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Minister visits community project in Dumbiedykes

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The Scottish Government has announced more than £690,000 of funding for projects in Edinburgh which tackle poverty and inequalities. This is almost an over used phrase these days, so to find out what one...

Councillors put off a decision on the Picture House

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Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has welcomed the decision by councillors to some further investigation on a change of use for the Picture House from a music venue from into a superpub. The decision comes following...

Minister highlights St Andrew’s Day events

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 Marco Biagi MSP for Edinburgh City Centre and Minister for Local Government and Community Empowerment enjoyed a St Andrew's Day Out when he visited the Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, Royal Mile Edinburgh,...

City Centre MSP latest to call on Network Rail to rethink

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BIAGI CALLS FOR NETWORK RAIL TO RECONSIDER WAVERLEY TAXI ACCESS Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has today called on Network Rail to rethink their position after banning taxis from Waverley Station and asked Network Rail...

Help available for those hit by the ‘Bedroom Tax’

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by Marco Biagi MSP The Scottish Government have increased the level of support offered to those hit by the bedroom tax – and it’s vital that those eligible apply. Under pressure, the UK Government lifted a...

Beyond the Outbreak – Getting on in Gorgie Dalry

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The first of a series of meetings took place at Tynecastle High School Community Wing today, to discuss how the communities of Gorgie and Dalry might recover following the recent outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease.It...

Today at Holyrood

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Several of our Edinburgh MSPs were in good voice today at Holyrood. First of all at General Questions this morning, we heard Colin Beattie SNP member of the Scottish Parliament for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, ask...

MSP says Community purchasing may mean more allotments

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 Marco Biagi, MSP for Edinburgh Central, has welcomed the Scottish Government's plan on giving urban communities more say on unused land and derelict properties as good for Edinburgh.The proposed Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill...

Princes Mall may be exempt from Long Leases Bill

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MSP welcomes progress on Princes MallEdinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has today welcomed the news that the Scottish Government is considering changes to the Waverley Market site in the Long Leases Bill, which would currently resolved in its transfer from public...

MSP says Haymarket access needs improvement

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More Needs Done on Haymarket Access Plan Edinburgh Central MSP Marco Biagi has urged Network Rail to reconsider its plans for pedestrian and cycle access to the new Haymarket Station at a meeting of community...

New Youth Employment Minister welcomed

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SNP MSP for Edinburgh Central, Marco Biagi, has welcomed the news that Scotland will have a dedicated Youth Employment Minister and invest an extra £30million in young people.The funding will help Scotland's youth back...

Holyrood to consider Statutory Repairs

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Alex Neil, Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment, yesterday stated that The Scottish Government was open to looking at any recommendations of The City of Edinburgh Council’s statutory repairs independent investigation. Following a parliamentary...

Time for the Green Investment Bank to come to Edinburgh?

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SNP MSP Marco Biagi has echoed the appeal of The Scottish Government for the Green Investment Bank to be located in Edinburgh following the release of £100m for the project.The Edinburgh Central MSP says...

Edinburgh MSP welcomes Big Lottery awards

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The Big Lottery Fund’s Investing in communities has today announced four awards to Edinburgh based projects including a grant of over £700,000 for Edinburgh based Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk.Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk...

Liveblog : Marco Biagi MSP 24 August 2011

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Come along to our online surgery on Wednesday 24th August from 5.30 to ask Marco Biagi the SNP MSP your questions.Ask Marco

Loopy Lorna’s Amnestea Party 27 May 2011

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On Friday 27th May 2011 Edinburgh St Mark’s, a local Amnesty International group, will be celebrating 50 years of Amnesty International with a fabulous tea party at the renowned Edinburgh café Loopy Lorna’s Tea...

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