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Competition – Win afternoon tea for two!

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The Bonham have renamed their bar.  You can win afternoon tea for two in their newly sumptuous surroundings in our competition! When the team at The Bonham were considering the name for the new bar in the Hotel at Edinburgh’s West End, they went back to the building’s roots.  The Consulting Room reflects the heritage of the building at 35...
A man who murdered a Midlothian teenager in an attack in Gorebridge last year has been sentenced today.   Brian McHale (21), was sentenced to 15 years for the murder of 17-year-old Dale Bennett, following a trial at the High Court in Edinburgh.   Dale, from Mayfield, was stabbed in a disturbance that happened in Newbyres Crescent in Gorebridge in the early hours...
This year the Festival starts on 9 August and it runs until Sunday 2 September 2012. Today at The Hub the full programme for the Festival 2012 will be unveiled and priority booking for Festival Friends and Patrons opens online, by post and fax. We will bring you updates from the launch here later this morning. We have already been advised...

Edinburgh jobs – Generation Science

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The Edinburgh International Science Festival is advertising the following jobs for the month from April to May 2012 on their website Science Communicators/Performers - Generation Science Edinburgh International Science Festival operates a Schools Touring Programme called Generation Science that tours science shows and workshops to over 66,000 pupils across Scotland. Are you energetic, good with children and naturally outgoing? We require performers...
The Local Government Elections take place on 3 May 2012. In advance of that The Reporter is speaking to the Edinburgh Council Conservative Group about their aspirations for the forthcoming elections, their policies and their ideas. Join us at 18.30 tonight and put your questions to the group. You may also join us on Twitter - the hashtag is #TEREdCons

Five things you need to know today

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  Suzanne Pilley murder trial - Increased time for some car drivers at Edinburgh Airport - Annie Lennox at Holyrood - Encyclopædia Britannica no longer to be printed - The Scotsman poll The jury in the Suzanne Pilley murder case retired yesterday afternoon to consider its verdict, and will reconvene this morning at Edinburgh's Sheriff Court building to continue their deliberations. The...

Missing woman appeal

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for help to trace the whereabouts of a woman who has gone missing in the Capital. Khalsoam Ali (40) was last know to have been at her home address in the Leith area on Wednesday March 7, however she has not been seen or heard from since. She is described as Asian, 5ft 4ins tall, medium...
First Minister Alex Salmond and Chris Fujiwara, Artistic Director Edinburgh International Film Festival have announced that the much anticipated Disney-Pixar animated film Brave, will receive a glittering European premiere, on the closing night of the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival. The film is set in mythical Scotland and features some of the UK’s best-loved stars. The red carpet will be rolled...

Police appeal for witnesses to hit and run

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Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run incident in Edinburgh. A 13-year-old schoolboy was crossing the road in Queensferry Terrace at around 8.10am this morning when he was involved in a collision with a blue car. The boy fell to the ground before the driver of the car drove off Northwards towards Queensferry Road, where...
Two Scottish players have been included on the shortlist for RBS 6 Nations player of the Championship.  Edinburgh Academy old boy, Ross Rennie, and fellow Scotland team member, David Denton, are both named as potential winners. The final shortlist for the official 2012 RBS Player of the Championship has been announced, with a fans’ poll deciding the result now open on...

Police name woman killed in Edinburgh collision

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A woman was killed last night when her car collided with a wall in Gilmerton. Police in Edinburgh can now release the identity of the 38-year-old woman who died yesterday. She is Susanne Lumsden, of Hyvot Grove, in the Gilmerton area of the Capital. She died after the Vauxhall Astra she was driving collided with a wall in Gilmerton Road, around 6pm....

Edinburgh Labour launch manifesto

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The existing councillors and Labour candidates convened at Pollock Halls this morning to launch the final version of their manifesto.  Scottish Labour Leader, Johann Lamont, was in Edinburgh to help Edinburgh Labour leader Andrew Burns, and Labour Transport spokesperson, Lesley Hinds, explain what plans the group have to run The City of Edinburgh Council if they gain a majority. The...
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