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Neatebox app will show you round the Old Town

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A new way to step back in time and discover the hidden corners of Edinburgh’s Old Town will be possible thanks to an app that embraces the latest ‘beacon technology’, launched this week. We introduced you...

Book benches installed in George Street’s urban garden

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Top Scottish authors Ken MacLeod and Ron Butlin were the first to try out Edinburgh’s new ‘book benches’ after they were installed in George Street’s urban gardens today. Along with Lizzie MacGregor who edited...

Council and NHS begin campaign against falling over

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It is a simple fact that more older people end up in hospital as a result of a fall than just about any other reason.A new campaign to encourage them to keep fit and healthy...

Five things you need to know today Edinburgh

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Planning mattersCounting treesHolyrood Park Festival of PoliticsFireworksCastle Rock Edinvar Housing association is planning to build 157 new houses just north of 86 Longstone Road and the planning application has now been lodged with the council. You...

Edinburgh Greens choose their Leith Walk candidate

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Greens in Edinburgh have announced their candidate for the Leith Walk council by-election in September with a promise that they will continue the work of Green Councillor Maggie Chapman, who is stepping down after moving...

Britannia visits the Forth

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Our colleagues at North Edinburgh Community News got a great shot of P & O's Britannia yesterday from Newhaven. (Thanks to them for the photo above!)There were also some good photos posted on Twitter...

Council statement on cyber attack

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Email addresses from the City of Edinburgh Council's database have been subjected to a cyber attack. A council spokesperson said: "This was a malicious cyber attack on the council's website which is hosted in a...

Edinburgh Labour choose Leith Walk candidate

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Edinburgh's Labour group has announced its candidate for the Leith Walk by-election. They have chosen Marion Donaldson who is already a member of the Leith Central Community Council. Marion lives in the area with...

Capital strategy on homelessness said to be working

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The council tell us that new statistics released by the Scottish Government show that the capital’s homelessness strategy is working, with the number of people presenting to the Council as rough sleepers the lowest of any...

St James Quarter – you say sandstone, I say limestone…

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Anyone who has ever read a title deed relating one of the buildings that makes up Edinburgh's New Town knows that precise guidelines were laid down at the time these pieces of land were sold off....

Hurrah for the Forth Bridge!

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The World Heritage Committee has officially announced today in Bonn that The Forth Bridge has been inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.The world-famous bridge is Scotland’s sixth World Heritage site, joining Edinburgh Old and...

Five things you need to know today

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St James Quarter Royal Week At the Compass Gallery  Jacobean Miniatures at The Scottish National Gallery Edinburgh student wins cash prize on graduationTH Real Estate has been granted planning permission by the City of Edinburgh Council for its...

Jawbone Arch should return to The Meadows in the autumn

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The City of Edinburgh Council appointed Nicolas Boyes Conservators to undertake the careful removal of the Jawbone Arch in July 2014. The bones are being repaired and preserved and it is expected the works...

Arise Dame Sue!

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 The Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council received an honour in the New Year Honours list at the beginning of the year, but chose to wait for Her Majesty the Queen to...

Green councillor to step down in Leith Walk ward

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News has just broken this morning that Green councillor Maggie Chapman, Green councillor for Leith Walk ward is to step down meaning that there will be one by-election for the two vacancies in September....

New Saturday market in Leith to open next month

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A new market is being launched in Leith by the people behind the successful Stockbridge Market right next door to Custom House. The building is destined to have a bright future following consultation with the...

Businesses approve the West End BID!

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The fourth Business Improvement District in the capital has now been given the green light by its members. The whole consultation and voting process has now been completed and the West End BID will proceed. 155...

Edinburgh flies flags at half-mast for Tunisia victims

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Flags at the City Chambers have been lowered to half-mast today in recognition of the terror attack in Tunisia on Friday.The First Minister today chaired a further Scottish Government resilience (SGORR) meeting. Deputy First Minister John...
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TERLive! Edinburgh Council meeting 25 June 2015

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Follow our live coverage of today's council meeting when the trams are back on the agenda, councillors will hear about Dame Sue Bruce's plans for transforming the way the council works and motions from...

Leith Walk By-election to be held in September

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As we explained yesterday evening, Councillor Deidre Brock has handed in her resignation to the Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council following her election to Westminster. A by-election will be held in...

TERLive! It’s Monday Edinburgh!

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We are experimenting with a liveblog about Edinburgh today. We are at this point only including those people we know pretty well on Twitter, Instagram or YouTube.If you would like to be included in our...

Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Maureen Child

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Fun things happening for kids this Summer, starting at the weekend with Here Comes the Summer on Portobello Beach and Promenade tomorrow (Saturday) from 1pm to 4pm and a Family Fun Day in Brighton Park, 12noon to 3pm.This...

Best Bar None scheme to extend to the city centre

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At an event to be held later today licensees will hear that Best Bar None (BBN) Scotland is preparing to launch a new scheme catering for licensed premises across Edinburgh’s city centre.BBN, is an accreditation...

Five things you need to know today

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 New Airlink buses Friends of the MeadowsCustom House LeithDaniel ScottLearning Disability Festival New buses were shown off at the airport yesterday which will now take passengers between Waverley Bridge and Edinburgh Airport on the 100 route.Holiday-makers flying via...

Custom House community consultation

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The City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Scottish Historic Buildings Trust opened up the doors of Custom House Leith today to find out what the public think about the use of the building...

Edinburgh Leisure would like to teach you to swim!

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Edinburgh Leisure has discovered that almost 40% of adults in Scotland do not feel confident in the water, and it plans to do something about it. They would like to show you that swimming is a...

Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Maureen Child

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Councillor Maureen Child who represents Craigentinny/Duddingston gives us her usual weekly round-up of news and what's on in her area.A plug for local resident Nick Bell – he is planning a charity event later this...

Five things you need to know today Edinburgh!

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Tibet talks at the Scottish Parliament Wildlife Bus on tour today! M&S fundraising Edinburgh's Libraries big birthday Stobo Castle Ladies DayTibet experts from Aberdeen University will be in Holyrood today to highlight environmental conflicts in the region.MSPs and...

Edinburgh Taxi Trade Children’s Outing 2015

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The 69TH Edinburgh Taxi Trade Children’s Outing took place today with a send off from the Lord Provost and well-known Edinburgh fundraiser, Tom Gilzean. Here's Tom leading them off on their trip!//Tom led the Edinburgh...

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