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Thursday, 15 February 2018
Onlookers outside the Balmoral Hotel today could be forgiven for thinking that Rocco Forte had introduced a new, SAS-inspired initiative to speed-up room-service. In fact, the daring workers, in...
Wednesday, 14 February 2018
 POLICE SEEK HELP AND RELEASE IMAGE Police Scotland issued the following press notice today. We reproduce it unedited and in full.Police in Edinburgh investigating a serious assault in the...
Tuesday, 13 February 2018
What began as a bad week for tree-lovers has continued with further sad news in Broughton today. Yesterday, work on the new Picardy Place gyratory was preceded by felling of the trees outside St...
Thursday, 8 February 2018
 CAMPAIGNER PETER WILLIAMSON REFLECTS On 25 January, the Council’s Transport & Environment Committee approved a revised design for Picardy Place centred upon a three-lane ‘gyratory...
Tuesday, 6 February 2018
Opposition to the possible move of Gaelic Medium Education (GME) to Drummond Community High School has stiffened.Parent bodies at two primary feeder schools and Drummond itself have each issued...
Wednesday, 31 January 2018
As you read this, the February Spurtle has not only rattled through the presses but leapt off the floor and into the arms of our black-spandex-clad ninja distribution operatives.You won’t see or hear...
Tuesday, 30 January 2018
Earlier this month we published a piece by Cllr Mary Campbell on how the Scottish Greens view the future of Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh. Now it’s the turn of Cllr Callum Laidlaw,...
Thursday, 25 January 2018
Proposals for a new gyratory on Picardy Place were approved at a meeting of the Transport & Environment Committee this morning. Councillors voted in favour by 9 votes to 2, with only the Scottish...
Wednesday, 24 January 2018
 FIVE BIG HITTERS ON PICARDY PLACE AND WHY COUNCIL MUST THINK AGAIN Pressure has mounted on Transport and Environment Committee members as open letters, articles and social-media messages...
Tuesday, 23 January 2018
 LOCAL LANDMARK COULD GET SWALLOWED The Edinburgh-based Thistle Property Group has applied for planning permission to retain the façade of the old Canon Mill at 1-3 Canon Street and...

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