Date archive forOctober, 2012
By John Hislop On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Shona’s Kilimanjarno Adventure for Cancer Charity

When a friend suggested to Edinburgh woman Shona Pryde that they should spend their next holiday climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, her reply was, to be honest, less than positive or polite. After giving the matter some More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Strange Theatre put across the message about fireworks

An informative play about the dangers of misusing fireworks is being performed for pupils in several Edinburgh secondary schools in the run-up to Bonfire Night. ‘TOAST’ is a powerful 30 minute drama which shows More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Photos from Haddowfest

Haddowfest took place over the weekend offering a positive wealth of live music at six city centre venues. If you missed it then you may have to wait till next year. More information here. These lovely photos from More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Edinburgh’s Christmas! – Grants for Community Councils – Man identified – New novel from Marianne Wheelaghan – Halloween at The Balmoral Edinburgh’s Christmas is launched this More...

By Reader On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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7 up! Broughton Women’s Rugby teach Glasgow Students a lesson

Broughton Women’s Rugby maintained their unbeaten record with a 0-45 win on the road v Glasgow University. After a traumatic drive across the M8 in the rain (and wrong turnings in town), the convoy of cars made More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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Cyclists asked to light up at Streets Ahead roadshows

More than half of Edinburgh’s cycle casualties in November, December and January happen during the hours of darkness. Meanwhile, almost 50% of serious injuries sustained by cyclists in the Capital between More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 31st, 2012
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New Musical from South Park creators coming to the UK

Book of Mormon: New Musical from the Creators of South Park to Come to the UK One of the top 5 best-selling shows on Broadway, the Book of Mormon is now bringing its shockingly hilarious humour to the UK. From the More...

By Reader On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Richard Holloway to read at CD launch event

Writer, broadcaster and former Bishop of Edinburgh, Richard Holloway, is to participate in a pre-Christmas event which will launch a brand new CD of Christmas music by Cadenza, one of Scotland’s finest amateur More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Number of Scottish bankruptcies is falling

Bankruptcy and other insolvencies fell in second quarter Official insolvency figures for Scotland show a sharp fall in the number of people entering bankruptcy and other formal insolvency solutions between July More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Cuckoo’s Bakery goes spooky for Halloween

Cuckoo’s Bakery launches six monstrous cupcake treats to celebrate Halloween Cuckoo’s Bakery, Edinburgh’s quirkiest cupcake shop, is feeling seasonal yet again, and is kicking off Halloween with a selection More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, October 30th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Rubbish – Fireworks safety advice – Potholes – Blogging – 4G Residents in North Edinburgh plonked their rubbish on the doorstep of their Neighbourhood office yesterday to draw attention More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Edinburgh Filmhouse launch online player

EDINBURGH’S FILMHOUSE JOINS FORCES  WITH GLASGOW FILM THEATRE TO LAUNCH NEW ONLINE PLAYER Edinburgh’s Filmhouse and Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) have joined forces with shareable video-on-demand inventors Distrify More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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n0tice and the #myhighstreet project

We told you recently about n0tice, which is a virtual community notice board, and the project which the people behind n0tice had started to celebrate or change our high street (where high street means locality More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Primary School’s PE lessons a study for University

Flora Stevenson Primary School is taking a new approach to physical education which is being studied by university researchers.  Over the past 2 years extra training has been provided for teachers and pupils have More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Safety First on Bonfire night

Lothian and Borders Police are joining Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service and The City of Edinburgh Council in putting across the message that they want people in Edinburgh to enjoy fireworks responsibly More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Talk by US Super Bowl producer today at Queen Margaret University open to the public

US Super Bowl producer to talk to students in the capital Dr Frank Supovitz, producer of the US Super Bowl, the largest annual sports event in the USA, is coming to Queen Margaret University today to talk to first More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Rings stolen in theft from Western General Hospital

Lothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a theft within the Western General Hospital. The incident happened around 3.15pm on Tuesday 23 October 2012 when a 33-year-old woman was within More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Five things you need to know today

Do we need to market Edinburgh? – This week at Holyrood - Photography – Food waste allows plastic bags –  - Edinburgh Tram Project The Scotsman’s Arts Correspondent, Brian Ferguson, has More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, October 29th, 2012
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Police warn about mobile phone theft

Police in Edinburgh are urging the public to take steps to secure their mobile phone against thieves. Officers working on Operation Arable, an ongoing initiative aimed at tackling street robberies in the Capital, More...

By Ryan McNeely On Sunday, October 28th, 2012
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Spend This Halloween At The Overlook Hotel

The Shining Everybody knows The Shining. The story of a man driven to madness and murder while working as the winter caretaker at an isolated hotel in the Rocky Mountains is one of the most famous and influential More...