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

October 31, 2014 by

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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 […]

TTIPing point

October 31, 2014 by

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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 […]

Transport Hub to transform patient travel

October 30, 2014 by

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Patient transport in NHS Lothian has been transformed after the health board became the first in Scotland to create a dedicated Transport Hub. The unique system, which is expected to save an estimated £1 million, organises all non-emergency patient journeys and has been designed to boost efficiency and improve patient flow. With a fleet of […]

Strollers strive to stamp out sectarianism

October 30, 2014 by

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Civil Service Strollers club secretary Keith Stewart writes about an initiative to tackle a problem that continues to blight our ‘beautiful game’: Civil Service Strollers is the only football club in Edinburgh that has received funding from the Scottish Government’s Voluntary Action Fund to undertake workshops on understanding sectarianism and how it affects the community. […]

Sing out at St Serf’s

October 29, 2014 by

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THE SINGING GROUP FOR PEOPLE WITH DEMENTIA & THEIR CARER(S) (Formerly known as Singing for the Brain) Our group has been running since June 2010, meeting at 2.30pm on the first and third Thursday of each month. We currently meet at Inverleith St Serf’s Church Hall on Clark Road, Edinburgh The group is for people […]

Lazarowicz backs rail Bill

October 29, 2014 by

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Mark Lazarowicz MP backs Bill to allow public sector train operators Local MP Mark Lazarowicz was today among MPs to support a Motion by Labour MP Andy Sawford for a Bill to be introduced to permit public sector railway operators.  The Motion was passed by 197 votes to 38 and even if the Bill does […]

Partnerships Make Advice Work in Edinburgh

October 29, 2014 by

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Edinburgh’s ‘Making Advice Work’ (MAW) programme is now one year old, and delegates to a Scottish Parliament reception heard that the service has delivered quality advice and support to clients in desperate need of help across the city. Last October the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) was asked by the Scottish Government and the Money […]

Nominations open for the Edinburgh Award

October 29, 2014 by

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The Edinburgh Award is seeking its eighth recipient as nominations open to find the successor to art entrepreneur Richard Demarco: First launched in 2007, the Edinburgh Award is a way for Edinburgh citizens to pay a lasting tribute to individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the city through their achievements. Past recipients include authors JK Rowling […]

Muirhouse & Salvesen Community Council

October 29, 2014 by

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JAMES McGINTY reports on Muirhouse Salvesen Community Council’s annual general meeting: The Community Council held their Annual General Meeting in Muirhouse Millennium Community Centre on 20 October. Eight people were present to hear Chairperson Roy Douglas welcome everyone, gave the apologies for the four councillors and introduce guest speaker Christine Mackay, manager of the Total Craigroyston […]

Keir welcomes airports’ submission

October 28, 2014 by

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  ‘Case for devolution has been made – Labour must drop opposition’ The SNP has today welcomed a joint submission by Scotland’s three main airports to the Smith Commission, calling for Air Passenger Duty (APD) to be devolved to the Scottish Parliament ahead of next year’s General Election. The submission ‘A Case for APD’ – […]