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New recycling service drives down landfill

November 6, 2014 by

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50% increase in recycling ‘heartening’ A redesigned recycling service in Edinburgh is reducing the volume of rubbish being sent to landfill, new figures show. Residents using the new kerbside service have seen a 30% reduction in landfill waste, with homes now binning an average of 5kg a week compared to 7kg before the change. Recycling […]

Busy night for Scotland’s firefighters

November 6, 2014 by

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Firefighters attend over 500 bonfires on Guy Fawkes Night Scotland’s firefighters faced a busy 5 November with initial figures showing Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) crews responded to more than 1,100 incidents including around 507 bonfires across the country last night. Assistant Chief Officer Dave Boyle, the SFRS director of service delivery, said: “While it […]

It’s Primary Schools Open Day

November 5, 2014 by

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Visit your catchment school today On 5 November 2014 you are welcome to visit your catchment primary school for their open day. Find your catchment schools using our catchment map. Any parents or carers with children under primary school age are welcome. There’s no need to make an appointment. Just come along to your catchment school […]

POLCATS pounce on the streets of Leith!

November 4, 2014 by

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A team of volunteers from Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) and the City of Edinburgh Council (CEC) have taken part in their first clean up together. The POLCATS (Port of Leith Community Action Team) and the CEC’s City Centre Leith Neighbourhood team, spent two days litter picking, weeding, sweeping, removing graffiti from bins and […]

Skool Dayz

November 4, 2014 by

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Six of the Best  Ten from the Archives Trawling through old memory cards looking for a picture I got sidetracked when I came across these ‘old school’ images. Stir any memories?

Muirhouse young team JASS it up at Ratho

November 3, 2014 by

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Ratho residential for JASS groups Muirhouse Community Centre and the Junior Award Scheme Scotland (JASS) which is based in the Centre held a joint residential during the October break. The residential was at the ever popular Pilton Retreat at Ratho. The first group (girls) went on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and when they arrived […]

Broughton’s Good Samaritans!

November 3, 2014 by

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You never have to look too hard to find articles critical of young people, so it’s always nice to be able to tell the other side of the story. Step forward Comely Bank woman Helen MacDonald.  Helen, who is 76, was clearing up following a family birthday party at LifeCare House. Whilst leaning over to dump […]