Local News

Council streamlines committee system

City of Edinburgh Council - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:59
Elected members today (Thursday, 22 June) agreed the restructure of the City of Edinburgh Council’s committee system.
Categories: Local News

New Town house sells for record price

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 12:20
Solicitor-estate agency, Coulters say they have sold a 6-bedroom town house in Edinburgh’s New Town for a record price of £1m. 10 Claremont Crescent, a recently refurbished Georgian property, is the first property on that street, to reach a six-figure sum. Coulters, which has two offices in the Scottish capital and is set to open a […]
Categories: Local News

Royal Highland Show 2017 – Gove called upon to ‘answer Brexit pledges’

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:46
Michael Gove, the UK Environment and Rural Affairs Secretary is visiting the Royal Highland Show today. He was a leading member of the Leave Campaign last year and has just been appointed to the cabinet following the 2017 General Election. It does not seem clear as yet what powers might be devolved to Scotland after […]
Categories: Local News

Police at hospital after man 'acting suspiciously"

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:43
Police are called to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary - but reports that the man had a gun are denied.
Categories: Local News

Opening gala

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:43
The Edinburgh International Film Festival 2017 got underway on Wednesday evening.
Categories: Local News

Royal Highland Show 2017 : How to get there

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:33
Getting to the Highland Show has been made simple with thanks to Lothian buses. By simply heading to one of their designated stops you can hop on a 98 or 97 service and arrive directly outside the Show within approximately 25 minutes, even during rush hour. As well as buses the tram is now another […]
Categories: Local News

'Suspicious man' sighting at hospital alerts police

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 11:25

Police have carried out a search of a hospital in Edinburgh after reports of a man behaving suspiciously in the building.

Officers were called to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary shortly after 9am on Thursday.

A search of the hospital was carried out alongside NHS security teams but the man was not found.

Police Scotland said the situation was not being treated as a firearms incident.

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Officers attended the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary at 9.06am today, Thursday June 22, after staff became suspicious about a man seen in the hospital.

"Officers attended and made a search of the hospital along with NHS security.

"The man was not traced and further inquiries are being carried out to establish his reason for being at the hospital."

Jim Crombie, deputy chief executive of NHS Lothian said: "This morning police investigated reports of a suspicious individual at the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh.

"Normal security protocols were followed, however there was no formal evacuation. 

"A search of the hospital has been completed, the hospital is operating as normal and outpatients are being advised to attend their appointments as planned."

Categories: Local News

CMA clears Standard Life-Aberdeen Asset Management merger

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 10:37
The decision by the Competition and Markets Authority paves the way for the deal's completion in August.
Categories: Local News

History teacher struck off for being drunk

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:45
A TEACHER who turned up for work drunk and allegedly stashed booze in a school outbuilding has been struck off.
Categories: Local News

City scientist awarded £1.5m to aid cancer research

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:39
A SCIENTIST is set to receive more than £1.5 million from Cancer Research UK to support her research into improving how bowel cancer is diagnosed in Scotland.
Categories: Local News

The Vittoria Group to sponsor Lewis Stevenson’s testimonial match

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 09:24
The Vittoria Group will sponsor the upcoming testimonial match between Hibernian and Sunderland on Sunday 9 July. The popular Italian family restaurants will also provide the catering for hospitality guests at Easter Road, with new club partner Eden Mill also providing a gift to all guests. An Edinburgh institution, The Vittoria Group dates back to […]
Categories: Local News

EIFF – God’s Own Country (2017) 104 mins ****

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 06/22/2017 - 00:07
Billed as the UK’s version of Brokeback Mountain, God’s Own Country is certainly about a love affair between two men on a farm.  But it is softer, more thoughtful and more romantic somehow than its US forerunner.  The farm work is often brutal, physically challenging and carried out in all weathers during an English winter […]
Categories: Local News

EIFF – Maya Dardel (2016) 104 mins ***

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 23:28
Maya Dardel, a poet and novelist of a certain age, living in seclusion in the Californian mountains, decides she that she is no longer able to write the literature and poetry which made her famous so she will kill herself.  She advertises for a young male poet who will inherit her home, land, all of […]
Categories: Local News

Police conduct 'drug searches' close to luxury hotel

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 21:13

Police wearing protective vests are conducting "drug searches" near a luxury hotel in Edinburgh.

Specialist officers were spotted by passers-by on Wednesday evening in the streets around the Malmaison hotel on Tower Place, Leith.

A police spokeswoman confirmed the officers were engaged in a drugs search, but would not clarify further.

She said the protective vests were being worn as a precautionary measure and there was no risk to members of the public.

Categories: Local News

EIFF – Newton (2017) 104 mins ***

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:52
Newton (Rajkummar Raol) is a precise, pernickety young clerk in this Hindi-language film from second-time director Amit V Masurkar.  His principles will not allow the eponymous hero to be married to an underage friend of the family (with whom to be fair he has nothing in common).  Similarly his scruples get him into hot water […]
Categories: Local News

Man jailed for throwing petrol bomb at Central Mosque

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 19:17
A man who attempted to set fire to a mosque has today been sentenced to three years and nine months in prison. Thomas Conington, aged 29, attempted to set fire to the Central Mosque in Edinburgh in the early hours of Sunday, September 18. He threw a lit petrol bomb over the gates of the […]
Categories: Local News

Workers evacuated after chemical leak at industrial estate

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 17:05

Workers have been evacuated from an industrial estate after a hazardous chemical leak.

The incident happened at Newbridge Industrial Estate, Edinburgh, just after 2.30pm on Wednesday.

A unit within the industrial estate has been evacuated and an exclusion zone has been formed due to the alert involving a cylinder.

Several roads in the area have been closed and fire crews are currently at the scene.

A fire spokesman said: "The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is currently in attendance at an incident involving hazardous material at Newbridge Industrial Estate.

"Two fire appliances were mobilised to industrial premises after a call came in at 2.33pm on Wednesday.

"Firefighters are using a powerful water jet to cool a cylinder that had leaked.

"The premises has been evacuated as a precaution."

https://twitter.com/trafficscotland/status/877550944208269313 | twitter
Categories: Local News

Mechanical marvels move into the Museum

City of Edinburgh Council - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:40
Forty special clockwork characters have been ticking, springing and racing their way to Edinburgh’s Museum of Childhood.
Categories: Local News

Museum of Childhood’s Summer Exhibition – It’s Alive!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:28
Mechanical Marvels are moving in to The Museum of Childhood Edinburgh City Council’s Museum of Childhood plays host this summer to 40 special clockwork characters in a free exhibition from the House of Automata. Opening on 22 June, this unique collection of mechanical marvels will include an amazing magician in faded silks, who keeps us […]
Categories: Local News

Five more Edinburgh schools found with building defects

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:08
One site in Edinburgh has been repaired but four others will require remedial work over the summer.
Categories: Local News