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Date archive forJanuary, 2013
By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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Police arrest snake…

Lothian and Borders Police took an unusual prisoner into custody yesterday when they recovered a snake in the West of Edinburgh. Officers were on routine duties in Hailesland Grove around 9.15am when they heard More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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Councillors petition Scottish Government over club closure

The Edinburgh Prison Officers Club have been given notice to quit their premises by today but now they have support from all city councillors and Gordon MacDonald MSP in their bid to stay put.  This is the joint More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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The City Cafe Burger Challenge begins today!

The City Cafe homemade burgers are the core of their diner-style menu (along with some ginormous breakfasts!) and with their Ultimate Burger Challenge, Head Chef, John McKendrick, plans to take them to the next More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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TERLive! Council Meeting 31 January 2013

Today’s meeting will hear the report about Splashback and their bid to run the pool in Leith as a community enterprise. The Splashback campaigners are expected to attend the meeting in what may be their final More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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Five things you need to know today

Full council meeting today – Council successfully prosecute truants – Body identified – Edinburgh University Heritage Trail – Festival Theatre   A meeting of the full council takes More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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Council sues parents over truancy

COUNCIL SUCCESSFULLY PROSECUTES TWO CASES RELATING TO POOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE The City of Edinburgh Council has  been successful in prosecuting two separate cases where a parent neglected to ensure their child attends More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 31st, 2013
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Edinburgh Outdoors launches new Parks app

THERE’S MORE TO EDINBURGH … OUTDOORS   A new website and free app for iPhone and Android that will encourage people to get out and about in Edinburgh’s parks and outdoor spaces is being launched by The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Leith Waterworld no more?

Tomorrow’s council meeting has Leith Waterworld back on the agenda for discussion. The proposed sale of the building was delayed until the campaign group, Splashback, had the opportunity to put their revised More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Letter to the Editor – Princes Street traffic ban

      7 Spey Terrace Edinburgh EH7 4PX 28th January 2013 Dear Sir/Madam, ON YOUR BIKE As Spokes, the apologists for pedal cyclists, are seeking to ban all traffic from Princes Street apart from trams More...

By David Kettle On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Theatre review: A Taste of Honey, Lyceum Theatre (****)

A Taste of Honey by 18-year-old Shelagh Delaney first burst onto the stage of the Theatre Royal, Stratford East, in May 1958, where its brave, unsentimental depiction of working-class life – complete with single More...

By Richard Spence On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Portobello Consultation ends tomorrow

The final bell is about to sound for the trio of groups battling for the future of Portobello Park.  A council consultation on the need for a Private Bill to deal with the future of the park has been running since More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Five things you need to know today

Fire in Fountainbridge – Referendum Question – Abduction – Macmillan Cancer Support Mammoth Quiz – Tonight at the Filmhouse  There was a serious fire yesterday in Fountainbridge and five More...

By Richard Spence On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Man pleads guilty to defrauding pensioner

A 26-year-old man who appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court yesterday, and pleaded guilty to stealing£33,646.00 from an Edinburgh pensioner’s Post Office Savings Account, had his sentence deferred until next month More...

By Reader On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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EDINBURGH TO BENEFIT FROM GREEN FUNDING BOOST

Grass roots environmental projects in Edinburgh have received over £5,000 funding support from the Central Scotland Green Network’s (CSGN) Community Projects Fund, to improve their local greenspace and enhance More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
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Go cruising from Leith on the Marco Polo

Marco Polo back in Leith with early booking savings   Cruise and Maritime Voyages (CMV) www.cruiseandmaritime.com 0844 414 6185 will be operating the classic 800 passenger cruise ship Marco Polo out of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Edinburgh Evening News staff scoop the Johnston Press awards!

Edinburgh Evening News staff are celebrating after scooping several prizes at the first in-house journalism awards run in Scotland by the paper’s publishers according to AllMediaScotland. In competition with More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Edinburgh College – Football Works students pass!

Edinburgh College students kick-off careers with footie course   A group of young lads are celebrating after passing a new football themed course, which sees unemployed people completing coaching courses and SQA More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Five things you need to know today

Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership meeting - Port of Leith appoint Welfare Rights Officer – Gorebridge gets regeneration funding – Peploe – Burns The Pentlands Neighbourhood Partnership meets More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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First Minister announces rebirth for Port of Ardersier

The Port of Ardersier on Scotland’s Moray Firth, previously a hive of activity during the early oil boom in Scotland,  has today moved centre stage as one of the key manufacturing and port facilities for More...

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