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Edinburgh Art Festival 2014 to feature over 100 artists

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 11TH EDINBURGH ART FESTIVAL WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 31 JULY – 31 AUGUST 2014 Sometimes overlooked by those seeking more traditional Festival fare of music and theatre nonetheless the Edinburgh Art Festival is the UK’s largest...

Cuppa with a cop in North Edinburgh

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Police Scotland have confirmed a series of dates and venues across North Edinburgh where local police officers will be holding surgeries.Local community Police Constables Sarah Hall and Tony Lawrence will be at Royston Wardieburn...

Man stabbed at flat in Canongate

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A section of the Canongate was closed off as a crime scene this morning following an incident in a flat there resulting in a 53 year-old man being stabbed.A Police Scotland spokesperson said:- "Police in...

Cooking pot sparks house fire in Gilmerton

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  Fire crews were called to a house in Gilmerton Dykes Avenue just before 8:00pm on Sunday evening. The alarm was raised when a member of the public heard a smoke alarm and could smell...

Albion Road fire – woman identified

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A 50-year-old woman who died after a fire in a flat in Edinburgh on Sunday morning has been named locally as Audrey Johnstone.Firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a top...

Elderly woman treated after microwave goes on fire

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A 95-year-old woman was treated for smoke inhalation after a microwave went on fire in her Edinburgh home yesterday evening.Firefighters were called to a tenement building on Dunedin Street shortly before 6.30pm after a...

Police launch city centre personal safety drive

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Police in Edinburgh have launched an initiative aimed at preventing crime in the city centre over Christmas. Operation Astrodome, now in its fifth year, is the Lothian and Borders Police response to the increasing numbers...

Edinburgh crews help to tackle fire station blaze

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Around forty firefighters, including some Edinburgh fire crews, have been tackling a blaze at North Berwick fire station in East Lothian this morning.The building and two appliances housed inside it have been badly damaged...

Safety First on Bonfire night

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Lothian and Borders Police are joining Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service and The City of Edinburgh Council in putting across the message that they want people in Edinburgh to enjoy fireworks responsibly...

Woman dies after Dryden Street Fire – updated

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UPDATE 3 October 09.39 Lothian and Borders Police have confirmed the identity of a woman who died following a fire at an address in Dryden Street, Edinburgh last Wednesday, 26 September.She is 26-year-old Caroline Lynsey...

Fire crews rescue man from Water of Leith

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Firefighters carried out a line rescue of a man and a dog yesterday morning.Crews were called to the Water of Leith at Wester Coates Gardens at 11.12am on Sunday morning after reports that a...

Woman evacuated from flat fire

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A 38-year-old woman needed to be given oxygen for smoke inhalation after a serious fire in the bedroom of her flat in Livingston, West Lothian earlier today. The woman had been in her bed sleeping...

Fatality in Dundee Terrace fire on Wednesday evening

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A woman has died after a serious flat fire in Edinburgh on Wednesday evening. This was the second fatality in twelve hours, following the fire at a flat in Powderhall where a man died...

Man dies in house fire today

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A man has died after a fire in Edinburgh this morning.Around 40 firefighters tackled the blaze at Powderhall Rigg in Edinburgh today. Fire Control received a call at 9.50am to a report of a fire...

Fire officers get their sleeves rolled up for National Car Wash

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Firefighters up and down the country are preparing for the National Car Wash this September, raising vital funds for The Fire Fighters Charity.Firmly established on the fire and rescue service calendar, the National Car Wash is the charity’s...

Fire in Portobello this morning

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A man has been taken to hospital with severe smoke inhalation after a fire broke out in his Edinburgh home.Fire crews were called to Ramsay Place, in the Portobello area of the city, just...

Man rescued from the Forth

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A 43 year-old man was rescued by Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service this morning from the edge of the River Forth just behind the Commodore Hotel on Marine Drive.He had entered the...

Deliberate stair fire in Granton

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A man and a woman had to be treated for smoke inhalation after a suspected deliberate stair fire in Edinburgh yesterday afternoon. Two engines from Crewe Toll and a height appliance were mobilised to West...

Operation Cipher – Hoping to improve life in the Calders

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We were at the launch of Operation Cipher in the Calders earlier today. In between the showers we managed to get some interviews and chat to some people who were there to try and...

Action in the Calders – Operation Cipher

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Tomorrow morning a fresh concerted approach is being launched, and will continue for the next month in an effort  to improve the lot of all of the residents in the Calders. The Calders area...

Fire Service rescue woman from River Esk

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Firefighters rescued a woman in her forties and her springer spaniel from the River Esk at Wedderburn Terrace, Musselburgh yesterday lunchtime.Two fire engines and an incident support unit attended the incident after receiving the...

House fire in East Craigs

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UPDATED AT 14.27Neighbours had to be evacuated by the fire and rescue service in the early hours of this morning after a house fire on North Bughtlin Gate in the East Craigs area of...

Man dies in Royal Infirmary following fire

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A 45-year-old man has died after a fire in a property in Dunbar, East Lothian this morning.Fifteen firefighters on appliances from Dunbar, Haddington and East Linton were mobilised to the High Street in Dunbar...

Fire in Muirhouse

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by Barry DicksonDerelict building fire in MuirhouseA fire was discovered in a derelict building in Muirhouse tonight at approximately 9.20pm.6 fire appliances initially attended to tackle the blaze in the first floor flat at...

Firefighter’s family to sue Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service

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  FIREFIGHTER EWAN WILLIAMSON'S FAMILY TAKES SEARCH FOR ANSWERS TO COURTThe family of Edinburgh Firefighter Ewan Williamson, who tragically died in a blaze at the Balmoral Bar in the city's Dalry Road on 12th July...

AUDIO – Don’t give fire a chance this Christmas

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Scottish Fire Chiefs have united to urge Scots to protect their homes over the festive season as new statistics show that fire casualties rise by a third at this time of year.As homes come...

Fatal collision on Salamander Street

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A man killed in a single car collision on Salamander Street in the Leith area last night has been named by police.David Yorkston, 38, of Port Seton, East Lothian was killed when his silver Vauxhall...

Be safe with Fireworks

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As Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service gears up for one of their busiest nights of the year they are urging the public to heed key fire safety messages to make sure this...

Man dies in city fire

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A 41-year-old man died in the early hours of the morning after a fire believed to have been started by a discarded cigarette.Firefighters were called to the top floor flat of a three storey...

Fire at Cottage in Straiton

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Firefighters battled with a blaze at row of derelict cottages which broke out in Straiton last night.Three fire engines and a cherry picker were called to the scene and found a cottage ‘well alight’...

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