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Launch of Park View: The Last Chance to Buy with CALA in Ratho

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:51
Buyers looking to purchase a large, modern family home in Ratho are being urged to act quickly to secure one of the final new build properties available. After more than a decade of building in the area, CALA Homes (East) has now released its final phase of homes at its Craigpark development – in what […]
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NHS Lothian Annual Review

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 09:08
Members of the public are invited to a meeting on 4 February when the Annual Review will be held. The public meeting will be chaired by Ms Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, and is the formal process through which the Scottish Government assesses NHS Lothian’s performance in 2017-2018.  Members of the […]
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The Kingdom Choir need young Edinburgh singers for a concert in May

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 08:03
The Kingdom Choir shot to fame when they performed Stand by Me at the Royal wedding of Prince Harry to Meghan last year. Now they are on a UK tour and they need some local singers to perform with them when they come to Edinburgh. Children’s and youth choirs could be part of the performance […]
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Four charged with rogue trading

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 18:15
Four men have been charged with doorstep trading offences after concerns were raised in the Eliburn area of Livingston. Police were called by residents in Northpark Place, concerned about items being offered for sale door to door on Monday 14th January. Four men aged 27, 18, 23 and 25 were charged and have been reported […]
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Edinburgh based rocket is almost ready to roll

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:43
A GROUNDBREAKING 3D-printed rocket engine is nearing completion following a successful partnership between two UK businesses. In what is a major development in the country’s new space race, Edinburgh-headquartered Skyrora has worked closely with UK manufacturing company, Frazer-Nash Manufacturing to design and create its upper stage engine. With a specialist capability in aerospace-grade precision engineering, […]
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Staff at Queen Margaret University vote to strike

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 16:10
Queen Margaret University staff overwhelmingly back industrial action in row over job losses. Staff at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University have today backed strikes in a dispute over plans to axe 40 jobs. In the ballot of University and College Union (UCU) Scotland members, 64% of those who voted backed strike action on a turnout of […]
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Local business links to Mary, Queen of Scots

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 15:37
Celebrating Mary, Queen of Scots are (left to right) William Morrison, Linlithgow Heritage Trust; Ellie Hair, Eeek! Escape Rooms; Anne Daly and Emma Chalmers, Mary’s Meanders, with the newly-restored Mary, Queen of Scots statue and cupcakes by Truly Scrumptious Linlithgow, where Mary, Queen of Scots, was born, has launched a month-long celebration of its connection […]
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Yiorgos pursues his career goals with help from Project SEARCH

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:35
22 year-old Yiorgos Perris lives in South Queensferry. He was part of the last cohort of Edinburgh Project SEARCH and recently took part in Duo Day when two members of the group were invited to spend the day at Holyrood with MSPs Jamie Hepburn, Jeane Freeman and First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Following that day Yiorgos […]
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Incredible Distance – audio visual installation reflects the sounds of Wester Hailes

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 13:07
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra and residents of Wester Hailes have unveiled an audio visual installation created during the orchestra’s residency in the area. Suzanne Parry is the composer who has worked with visual artist Ewan John and musicians from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to create an audio visual installation just finishing at the Royal Scottish […]
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Homebuilder scores two tries with North Berwick community

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 12:22
A leading homebuilder has strengthened its ties with an East Lothian community by supporting the local junior rugby teams – for the best part of a decade. CALA Homes (East) has been a long-standing sponsor of North Berwick Rugby Football Club’s (NBRFC) Minis team for six years and recentlysigned up for a further three years […]
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Johnston Bull Terrier stabbed in neck

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 11:23
The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a stray dog was  stabbed in the neck. The Johnston Bull Terrier was found bleeding heavily by a member of the public on Hay Drive at 3.40pm on January 9. Senior inspector John Toule said: “We were alerted to the Johnston Bull Terrier at 3.40pm on Tuesday, January […]
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Edinburgh MPs speaking about Brexit

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:26
Yesterday, 14 January 2019, the Prime Minister made a statement on the EU in the Commons ahead of the vote today on accepting the Government’s withdrawal deal with the EU or otherwise. This vote was delayed from early December. Most political commentators envisage a defeat for the government and speeches of three minutes or so […]
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Skylink now accept contactless payment

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 17:17
Customers travelling on Lothian’s Skylink bus services will be able to pay for their fare using contactless methods of payment from today. The technology has been fitted to all Skylink vehicles providing customers with a quick and convenient payment option. VISA or Mastercard payment cards will be accepted, as well as Apple Pay and Google […]
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Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 – more local tickets and more charity fundraising

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:36
Edinburgh’s Christmas 2018 organised by Underbelly for The City of Edinburgh Council attracted 31% more locals than ever before, raised £44,000 for charities and gave away 28,000 free tickets. Silent Night was a new introduction this year. This was a silent disco at the western end of George Street where thousands danced to music from […]
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Historic ammunition found at Edinburgh St James

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 15:55
Edinburgh Police are in attendance at the Edinburgh St James building site this afternoon following the discovery of historical ammunition. The incident was reported to police around 1.40pm today Tuesday, January 15. A cordon has been established at Elder Street and Multrees Walk to ensure the safety of the public while the EOD assess the […]
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Universal Credit – behind the scenes at the DWP

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 14:56
Universal Credit is one of the UK Government’s flagship policies. It is one benefit designed to replace six, and it was introduced to save the government some money. Only a few days ago the Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd made some changes to how it works. She announced changes to make Universal Credit fairer, […]
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Brian Logan to leave Bield

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:58
Brian Logan is to leave his position as Chief Executive of Bield to take up a new challenge as the Chief Executive of Capability Scotland. Brian, who has been with the Bield for 14 years, said his decision was extremely difficult and that he has been proud to play a leading role in developing the […]
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£1m grants boost to help save lives

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:45
Almost £1million of research grants that will play a key role in saving lives and improving treatments for patients have been awarded by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, it has been revealed. Funding the next generation of surgical researchers is seen as one of the most important investments the College – Britain’s oldest […]
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CALA offers sellers a safety net

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 12:44
SAVVY house-hunters are being offered the perfect safety net for selling their current home by a leading developer. CALA Homes (East) is giving buyers at any of its developments across the East of Scotland the chance to secure their next dream CALA home, but with the ability to sell their current home on the open […]
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Edinburgh Airport’s tribute to the pilots’ pilot

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 10:44
Passing passengers can’t help noticing the pilot who seems to have flown out of another age at Edinburgh Airport. They need only look behind the lifesize figure in wartime flying gear to see who he is and why he is there, frozen into a lifesize bronze statue. He is, or was, Captain Eric “Winkle” Melrose […]
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