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Published On: Mon, Feb 28th, 2011

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An Edinburgh man has invented a wristwatch type of device to help you keep tabs on your children. According to Deadline “The former paratrooper thought-up the device, which allows parents to use a GPS system to monitor their children’s whereabouts within two to three metres through a computer or mobile phone application.” However hidden right at the end of the article is a shocking statistic: that 100,000 children go missing in the UK each year…

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership is working on the priorities for Leith’s Local Community Plan 2011-14. A Local Community Plan sets out the most important things needed to improve services and how this could be done. The Leith Local Community Plan covers the Leith and Leith Walk Council Wards.

The people living in the area are the best ones to know what is needed. You are invited to take a few minutes to give your views. All responses are anonymous.

If you have any questions about this consultation, you should contact Loraine Duckworth on 0131 529 5269 or email loraine.duckworth@edinburgh.gov.uk

You have until Friday to comment on the plans for student accomodation in Orwell Terrace.

An open exhibition of the proposals, attended by a member of the design team from Yeoman McAllister Architects, will take place on Sat 26th Feb 2011 between 10am-1pm and Tues 1st Mar 2011 between 5-30 and 7-30pm. at St Brides Community Education Centre, 10 Orwell Terrace Edinburgh EH11 2DZ

Further information relating to these proposals may be obtained from: Yeoman McAllister Architects, tel 0131 346 1145.

If you wish to make comments on the proposals you may do so at the above event and/or in writing to Yeoman McAllister Architects, 64 Coltbridge Avenue Edinburgh , EH12 6AH and no later than Friday 4th March 2011.

Radio Today tells us that former Radio Forth DJs met last week in the capital for dinner. It tells us nothing else. Did they have a good time? Maybe they will tell us…

In case you are wondering, the cow is in Captain Taylor’s Coffee House on South Bridge, another great place with free wifi.

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