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The SNP has selected Rob Munn as their candidate to contest the Leith Walk by-election, following a ballot of local members. The Ward 12 by-election, triggered by the resignation of Labour councillor Marion Donaldson, will be held on Thursday 11 April.   Mr Munn brings a wealth of experience in...
The Capital’s under-pressure bin service relied on the good will of workers in agreeing to work on public holidays over the festive period – and a review has now been ordered into the operation over Christmas. The city council’s refuse services did not operate on either Christmas Day or New Year’s Day –...
Sports clubs have warned councillors that cutting £3.35m from Edinburgh Leisure’s budget will “endanger the health of vulnerable people” in the Capital. One proposal by The City of Edinburgh Council, who have to trim their spending by between £33.1m and £41m in next year’s budget, is to cut £350,000 from Edinburgh Leisure’s £8.15m of current...
Car drop and go - New innovative parking product coming to Edinburgh Airport. An innovative new service which uses the latest technology will put valet parking at the heart of Edinburgh Airport’s parking approach to use its space more efficiently. The airport is investing £12 million in the new service...
Edinburgh West MP Christine Jardine has called on the City of Edinburgh Council to look at the facts and extend any low emissions zone into the west of the city. Transport data firm Inrix has reported that Edinburgh is the sixth most congested city in the UK, sharing the title for slowest city in...
A conference at Edinburgh College yesterday allowed the 100 delegates to discuss ways of dealing with poverty and inequality in Edinburgh. The discussions also focussed on ways that the Further Education sector might help address the problem. Key speakers talked about what it is like to live in poverty in...
Police are appealing for witnesses following a hate crime on board a bus travelling in the Leith area. The incident happened sometime between 5.40pm and 6.20pm on Monday 11th February on board the Number 22 Lothian Bus service from Ocean Terminal to The Gyle.
Local people in Edinburgh and the Lothians will benefit from awards from the National Lottery Community Fund announced this week. People in many parts of Scotland have received a £1.4m National Lottery cash boost this week. Some of the funds are intended to help older people get out of their homes and into...
ONE of the UK’s leading independent network providers is celebrating its most successful year to date with revenues exceeding £20 million - up by 41% on the previous year along with a threefold growth in profits. Established in 1994, Commsworld is one of the country’s most reputable providers of digital connectivity, managing the...
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Police have released an image of a man they want to speak with after a "public indecency" offence in a busy coffee shop which took place around 11.30am on Saturday, January 26 at a café in George Street. Officers believe the man pictured may be able to help with their...
A teenager has been sentenced to four years in prison for violent attacks on two men in Edinburgh city centre last year. The now 17-year-old, who can't be named for legal reasons, pled guilty to one charge of attempted murder and one charge of assault to severe...
To celebrate World Community Arts Day and the next stage of Craigmillar Community Tapestry, go to the Thistle Foundation, 13 Queen’s Walk EH16 4EA on Monday 18 February 2019 12.30pm to 2.30pm.  Artist Ken Wolverton who has links to Edinburgh is organising his own World Community Arts Day event in...
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