Edinburgh to get more councillors

The  Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland has recommended that a further 5 councillors are elected to represent the City of Edinburgh. At present there are 58 councillors paid anything from £16,000 upwards, but this means the city’s population is underrepresented, according to the Commission. The recommendation is that there will More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Murray’s housing development given the green light

Part of the 615 acres in West Edinburgh which are under the control of Murray Estates has now been approved for housing following a meeting at the City Chambers this afternoon. The developer said that the vision More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 16th, 2016
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Canta Nova Choir entertain at the City Chambers

The ‘Canta Nova Choir’ performed within the Quadrangle, at the City Chambers earlier today before a select audience which included the Consuls General for Turkey, Switzerland and Japan. Canta Nova Choir was More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, May 13th, 2016
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Edinburgh architect to design temporary pavilion for The Mound

A competition to design a temporary pavilion for the Pop-Up Cities Expo has been won by an Edinburgh based firm of architects. Konishi Gaffen Architects has designed a pavilion fabricated by artist Johannes Sailer, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, May 12th, 2016
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Two apprentices get a leg up from Youthbuild

Two apprentices have now gained full time employment as a result of  Action for Children’s Youthbuild Project. The pair worked as a labourer and apprentice electrician on the new gym hall at Kirkliston More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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New flats in Pennywell ready for council tenants

Councillor Cammy Day the city’s Housing Convener was on hand to show new tenants round their homes today, some of which include large roof terraces. We spoke to him after the guided tour: The Edinburgh Reporter More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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Edinburgh Schools closure – opposition groups have their say on setting up an inquiry

17 of Edinburgh’s schools were closed last month amid fears about their safety. This followed a wall collapse at Oxgangs Primary School in January. It has been confirmed that some will remain closed until More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, May 10th, 2016
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Council to launch independent inquiry into schools closures

The council will launch an inquiry to find out what led to building defects in 17 schools across the city built or renovated under the PPI scheme. The council leader Andrew Burns told The Edinburgh Reporter that More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 2nd, 2016
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Campaigners delighted with planning appeal

The residents of Allan Park are delighted that the Scottish Ministers have refused an appeal by a nursing home developer to demolish a 1930s bungalow to form an access to his development. Gail Redpath who led the More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 29th, 2016
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Edinburgh Greens want you to come and have a party in Southside

Green councillor, Melanie Main heralds a step up for people-controlled budgets This weekend South Centra£ Decides takes place at the Methodist Church on Nicolson Square. Councillor Main and all the members of the More...