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Council officers blamed for proposed £3m economic development cuts

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:27
The politician second in command for the capital’s economy strategy has distanced herself from proposed £3m of cuts which she claims will “set this city back enormously”. Labour Housing and Economy Vice-Convener, Cllr Lezley Marion Cameron, has pointed the finger at the unelected officers and her SNP coalition partners. She blames them for proposals to […]
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Musselburgh course wants extra fixture after equine flu shut-down

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:07
Musselburgh racecourse wants to stage an extra fixture to compensate Scottish trainers for the loss of Cheltenham prep races.
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Diageo lodges plans for Frasers building

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 21:03
Diageo has big plans for the building at the end of Princes Street that you will know as Frasers or Binns depending on your maturity. And one of those is to restore the famous Binns clock on the corner which was always such a popular place to meet. With the promise of 160 to 180 […]
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Edinburgh RAF veteran to trek across Sahara Desert in aid of Help for Heroes

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 20:14
AN air force veteran is set to take on a grueling trek across one of the harshest environments on Earth in a bid to raise money for former military personnel.
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Get on down for some surf rock at Leith Depot this Friday

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 20:01
Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to try something different? Have you achieved it yet? Then look no further than Leith Depot on Friday 15 February 2019 – for the bargain entry fee of just £4.00 you will get four of the finest surf rock bands that Britain has to offer.  In their first […]
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‘He was a fantastic guy’ - Tributes as construction worker dies after fall from historic Edinburgh mansion

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:31
A CONSTRUCTION worker has died after a fall from the roof of a historic mansion in Muirhouse.
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Senior Edinburgh councillor voices fears over proposed £3 million cuts

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:18
The politician who is second in command for the Capital’s economy strategy has distanced herself from proposed £3 million of cuts which she claims will “set this city back enormously”.
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Holidays to the Lake District with a bit extra

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:12
LAKE DISTRICT HOLIDAY PARK SEEKS MORE PARK OPPORTUNITIES AS BUYING FOR INVESTMENT TREND CONTINUES APACE As the trend for holiday home ownership as an investment opportunity continues, a privately owned Lake District park is predicting its best ever year, and is actively seeking to buy more parks all over the North West. Jimmy Stewart has […]
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Social enterprise creates IT roles for autistic adults at new Edinburgh base

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 19:05
A UNIQUE social enterprise helping to create roles in the tech sector for those on the autism spectrum has launched a new base in the Capital.
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Musselburgh OAP day centre hit by thieves will receive National Lottery boost

Edinburgh Evening News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:44
A Musselburgh centre for the elderly which was targeted by heartless crooks just before Christmas, is to receive a major cash injection.
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East Lothian council tax payers face 4.79% rise

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:20
The minority Labour administration sees its 2019/20 budget passed with the help of Conservative votes.
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Free beer on Valentine’s Day – for dogs…

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:08
BrewDog have a special two-pack of their flagship Punk IPA and a bottle of Subwoofer IPA on offer as a gift pack this Valentine’s Day for you and your puppy. Released in November last year, Subwoofer IPA is an alcohol-free, hop-free, non-carbonated beer, containing canine-friendly B vitamins and probiotics beneficial for dogs. Packed with citrus […]
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Music tuition saved as Midlothian council hikes tax nearly 5%

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 18:03
Councillors in Midlothian reject plans to cut music tuition and agree to raise council tax by almost 5%.
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BBC Nine team revealed

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:54
The fifteen journalists who will be the face of the new national and international news programme on BBC Scotland have been revealed. Led by Rebecca Curran and Martin Geissler along with Chief News Correspondent James Cook who returns from North America the new programme is known as the Nine and will begin on Sunday 24 […]
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Widower awarded damages after wife killed by bus at work

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 17:40

A man whose wife was killed after being hit by a bus while at work has been awarded damages following a civil court action.

Rachel Cassells, 50, died after being struck in the car park of Trossachs Woollen Mill in Kilmahog, near Callander, in April 2015.

Mrs Cassell's husband, Douglas, took coach firm Allan's Group and his wife's employers Edinburgh Woollen Mill to court over the death.

It is understood a six-figure sum was awarded in damages.

