Date archive forMarch, 2011
By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Man falls off roof in Edinburgh……(nearly)

This was the scene today on a rooftop in Elder Street ,on  the east side of the Bus Station. So what is wrong with this? Apart from the high-vis jacket , the roofing worker was wearing no other safety gear, and More...

By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Edinburgh on Twitter 31 March 2011

Today has been a busy day here at Reporter Towers, and we paraphrase it for you in Tweets…. [View the story "Edinburgh on Twitter 31 March 2011" on Storify]  More...

By Calum Aikman On Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Edinburgh set for bus fare rises

From Sunday 3 April both Lothian Buses and First in Scotland East will be revising their fares across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Having last set Adult fares in January 2009, Lothian Buses are set to raise prices More...

By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Edinburgh University Rugby Club v Harper Adams College

by Thomas Haywood Edinburgh University Rugby Club sensationally managed to win their promotional match (18-16) with a final penalty kick against Harper Adams College at Peffermill yesterday. The game was essentially More...

By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Scottish Documentary Institute offers screening opportunities for new Filmmakers

Five new documentary filmmakers, nurtured through Scottish Documentary Institute’s annual Bridging the Gap scheme, have been selected to screen in competition at four of the world’s leading documentary More...

By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Pupils launch road improvements at Fountainbridge

Pupils from Tollcross Primary School have been helping to launch brand new road improvements at the junction at Fountainbridge and Gardner’s Crescent. Now, the Council say that pupils and public alike will be More...

By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Make your Mum Queen for a Day at Edinburgh Castle

This Sunday, celebrate Mother’s Day at Edinburgh Castle – and come face to face with Scottish history’s most famous mother, Mary Queen of Scots. In 1566, Mary gave birth at the castle to her only child More...

By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

Year round greeting.....or just a bit early? Expenses claims and the Freedom of Information requests that uncovered them may now seem a little passé but for former Livingston MP, Jim Devine, it is still in the More...

By admin On Thursday, March 31st, 2011
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Sarah Brown to speak at Edinburgh WOW lunch in April

Sarah Brown is speaking at the WOW lunch next month being held in Edinburgh, and will talk about her book “Behind the Black Door”, reminiscing over the years living with husband Gordon in Downing Street, More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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VisitScotland app hits the Top 5 on iTunes

An innovative iPhone app launched by VisitScotland at the end of last year is sitting above the likes of Tripadvisor and British Airways in iTunes’ top free travel apps chart, boasting more than 15,000 downloads More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Edinburgh on Twitter 30 March 2011

It is said (and we are not really sure by whom but bear with us!) that tweets last for about 7 minutes. This is our way of trying to extend life expectancy….. The photo is from one of our nicest stories today More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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More monkeying around at the Zoo

Reminiscent of the ancient proverb see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil – keepers are celebrating the birth of three different types of monkey at Edinburgh Zoo, with babies being born into the goeldi’s monkey, More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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New developments at Central Library

Edinburgh’s Central Library is embarking upon a brand new chapter this week as work begins to adapt the building to fit 21st century needs and expectations. The “next generation” plans will see More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Queensferry District Community Council meeting on 28 March 2011

Queensferry & District Community Council held its monthly business meeting on 28 March 2011 in the Burgh Chambers. Fourteen members were present, including Almond Ward councillors, Kate MacKenzie and Norman More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

The first of the televised Election 2011 Leaders’ debates took place last night in Glasgow and was  broadcast on STV as well as being streamed live over the internet.  The Greens leader, Patrick Harvie, More...

By admin On Wednesday, March 30th, 2011
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Meeting of the Planning Local Review Body 30 March 2011

The Planning Local Review Body meets this morning at the City Chambers at 10.00am. You can see the agenda and all reports  on the Council website. One of the properties to come before the meeting is 10 & 11 More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Muppet Mania hits Edinburgh

In association with the Jim Henson Legacy Foundation, Filmhouse is delighted to present an in-depth retrospective of work by Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, during the Easter holidays from 18 – 26 April More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Edinburgh Candidates confirmed for the Scottish Election 2011

Nominations closed today at 4pm for the Scottish parliamentary elections on 5 May 2011. The candidates for the Edinburgh constituencies are as follows: Edinburgh Eastern Ewan Aitken, Scottish Labour Party and The More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Edinburgh High Rise Flats To Get Makeover

Greendykes - Before A multi-million pound refurbishment of two of Edinburgh’s 1960s high rise flats has taken a major step forward with the appointment of a contractor to kick start the transformation. Phase More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 29th, 2011
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Edinburgh Women called on to Race for Life

Edinburgh women are being urged to ‘join the girls’ to help beat cancer by entering Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Organisers want local women to recruit their mums, sisters, daughters, aunties, More...