Lorry driver dies after South Queensferry incident

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after the driver of a bin lorry died when he was crushed by his own vehicle. The 58-year-old man, who is not being named until family are informed, died in hospital last night from his injuries. Sergeant Brian Smith, from Police Sscotland’s Edinburgh Road Policing Unit, said: “This tragic accident More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Council and NHS Lothian to lease former care home from BUPA

A new short-stay centre is being opened in Edinburgh at the site of a former care home. Bupa Care Homes have agreed to lease the buildings at the former Pentland Hill Care Home to City of Edinburgh Council (CEC), More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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People’s vow given warm welcome

Glasgow was a hotbed of political chat yesterday with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaking to a sell out crowd at the SSE Hydro and the Radical Independence conference at the Clyde Auditorium. The Scottish Green More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Newspaper to promote the cause of independence

  The curious thing about the Scottish independence referendum was that while it was on everyone’s mind and lips, the newspaper industry in Scotland were slow to back one side or the other. Now that More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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News in the North of Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter attended the AGM of the North Edinburgh News earlier in the week. Usually a news organisation is expected to have, well, news. But this week’s meeting bore a striking resemblance to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Five things you need to know today Edinburgh!

Light Night Edinburgh charity in the running for national award Lochend Community Growing Project Kyloe Cow Light a Light Today we have the official ceremony to light the Christmas decorations in the city centre. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Road diversions today in the city centre

If you are travelling to the city centre today you are advised to plan ahead, with up 30,000 people expected to flock to the annual Christmas lights switch-on. A series of road closures will be put in place to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Hawes Pier incident – police appeal for witnesses

Police in Edinburgh are appealing for witnesses after a road traffic accident at Hawes Pier, South Queensferry, this afternoon. The accident happened around 1.15pm when a refuse lorry crossed the road and came to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Wave Energy Scotland to be established

  Scotland is to establish a wave energy technology development body to encourage innovation in the industry Minister for Business, Energy and Tourism Fergus Ewing announced today. ‘Wave Energy Scotland’ More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 22nd, 2014
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Five things you need to know today Edinburgh!

Juniper Green Farmers Market Christmas Market Hopetoun House  Many in Lothians need Flu Vaccine – get yours now Community Energy Scotland Conference in Edinburgh next week The Farmers Market at Juniper Green More...