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The city council’s locality committees have been labelled “a nonsense” after it emerged they don’t even have the authority to put up new signposts. A call to put up welcome signs in Craiglockhart has been kicked into the long grass after the South West Locality Committee heard fears that backing the campaign could open the floodgates for communities wanting to put up...
The Finance Secretary Derek Mackay says he will present a strong budget at Holyrood this afternoon to support transformation of essential public services. He says that it will strengthen Scotland’s economy and deliver long term investments to transform public services. This will be Mackay's third Scottish Budget and he said the government’s spending plans will prepare Scotland’s economy for future challenges...
There was to be no change at the top of the Ladbrokes League 2 on Tuesday night as Edinburgh City and Peterhead shared the spoils  in a 1-1 draw in front of over 450 fans who braved the cold at Ainslie Park.  Jason Brown opened for the visitors before Liam Henderson equalised shortly after. City spent the final 10 minutes...
The cast of Kinky Boots, a musical at the Edinburgh Playhouse from December 2018 to 5 January 2019
One of the big shows to see in Edinburgh this festive season is Kinky Boots which strode into the Playhouse this week for the start of a three-week stint. With music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony winner Cyndi Lauper and based on the book by Harvey Fierstein and the 2005 film version, Kinky Boots – written by Geoff Deane...
An investigation is underway after the body of a missing 15-year-old girl was found next to a monument on Calton Hill at 6.30am on Saturday morning. The area has been cordoned off to allow for forensic examinations to take place. The death is currently being treated as unexplained. A Police Scotland spokesman said: "Police in Edinburgh are investigating following the death of a 15-year-old...
A  51-year-old woman pled guilty to drink driving at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today and was fined £700 and disqualified for 20 months. The incident happened around 9am yesterday morning on the A90 in the Cramond area. Inspector Roger Park from the Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh said: Whilst I am pleased that Police Officers were able to intervene in this incident and bring the...
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British Transport Police are looking for help to identify a man whom they believe he may be able to assist with their enquiries into an assault of a train conductor which took place at Edinburgh Gateway station. On 2 December at approximately 9.20pm, two men boarded a Kirkcaldy bound service at Edinburgh Haymarket. Shortly after the train departed, one of the...
Tenants from an Edinburgh retirement housing development have been taken back in time with a play showcasing Leith in the fifties. Joined by pupils from Abbeyhill Primary School last week tenants from Bield’s Gordon Court were treated to a first glimpse of the production of ‘Moonshine on Leith’ – inspired by the tales of the tenants themselves. Written by playwright Laure...
Edinburgh’s Watsonian Hockey Club (WHC) Youth Players are pulling on their festive footwear to raise much needed funds for Children’s Hospices Across Scotland – better known as CHAS – and they’re urging you to do the same to help give families the greatest gift of all this Christmas – precious time together. The national children’s hospice service, which cares for...
Headshot of author Robert Philip
You will need a really big stocking to put this book in, but it is a good recommendation for the music lover in your life. We spoke to Robert Philip who lives here in Edinburgh and is a regular contributor to BBC Radio 3 music talks as well as the author of two previous books. Robert worked as an academic with...
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