Car Boot sale anyone?

April 23, 2014
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Who isn’t interested in a car boot sale and this one is for a good cause. All sales of cakes and refreshments and pitch proceeds to go to Project Zambia (details can be found at http://www.justgiving.com/ProjectZambia2014)   Project Zambia is run by St Andrews Student Services. During summer students will be travelling to Kazemba, Chongwe […]

Free compost this Friday!

April 23, 2014
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Compost_giveaway_posterVictoria Park The city council is giving away free bags of compost made from residents’ recycled garden waste to mark the return of fortnightly garden waste collections and to thank residents for using the service. The local event in the North neighbourhood is this Friday (25 April) at Victoria Park (entrance by Trinity Primary School […]

UK premiere to launch MS Awareness Week

April 23, 2014
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Leith’s MS Therapy Centre is to mark MS Awareness Week 2014 (28 Apr-4 May) by hosting the UK premiere of “When I Walk”, an award-winning film by Jason DaSilva about his life with MS. The event takes place on Monday (28 April) at the Filmhouse Cinema on Lothian Road at 11am. Tickets are priced at […]

Fidra Court incident: Man charged

April 22, 2014
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A 61 year old man has been charged under the Explosives Substances Act after an incident in Muirhouse at the weekend. Fidra Court was cordoned off by police officers on Friday night after a number of suspicious packages were reported. Bomb disposal experts were called to the scene and residents were evacuated until the early hours of […]

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Volunteering opportunities at Fresh Start

April 22, 2014
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A local resettlement charity is looking for enthusiastic people to join its band of volunteers. Ferry Road Drive-based Fresh Start, which helps people previously homeless make a home for themselves, urgently needs people to join its Hit Squad and Gardening teams. Keith Robertson, Managing Director at Fresh Start (pictured above with volunteer Caroline) said: “You […]

City to (book)mark World Book Night

April 22, 2014
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Edinburgh libraries will be joining the celebrations to mark World Book Night 2014 tomorrow (23 April) by hosting free events across the Capital to encourage reading in local communities. The celebrations will be led by the Central Library, which will be welcoming visitors to attend a debate with world leading psychology writer Richard Wiseman, whose book […]

Government bingo!

April 21, 2014
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Dear Editor I thought George Osborne would be interested in my extended playing of Bingo, with the caller’s comments: By itself, number 1 … Tory philosophy By itself, number 4 … Out the door – bedroom tax By itself, number 5 … Wasted years By itself, number 8 … show them the gate! Number 10 […]

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