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Scottish FA announce charity partnership with Children 1st

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 11:00
The Scottish FA have announced a new partnership with Children 1st. The official charity partnership will harness the power of football to help children and families across Scotland enjoy, safer, happier and healthier lives. Alana, Denon, Ellie, Keiran, Matthew and Mya from Granton Primary School, Edinburgh joined the Scotland national team and Children 1st to launch […]
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Dog weighed down in canal with legs tied together

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:59

WARNING: Contains graphic content some readers may find distressing.

A dog has been found dead in a canal with its legs tied together and a rock weighing it down.

The black and white spaniel-type dog's body was discovered in Falkirk by a member of the public who took it to a nearby vet.

The Scottish SPCA were alerted to the find on Saturday and say it is unclear whether it was dead before being placed in the water.

The animal welfare charity is now appealing for information as it looks to confirm the cause of death.

A Scottish SPCA inspector said: "We've been unable to determine if the dog was dead before being placed in the water and would urge anyone who noticed anything suspicious, or recognises the dog, to get in touch with our animal helpline in strict confidence.

"If anyone in the area is missing a dog fitting this description we would urge them to get in contact with us."

Anyone with information is being urged to contact the Scottish SPCA animal helpline on 03000 999 999.

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The Scotsman publisher Johnston Press up for sale

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:44
The Edinburgh-based company says it has not yet had any talks with, or approaches from, potential buyers.
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Scottish SPCA release dog music album on download due to high demand

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:43
Due to high demand the Scottish SPCA has made their album, ‘Paws, Play, Relax’, available to download and stream through Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and most other popular music sites and apps. The album, created alongside songwriter John McLaughlin, best known for writing hit songs for artists such as Rod Stewart, Westlife, Busted, Cliff Richard, […]
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Travel – It’s a New York State of mind

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 10:22
For a getaway this winter you could do no worse than go to New York State. It is easy to get to from Edinburgh, and if you turn the typical New York break on its head then it could be relatively cheap, leaving you more cash for fun and shopping. My suggestion to you is […]
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The Scotsman publisher up for sale

BBC News - Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:41
Johnston Press, which also publishes the Scotsman and the Yorkshire Post, is seeking a buyer.
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Ofir Marciano delighted to be back in first team squad

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:41
Goalkeeper Ofir Marciano was delighted to be named in the first team squad for Hibs weekend’s 6-0 victory over Hamilton Academical at Easter Road Stadium. The Israeli international has achieved  one of the targets he set for himself after undergoing surgery on his finger injury and will not relax now that he has been involved with the first team […]
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1600 homes set for Edinburgh’s Waterfront site

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:32
Developers will finally bring forward detailed plans for around 1,600 new homes which have stalled for more than 15 years.
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The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News group up for sale

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:31

The Scotsman and Edinburgh Evening News owner are up for sale after months of speculation around the company's future.

Johnston Press - which has a stable of titles including the i newspaper - said it is seeking offers for a takeover.

The decision comes as a result of a strategic review, which Johnston launched in 2017 to assess options for refinancing £220m of bonds due for repayment next year.

The company said it is not currently in discussions with any potential buyers.

Speculation that the publisher would be sold has been growing since it announced the strategic review in March 2017.

In August 2018, the company's share price spiked, surging by as much as 70% in afternoon trading amid rumours that a mystery buyer was quietly snapping up more stock.

Bidders for the business could include activist shareholder Custos Group, which already owns more than 20% of Johnston Press.

Custos Group, which is headed by Norwegian entrepreneur Christen Ager-Hanssen, reportedly said in August that it would be a prospective bidder for the business if it went into administration.

At its most recent trading update, Johnston reported a hit to revenues, mostly due to changes in Google and Facebook algorithms.

Total revenue fell 10% to £93m for the first half of 2018, despite a boost from the i newspaper.

In the same period, the company swung out of the red with interim pre-tax profits of £6.2m against losses of £10.2m a year earlier, although the turnaround was largely thanks to a one-off £8.8m accounting gain.

