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At the Usher Hall – the Symphony Orchestra of India

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:28
One of the world’s newest and most exciting orchestras will appear at Edinburgh’s iconic Usher Hall in February. Founded in 2006, the Symphony Orchestra of India brings together exceptional players from across the Subcontinent – a region with its own vibrant traditions of classical music – together with superb international musicians. Based in Mumbai, it is India’s very […]
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Universities lower entry bar for deprived-area students

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 14:27
The exam results needed for a place on some university courses may be relaxed.
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Edinburgh lottery winner Jane Park inundated with disturbing Valentine's Day messages

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:06
Edinburgh-born EuroMillions winner Jane Park has been inundated with Valentine's Day messages, after she announced online that she hoped to receive at least a few romantic letters and cards.
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Scotland to hold student space event for first time

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:17
The national student conference will hear about spaceports, planetary science and dark matter.
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Call for louder tram horns after pedestrian's death in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:13
Rail investigators issue safety advice after the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a tram in Edinburgh.
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Maternity and neonatal services to be 'transformed'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:10
The new measures will ensure expectant mothers get more support and premature babies are given specialised care.
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Drunk dad fined £500 for abusing transgender woman in Leith street

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:02
A drunken dad who shouted abuse at a transgender woman has been ordered to pay his victim compensation.
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Pro14: Edinburgh v Dragons (Fri)

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 12:00
Preview and team news of Friday's Pro14 game between Edinburgh and Dragons at Murrayfield.
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E-fit released following serious assault

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:52
Police have released an e-fit of a man they are looking to trace as part of their investigation into a serious assault which took place at a flat in Millhill Wynd Musselburgh shortly before 8.30pm on Saturday 9th February. The man shown in the e-fit is described as white, aged around 25 years old, with grey […]
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Noel Gallagher announces intimate Scottish concert

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 10:49

Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher has announced an intimate High Flying Birds concert in Edinburgh.

The Don't Look Back In Anger singer will play at the Edinburgh Playhouse on May 7 - the opening night of a four-venue UK tour.

New material, which is currently being recorded by the band, could get an airing at the all-seated shows.

The 51-year-old singer and songwriter, who shot to fame with his brother Liam with top-selling albums Definitely Maybe and What's The Story Morning Glory in the 1990s, is currently working on their fourth album.

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Their latest release Who Built The Moon topped the UK album charts in 2017 and was Gallagher's tenth number one album.

Oasis split up in 2009 after a serious of high-profile rows between the brothers.

Noel will also play gigs in Cymru, London and Hull on the mini-tour, that will also have an appearance from Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes as a special guest.

Tickets will go on on sale from 10am on Monday.

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It’s Heckingbottom and Stockdale

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:40
Hibs have appointed Paul Heckingbottom as Head Coach on a three-and-a-half year with former Scotland international Robbie Stockdale as his assistant. The Yorkshireman told Hibernian Media “It’s an honour to be named Head Coach of Hibernian Football Club – a club with a rich history and commitment to playing attacking football. “There is so much […]
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Edinburgh mum with MS hopes to raise £50,000 for Mexico treatment to ‘get life back’

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 07:00
A Longstone mum with MS is hoping to raise £50,000 to go to Mexico for treatment so she can ‘get her life back’.
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The hairdressing salon for people with cancer

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 00:27
The Feel Good Project in Grangemouth provides support and a bit of TLC for people with cancer.
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Hibernian: Paul Heckingbottom appointed as head coach

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 21:22
Former Barnsley and Leeds United manager Paul Heckingbottom takes over as the new head coach at Hibernian.
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Edinburgh health chiefs to ‘set aside’ £2 million for social care push

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:07
The Capital’s health and social care partnership will “set aside” £2m from its reserves in order to push ahead with a transformational plan that will include “community-based crisis management”.
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Edinburgh tenants left with ‘wires hanging from walls’ after bust firm leaves repairs unfinished

Edinburgh Evening News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:02
Dozens of council tenants in the Capital have been left with unfinished repair work outstanding after a firm went into administration.
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Buzz Bingo is declared ‘open’ in Wester Hailes

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 18:34
Long-standing bingo player, member of Buzz Bingo and local resident, Isabella McCreadie, was afforded the honour of cutting the ribbon at Westside Plaza to officially declare the new club open. All customers playing at the newly branded Buzz Bingo on Saturday evening were in with a chance of winning a £500 mega prize draw. The […]
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Appeal to trace missing man

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:33
Police are appealing for help to trace missing man James Cornforth, 36, who was last seen leaving the cinema at the Ocean Terminal shopping centre in Leith, Edinburgh, shortly after 3pm on Tuesday, February 5. Mr Cornforth is believed to have gone to an address in the Waterfront Avenue area then Tesco Express store on Queensferry […]
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The Big Declutter during Pass It On Week

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:33
Edinburgh Zoo is encouraging local authorities, businesses and organisations to get involved in The Big Declutter. This is part of Zero Waste Scotland’s Pass It on Week between 9 – 17 March 2019 which hopes to show that decluttering is more than just a clear out it is a way of passing your unwanted items […]
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The Scottish Blues Weekend launches in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 17:16
Edinburgh Jazz and Blues Festival have launched a new annual Winter Blues festival. Fans will now be able to enjoy events dedicated to the best of the Scottish Blues scene this month across multiple events. Organisers plan to ask a leading blues musician to select a programme each year. This year, the task was given […]
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