Call for fair rents for all

Edinburgh council has signed up to Shelter Scotland’s Make Renting Right campaign which demands fair rent for all tenants. Council Leader Andrew Burns, and Deputy Leader Sandy Howat, put their names to the housing charity’s Make Renting Right campaign, which aims to make Scotland’s growing private rented sector fit for the 59,000 households More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Cycle lane changes to be introduced on George Street

A new set up for cyclists will be introduced in the city centre in September when the current trial comes to an end. This will be a conventional one-way layout not alongside the kerb but sitting in between two More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Devising a planning framework for Edinburgh City Region

Edinburgh’s planning Convener Councillor Ian Perry is the Chair of an organisation called SESPlan which includes six councils from across the Edinburgh City Region. The six are charged with producing a Strategic More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Guide Dogs ride for free on the trams

Just under a year since the first paying passengers got on an Edinburgh Tram now they are welcoming trainee guide dog puppies. (Awww cute!) The student pooches are to be given free travel on buses and trams as More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations in the capital return a profit

At this morning’s Culture and Sport Committee councillors heard that a profit share would be paid to the city of just under £29,000 from the two festivals at Christmas and Hogmanay. Ticket sales at Edinburgh’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 25th, 2015
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Tollcross Primary School entertain Spanish guests

Paula Bolivar(12), Mairie Barr(11) and Laura Vazquez (11) teaching each other Spanish and English at Tollcross Primary School during the visit of Colegio Joaquim Blume pupils to Edinburgh. This week Tollcross Primary More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 22nd, 2015
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News from Councillor Maureen Child

Cllr Maureen Child who represents Portobello/Craigmillar Councillor Maureen Child represents Portobello/Craigmillar and she has written this column for us with news from the East of Edinburgh. This is our Portobello More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 18th, 2015
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Council announces new Chief Executive

Following Dame Sue Bruce’s retirement announcement made earlier this year the search has been ongoing for a new council boss. Today Andrew Kerr has been names as the preferred candidate for the post of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 15th, 2015
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Free compost giveaway!

The City of Edinburgh Council is giving away free bags of compost made from your recycled garden waste to say thanks for recycling. The first giveaway event is in the South neighbourhood, as part of the Inch More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, May 9th, 2015
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Council to decide future for Boroughmuir High School

A Victorian school building on Viewforth will become vacant next year when Boroughmuir High School moves to its new campus on the bank of the Union Canal. The council have decided to put the building up for sale More...