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The council hope to announce during Challenge Poverty Week that it will appoint Dr Jim McCormick as the chair of the new Edinburgh Poverty Commission. Dr McCormick is the Associate Director at Joseph Rowntree Foundation which is an independent organisation working to inspire social change. He is regarded as an expert researcher working to address poverty in the UK,...
The Council Leader and Deputy Leader of The City of Edinburgh Council are unapologetic about the amount of emphasis that is placed on Transient Visitor Levy or Tourist tax. They explain that it was in their separate manifestos before last year's local elections. They are convinced it will help the city deal with tourists now and maintain the city's attraction...
Over 60s at an Edinburgh retirement housing development have taken a step back into the past and shared their memories from the 1950s for a locally produced memory book. Tenants from Bield’s Gordon Court make up half of those who have contributed stories to the memory book, created by the Leith based Citadel Arts Group, as 10 tenants have had...
  It was a scene doubtless replicated across the country. November 1976. A spotty-faced 14-year-old finally plucks up the courage to strut across the school disco dance floor and ask the attractive girl he’s had his eye on for some time if she would like to dance. The song isn’t one of the numerous glam-rock numbers prevalent at that time....
The National Galleries of Scotland are expanding with a new public space linking the galleries to Princes Street Gardens and a new coffee shop by Christmas. There will be new displays throughout the gallery as a result of research with visitors. The good news is that the gallery will remain open throughout the building phase, although the Playfair Steps will be...
Gareth Evans has been appointed as Hibs' Head of Youth. The 51-year-old, who is a former player and Reserve Team Coach, will oversee the under-13s to under-16s age groups within the Hibernian Academy as part of his new role. He was a popular player at the club after being signed by Alex Miller and helped Hibs to a memorable Skol/League Cup triumph...
Many of Liam Miller's old Manchester United team-mates are in Cork today to pay tribute to the Republic of Ireland international who passed away earlier this year aged just 36. The popular midfielder played for a number of teams including Celtic, Manchester United, Leeds United, Sunderland, Queens Park Rangers and Cork City but he played more games for Hibs than any other...
East under-16 won the Scottish inter-district title at Peffermill beating West 5-2 in the decisive game. Charlie Jack of Inverleith netted a double with singles from Joel Davenport, Jamie Croll and Matthew Hughson. West started strongly and opened the scoring after four minutes when Jude Boslem netted. But East stepped-up their game and claimed three quick goals to lead 3-1 at the...
Origin Fitness is creating more than 50 new jobs in Edinburgh over the next five years as they roll out ambitious growth plans. The Newbridge-based firm, which supplies many of the major operators including Nuffield Health, Xercise4Less and Anytime Fitness, aim to double turnover to £20m by 2021. They celebrated their tenth anniversary in September and Origin Fitness is now in...
Motorcycle theft in Edinburgh has dropped significantly according to figures sourced from Police Scotland by Moto Stable founder Callum McPherson. The businessman believes a key reason is that motorcycle owners are aware of the potential for theft and know that they are not able to leave their motorcycle outside overnight. His Abbeyhill-based company provides secure, all-hours city centre motorcycle storage on...