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It is a week since the UK was told to stay home to save lives. As at 29 March the total number of people in Scotland who have tested positive for coronavirus stands at 1384, almost 1,000 more than a week ago. Sadly, 41 patients who tested positive have died. There...
One angler has been pictured on social media fishing at Polton on the Esk and Musselburgh and District Angling Association have issued fresh advice to anglers. It says: "To be absolutely clear, all rivers in the Forth District are now closed for fishing until the Government states otherwise. This includes the Esk, North Esk and South Esk and any of...

GTS Solutions helping fight online fraud

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GTS Solutions has partnered with Swiss-based Lucy Security to offer free cyber security training designed to make businesses more resilient to fraudsters in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. The online course is being rolled out as an emergency response to the fall-out from the pandemic. With most...
Emergency legislation will come before the Scottish Parliament today. There are considerable further powers in the Coronavirus (Scotland) Bill and measures to ensure essential public services can continue and help businesses throughout the coronavirus pandemic. MSPs are due to debate all stages of the Bill on Wednesday 1 April...

Police turn drivers away from Silverknowes

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Police took steps to close off the parking area at Silverknowes beach on Monday, blocking the roadway and sending any cars arriving there home. Edinburgh - 30th March 2020 - Police officers in Edinburgh patrol the beach at Silverknowes and stop people from driving to the beach to exercise during the Covid-19...
Advantage – Tennis For Good! has donated funds that were to be used on non-traditional tennis projects to the Edinburgh & Lothians Health Foundation and the Edinburgh Food Project in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Advantage is a not for profit tennis club bringing tennis to those people who may experience...
Edinburgh law firm Watermans Legal have introduced a range of new ways to deliver their Wills and Power of Attorney services. They want to help any vulnerable people who may be self-isolating during the coronavirus lockdown, and who are concerned about their affairs. The firm say that demand for wills has...

Scottish Government announces six month ban on evictions

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The Scottish Government announcement that private and social tenants in Scotland are to be given increased protection from eviction during the coronavirus pandemic has been welcomed by SNP MSP Gordon MacDonald. Emergency legislation will increase the minimum notice period for private and social tenants to up to six months...
Today the numbers are 1563 positive cases of coronavirus in Scotland, with 47 patients who have died. During the daily briefing from St Andrew's House, the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, announced that in addition to elective surgery such as hip and knee replacements being postponed for now, the various screening programmes which...

Firefighters tackle blaze on Arthur’s seat

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Firefighters are currently tackling a large fire on Arthur’s Seat. Emergency services including two fire engines and three police cars are in attendance The cause of the fire is not known at this time. A Scottish Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We are currently in attendance at...

Why spam emails might make a comeback in the UK

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At some point during the time we’ve spent on the internet, all of us have been annoyed by spam emails. There’s nothing more frustrating than waiting on an important email coming through, receiving a notification, and finding out that it’s yet another unsolicited message asking you...
A 56-year-old man has died after the vehicle he was driving collided with the large bin and silver Ford Fiesta at “low speed” on Spottiswoode Road in Marchmont at around 9.20pm last night. Two members of the public administered first aid until the arrival of paramedics.
Police Scotland has thanked members of the public and businesses for complying with a new law designed to slow the spread of coronavirus although initial indications show that officers had to issue penalty notices on only 25 occasions across the country. Officers were given the power on Friday, 27 March 2020, to...
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