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...

By admin On Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Jungle City at the Botanics

‘Megar-Crocodylus-Palustris’ by London based artist and designer Antonia Tibble can be seen keeping an eye on the Tropical Aquatic House at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh as part of the ‘Jungle City’ More...

By admin On Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Liveblog with Sarah Boyack MSP 29 August 2011 at 5.30

Sarah Boyack is Labour MSP for the Lothians. She will be answering our questions on Monday evening and will answer yours too if you would like to put them to her. Just use the comments box below! The hashtag is More...

By admin On Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Five things you need to know today

Tonight we have Sarah Boyack MSP joining us online for a Liveblog session starting from 5.30p.m. Sarah will be glad to answer your questions so please send them to us at theedinburghreporter@gmail.com  or you More...

By admin On Monday, August 29th, 2011
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Council up for housing award

The council project which will see the first new council homes built in Edinburgh for more than a generation has been short listed for another major housing award. The 21st Century Homes for Edinburgh programme More...

By admin On Sunday, August 28th, 2011
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Course for playwrights at McDonald Road Library

The McDonald Road Library in Leith is offering budding Edinburgh playwrights an opportunity to grab a place at its free ‘How to be a Playwright’ event. The course was a sell-out event at this year’s Edinburgh More...

By admin On Sunday, August 28th, 2011
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Improved Harrison Park reopened

Local children welcomed Councillor Donald Wilson and other guests to officially celebrate the new environmental and access improvements at Harrison Park East, on Friday . The local community has been working with More...

By admin On Sunday, August 28th, 2011
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Rugby – RHC v Linlithgow, RBS National 1, 27 August 2011

by John Preece Royal High Corstorphine (RHC) played their season opener at their home ground at Barnton, against Linlithgow, a game which turned out to be the proverbial ‘game of two halves’. RHC opened More...

By admin On Friday, August 26th, 2011
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The City of Edinburgh Council – Finance and Resources Committee 30 August 2011

The Finance and Resources Committee meet on Tuesday 30 August 2011 at 10a.m. The full agenda is shown below. It is very lengthy and we do not propose to narrate all items here, but we will be at the meeting and More...

By admin On Friday, August 26th, 2011
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Jackie Kay wins Scottish Book of the Year

Creative Scotland is delighted to announce that award winning poet and author, Jackie Kay, has been awarded the 2011 Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust Book of the Year, in partnership with Creative Scotland, for More...

By admin On Friday, August 26th, 2011
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Edinburgh Trams – Labouring forward?

There are actually so many puns connected with trams that even the rabbi opening the council proceedings before the council meeting on Thursday could not resist a wee pun or two of his own. The position is that More...