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Date archive forOctober, 2010
By admin On Sunday, October 31st, 2010
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Queensferry & District Community Council

by Terence Airlie, Secretary of QDCC. The last twelve months have been extremely busy for Queensferry and District Community Council.  Not only have the usual subjects needed to be addressed, but in addition there More...

By admin On Sunday, October 31st, 2010
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The Scottish Greens – conference in Edinburgh

The Greens are looking ahead to major gains in 2011. That is the message from Edinburgh Green councillor, Alison Johnstone, as she opens the Scottish Green Party Annual conference at Napier University this weekend  More...

By admin On Sunday, October 31st, 2010
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The Importance of Being Awkward – The Broughton Spurtle Stirs it up!

After 16 years, The Broughton Spurtle – one of Edinburgh’s oldest hyperlocal papers – is still making waves. Alan McIntosh – a longstanding contributor – explains why:- “I didn’t get involved More...

By admin On Sunday, October 31st, 2010
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The Comprehensive Spending Review

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, had the unenviable task of doling out the bad news to the UK on spending cuts in The Commons on 20th October 2010. In the short time since then many comments have been More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, October 31st, 2010
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What’s on this week? – 1st November 2010

Pick up your paper copy of The Broughton Spurtle from 1st November – and the first of any month. Otherwise past issues available on the internet. Usual outlets – more information on their website. Phil More...

By admin On Saturday, October 30th, 2010
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Launch 48

A new University event gives participants 48 hours to build and launch a web or mobile application. The Launch48 Edinburgh event, hosted at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is open to everyone, from More...

By admin On Saturday, October 30th, 2010
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Lectures from Edinburgh University

The following video shows a public lecture presented by Professor Jane Norman on Thursday 21 October 2010. This is the first lecture in the 2010 Medical Detectives lecture series. Jane Norman is Professor of Maternal More...

By admin On Saturday, October 30th, 2010
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TV Licenses free for over 75s – Just remember that!

As we approach winter, TV Licensing and Age UK are urging anyone over 75 in Edinburgh to make sure that they’re claiming their free TV Licence.   Budgeting can become more difficult as you get older and so TV More...

By admin On Friday, October 29th, 2010
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Willow sculptures in The City Art Centre – and you can learn too!

A whole floor of Edinburgh’s City Art Centre is set to become a willow wonderland this winter thanks to an exciting exhibition by one of Scotland’s most high profile and multi-award winning willow artists. Spirit More...

By admin On Friday, October 29th, 2010
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ESPC are in a Spooky Spin

On Saturday 30th October, from 11am-3pm, a team from an ESPC member firm will be dressing up for Halloween and raising funds for charity by cycling 100km in 4hours in the ESPC showroom. This Halloween charity challenge More...

By admin On Friday, October 29th, 2010
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Shelter lambast MSPs on dealing with homelessness

Graeme Brown, Director of Shelter Scotland,  has issued a hard-hitting statement about The Housing Bill currently being debated at Holyrood. He said:- “Across the developed world Scotland is held in high More...

By admin On Friday, October 29th, 2010
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Report from Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration for 2009-10

The Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA) has just announced that more children are requiring compulsory measures of intervention, with a further rise in the number of children and young people More...

By admin On Friday, October 29th, 2010
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New Fiscal announced for Edinburgh & Haddington

The Lord Advocate, the Right Honourable Elish Angiolini QC, announced the appointment of the new District Procurator Fiscal for Edinburgh and Haddington this month. Stephen McGowan, who is currently District Procurator More...

By admin On Friday, October 29th, 2010
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Nominations required for 2010 Edinburgh Award

The search is on to find the successor to a very illustrious Capital trio: Ian Rankin, JK Rowling and Sir Chris Hoy. Nominations are now open for the prestigious 2010 Edinburgh Award. This annual award was established More...

By admin On Friday, October 29th, 2010
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Amazing images from Edinburgh University

A cutting-edge medical scanning centre is opened today at the University of Edinburgh. Opened by the Duke of Edinburgh, the British Heart Foundation (BHF) invested £3 million in the centre to give researchers More...

By admin On Friday, October 29th, 2010
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Sir Jackie Stewart in Edinburgh to back Dyslexia Awareness Week

Former World Champion Scottish racing driver Sir Jackie Stewart is gearing up to be the special guest speaker at a series of events devoted to raising the awareness of “hidden dyslexia”. The City of More...

By admin On Thursday, October 28th, 2010
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Drop-off Charge at Edinburgh Airport starts on 29th October

If you choose to go to the airport and pick up or drop off a loved one by car, then you are from 29th October 2010 being asked by BAA to pay a £1 fee. You will be pulling into one of 52 dedicated bays on the ground More...

By admin On Thursday, October 28th, 2010
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Circle Cafe 1 Brandon Terrace Edinburgh

Beautiful, beautiful chocolate brownies….. And great coffee…… The scraping of chairs on the floor is a bit of an irritation. Has no-one heard of felt pads for chair legs? Pity that the waiter More...

By admin On Thursday, October 28th, 2010
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Midlothian Council offer early Christmas present

Midlothian Council has granted the county an early Christmas present. The Council voted to postpone any increase in charges for council services arising from the increase in VAT until April 2011. The decision grants More...

By admin On Thursday, October 28th, 2010
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Zero Waste in Edinburgh and Midlothian

The City of Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils have both agreed to move ahead in a joint project to secure waste treatment facilities to deal with the food and residual waste they collect in the two authority areas. A More...

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