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Reminiscent of the ancient proverb see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil – keepers are celebrating the birth of three different types of monkey at Edinburgh Zoo, with babies being born into the goeldi’s monkey, gelada baboon and squirrel monkey troops. Goeldi’s Monkey Only a few inches long, this tiny little blackish brown monkey entered the world on Hogmanay...
Edinburgh's Central Library is embarking upon a brand new chapter this week as work begins to adapt the building to fit 21st century needs and expectations. The "next generation" plans will see a variety of changes within the landmark George IV Bridge library, including improvements to the entrance hall, the introduction of self service facilities in the Lending library and...
Queensferry & District Community Council held its monthly business meeting on 28 March 2011 in the Burgh Chambers. Fourteen members were present, including Almond Ward councillors, Kate MacKenzie and Norman Work, and PC Aidan Douds from Lothian & Borders Police. The meeting was joined by Sandra Scott from GSI Events who gave an overview of the Kilomathon charity run taking place...
The first of the televised Election 2011 Leaders' debates took place last night in Glasgow and was  broadcast on STV as well as being streamed live over the internet.  The Greens leader, Patrick Harvie, has complained bitterly about being excluded from the debates, but took part in the mass tweeting which was happening in the background.  The list of...
The Planning Local Review Body meets this morning at the City Chambers at 10.00am. You can see the agenda and all reports  on the Council website. One of the properties to come before the meeting is 10 & 11 Atholl Crescent Lane which the owners hope to return from office use to residential. Number 10 is to be a self-contained...
In association with the Jim Henson Legacy Foundation, Filmhouse is delighted to present an in-depth retrospective of work by Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, during the Easter holidays from 18 – 26 April 2011.  In addition to his best loved feature films, Filmhouse will be screening, for the first time in the UK, nine comprehensive programmes of much...
Nominations closed today at 4pm for the Scottish parliamentary elections on 5 May 2011. The candidates for the Edinburgh constituencies are as follows: Edinburgh Eastern Ewan Aitken, Scottish Labour Party and The Co-operative Party Cameron Buchanan, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party Kenny MacAskill, Scottish National Party (SNP) Martin Veart, Scottish Liberal Democrats Edinburgh Central Marco Biagi, Scottish National Party (SNP) Sarah Boyack, Scottish Labour Party Alex Cole-Hamilton, Scottish...
A multi-million pound refurbishment of two of Edinburgh’s 1960s high rise flats has taken a major step forward with the appointment of a contractor to kick start the transformation. Phase 1 of the work on the blocks at Greendykes and Wauchope Houses will include new windows, re-roofing, insulation and an improved external appearance all designed to bring the buildings up...
Edinburgh women are being urged to ‘join the girls’ to help beat cancer by entering Tesco and Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Organisers want local women to recruit their mums, sisters, daughters, aunties, friends and workmates now the Edinburgh event has opened for entries.  By registering now, they will have plenty of time to plan and fundraise together before...
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