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Barbers down tools for one day to support Scottish city centre businesses

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A leading Scottish barber group is giving its entire workforce the day off when pubs re-open later this month to help boost local hospitality businesses.Sovereign Grooming is delaying the official opening of its flagship...

Heineken want to refresh you – through your window

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Heineken want to relieve the apparent boredom of working from home by delivering beer to your window.Scottish comedian Eleanor Morton could be delivering pints to your window on 8 April.Welcome to the world’s first...

Edinburgh business coach’s top honour

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An Edinburgh businessman is celebrating being named one of the country’s top business coaches after helping owners survive lockdown.Alan Smith has been voted ActionCOACH’s Coach of the Year for Scotland, the first time he...

Lockdown has made us all change

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We have now been in and out of lockdown for almost a year. It would have been difficult to foresee last February what lay ahead for all of us in 2021. For our February newspaper...

Amazon have free resources to help with online learning

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Looking for something different to do with your children this week. Amazon have some free resources to help both parents and pupils who are learning at home during the lockdown.And remember that you...

Erin’s earrings find the sweet spot

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Setting up a jewellery business during the lockdown was not so much a lightbulb moment as a necessity for Erin Budden.The technical sales executive at the EICC was one of a number of staff...

New landscape for Edinburgh’s hospitality sector

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Necessity is the mother of invention it is claimed, but it didn’t need wise words from Greek philosopher Plato for Edinburgh’s pub and hospitality trade to reinvent themselves in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.Across...

Coronary care nurse Julie puts her heart into street art

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A coronary intensive care unit nurse brushed up on her painting skills to relieve the stress of working on the NSH front line at the height of the coronavirus crisis.Julie Fitzsimmons has been an...

Remote working is now business as usual for accountancy firm

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Empowered by Cloud, an Edinburgh-focused accountancy firm, has become a permanent remote working operation as it prepares for life after lockdown.The strategic switch to a 100% remote service came after a refocusing of its...

Bailiffs continue crackdown on anglers ‘flouting’ lockdown

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Bailiffs are continuing to patrol rivers around the Forth Estuary looking for anglers flouting lockdown rules. Individuals have been spotted fishing the River Esk (pictured) n Musselburgh where bailiffs also found set lines.And Forth District...

Juliet’s Lockdown Diary #Week 3

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Pre lockdown it was almost a badge of honour to claim you’re just too busy for any form of self improvement.It’s certainly the excuse I used to make. I’ve always thought it would be...

Lockdown listings are a boost for businesses

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A new website designed to support independent businesses in Edinburgh during lockdown is proving a huge success.Edinburgh Lockdown Economy is the idea of city-based tech entrepreneur Tom Harries and features over 200 local businesses and their lockdown...

Juliet’s Lockdown Diary #Week 2

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I was recently reminded of the terrified eyes when I nearly ran over a rabbit on the old A1 when I lived in the charming, yet boringly pub free, village of Tyninghame.Dominic Raab,...

Cycling – distancing and discovering

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Two weeks into the lockdown and I’m back on my bicycle.This time I thought I’d head south east to Pencaitland.  It’s only ten miles out of Edinburgh as the crow flies. But to...

Juliet’s Lockdown Diary #Week 1

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Like most of us my definition of hell has changed, but it used to be unannounced visitors: “I was just passing and thought I’d drop in to say hello!”Well think again, chum....

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