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Wednesday, 18 March 2020
In these troubling times, it’s heartening to find local businesses, charities, and individuals rising to the challenge. Some are making offers of help, some are declaring a determination to keep...
Tuesday, 17 March 2020
Cllr Adam McVey, Leader of Edinburgh Council, yesterday announced new social distancing and visiting restrictions at Council-run care homes.In schools, assemblies and other large assemblies will be...
Tuesday, 10 March 2020
Edinburgh Council’s programme to upgrade street lighting across the capital will begin in the City Centre Ward 11 (see map below) on 6 April and continue into June.Over 3,000 bulbs, starting in...
Friday, 6 March 2020
Meet Daryl. He is, we think, the first of this year’s Broughton cats to take advantage of the lengthening days and go wandering. Described as a cream Siamese, Daryl has blue eyes and is...
Tuesday, 3 March 2020
Locals concerned at what they see as the overuse and misuse of Edinburgh’s green spaces are urging fellow residents to make a stand.  They’re asking them to send emails to Edinburgh Council...
Saturday, 29 February 2020
As you read this, advanced copies of the March Spurtle are already popping up across the barony like snowdrops awaiting the first dog of spring. We begin on Page 1 with 186 miles of scaffolding...
Thursday, 20 February 2020
 EXCLUSIVE Something has changed about Antony Gormley’s Six Times along the Water of Leith. But so far, hardly anyone has noticed. Originally installed in 2010, four of the pieces were...
Monday, 17 February 2020
The Post Office plans to privatise its service at 40 Frederick Street on 15 April with the immediate loss of nine jobs. Plans first emerged on 7 January. However, the date for closing the...
Friday, 14 February 2020
This morning, the Spurtle received the following photo of a document, whose source could not vouchsafe its authenticity. As a public service, we have considered it. To the best of our...
Thursday, 13 February 2020
 Obituary: Reverend Peter Macdonald Many across Broughton and beyond have been saddened by the Reverend Peter Macdonald’s sudden death on 12 February.Macdonald became Minister at Broughton...

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