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Fresh delay for new Sick Kids Hospital with staff in the dark

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 06:00
The opening of Edinburgh’s £150 million new Sick Kids Hospital is facing further delays after failing to meet the required standards.
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Shortlist of seven for the ‘Faces of a Vibrant Economy’ award

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 00:05
Grant Thornton has announced the names of their 2018 campaign to celebrate leaders who excel in better business. This project is called Faces of a Vibrant Economy and identifies UK Leaders from all sectors of business and civic society who demonstrate that excellence in key areas. The shortlist includes Shona McCarthy – CEO, Edinburgh Festival […]
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Lothian under fire for lack of pram and wheelchair spaces on new buses

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 22:15
Disabled people and parents with young children are being “shut out of central Edinburgh” by a bus company after it failed to offer additional accessible spaces on its new vehicles. Lothian has just unveiled its new double-decker bus which has 100 passenger seats and which is to be rolled out early next year. But despite […]
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Nira Caledonia beefs up its menu with ‘Cote de Hoff’

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:59
A boutique Edinburgh hotel is to rename its new ‘Cote de Boeuf’ special as the ‘Cote de Hoff’ in honour of David Hasselhoff’s visit to the capital. TV veteran Hasselhoff checked in to Nira Caledonia for a week-long stay prior to his appearance at Comic Con Scotland – an 80s themed convention at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). […]
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Speedway – warning from Glasgow boss

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:50
Glasgow Tigers bosses have confirmed they would support the club next season despite “substantial, six-figure losses.” But Tigers’ co-owner, Gerry Facenna, warned: “Unless we can make a significant turnaround in terms of operational costs and revenue, it is doubtful we will be able to support a Championship team the following year.” He is now looking […]
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Volunteers needed to create a butterfly meadow on Friday

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:44
Volunteers are needed to help create a butterfly meadow at West Pilton Park on Friday. If you have some time then they would be delighted to see you even for a short time. The planting will be going on all day between 10.30am and 3.00pm. The workshop is led by Butterfly Conservation Scotland staff in […]
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Ice hockey – Racers looking to tame Tigers

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:43
Murrayfield Racers travel to Dundee Tigers on Saturday in the Scottish National League and that is a welcome relief. As Tony Hand’s men have lost their last seven games in the National Ice Hockey League, North Cup. And the latest reverse came on Sunday in an 11-0 demolition at Hull Pirates. Hand’s men did have […]
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Lothian’s new buses will carry 100 passengers

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 21:42
Lothian have shown off their new double decker buses which they hope to put into service in early 2019. The 100 seat Enviro400XLB three axle double decker is a UK first, and the company says the design has been developed with Alexander Dennis Limited who build them and chassis manufacturer Volvo. The latest model is […]
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Edinburgh Airport 'assisting Salmond investigation'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:51
Police speak to staff at Edinburgh Airport as part of an inquiry into the conduct of the former first minister.
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Cyrenians Outreach Project Marks One Year of Helping Homeless People

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:48
An east of Scotland homelessness charity is marking the first anniversary of its Homeless Navigator Project. Cyrenians developed the project to provide advice and support to people sleeping rough in an around Edinburgh and it is part of the charity’s admirable work towards eliminating homelessness. Cyrenians Homeless Navigator Nick Harrold said, “I see the person […]
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Voting open for Hibs’ Veen Barbers Goal of the Month competition

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:44
Hibs are now running a Goal of the Month competition – sponsored by Veen Barbers. The competition will be run across all teams associated with the club, from the Hibernian Academy side to the double-winning SWPL side, with the nominations for October now available to choose from. Voting for October’s Goal of the Month will […]
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Teenager killed in single-car road crash in Fife named

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 19:17
Ethan King was a front seat passenger in a black Vauxhall Corsa that crashed near Kirkcaldy in Fife.
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Asian Art Sale this week at Bonhams

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:53
The Asian Art Sale will take place this Thursday morning at Bonhams when a Ming dynasty gilt-bronze group of Gyuanyin and Sudhana will take pride of place.   Guanyin is the goddess of compassion and the youth Sudhana is depicted meeting her on Mount Potalaka which was a popular subject for religious art. It has […]
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Two arrested after police recover significant quantity of drugs in Dalkeith

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:38
A 22-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman have been arrested after police recovered a quantity of cocaine and crack cocaine with an approximate value of £33,000. following the execution of a warrant at an address in Wheatsheaf Lane, Dalkeith yesterday. Almost £2000 in cash was also seized. The man and woman were subsequently charged in connection […]
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Doorstep acid attack mum 'thought she was going to die'

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 18:31

By Sharon Frew, Russell Findlay, Andy McLaren and Polly Bartlett

A mum thought she was going to die after acid was thrown at her face as she answered her door.

Teresa McCann has been left scarred for life after an orange substance was hurled on her doorstep in Edinburgh.

