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Cautious welcome for university scheme

The University of Edinburgh will be included in a pilot scheme to simplify the visa process for those students on a Master’s course of 13 months or less. Tier 4 students will now be able to stay for six months after their course ends in order to seek work which is only two months more than they can at present. Minister for International Development More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 18th, 2017
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Gulls – Cook calls for action again

Morningside Councillor, Nick Cook called for Edinburgh Council to seek fresh information on ways the city can tackle the problem of urban gulls earlier this month. His demands were approved by the Transport and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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Good natured protest for segregated cycle lanes on Leith Walk

Around 100 protesters from Protection Not Paint congregated on Leith Walk yesterday to highlight the need for segregation between cyclists and motor vehicles. This follows the recent installation and removal of More...

By John Hislop On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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Police hunt bogus gas board officials after 84-year-old man robbed in own house

A police investigation is underway after an 84-year-old man was robbed in his own home at Mayfield Drive, Armadale by two men claiming to be from the gas board checking for a leak. The incident took place around More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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Missing person – Lee Gibb last seen in Polwarth on Friday

Edinburgh Police appealed today for information to help trace a man who has been reported missing from the South East of the city. Lee Gibb was last seen in Watson Crescent in the Polwarth area at around 4 p.m. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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Take the bus this Christmas!

Lothian have it all sorted out for you with regular buses on and around Christmas Day on their key routes. The capital’s bus company has issued Christmas and New Year information for customers travelling More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 17th, 2017
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#Edinburgh2050 – A vision for young people

 Michelle Fenwick, Programme Manager for Developing the Young Workforce at Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce reflects on the opportunities and challenges for the City on the road to the year 2050…  “A city More...

By John Hislop On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Seven men arrested following large-scale Bonfire Night disturbance in Edinburgh

Seven men aged between 16 and 21 have been arrested after a large-scale Bonfire Night disturbance in Edinburgh. Five of then men will appear in court on Monday whilst the other two will appear at court at a More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Edinburgh councillor blogs – Councillor Gordon Munro

Plans for a new development in the heart of Leith will be the stimulus to regenerate the wider area according to Councillor Gordon Munro.  Planning approval was given for the long empty site opposite Ocean Terminal More...

By John Hislop On Saturday, December 16th, 2017
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Firefighters tackle blaze in Joppa

  More than 30 firefighters tackled a blaze at three houses currently under construction on Seaview Terrace in Joppa. Emergency services were called to the scene just before midnight on Thursday.  No one More...

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