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By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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The Glasshouse Hotel

It is part of the Eton Group which has hotels elsewhere in England. The luxury hotel has the largest roof terrace in Edinburgh, and although it has spectacular rooms and public areas there is no restaurant or bar More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Trams & Forth Ports

The body owns Leith Docks, Rosyth dockyard and Grangemouth docks in Scotland along with other commercial interests. Their website explains that they also own 400 acres of land available for development which forms More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Youth Issues Forum

by Ali George The aim of the event was to engage with young people in the south of Edinburgh and find out about their quality of life. Groups from Gracemount High School, Liberton Kirk, Moredun Library and the More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Gravity

Gravity is the tale of a German banker (Fabian Hinricks) facially similar to Jimmy Carr, who is deeply dissatisfied with his lot. He is still in love with an ex from seven years ago, he has no real friends, and More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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The Good Heart

That said, it’s not designed to be a pant-wetting, nail-biting thriller. This is more of a character study, where the focus lies not on the plot or its sense of inevitability, but in seeing how the actors reach More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Huge

As a fan of the Armstrong and Miller shows, I was interested to see Ben Miller’s first film, Huge, which is about a pair of comedians trying to make it. If nothing else the director/co-writer has the research More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Animation at EIFF

There has been a lot of hype about animation at the Film Festival, with premieres of Toy Story 3, The Illusionist, and the insanely brilliant Jackboots On Whitehall. But I have read less about the international More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Skeletons

As the blurb will tell you, this is the tale of two emotional exorcists who traipse around Derbyshire removing guilty secrets from people’s lives. Exorcising the metaphorical skeletons in their closets, you might More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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The Crab

The hero of the piece is Levi Taylor, a nihilistic academic who suffers from ectrodactyly or ‘Lobster Claw’ syndrome. Essentially his fingers are all joined together so his hands look a bit like claws. Near More...

By admin On Wednesday, June 30th, 2010
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Four Lions

Hosted by Charlie Brooker, the interview took place at Brixton’s Ritzy Picturehouse and was shown live at the Cameo and fifteen other cinemas across the UK. Members of the London audience asked questions directly, More...

By Phil Cobley On Monday, June 21st, 2010
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Of Otaku and Nintendo

Less than a week after sending the Wii back to Nintendo it has been returned, with no charge required! Sadly I wasn’t able to plug it in straight away as I had taken my video cable to work as the one for the More...

By Phil Cobley On Monday, June 21st, 2010
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Edinburgh Interactive Festival

The Edinburgh International Film Festival is already into its second week and that can only mean one thing: festival season will soon be upon us! With this in mind let’s take a sneak peek at what’s in store More...

By admin On Monday, June 21st, 2010
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Ashtag

The week when all planes were grounded in the UK and above UK airspace was a peculiar one it must be said. The way that the matter was resolved by the government showed, in the Reporter’s view, that there More...

By Phil Cobley On Thursday, June 17th, 2010
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Nintendo’s Return To The ‘Hardcore’

Ever since the launch of the Wii, commentators have been overly negative towards the system and the company. Critics felt that the simplification of controls and hardware that was rooted in the previous generation More...

By admin On Saturday, June 12th, 2010
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This weekend only

Get to Gamestation for some fun…. Just a quick post to say that if you’re umm-ing and ahh-ing over Super Mario Galaxy 2 and want to try it out before handing over your hard earned cash, then pop into More...

By admin On Friday, June 11th, 2010
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EIFF – new tickets!

Academy Award® nominated screenwriter and novelist Nick Hornby will be the subject of an In-Person onstage interview on Thursday 17 June. An award-winning author of five international best-selling books that have More...

By admin On Thursday, June 10th, 2010
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iPad

I’m typing this on a shiny, new iPad and despite what you might think or have heard to the contrary, it is a rather pleasing experience. It certainly beats hauling about my rapidly disintegrating laptop and More...

By admin On Friday, June 4th, 2010
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Success of solar water heating project

RESIDENTS of Central Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site are ‘getting into hot water’ with the help of the ScottishPower Energy People Trust and Lister Housing Co-operative. The ScottishPower Energy People Trust More...

By admin On Friday, June 4th, 2010
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Tiree to Tuscany

Beginning with Ian Fleming’s breezy watercolour Balemartin, Tiree through to Louis Rosenberg’s wonderfully detailed, sun-drenched drypoint San Gimignano, this exhibition features a wide range of twentieth More...

By admin On Friday, June 4th, 2010
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35 New Schools for Scotland

The first tranche of the £1.25 billion Scotland’s Schools for the Future programme will see every local authority benefit. Funding will be made available for 14 secondary schools, 20 primary schools and one More...

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