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Five things you need to know today

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The devolved heads of Scotland Northern Ireland and Wales are meeting at Bute House today according to the BBC. Following the variety of   news stories reported from Edinburgh Zoo over the last few weeks, it seems rather a good PR idea that the folks at BIAZA had already   decided that this is to be Love Your Zoo week.You...

Funds raised for RNLI Queensferry

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On behalf of the Companions from the Provincial Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Linlithgowshire who raised £1,000 for the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station from proceeds of a race night, cabaret night, dinner and donations. Pictured handing over the cheque are L to R Tom Ritchie, Rod Hill and Jim Black, Treasurer to Lifeboatmen Martin Crawford,Andrew Ventham,Ross Denver, Michael Garfitt and...

Scotland has fewer student start-ups

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New figures from the Higher Education Statistics Authority (HESA) have shown that Scotland has a poor record of supporting graduates in setting up and starting companies. Despite a large improvement from last year in the number of graduate start-up companies, Scotland still lags behind England, and especially Wales, both in terms of the number of graduate companies and employment...

Fused Edinburgh 3 June 2011

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Fused Edinburgh is a new and exciting acoustic Music Festival being held in The Music Box at Stevenson College Edinburgh, on Friday 3 June 2011. Fused features excellent music from internationally acclaimed artists such as Phil Cunningham. Fused Edinburgh is also proud to present some great up and coming musicians from the acoustic music scene in Britain. All profits will...

Consultation on Draft Gaelic Language plan

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The National Library of Scotland has put its draft Gaelic Language Plan out for consultation prior to its submission to Bòrd na Gàidhlig at the end of July. The plan, which has been developed in accordance with the Gaelic Language ( Scotland) Act 2005, outlines NLS’ commitment to the sustainability of the Gaelic language by demonstrating how it will build...

IRB World Sevens Final Murrayfield Day 1 28th May

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In spite of winning two of their Day 1 matches, Scotland lost out in qualification for the top two finals, the Cup and Plate, on scored points difference, so had to settle for the third tier, Bowl final. Canada were first in line in a Quarter final match that saw Scotland battle hard to come out on top 26-14. Despite...

IRB World Sevens Final 29 May 2011

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The anticipated match up of the day (if you discount, what turned out to be, a lack-lustre New Zealand performance against Australia) was the Australia v South Africa Cup Final. This was a showcase for Sevens Rugby in every sense of the word. Fast, skillful and open, Australia opened the scoring, to be matched a short time later by the...
The Edinburgh Economic Development Committee will meet tomorrow to discuss, among other things, Councillor Burgess's proposed initiative, "Remade in Edinburgh". The Green councillor is championing the project that focuses on re-using and recycling household goods, with the aim of reducing waste and combating climate change. In addition to this scheme, Burgess is also promoting the idea of local currency that residents can use in...

Less poop to scoop in North Edinburgh

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A recent hard hitting campaign to tackle dog fouling in the north area of the city has been a major success according to the council. Complaints from the public about dog fouling dropped by 80% after the 3 week campaign. During the initiative, controversial pictures of dog mess were put through resident’s front doors. 'Tongue in cheek' chalk stencils were also painted...

Edinburgh lawyers raising money for Eve

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Twelve bto runners completed Edinburgh’s Hairy Haggis Relay Marathon without injury, raising a magnificent £2312, so far, for The Eve Appeal. bto’s three teams consisted of colleagues from the firm’s insurers’ representation, technology and IP, commercial litigation, property and employment teams, who worked together to achieve very respectable times, the fastest being 4 hours 02...
Sophy Green is the new CEO of Streetwork - an Edinburgh based organisation dedicated to helping some of society's most vulnerable people. Their reach is vast, working with homelessness, domestic violence, drug addiction and prostitution. Six weeks into her new role, The Edinburgh Reporter caught up with Sophy and her colleague Claire Gibson who is Head of Services to...

Bicycle accident in Edinburgh

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A four-year-old boy had to be freed by firefighters after his leg became trapped in a bike last night. Firefighters were called out at 6.30pm to an address at Easter Road, Edinburgh, after the youngster’s leg became stuck between the fork and the wheel. It’s understood that he had been riding on the handlebars...
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