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Friday, 30 April 2010
City of Edinburgh Council's election team staff began checking an estimated 55,000 postal votes this morning in advance of the count proper.To help prevent fraud, and for the first time in a general...
Thursday, 29 April 2010
The 6th BUPA Great Edinburgh Run will take place over 10km on Sunday 2 May.As well as driving an estimated 10,000 amateur athletes into the arms of private doctors, it will cause a 'degree of...
Thursday, 29 April 2010
Issue 182 is printed and ready for distribution. Between now and Saturday you'll find it appearing in all the usual pubs, clubs, shops and galleries throughout Broughton.This month we lead with news...
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...

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