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Animal charity thanks Pets at Home for generous donations

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:13
The Scottish SPCA have thanked Pets at Home Livingston and Pets at Home Dunfermline for donating £500 each for Scotland’s abused, abandoned and injured animals. Scotland’s animal welfare charity was nominated by both stores to be their Summer Fundraising Drive partner. Edinburgh Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre Manager Diane Aitchison said, “We’re delighted to receive this generous […]
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Malmaison has the sweetest thing for you during Chocolate Week

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 15:11
Malmaison has introduced a chocolate cocktail to celebrate Chocolate Week which runs from 15-21 October 2018. From Chocolate With Love is a chocolate lover’s heaven, as Absolut Vanilla is mixed with Crème de Cacao, Chocolate Bitters, Chocolate Milk and, to finish, grated chocolate. The limited-edition cocktail will be available at Malmaison throughout Chocolate Week for […]
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Martin Boyle ‘honoured’ to be part of Socceroos squad

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 14:32
Hibs’ winger Martin Boyle has been welcomed in by his international team-mates during the Australian national team’s training camp in the United Arab Emirates and described it as an honour to be part of the group. It’s been an amazing journey for the 25-year-old who only five years ago was loaned from Dundee, then of the […]
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Your pictures

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:46
A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 5 - 12 October.
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Cats died from anti-freeze poisoning in Livingston

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 13:42
Two pets were found dead days apart on the same street in Livingston.
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Driver sentenced for killing Kirkcaldy cyclist

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:44
The 56-year-old was overtaking when it was unsafe to do so and hit a father-of-two on his bike in Fife.
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European Rugby Champions Cup: Montpellier v Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 12:42
Team news as Montpellier host Edinburgh in Saturday's European Rugby Champions Cup fixture at Altrad Stadium (15:15 BST).
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Scots escort on register after sex with 14-year-old boy

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:56

A Scottish escort convicted of having sex with a 14-year-old boy in a Florida hotel room has been ordered to sign the sex offenders register for seven years.

Sarah McGill, 28, was convicted in June of sexual activity with a male child at the Courtyard Marriott in Orlando, after he paid her for sex.

McGill, originally from Selkirkshire and owner of a hypnotherapy centre in Edinburgh, had been travelling across the country when the youth found her details on her online escort page.

She was spared jail in the US and was instead given a probation order.

McGill returned to the UK earlier this week.

On Friday, Detective Constable Natalie Allgood of the Met's Jigsaw unit, which monitors sex offenders, applied for McGill to be made subject to notification requirements.

She told Uxbridge Magistrates Court: "(The defendant) was convicted of a relevant offence in a country outside the UK."

McGill was not required to attend the brief hearing.

Magistrate Lyn Green made her the subject of notification requirements for seven years commencing June 18 this year - the date of her conviction.

McGill, currently of no fixed abode, must notify police of her address and other addresses where she stays regularly, and also if she is living with anyone under the age of 18.

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North West Locality Committee meetings

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 11:16
The council now devolves some decisions to the locality committees which meet regularly. We have listed below the dates for the North West Locality Committee. These typically meet in the evenings at the City Chambers. Any member of the public may attend any meeting of the council or its committees or sub-committees unless there is […]
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Pensioner recognises mum in charity shop camera photos

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:54

A stunned pensioner has been reunited with pictures of his mum dating back as far as the 1950s - after they were discovered in a camera bought in a charity shop.

Photographer Graeme Webb launched a public appeal in a bid to find the rightful owner of a Kodak Portrait Brownie camera he bought for £25.

And in a heartwarming reunion, Graeme, 40, has returned the pictures to dad-of-five Tam Watson who saw the photographs in the news and recognised his mum Sally.

Graeme, from Hawick, Scottish Borders, who developed the old images, said he is delighted he was able to reunite them with retired printer Tam, 73, from Edinburgh.

He visited Tam at his home on Thursday to hand over the sentimental picture of his mum.

