The Edinburgh – Glasgow co-op on Homeless World Cup

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By Ian McNally and Philip Wegmann

An Edinburgh church was transformed into a football sanctuary yesterday, as it played host to the launch of a new book about the Homeless World Cup.

“Home Game” by Mel Young and Peter Barr was unveiled in Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge and featured a Q&A with the authors followed by a book sale and signing session.

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Sturgeon shares the book love in Book Week Scotland’s first virtual festival

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Nicola Sturgeon joined in with Book Week Scotland celebrations last night with a live Q&A on Twitter.

Users submitted their book-related questions to the First Minister using the hashtag #FMBookChat, who then spent an hour tweeting about her favourite books.

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Financial gulf increases in Scottish football as wages are revealed

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Celtic players earn eight times more than those playing for Hibernian and Hearts as the gulf widens in Scottish football.

The Global Sports Salaries Survey published by Sporting Intelligence revealed the huge financial gap separating Celtic – the upper echelon of Scottish football – and the rest of the division. Continue reading Financial gulf increases in Scottish football as wages are revealed

Historic Sexual Offences Act: public consultation required?

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A public consultation on the bill to give an automatic pardon to gay men convicted of same-sex consensual sex crimes, has been launched in the Scottish Parliament.

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Legally Blonde The Musical has beauty and brains

By Lindsay Thomson

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Legally Blonde the Musical kicked off its Edinburgh run on Monday night at the Festival Theatre.

The stage musical adaptation of the 2001 Reese Witherspoon comedy follows the fortunes of the idealistic Elle Woods (Lucie Jones) as she seeks to earn a law degree and the heart of her beloved Warner Huntington III (Liam Doyle). Continue reading Legally Blonde The Musical has beauty and brains

Feminist film-poem puts street harassment under the lens

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Edinburgh-based poet and activist Nadine Aisha published a film adaptation of her poem ‘Hopscotch’.

The award-winning filmmaker Roxana Vilk directed the film, which talks about street harassment against women-of-colour, for 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence.

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Discount railcards extended for people aged up to 30

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Next month, the government will trial a 26-30 railcard, labelled the ‘millennial’ railcard, but only 10,000 will be on the list.

A catch in the new system means that millions of millennials are going to lose out because of a catch in the system, with no cards set to be trialled in Edinburgh, or Scotland as a whole.

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Saltire Awards to celebrate Scottish writing at St Andrew’s Day ceremony

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The Saltire Society will announce the winners for its Literary Awards at a special ceremony tomorrow, coinciding with St Andrew’s Day.

39 books, writers, and publishers have been shortlisted by the literary society, which aims to celebrate and promote Scottish writing.

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Sick Kids Hospital Site Enters Public Consultation Period

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Plans for the redevelopment of the Sick Kids Hospital site are being exhibited for public feedback.

The exhibitions are being held in St. Catherine’s Argyle Church by Holder Planning, who are acting as planning consultants on the project.

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Hibernian Ladies’ head coach Kevin Milne has had a “massive impact” since his appointment last month.

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Hibernian FCs head coach Kevin Milne has made the perfect start to his tenure at Ainslie Park, with midfielder Lisa Robertson stating that he’s had a “massive impact” since stepping in.  

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Capitals aim to end 2-year wait

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Edinburgh Capitals host defending league champion Cardiff Devils tonight at Murrayfield in hope of ending a two-year losing streak.

The Capitals last win against the Devils was 725 days ago in a 4-3 home win and Capitals captain Mike D’Orazio believes “now is the ideal time” to win against an out of form Devils team.

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Edinburgh to Glasgow train times to take 42 minutes by 2018

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By December 2018 the Edinburgh to Glasgow Improvement Programme will deliver the fastest journey time of 42 minutes between Glasgow and Edinburgh’s city centre’s.

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Beaverhall Open Day: A boost for the local art scene

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The old converted chocolate factory in the Broughton area seems an unlikely place for the vibrant heart of many creative, independent businesses, but never the less, there they are. With another open weekend, they open the doors to the talent that lies within.

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