Newington Library reopens with paper sculptures ‘set free’

Newington Library has been closed since January for building work but today the building was reopened to the public with a visit from the Culture Convener Richard Lewis and the mysterious paper sculptures which are now on display there. Also photographed alongside Councillor Lewis are Ali Bowden, Director of City of Literature Trust and 8 year-old More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Edinburgh man’s medals presented 70 years after the end of the war

The Arctic Convoy Star and four other medals were presented to Edinburgh resident Christina McKay, after her local Councillor Dominic Heslop uncovered missing war decorations meant for her late brother. Mrs McKay More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

Edinburgh City Deal aims high

An idea was put forward late last year by the council that there could be strength in numbers and now a partnership of local authorities is aiming to win a £1bn city deal, under ambitious plans announced today. The More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
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Council to pass emergency motion this morning

The Edinburgh People’s Survey which is the biggest survey of its kind undertaken in the UK recently revealed that one of the top gripes among capital residents is dog poo on the pavements. It is one of the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

Life saving equipment installed at Edinburgh Bus Station

A new defibrillator has been installed at Edinburgh Bus Station today and offered the opportunity for the council’s transport leaders to learn how to use the life saving equipment. St Andrew’s First More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

Lord Provost running in the London Marathon

Edinburgh’s Lord Provost the Rt Hon Donald Wilson only took up running last year when he entered for two 5K events in the city, but this year he has taken up the challenge of running a marathon. He has entered More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

Edinburgh People’s Survey 2014 pretty positive

The City of Edinburgh Council carry out a survey each year (which is the biggest in the whole of the UK) called the Edinburgh People’s Survey. We have a copy of the council report on it which runs to a couple More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Residents take a dim view of new street lights

Following their story published earlier this month North Edinburgh Community News have announced that the Council have agreed to take action and improve the street lights in the north of the city North Edinburgh More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Council offer community garden on Calton Hill

The City of Edinburgh Council are looking for a group of community gardeners to take on a small space next to the Nelson Monument. The former garden is currently in a poor state, and is need of some TLC, but has More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, March 13th, 2015

Council has plans for the Kirkgate Centre

Leith’s Kirkgate is to be transformed as part of a plan to improve the area for the public. Changes will see the addition of trees, uplighting and new seating arrangements, as well as the removal of the tusk More...