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UNCLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER
Friday 31 January 2020 - 06:34
As work on the redesign of Picardy Place continues, there has been considerable debate about how well the final scheme will eventually satisfy…
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ISSUE 292 – OUT TOMORROW!
Friday 31 January 2020 - 06:29
As you read this, early copies of the February Spurtle are already traipsing their way across the barony like lost tourists in search of something…
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ANOTHER SMALL VICTORY IN FIGHT AGAINST SHORT-TERM LETS
Wednesday 29 January 2020 - 06:27
Latest news from Edinburgh Council’s Planning Portal reveals another refusal for change of use from domestic dwelling to commercial short-term let (…
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TIME TO CONSIDER CLIMATE CHANGE
Monday 27 January 2020 - 06:09
The City of Edinburgh Council has announced that it recognises the vital role of local government in addressing climate change. In May last year, it…
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BAXTER’S PLACE ASSAULT – POLICE SEEK INFORMATION
Friday 24 January 2020 - 06:06
Police Scotland has issued an appeal for information following an assault on Baxter’s Place.  We reproduce their press release below. …
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COLD DAY AND CLIMATE CRISIS
Tuesday 14 January 2020 - 10:26
Over 25 Extinction Rebellion activists gathered outside Baillie Gifford premises on Greenside Row this morning.  They were protesting against…
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PUBLIC’S IDEAS SOUGHT ON PICARDY PLACE ISLAND
Friday 10 January 2020 - 13:55
Members of the public will have a say in how the central island is developed in Picardy Place, writes Peter Williamson, chair of the Picardy…
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ONLY ROTTEN LOGIC SEES NEW DECADE
Friday 3 January 2020 - 09:02
Harald Tobermann, a Pilrig resident with strong opinions on the matter, has sent us the following extract.  It comes from The Times of…
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SSSH – HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Tuesday 31 December 2019 - 14:50
We end 2019 with a brief reminder from the photo archive that – contrary to some assertions – it is possible to enjoy this time of year in…
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THE IMPORTANCE OF PROOFREADIG
Sunday 29 December 2019 - 09:00
Since the Phoenix reopened under new management as the Broughton Bar this autumn, we have heard nothing but positive comments about the refurbished,…
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