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Scottish Secretary of State to welcome cyclists to Edinburgh Castle this weekend marking Lockerbie anniversary

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 08:19
This Saturday, Scottish Secretary David Mundell will be at Edinburgh Castle to welcome more than a hundred cyclists from the south of Scotland as part of a cycle to mark the 30th anniversary of the Lockerbie bombing. The cyclists will ride en masse from Lockerbie to Edinburgh, as the second stage of a 672 mile […]
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Don’t put all the culture in the city centre!

The Edinburgh Reporter - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 06:50
by Councillor Ashley Graczyk an Independent councillor for Sighthill/Gorgie Ward As another summer comes to a close, I have increasingly been made aware of the mixed views of some of my constituents in Sighthill-Gorgie towards the Edinburgh Festival. Whilst many enjoy the range of events on offer, a growing number are concerned about the impact […]
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Leith shopkeeper ‘devastated’ at forced closure after 46 years

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 06:00
A Leith shopkeeper who is being forced to close after 46 years is devastated to be leaving the shop that he “spent most of his life in”.
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Dad to run 22-mile journey his daughter never got to make

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 06:00
A bereaved dad whose newborn daughter never made it home from hospital will run the 22-mile journey to raise awareness of baby loss.
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Wrong parents asked to identify Borders man after fatal crash

Edinburgh Evening News - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 06:00
A Scottish Borders couple have revealed the heartbreak at losing their son in a road accident in England at the weekend was compounded by him being misidentified and another couple summoned to the hospital to identify him.
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Collective will open next month

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 19:17
Collective – a new centre for contemporary art – will open in Edinburgh  on Saturday 24 November 2018 after a  major restoration project at one of the capital’s World Heritage sites. The gallery is on top of Calton Hill and includes the City Observatory designed by William Playfair in 1818. There will be a new purpose-built […]
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Hottest ticket in town – Lidl House of Hortus

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 19:01
Edinburgh will be home to the Lidl House of Hortus artisan gin pop up in November and you are encouraged to get your tickets tomorrow as soon as they go on sale. Tickets for all dates on the UK tour ‘sold out’ in less than 24 hours when the supermarket announced the dates yesterday. There […]
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£150,000 Funding Boost for Young Scottish Artists Announced by The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:20
Applications now open for the Youth Talent Development Fund The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo and Creative Scotland have today (Wednesday 10 October) announced the launch of The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Talent Development Fund to nurture youth engagement and participation in traditional Scottish art forms. Arts and cultural organisations will be eligible to apply […]
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Wester Hailes Film and Moving Image Festival 15 – 20 October 2018

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:00
WHALE ARTS To HOST LOCAL FILM FESTIVAL DURING THE OCTOBER HOLIDAYS This October half term (15 – 20 October) WHALE Arts is hosting the very first Wester Hailes Film and Moving Image Festival. Changing Perspectives, so- named after a short film made by pupils from Wester Hailes Education Centre earlier this year, is a community-wide […]
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Motorcyclist who died in car collision is named

STV News - Edinburgh & East Scotland - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:43

The name of a motorcyclist who died in a crash in the Borders at the weekend has been revealed.

Jeremy Charles Taylor, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident involving his blue Honda VFR motorbike and a white Volkswagen Polo.

The incident happened at around 11.10am on Sunday on the A6112 north of Coldstream.

PC Clark Black said: "Our thoughts and sympathies are with Mr Taylor's family and we are conducting a thorough investigation to establish exactly what happened during this incident."

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Lewis Allan targeting more first team games

The Edinburgh Reporter - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 16:57
Lewis Allan was delighted to be named in the starting line-up for Hibs game against Livingston at the Tony Macaroni Arena and is now looking ahead to the rest of the season, targeting more minutes and goals with the Development Squad and hoping to add to his appearances at first team level. The youngster told Hibernian […]
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