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£500 raised for RNLI Queensferry

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Anne and Gordon Campion from South Queensferry have just returned from a two year adventure sailing round the world in their 38ft. Moody yacht Equinox. Anne celebrated her 60th birthday recently and...

Alarm scam

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Lothian and Borders Police are advising people in Edinburgh to stay vigilant after a number of reports of cold telephone callers selling alarm systems. Recently, there have been a number of reported ...

Weekend assault

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Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was assaulted and robbed in the capital over the weekend. The incident happened in Yardheads, near to Cables Wynd around 9.20pm on...

Flat fire

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A 31-year-old man was taken to hospital with burns after a fire in a flat in the Dalry area of Edinburgh in the early hours of this morning. Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue...

Kebab shop blaze

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Six firefighters wearing breathing apparatus battled a fire in a kebab shop on Dalry Road on Sunday afternoon. The alarm was raised at 5.15pm with a report of a kitchen alight in...

EIFF director quits

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Hannah McGill has quit her role at the helm of The Edinburgh International Film Festival in a surprise announcement today. The story is reported on the EIFF website and on The Scotsman Festivals website. McGill has...

Handbag Theft

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Police in Midlothian are appealing for information after a woman was the victim of a handbag snatch in Dalkeith yesterday. The incident happened around 4.45pm, in St Andrews Street. The 61-year-old victim was...

Everybody’s reading The Secret Garden!

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The Festival Theatre is delighted to announce an exciting new Education Project to coincide with the venue’s spectacular in-house Christmas production, The Secret Garden. Organised by the theatre’s Education Department, the scheme will offer every...

Short Breaks Service is launched

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A new short breaks service offering support to adults with learning difficulties and complex needs officially opens in Edinburgh tomorrow. The eight bed unit at Firrhill currently provides short stays for 60 people who are...

The Risk Factory

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The Risk Factory is to receive a boost from the Gas Safety Trust as they pledge to sponsor the community safety education centre for the next three years. The Gas Safety Trust will present £2,000...

Technology Event

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In days gone by dreams of a paperless office were high on the wish list of most office managers the reality has turned into a business headache thanks to the  exponential growth of virtual...

Climate change protests

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The Reporter was quite amazed this morning to see the number of police vans lined up outside the RBS HQ at Gogarburn. Roads into and out of Gogarburn were closed this morning with a...

What’s on This Week? – 23rd August

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The various Festivals in Edinburgh continue to attract many visitors. The photo on the left is of the Book Festival in Charlotte Square. Today The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce is organising The Brand of the...

Cinema on Sunday

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There is so much culture in Edinburgh at the moment but you will be forgiven for escaping to the cinema this Sunday if you go to see either of these wonderful films on offer. First...

Elsewhere launched at Book Festival

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The Minister for Culture, Fiona Hyslop, today launched a programme of brand new writing celebrating the best of Scottish, international and children’s words and ideas at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.  With the support...

Tribute to Edwin Morgan

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Commenting on the sad news of the death of Edwin Morgan, Nick Barley, Director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival said “As well as being one of the greatest British poets of the last...

Peter Mandelson at The Book Festival

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He’s been called many things by the British Press – Mandy; The Prince of Darkness, and more recently The Dark Lord.  He was the architect behind the re-branding of New Labour, and served two...

Scottish Power Schools Competition

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Primary teachers across Scotland are being encouraged to nominate their school business for the ScottishPower Schools Best Budding Business competition. The utility company will reward the most enterprising primary school and is looking to find...

Dance for All

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Director Tracy Hawkes celebrates Dance For All’s double anniversary this August at the venue which she now owns and where she herself originally trained as a dancer in the 1970s. Formerly known as The Theatre...

Whisky, whisky all around and not a drop to drink…

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Topping up at the petrol pump is about to take an intriguing twist as cars are set to be fuelled with a new super biofuel, made from whisky by-products. Edinburgh Napier University has...

Scottish Enterprise publish Annual Report

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Scottish Enterprise has published its 2009/10 Annual Report and Accounts, and claim that the documents highlight a strong year of performance. During the year, around 10,000 companies accessed SE support to make their...

Assault and Robbery in Wester Hailes

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses following an assault and robbery that happened in the Wester Hailes area of the Capital. The incident happened around 11.30am on Monday August 16 in the...

Launch of check and send facility by council

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Applying for British citizenship has been made easier thanks to the launch of a document "check and send" service in Edinburgh. People who use the Nationality Checking Service offered by the City of...

Power of Attorney – an essential document

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Many Scots are risking leaving their affairs in jeopardy if they become old and infirm – by not signing over sufficient authority in a Power of Attorney. Edinburgh legal firm Gibson Kerr says...

Recipe of the Week

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This week we are back to basics again. For all you students out there here is a very easy recipe but one which will keep you going on a dark winter's day! Take two slices...

Boroughmuir RFC get new shirts

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Scotland’s leading workplace design firm as agreed a deal to become an official sponsor of one of Edinburgh’s top amateur rugby clubs. Space Solutions, which has enjoyed impressive growth despite the recession, has...

Safer Streets

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Every local authority in Scotland is invited to apply for funding from the Scottish Government to help ensure that people going out for the night can enjoy themselves in a safe environment. Last year's Safer...

Delhi here we come!

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The athletes who will represent Scotland at next month's Commonwealth Games in Delhi were named today. Scots will compete in 16 of the 17 sports disciplines in India. The oldest is 72-year-old bowler Willie Wood,...

450 years since John Knox

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Joint plans to mark the 450th anniversary of the Reformation were unveiled by the Church of Scotland and Scottish Government today. The main national focus will be on Wednesday November 3, beginning with a conference,...

Success of Community Renewables Fund – les jeux sont fait

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To access public money is always a bit of a lottery but the success of the Community and Renewable Energy Scheme (CARES) means that it is closing to new applications following unprecedented demand, it...

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