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Delivery driver robbed at knifepoint in Dalkeith

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 19:44
Police are appealing for witnesses after a delivery driver was robbed in Woodburn Street Dalkeith around 2.45am on Sunday 15th July. The 32-year-old man was approached by a group of youths as he left an address and one threatened him with a knife before stealing a two-figure sum of money from him. The suspect is described as a […]
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Let It Be – What Might Have Been – Heading to Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 19:31
Aficionados of The Beatles who enjoyed Let It Be The Musical when it toured the country will be delighted to learn that Let It Be: A Celebration Of The Music Of The Beatles is returning this year to the UK theatres with a brand new second half of the popular show – giving audiences a […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Peter Hudler Cello on Fire

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 19:27
Viennese cross over cellist Peter Hudler returns to the Edinburgh Fringe with his brand new show Cello On Fire. Following last year’s success with Caleidocello, Peter Hudler returns with a solo cello music show – more fiery than last season but also more poetic. A hot mix of styles, genres and characters, from the simplest […]
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Google opens a digital garage in Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 19:06
Earlier today Scottish Conservative Leader Ruth Davidson MSP was on hand to open the new Google Digital Garage on Shandwick Place.  This is part of a major new investment to offer locals new skills. This will allow you to take your first steps online and help you build your CV online while keeping your data […]
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Witness appeal after 51-year-old man attacked in Dunbar

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:39
Police are appealing for information after a man was seriously assaulted in Dunbar between 10.30pm and 11pm on Saturday 14 July at a car park in the Barns Ness area. The 51-year-old victim was approached by two men outside his van, who assaulted him before entering the vehicle and stealing a number of personal items. […]
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Hibs to trial audio description commentary for visually impaired

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 18:02
Hibs are looking to trial an audio description commentary service for the upcoming season. The club have use of a small number of headsets for supporters with a visual impairment to make use of the commentary, with the aim of trialling at the first league match of the season against Motherwell. If anyone is interested […]
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Police constable killed following fatal crash on A7

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:37
A serving police officer has died following a fatal road collision on the A7 which took place around 12.25pm yesterday, Sunday 15th July, immediately north of Galashiels. A Yamaha R6 motorcycle travelling south was involved in a collision with a silver Peugeot 107 which had been travelling north. As a result of the collision the 24-year-old rider […]
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EoS clubs learn ties for William Hill Scottish Cup preliminary rounds

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:11
William Hill Scottish Cup debutants Tynecastle will host Scottish Amateur Cup winners Shortlees in preliminary round one of this season’s competition.
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Alex Salmond’s RT show did breach the rules says Ofcom

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 17:04
Ofcom has issued its findings in a complaint against the Alex Salmond Show on RT the state funded Russian news and current affairs channel, and has found that there was a breach of Ofcom rules. A complaint was made to Ofcom about the first episode of a new series which featured an interview with Catalan […]
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2018 – Nick Hall: Spencer

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 16:43
A one-man comedy play about the British Prime Minister that history forgot. Underbelly (Clover), Bristo Square @ 13:30 August 1 – 27 (not 13) ‘I am murdered!’ It’s May 11th, 1812. The Prime Minister has just been shot dead in the lobby of the House of Commons. Parliament is in uproar. There is anarchy in the UK. But who’s really behind this? […]
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Pizza delivery driver robbed at knifepoint by gang

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 15:06

A pizza delivery driver was robbed at knifepoint by a group of youths.

The 32-year-old was targeted in Dalkeith, Midlothian around 2.45am on Sunday.

He was leaving an address in Eskbank when he was approached by the youths and threatened with a knife.

A two-figure sum of money was stolen from him.

Police say the suspect had a local accent and was part of a larger group.

Detective constable Kim Wilson from Dalkeith CID said: "This was a shocking experience for the man, who was thankfully uninjured, and we're working to trace this group as soon as possible.

"As part of our enquiries, we're asking anyone in the local community who may have seen a group matching this description in the area, or who has any information which may be relevant, to contact us."

Anyone with information can call Dalkeith CID via 101.

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Armed police in false alarm at Midlothian school

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:41
The police had received a report of someone with a gun near Beeslack Community High School in Penicuik, Midlothian.
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Ponies a big hit at Lauder Lodge

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 14:02
Residents at Lauder Lodge had a visit from some pretty cute four-legged friends recentl. The friendly Shetland ponies created a stir when they trotted into the care home on Wakefield Avenue. Residents were thrilled to have the opportunity to stroke and pet them, as well as enjoying an informative talk on how they are cared […]
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'My son was killed by my forklift truck'

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:21
The father of a three-year-old boy from Fife talks for the first time about his death on the family farm.
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Off-duty East Lothian police officer killed in A7 motorbike crash

Edinburgh Evening News - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:14
An off-duty police officer has died after his motorcycle was involved in a crash with a car.
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Police officer dies in crash between motorcycle and car

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 13:03

A police officer has died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car.

