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Musselburgh Racecourse is back in action on Friday November 19th with the launch of its nine meeting National Hunt season. And students have the chance to put their books down and give the bookies a beating with a cut-price admission offer. Any student producing official student ID will be admitted for only £2 (£1.50 if booked online) – a saving of...
People living in Lothian are being given the chance to tweet their views on sexual health and HIV services. NHS Lothian is looking for feedback on their plans to improve sexual health and reduce the harm caused by HIV in Lothian. And for the first time, people can use social media to give their views on the proposals, through NHS...
Councillors today 18th November 2010 gave their backing to the creation of a single promotional body for Edinburgh. 'Marketing Edinburgh' will build on the existing public-private partnerships in the city and the combined strengths of Destination Edinburgh Marketing Alliance (DEMA), Edinburgh Convention Bureau (ECB) and Edinburgh Film Focus (EFF) to raise the global profile of Edinburgh as a destination in...
This is the text of the emergency motion laid before the Council today at the meeting of the full council. "The City of Edinburgh Council - 18 November 2010 Liberal Democrat Emergency Motion Council notes that: (i)    the Chief Executive wrote to the Managing Director of Bilfinger Berger Civil UK Limited on 16 November to offer a meeting with Council officers; (ii)    the Council...

Mercat Bar is best bar

by Thomas Haywood The Mercat Bar has sensationally scooped the award for best bar and restaurant in the Radio Forth area. They beat off stiff competition and the owner, Graham Blaikie,  was justifiably very proud!  He has worked very hard to provide the best service, food  and welcome at this renowned Haymarket venue. This award comes hot on the heels of...

Writers in Prison exhibition

A powerful exhibition inspired by imprisoned writers and banned publications has gone on display at Edinburgh's popular Writers' Museum in Lady Stair's Close. "Writers in Prison : A Scottish PEN exhibition on campaigning for free expression"  marks the 50th anniversary of International PEN’s WRITERS in PRISON (WIP) Committee which has campaigned to free thousands of imprisoned writers on every continent,...
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Many families living with epilepsy in Edinburgh and the Lothians already know why Barnardos and the Marsh Trust have chosen Epilepsy Scotland's social worker Michael Adair and youth worker Zoe Reid as winners of their UK award. Both staff members were publicly honoured for their 'Outstanding Achievement in work with Children and Families' at...
The recruitment window has opened today in Edinburgh for the 547 temporary census takers (enumerators) required for Scotland’s biggest population survey: the 2011 Census. They will be part of a team of 5,800 census takers employed across Scotland to deliver questionnaires to the country’s 2.5 million households ahead of census day: Sunday 27 March 2011. To date Scotland’s Census organiser,...
Musselburgh Racecourse has invested £20,000 in a rebranding exercise and new website to communicate better with race goers and owners and trainers. A business strategy review identified a new website as a priority for promoting the East Lothian course. The new site was designed by Macmerry based marketing company Oui 3, created by another East Lothian...
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