Mike Smith

Author of Hearts Greatest Games, Hearts - The Diary of an Incredible Season and Follow the Hearts. Hypnotherapist - contact me if you want rid of any unwanted habits. Football reporter for The Edinburgh Reporter. Twitter @Mike1874

By Mike Smith On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Edinburgh City Secure SPFL Status

Hibernian may have relinquished their hold on the Scottish Cup on Saturday but there was better news for their near neighbours as Edinburgh City secured their place in the SPFL next season after defeating Annan More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Craig Ferguson to Head Gilded Balloon’s Extension Into the New Town

It’s the time of the year when thoughts turn to who will be starring in the Edinburgh Fringe in August. For the first time in 24 years, Scottish comedian Craig Ferguson will headline the inaugural Gilded Balloon More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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Review: Funny Girl the Musical *****

She has been described as ‘the greatest theatre star of her generation’ and there’s no denying television, film and stage star Sheridan Smith is one of the most gifted actors this country has produced in More...

By Mike Smith On Monday, April 17th, 2017
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Over-Indulged This Easter? Help Is At Hand!

The Edinburgh Reporter’s Mike Smith is a fully qualified hypnotherapist. In the latest of a series of articles, Mike offers some help if you have over-indulged in Easter eggs this weekend. Have you had More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, April 15th, 2017
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Hearts 3 Year Report Card

It’s less than three years since Ann Budge took over as Hearts Chief Executive and Chairperson and immediately began implementing the changes she believed were required to take Edinburgh’s biggest and most More...

By Mike Smith On Friday, April 14th, 2017
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Hearts Draw A Blank At Rugby Park

Kilmarnock 0 Heart of Midlothian 0 Ladbrokes Premiership, Friday 14th April 2017 – Rugby Park There was something appropriate about Kilmarnock and Hearts playing on the evening of Good Friday. The Christian faith More...

By Mike Smith On Thursday, April 13th, 2017
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One Night of Elvis

There are Elvis tributes….. and then there’s Lee Memphis King.  Lee Memphis King, Europe’s most successful Elvis Presley tribute artist, recreates the essence of the King with consummate ease and an More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Ann Budge Gives Hearts Update

Hearts owner Ann Budge has tonight released a statement on the official Hearts website. The Edinburgh Reporter has published much of what Mrs Budge has said. The full version is available here. First Team None More...

By Mike Smith On Wednesday, April 12th, 2017
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Funny Girl Heads to Edinburgh’s Playhouse

  Edinburgh musical fans are in for a huge treat next week when the legendary musical Funny Girl comes to Edinburgh’s Playhouse. The musical, which first opened on Broadway in 1964, is semi-biographical, More...

By Mike Smith On Saturday, April 8th, 2017
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Review: Somewhere in Time – An Audience With Ian Waite & Natalie Lowe ***

The present Mrs Smith will tell you I’m not exactly Fred Astaire when it comes to the dance floor. Dancing is not exactly my forte and there is a strong suspicion I have two left feet. So, when said Mrs Smith More...