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Friday, 2 August 2019
This eye-catching combination of curves, chrome, and dents has been turning heads across Bellevue and beyond over recent days. At first glance, it appears to be part of a hearts-and-minds...
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
As you read this, copies of the August Spurtle are already bouncing out of the presses like waves over a flood prevention scheme.Page 1 babbles playfully about balloons, bins, and bars … and a big...
Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Friday 26 July, 2019 was a day of great sadness for the Edinburgh-South Asian Community, writes Nahid Aslam. Mrs Ghazala Peena Farooq, a stalwart of the community, passed away.Ghazala was born...
Tuesday, 30 July 2019
Neighbours and other locals continue to monitor events at 7–8 Baxter’s Place very carefully.  In its latest applications on 18 June 2019 (Refs 19/02924/LBC; 19/02925/FUL), Cornerstone Property...
Monday, 22 July 2019
 EDINBURGH’S FLAWED TRAMWAY … AND HOW TO FIX IT Dave Holladay is a highly experienced transport and engineering professional with first-hand knowledge of tram and cycling-related issues (...
Friday, 19 July 2019
As locals prepare to sample a refurbished (and hopefully improved) Clark’s Bar, one experienced reader fondly remembers how the Dundas Street institution used to be. Simon Jennings, now south of...
Thursday, 18 July 2019
 John Ross Maclean reviews a ‘veritable symphony of pleasures’ On 25 June, Blackwell’s Bookshop on South Bridge hosted the launch of Aspects of Edinburgh, a celebration of the capital in...
Wednesday, 10 July 2019
Parts of Edinburgh struggled to cope with a sudden downpour on 24 June. Over half the month’s anticipated rain fell in three hours on the west of the city, and some 140 floods were reported...
Tuesday, 9 July 2019
Edinburgh-based Star Pubs & Bars Ltd seeks planning consent for new signage at 46–48A Broughton Street (Ref. 19/03014/ADV). The former Phoenix Bar, it seems, is set to rise again as The...
Friday, 5 July 2019
This was originally going to be a short article about Broughton’s grain basket on East Claremont Street. There was to be a bad joke about parking wheaters, then a suggestion that the Council’s...

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