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Work begins at Saughton Park

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:31
Over the next twelve months the council will oversee the project to transform Saughton Park into something akin to its former glory and attract people back to use it. The decision to redevelop the park began five years ago but was only made possible by funding of £3.8 million from Heritage Lottery Funding. Earlier this […]
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Man who died in two-car collision on the A7 named

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:38

A man who died in a two-car collision on the A7 in the Borders has been named.

Iain Burnett, from Edinburgh, died at the scene following the crash north of Stow at around 5.40pm on Thursday.

He was travelling south in a white Fiat Doblo van when he collided with a black Nissan X-trail travelling north.

The 40-year-old's family issued a statement through Police Scotland, saying: "Iain was a much adored, husband, son, brother and father of three. Iain will be very sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

"We would like to commend Police Scotland for their support and professionalism and extend our thanks to the ambulance crews for their work.

"We would like to ask for privacy to grieve at this difficult time."

Officers are still looking for witnesses who have not yet come forward to get in touch, particularly if they stopped at the scene.

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting incident number 3006 of August 10.

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2017 Edinburgh International Book Festival – Day 4

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:36
Another day, another set of photos…… Fewer Words…
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Edinburgh man identified as victim of crash near Stow

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:32
The family of the 40-year-old from Edinburgh say he was a "much adored husband, son, brother and father".
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Witness appeal following theft from Hibs’ shop

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:31
Police are appealing for witnesses after a high-value theft of merchandise from the Hibernian shop on Albion Place on Friday 11th August. Replica Hibernian football tops– nine home and nine away versions – amounting to a three-figure sum were stolen. The incident happened around 3pm when a man left the store without paying for the […]
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Major project to revive historic park begins

City of Edinburgh Council - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:12
A major project to restore Edinburgh’s historic Saughton Park got under way today, with the official commencement of a year-long programme of work.
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Conor Sammon knew he had to leave Hearts after summer striker signings

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 17:10
Conor Sammon joined Partick Thistle on loan because he knew his Hearts career was over following the arrival of strikers Kyle Lafferty and Cole Stockton.
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Hibs club shop thief in hit-and-run during getaway

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:34

A thief who stole 18 football tops from the Hibs club shop at Easter Road stadium was involved in a hit-and-run as he made his getaway.

The shoplifting took place at about 3pm on Friday at the shop on Albion Place, Edinburgh, which is attached to the stadium.

Police said a man entered the shop and took nine home and nine away replica versions of the Hibs strip worth hundreds of pounds and left without paying.

He then fled the scene in a black Renault being driven by a woman.

As it pulled away it struck another car, a dark grey Renault Clio, and failed to stop.

Police are now appealing for witnesses.

Sergeant David Wright, of Leith police station, said: "This was a high-value shoplifting in broad daylight with the suspects also involved in a hit-and-run collision as they made their get-away.

"Thankfully no one was injured but the occupants of the car were understandably shaken.

"We are keen to hear from anyone who witnessed either incident or who has information that can assist us in our investigation."

Anyone with information is asked to contact officers on 101 quoting incident number 2188 of August 11."

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Indian Independence Day Celebration

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 16:20
70 Years of Independence Celebrated on Calton Hill   Over 100 Indian performers gathered in Edinburgh for the Festivals this year including the Indian Naval Band and Teamwork Arts’ Bollywood Extravaganza, Aditya Roy, Yuki Ellias, Shilpika Bordoloi,and spokesperson Sharupa Dutta. And, as part of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017, India@Edinburgh brought to the Edinburgh […]
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Man arrested over 'online threats' against Neil Lennon

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 15:30

A man has been arrested over alleged offensive and threatening comments made against Hibs manager Neil Lennon.

It follows an investigation into an online post made in the wake of Hibs' 3-2 victory over Rangers on Saturday.

Officers arrested a 54-year-old man over the alleged offensive comments on Tuesday.

He is expected to appear at Paisley Sheriff Court on Wednesday.

Earlier, Police Scotland confirmed they will take no action against Lennon following complaints over his behaviour during the match at Ibrox.

The Northern Irishman was criticised by some Rangers fans for what they perceived as "inflammatory" actions during the match.

Lennon appeared to cup his ears and make a gesture as he celebrated an early goal during his side's victory in Glasgow.

A force spokeswoman said: "Following complaints received, we have reviewed the events at the match and, after discussion with the procurator fiscal, established that no criminality took place. Therefore no further action will be taken."

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Hearts: Steve McClaren out of the running to succeed Ian Cathro

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:40
Former England manager Steve McClaren was on a shortlist of head coach candidates at Tynecastle, but is now out of contention.
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John Menzies posts sharp fall in pre-tax profits

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 14:15
The group says impairment charges and pension-related costs impacted on its first-half performance.
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Man charged over bus stop attack in East Calder

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:54
The 34 year old man has also been charged with a breach of the peace.
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More 20mph zones in the capital from tomorrow

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 13:17
From tomorrow 16 August 2017, the extent of the 20mph zones across the city extends even further with the third phase covering north west and west Edinburgh. This will include Belford Road where the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art this morning hosted a photo call with children from Murrayfield Nursery, Transport Convener Lesley Macinnes […]
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No criminality in Neil Lennon’s goal celebration at Ibrox

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:56
Police Scotland have confirmed that Hibs Head Coach  Neil Lennon did not commit a crime when he celebrated a goal during his team’s 3-2 win against Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on Saturday. A number of Rangers’ supporters complained about what they perceived as “inflammatory” actions but after consultation with the procurator fiscal, no charges will be […]
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Tribute to superbike rider killed in East Fortune race

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:52
The 63-year-old suffered serious injuries and died at the scene in East Lothian on Saturday.
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Neil Lennon: Police take no action after Rangers fans complain

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:39
Police take no action against Neil Lennon after complaints but continue to investigate "offensive and threatening comments" about the Hibs manager.
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Picture this: A safer Edinburgh as 20mph rollout continues

City of Edinburgh Council - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:36
Children from the latest area of Edinburgh to 'go 20' displayed their road safety-themed artwork at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art today as 20mph Phase 3 gets ready to go live.
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Scottish SPCA seek owner of black cat found on West Granton Road

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:35
The Scottish SPCA is seeking the owner of a black cat who was found on West Granton Road. Scotland’s animal welfare charity was called out to attend to the cat on Friday (11 August). Edinburgh Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre Manager Diane Aitchison said, “Terry, as he’s been named by staff, came to us with […]
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Hibs’ Colts face Elgin City in the Irn-Bru Cup tonight at Ainslie Park

The Edinburgh Reporter - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:22
Hibs’ Colts face Elgin City in the Irn-Bru Cup tonight at Ainslie Park with tickets now available at the ground on the evening of the game. Tickets for the First Round tie between the two sides are priced at £12 for adults and £6 for concessions. Assistant Coach Grant Murray believes that it will be […]
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