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OPEN LETTER
Wednesday 25 March 2020 - 07:21
The Broughton Spurtle is a member of the Independent Community News Network. This lunchtime, its Director, Emma Meese, issued the following open…
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SHUT OUT SCAMMERS
Tuesday 24 March 2020 - 07:20
Police Scotland issued a press release today. We reproduce it, unedited and in full, below.  Police Scotland is advising the public to be…
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NEWS FROM THE MEWS: 1
Tuesday 24 March 2020 - 07:19
In the weeks to come, as a diversion from current inconveniences and alarms, Spurtle will serialise a previously unpublished work compiled by A. J.…
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BROUGHTON BUSINESS UPDATE
Monday 23 March 2020 - 07:00
SOME OF THE INFORMATION BELOW HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY UK GOVERNMENT ADVICE (20:30, 23.3.20). USE COMMON SENSE. We’ll try and cover Spurtleshire one…
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REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL, NO. 1
Saturday 21 March 2020 - 06:59
Congratulations to the Council for the superb beds of spring flowers on the Broughton Street/Mansfield Place roundabout.  Sometimes these sites are…
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SIGNS OF THE TIMES
Wednesday 18 March 2020 - 06:58
In these troubling times, it’s heartening to find local businesses, charities, and individuals rising to the challenge.  Some are making offers…
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COUNCIL RESPONSE ON CORONAVIRUS
Tuesday 17 March 2020 - 06:56
Cllr Adam McVey, Leader of Edinburgh Council, yesterday announced new social distancing and visiting restrictions at Council-run care homes. In…
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NEW LIGHT ON CITY CENTRE
Tuesday 10 March 2020 - 06:54
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…
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MISSING FROM BELLEVUE
Friday 6 March 2020 - 06:53
Meet Daryl.  He is, we think, the first of this year’s Broughton cats to take advantage of the lengthening days and go wandering. …
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TIME FOR SUMMER SESSIONS TO MOVE
Tuesday 3 March 2020 - 06:52
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…
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