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 for the London Marathon on 26 April 2015, and he told The Edinburgh Reporter his training programme is going really well. He turned up More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 18th, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Tweet the Light Fantastic in St Andrew Square

  St Andrew Square burst into an interactive kaleidoscope of colour tonight  as the City of Edinburgh Council shone a light on the Capital’s age of Enlightenment. (actually it was green last night too….) In More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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TER Live! – Council meeting 12 March 2015

Today when the council meets there are a few changes. First of all the SNP group have a new leader Councillor Sandy Howat who represents Meadows/Morningside Ward, who also steps up to Deputy Council Leader at More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Gordon Aikman meets Edinburgh council leader over taxi issues

In an embarrassing moment for Edinburgh, former director of the Better Together campaign, Gordon Aikman, was unable to get a taxi with wheelchair access to take him to the EICC last weekend to speak at the Scottish More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Trade waste bins to be removed from Edinburgh streets

Edinburgh council is now acting on its plans to remove trade waste bins from the capital’s streets under new arrangements which will come into force next month. Businesses will no longer be permitted to More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, March 11th, 2015
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Council still in talks about an Edinburgh bike hire scheme

The city council is to engage in talks with advertising giant JCDecaux about the possibility of Edinburgh getting a bike hire scheme just like most other large cities around the world. Decaux is the outdoor advertising More...