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Friday, 14 July 2017
Dear Spurtle I must object in particular to the headline used for a recent front page story ('Bid to fix human problems in city centre', Issue 264). The piece, which discusses additional...
Sunday, 28 May 2017
Dear SpurtleThe Conservative bar chart that you featured on 18 May looked to me like the oldest trick in the book, namely an offset zero. But when I plotted it accurately, I found there was more to...
Monday, 22 May 2017
Hi Spurtle For around 4–6 months now, the black skips/bins at the bottom end of East Claremont street have been encroaching on parking spaces more and more. Twinned with the fact the...
Friday, 5 May 2017
Dear SpurtleWhilst attempting to arrange a lift to the Polling Station yesterday morning, I was somewhat discomfited when the Greens told me to walk or use a bicycle.Although I did not vote for them...
Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Hi Spurtle I'm a local resident and, having read your April 2017 edition about the Leith Street road closure to vehicles, I would like to put forward another point of view. I mostly walk up and...
Tuesday, 4 April 2017
Dear SpurtleWhile fully supporting everything else in your piece about the squalor at the top of Broughton Street ['Grotty top of Broughton Street', Issue 261, p. 2], there is one factual error in...
Monday, 3 April 2017
SpurtleThere is almost no-one in Edinburgh who does not complain about the Council.Whether it is refuse collection (or non-collection!), the state of the roads, the recent 20mph limit, statutory...
Sunday, 19 March 2017
Dear SpurtleI'm sick of the squabbling as to whether or not Scottish people want another Independence referendum.Politicians have vested interests and pollsters are frequently wrong.Let's settle it...
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Dear Spurtle Could CEC not consider the imminent St James Centre gap site and the old Royal High School in tandem, then decide to put the hotel(s) on the land released by the former shopping...
Monday, 20 February 2017
Dear Spurtle With regard to your misgivings over redevelopment of the Ross Bandstand and surrounds (9.2.17;15.2.17), recent comments from John Donnelly of Marketing Edinburgh are at odds with...

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