Date archive forAugust, 2012
By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 31st, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Protests at Edinburgh Festival – Colony of Artists – North Edinburgh Arts – Mela this weekend – Live Webchat about cycling Saturday morning!   Protests about Edinburgh International More...

By Ken ONeill On Friday, August 31st, 2012
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Opinion : An Even Playing Field?

This weekend sees the return of the Edinburgh Mela.  For those who don’t know, Edinburgh Mela is a festival of world music, dance, fashion, food and fun, embracing the city’s diverse communities and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Colony of Artists Exhibition 1-2 September 2012

The colony houses found in several places in Edinburgh are, as most of us in the capital know, very special indeed, but down in Abbeyhill the occupants are also quite special too. This weekend the artists who live More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Protests at Playhouse Theatre

There was a protest around 7 o’clock this evening outside The Playhouse Theatre where approximately 30 police officers were engaged in ensuring that the assembled group of around 150 people remained peaceful. Tonight More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Man admits store robbery

A man has today admitted being involved in an armed robbery at a store in Edinburgh in June. Mohammed Jabran was one of a group involved in stealing a quantity of cash and cigarettes from a convenience store in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 30th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Weather – Musselburgh – Morningside – Wester Hailes – South Queensferry  Although we are not directly affected by a hurricane or Tropical Storm Isaac, our weather seemed to take a turn More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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Derek Howie – our very own paralympian

We gave you a flavour of the kind of person Derek Howie is when we wrote about him before the May elections earlier this year. Derek had a long career as a social worker here in Edinburgh until he retired last More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

50 year old Whisky – Calders High Rise rent surgery – Holyrood Park to be closed – Honour for The Illusionist – Inverleith Park a no go area A bottle of The Dalmore-50 year old, filled into More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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No viewing area in Inverleith for Fireworks concert

Inverleith Park will be unavailable as viewing area for Virgin Money Fireworks Concert Organisers release additional tickets early to help Edinburgh residents plan their night As a result of the recent wet weather, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 29th, 2012
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Drugs arrests

Three people have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after Lothian and Borders Police recovered quantities of Class A and B drugs from two properties in Edinburgh’s Pentlands area, all More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Concern for missing woman

The daughter of a woman who has been missing from her friend’s home in West Lothian since last Friday is appealing to the public to help find her mother. 51-year-old Heather McKay was last seen at the address More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Jenny MacLean’s Fitness Column #11

Getting fit at the beach Exercising outside in Edinburgh has many benefits, not least access to a variety of beautiful open spaces – parks, gardens, countryside, woodland and hills. We also have some stunning More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Violin recovered by police

Lothian and Borders Police have recovered a custom-made violin following its theft within the Capital. Police were contacted at around 11pm last Thursday  after the owner reported the instrument had been stolen More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Aquamarine Power ready for the Saltire Prize

Wave energy company Aquamarine Power has lined up with several other leading marine energy developers to vie for the £10m Saltire Prize – the Scottish Government’s global ocean energy challenge. The Saltire More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Man convicted of rape and culpable homicide sentenced

A 20-year-old man who was convicted of the culpable homicide of a 63-year-old woman in Edinburgh has been sentenced. Jay Soso subjected Marie Reid to a serious sexual assault that led to her death at her home in More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Charity Fashion Show 29 August 2012

Hollywood glitz is coming to Edinburgh as adults with learning disabilities take to the stage to raise funds at a charity fashion show tomorrow night 29 August 2012. Movies are the theme of the catwalk event which More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Foster carers wanted

The second wave of the campaign to increase the number of carers from black and minority ethnic backgrounds in Edinburgh has been launched. After last year’s successful campaign – the number of people More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Sir Chris Hoy to headline Sky Ride City – Edinburgh International Festival – Green Investment Bank hangs its hat in Waverley Court – City centre collision – Fringe figures down on last year Sir More...

By Mark Mckinlay On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Review: The Winter Tradition – Gradients

Weaving waltzing vocals with harmonic hooks – The Winter Tradition’s debut sounds like a dream you don’t want to wake up from. The Edinburgh quartet have been honing their skills around the UK over the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
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Opinion – Environment convenor urges more recycling

by Councillor Lesley Hinds Convenor for Transport and Environment on The City of Edinburgh Council We have all seen pictures of landfill sites – vast, unsightly mounds of rotting rubbish. Each household in More...