Edinburgh schools serving up good food

The Soil Association has served up a bronze award to the City of Edinburgh council for the quality of their catering in primary, secondary and special schools. The Food for Life Catering Mark is considered a prestigious recognition for the menus devised for schools and the quality of the food served, There are more freshly prepared meals featuring More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Arguing against the 20mph limit

The decison to change the speed limits on some streets to 20mph was taken earlier this week by the Transport and Environment Committee. The only dissenting voices around the committee room were those of the three More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Celebrating Greyfriars Bobby

    It is 143 years since Greyfriars Bobby died and earlier today a service in Greyfriars Kirk yard remembered him and his devotion to his master. Deidre Brock, Depute Lord Provost, who hosted the event, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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Proposal for a new Meadowbank

Yet again the future of Meadowbank Stadium is on the table for discussion. This is in itself nothing new. The future of the fifty year old stadium has been in the news for the last ten years with a variety of More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
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The myths around the new 20mph streets

Following the decision to slow traffic down on about 80per cent of the city’s streets some stories have been circulating in the media which are not entirely based on the facts. The council has issued the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 9th, 2015
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Council reorganisation plans to cut costs and improve service

  The idea behind the planned reorganisation of the way council departments provide their services is not all about cost cutting, instead it is about providing good customer service, but saving money will More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 8th, 2015
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Council leader welcomes devolution talks

The Smith Commission accepted all recommendations by the end of November last year but is due to publish its draft legislation on 25 January 2015. Councillor Andrew Burns, Leader of the City of Edinburgh Council, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
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Edinburgh to become the first 20mph city

The council plans to roll out a 20mph limit on all residential streets and most shopping streets across the city from later this year, although due to budgetary constraints it may take as long as three years More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, January 6th, 2015
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#StrongerNorth takes action in West Pilton Park

You may have heard of the #strongernorth initiative in North Edinburgh. It is a joint  initiative among all organisations and citizens in the area to the a new approach to crime and community safety. All information More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, January 5th, 2015
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Free school meals – but what’s on the menu at Edinburgh primary schools?

All P1 to P3 pupils attending Scottish schools will today become entitled to free school meals. The full details are here. The move will offer a meal to around 135,000 school pupils and the Scottish Government More...