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 Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Edinburgh City Region Deal – Brown happy the deal is done before the summer

Keith Brown MSP the Economy Minister intervened recently in the City Region Deal negotiations as he was fearful that the process would be delayed till after the Westminster summer recess. Keith Brown MSP Economy More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Alex Gray offers you an appearance in her next crime novel

Would you like to be in a crime novel? Well Scottish crime writer Alex Gray is offering one lucky reader the chance to appear in her next book. The author of the DCI Lorimer series, is donating the unique prize More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Edinburgh Trams to run all night…..at weekends in August

Now to get you home after your festival revelling Edinburgh Trams will run round the clock services at weekends next month. Trams will run from approximately every 30 minutes between midnight and 5.30am on Saturday More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, July 21st, 2017
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Edinburgh and South East City Region Deal – speaking with the council Leader

Council Leader Adam McVey has only been in post since the elections in May, and even then only properly since the coalition agreement was signed after the General Election was over. He fully recognises that this More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region Deal – speaking to The Secretary of State for Scotland

David Mundell who is the Secretary of State for Scotland was at the signing of the City Region Deal. For so long the only Conservative MP in Scotland he was an obvious choice for the role, but he has managed to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Damian Green signs Edinburgh and South East Scotland City deal

The First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office, Damian Green signed the City Region Deal for Edinburgh and South East Scotland on behalf of the UK Government today. First Secretary of State Damian More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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What is in the detail of the City Region Deal?

The final version of the City Region Deal for Edinburgh has now been signed. But what does it say? We know that there will be £300 million from the UK Government and £300 million from the Scottish Government More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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Damian Green meets Valkyrie Robot at University of Edinburgh

Damian Green, First Secretary of State enjoying a demonstration of research at the Edinburgh Centre for Robotics – a joint venture involving the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University – following More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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New concert hall forms part of the City Region Deal

Part of the City Region Deal includes the sum of £20 million for the new concert hall in St Andrew Square. Culture Convener Cllr Donald Wilson We spoke with Culture Convener Donald Wilson who is very happy that More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, July 20th, 2017
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University of Edinburgh to play a pivotal role in the City Region Deal

The University of Edinburgh will be a key partner in a major initiative that seeks to make Edinburgh and its surrounding region the European leader for applying data science to products and services. The move to More...