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Saturday, 4 April 2020
Council Leader Adam McVey today praised public and voluntary organisations in Edinburgh, and urged residents to be good neighbours. He suggests those wishing to help others contact Volunteer...
Friday, 3 April 2020
The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region today launched a new job-matching service. Job seekers, employees, and employers can register here to receive support and advice on live...
Thursday, 2 April 2020
1844–46 ROBBERY AND RECOVERY OF PROPERTY.—Late on Friday night, a blacksmith, named Clark, from Elgin, allowed himself to be enticed into a disreputable house in Nottingham Terrace, by a woman...
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
 COUNCIL ADAPTS TO CORONAVIRUS CRISIS City of Edinburgh Council is taking extraordinary measures in extraordinary times. In order to steer the city through the current Coronavirus crisis,...
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE, Pompeii was not the only casualty. Herculaneum – nine miles to the north – was likewise engulfed, a pyroclastic surge burying the town and smothering many...
Tuesday, 31 March 2020
As you read this, only a very few Spurtles are dispersing across the barony, maintaining a 6ft distance between each other at all times and accessible to readers from behind a plexi-glass safety...
Monday, 30 March 2020
Yesterday we came across guidance for over-70s and vulnerable others on receiving deliveries.  It comes from Dr Richard Simpson, an Honorary Professor of Health Sciences & Sport at...
Monday, 30 March 2020
1839–43 SOUP-KITCHEN.—We understand that a soup-kitchen was opened on Saturday at Greenside Row, which will be a great boon to the poor of that densely populated parish, among whom for some time...
Friday, 27 March 2020
Drum (Steads Place Ltd) and CAMVO 123 Ltd have this week submitted a proposal of application notice for the demolition of industrial units at 106–162 Leith Walk (even numbers).The intention is to...
Thursday, 26 March 2020
1837–38Fire.—On Thursday night, about seven o’clock, the premises in East Thistle Street Lane, in which Messrs M’Crie & Co. carry on the business of paper-staining, caught fire, which, however,...

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