Phyllis Stephen

Founding Editor of The Edinburgh Reporter. Edinburgh-born multimedia journalist, and always available for freelance work. A keen iPhoneographer!

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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SNP confirm all MPs to stand at #GE2017

The party’s NEC confirmed this morning that the SNP’s 54 MPs – who they say are the hardest working politicians at Westminster – will be reselected as candidates for the upcoming General More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Marriott Hotels delighted to be expanding in Edinburgh

Recently in New York First Minister Nicola Sturgeon welcomed plans by Marriott International, who will open seven new hotels in Scotland in the next four years. This will include the W Edinburgh which is part More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Fundraiser for Westerhaven Local Cancer Support Centre

Westerhaven Local Cancer Support Centre is based at the Health Agency in Wester Hailes and they do a lot of very good work with patients who have cancer. Now you can help them by buying a ticket for their fundraiser More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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#GE2017 Summary of Edinburgh seats

In Edinburgh at the last UK Parliamentary election in 2015, the only seat which was won by a party other than the SNP was Edinburgh South which is held by Labour’s Ian Murray MP. Edinburgh East was wrestled More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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New memorials to be unveiled in Makars’ Court

It has been described as Scotland’s answer to Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey, with the words of the country’s finest writers preserved in stone for posterity. Now Makars’ Court, which More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Sale of The Green Investment Bank confirmed

Macquarie Bank, a global investment banking and financial services organisation, has bought the Green Investment Bank which has offices here in Edinburgh and in London. The £2.3 billion deal means that the government More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 – Pleasance tickets for more shows on sale today

From today tickets for 132 new shows have been released by Pleasance Theatre Trust.   There will be comedy from Great British Bake Off host Sue Perkins, Live at the Apollo star Sara Pascoe and Max and Ivan’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Council elections 2017 – Craigentinny/Duddingston

Download [4.93 MB] The current councillors for the Craigentinny/Duddingston Ward are Joan Griffiths – Scottish Labour Party Stefan Tymkewycz – Scottish National Party (SNP) Alex Lunn – Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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East Coast Buses want you to meet their new buses!

If you live or work in East Lothian or just want to have a day out from the city then East Coast Buses offer you an alternative to driving. Now the bus company are going to put their brand new buses on display More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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University of Edinburgh research may lead to new treatment

Research at the University of Edinburgh has identified a key molecule linked to kidney disease in people with diabetes. This may lead to new therapies following studies on mice and rats where blocking a protein More...