PC Rhys Prentice died at the scene of the crash on the A7 north of Galashiels.

His Yamaha R6 was involved in a collision with a silver Peugeot 107 around 12.25pm on Sunday.

Two people in the Peugeot were seriously injured.

Tributes have been paid to the 24-year-old police officer, who was stationed in East Lothian and was not on duty at the time of the crash.

'Rhys' parents and fiancée were exceptionally proud of his chosen career and our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this tragic time.' Chief Superintendent Lesley Clark

His family released a statement though Police Scotland saying: "We are absolutely devastated at the loss of Rhys - our much loved son, brother, fiancé and friend.

"Rhys was an enthusiastic biker and a dedicated police officer.

"He made us all very proud and words cannot describe how much we will miss him."

Chief Superintendent Lesley Clark said: "It's a sad day for the Lothians and Scottish Borders Division, with the loss of a young and enthusiastic officer.

"Rhys was stationed in East Lothian and will be sadly missed.

"He was a popular and devoted officer and support is being given to his colleagues.

"Rhys' parents and fiancée were exceptionally proud of his chosen career and our thoughts remain with his family and friends at this tragic time."

Sergeant Ross Drummond, who is investigating the crash, said: "This incident has tragically resulted in death of a young man and a colleague.

"Our inquiries continue to establish the full circumstances surrounding the collision and anyone who was on the road at the time and witnessed what happened, is urged to contact police."

Anyone with information can contact Police Scotland via 101.

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Policeman Rhys Prentice killed in Galashiels motorbike crash

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 12:48
The 24-year-old was off-duty when the accident happened on the A7 just north of Galashiels on Sunday.
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Edinburgh parks win more Green Flags

The Edinburgh Reporter - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:44
An amazing 33 of Edinburgh’s parks have joined the list of exceptional Scottish parks which get the Green Flag status. There are 71 across Scotland so Edinburgh appears to be doing rather well. The accolades are handed out by Keep Scotland Beautiful recognising the importance of  clean safe outdoor spaces. The Edinburgh parks include : […]
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First images of huge 11-week-old owl chick Nala revealed

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 11:33

These are the first pictures of an owl chick that has grown ten times the size of an egg in just 11 weeks.

Staff at the Scottish Owl Centre in West Lothian have welcomed adorable milky eagle owl, Nala, who already weighs 1.5kg.

Nala, named after The Lion King, was brought to the centre in West Lothian in June after popular owl Sarabi died just before Christmas last year.

Keepers say the 11-week-old owl, who was born in Belgium and moved to the centre, has already become a big hit with visitors.

Trystan Williams, a senior keeper at the Scottish Owl Centre, takes Nala home some nights to care for her.

He said: "Staff look after her at home at night and bring her back into the owl centre the next day.

"She will have a 6ft wingspan when she's fully grown.

"She weighs just over 1.5kg but will weigh over 2kg when she's grown.

"She's very gentle with everyone, at first she seemed really shy but she is becoming braver each day.

"She's calm, she's just a big friendly giant. In Africa, that's what they call them."

When Sarabi passed away keepers felt they had to bring a similar animal to the centre.

Trystan added: "The name Sarabi in Swahili means mirage and Nala in Swahili means gift.

"Both of the owls were named after The Lion King.

"Nala is having a good impact on everyone at the centre at the moment.

"They are long-lived birds, they are expected to live between 20 to 30 years and when Sarabi died she had lived for 23 years."

Milky eagle owls are one of the largest owls in the world.

The owls normally hunt at night, and long-term pairs usually produce two eggs a year, often with only one surviving to fledge.

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Missing teenager found after two-week police search

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Mon, 07/16/2018 - 10:59

A teenager missing from home for nearly two weeks has been found.

Police in Edinburgh had been searching for missing 17-year-old Ikram Barre since Wednesday, July 4.

They said she was found safe and well in the Saughton area of the city on Sunday.

She had last been seen in Saughton Mains Place and was believed to have been spotted on Craigmuir Place at around 10am the next day.

Police said on Monday: "We can confirm that 17-year-old Ikram Barre, who had been reported missing from the Saughton area, was found safe and well in the Edinburgh area yesterday.

"Officers would like to thank the public and media who shared our appeals for information."

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