Cycling event in East Lothian today

Just in case you are thinking of heading out of town this afternoon you might want to be aware that there are some road closures around Gifford today. Around 60 riders will take to their bikes later for a road race. The Police and Fire Services National Road Race will get underway at 2pm with participants expected to finish by 4:30pm. Organised by More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, August 29th, 2015
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Five things you need to know today!

The Edinburgh Mela Tonight at the Usher Hall Broomhouse Cafe vacancies Fringe Tip of the Day  Looking for bats! Today the Edinburgh Mela gets underway at Leith Links. Click here to view the programme for the More...

By John Hislop On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Frederick Street collision victim dies

Police have announced that a 65-year-old man has died following a serious road traffic collision involving a pedestrian and a bus on Wednesday 19 August. Officers were called to Frederick Street at 10.45am and More...

By John Hislop On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Two men jailed following betting shop robberies

Two men have been jailed for a total of over eight years after two armed robberies at betting shops in Edinburgh earlier this year. Dale Thomas, (pictured) 24 and Darren Lamb, 25, threatened a member of staff with More...

By John Hislop On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Police warning following thefts of Transit vans in West Lothian

Police in West Lothian are urging owners and drivers of Ford Transit vans to take additional measures to secure their vehicles following an increase in thefts. The latest incidents occurred in Barton Terrace, Fauldhouse More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Supermarket staff scale Ben Nevis for charity

The staff at the Moredun branch of Morrisons took on a ‘Ben Nevis at Sunrise’ Challenge earlier this month to raise funds for Sue Ryder. The weather was foggy but the team consisting of Gordon Strong, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Work to begin on Mortonhall memorial garden

Work will begin on Monday on the walled memorial garden at Mortonhall required following the babies’ ashes scandal which rocked Edinburgh Council when first uncovered. The matter led to a full-scale enquiry More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Five things you need to know today!

Leith Walk By-Election Big Beach Busk Royal Edinburgh Summer Fete today Ingliston Revival Fringe tip of the Day   WE have already met with two of the candidates in next month’s by-election for two new More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Lord Foulkes repeats call for Lords reform

On the day when the Conservative Government have finally announced the Dissolution Honours  List and another 45 peers have been created, an existing peer, Lord Foulkes of Cumnock, reminded The Edinburgh Reporter More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Police ‘dismantle’ criminal empire

A crime group that distributed near to £1 million’s worth of Class A controlled illegal substances throughout Fife, Tayside, Edinburgh and Ayrshire have today  been convicted of the sale and supply of drugs. Stephen More...