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Coronavirus – up to date figures

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Public Health Scotland has published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland. The number of cases in Scotland is stated as 4,241 which is said to be an underestimate however due to IT issues. Any...

Coronavirus – Sunday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland showing the number of positive cases in Scotland since the beginning of the pandemic has just risen above 500,000. The number of cases...

Coronavirus – Friday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland. The number of cases in Scotland is 6,815 which is just slightly lower than ThursdayThe number of positive cases in Lothian is 1,002The...

Travel – take off to the Caribbean

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Scotland's first direct flight to the Caribbean takes off on 5 December 2021, when Virgin Atlantic starts flying from Edinburgh to Barbados. Here's our guide to a Caribbean isle that packs a lot into...

Coronavirus – Thursday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland. The number of cases has risen since yesterday but is lower than it was on Monday.The number of positive cases in Lothian is...

Coronavirus – Wednesday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland. The number of cases is up slightly from yesterday, but the number of positive cases in Lothian appears to be dropping again. The...

Coronavirus – Tuesday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland showing that the continued surge in cases continues. If you wish to see the figures up to 31 August for...

Police still searching for missing man

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Police in Edinburgh are appealing for help to trace an elderly man reported missing in the city.  Walter Anderson (84), was seen in the Clovenstone Drive area around 11pm on Thursday, 2 September, 2021. He...

Letter from Scotland

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The red berries on the rowan trees on my daily walk are, for me, the first sign of autumn.  Soon the fieldfare and redwings will fly in from Scandinavia to feed on them. The...

Coronavirus – Wednesday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has just published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland. The daily case numbers remain high and The First Minister will be delivering an update on the pandemic at 2.50pm in...

Coronavirus – Tuesday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has just published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland. There is acaveat with the figures which states that the number of daily cases includes some test results processed more than...

Coronavirus – Sunday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has just published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland which includes some results which were not processed more than 48 hours ago. Nevertheless, it is clear that the number of...

Coronavirus – Saturday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has just published the latest data on Covid-19 in Scotland. The number of new cases reported today is 5,858 and in Lothian the number of cases is 866. If you wish...

Cables on Queensferry Crossing to be cleaned

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One of the problems encountered on the new Queensferry Crossing in the four years since it opened has been the ice falling from the cables. Now the cables on the north tower will be...

Coronavirus – Conservatives call for priority on economic recovery

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At Friday's media briefing when the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, was at pains to point out that the numbers of cases and tests today broke all previous records, she also cautioned that while the...

Coronavirus – Friday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has published figures showing case numbers which are the highest ever since the beginning of the pandemic. The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, held a media briefing earlier on Friday when she explained...

Letter from Scotland

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This week The Scottish Government launched a £1 billion National Health Service recovery plan. It may seem premature to talk about recovery when the number of Covid cases has risen to a record high (more...

Edinburgh Playhouse ready to welcome capacity audiences back

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Edinburgh Playhouse has announced today that audiences will be welcomed back 536 days after the curtain came down due to the pandemic. The theatre will open on 5 September 2021 with two sold out...

George IV Bridge to reopen gradually to traffic

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Following the fire on George IV Bridge on Tuesday the cordon around the site near The Elephant House has been reduced. This is to allow pedestrians to reach all business north of the...

Coronavirus – Wednesday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has published figures showing case numbers and vaccination rates. We have added them to the table below, and if you have been following the numbers as closely as we have...

Multi-level living on offer at The Crescent

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Buyers are urged to visit the dream duplexes available at The Crescent – CALA Homes’ most award winning development. Spanning more than 2000sq ft, more than twice the size of an average home in the...

Resurfacing to be carried out on M90

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Transport Scotland’s operating company BEAR Scotland will be carrying out resurfacing works on the M90 at the beginning of next month. The company plan to resurface approximately one kilometre of the M90 northbound carriageway...

Further site being considered for Edinburgh’s Gaelic High School

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Edinburgh Council education officers are to look again at the feasibility of two sites in central Edinburgh for a Gaelic high school after internal discussions. Council officers will work with partners to reassess the potential...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2021 – My Car Plays Tapes ★★★★

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My 31-year-old Ford Sierra, which was passed down to me by my late dad, plays tapes so I was naturally drawn to John Osborne's wistful one-man show. It's based on his time as a...

South American superiority at Superico

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Arriving at Superico, the old 99 Hanover St bar, I feel immediately out of place. They’re playing cool music I don’t understand. If it’s not on Smooth Radio I’ve never heard it before. However,...

A new design for the Dunard Centre

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New designs have been released today of the proposed Dunard Centre in St Andrew Square. A variation to the planning application is being submitted this week, and if planning permission is granted by the...

Staying healthy with Edinburgh Leisure

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Martin Hunt was referred by his GP to the Edinburgh Leisure Get Moving programme, and was keen to show us what a difference it has made to his health, hoping perhaps to encourage...

Game on for Edinburgh Padel business

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An Edinburgh-based padel business, already backed by Sir Andy Murray has attracted investment of more than £2.5 million to develop a network of playing facilities all over the UK. Padel is one of the...

Coronavirus – Wednesday’s figures

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Public Health Scotland has just published today's figures and we have added them to the table below. Drop in clinics have now opened to 16 and 17 year-olds offering Pfizer vaccines. The Scottish...

The King’s Pantomime is back – oh yes it is!

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The big news today is that pantomime stars, Allan Stewart and Grant Stott, will head up the cast of The King's Theatre pantomime from 27 November 2021. Allan and Grant as Queen May and...

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