Graeme said: "It was so lovely to meet Tam especially knowing that I was giving him something so special.

"I was delighted to hand over the picture to him rather than him looking at it on a newspaper.

"It was really funny because he's never seen a picture of his mum dressed up like that.

"She looks really young. It was just lovely to put a smile on his face, it made me feel special to be part of it."

Graeme received numerous messages through social media about where the photos may have been taken.

But it was Tam who recognised the woman in the pictures as his mum Sally Watson, born in 1911.

Tam said: "I opened a newspaper on Tuesday morning and saw my mum in the paper.

"At first I didn't want to believe it, I had to pinch myself to make sure what I was seeing was real.

"I was then in contact with my children and the rest of the family and we all confirmed it was actually mum in the paper.

"My mum passed away in 1998. She was an amazing woman who was really tidy.

"But I am still wondering who the other people in the pictures could be.

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"What I do recognise is Mrs Cooper, my mum's friend, is in the pictures.

"I think Mrs Cooper's daughter could still be alive.

"Mrs Cooper's husband was friends with my dad that's why we all started to know each other.

"Although I can recognise some of the people, I have no idea where the picture was taken or what the occasion was.

"I bet at that time I was probably either working or still at school."

The camera - now in Graeme's expansive collection - was first produced in the late 1930s and was sold well into the 1970s.

The film he discovered inside was produced between 1956 and 1970.

The camera was handed into the charity shop on September 15, as noted on its price tag, but the details of who gifted it are not known.

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Volunteer with Poppyscotland – they need help next month

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:40
Poppyscotland the charity which provides support to members of the Armed Forces community is looking for some help with their fifth Edinburgh Poppy Day next month. They need people either as individuals or in groups to give up some time to collect money for the charity. The Poppy Day will take place on 1 November […]
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Appeal after two cats die from anti-freeze poisoning in Livingston

The Edinburgh Reporter - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 10:20
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after two cats died from anti-freeze poisonings on Huron Avenue in Livingston. Scotland’s animal welfare charity was alerted at the beginning of the month after the felines owners became concerned that they may have been poisoned. Scottish SPCA Inspector Jennifer Surgeon said, “After being made aware of a […]
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Storm Callum: Your hour by hour forecast for Edinburgh and the Lothians

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:20
A video from the Met Office has shown the impact that Storm Callum will have on the UK as a whole and when it will head east.
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City Bypass and M8 cleared after lorry sheds its load at Hermiston Gait

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:01
Police have cleared an earlier incident on the City Bypass after a lorry shed its load at the Hermiston Gait roundabout.
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Belgian TV company keen to track down mystery Edinburgh couple

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:42
A Belgian television production company are hoping to track down an Edinburgh couple so that they can be reunited with two long-lost friends.
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Kayne Paterson wants Tranent to keep producing cup shocks

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:30
Free-scoring Tranent forward Kayne Paterson believes the Belters can maintain their cup-specialist tag by getting their hands on more silverware in their first season as an East of Scotland club.
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Newtongrange Star players keen to pass Strollers Cup test

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:30
Newtongrange Star defender Dale O’Hara reckons tomorrow’s South Region Challenge Cup third-round clash against Civil Service Strollers at New Victoria Park presents them with an ideal opportunity to prove they are more than capable of beating a team from a higher division.
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Comiston Farmhouse to be protected after being saved from demolition

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:00
A farmhouse saved from demolition by campaigners will be protected when the site is finally sold on to developers.
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Edinburgh restaurateur ‘saddened’ by loss of popular bistro

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:00
An EDINBURGH restaurateur who has been forced to sell off his popular bistro has warned of a coming ‘bloodbath’ in the Capital catering industry.
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Maison Bleue duo recall escape from Algiers on restaurant’s 20th anniversary

Edinburgh Evening News - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 06:00
Restaurateurs Dean and Layla Gassabi are feeling anything but blue right now.
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