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Restaurant Theme Night 23rd February 2011

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Fancy a night out on 23rd February? Here is our suggestion for something a wee bit different... A Theme Night at Al Dente Restaurant. Here is what Graziano from the restaurant says:- Our latest theme night "Veneto" the region Venice is capital of! In February there is a big thing going on in venice called Carnevale. Carnevale is a festivity where everybody...

The Spring Step Sponsored Walk

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Put your best foot forward and join the cancer charity, Bowel Cancer UK, on one of their Spring Step Walks this April! Take part with friends and family to remember a loved one or show your support for someone affected by bowel cancer. Edinburgh - Saturday 30 April Meeting at the Castle Esplanade at 11am, we will walk along...

Lecture by Stephen Deuchar Director of Art Fund

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28th February 2011 at 7pm at Hawthornden Lecture Theatre National Gallery Complex Stephen Deuchar is to deliver the lecture What is Art? Tickets are still available for the Winter Lecture. Non-member guests are very welcome.  Wine and canapes will be served from 6pm. Stephen Deuchar was appointed Director of the Art Fund in January 2010 after twelve years as Director of Tate...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week? 21st February 2011

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21st February 2011 Another of The Reporter's favourites is coming to The Usher Hall tonight If you don't know anything about The Penguin Cafe Orchestra then you can listen to them here..... A series of Introductory sessions explaining The Beltane Fire Festival will take place this week. These introductory lessons will explain the history of Beltane, what performing entails and what is...

Five things you need to know today

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New chairman at Edinburgh Trams, Vic Emery, has told The Herald that he is hopeful that the mediation process will be completed, and work on the trams will have restarted before the May elections. The BBC tell us that Edinburgh is the only council which does not offer council run car parks...and reports on the Which survey of the cost...

Five things you need to know today

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Police will be carrying out extra patrols in communities across Midlothian this weekend, following the murder of Dale Bennett last Saturday (February 12). Extra officers will be brought in to carry out high-visibility patrols in Gorebridge, Mayfield and Dalkeith, in order to identify potential witnesses, and to provide reassurance to local residents. Dale, (17), from Mayfield, died in an incident that...

Stevenson College Charity Concert

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A group of talented musicians from Stevenson College Edinburgh are presenting a charity concert on Monday 28 February 2011 at the Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh,  to help raise funds to provide workshops for young children with Down’s Syndrome in Edinburgh and Lothian. The concert will include jazz and contemporary songs as well as music by Chopin, Haydn, Bach and...

Paolozzi – son of Leith

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Pupils in Edinburgh have revealed a giant playground mural inspired by the work of famous artist and Leith born former pupil, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi. The Paolozzi-inspired playground pop art was officially unveiled by the artist's sister, Yolanda Tartaglia and attended by City Education Leader Cllr Marilyne MacLaren. The mural is based on mosaic, screen printing, pop art...

Stevenson College Information Session

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On Thursday 24 February 2011, Stevenson College Edinburgh is holding a drop-in information session at the College in Sighthill from 4pm to 6pm, to provide information on the Professional Development Award (PDA) in Youth Work. The PDA Youth Work is a part-time course which has been designed for people who work with young people in a community learning and development...

Councillor Godzik Worried about Capital City Partnership

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by Councillor Paul Godzik The recent comments from the Chamber of Commerce on the performance of Edinburgh’s schools follow a raft of worrying statistics on the education and employment prospects for youngsters in Edinburgh. Figures published in December showing that the gap between the best and worst performing high schools is widening, plus news that Edinburgh’s youth unemployment figures are amongst...

Awards for two Edinburgh solicitors

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Edinburgh Solicitors Turcan Connell announce that two of their solicitors are award winners! Chris Sheldon and Louise Pierce, both solicitors in the firm,  have been awarded prizes by the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in recognition of their outstanding achievements following their 2010 examinations. Senior Solicitor Chris Sheldon has been awarded the STEP President’s Prize: (Scotland) Qualified Practitioner Student...

Crime figures better in the city centre

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The City of Edinburgh Council say that during the annual 'Operation Astrodome' crimes such as alcohol related violence, breaches of the peace, shopliftings, vandalisms and minor assaults dropped by 17% compared to last year and 21% compared to the last three years. Most notably, the number of indecent assaults decreased dramatically from 8 last year to 1 this...
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