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Palestinian flag to fly Leith Walk improvements EdinburghReportage Last weekend of the Festival Kiltwalk 2015 Edinburgh council decided yesterday that they will fly the Palestinian flag for one day above the CIty Chambers along with the DEC flag. The Council today agreed to fly a Disasters Emergency Committee flag at the City Chambers in order to promote More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 22nd, 2014
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Edinburgh to welcome its Commonwealth athletes

CAPITAL TO CELEBRATE LOCAL ATHLETES Members of Team Scotland including six medal winners will take to the open air quadrangle of Edinburgh’s City Chambers next week for a public homecoming celebration of their More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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New RNLI information service on safe crossing times to Cramond Island

Members of the public can now text the word CRAMOND to 81400 and the RNLI will reply with safe crossing times for the tidal causeway which leads to the popular tourist attraction. This new initiative follows More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Drinking water improvements

Scotland’s drinking water quality has never been better according to the regulator’s report which shows that Scottish Water’s compliance with the standards for drinking water in 2013 continued to improve. Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Warning for pet owners

Animal owners across Scotland are being urged to watch out for poisonous plants that could harm their pets. This summer’s fine weather has seen flora flourish across the country – but many plants commonly found More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Consultation on scheme to introduce new speed limits

The council has plans to roll out twenty mile per hour zones across the city and they are now running a consultation.   They are keen to engage with a wide range of people to hear their views. The consultation More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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MP checks in to check out local hotel

Ian Murray MP visits Cameron Toll Travelodge MP for Edinburgh South Ian Murray today visited Cameron Toll Travelodge in his constituency to learn more about the work of the hotel and to help promote the city’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Council to fly the Palestine flag for a day

Green councillor Chas Booth, put forward a motion to Council today arguing that the City Council should fly the Palestinian flag as a gesture of solidarity with the ordinary people of Gaza. This is what he said More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Rise in new homes across Scotland

Official figures published today reveal that the number of new homes in Scotland has risen by seven per cent in the last year, the first annual increase since before the recession. In Edinburgh there are new developments More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Get your fitness plan off to a fighting start at Edinburgh Leisure

Edinburgh Leisure is calling on the public to combat cancer and  get their new-season fitness plans off to a fighting start at the same time. Edinburgh Leisure has joined forces with Macmillan Cancer Support to More...