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Missing new mother dies in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:46
Amanda Cox was found in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary hours after she was reported missing.
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Family pay tribute to 'much-loved' girl found dead on hill

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:38

The family of a girl whose body was found on a hill in Edinburgh have paid tribute to her.

Mhari O'Neill, from Willowbrae, was reported missing in the early hours of Saturday, December 8.

A member of the public found her body on Calton Hill at 6.30am on the same day.

The 15-year-old's death is currently being treated as unexplained.

In a statement, her family said: "Mhari was much loved by all that knew her and we know that her passing will have a profound impact on her closest friends, as it has ourselves.

"Mhari was considering applying to attend university and one of her main passions was music; she loved going to gigs.

"What we need now is to find out exactly what happened to Mhari and we want anyone who thinks they may have information to get in touch with the police.

"We thank everyone for their support and ask that we be left in privacy to grieve at this time."

Police investigating Mhari's death have appealed to the public for information.

Inspector Susan Balfour said: "Our deepest sympathies are with Mhari's family and friends at this time and we are carrying out a thorough investigation to establish the full circumstances surrounding her death.

"We believe Mhari met a friend in the city centre, near to Waverley Station, on Friday afternoon before making her way to Calton Hill sometime later.

"However, we are keen to hear from anyone who believes they may have seen her throughout the evening or early morning of Saturday, so we have a clearer picture of all her movements.

"Mhari's death is currently unexplained and her movements for a number of hours prior to her body being found are unaccounted for.

"We are committed to providing Mhari's family with as much information in relation to her death as possible and anyone who can assist with our ongoing inquiry is urged to come forward.

"Naturally, we are working closely with partners in education to help support any young people who may have been affected by Mhari's death."

Anyone with information is asked to contact 101.

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Family pay tribute to teenage girl found dead on Calton Hill

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 09:06
The family of a 15-year-old girl who was found dead on Calton Hill on Saturday morning have asked anyone with information to contact the police. Mhari O’Neill from the Willowbrae area was reported missing during the early hours of Saturday 8th December before a member of the public found her body on Calton Hill at […]
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Concern for wellbeing of missing 90-year-old man

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:47
Police are appealing for help to trace 90-year-old William Scott who was last seen in the Chesser Loan area around 8.45am yesterday morning. He is described as aroun 5’1” with balding with white hair to the back and sides. He regularly wears glasses and when last seen he was wearing a dark coloured jacket and […]
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Locality committees labelled a ‘nonsense’

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:30
The city council’s locality committees have been labelled “a nonsense” after it emerged they don’t even have the authority to put up new signposts. A call to put up welcome signs in Craiglockhart has been kicked into the long grass after the South West Locality Committee heard fears that backing the campaign could open the floodgates for […]
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Today at Holyrood – Derek Mackay will present his third Scottish Budget

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 08:20
The Finance Secretary Derek Mackay says he will present a strong budget at Holyrood this afternoon to support transformation of essential public services. He says that it will strengthen Scotland’s economy and deliver long term investments to transform public services. This will be Mackay’s third Scottish Budget and he said the government’s spending plans will […]
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SERFYA round-up: Hutchison Vale 14s hold on | Cockenzie’s star wanes

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:30
Three goals in the first half were enough for Hutchison Vale Under-14s as they hung onto a 3-2 victory against Lochend FA to advance to the quarter-finals of the Willie Bauld Memorial Trophy.
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Football – Share of the spoils as City stay top of SPFL 2

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:04
There was to be no change at the top of the Ladbrokes League 2 on Tuesday night as Edinburgh City and Peterhead shared the spoils  in a 1-1 draw in front of over 450 fans who braved the cold at Ainslie Park.  Jason Brown opened for the visitors before Liam Henderson equalised shortly after. City […]
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Schools urged to join Edinburgh Children’s Hospital Charity’s Big Christmas Door Appeal

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:00
CHARITY workers across the Capital are working around the clock in a tireless effort to ensure that no youngster will miss out on the magic of Christmas.
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New mum ‘bleeds to death after getting lost in Edinburgh hospital’

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 06:00
A NEW mum is feared to have bled to death in a hospital stairwell after getting lost on her way back to a ward from seeing her premature baby son.
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Review: Kinky Boots ****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:43
One of the big shows to see in Edinburgh this festive season is Kinky Boots which strode into the Playhouse this week for the start of a three-week stint. With music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony winner Cyndi Lauper and based on the book by Harvey Fierstein and the 2005 film version, Kinky Boots […]
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Concern growing for missing 90-year-old as appeal launched

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 23:16

Concern is growing for a missing pensioner from Edinburgh who has not been seen since Tuesday morning.

Police are appealing for assistance in tracing 90-year-old William Scott who was last seen on the Chesser Loan area at around 8.45am and his current whereabouts are unknown.

Friends and family say it is completely out of character for William not to be in touch for this length of time and are becoming increasingly concerned for his wellbeing.

He is described as arounf 5'1'' with balding with white hair to the back and sides.

He regularly wears glasses and when last seen he was wearing a dark coloured jacket and grey trousers.

Inspector Gill Lundberg from Drylaw Police station says "William has been missing for a number of hours now, this is completely out of character for him and his friends are understandably worried about it.

"If you believe you have seen William or have any information please contact 101."

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Highlights & report: Dons strike late to seal win over Livi

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 22:34
Lewis Ferguson's stoppage-time overhead kick gives Aberdeen a dramatic win over Livingston and moves them back into the top six.
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Scotmid fights Midlothian primary schools takeaway ban

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 21:15
A BAN on new takeaways opening within 400 metres of a primary school is being challenged by Scotmid.
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Death of 15-year-old girl being treated as unexplained

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:20
An investigation is underway after the body of a missing 15-year-old girl was found next to a monument on Calton Hill at 6.30am on Saturday morning. The area has been cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations to take place. The death is currently being treated as unexplained. A Police Scotland spokesman said: “Police in Edinburgh are […]
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Woman injured after being hit by car in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:05
The 50-year-old was taken to hospital after being struck by the vehicle on London Road, Edinburgh.
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Woman banned for 20-months after drink driving conviction

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 19:04
A  51-year-old woman pled guilty to drink driving at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today and was fined £700 and disqualified for 20 months. The incident happened around 9am yesterday morning on the A90 in the Cramond area. Inspector Roger Park from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh said: Whilst I am pleased that Police Officers were able to intervene […]
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Call for council to ban fast food adverts in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:45
The adverts could be banned from council-owned sites in Edinburgh as part of an effort to tackle obesity.
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Witness appeal after attack on train conductor at Edinburgh Gateway

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 18:02
British Transport Police are looking for help to identify a man whom they believe he may be able to assist with their enquiries into an assault of a train conductor which took place at Edinburgh Gateway station. On 2 December at approximately 9.20pm, two men boarded a Kirkcaldy bound service at Edinburgh Haymarket. Shortly after […]
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Scotland's oldest health project in Pilton facing closure

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 12/11/2018 - 17:57
The Pilton Community Health Project could close after being told it would not receive 'core funding'.
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