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Man charged following CCTV appeal

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 18:07
A man has been charged following a CCTV appeal in relation to an attack on a 21-year-old woman in Viewcraig Street, Edinburgh which took place on Wednesday 30th August. The 17-year-old was scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today.
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Cucina is Italian Restaurant of the Year

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:53
Cucina at the G&V Royal Mile has been named Italian Restaurant of the Year at the Luxury Travel Guide Europe Awards 2017. This is indeed a real coup for Cucina which got the gong to recognise its good service, the menu and the quality of the produce used. Bolognan chef Mattia Camorani heads up a […]
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'Distressed' woman seen barefoot on bus found by police

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 17:30

A woman who was seen travelling barefoot on a bus in Midlothian has been fiybd by police.

Concerns were raised for the woman's welfare after she was seen on the number 37 Lothian bus in Loanhead just after 5am on Sunday.

Police said the woman, who is believed to be in her 60s, appeared to be distressed during the journey and was wearing a black jacket over her pyjamas with no footwear.

On Monday, officers said she had been traced near Penicuik.

They thanked members of the public who had helped with their appeal to locate the woman.

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Specsavers Morningside unveils new-look store following £250k investment

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 16:47
Specsavers Morningside has unveiled its new-look store following a £250,000 investment, celebrating the occasion with a fun launch party. The company re-launched its new-look store, celebrating with customers and store staff and the building was a hive of activity as it showcased its new state-of-the-art facilities. Officially opened with a ribbon cutting by store director Michael […]
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Boy, 17, charged with assaulting young woman in flat

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:10

A teenager has been charged with assaulting a young woman in Edinburgh.

The 21-year-old woman was allegedly attacked at a flat in Viewcraig Street near the Scottish Parliament on August 30.

Police Scotland have announced a 17-year-old boy has been charged in relation to the incident.

He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

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Jardine says no final decision over new flightpaths as yet

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:09
Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine says the CAA has made it clear to her that no final decision has been made over new flight path proposals for Edinburgh Airport. Her comments follow a meeting with representatives of the Civil Aviation Authority to discuss local concerns over the halting of the flight path planning process, and […]
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Marti Pellow on tour

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:05
Tickets are now on sale for the Marti Pellow tour next June in Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Glasgow. The dates are: Tuesday 9 June 2018              Dunfermline Alhambra                         Wednesday 10 June 2018           Edinburgh Festival Theatre              Thursday 11 June 2018           Glasgow Royal […]
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Livingston police call for information after assault

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 15:01
A 28-year-old man suffered serious injuries to his face when he was attacked by a group of youths in Livingston.
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Five ideas for things to do at half-term in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:59
Autumn themed activities are set to ensure kids have fun in the forest this half-term at Dalkeith Country Park. Taking place between Monday 16 and Thursday 19 October, youngsters will be able to try their hand at a variety of activities delivered by the Park’s Ranger. Children can build their very own dens using natural […]
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Tynecastle get ‘monkey off their back’ with Alex Jack triumph

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:55
Tynecastle boss Stevie Vinter says the club are delighted to finally have the “monkey off their back” after Sunday’s Alex Jack Cup final success.
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Leith Landmark to Appear on Edinburgh Trams

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:33
In Leith’s Bernard Street, a statue of Scotland’s bard, Robert Burns stands proud. This statue is the latest famous landmark to feature in the nationwide ‘Window to Scotland’ campaign launched by leading home improvements firm, CR Smith, together with Edinburgh Trams. For the next two years, the long-established home improvements firm is wrapping Edinburgh’s Trams […]
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Brexit update after London meeting

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:26
Following the Joint Ministerial Committee meeting in London earlier today, Mike Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe, urged the UK Government to drop their plans for a hard Brexit, give clarity on the rights of EU citizens and focus on securing a deal that allows Scotland, and the rest of the […]
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In Edinburgh this month: the 12th Africa in Motion Film Festival

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 14:09
‘Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds.’ (Martin Scorsese, founder, World Cinema Fund) The first film festival in Africa and the Arab World was established in 1966. Carthage Film Days, founded by director Tahar Cheriaa (right), […]
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Volunteers collect 500,000 'nurdles' from beach at Bo'ness

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:38
Volunteers spent eight hours clearing the lentil-sized plastic pellets from part of a beach on the Firth of Forth.
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Woman seriously injured after being knocked down by car

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:24

A 50-year-old woman has been seriously injured after she was hit by a car in the Scottish Borders.

The pedestrian was struck by a Mercedes A150 car on the A72 around 11am on Monday.

Police said the incident took place just south of Walkerburn, between Peebles and Galashiels.

The woman is being treated at the scene, police said.

Officers closed the road between Clevenfords and the Nest roundabout as they carried out their investigation.

Inspector Calum Welsh said: "We are still trying to establish the full circumstances surrounding this collision and would urge anyone with information to contact us immediately.

"Anyone planning to travel via the A72 is urged to take a different route while officers and other emergency services are in attendance."

Anyone with information can contact police via 101, quoting incident number 1087 of October 16.

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Rise in trade marks shows a healthy trading climate

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:04
The intellectual property specialists Marks & Clerk say that there is a rise in the number of trade mark applications which originate in Scotland. This they say shows a ‘strong and sustained entrepreneurial spirit’ especially in the food and drink sector. Last year there was an 11.7% increase in the number of applications from Scotland […]
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Community Project awarded £11,696 Children’s Lottery Grant

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:23
Fischy Music awarded a £11,696 grant from the Scottish Children’s Lottery. Fischy Music, a community project based in Edinburgh, uses music and song to support the emotional well-being of young children across the UK. The charity works with thousands of children every year, from those dealing with the challenges of everyday life to smaller groups of […]
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Edinburgh Airport enjoys busiest September on Record

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:06
International passenger figures sore to almost 1.3 Million The number of international passengers passing through Edinburgh Airport soared by 14.1% during the busiest September on record at the terminal. 1,291,640 passengers used Edinburgh Airport in September – up 8.4% on the same month last year. It’s the 6 month in a row that more than […]
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Man charged over Edinburgh indecent assault

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 12:06
The 49-year-old is due to appear in court in connection with the incident in Edinburgh on 1 October.
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Man charged with indecent assault outside block of flats

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 11:37

A man has been charged with the indecent assault of a woman as she entered a block of flats.

The 23-year-old woman was allegedly attacked on Rankeillor Street in Newington, Edinburgh, at around 3am on Sunday, October 1.

Police Scotland said they arrested and charged a 49-year-old man on Friday.

He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on Monday.

Detective sergeant Gordon Couper said: "Thanks to the information and support of the local community we have been able to make an arrest in relation to this attack.

"We treat all reports of sexual assault with the utmost seriousness and whenever such crimes occur, we will investigate thoroughly to bring those responsible to justice."

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