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Published On: Sat, Apr 27th, 2013 at 2:37pm

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Woman who died in road collision named – Roller Disco – Leith Library – John Knox – Tomorrow at The Queen’s Hall

Police Scotland can now confirm the identity of a woman who died following a collision on Lasswade Road earlier this week.

She is 24-year-old Sarah Helen Laftavi from Loanhead.

Miss Laftavi’s Volkswagen Passat was involved in a collision with a Lothian Bus just after 7pm on Thursday 25th April, resulting in her suffering serious injuries.

Emergency services were in attendance. However, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Enquiries are ongoing into the full circumstances surrounding this collision and anyone with information that can assist police with their investigation is asked to come forward immediately.


The Corn Exchange is the place to be today if you would like to get your roller blades out and skate to the music.

The Edinburgh Corn Exchange is proud to present “Spin”  – Scotland’s Ultimate Roller Disco! The event will take place Saturday 27 April 2013 with limited availability!  Special guest DJ’s to be announced!

Family sessions will take place 3pm until 5pm and an over 18’s roller disco event will run from 7pm – 11pm.

More details here on The Corn Exchange website. 


Today at Leith Library you can take your clothes off…… NO! Sorry you can take your old clothes along and swop them for some new ones.

The library are hosting a clothes swap party open to all members of the public to bring along clothes, bags, shoes and jewellery that don’t fit or don’t suit and swap them for something else, completely free. As it’s in a library, luggage tags will be provided so you can write a story about your favourite top or handbag and swap stories as well as clothes. You can take away as many items as you bring, providing everything is in good condition, and anything left will be taken to a charity shop.

More information here. 



On 2 May there is a free event at The Edinburgh Bookshop all about John Knox. Marie MacPherson will be speaking about her new book, The First Blast of the Trumpet, which takes on the life of John Knox, about which relatively little is known. “This well researched novel captures the period which led up to the Reformation in Scotland, in which decay and despotism led eventually to a new regime.

This event is free and Marie will be available to sign copies of her book after.” More details about the event and how to book a free ticket here. 


Tomorrow at The Queen’s Hall the Edinburgh Academy Spring Concert takes place starting at 7:00pm. More details here.

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