Edinburgh West MP moves the House of Commons to tears with rape account

Michelle Thomson MP for Edinburgh West made a contribution to the UN International Day debate yesterday at Westminster on the subject of Violence against Women, which brought some members to tears. She related her own experience of rape when she was just 14 by someone she knew. She opened her speech by saying: “I am going to relay an event that More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Edinburgh Rugby to try out Myreside in 2017

The City of Edinburgh Council approved Edinburgh Rugby’s application to try out temporary stands at Myreside, despite objections of near neighbours. Jonny Petrie, Managing Director of Edinburgh Rugby said: “We More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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And the winner of the Edinburgh Award is… Ken Buchanan!

Sir Tom Farmer recipient of the 2015 Edinburgh Award with four Lord Provosts, Eric Milligan Donald Wilson, Lesley Hinds and Norman Irons After a few thinly veiled hints at the council meeting last month it has been More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Schools inquiry – report will be made public in the New Year

Council Leader Andrew Burns insisted that there is no delay with the independent inquiry into the PPP1 schools and that the report will be delivered to the council’s Chief Executive by the end of this year More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Have you logged on to Edinburgh’s Free wifi yet?

We are told that more than 50,000 people have logged on to EdiFreeWiFi in the city centre since it began. It is now in place due to the council entering a 10 year contract with intechnologyWiFi to provide wifi More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Woman reported to procurator fiscal after eight-year-old girl stabbed

A 48-year-old woman has been reported to the procurator fiscal over the alleged stabbing of an eight-year-old girl at an address on Danube Street in the early hours of Wednesday. The  woman suffered serious injuries More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Woman and young girl seriously injured during incident in Danube Street property

A police investigation is underway after an eight-year-old girl and a 48-year-old woman were seriously injured in an incident which happened around 1.30am on Wednesday morning at an address in Danube Street. The More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Joint operation to tackle rogue traders in Midlothian

Midlothian Council and Police Scotland are warning local residents against buying fish from rogue traders, following the arrest of five men in Bonnyrigg yesterday, Tuesday 6th December. The men, all from the north More...

By John Hislop On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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Two jailed for Cables Wynd shooting

Two men have been sentenced collectively to over 14 years in prison after firing a shotgun in a residential street in Edinburgh earlier this year. Peter McMurray, 25, and Keith Smith, 30, were jailed at Glasgow More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 7th, 2016
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New Sainsbury’s store opened on Nicolson Street

Vicky Ridley from Canongate Youth Project, who have benefitted from funding from the construction of the Sainsbury’s,  joined store manager, Jon McGarvie, to cut the official ribbon of the new store and declared More...