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 […]

North West Carers AGM next week

November 7, 2014
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Invites you to their Annual General Meeting at Muirhouse Millennium Community Centre, 7 Muirhouse Medway On Thursday 13th November 2014 3.30pm – 5.30pm RSVP: call 315 3130 or email resource@nwcarers.org.uk

Red Dot Radio open day

November 7, 2014
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Red Dot radio, the ‘on-air’ name of the Edinburgh Hospital Broadcasting Service, was founded as Forth Radio Network in 1962 and it’s been entertaining patients in Edinburgh hospitals ever since! Originally serving over 16 hospitals in the early days, the main audience is now in the Western General Hospital and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. On […]

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Making a splash: North Edinburgh Time Bank

November 7, 2014
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Tuesday 11 November at North Edinburgh Arts 10am-12.00 noon . Or 6 – 8pm. Find out about timebanking, see how you can get involved. Relaxed, chatty – we’re interested in your ideas!

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Apprenticeships at Scottish Parliament

November 6, 2014
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Open Day Friday 21 November An apprenticeship scheme to employ 20 young people in the Scottish Parliament over the next four years has been launched by the Presiding Officer Tricia Marwick. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work in a range of areas including Visitor Services, Events, Security, HR and IT. An Open Day […]

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Greens: cuts must prompt Council Tax reform

November 6, 2014
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‘we have to question the wisdom of a seven year Council Tax freeze’ Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian and local government spokesperson for the Scottish Greens, has urged ministers to make reform of the council tax an urgent priority. Ms Johnstone used yesterday’s Finance Questions at Holyrood to raise growing concerns among communities where […]

New recycling service drives down landfill

November 6, 2014
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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 […]