Date archive forAugust, 2011
By admin On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

  A fire was discovered this morning in Hazelbank Terrace and Lothian and Borders Fire Service had more than 40 firefighters deployed to the scene earlier today. We have a report here.  Scotland’s Football More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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Green Pencil Award launched

The City of Edinburgh Council has launched the fourth Green Pencil Award, a creative writing competition with an environmental theme open to all P4-7 aged pupils in Edinburgh. The competition, which runs from 31 More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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King’s Theatre refurbishment arrangements progressing

The £2.6m refurbishment of the city’s Kings Theatre took an important step forward today with the appointment of the main contractor, H&J Martin Ltd. The main contract, covering the first two phases More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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Fire in Shandon today

    A fire broke out early today in Hazelbank Terrace in a row of colonies in the Shandon area of the city. When The Reporter arrived the smell of smoke was thick in the air and Lothian and Borders More...

By admin On Wednesday, August 31st, 2011
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Council want to recruit more foster carers

A new multimedia campaign launched this week is aiming to tackle a shortage of foster carers in Edinburgh.  Carers from all backgrounds are needed but The City of Edinburgh Council wants to double the number of More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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Princes Street diversion for fireworks

Planned works due to start across the tram route in September have been put on hold following last week’s Council decision to implement the first phase from the airport to Haymarket. This includes the planned More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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Queen’s Counsel appointed

The Scottish Government announced today that:- “Her Majesty the Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of 10 new Queen’s Counsel, on the recommendation of First Minister Alex Salmond. Seven More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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Government to withhold tram money

The Scottish Government has informed the City of Edinburgh Council that it will withhold £72 million for the trams project, in light of the Council’s decision to take the tram only to Haymarket. Ministers More...

By admin On Tuesday, August 30th, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

Tramadrama is back on the agenda this Friday at the City Chambers. Somehow the administration has found a reason to bring the trams back to the table, notwithstanding that this is an extremely rare, perhaps unique, More...

By admin On Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Council to hold special meeting about trams this week

The City of Edinburgh Council has today given notice of a special meeting of the Council which has been called by the Lord Provost, to be held on Friday 2 September at 10.00am. The meeting is to discuss the funding More...