LOOPS phone line service for older people

November 10, 2014
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In October, Volunteer Centre Edinburgh launched a new dedicated phone line for people aged 65 and over living in North West and South East Edinburgh giving easy access to information on a huge range of activities available to them.  loops nw poster Using a dedicated direct dial number 0131 603 8311, lines will be open […]

The General

November 9, 2014
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Good-morning; good-morning!’ the General said When we met him last week on our way to the line. Now the soldiers he smiled at are most of ’em dead, And we’re cursing his staff for incompetent swine. ‘He’s a cheery old card,’ grunted Harry to Jack As they slogged up to Arras with rifle and pack. […]

Picturing Conflict: new exhibition opens at City Art Centre

November 9, 2014
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A poignant exhibition on the impact of the First World War on Scottish art has opened at the City Art Centre … Opening its doors this Remembrance weekend, Picturing Conflict – Art of the First World War will showcase works produced during the war and in its immediate aftermath, alongside images created years later through the lens […]

Lest We Forget: Remembrance Sunday

November 9, 2014
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Scotland will pause for two minutes at 11am today as people across the country take part in a two-minute silence to remember those who have died in conflicts.   This Remembrance Sunday, political leaders pay their respects to those who made the ultimate sacrifice: The Prime Minister paid tribute to the Armed Forces, both past […]

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#StrongerNorth Latest update

November 7, 2014
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Just time to add one more pre-upgrade post … information from local police as part of the #StrongerNorth initiative: 6 November report: Disturbances in the Forth area Following several minor incidents of disorder in the Forth area of Edinburgh last night, a number of fireworks were thrown at Drylaw Police Station. As a response, we […]

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NEN Blog upgrade

November 7, 2014
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As you may know we are currently modernising NEN’s online presence. Part of that process is to upgrade to this WordPress blog, and today some essential work will be taking place to make that happen. This will mean that no updates will be posted on the NEN blog for the next 24 hours or so: […]

Bye, bye gravy – gravy, goodbye?

November 7, 2014
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Roller Les says ‘aye’ to a pie – again! Bay City Rollers’ front man Les McKeown has confirmed that he will be a judge at the 16th World Scotch Pie Championships which takes place at Dunfermline’s Carnegie Conference Centre next week . Les, the voice of the 70’s supergroup with hits such as Bye Bye […]