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Hearts Scottish Cup Tie to be Shown Live on BBC Scotland

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 20:26
Hearts William Hill Scottish Cup fourth round tie against Premiership rivals Livingston – due to be played on 19th January at Tynecastle Park – has been rescheduled for live television coverage. It will now be played on Sunday 20th January 2019 with a 2.30pm kick-off. The tie will be shown on BBC Scotland. Hearts will […]
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Man charged with drug driving in High Valleyfield

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 17:04
It followed a crash, involving a Citroen car and an HGV, on the A985 near High Valleyfield in Fife.
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Network Rail on track to spread festive cheer

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:59
Coffee and bacon rolls will be pulling into platform two at Edinburgh Waverley on Tuesday in order to spread Christmas cheer among passengers.
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Surge in number of Scots women becoming their own boss

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:55

By Holly Jones

More women than ever before in Scotland are becoming their own boss - and Edinburgh has the most, according to a new study.

The Federation of Small Businesses says there are now 95,000 self-employed women in Scotland.

Nearly 10,000 women work for themselves in the capital, more than any other local authority area in the country.

Melissa McConnell left her job to launch her own business after finding it difficult to juggle her family life with the nine-to-five grind.

Melissa now hires space at Tribe Porty, which helps women get their businesses off the ground.

She said: "I had a typically corporate career but about four years after my kids were born I found it very difficult.

"I never imagined in my wildest dreams that I'd be an entrepreneur, in my mind that was not something I was set out to be.

"You need an idea, you need support around you, but if you're willing to take that risk and go for it then anything is possible."

The figures were revealed by the FSB ahead of an address by Scottish small business owners by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.

'These figures illustrate that self-employed women are making a huge contribution to local economies and communities across the country' Nicola Sturgeon

She said: "These figures illustrate that self-employed women are making a huge contribution to local economies and communities across the country.

"But I also know that being your own boss isn't easy."

In the capital, Tribe Porty provides women who are just starting out or freelancing a space to work to make their entrepreneurial dream a reality.

Dani Trudeau, its founder said: "I think women now have the confidence to start new things, put themselves out there in a different way or ask for different working arrangements that suit them better.

"I think that's always been there but momentum is building."

Official figures show that that there are 94,900 self-employed women in Scotland, 5.4 per cent of the working age population.

But Scottish men are much more likely to be their own boss than their female counterparts with 183,300 Scottish men self-employed, equivalent to 11 per cent of the working age population.

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Woman stopped in Edinburgh 'six times over drink-drive limit'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 16:20
The 51-year-old woman is said to have driven to Edinburgh from Dalgety Bay in Fife.
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Man stabbed in chest outside chemist as street taped off

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:54

A man has been stabbed in the chest outside a chemist in Edinburgh.

The attack happened near Mackinnon Pharmacy on Calder Road at 9.20am on Monday.

A 38-year-old man suffered a stab wound to his chest and was taken to hospital.

Officers cordoned off the street while investigations were carried out.

A Police Scotland spokesman said: "A 38-year-old man sustained a puncture wound to his chest and was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh where he continues to be treated.

"His injury is not believed to be life-threatening.

"Enquiries are ongoing in relation to this incident."

A Scottish Ambulance Service spokesman added: "We received a call at 9.19am today to attend an incident in Sighthill, Edinburgh.

"We dispatched one ambulance and an advanced paramedic unit to the scene. We transported one male patient to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary."

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Foreign Office probes Russia campaign over 'anti-Labour retweets'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 15:06
UK government provided £2.3m funding to support initiative countering Russian disinformation.
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The view from Westminster – Tommy Sheppard MP

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:48
Common sense on problem gambling – at last Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) have damaged far too many lives in Edinburgh East and elsewhere. Players can lose large sums of money on these machines in the space of minutes.  In Edinburgh in 2016 the cash inserted into FOBTs amounted to £70,000,587 leading to losses of […]
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Man attacked in Edinburgh underpass

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:19
The underpass has been taped off following the incident which happened on Calder Road.
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Complete set of Bowmore 1964 included at Bonhams Whisky Sale this week

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:13
A complete set of Black Bowmore 1964 leads Bonhams Whisky sale this week. Of particular note to locals is the bottle of 1890 Bowmore 10 year old which has a certificate in the box to say that it was bottled in honour of the opening of the Forth Bridge by HRH the Prince of Wales […]
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Council Leader says the time is right for Tourist Tax

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 09:18
Tourism bodies including UK Hospitality sent an open Letter to Adam McVey, Leader, City of Edinburgh Council opposing the council’s plans to impose a tourist tax on those visiting Edinburgh.  The council is running a consultation which is due to close later today. The Council is seeking feedback on: The detailed components of a scheme […]
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EU Court of Justice rules that the UK may unilaterally stop Brexit

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 08:39
In an expedited decision published this morning the European Court of Justice has confirmed that any member state who has issued an Article 50 notice – which is the what Prime Minister Theresa May did to start off the withdrawal proceedings – may then decide unilaterally to reverse that decision. The court says that there […]
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Blues & Browns – just waiting for you in the city centre

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 07:22
Blues & Browns has opened its diary in Edinburgh. In a world of fast fashion and ‘one size fits all’ they say that they feel honoured to provide a personal tailoring service for women. Whether you are looking for the finest handmade business wear, a wedding outfit or just the perfect one-off pair of trousers, our […]
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Newtongrange striker George Hunter targets top-scorer crown after brace downs Musselburgh

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:30
NEWTONGRANGE STAR frontman George Hunter has set his sights on becoming East of Scotland top goalscorer after taking his tally to 14 league goals for the season during their 4-2 victory over Musselburgh Athletic.
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East of Scotland wrap: Tynecastle can’t buy goal | Six of best for Linlithgow Rose

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:30
New manager Calum Elliot selected himself for Tynecastle against Dunipace, but not even the presence of the ex-Hearts striker could serve up a winner as the two teams drew 0-0 in Edinburgh.
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Lowland League: Strollers win 6-0 at Gretna | Agony for Edinburgh Uni | Spartans score six

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:30
CIVIL SERVICE STROLLERS dismantled managerless Gretna 6-0 to claim a third straight league win and regain their place among the top five in the Lowland League.
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New partner at Thorntons appointed today

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:10
Legal firm Thorntons is expanding its senior team with the appointment of Andrew Kirkhope. A specialist in residential conveyancing and estate agency, Mr Kirkhope has over 30 years experience with 25 of those spent at Shield & Kyd, which was merged with Lindsays in 2012.  Andrew joins Thorntons on 10 December 2018. He said: “I […]
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Edinburgh shop boss won’t hire rail travellers due to Scotrail disruption

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:01
An Edinburgh businessman has vowed to never employ another rail commuter because a key member of his staff has been repeatedly delayed by ScotRail disruption.
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Campaigners still concerned by revised plans for £50 million Leith Walk development

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:00
Campaigners against a proposed £50 million development in Leith say their concerns are as ‘strong as ever’ despite developers claiming to have altered plans that reflects input from the community.
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Sleep in the park Edinburgh: Thousands attend last ever event

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 12/10/2018 - 06:00
THousands of people joined a mass sleep-out in Princes Street Gardens to help raise millions of pounds to help the homeless.
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