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Friday, 5 October 2018
As reported in Issue 278, for the last few nights, roadworks at the Rodney Street/Broughton Road junction have been in full swing.The scene has been characterised by vast machines ripping up the...
Saturday, 29 September 2018
Autumn is here, and so is the October Spurtle.Spreading silently across the barony like freshly made coffee leaking from a thermos into the deepest recesses of your briefcase, Issue 278 brings to you...
Friday, 28 September 2018
Broughton Scouts, who celebrate 100 years of local Scouting in 2019, have found themselves unprepared for sweeping changes to school janitor contracts resulting in the doors to their school hall...
Wednesday, 26 September 2018
Tesco on Broughton Road want to change the hours during which it can deliver on Sunday mornings. Yet again. The latest application (Ref. 18/07477/FUL) seeks to amend an earlier permission (Ref....
Monday, 17 September 2018
If you complete just one online Council consultation exercise this year, make it this one. It has the potential to transform how we reach, linger in and traverse the city. Get it wrong, and...
Thursday, 13 September 2018
DAVID STERRATT GETS DEEP DOWN AND DIRTY Breakfast spoiler alert: Article contains graphic images of an overflowing drain.Recently, we had an unpleasant issue with overflowing drains at the...
Saturday, 1 September 2018
 ‘What is this life if, full of care,  We have no time to stand and stare?’ What would the poet W.H. Davies have to say about so many who now seem umbilically affixed to their...
Friday, 31 August 2018
As you read this, copies of the September Spurtle are already percolating through the barony like fresh coffee through a linen tablecloth.Issue 277 brings you a bear, a yarn bomb, and much ado about...
Thursday, 30 August 2018
City of Edinburgh Council's Development Management Subcommittee yesterday unanimously refused planning permission for a controversial short-term letting proposal at 7–8 Baxter’s Place (Ref. 17/05645/...
Friday, 24 August 2018
City of Edinburgh Council is to consult on ways to develop public space on Arboretum Place outside the West Gate of the Royal Botanic Garden. The area is currently dominated by parking, with (...

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