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Sunday, 16 May 2010
Sceptics have been casting doubt in recent weeks on John Lewis’s ability to stay open during dismantlement of  New St Andrew’s House next year. They have argued that even if conventional noise...
Friday, 14 May 2010
In May 2009, Abercromby Place, Heriot Row and Nelson St doubled as 1960s London during filming of the French espionage caper Imogène McCarthery (see Issue 172).The movie was released earlier this...
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
John Hein, the Liberal candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith, who came sixth in last week's General Election, contacted Spurtle today with characteristic outspokenness.'I'd like to thank those who...
Wednesday, 12 May 2010
Keen to attract custom from all quarters of the carnivorous electorate, Crombie's of Broughton Street have been marketing their delicious-sounding 'Scottish Election Sausage'.Gone now, alas, but...
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Coco - the Drummond Place Maine Coon missing since 28 April – has been found safe and well.She was twice spotted on Sunday night, and finally recovered at around 9pm from a doorway near the Dublin...
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
Readers will probably have heard about controversial plans for a huge new Biomass plant in Leith.People who are against the plans may well wonder how they can begin to represent their views...
Tuesday, 11 May 2010
The Scottish Government issues guidelines to developers about the proportion of any residential development to be reserved as social housing. It is a way of encouraging mixed communities in places...
Monday, 10 May 2010
Kevin Lang – the Liberal-Democrat, second-placed candidate for Edinburgh North and Leith – told Spurtle:'I am of course disappointed not to have won this time round.  'Nevertheless, we fought an...
Monday, 10 May 2010
Iain McGill – the third-placed candidate in last week's General Election – has sent us the following comment.'I am incredibly grateful to the 7,079 residents of Edinburgh North & Leith who voted...
Saturday, 8 May 2010
A minor fire broke out in the pavement roof area of Broughton Street's Phoenix Bar early on Friday afternoon.A small portion of the 19th-century extension was removed by the Fire Brigade to isolate...

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