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Scottish Youth Parliament – the results are in!

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The newest Members of the Scottish Youth Parliament to represent Edinburgh were today unveiled at the City Chambers. A total of 26 young people from all areas of the city stood for election with more than 10,000  votes cast - double from the last elections held in 2009. The 12 new MSYPs will take up their role...

PoppyScotland break the record for fundraising

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TV presenter and Poppyscotland Ambassador, Jackie Bird, announced last week that the 2010 Scottish Poppy Appeal was a record-breaking success – raising an impressive £2.34 million, a 5% increase on 2009. At an event in Glasgow, Jackie Bird was joined by volunteers to proudly display the total of £2,343,150, which was raised thanks to the generosity...

Buy a Brick for St Columba’s reaches £300K mark

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The St Columba’s Hospice buy a brick appeal has hit the £300,000 milestone, thanks to a special benefit concert on 6 March at the Jam House. The Edinburgh Bands Together event raised £6,000 for the appeal, which helped the Hospice reach the important £300,000 landmark. The buy a brick appeal is raising funds for the St Columba’s Hospice rebuild...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week? 4th April 2011

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4th April 2011 Cumulus exhibition launch, Out of the Blue Drill Hall, 36 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh, EH6 8RG. 7pm - 9pm This exhibition is a selection of work by Säde Foley, now in her final year of Drawing & Painting at Edinburgh College of Art. The show consists of works in mixed media created during her degree, revisited and brought together for...

Five things you need to know today

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According to Twitter there was possibly a stabbing incident in Raeburn Place yesterday evening, but so far apart from a couple of tweets there is nothing else to confirm it. Twitter is of course used by many to break news stories and Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service  have just celebrated a year on Twitter which has seen...
Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service (LBFRS), the first Scottish fire service on Twitter, is hailing its first year using the micro-blogging service as a success. Last month saw the Service break through the 1000 followers mark for @LBFire when a chemical incident in the west end of the city attracted a number ...

Five things you need to know today

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Works continue at Edinburgh Castle to provide new stands for the Tattoo. Aunty Emily has reminded us that the results are in for the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch and you can read all about it on Greener Leith. And there is a link to the AudioBoo which Greener Leith did with sound artist, Emma Quayle who we met at The...

Edinburgh Festival bookings being snapped up

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The National Ballet of China, Mariinsky Opera company, Mahler’s Symphony No 2 and the Opening Concert were the early bestsellers as tickets went on sale for Edinburgh International Festival 2011. Edinburgh International Festival 2011 (Friday 12 August to Sunday 4 September) brings artists from China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea and Vietnam, as well as North America, Germany, Belgium, Russia, the...
Although Alison Johnstone is a city councillor, we cannot speak to her actually in the City Chambers as it is forbidden at this point in the election 2011 campaign! But that means we can instead repair to the nearest coffee shop which is very pleasant, and so is Johnstone. She is a very straightforward politician. The Reporter has been impressed...

Five things you need to know today

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Princes Street Gardens with a wonderful display of daffodils, and some returfing work underway. Edinburgh insurance company, Standard Life has handed out a bonus to its CEO in the form of over 750,000 shares, which are estimated to be worth around £1.5m. The Herald reports the story and explains that it may be a move to show The City that it...
Sacred Heart Primary School in Penicuik has big plans for a new outdoor play area. It will cost £10,000 and the Parent Council are organising a major fund-raising event this summer and they are particularly excited to have secured Edinburgh entertainer Craig McMurdo for the evening. Grand Midsummer Ball, starring the wonderful Craig McMurdo in cabaret   Cameron Mackintosh who...

Red Dot Radio on air for 12 hours today

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Red Dot Radio, Edinburgh’s own hospital broadcasting service is celebrating National Hospital Radio Week (26th March – 4th April) by broadcasting live from the Reception Area and wards of the Western General Hospital from 10am until 10pm today, a 12 hour marathon indeed! Usually the station only broadcasts between 7 and 10 pm each day, serving four hospitals:- Western General...
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