The lowdown and the views on The Smith Commission Report

The Smith Commission issued its report today on the shape and form of the devolved powers promised to Scotland by the political parties at Westminster in the days before and after the Scottish Independence referendum. We are sure that many people will have proofread the draft before it was finally published today, but try as we might Paragraph 52 makes More...

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By John Hislop On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Private hire driver threatened with knife in Gorgie

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery which took place around 4.20am this morning in Newton Street, Gorgie. A 45-year-old private hire driver attended at an address in the street to More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Kitten found sealed inside cardboard box in Bathgate

The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a kitten was left for dead inside a sealed cardboard box in Bathgate. A man walking his dog on a walkway near Blackburn Road heard the catclawing in an attempt More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Housing Minister tours housing site on Pennywell Road

Scottish Housing Minister, Margaret Burgess MSP, today joined Edinburgh’s Housing Convener, Councillor Cammy Day, for a tour of the new 719 house Pennywell construction site in the north of Edinburgh.   Pennywell is More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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REVIEW – Scotch and Soda at St Andrew Square Spiegeltent *****

This show is not for the faint-hearted, and we mean the audience. This is a complete thriller from end to end and will have you on the edge of your seat for most of it. The death-defying acrobatics are delivered More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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East Coast franchise awarded to Stagecoach and Virgin joint venture

The Department for Transport has announced this morning that the East Coast franchise will be operated from 1 March 2015 by a joint venture between Stagecoach and Virgin. The good news is that there are to be refurbished More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Five things you need to know today Edinburgh!

The Smith Commission reports today Scottish Schools Rugby Finals tonight at Murrayfield FANFARE CONCERT 2014 Royal Visit  Daily Business The Smith Commission was set up by the UK Government on 19 September 2014 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Edinburgh’s newest street will be called McCrae’s Place

An area of Edinburgh will be renamed ‘McCrae’s Place’ and a commemorative flagstone will be laid in tribute to McCrae’s battalion at a public ceremony outside the Usher Hall on Friday. Led by the Lord More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Witness appeal after man robbed of car

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was robbed of his car in Dumbiedykes Road on Monday around 7pm. The 47-year-old victim was sitting in his Ford Mondeo outside Lochview Court when a male open the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 26th, 2014
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Worbey & Farrell fundraising for LifeCare

Worbey & Farrell have teamed up with LifeCare, an Edinburgh charity in support of their work with the elderly, people with dementia and carers to hold a fantastic benefit concert. Worbey & Farrell More...