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European Elections – Cycling Hub – Free Wifi – Tonight at the Filmhouse – EdinburghReportage

The results of the European Parliamentary Election local counting area have been announced by The City of Edinburgh Council.

The local count was announced on Sunday 25 May 2014.

The number of votes cast for each party are:

BRITAIN FIRST, 1,035

BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY, 676

CONSERVATIVE PARTY, 27,554

LABOUR PARTY, 32,758

LIBERAL DEMOCRATS, 12,575

NO2EU, 548

SCOTTISH GREEN PARTY, 22,836

SCOTTISH NATIONAL PARTY 32,721

UK INDEPENDENCE PARTY, 10,992

Valid votes 141,695
Rejected papers 271
Total votes cast 141,966
Turnout 41.6%

The full results detailing the six MEPs who have been elected for Scotland will be announced later today.

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Almost a year ago the council decided to spend £1.215m on a cycling hub at the Jack Kane Centre. This might include a road loop, a regional track cycling facility and a bmx track. Some work has been done on master plan options and after a further period of consultation a decision will be made by the Culture and Sport Committee in August.

The Culture and Sport Committee meets on Tuesday of this week.

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You can add your name to a petition to the Scottish Parliament if you are quick. Mr James Macfarlane has lodged the following petition at Holyrood:-“Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to issue a code of practice setting out a minimum standard for wifi connections provided by public authorities to members of the public; and to urge all Scottish public authorities to provide wifi connections that meet this standard in all their public buildings.”

There is a bit more background on this petition here.

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Two Faces of January just opened at the Filmhouse yesterday and shows there today at various times during the day. Booking details here. Rotten Tomatoes gives it 82%. If you would like to write a short review for us then feel free!

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Did you get any good photos of the weather yesterday? Then you could add them to our weather storyboard here! We are sure that some of you snapped a rainbow or the torrential rain!

Click here to take you to the weather storyboard.