'The loss of my wife is something I've struggled with every day since the incident and it's something that will affect me for the rest of my life' Douglas Cassells

Mr Cassells paid tribute to his wife following the court ruling, which was published on Tuesday.

He said: "The loss of my wife is something I've struggled with every day since the incident and it's something that will affect me for the rest of my life.

"The court process has helped me heal a little in terms of bringing about some answers.

"But nothing will change the fact that Rachel is not here, nor can anything or anyone replace her.

"She had a bubbly personality and her own special way of making people smile and as well as being a vibrant loving wife, she was also a devoted daughter and spent a lot of time helping her parents and putting their needs before her own - a great example of her generous nature.

"Rachel was a very loving and caring person and the tragedy on that day impacted not just myself but her parents and everyone that knew her.

"It still upsets me to this day and I love her very, very much."

Mrs Cassells was working as a general catering assistant for Trossachs Woollen Mill at the time of the tragedy.

The Court of Session in Edinburgh was told she was struck by the single-decker bus, which was carrying tourists, as driver Brian Alexander attempted to park.

In her written judgment, Lady Carmichael said: "I found it established on the balance of probabilities that Mrs Cassells was upright when the bus started moving, and that had Mr Alexander been exercising reasonable care he would have seen her and been able to avoid the accident.

"I found that the second defenders knew of, permitted, and, to some extent at least, encouraged Mrs Cassells' practice of greeting buses in the car park."

Lady Carmichael stated that Mrs Cassells' employers "failed to take reasonable care for her safety" and that "their failure was a material cause of the accident".

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Teenagers believed to be behind series of shop break-ins

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:35

Three teenagers are believed to be behind a series of break-ins at a convenience store in Fife.

Alcohol, e-cigarette products and confectionery, collectively worth a three-figure sum, were stolen during the four raids at RS McColl in Woodmill Road, Dunfermline.

The thefts took place between 1.20am and 2.10am on December 22, 2018 and on January 14 and 25, and February 11.

Three male youths, aged around 16-years-old and wearing backpacks, were seen leaving the scene of the first break-in.

Detective sergeant Christopher Dow said: "Our enquiries so far have established that it is highly likely that the same three youths are responsible for all four break-ins.

"As part of the investigation, we are urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area, or who has information which could be relevant, to get in touch as soon as possible.

"We are committed to helping to keep business premises safe and will continue to work closely with staff. There have been, and will continue to be, additional high visibility patrols in this area."

If you have any information which may help the investigation, please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Description of the suspects
  • The first male was wearing a grey hooded top, a dark bomber jacket, black Adidas tracksuit bottoms with white stripes, and dark trainers.
  • The second male was wearing a navy blue parka jacket with a fur-lined hood, black jogging bottoms and dark-coloured trainers.
  • The third male was wearing a distinctive hooded jacket with a red lining and had dark hair with a long fringe.
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Hibernian's Johnson given two-game ban after unsuccessful appeal

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 16:03
Hibernian defender Darnell Johnson is banned for two matches for his challenge on Celtic's Emilio Izaguirre.
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Workman dies falling from roof of 19th century mansion

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:16

A worker has died after falling from the roof of a 19th century mansion.

The incident happened at Muirhouse Mansion on Marine Drive in Edinburgh at 11am on Tuesday.

Paramedics tried to save the man, who was working at the property, before he later died.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in Edinburgh, along with other emergency services, responded to an address in Marine Drive at around 11.10am on Tuesday, following a report that a man had fallen from a roof.

"The man was treated by the Scottish Ambulance Service, but was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.

"Enquiries into this incident are ongoing and liaison will be made with the Health and Safety Executive."

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Construction worker dies after Edinburgh roof fall

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 15:07
It is believed the man fell from the historic Muirhouse Mansion on Marine Drive in Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh-based firm develops software for oil and gas industry

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 13:23
An Edinburgh-based geologist has developed an innovative cloud platform. Jamie Birse-Steward says it will replace what he called “outdated IT systems” used by companies in the oil and gas industries. His platform is designed to cut costs and increase productivity.And the 33-year-old founder of Aeon Geoscience Systems has been working on his software for more […]
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