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Driver charged after biker airlifted to hospital in crash

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 12:07

A driver has been arrested and charged after a motorcyclist was airlifted to hospital following a crash on the A9 in Perthshire.

The road near Aberuthven was closed on Sunday night following the smash between the biker and a silver Vauxhall Insignia at around 8.35pm.

The motorcyclist came off his bike and suffered serious leg injuries. He remains in hospital undergoing medical treatment.

Police confirmed that the 54-year-old male driver of the Insignia was arrested and charged with a number of offences and is due to appear at Perth Sheriff Court on Monday.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Although we have spoken with a number of witnesses already, as part of our ongoing collision investigation enquiries we would still like to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident or what happened immediately beforehand or afterwards.

"If anyone has dashcam footage, this would be particularly useful."

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Police launch ‘Shut Out Scammers’ campaign

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:43
Police Scotland today launches its Shut-Out Scammers campaign, raising awareness of offenders who cold-call people at their homes and scam them out of money. Doorstep criminals may offer to carry out work at a reduced rate, asking you to hand over cash straight away and often in advance of any repairs being carried out. While […]
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Teenage boy stabbed in chest during murder bid outside Aldi

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:30

A teenage boy has been stabbed in the chest during an attempted murder outside an Aldi in Edinburgh.

The 16-year-old was knifed next to the supermarket on Gilmerton Road at around 5.10pm on Sunday. 

He was taken to hospital with serious injuries. 

Police are appealing for witnesses, but are currently following a "positive line of enquiry".

A Police Scotland spokeswoman said: "Police in Edinburgh are investigating following an attempted murder in the Gilmerton area.

"Officers and emergency services were called to a disturbance on Gilmerton Road at around 5.10pm on Sunday.

"A 16-year-old boy suffered serious injuries to his chest and was taken to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service where he remains receiving treatment.

"Inquiries are ongoing and officers are currently following a positive line of enquiry.

"Anyone who may have witnessed the incident and has not yet spoken to officers is asked to contact police."

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Teenager stabbed in murder bid outside Aldi in Edinburgh

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:26
The 16-year-old is being treated in hospital following the attack on Gilmerton Road in Edinburgh.
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Teenager in hospital after attack in Gilmerton

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:01
A police investigation is underway after a teenager was seriously injured during an attack on Gilmerton Road. The incident took place about 17.15 last night. Emergency services cordoned off the area to allow for a forensic examination. The teenager is being treated at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Police said an investigation is ongoing and appealed for […]
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Airport boss raises Brexit and tax concern

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 09:52
Edinburgh Airport's chief executive said the industry is not a comfortable place to be because of taxes and Brexit.
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Hospital staff at Little France site lose annual parking permits

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 07:00
Hundreds of staff at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh have had their annual parking permits revoked - due to a lack of parking space.
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Lothian Shopmobility charity to close after council scrap funding

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 07:00
A CHARITY mobility service that has provided support for up to 50,000 people in West Lothian is being forced to cease operating at the end of the month after the council axed its funding.
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Lothian Thistle look to the future as Tranent impose themselves

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:30
LOTHIAN THISTLE manager Raymond Carr believes his youthful squad will be even better next term now they have gained some valuable first-team experience.
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East of Scotland wrap: Broxburn made to wait for title at as Linlithgow win

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:30
Broxburn travelled to Ormiston with the opportunity of winning the Conference C League should Linlithgow trip up at St Andrews.
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Finn Daniels-Yeoman explains reasons behind Edinburgh Uni’s emphatic win

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:30
Finn Daniels-Yeoman insists the combination of being more clinical in front of goal and limiting their defensive frailties was key behind Edinburgh University’s emphatic 6-0 win over Vale of Leithen at Victoria Park.
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Milo stars in NHS 24 campaign

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 06:09
A young boy from Balerno, is helping NHS 24 remind people to take a few simple steps to look after their health over the Easter holiday weekend. Milo, age 5, is taking a starring role in the Be Health-Wise this Easter campaign in a spring photo featuring advice from the wise Dr Owl and his forest […]
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Want to get trim before the summer? Try before you buy with Edinburgh Leisure

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 00:01
Edinburgh Leisure is offering non-members the opportunity to try out their facilities with a free 7-day pass. The offer runs from Monday, 15 April 2019 and runs until, 30 April 2019. Available exclusively online via the Edinburgh Leisure website, the pass gives customers seven days consecutive free access to gyms, swimming pools (including their saunas […]
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Gilmerton stabbing: eyewitness describes horror as young man ‘fights for life’

Edinburgh Evening News - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 19:40
An eyewitness has spoken of his disbelief at seeing a young man ‘fighting for his life’ after being ‘stabbed’ in Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh Science Festival – round table discussion on climate change

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 19:06
Just before she was presented with The Edinburgh Medal Christina Figueres took part in a roundtable discussion about climate change. This is something she is particularly well-versed in. Miss Figueres was former Executive Secretary at the UN Convention on Climate Change from 2010-16. In that role she drove through the Paris climate change agreement. Those […]
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Man in hospital after daytime ‘stabbing’ outside Aldi in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Evening News - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 19:00
A man has been taken to hospital this evening following reports of a ‘stabbing’ in Edinburgh.
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Scottish Women's Premier League Cup: Hibernian face Glasgow City in final after convincing last-four victories

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 18:26
Holders Hibernian will meet Glasgow City in the Scottish Women's Premier League Cup final on 10 May after both enjoy comfortable last-four wins at Broadwood Stadium.
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Lord of the Rings TV series set to be filmed in Leith

Edinburgh Evening News - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 15:47
The £1billion Lord of the Rings series is set to be filmed at Edinburgh’s new waterfront film studio - if it is ready on time.
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Grand Finals day at The National Hockey Centre

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 10:49
Grand Finals day at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre involved both the men’s and women’s leagues and the matches were to decide a variety of league positions, as well as promotion, relegation and, for the National 1 sides, European qualification. With three Edinburgh, one Dundee and one Fife side in contention, East Scotland interest was […]
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Country home available in Fife

The Edinburgh Reporter - Sun, 04/14/2019 - 09:35
A COUNTRY HOME WITH MORE AT GAIRNEYBANK, KINROSS Final two webster homes properties offer a bespoke element & separate apartments above triple garage    Built to buyers specifications, webster homes, the new name in luxury housebuilding in Scotland, has only two luxury detached homes left to sell, at its Gairneybank, Kinross development, priced from £465,000. […]
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