News from the Council Leader

Councillor Adam McVey who is Council Leader was a bit weary when we met him yesterday afternoon at the usual press briefing. However he had already written the leader’s briefing for next week’s council meeting which we reproduce for you below. We have already covered most of these stories here : City Region Deal – we covered the signing More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, August 18th, 2017
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Maureen Child

Councillor Maureen Child represents the Portobello/Craigmillar ward in the city. Here she blogs for us with all sorts of information from her inbox Dear All Our local Voluntary Sector Forum is meeting on Monday More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Finally – a plan for the capital

The coalition agreement between the SNP and Labour groups of elected members at the City of Edinburgh Council has now (eventually) been published. It was signed just after the General Election which got in the way More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Family plea for missing woman Fiona McMaster to get in touch

The family of Fiona McMaster who has been missing for over a week say they are “desperate” to find her. Ms McMaster (41) was last seen outside a Marks and Spencer on Morningside  about 4pm on Tuesday, More...

By John Hislop On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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Witness appeal after 54-year-old man robbed in Grove Street

A police investigation is underway after a 54-year-old man was attacked and robbed by two men whilst walking on Grove Street in Fountainbridge at 1.55pm on Tuesday. The pair pushed the victim to the ground More...

By Nigel Duncan On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Employees saddle up to raise WaterAid cash in memory of colleague

Bob Wilson Scottish Water employees are being asked to saddle up to raise money for the charity WaterAid in memory of their colleague, Bob Wilson. Bob, of Trinity in Edinburgh, died suddenly in April 2016, aged More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Living Wage commitment by the Poppy Factory

Lady Haig’s Poppy Factory is the latest organisation to become a Living Wage Employer. The factory employs 41 Armed Forces veterans who make more than five million poppies and 12,000 wreaths each year by hand.   More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Buses on Leith Street will be diverted from 2 September

BUS CUSTOMERS URGED TO PREPARE FOR LEITH STREET CLOSURE Lothian has announced changes to services as a result of the Leith Street closure during works to redevelop the St James Centre in Edinburgh’s East End. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Airport gives funding to community groups

Edinburgh Airport shows its commitment to helping local groups by sharing £40,000 of funding by way of its Community Board.  Twenty groups across Edinburgh, the Lothians and Fife will receive a share of the money More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
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Clothes Aid looking for franchisees

The hunt is on for Edinburgh entrepreneurs who want to run a business which also helps charities.   The organisation Clothes Aid is looking for people to become franchisees, so it can help even more charities More...