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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...
Saturday, 8 May 2010
Spurtle has approached all candidates, asking for reactions to Friday morning's General Election result.First past the post with a response was Labour's victorious Mark Lazarowicz.'I'm obviously...
Friday, 7 May 2010
For capital results outwith Edinburgh North and Leith, click on the pdf below.
Friday, 7 May 2010
In Transmit – Axolotyl's new exhibition – artist Mike Inglis's screenprints examine the use of religious symbols and practices in an uncertain world.'The influences are diverse,' writes Inglis, '...
Friday, 7 May 2010
Pinsky – the Bellevue Road cat missing since 21 April – this morning turned up safe and sound.He has lost a fair bit of weight and is a little grubby, but is reportedly delighted that his wanderings...
Friday, 7 May 2010
Labour have retained the Edinburgh North and Leith constituency with an increased share of the vote but a smaller majority over their nearest rivals.  The Liberal-Democrats pushed them extremely...
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Independent Lothians MSP Margo Macdonald is campaigning for assisted suicide to be made legal in Scotland.She advocates the Netherlands system, where registered doctors with a long-standing...
Thursday, 6 May 2010
Coco is a a 4-year-old Maine Coon cat who went missing from Drummond Place on 28 April 2010.She is neutered and microchipped, and was wearing a red collar.Please check your sheds and garages as she...

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