Date archive forJanuary, 2012
By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Edinburgh MP welcomes new local TV station

Edinburgh West MP, Mike Crockart has today welcomed the decision to shortlist Edinburgh as a ‘pioneer’ city to set up a local TV Station.   65 cities submitted bids to be selected for the license. The Department More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Council clamping down on off-licences

The City of Edinburgh Council is calling time on new off licences in a bid to help beat the nation’s drinking culture. The Council wants to limit the number of off-licences in the capital, which is currently home More...

By Mark Mckinlay On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Review : Homeless World Cup Fundraiser – The Liquid Rooms – 28 January 2012

After some solid support from Seven Deadly Sins, The Litigators kicked off this charity night in earnest. Organised in aid of the Homeless World Cup, the night was spearheaded largely by lead singer Michael McNelly More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Council to be asked about saving Waverley Market

One of the questions tabled for this Thursday’s council meeting relates to the property ‘owned’ by the council next to Waverley Station. This has been lodged by Green Party Councillor, Alison Johnstone, More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Council meeting 2 February 2012

The council convene for the first proper meeting of the year later this week on 2 February. There was a full meeting in January, but the short agenda only required councillors to discuss and decide upon the Alternative More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Labour still digging for details of ABM proposal

Last month the council convened a special meeting to discuss whether they would enter into any privatisation arrangements with the facilities management firm MITIE, as was widely anticipated. The council voted against More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Leith Shop Idol – Deadline today!

  Leith businesses are being urged to submit their application for ‘best dressed’ shop front as the closing date is today. Applications to be Leith’s Shop Idol are being accepted until close of business More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Free Food! Scottish Poetry Library Sighthill Broomhouse & Parkhead Community Council Drumbrae Library Hub Occupy Edinburgh Chez Jules in Hanover Street are offering Free Food tonight. No we don’t know More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Woolworths’ Employees in Stockbridge still await compensation

Mark Lazarowicz MP for Edinburgh North and Leith is demanding justice for Woolworths staff who worked in the Stockbridge store, and who have been denied redundancy compensation awarded to colleagues in larger stores More...

By George Ward On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Edinburgh 10-Minuters Project looking for writers

‘Ever wanted to write a play? Seems a bit much? How about if it’s only 10 minutes?’ These are the questions asked by a new theatre project based in Edinburgh. Edinburgh 10 Minuters, coordinated More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
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Greater Grassmarket BID team need you!

Over 300 business owners are being consulted on the Grassmarket’s future and have been urged to complete the questionnaires delivered this week by the Greater Grassmarket Business Improvement District (BID) team. All More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Get your tickets for Easter at the Usher Hall

A special weekend of music is planned this Easter at the Usher Hall. Folk Weekender, part of Ceilidh Culture 2012, is being sponsored by Deuchars, and presents three different bands each night on Friday 6 and Saturday More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Comet sponsors Edinburgh athlete

Sports Aid Athlete Jonty Barron gets sponsorship from Comet electrical store, Edinburgh Edinburgh athlete Jonty (Jonathan) Barron, aged 18, from Lasswade near Edinburgh, received a cheque for £1,000 from the More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Occupy now resident in The Meadows

ANTI-capitalist protesters have moved their tents, placards and guitars in to one of Scotland’s most genteel open spaces. The Meadows is a 60-acre playground for Edinburgh’s middle classes, surrounded on all More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Police Board appeal for volunteers

A call for volunteers to independently assess the welfare of people in police custody and advise on equality issues within the local community has been issued by the Lothian and Borders Police Board. Applications More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Midlothian Council fined for data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has imposed a monetary penalty of £140,000 on Midlothian Council for disclosing sensitive personal data relating to children and their carers to the wrong recipients More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Edinburgh company looking for sustainable skincare

Scots and Nordic scientists set to explore sustainable skincare Scottish company Aquapharm has joined forces with Norwegian firm Aqua Bio Technology (ABT) to create a new generation of sustainable ingredients for More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Cyclo-cross

‘Dig in Around the Dock’ Cyclo-cross Race, Bo’ness, 29  January 2012 Edinburgh-based fire officer, David Lines – who also rides with the Endura/Pedalpower squad – finished second More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Ten things to do in Edinburgh in 2012

These are only suggestions. Edinburgh is full of things to do, clubs to join and places to go. We cannot possibly know them all, so if you have a really good suggestion, then please feel free to add to the conversation More...

By admin On Monday, January 30th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Stephen Hester’s £963,000 bonus £2m surplus to be spent by council 20% increase in profits for Edinburgh company Former soldier sues for £400,000 BT speed up broadband   Well here we are, almost at More...