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REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL
Wednesday 8 April 2020 - 08:49
Spring comes to Greenside It's one of the gloomiest and most precipitous streets in Spurtleshire, but even this narrow descent to Greenside Row is…
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MCVEY PRAISES VOLUNTEERS
Saturday 4 April 2020 - 22:09
Council Leader Adam McVey today praised public and voluntary organisations in Edinburgh, and urged residents to be good neighbours.  He…
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PARTNERSHIP OFFERS HELP FOR JOB SEEKERS
Friday 3 April 2020 - 12:15
The Edinburgh and South East Scotland City Region today launched a new job-matching service.  Job seekers, employees, and employers can…
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NEWS FROM THE MEWS 5
Thursday 2 April 2020 - 12:02
1844–46  ROBBERY AND RECOVERY OF PROPERTY.—Late on Friday night, a blacksmith, named Clark, from Elgin, allowed himself to be enticed into a…
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DIFFICULT DAYS FOR LOCAL DEMOCRACY
Wednesday 1 April 2020 - 11:49
COUNCIL ADAPTS TO CORONAVIRUS CRISIS City of Edinburgh Council is taking extraordinary measures in extraordinary times.   In order to steer the city…
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ANCIENT FELINE FAR FROM HOME
Wednesday 1 April 2020 - 10:45
When Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 CE, Pompeii was not the only casualty.  Herculaneum – nine miles to the north – was likewise engulfed, a…
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ISSUE 294 – OUT TOMORROW!
Tuesday 31 March 2020 - 07:33
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…
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GUIDANCE ON RECEIVING DELIVERIES
Monday 30 March 2020 - 07:32
Yesterday we came across guidance for over-70s and vulnerable others on receiving deliveries.    It comes from Dr Richard Simpson, an…
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NEWS FROM THE MEWS 4
Monday 30 March 2020 - 07:27
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…
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DRUM BEAT CONTINUES DIFFERENTLY
Friday 27 March 2020 - 07:26
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…
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