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Barry Bryson of Cater Edinburgh has right ingredients for embassy showcase

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 05:36
An Edinburgh chef is representing Scotland in a series of mouth-watering events hosted by a British embassy in South America.
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Almost 30 people arrested after climate change protest

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 22:13

Almost 30 people have been arrested after a climate change protest in Edinburgh.

Supporters of Extinction Rebellion Scotland blocked the city's North Bridge, bringing areas to a standstill during the campaign to raise awareness about climate change.

Around 150 protesters turned out to the demonstration on Tuesday, resulting in 29 of them being arrested in connection with a breach of the peace.

The demonstration was part of a week of action planned around the world to raise awareness of climate change and encourage governments to act now.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "The protest by the Extinction Rebellion Group at the North Bridge area of Edinburgh came to an end at around 8.30pm this evening.

"29 people were arrested for breach of the peace. 17 of these were men and 12 were women."

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Extincion Rebellion close North Bridge in Edinburgh with protest

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 18:40
The climate change campaigners Extinction Rebellion protested today at 3.00pm as they had advised they would. Suddenly protesters unfurled a long banner across North Bridge at the junction with the Royal Mile. They then allowed the traffic already on the bridge to pass and then closed off the road at both junctions south and north. […]
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Jeremy’s Sadie competing for Holyrood Dog of the Year…

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 18:01
On Monday 29th April 2019 Jeremy Balfour, the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party MSP for Lothian, and his eight-month-old Cavalier King Charles/Miniature Poodle cross, Sadie, will compete with other politicians and their pooches to win the coveted title of ‘Holyrood Dog of the Year’. Dogs of all shapes and sizes, regardless of breed, creed or […]
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Edinburgh Science Festival – it’s all about the women

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:22
The RSE (Royal Society of Edinburgh), Scotland’s National Academy unveiled a new free photography exhibition at its offices on George Street in Edinburgh, celebrating some of Scotland’s leading female scientists, all of whom are RSE Fellows. The women featured were asked to bring along an item that represents their inspiration to become a scientist or […]
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Climate change protesters block Edinburgh city centre

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 17:11

Around 150 climate change protesters have blocked one of the main roads into Edinburgh's city centre.

Supporters of Extinction Rebellion Scotland are campaigning on North Bridge as part of the International Rebellion, which has taken place in a number of cities.

The demonstration is part of a week of action planned around the world to raise awareness of climate change and encourage governments to act now.

Groups of cyclists gathered at 2pm on North Bridge from Fountain Park Canal Basin, John Hope Gateway, Middle Meadow Walk and Duncan Place Leith Links.

The entire bridge was blocked by the protesters who were joined by dozens of cyclists that gathered in the city centre, causing travel disruption and long tailbacks on either side of the train station.

Setting out their demands, the group called for the Scottish Government to "tell the truth about the climate and ecological crisis and reverse any inconsistent policies", commit to reducing net carbon commissions to zero by 2025 and form a citizens' assembly to create policies.

Organisers said they intended to occupy the bridge until 9pm with their peaceful demonstration.

Bus services Citylink and Lothian Busses have re-routed its services due to the demonstration.

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Teenager struck by police van responding to disorder in Liberton

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:36
A teenage boy was hit by a police van as officers responded to reports of vandalism and disorder in Moredunvale Park, Liberton, at 6.30pm last night.  Officers attended and a 16-year-old boy was struck by a police van as he fled from the scene. The youth who was not injured was later arrested for an […]
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Leading Scottish Scientists Celebrated with Major RSE Exhibition

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:26
The Royal Society of Edinburgh – Scotland’s National Academy – unveiled a new free photography exhibition at its offices on George Street in Edinburgh, celebrating some of Scotland’s leading female scientists, all of whom are RSE Fellows. The women featured were asked to bring along an item that represents their inspiration to become a scientist […]
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Boy hit by police car in Edinburgh youth brawl arrested

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 16:12
The 16-year-old, who police say did not need medical treatment, was arrested for an alleged breach of the peace.
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Extinction Rebellion climate change protest blocks Edinburgh road

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:59
Traffic has been halted on Edinburgh's busy North Bridge by the Extinction Rebellion Scotland protest.
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Man jailed for raping girl and abusing her in hospital

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 15:13
Andrew Temple from Midlothian was convicted of seven sex crimes against three children between 1996 and 2004.
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Teenage boy hit by police van during 'disorder' at park

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 14:38

A teenage boy was hit by a police van as officers were called to deal with a gang of youngsters at a park in Edinburgh.

