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If you had to choose one month of the year full of deranged activities that have spread like wildfire through the power of the internet, November would be a top candidate.  Not content with changing its name to ‘Movember’ in a bid to have men raise cancer awareness by growing outrageous moustaches, it’s also home to National Novel Writing...
The famous statue of Charles II in Parliament Square, Edinburgh, was taken away for specialist conservation yesterday (Sunday 24 October 2010). It is the oldest equestrian lead statue in the UK, dating back to 1685, and is possibly the work of the Dutch sculptor Grinling Gibbons. The work is the latest installment of the on-going Twelve...
NHS Lothian’s chief executive has been awarded a top accolade for his work in healthcare management. Professor James Barbour OBE has been granted a Companionship of the Institute of Healthcare Management (IHM) in recognition of the work he has done throughout his career in the NHS. Only two per cent of members of the Institute of Healthcare ...
Four men have been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged housebreaking from an Edinburgh business premises. The arrests were made at a property in Eastfield, Portobello as part of a nationwide operation involving all Scottish police forces to target commercial housebreakings. The men aged 23, 41, 46 and 47 are scheduled to appear at...
The City of Edinburgh Council and Lothian and Borders Police will use bye-law powers to help deal with anti-social drinkers at a site in the city centre. The Council and Police have been working in partnership with the University of Edinburgh to find a longer-term solution to drinkers who gather in Nicolson Square and Bristo Square. Over...
Surging interest in co-operative business models, such as consortium co-operatives and employee-owned businesses, is fuelling record levels of enquiries for specialist advice from Co-operative Development Scotland (CDS). The Scottish Enterprise subsidiary has seen a 350% jump in enquiries during the last two years, and is set to advise 250 potential new co-operative or employee-owned ...
An Audit Scotland report published this week, 'Physical recreation services in local government', says that while regular physical exercise is important for improving people’s health, the outlook for public spending will make it difficult for councils to invest in facilities and sustain services over the longer-term. Councils need more information about local people who are not using their services so...
An old analogue photo booth is looking for a new home in a public space. You can read the story on their website. And here are some examples of the photos from their Flickr photostream shown below. Anybody in Edinburgh have some room for this lovely old photo booth?
There is a spate of needlessly horrible films coming out at the moment (Saw 3D, anyone?) and, not to be outdone, Jekyll and Hyde’s regular B-Team Movie Night have something of a pre-Hallowe’en treat on 25th October. Strictly for the strong of stomach, this week’s screening will be the controversial ‘Cannibal Holocaust’, a film that was banned in several countries...
by John Preece Heriots and Boroughmuir met in a cross-Edinburgh derby at Goldenacre on Saturday. The teams went into the match separated by one point in Scottish Premier 1, the top division in club rugby. Boroughmuir opened the scoring, with a penalty after a couple of minutes, followed by a try 2 minutes later by 'Muir's No 5, Greg Scott. After...
And a lovely time was had by all. The Reporter was lucky enough to catch one of the events in The Scottish International Storytelling Festival which has just begun in the city. What made this evening of music and stories different was that the stories from the curator of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, David Mitchell, were only complemented by the...
The world's finest fiddle music will be on display at Fiddle 2010 in The Assembly Rooms, this November. The Grand Concert on Saturday 13 November (7.30 pm) features Martin Hayes and Denis Cahill, one of the best fiddle / guitar duo in traditional music, as well as Danish virtuoso, Harald Haugard, with his trio, and singer Helene Blum,...
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