft of mountain bikes in Penicuik

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:20
Police are appealing for witnesses following three housebreakings and thefts in Penicuik which took place overnight between Monday 16 April and Tuesday 17 April. A garage was broken into in the Eskhill area with a black and green Voodoo Wazoo Fat mountain bike stolen. In the Clerk Road area a garage was forced open and three mountain […]
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Police Scotland’s Mounted Unit comes Nose-to-Nose with War Horse, Joey

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:18
‘War Horse’ launched with a little help from Lewis and Kilmarnock The Festival Theatre marked the opening of the Edinburgh run of the National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse by introducing Joey to riders and horses from Police Scotland’s Mounted Unit. Joey, the life-size equine puppet from War Horse was joined by actor Thomas […]
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Rapist admits campaign of abuse against six children

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:15

A serial rapist who carried out a 45-year campaign of abuse against six children left one young girl so traumatised that she tried to take her own life.

David Scott also threatened another five-year-old victim by saying he would kill her mother if she revealed what happened.

The victims of the abuse, which started in 1970 and lasted until 2015, were all aged between four and five years old when the attacks began.

Scott, from Edinburgh, was initially detained in 1997 after one young victim wrote a letter detailing the abuse but he was eventually released without charge.

Then it wasn't until 20 years later in 2017 that he was finally caught after one of his victims contacted the police.

At the High Court in Glasgow on Wednesday Scott pled guilty to ten charges including rape and lewd and libidinous behaviour.

The majority of the attacks occurred at addresses in Edinburgh's Newington and Gilmerton areas where Scott stayed at the time.

He attacked his first victim in 1970 when she was five years old and continued to abuse her until she was 18.

As the girl reached her teenage years she was raped on a weekly basis by Scott who would bribe her with money to stay quiet.

When she was aged ten she tried to kill herself by attempting to overdose on sleeping tablets, then made a second attempt a few years later when she was at high school.

Scott then molested a second young girl who pretended she was asleep hoping he would go away.

His third and fourth victims were also five years old when the abuse first started.

Scott went on to target a seven-year-old girl and threatened to kill her mother if she told anyone about the abuse.

During one attack her screams were so loud a neighbour of Scott's came out to see what was wrong.

The victim believed Scott would harm her mother so did not disclose the abuse, however, she wrote a letter to her mum in 1997 that sparked a police probe.

But it wasn't long before he was free to attack his next victim who he abused for four years between the age of four and eight.

Scott's final victim was eight years old when Scott began abusing her in 2011.

The abuse lasted until 2015 when the girl was 12.

He has been remanded in custody pending sentencing next month.

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Second Walking Football League starts next week at Ravenscraig

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:11
Walking Football Scotland in partnership with North Lanarkshire Leisure and Health & Social Care North Lanarkshire, are hosting this year’s National League tournament which will once again take place at the Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility. Twelve teams have registered to take part, Fife Wanderers, Hearts 56, Hearts 98, Gala Fairydean Rovers, Ayr United Beresford,  Ayr United Parkhouse, […]
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A little bit of Brooklyn in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:12
Tomorrow, Thursday 19 April 2018, there is  a little touch of Brooklyn coming to Edinburgh. Brooklyn Brewery is teaming up with Edinburgh’s Andrew Usher & Co to create Scotland’s first ever indoor shuffleboard court at Usher’s premises at 32b West Nicolson Street EH8 9DD. t 0131 662 1757 for more details. The bar has been […]
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Call to commemorate cows killed in 19th-century abattoir

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 15:08

An animal rights charity wants to place a plaque in memory of cows who died at a 19th century abattoir.

Peta has asked Edinburgh City Council for approval of the commemorative marker dedicated to animals killed at the newly-rediscovered slaughterhouse near the city's castle.

The charity says the plaque would read: "In Memory of all the Cows Who Suffered and Died in an Abattoir on This Very Spot: Try Vegan."

In a letter to council leader Adam McVey, Peta said the memorial would be especially fitting for Edinburgh.

It highlights the city has been recognised as the UK's Most Vegan-Friendly City because of its numerous meat-free and dairy-free restaurants.

Peta director Elisa Allen said: "Peta's plaque would memorialise the animals who died years ago at the site on King's Stables Road and remind passers-by that killing animals for their flesh is a practice that belongs firmly in the past.

"Edinburgh's restaurants offer everything from vegan haggis to veggie burgers, so there's no better place in Scotland to give vegan eating a try."

Peta - whose motto reads, in part, that "animals are not ours to eat" - said vegan eating "spares sensitive animals a terrifying death in today's abattoirs".

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Sugar Daddy’s looking for a sprinkling of cash

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:55
Sugar Daddy’s is a little bakery on Rodney Street which sells gluten free products and nothing else. They are now looking to expand and have set up a Kickstarter campaign seeking funding of £29,000 to invest in a bigger second contamination-free kitchen. The Kickstarter runs till 30 April and donations will be rewarded in cakes, […]
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Hairdresser who infected men with HIV jailed for life 

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 14:41

A hairdresser has been handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 12 years after deliberately trying to infect ten men with HIV.

Daryll Rowe, 27, from Edinburgh, was sentenced at Brighton Crown Court on Wednesday.

He is the first man in the UK to be found guilty of intentionally spreading the virus.

Branded "grotesque" and a "sociopath" by his victims, Rowe was convicted in October of ten charges, five of grievous bodily harm with intent and five of attempting to do so.

After being diagnosed in April 2015 in his home city of Edinburgh, Rowe met men on gay dating app Grindr and had sex with eight of them in Brighton, East Sussex, between October that year and February 2016.

He later fled to the north east where he went on the run from police, targeting two more men.

Judge Christine Henson QC, sentencing, referred to Rowe's crimes as a "determined hateful campaign of sly violence".

"You are the first individual to be sentenced for Section 18 offences in the context of infecting others with HIV," she said.

"With the full knowledge of the risk you posed to others and the legal implications of engaging in risky sexual practices, you embarked on a deliberate campaign to infect other men with the HIV virus.

"Unfortunately for five of the men you met your campaign was successful."

The judge added: "They describe living with a life sentence as a result of your cruel and senseless acts.

"Many of those men were young men in their 20s at the time they had the misfortune to meet you."

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New Year party host sentenced for raping guest in East Lothian

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 13:29
The 28-year-old carried out the sex attack on the new mother after she had gone to a room at his home to sleep.
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Hibs win SPFL Development League title with victory over Aberdeen

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:41
The Hibernian Development Squad wrapped up the SPFL Development League title with a 2-0 win over Aberdeen at the Oriam yesterday. That result, coupled with Dundee’s 4-2 defeat at the hands of Hearts saw the youngsters’ lead at the top of the table become unassailable. The team kick-started the league campaign with a comprehensive 6-1 win at Rugby […]
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Field hockey – students face three tough games

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 11:06
Edinburgh University may have reached the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday, May 5, but they have other concerns currently. The students now face three huge Division One games in four days as they bid to climb out of the drop zone. The first challenge is a visit to Hillhead, who are one place below the […]
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