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ALL GOING TOGETHER
Saturday 9 May 2020 - 07:32
It may only be May, but the summertime is coming. To judge by this correspondent’s hayfever, the trees are blooming. And in the back green, the wild…
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MAN'S BODY RECOVERED
Friday 8 May 2020 - 05:55
Police Scotland have announced the recovery of a man’s body from the Canty Bay area of North Berwick. The family of Richard Forbes has been informed…
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NEWS FROM THE MEWS 14
Thursday 7 May 2020 - 05:01
April 1863 WORKING MEN’S HOUSES AT STOCKBRIDGE. Last night, the foundation-stone of a range of houses at Stockbridge, intended for working men, was…
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NTBCC ON 'CHOICES FOR CITY PLAN 2030'
Wednesday 6 May 2020 - 07:40
As examined at length and from various perspectives in Issue 295, the Covid-19 pandemic will have long-lasting effects on the future of Edinburgh.…
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A WORD IN YOUR EYE
Tuesday 5 May 2020 - 05:24
NO SHORTAGE OF OPINIONS ACROSS SPURTLESHIRE We’re an opinionated and contradictory bunch in these parts. Everyone brimming with views, but not…
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NEWS FROM THE MEWS 13
Monday 4 May 2020 - 05:30
1860–63 ACCIDENT WITH A MINCING MACHINE—Yesterday, a lad employed in a butcher’s premises in Thistle Street Lane was working at a mincing machine,…
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LATE DEVELOPER MAKES BIG IMPRESSION
Sunday 3 May 2020 - 05:50
UNEXPECTED CONSEQUENCE OF LOCKDOWN? Does adversity bring out the best in you? Or is it warm sunshine that brings a blush to your cheek and a…
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HELP FOR NEWLY SELF-EMPLOYED
Friday 1 May 2020 - 08:52
Local authorities yesterday started a scheme to help newly self-employed people facing hardship because of coronavirus. In Edinburgh, one-off grants…
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ISSUE 295 – OUT TOMORROW
Thursday 30 April 2020 - 16:59
UNHELPFUL PREVIEW HERE As you read this, copies of the May Spurtle are not fluttering from the presses like so many cherry blossoms borne on a…
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NEWS FROM THE MEWS 12
Thursday 30 April 2020 - 06:20
1860 CHILD MURDER Elizabeth Smith or Walker, residing in Upper Greenside Lane,[1] was placed at the bar charged with administering a quantity of…
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