Westminster and Holyrood pledge more aid to Gaza

July 30, 2014
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Greening: ‘the situation in Gaza is dire’ Police Scotland calls for demonstrators to protest ‘within the law’  Both the UK and the Scottish governments are to increase their aid to Gaza, it hsa been announced. The UK has announced £3 million in new funding so the World Food Programme can get emergency food to more […]

Top student Martin’s a health and safety gem!

July 30, 2014
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An Edinburgh College student has beaten more than 1,300 others to be named one of the country’s top occupational health and safety students. Martin Diamond received the National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health’s (NEBOSH) Phil Hughes Award, which is presented annually to the best candidate in Unit A of the Diploma. Martin, who […]

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SCVO joins search for the missing million

July 30, 2014
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The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) has joined forces with the STUC and the Daily Record for the Mission Million campaign to encourage the million people in Scotland currently unregistered to start using their vote. John Downie, SCVO’s Director of Public Affairs, said: “It’s appalling to think that more than a million eligible people […]

A week on Ward 72: new exhibition at Western General

July 30, 2014
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LOCAL arts and disability organisation, Artlink, is pleased to present an exhibition of drawings by Mark Kirkham – ‘The Edinburgh Sketcher’- documenting his observations as an artist-in-residence at the Royal Victoria Building at the Western General on Ward 72. The exhibition also shows Mark’s perspective – as a parent – of time spent in Edinburgh’s […]

Building vibrant communities: time for new thinking

July 30, 2014
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Ian Cooke (pictured below) was manager of local community regeneration agency The Pilton Partnership/North Edinburgh Trust before moving on to become Director of Development Trusts Association Scotland. He shared his thoughts on community development at a national conference last month: “Over the last few years we have seen the term ‘community’ increasingly move to the […]

Family fun and games at Grassmarket

July 29, 2014
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Old Town gets ready to celebrate Playday Edinburgh’s Grassmarket will be transformed into a giant children’s play area tomorrow as the city to promote play in the city. The historic Old Town street will be transformed, with lots of family-friendly activities on offer including junk drumming, giant weaving, magic potions, a giant sand pit, water […]

Driving licence fees set to fall

July 29, 2014
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Driving licence fees are set to fall by up to 32% under plans announced by Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander and Transport Minister Claire Perry. The proposals are contained in a public consultation on driver licensing fees. The consultation sets out a proposed reduction in driving licence fees of 32% for digital transactions […]

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