Council proposing new primary school for South-East Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council is proposing to build a new primary school in the south east of the city and from today they are looking for your views. The consultation must now take place due to the significant new housing development outlined for the area in the Local Development Plan (LDP). School roll projections suggest that pupils from the new More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 28th, 2016
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Parking problems in the city

Yesterday 27 December 2016 parking charges were payable after a couple of festive days when parking in the city was free. Except that, according to RingGo the company which runs the city’s cashless parking More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, December 24th, 2016
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Christmas message from the Lord Provost

HAVE MERCY THIS CHRISTMAS This Christmas we reflect on a year of joy and sadness. In recent months, “the world is not a happy place” is a message I’ve heard so many times. In the week running up to Christmas, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
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@EdinTravel keeping an eye on the city’s traffic

There are three people behind Edinburgh Travel News and in particular the Twitter account @EdinTravel which aims to give everybody in Edinburgh news about traffic hold-ups or hot spots. The service is run by the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, December 19th, 2016
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Should Edinburgh fireworks be silenced?

At this month’s council meeting Conservative Councillor for Edinburgh City Centre, Joanna Mowat lodged a motion asking for a report on the impact of fireworks on the city. She suggested that silent fireworks More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 18th, 2016
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Council will get an update on City Region Deal in the New Year

At this week’s council meeting, and in answer to a question from the Green Group leader Steve Burgess, the council leader admitted that no report on any progress with the city region deal has been made to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 15th, 2016
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Council Leader urges moves on Tourist tax

The council leader mentioned two words at this morning’s council meeting which may or may not strike fear into the hearts of those convening at Holyrood for the budget meeting this afternoon. Councillor More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, December 11th, 2016
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Interesting design feature on newly laid cycle path on Leith Walk

Courtesy of @Lady LeithThe council appears to have fouled up on the new cycle path which is now being constructed on Leith Walk past the police box which is used by the Edinburgh Tool Library. Except they More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 9th, 2016
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Edinburgh Rugby to try out Myreside in 2017

The City of Edinburgh Council approved Edinburgh Rugby’s application to try out temporary stands at Myreside, despite objections of near neighbours. Jonny Petrie, Managing Director of Edinburgh Rugby said: “We More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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And the winner of the Edinburgh Award is… Ken Buchanan!

Sir Tom Farmer recipient of the 2015 Edinburgh Award with four Lord Provosts, Eric Milligan Donald Wilson, Lesley Hinds and Norman Irons After a few thinly veiled hints at the council meeting last month it has been More...