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Thousands of low paid council workers took a step closer to equal pay yesterday thanks to a landmark decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal. While many manual workers, such as cleaners, cooks and carers, have already received compensation, previous decisions of the EAT removed the right to compensation from thousands of administrators, clerical workers, learning assistants and...
The building of the first new council homes in Edinburgh for more than a generation has taken a major step forward. The final planning application for the first construction phase of the 21st Century Homes project has been approved by the City of Edinburgh Council's Development Management Sub-Committee. The green light was given for the first 99 homes...

TRAMS 1

You can read that in full here. We have read this report carefully, and a wealth of other information from the council, and other sources, in an effort to establish who all the players are and what they do. We try here to establish the current position, one month on from the Council Leader's report, and we will then ask...
He was the successful candidate after interviews were held by the Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Board. Campbell is currently Chief Fire Officer with Fife Fire and Rescue Service. He began his career as a firefighter with Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service in 1975 and served as a Crew Commander, Watch Commander and...
An additional breeding pair of two beavers, one male and one female, has now been released into the wild in Scotland as part of the Scottish Beaver Trial (SBT), a project which marks the first formal trial reintroduction of a native mammal back into the UK. The Trial, which is a partnership project between the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland...
Between them they managed to skip 528 times in 3 minutes and raised £100 for The Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home at Seafield! At present the kennels report that they are full of unwanted dogs and cats, who are there through no fault of their own. The funds raised by Carrie & Jianna will help enormously to make...

Fundraising for MS

Fraser, a founding member of Kingdom Cheese Company operating from premises in Cowdenbeath and lives in Dalgety Bay. He is married with two daughters aged 11 and 14 and took the decision to take on this enormous challenge when his wife Ashley was diagnosed with MS a year ago. In an effort to help raise awareness...

Gannochy Trust Award

The Gannochy Trust Innovation Award of The Royal Society of Edinburgh was established in 2003 to encourage and reward Scotland's young innovators for work which benefits Scotland's wellbeing. Presented annually, the award is targeted at innovators aged 45 or under, and carries a £50,000 cash prize, a specially commissioned gold medal and serious recognition for...
GENERAL ELECTION 2010 update at 8.30a.m. 7 May 2010 Conservatives now lead on 286 seats and need 40 to win an outright majority, Labour have 239 and Lib Dems have 51. There are 48 seats left to declare their results. GENERAL ELECTION 2010 7.30 AM FRIDAY 7 MAY 2010 Now the Conservative Party have won 283 seats, Labour in...

Tigerfest 2010

by Kate Donnelly And this year’s mini festival, which runs for three weeks, features indie legend Martin Stephenson and TV21 headlining in Edinburgh. Tigerfest 2010 also has gigs in Aberdeen and Dunfermline, with many established names appearing alongside local bands. This year the capital is hosting a total of seven shows and 20 acts who will...
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