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Q & A – What legal obligations does the US have to accept refugees?

by Liam Thornton, University College Dublin Donald Trump signed an executive order on January 27 which temporarily bans the majority of refugees from coming to the US and suspends visas for those from seven, mainly Muslim,...

Edinburgh Cares: Step In My Shoes

I once spent a fortnight on a narrowboat in France during the wettest October anyone could remember. It's not easy to dry clothes on a narrowboat, and by the end of the trip I thought...

Edinburgh Councillor blogs – Councillor Alex Lunn

As many of you will know The City of Edinburgh Council agreed to take part in the UK Government's Syrian Vulnerable Persons Relocation Scheme.I was delighted that Edinburgh's participation in the scheme enjoyed all-party...

Letter from Scotland

So the season of Advent begins with RAF planes from Lossiemouth flying off to bomb so-called Islamic State targets in Syria.  It has the uncomfortable feeling of the start of another major war.  The...

Tuesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

North Edinburgh Grows Drop-In Sessions: for ages 16+. Learn valuable gardening skills to grow vegetables, fruit and herbs. 1-5pm today and every Tuesday, North Edinburgh Arts, 15a Pennywell Court. Free. Keep up to date with with NEA's...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

 MONDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2014Metals and Marble: an exhibition of contemporary metal and marble sculpture by Chris Muirhead and Simon Burns-Cox, displayed in the gallery with its 17th century Renaissance hand-painted ceiling. 9am-6pm today and everyday until 25th October 2014, Gladstone's...

Syria – Views from the First Minister and others ahead of Westminster debate

Our Edinburgh MPs are making their respective ways back to Westminster tomorrow to take part in the debate over any action on Syria. When The Edinburgh Reporter met Sheila Gilmore MP the other day...

Theatre review: Could You Please Look Into the Camera/Traverse Theatre (****)

Mohammed Al Attar’s short lunchtime play is a strong and sometimes shocking start to the Traverse Theatre’s new A Play, A Pie and a Pint season. Given the overall title One Day in Spring,...


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