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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...
Thursday, 4 February 2010
Mark Lazarowicz, MP asked the Prime Minister a question in Westminster yesterday. We reproduce the exchange below without endorsing or criticising the opinions expressed. Q2.   ...
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Spurtle understands a new Headteacher has been appointed for Drummond Community High School.Norma Prentice, current Depute Head of Arbroath Academy, will fill the post, and is reputedly keen to live...
Monday, 1 February 2010
The problemAs reported in Issue 178, Edinburgh schools face potentially dire consequences if the Council's budget proposals are approved on 11 February.In addition to the 1.5% 'efficiency savings'...
Friday, 29 January 2010
Limited places (8–10) are available in free computer classes at McDonald Rd Library. The course runs on Tuesday mornings.Experienced tutors will help beginners with basic keyboard skills, using a...
Thursday, 28 January 2010
Lothian Buses has announced timetable changes for several routes serving Broughton. They will be effective from 14 February until further notice.Some extra buses on routes are being provided. Some...
Thursday, 28 January 2010
A new resource for finding information and getting help with homework and revision has just gone online.Established by The City of Edinburgh Council's Library Service, it links to free online...
Monday, 18 January 2010
In addition to the temporary closure of Broughton Street and temporary reopening of Dublin Street (Issue 178/Breaking news 11 Jan.), a full schedule of tramworks affecting Broughton can be viewed by...

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