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Zero Waste Podcast 3: Charity Shops & Clothes Swaps

In a consumer culture, clothes generate cash. The UK fashion industry brings in over 20 billion pounds every year. Fashion changes and we keep buyi...

Number 10: Eco Bus

Have you not seen? Have you not heard? A beautiful, electric-diesel, retro-chic low carbon hybrid bus is here in Leith! Lothian Buses&nbs...

Google chairman at Festival Theatre

Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google, was in Edinburgh today, when he criticised UK education saying that "the UK needs to reignite children's passion ...

Tram to St Andrews Sq decision overturned

Today the council voted not to accept the financial package proposed to fund the tram to St Andrews Square.  The continuing risks of delay and...

Trams: today's decision

Add caption Full council is meeting today to decide on whether the funding of the line to St Andrew's Square.  The issues are not as straightf...

Art teacher banned after sleeping with pupils

AN ART teacher who had sex with two pupils in a tent, at the beach and his mother’s home has been struck off. Christopher Cunningham,58, has ...

Scottish lifeboat rescues lifeguards in training

By Kirsty Topping A DRAMATIC rescue attempt by a Scottish lifeboat crew was called off after the “casualties” turned out to lifeguards in train...

Hibee Irvine Welsh planned to sink Hearts, claims friend

By Kirsty Topping HIBS fanatic Irvine Welsh tried to sabotage deadly rivals Hearts by applying for the job of manager at Tynecastle, a new book cl...

Falcon found in Scotland after frantic flight from England

By Kirsty Topping A BABY falcon has been rescued and reunited with its owner after surviving an amazing 170-mile journey. Fifteen-week-old Lucy was...

Former Chancellor of the Exchequer blasts Edinburgh tram loan plans

By Kevin Duguid ALISTAIR Darling has branded Edinburgh City Council’s plans to borrow £231m to extend the city’s tram route as “absolute...

Council takes away workers’ desks in cost cutting drive

By Kirsty Topping THOUSANDS of staff at a Scots council are to be made to work from home in a bid to save money. Edinburgh council is to purchase 2...

"City rescued from financial ruin"

The city chambers was in turmoil.  Massive development projects had plunged Edinburgh into the red and the city was up to its neck in debt . ....

Edinburgh Fringe star banned from venue

A PLUCKY pooch was refused entry to one of Edinburgh’s Fringe venues despite being one of the stars in their advertising campaign a few years ago...

Murder trial day two: the survivor

Here is the BBC report from the High Court on the Chalmers Crescent murder trial.  It focuses on the testimony of Lyndsey Methven, partner of ...

Chalmers Cres murder trial under way

The trial of Frank Moore (43) for the murder of Stewart Taylor and the attempted murder of Lynsey Methven is now under way at the High Court in Edi...

The Forest – ten days to raise £100,000

With ten days to go before they must vacate 3 Bristo Place, and the Forest is having one last has decided to try to raise the money to buy the buil...

Festival open day at the synagogue

Tomorrow is a festival open day at the synagogue in Salisbury Road. It takes place from 12 noon to 3:30pm.  See here for details.

SNP retain seat in city centre by-election

Alasdair Rankin The SNP today won the City Centre by-election by a whisker, maintaining the knife edged balance on Edinburgh Council.  The Lib...

Close finish in City Centre by-election

As the counting proceeds this morning in the City Chambers for the replacement for SNP David Beckett who resigned to pursue a course at Harvard, al...

Rock The Ballet

What's in the name?

This is a relatively quiet week for ward news.  Tomorrow I will bring the result of today's by-election in the neighbouring City Centre ward (...

Apple not healthy for council finances

By Kirsty Topping   A SCOTTISH council splashed out £2,500 on trendy iPads, only to replace them with iPad2s just months later. And another l...

Comment – The fate of The Forest will speak volumes about our “Capital of Culture.”

Yesterday this blog broke the news that the sale of Edinburgh University Settlement buildings, including the Bristo Place property occupied by The ...

Car park up for top architecture award

By Anna Gault ONE of the finest examples of new architecture in the world this year is – a multi-storey car park in Glasgow. Despite being st...

Cow rescued after getting head stuck in ladder

A COW had to be rescued from a tight squeeze after it got its head stuck in a ladder. Members of the public spotted the Belgian Blue bullock in a f...

Murdoch empire target of new game

By Anna Gault   A NEW internet game is taking aim at key figures in the phone hacking scandal as players score points by hitting them with cus...

New video released by MacAskill

Danny MacAskill shot to fame with videos of his incredible skills on a stunt bike in the Southside and Newington area. His latest video was not fil...

Lennon assault accused appears in court

A MAN accused of attacking Neil Lennon at a Hearts match appeared in court today (Tue). John Wilson, 26, appeared at Edinburgh Sheriff Court charge...

Delay threat to trams over OAP travel row

By Kirsty Topping   EDINBURGH’S trams could face another delay unless the service is made free for pensioners. Last week it was reported tha...

Plans to spice up Midlothian nightlife face moral backlash

A PUB owner’s plan to introduce locals to the delights of lapdancing have sparked a moral backlash. Norman Martin wants to spice up Midlothian’...

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