Police action in West Pilton producing results

October 31, 2014
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News from Edinburgh North Police West Pilton Community Action Police patrols continue in the West Pilton and surrounding areas. This week the following results have been achieved: * 62 persons stopped and searched. * 14 persons arrested or reported * Male arrested on two warrants relating to domestic abuse * 2 pedal cycles have been […]

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Living Lab: a new approach to finding solutions

October 31, 2014
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Among the delegates at last night’s Inverleith Community Conference was a group of Edinburgh University students – yes, those enthusiastic young guys in the bright red tops! The students are working with Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership on a project to look at more innovative ways to encourage walking and cycling – and they want to hear from […]

Dogs: you say NO to compulsory muzzling

October 31, 2014
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Government will explore compulsory microchipping The vast majority of people who responded to a consultation on responsible dog ownership in Scotland have said they are NOT in favour of compulsory muzzling of all dogs in public places. The consultation, Responsible Dog Ownership in Scotland, asked members of the public for their views on how to improve […]

DEC launches Ebola crisis appeal

October 31, 2014
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DEC launches first ever appeal in response to disease outbreak Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC)  member agencies are scaling up their aid efforts in West Africa where they have already helped over 2.5m people affected by the Ebola crisis. The DEC launched its Ebola Crisis Appeal yesterday with appeals carried by all major UK broadcasters. The […]

Lazarowicz: Government ‘turning it’s back on fellow human beings’

October 31, 2014
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‘not just cruel but totally without logic‘ Mark Lazarowicz MP has attacked the Government for refusing to work with other European states to put in place search and rescue operations across the Mediterranean to save the lives of refugees and migrants desperately trying to reach Europe at risk of their lives. He put down an […]

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Talking walking (and cycling) in Inverleith

October 31, 2014
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Walking, cycling and sustainable transport were the themes of Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership’s annual community conference held at Broughton High School last night. Active travel, in particular encouraging walking and cycling to school, features high on the list of community priorities in Inverleith Neighbourhood Partnership’s hot-off-the-press local community plan for 2014 – 2107, so the conference […]

TTIPing point

October 31, 2014
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Greens urge First Minister to get tough on TTIP Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and a member of Holyrood’s economy committee (above), is urging the First Minister to oppose TTIP, the controversial EU-US trade deal. Writing on behalf of the five-strong Green-Independent group of MSPs, Ms Johnstone calls on Alex Salmond to press the […]

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