Canonmills Bridge campaigners to fight on

Despite the fact that the recommendation to the planning committee tomorrow is for the building at 1-6 Canonmills Bridge to be demolished, that decision may be deferred according to the campaigners fighting against it. In the report before the committee tomorrow there is a condition attached to the recommendation for approval that the matter be referred More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
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Council by-election Leith Walk Ward – Susan Rae

Susan Rae is the Green Party candidate for the Leith Walk Ward at the upcoming by-election in September. She is a newish member of the political party but is a local person who feels she will be able to help others. Although More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, July 27th, 2015
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Andrew’s now in charge at Edinburgh Council

Andrew Kerr takes up his new job as Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council today. Mr Kerr is joining the council straight from a post as Chief Operating Officer at Cornwall Council, succeeding Dame Sue More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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Pennywell Development wins silver award

At the building site on Pennywell Road they are celebrating their most recent award even before the houses are complete.  The development has received a silver award from The Considerate Constructors Scheme. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015
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Leith Walk by-election – first to use Single Transferable Vote

Leith Walk constituents will now be asked to elect two councillors in the forthcoming by-election – a Scottish first. An official Notice of Election was published today, explaining how to stand as a candidate More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, July 21st, 2015
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Council by-election Leith Walk Ward – Marion Donaldson

Marion Donaldson is the Scottish Labour candidate for the Leith Walk Ward at the upcoming by-election in September. A former pharmacist she is now a volunteer at the local food bank and is a member of the Leith More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
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Book benches installed in George Street’s urban garden

Top Scottish authors Ken MacLeod and Ron Butlin were the first to try out Edinburgh’s new ‘book benches’ after they were installed in George Street’s urban gardens today. Along with Lizzie MacGregor who More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Council and NHS begin campaign against falling over

It is a simple fact that more older people end up in hospital as a result of a fall than just about any other reason. A new campaign to encourage them to keep fit and healthy by avoiding falls has now been launched More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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Council statement on cyber attack

Email addresses from the City of Edinburgh Council’s database have been subjected to a cyber attack. A council spokesperson said: “This was a malicious cyber attack on the council’s website which More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
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Edinburgh Labour choose Leith Walk candidate

Edinburgh’s Labour group has announced its candidate for the Leith Walk by-election. They have chosen Marion Donaldson who is already a member of the Leith Central Community Council. Marion lives in the area More...