Police responded to reports of vandalism and disorder after 30 people gathered in Moredunvale Park, Liberton, at 6.30pm on Monday. 

A 16-year-old boy was struck by a police van as he fled from officers.

He was later arrested for an alleged breach of the peace and an outstanding warrant.

Superintendent Mandy Paterson said: "From around 6.30pm on Monday, officers in the south east received numerous calls relating to youth disorder and antisocial behaviour within the Moredunvale Park area.

"Police were quickly dispatched and on arrival, the youths made off. 

"Whilst in attendance, a 16-year-old male youth was arrested for a breach of the peace and outstanding warrant.

"We have confirmed this person collided with a police vehicle immediately prior to his arrest. He did not require medical attention as a result of this."

The incident is now being investigated by the Police Scotland Professional Standards Unit.

"The full circumstances of this collision are being investigated and the Police Scotland Professional Standards Unit have been informed," the superintendent added.

"Inquiries to identify those involved in the disturbance are continuing and I would like to thank all members of the local community who have supported us with information.

"Local officers are pro-actively identifying and visiting those involved last night with a view to preventing any repetition and would seek the support of local parents or guardians in ensuring knowledge of the whereabouts and activities of their children.

"We are committed to tackling antisocial behaviour and disorder across the city."

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Easter Egg Hunt fun for all the family in Edinburgh and Lothians

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:47
EASTER fun comes to four National Trust for Scotland attractions this weekend promising fun for all the family.
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Bristol – a quick flick by easyJet from Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 13:22
The name Black Boy Hill is a hint to Bristol’s involvement in the slave trade which peaked between 1730 and 1745. There is a poignant plaque to the countless African men, women and children whose enslavement and exploitation brought prosperity to the city. So did the export of coal, lead, and animal hides and imports […]
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Police urge motor cyclists to ride safely

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:47
Police are urging motorcyclists to ride safely as bikers prepare to get back on the road for the summer season. As the nights are getting longer, many recreational bikers will be taking their machines out of storage and getting back on the road, possibly for the first time in several months. The Police Scotland Motorcycle […]
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Oli Shaw hopes to feature in Hibs last five games of season

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 12:40
Oli Shaw played the full 90 minutes in yesterday’s 2-0 win over Dundee United at the club’s Training Centre, scoring the vital second goal from an indirect free-kick in the 82nd minute and he is hoping that his performance coupled with the goal is enough to keep him in Paul Heckingbottom’s plans for the final […]
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Child rapist who molested young girl in hospital jailed

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:15

A child rapist repeatedly sexually abused a girl including molesting her in a hospital.

Andrew Temple, from Loanhead in Midlothian, was jailed for eight years for sexually assaulting the victim from the age of eight.

The 53-year-old was convicted of seven offences, including two charges of rape and three of indecent behaviour towards the girl as well as two further offences of indecency against boys who were between six and seven.

Temple's offending against the girl began in 1996 and took place at addresses in Easthouses and Dalkeith, in Midlothian, and in Fort William, including at the Highland town's Belford Hospital.

One of the victims, a woman, handed a letter to officers in which she detailed some of the abuse that she suffered at the hands of Temple.

She wrote: "He started touching me, getting me to do things to him and having full sex with him."

The woman said she remembered Temple offering her cider and she drank glass after glass until she was feeling "funny and sick".

A judge told Temple he had taken advantage of young children for his own sexual gratification.

Judge Robert Weir QC said the offences of which Temple was convicted, particularly those against the girl, were "plainly very serious".

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Bus staff to be balloted over strike action

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 11:10
Unite the union said it would formally ballot its Lothian Buses members for industrial action in May.
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Parking permits for visitors and tradesmen in parts of Edinburgh set to soar

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 10:05
PERMITS used by visitors and tradesmen in parking zones outside the city centre are to more than double in price from next week.
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Edinburgh taxi boss warns rail chiefs against pick-up charges at revamped Waverley

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:30
A TAXI boss has warned rail chiefs against trying to charge cabs for picking up passengers at the revamped Waverley 
station.
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