Midlothian police warn residents of phone scam

Police in Midlothian are warning residents of a particular type of phone scam after an elderly couple were conned out of a four-figure sum on Thursday 19th January. The caller masqueraded as being from a benevolent fund and persuaded a Loanhead couple in their 70’s to buy iTunes vouchers. They then phoned back to obtain the voucher codes which allows More...

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By John Hislop On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017
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Eight charged during police week of action in West Lothian

Police have charged eight people this week in connection with the recovery of large amounts of cannabis, amphetamine, diazepam and heroin from addresses in Stoneyburn, Bathgate, Livingston and Blackburn during More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, January 21st, 2017
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Women’s March on Edinburgh 21 January 2017

Women across the world are taking to the streets today wearing pink hats with ‘pussy’ ears on them to make a stand for their rights, and the rights of others. The main march is being held in Washington More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Latest newsletter from Edinburgh Pentlands MSP

Gordon Macdonald was re-elected to his position as SNP MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands last May. He produces a monthly newsletter which you can sign up to here. Here is the latest edition : Download [3.05 MB]    More...

By John Hislop On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Another four arrests in connection with disorder at the Scottish Cup Final

A further four men have been arrested in connection with the alleged violence and disorder at the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow on Saturday 21 May 2016. The four men are aged 16, 21, 22 and 45 years, More...

By John Hislop On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Man due in court after gun fired at house on Glasgow Road

A 37-year-old man has been arrested and charged after a gun was fired at the property on Glasgow Road, Ratho Station, on September 20. He is due to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today. Detective inspector More...

By John Hislop On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Man remanded in custody after being charged with 43 offences

Police have arrested a man in connection with 43 crimes committed across the city. The 20-year-old was arrested on Wednesday at a flat in the Moredun area on seven outstanding warrants for 24 offences. He was subsequently More...

By John Hislop On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Police investigate following thefts from properties in Little France House

A police investigation is underway after items were stolen from properties in Little France House in Edinburgh. The thefts took place during the early hours of Thursday morning. The stolen property included a handbag, More...

By John Hislop On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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World War II hand grenade found in boot of car on North Gyle Terrace

A hand grenade, believed to be from World War II was found in the boot of a car on North Gyle Terrace yesterday afternoon. A bomb disposal team attended the scene and recovered the weapon. A cordon and road More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership meets this month

The next meeting of the Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership will be on Monday 30 January 2017, 6.30pm at Edinburgh Stockbridge Church of Scotland, 7b Saxe Coburg Street,, EH3 5BN. As well as ordinary business More...