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Monday, 15 February 2010
Property occupiers within Edinburgh's Controlled Parking Zones 1–8, N1–N5 and S1–S5 have until 1 March to respond to City of Edinburgh Council's proposed changes.Among the amendments would be more...
Friday, 12 February 2010
Architects' plans for 8 townhouses off Broughton Road will be presented at a public meeting on 1 March. Spurtle understands that  a 4-storey development is intended for steeply rising land...
Friday, 12 February 2010
As expected, the Liberal Democrat–Scottish Nationalist Administration succeeded in voting through its widely trailed budget proposals on 11 February. A 1% cut in the City of Edinburgh Council's...
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Broughton Street traders are beating tramworks disruption with a series of promotions to retain old customers and attract new ones. Loved-up locals could be the first to benefit. Shoppers buying...
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Normally Spurtle researches stories rather than lifting them wholesale from press releases (unlike a certain other Edinburgh newspaper we could mention).On this occasion, however, the City of...
Thursday, 11 February 2010
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Broughton Street may be scheduled to reopen at the end of this month.If proposals are adopted, one lane will reopen on 22 February allowing left turns into Broughton...
Saturday, 6 February 2010
The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund is backing Edinburgh World Heritage with £39K. The money is to address energy efficiency issues and fuel poverty in the Old and New Towns and adjacent...
Friday, 5 February 2010
In a partial but significant climbdown, Administration councillors are now promising to reduce the cut in the schools budget from 2.5% to 1%.The devil, of course, will be in the detail, but Education...
Thursday, 4 February 2010
The Spurtle has approached all local politicians (see Directory) for comments about the City of Edinburgh Council's forthcoming school budget.We're posting the responses as they come in, so check...
Thursday, 4 February 2010
In Issue 179 ('Briefly', p. 2) we pointed readers towards what we mistakenly thought was a new (if somewhat quiet) website for the New Town and Broughton Community Council.In fact the address cited...

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