The 37-year-old said her face was melting while she has lost part of her ear and will require surgery following the attack in Gracemount.

"My face was literally melting - the pain was indescribable," she said.

"I really did think I was going to die. There's no motive as to why someone has done this."

The mum, who is still being treated in hospital, broke down in tears as she recalled the horrific assault.

Ms McCann was putting her children to bed when she heard a knock at her door, only to be splattered with acid by a man wearing a balaclava.

She said she thought she was going to be killed during the incident.

Ms McCann said: "A man was stood with a balaclava and he just flung a bottle of orange substance into my face.

"By that time, I was completely just melting, I couldn't see anything, my hair was melting.

"No words describe how I'm feeling. Never in my life did i think something like this would happen to me.

"It's like a nightmare. It's unbelievable this has happened to someone so innocent who hasn't done any harm to anyone in their life.

"For someone to come to your door and be so heartless and fling something like that into your face not knowing if they are going to kill you, blind you, even worse.

"I feel terrible. What has this human being done to me?"

After realising what had happened, Ms McCann quickly ran into the shower while her partner dialled 999.

It is thought her partner was the intended target of the attack.

Ms McCann said even if she isn't physically scarred for life, her brain will always be at the thought of having acid being flung in her face.

"I knew straight away - I knew something wasn't right," she said.

"I was confused. At that time I didn't know what was happening.

"I managed to get into the shower and wash most of it life - but obviously not because i'v lost half of my ear, i'm going to get skin graft on my neck and i'll be scarred for life.

"Even if i don't get scarred for life, i'll always be scarred for life in the brain as i'll always get flashbacks to what that man's done."

The attacker is in his early 20s, 5ft 11in, with a slim build and was wearing a dark tracksuit.

His grey hoodie was pulled up and his face was covered.

He was also wearing dark gloves and dark trainers with light reflective sections.

Ms Mcann added: "He didn't speak. He just did it the cowardly way - flung substance in my face and ran off."

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New Royal Hospital for Sick Children faces further delays

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:45
The opening of Edinburgh’s £150 million new Sick Kids Hospital is facing further delays after failing to meet the required standards.
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Fife child abuser jailed after 50 years

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 17:00
The 65-year-old carried out a string of attacks on four youngsters in Fife in the 1960s and 70s.
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'No completion date' for new Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:42
The new Sick Children's Hospital in Edinburgh was due to open last year but some staff have been told there is still no date.
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Football teams pay tribute to player killed in crash

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 16:15

Football teams have paid tribute to a teenage player killed in a car crash at the weekend.

Ethan King died in the smash on the A915 Standing Stane Road between Kirkcaldy and Methilhill in Fife.

The 18-year-old was pronounced dead shortly before 8.45am on Sunday.

His friend, Connor Aird, 17, is fighting for his life at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary while Danny Stevens, 18, is in a serious but stable condition.

Another 18-year-old man was seriously injured and was arrested following the crash.

Mr King played for Glenrothes Athletic under-19s, who have described him as a "crucial member" of the team.

In a post on Facebook, they said: "It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of our under 19s player Ethan King, who tragically died in a car accident this morning.

"Ethan has been a member of the team for many years, progressing through from seven-a-side to our under 19s squad, and was a crucial member of the treble winning team in season 2016/17.

"The thoughts and prayers of everyone at the club are with Ethan's family at this difficult time.

"RIP Ethan. Teammates forever."

https://www.facebook.com/633860710034090/photos/a.645457172207777/1961392517280896/?type=3&theater | facebook

Other clubs have also paid their respects.

Glenrothes Juniors said: "On behalf of everyone at Glenrothes Juniors Football Club we send our sincere condolences to the family of Ethan King and Glenrothes Athletic.

"Our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time. RIP Ethan."

Glenrothes Rovers added: "All at The Reds wish to pass on their condolences to the families of the boys involved in this morning's tragic road accident and to Glenrothes Athletic."

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Tributes paid to former 'Kelso Laddie' after farm accident

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 15:50

A man has died after a farm accident in the Scottish Borders.

Tributes have been paid to Ian Whellans following the incident on Sunday morning at a farm in Hume near Kelso.

The 26-year-old was known for his role as the Kelso Laddie, a role in the town's civic week in 2016.

Kelso Community Council added:" Those rosie cheeks and beaming smile will be greatly missed around the town, but also across the wider Borders.

"Ride On Kelso Laddie.....Ride On"

https://twitter.com/Kelso_Quins/status/1061686170676092928 | twitter

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: "Police in the Borders were called around 10.15 am on Sunday November 11 to a report of a sudden death on a farm near the village of Hume, Kelso.

"A 26-year-old man was sadly pronounced dead at the scene and the death it is not being treated as suspicious.

"Officers are liaising with the Health and Safety Executive in relation to this incident and a report has been submitted to the procurator fiscal."

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