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Gorgie Farm – Boyack calls for answers before new management

The ailing Gorgie City Farm was thrown a lifeline at the weekend as it was revealed that 10 interested parties have expressed interest in taking over the enterprise.However, the farm is far from...

Edinburgh’s Poverty Commission Meets for First Time

The first meeting of Edinburgh’s Poverty Commission took place today (Tuesday, 27 November) to attempt to define the long-term responses needed to significantly reduce poverty in Edinburgh. This follows the announcement in October of the...

The Edinburgh Reporter talks retirement with Dame Sue Bruce

Dame Sue Bruce has announced her plans to retire from local government on her birthday in the autumn.The Edinburgh Reporter went along to Waverley Court to talk with the Chief Executive of The City of...

Family fun on board the PlayTalkRead bus

Young children and their parents are invited to climb on board the PlayTalkRead bus ‘Benji’ as it visits Edinburgh. Designed to help encourage parents and carers to play, talk and read more with their little...

Council Elections 2012 – Outgoing councillor – Stuart Roy McIvor

Stuart Roy McIvor has represented the Inverleith Ward as an SNP councillor during the last administration. He is now quitting as a councillor and sent us the following thoughts."As you probably know I am...

LIVE – SPOKES Election Hustings 29 March 2012 at 7.30

The non party local cycling campaign group, SPOKES, is running a pre-election hustings tonight at Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge, and the doors open at 6.45p.m. We will be there to cover...

Think Tank want local councils to control local taxes

Reform Scotland calls for business rates to be devolved to Councils and for local accountability over local taxation In advance of May's Scottish local government elections, Reform Scotland has called for non-domestic rates (NDR) to be...

RNIB tell Local Authorities what they need to do for blind people

Public spending cuts could push blind and partially sighted people back to the margins of society, the country's leading sight loss charity is warning.In its manifesto for the Scottish local authority elections, launched this month, the Royal...

SNP fielding 600 candidates in local elections

MACKAY INTRODUCES “SCOTLAND’S 600” FOR COUNCIL ELECTIONSRECORD NUMBER OF CANDIDATES STANDING FROM STRANRAER TO SHETLANDThe SNP’s Local Elections Campaign Chairman and Local Government Minister Derek Mackay has told SNP Conference that Local Government and...

Labour react to Council budget process

by Councillor Ricky HendersonEdinburgh Council set its budget this week. In total, councillors are asked to decide the direction of more than £1 billion of public money, and with it the fate of various...

Edinburgh Labour launch draft manifesto

 Labour’s manifesto for the Council elections in May has now been published in draft form for further consultation with the public. Councillor Andrew Burns, Labour’s leader in the Capital, says “Consulting the public on...

Register now to vote in the local government elections

Edinburgh residents are being urged to join the thousands already registered to vote in the Local Government elections on Thursday 3 May 2012. Almost 60,000 people have already registered to vote by post, out of...


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