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Council earned interest on overpaid council tax

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:24
The city council has earned interest on £1.1 million of residents’ overpaid council tax during the last financial year. As well as the council tax ‘credits’ that remain unclaimed from the 2017-18 financial year, the authority has also earned interest on the unclaimed money amounting to up to £3,000. Conservatives have criticised the amount of […]
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Councillors of all parties call for funding overhaul

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:21
City councillors have called for a complete overhaul of how the Scottish Government funds local authorities – after fears the Capital is “doomed” by cuts from Holyrood. With councillors putting together plans to cut around £47m from the 2019/20 budget, Green councillors have demanded changes in the financial relationship between The Scottish Government and the City […]
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Review: Stan & Ollie****

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:15
Stan & OllyDirection: Jon S. BairdScreenplay: Jeff PopeCast: Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Danny Huston, Shirley HendersonLength: 97 minutesRating: PG Watching the film ‘Stan & Ollie’ brought back fond memories of my childhood when I used to enjoy the classic black and white shorts with my grandparents, who introduced me to the legendary comedy double […]
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Police appeal for dashcam footage following Bypass death

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:34
Police are appealing for help following the discovery of a man’s body on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass. The incident was initially reported to police around 8.20am yesterday morning after a man’s body was discovered on the central reservation between the Sheriffhall Roundabout and the Gilmerton Junction. Emergency services attended, however the man was sadly found […]
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Easter Road tours available in from today

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:30
Easter Road stadium tours are available to book this January and February, running on Fridays at 2pm and lasting approximately 90 minutes. Led by members of the Hibernian Historical Trust, the tour will recall the history and folklore of the club, stretching back to its humble beginnings in 1875 and right up to the modern-day […]
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New bookshop to open in Edinburgh later this summer

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 06:01
It is always good news to hear of new businesses making their home in Edinburgh, but this is particularly good news as will be a new independent bookshop for all of us to explore. Topping & Company already have bookshops in Ely, Bath and St Andrews and are now branching out with a 4,000 square […]
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Let it Be Gets Back to Edinburgh

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:03
Last year I was mightily impressed by the musical production of Let It Be: A Celebration of the Music of The Beatles when it performed at the Edinburgh Playhouse. The good news for me and aficionados of the Fab Four is that the acclaimed theatrical concert is returning to Edinburgh as part of its UK […]
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Disney’s The Lion King Roars into Edinburgh

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 18:44
Disney’s award-winning musical The Lion King will return to the Edinburgh Playhouse at the end of this year. London west-end’s best-selling stage production will make Edinburgh its only Scottish date on its UK and Ireland tour. Colin Marr, Theatre Director, the Edinburgh Playhouse said: “We are incredibly excited to have Disney’s THE LION KING return […]
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Alarm prevents Bilston robbery

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:55
Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted robbery which took place around 7.45am yesterday morning at a business premises in Park Avenue, Bilston. Staff were working within when a man entered in possession of a pole and demanded money. The store’s emergency alarm was activated and the male fled empty-handed. Inquiries are now ongoing to trace […]
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More complaints about bin collections

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 17:06
Opposition councillors have called for the city’s environment convener to be replaced after issuing a “hollow apology” as more than 2,500 complaints over missed bin collections were received in the space of a week. In October, the SNP-Labour city council administration rolled out new four-day waste collection rotas alongside its new paid-for garden waste service. But more […]
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Police hunt three men following unprovoked attack

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:50
Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault in Musselburgh which took place around 9.45pm on Sunday 13th January in Newbigging. A 37-year-old man left a licensed premises on the High Street and was heading home when he was confronted by three men. At this time the victim was struck to the head with a […]
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Hibs’ fans delight as club sign Scott Allan on pre-contact

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:28
Hibs have signed a pre-contract agreement with Celtic midfielder Scott Allan. Fans have taken to social media to welcome back the midfielder who  has agreed a three-year deal that will run from the start of season 2019/20. With Allan unlikely to feature in Celtic’s first team, the fans are hoping that a deal can be struck […]
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At National Museum of Scotland – Robots

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:18
There is a new exhibition for you to see from Friday at the National Museum of Scotland. The major new display explores 500 years of humanity’s quest to re-imagine ourselves as machines. Developed by the Science Museum, Robots features a unique collection of over 100 robots, from the earliest automata to those from science fiction and modern-day […]
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Body found on city bypass

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:18
An investigation is underway after the body of a man was found on the central reservation of the Edinburgh City Bypass. Emergency services were called to the A720 following the discovery at 8.20am this morning. The road was closed in both directions causing major tailbacks. The death is currently being treated as unexplained. A Police Scotland […]
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HRH The Duke of York KG attends Glencourse Barracks to award Operational Medals

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:10
Earlier today (Thursday 17th January) at Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik, HRH The Duke of York KG presented Medals to 2nd Battalion, the Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS) personnel who took part in an operational tour, OP SHADER, in Iraq in 2018. Additional personnel from 2 SCOTS who participated in OP TOSCA (Cyprus) & Op […]
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Man jailed for robbing Edinburgh pub

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 16:05
A man who robbed an Edinburgh city centre pub has been convicted and jailed. At the High Court in Edinburgh yesterday Graham Wright was sentenced to five and half years following an incident at the Doctor’s Public House on 23rd October 2017. Wright, (30), threatened a member of staff, who was outside closing up and forced […]
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Police hunt handbag snatch victim

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:48
Police are appealing for the victim of an attempted robbery to come forward. Officers were contacted last night by a member of the public, who reported witnessing an attempted hand-bag snatch at the Telfer Subway around 6pm.  Having conducted inquiries in the area and viewed local CCTV footage, detectives are satisfied that this incident did occur, but […]
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Saoirse visits the National Library of Scotland

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:51
Saoirse Ronan, who stars as Mary Queen of Scots, visited the National Library of Scotland ahead of the film premiere to view materials relating to Mary Queen of Scots, including her last letter. Mary Queen of Scots is released in the UK tomorrow (Friday 18 January).  All photos Neil Hanna
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Elyssa Vulpes – a bright musical talent

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:51
Elyssa Vulpes is one of Edinburgh’s brightest musical talents. Described as a mix of Jade Bird, Neko Case and Martha Wainwright with an Italian edge, her latest album – Holding On, Letting Go – is a wonderful mix of passionate songs, some of which will tug at your heart, others –  like the infectious Do […]
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Royal Scots Club introduce Real Living Wage for their staff

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 10:29
A Real Change for Club Employees The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh are delighted to announce that they have agreed to pay, as a minimum standard, the Real Living Wage, currently £9 per hour, to all employees over the age of 18. Unlike the national minimum wage (for those aged 21 to 24) and national living […]
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