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Seventeen people had to be evacuated after a fire broke out at a ground-floor flat in Restalrig Crescent in the early hours of this morning. Six were given oxygen at the scene, before three of those were taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. A spokeswoman for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: "We were alerted at 3.19am to a fire in...
Hibs have announced the signing of Australian international Mark Milligan on a two-year deal, subject to securing a work permit. The midfielder, who can also operate in the centre of defence, has 71 caps for the Australian national squad and played in all three games at the recent FIFA World Cup in Russia. He was most recently at Saudi Arabian side Al-Ahli,...
...And This Is My Friend Mr Laurel Pleasance Upstairs 1130 am THERE is a magic when an actor is able to transform his face into the character he plays. When Jeffrey Holland's Stan Laurel speaks to an invisible Oliver "Babe" Hardy on his sickbed, he is really Cumbrian lad, Stanley Jefferson but when the play cuts away to short scenes, the veteran...
Chris Difford and Boo Hewerdine at Assembly Checkpoint 1530 hrs THE audience were all of a certain age as they queued up outside Assembly on Bristo Square. All Squeeze fans and all keen to see what Chris Difford had to play and say. They were not disappointed as he played many of their favourite songs interspersed with great anecdotes from his days...
Drip Feed The Bubble: George Square 1425 hrs IT must have seemed that the gods were against Karen Cogan's one woman performance in Drip Feed. The show was delayed due to a fire alarm, then a downpour, then in the middle of a scene, disco lights that were draped around her shoulders, blew, causing the technicians to halt the show. Sarah improvised beautifully...
Police are appealing for information after two Ford Transit vans were stolen from Eliburn Industrial Park on Appleton Parkway Livingston earlier this week. The first theft took place around 10.25pm on Monday 13th August, when a van with the livery 'British Red Cross' and registration KS63 CKX was stolen. The second theft took place around 10pm on Tuesday 14th August, when...
Compelling and raw, the National Youth Theatre’s production of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, asks of its audience more than to simply observe. Set just before the events of 9/11, we follow the story of Changez to see how his identity has been shaped in different ways. We are committed to thinking about how we see difference and how we approach others.  Our...
John Gay’s original 18th century performance of The Beggar’s Opera is made wilder and more raucous to fit with 21st century changed sensibilities in this new stage production  from Paris’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord directed by Robert Carsen. Playing with the expectations of the audience, it seems always one step ahead as it pushes boundaries and undermines institutions with its wit. The...
At Underbelly there are several performers who juggle appearing in the Fringe and being a parent. This morning the Underbelly Babies were brought to Underbelly's purple cow Violet for a photo call.  It is not always the easiest to juggle any job when children are very young, but this lot all look pretty happy!
Police are appealing for witnesses following a racially motivated assault and robbery which took place around 9.20pm on Wednesday 15th August in Craigour Drive. A 39-year-old man received injuries to his face and hand and a 41-year-old man a hand injury. The suspects also made comments that the victims interpreted as racist during the attack. Two male suspects were seen running...