Date archive forApril, 2012
By admin On Monday, April 30th, 2012
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Cycling accident in Drumbrae today

City cyclist Jemma Smith was knocked off her bike in Corstorphine at 7 o’clock this morning, only two days after taking part in the cycling safety protest, Pedal on Parliament, at the weekend. Half a mile More...

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

Pedal on Parliament – Bus lanes – ‘Big Hoodies’ – Business rates – Council Elections Pedal on Parliament took place on Saturday 28 April on a day that combined sombre moments More...

By admin On Sunday, April 29th, 2012
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Film Review – The Avengers

by Ryan McNeely Marvel’s Avengers Assemble Or, you know, The Avengers. Loki has come to Earth to subjugate all of humanity. All that stands in his way is an untested experiment: the Avengers Initiative. Captain More...

By admin On Sunday, April 29th, 2012
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3000 cycle for Pedal on Parliament

According to the many who tweeted about it, the Pedal on Parliament event attracted around 3,000 cyclists from all over. This was three times as many as the organisers expected. At the same time, 10,000 cyclist More...

By Anna Redman On Sunday, April 29th, 2012
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Cathy Cassidy – A deliciously sweet series

For most people, chocolate and marshmallows will conjure up the image of a yummy dessert, but to Cathy Cassidy they’re ingredients for a fantastic book series.  ‘The Chocolate Box Girls,’ will grow More...

By admin On Saturday, April 28th, 2012
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Edinburgh International Magic Festival back for another year

It’s Magic:  Edinburgh International Magic Festival director and acclaimed magic circle magician Kevin McMahon launched the Magic Festival 2012 with a butterfly theme. The festival runs from 29th June to More...

By admin On Saturday, April 28th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

POP Scotland – Green message – Bob Dylan – Cocktails – Learning how to make a film  Today at 2pm cyclists will set off from The Meadows to cycle to Holyrood and highlight the need for Parliament More...

By David Kettle On Saturday, April 28th, 2012
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Theatre review: Could You Please Look Into the Camera/Traverse Theatre (****)

Mohammed Al Attar’s short lunchtime play is a strong and sometimes shocking start to the Traverse Theatre’s new A Play, A Pie and a Pint season. Given the overall title One Day in Spring, and curated by leading More...

By admin On Friday, April 27th, 2012
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Who is cycling in Edinburgh?

More talk about cycling….   Pedal on Parliament will take place this weekend when a flash cycle will highlight the need for measures to allow safer cycling on our  streets. Cycling is now being talked More...

By admin On Friday, April 27th, 2012
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The Edinburgh Reporter chats – Bonnie Lawson-Brown

  We told you earlier this week about  Edinburgh businesswoman, Bonnie Lawson-Brown, and the new shopping app she has just devised. We just had to find out more about her, after hearing her exciting news. Who More...

By admin On Thursday, April 26th, 2012
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Auld Reekie Roller Girls at home for the final this weekend

After three months of action-packed, adrenalin-filled roller derby, this weekend sees the Auld Reekie Roller Girls, Edinburgh’s roller derby league, make history with their very first Home Season Championship More...

By admin On Thursday, April 26th, 2012
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Pride Scotia will take to the streets in June

PRIDE SCOTIA ANNOUNCES ITS PLANS FOR A MARCH IN EDINBURGH Pride Scotia has announced plans for Scotland’s National LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered) Pride which will take place in Edinburgh on More...

By admin On Thursday, April 26th, 2012
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Talking about cycling with the Transport Convenor

Councillor Mackenzie speaking to cyclists at the Edinburgh Bike Breakfast June 2011 Cycling is becoming more popular as a means of transport, and as a way of keeping fit. Cycling on our city streets has been More...

By admin On Thursday, April 26th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

  Council meeting – Portobello CC – Bras – Hendersons – QR The last meeting of the full council in its current form will be held today, and one of the final decisions the councillors More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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Queensferry BID launch on Thursday

Businesses in Queensferry will decide on June 22 whether they want to sign up for an initiative which will help boost local businesses and may lead to a further half a million pounds of investment in the town. A More...

By David Kettle On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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Edinburgh International Magic Festival 2012 launched

Okay, today’s launch of the Edinburgh International Magic Festival (as reported elsewhere) might not exactly have lived up to its hype, and it might have left many a bit bewildered. How to convince your audience More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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Princes Mall may be exempt from Long Leases Bill

MSP welcomes progress on Princes Mall Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has today welcomed the news that the Scottish Government is considering changes to the Waverley Market site in the Long Leases Bill, which More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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It will be an Edinburgh FEAST this weekend

FEAST 2012 unveils the  line-up of Scottish drinks and producers at this weekend’s event. Alongside the impressive line-up of talented chefs who will grace the stage at this Saturday’s FEAST 2012, the More...

By admin On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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KFC open flagship on South St Andrew Street

A major refurbishment of a disused pub has completely transformed it from an eyesore blighting part of Scotland’s premier shopping thoroughfare into a fast-food restaurant boasting designer flair. The overhaul More...

By Mark Mckinlay On Wednesday, April 25th, 2012
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Review – Nina Nesbitt – The Apple Tree EP

Hype is a beautiful thing. It’s that magical quality that can transform you from pulling pints to downing champagne in a matter of mere months. With the stroke of a few pens bands are made or broken. And Edinburgh’s More...