#GE2017 Fireside chat with Tommy Sheppard MP for Edinburgh East

It was just a short time ago that we interviewed Tommy Sheppard MP about his chances of becoming an MP to represent Edinburgh East. He then went on to make a barnstormer of a maiden speech without notes, and has been active in many Westminster debates since. Following last week’s announcement that there is to be a snap General Election we met More...

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By John Hislop On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Man and woman charged after drugs valued at £500,000 recovered in Oxgangs

A 25-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman have been charged by police after a substantial quantity of drugs were seized from within properties in the west of the city. Officers from the CID Pro-Active Unit searched More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Two new bus routes to take you to Fort Kinnaird

Lothian Buses numbers 18 and 49 will take you shopping at Fort Kinnaird more often. The number 18 will go to the shopping centre from the Royal Infirmary Edinburgh by way of Little France and Greendykes Road. Number More...

By Matthew Farnham On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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ScotRail Alliance using smart technology

In its second ‘Summer of Smart’ the ScotRail Alliance is converting its most popular tickets to Smart Technology. Over the next three months, the switch will help customer beat the queues by allowing them to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Council Elections 2017 – Manifestos for local government

The main political parties have now published all their manifestos with pledges on a variety of local government issues. Conservatives The Conservatives in their local election manifesto and on other local leaflets More...

By John Hislop On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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Police operation to highlight the space cyclists need to use roads safely

Plain clothed police are taking to Edinburgh’s streets to highlight the space cyclists need for everyone to use our roads safely. Operation Close Pass will see drivers who pass an unmarked police cyclist too More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, April 24th, 2017
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International Parental Alienation Awareness Day 25 April 2017

Tomorrow is another awareness day but this one is marked from Australia to Zanzibar and back again. The phrase parental alienation is the situation where one parent no longer sees their child on a regular basis, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Lord Provost runs the London Marathon

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost Donald Wilson finished his third Virgin Money London Marathon today. Here’s the @LordProvostEdin after completing the London Marathon ! Well done! pic.twitter.com/FJ6SwUoIk7 — More...

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 John Preece On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Pedal on Parliament 2017

Several hundred cyclist gathered today (Saturday) in the Meadows to take part in the 2017 Pedal on Parliament. The event was policed fairly discretely by Edinburgh’s Police Cycle Division, and was escorted More...