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Police are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire in Pumpherston which happened around 4am on Saturday morning in Drumshoreland Road. A Volvo V40 was set alight, resulting in the fire spreading to a Nissan Note and a garden shed. The two vehicles and the shed sustained significant damage, though, thankfully no one was injured. Inquiries to identify those responsible are ongoing and...
At the Scottish Transport Awards Edinburgh Airport won the accolade of Airport of the Year. It is certainly the busiest airport in Scotland with more than 13.4 million passengers in 2017 which was an increase of 8.6% on 2016. A total of 34 new routes were added to the destination board, and the vast majority of these were international ones. With...
Police are appealing for witnesses in connection with a road rage incident at the Gogarburn Roundabout which took place between 8am and 8.30am on Thursday 14th June and involved an altercation between a 48-year-old male driver of a red Range Rover Evoke and a man driving a dark-coloured car. As a result, the Range Rover driver sustained a serious injury to his eye and attended at...
Whizz-kidd Dan Bewley will lead Great Britain's push to make the final of the world under-21 tournament. The former Edinburgh Monarchs and Glasgow Tigers racer, who is now with Manchester-based Premiership side, Belle Vue Aces, is joined by three young lions. And the semi-final will be at Glasgow's Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on Saturday, July 14 (tapes-up 7pm). It's the first major international...
Scotland halted their losing streak with a tied match against Ireland in a T20 Tri Series clash in Holland. Both teams scored 185 runs, Scotland for four wickets with Ireland losing six men in the process. And two runs from Ireland’s Stuart Thompson off the final ball were crucial. Scotland, who lost to Ireland by 46 runs in their first clash in...
The Hibs' first team squad return to pre-season training at East Mains this morning as preparations begin for the 2018/19 season. Most of the squad will turn up for testing and fitness work, with all eyes geared towards the upcoming Europa League campaign and the first league match of the season. The draw for the first and second qualifying rounds of the Europa...
Some clever joined-up thinking might temptingly lead to some West Highland first-class eating, drinking and panoramic feasting courtesy of Caledonian Sleeper’s latest announcement. Scenic connoisseurs, island-hoppers and railway buffs can be well chuff-chuffed as they travel to the northern isles looking to experience the tranquillity and beauty of Scotland’s islands and the West Highlands. This summer's experience is now enhanced...
The Staggs Bar Monarchs suffered another defeat, this time at Newcastle Diamonds after suffering the loss of in-form captain Erik Riss in his first ride, writes Mike Hunter. The Heat Four accident was a big blow but an eventual scoreline of 53-37 was not a bad performance considering they were 20 points down at Heat Eight. John Campbell said "It was...
The council's £6.7 million restoration project at Saughton Park is coming along nicely, but it will not open to the public till August with some parts only due to be completed at the end of the year. The Edinburgh Reporter visited the park recently with Councillor Karen Doran Vice-Convener of Transport and Environment and local councillor Cathy Fullerton. We were at...
The curtain came down on another hugely enjoyable Leith Festival with the Community Tattoo at Malmaison Plaza by The Shore on Sunday evening. Despite the weather being somewhat overcast this didn’t stop a sizeable crowd turning up to enjoy excellent performances from the Penicuik and Musselburgh BB Pipe Band, the Siamsoir and the Irish Dance Academy, Cheekyrrikis Flamenco Power and...