Council to take coordinating action on foodbanks

Following a decision made earlier today, the council will now look at adopting a coordinating role on the development of foodbanks here in Edinburgh. Councillor Alex Lunn the vice-convener of the Communities and Neighbourhoods Committee raised the matter at a committee meeting held earlier today. His motion was amended to remove reference to the UK More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, November 25th, 2014
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Council discusses live music with the professionals

  Local music professionals have joined forces with officials from The City of Edinburgh Council to discuss the state of the Capital’s live music scene. At Live Music Matters, an open forum held at the Usher More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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Council and NHS Lothian to lease former care home from BUPA

A new short-stay centre is being opened in Edinburgh at the site of a former care home. Bupa Care Homes have agreed to lease the buildings at the former Pentland Hill Care Home to City of Edinburgh Council (CEC), More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 23rd, 2014
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News in the North of Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Reporter attended the AGM of the North Edinburgh News earlier in the week. Usually a news organisation is expected to have, well, news. But this week’s meeting bore a striking resemblance to More...

By Lorna Frost On Friday, November 21st, 2014
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Community groups and trade unionists against council cuts

Anti-cuts campaigners say that The City of Edinburgh Council’s draft budget proposals for 2015/6 will significantly damage services for those most in need. They say they are also in fear of a steep deterioration More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Is now the time for the Tourist Tax in Edinburgh?

  Green councillors in Edinburgh have called on the city council to renew its case for a transient visitor levy as new First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon seeks to refresh her ministerial team and policy priorities. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, November 16th, 2014
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Parks have an economic benefit to the city

The council is responsible for around 140 parks in the city. You can find out where they all are and what you can do in them on the Edinburgh Outdoors website or by using the Edinburgh Outdoors App.  New research More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, November 14th, 2014
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Edinburgh taxi fares set to rise next year

It is a well-known fact that taxi fares here in the capital are higher than in the west of Scotland, and it looks likely that they are to rise further if the council adopts its officers’ recommendations next More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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JCDecaux sign advertising contract with Edinburgh council

  The council has now signed a deal with JCDecaux the outdoor advertising company to put up adverts on bus shelters for the next 10 years. This is the same company which provides the Dublin Bikes in association More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 13th, 2014
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Councillor hits back at MP’s allegations

NOW UPDATED TO INCLUDE Ms Gilmore’s reply Following our Five things you need to know today article published this morning, (where we mentioned the local MP Sheila Gilmore’s allegations that an Edinburgh More...