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Sheila was always on the right track

TRIBUTES have been paid to a “dedicated” former community council leader who died late last month.

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Nan and Joe Reilly are celebrating 70 years of marriage

Edinburgh couple mark 70 years together

AN EDINBURGH couple are celebrating 70 years of marriage today – Battle of Britain Day.

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Emma Hudson-Brookfield has been swimming since the age of four and has set her sights on becoming a world record holder to raise money for Edinburgh Childrens Hospital Charity

Ten-year-old Edinburgh girl aims to break Firth of Forth swimming record

A ten-year-old girl who has never swum in the sea in Britain is attempting to break an 84-year-old world record by being the youngest person to swim across the Firth of Forth.

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Hayley Richards retrained as a Business Studies teacher at Portobello

Teachers back new recruitment drive

A NUMBER of teachers at Edinburgh schools have given their support to a new campaign to get more university graduates into the profession.

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Richard Demarco is the Fine Furniture Guild's honorary chairman. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Demarco takes seat at Furniture Guild

ONE of the UK’s leading art figures has backed a guild for students of a prominent furniture design school.

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Pok Lo from Queensferry High School who is 13-year-old and has just got a First from the Open University.

Maths prodigy gets a first degree aged just 13

He is the child prodigy who was doing sums at the age of two and passed his Advanced Higher maths aged 11.

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Lothian Bus driver named one of best in Britain

He is a familiar face on the number 15 bus route.

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Lewis and Jean Bassindale, from Roslin, winners of  Midlothian Council Tenants' Garden Competition 2017.

Spadework pays off for pensioners

The efforts of green-fingered Lewis Bassindale and his wife Jean have been rewarded with three awards in this year’s gardening competition for Midlothian Council tenants.

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Outlander Season 3 starts on Monday.

Edinburgh takes a starring role in Outlander Season 3

The international time-travelling series Outlander returns on Monday for the third season, with Edinburgh taking centre stage for the first time since its burst onto screens in 2014.

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Two of Grace Jacks students at St Davids RC High School received the Secondary School Music Teacher Award on her behalf from Classic FM presenter Myleene Klass at the Barbican

Top teaching gong for musical Grace

A music teacher from Dalkeith has been honoured by Classic FM, the UK’s most popular classical music station.

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Video: Man and dog rescued from water at Gypsy Brae

Emergency services rescued a man and a dog from the water this afternoon at Gypsy Brae, near Granton.

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The Grey Horse Inn in Balerno offers a meeting space

Project is tackling isolation of elderly

The Eric Liddell Centre has been helping older people in the Capital dealing with loneliness and isolation as part of a major new initiative.

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Greta Macmillan who paints on an ipad using her eyes and is having her work exhibited as part of the Porty Art Trail this weekend.  She is pictured with Mum Thea and Dad Ian. Picture; Greg Macvean

Disabled Portobello teen exhibits digital art for the first time

A Portobello teenager previously unable to communicate due to cerebral palsy has been able to unleash her creative side thanks to special “eye gaze” technology.

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Patrick Lawrence

Patrick promotes Children’s Panel

A Children’s Panel member from the Capital has helped launch the search for new panel members in the city.

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Holly McKey focuses on some last minute slalom training before the competition. Picture: Mike Wilkinson

Teenage skier aiming to win Hillend alpine ski race

A TEENAGE skier who “likes to go fast” is hoping to reclaim her title when young racers from across Scotland take to the slopes next weekend.

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Emma Owenson and her family at the Edinburgh College prizegiving ceremony. Picture: Derek Anderson

Exceptional Emma is example to others

Beeslack High School pupil Emma Owenson has won the Chair’s Award for Outstanding Achievement at Edinburgh College’s annual student prize giving ceremony.

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Kylie Reid has created a network of friends across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Photograph: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Gossip Girls network soars to 9,000 members

It began life as a local Facebook group, where women could swap tips and recommendations for local businesses and services.

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Hannah Miley and Lynsey Sharp brought the baton to the castle.

Commonwealth baton visits Edinburgh Tattoo on final Scottish stop

The Queen’s Baton Relay visited the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on the final stop of its Scottish tour ahead of next year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

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Rev Dr Margaret Rae McDonald Forrester

Kirk women’s rights pioneer honoured

A heroic pioneer for women’s rights within the Kirk has been honoured by the University of Edinburgh for helping pave the way to the ordination of female ministers.

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Lewis Page has been shortlisted
for the UK Plumber of the Year competition.

Lewis taps his way on to prize shortlist

An Edinburgh-based plumber has been shortlisted for the UK Plumber of the Year competition.

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