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The full council meet on Thursday 14th October at 10am. The trams are on the agenda. See our report on where we are with the trams in our article Trams as at 10th October 2010 The special meeting of the Education, Children & Families Committee takes place on Tuesday 12 October 2010. The agenda is on the Council...
The full City of Edinburgh Council meet on Thursday at 10am. Trams are on the agenda for the first time since June and this is the latest update from Mandy Haeburn-Little, Director of communications and customer services at Edinburgh  Trams:- As part of our commitment to keeping you up to date with how the...

Usher Hall Gala Concert

Edinburgh's much loved Usher Hall is to celebrate its magnificent refurbishment with a spectacular multi-media gala concert today. Mars, Venus and Mercury as captured by NASA's own cameras will be projected on to a 24-foot screen accompanied by Gustav Holst's exquisite Planets suite played by the Houston Symphony from Texas. This grand gala 10/10/10 concert promises to be...
Plans to raise the standard of private rented housing in Scotland have been unveiled today by Housing and Communities Minister, Alex Neil. The Private Rented Housing (Scotland) Bill will protect the good reputation of Scotland's private landlords by improving the law on how they are registered. Councils will be given more powers to tackle bad...
Health & Safety officers have recommended that alternative accommodation should be found for Westfield Court Nursery pupils. The nursery is situated on the top floor of a multi-storey block and concerns have been raised about safe evacuation routes for children in the event of a fire. Council officials are set to prepare a report on...
Police in Edinburgh are investigating an assault on a 16-year-old female in the Wester Hailes area of the Capital on Thursday night. The victim had got off a bus at the top of Clovenstone Drive around 9.20pm, and was walking on a path leading to Clovenstone Park when she was approached by the suspect. He grabbed her,...

Road Safety Weekend

Pupils from Trinity Academy are helping Lothian and Borders Police and the City of Edinburgh Council  launched the first ever road safety weekend in the Capital on Friday 8th October. The 'Don't be a Fool, be Cool on the Road' event is being held this Saturday and Sunday at Ocean Terminal shopping centre and aims to...
Two women have been taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire in an Edinburgh flat. Another woman was treated at the scene by ambulance staff. Fire crews were called to the blaze in Bridge Street, Colinton, at around 6.45am on 7 October. Four fire appliances were sent to the incident and the fire was extinguished by around 8.30am....

Stew Mel win over Kelso

Although the FP side won 17-7 over Kelso they have rather harshly posted a "Could do Better' report on themselves for their outing to the Borders yesterday. "A dogged and focussed performance against a hefty Kelso side - we were never in danger of losing, and, but for some poor handling, could have won by a much larger margin." However they...
One of the latest films to open in the UK is Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. It stars Hollywood legend Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko - and the Oyster wave energy device being developed by Edinburgh company Aquamarine Power Limited. Public Affairs Officer for Aquamarine Power, Neil Davidson, said:-"Our Oregon Outreach Coordinator, Theresa Wisner, thought she spotted a photo...
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