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Thursday, 29 April 2010
David Carfrae of Canonmills says he is an admirer of Thomas Hardy's poem about the RMS Titanic.He suggests the Iceberg was a bigot.We're not sure about Mr Carfrae's political analysis, but would at...
Wednesday, 28 April 2010
With the help of readers, Spurtle has now traced the low-profile Independent Edinburgh North and Leith candidate Cameron MacIntyre to an address in the heart of Broughton.Today we wrote to both him...
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Cameron MacIntyre is a male, Independent candidate for the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency in the Westminster General Election 2010. He did not attend the Spurtle hustings on 21 April.Please...
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
Pinsky is a male black-and-white cat who went missing on 21 April from Bellevue Road. He has no collar but is microchipped.Please check your sheds, garages and outbuildings, and leave doors open...
Monday, 26 April 2010
Are you constantly disturbed by the sound of bills landing on your doormat, politicians knocking on doors, young neighbours studying into the small hours of the morning at weekends? Help is at hand....
Sunday, 25 April 2010
In Issue 181 (Briefly, p.3) we reported how CEC have begun 'finding and fixing' defective street lamps at night, when broken ones are easier to spot.Judging by the lamps in Drummond Place, someone in...
Saturday, 24 April 2010
Council Leader Jenny Dawe's April encyclical waxes lyrical about the imminent arrival of Edinburgh's first tram.It is to be displayed at an unspecified date, in an unspecified location, so that the...
Saturday, 24 April 2010
The British Heart Foundation (Scotland) is looking for volunteers to help the charity with various tasks, ranging from placing collecting-cans in local shops or clubs to organising fundraising events...
Friday, 23 April 2010
Two good causes are looking for locals' support this weekend.Broughton St Mary's Parish Church is holding its annual Spring fair in Bellevue Crescent on Saturday, 11am–2pm: gifts, jewellery, home...
Friday, 23 April 2010
Applications to vote by proxy in the 2010 General Election should reach the Electoral Registration Officer by 5pm on Tuesday 27 April. If, after that date, you wish to vote by proxy owing to a...

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