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Don’t make Scotrail decision before new powers devolved: Lararowicz

October 4, 2014 by

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Loal MP Mark Lazarowicz has backed a call by Scottish Labour MPs, MSPs and the RMT rail union for the retendering of the ScotRail and Caledonian sleeper franchises to be postponed in the light of the timetable for the devolution of new powers to the Scottish Parliament. Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown has proposed that […]

Referendum Day North Edinburgh

September 19, 2014 by

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Some local images capturing a momentous day. If you’d like to add some more to the collection please send them to northedinnews@gmail.com 

Salmond to step down

September 19, 2014 by

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First Minister Alex Salmond is to step down following defeat for the Yes Scotland campaign in the independence referendum.  Mr Salmond told party members: “I have has announced my intention to stand down as SNP Leader at the Party’s Annual Conference in November and then as First Minister when the SNP have elected the next […]

Scotland says No Thanks

September 19, 2014 by

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The people of Scotland have voted to remain part of the United Kingdom. Voters came out in unprecedented numbers to have their say on independence – and an emphatic majority decided that separation is a step too far. By 6.15am, with 31 of 32 counts declared, Better Together has 1,914,187 votes while Yes Scotland has […]

Westminster pledges more powers if Scotland says NO

September 16, 2014 by

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Unionists are ‘Desperate’, says Yes Scotland The leaders of the three main Westminster parties have signed a “vow” for more powers for Scotland if it rejects independence. David Cameron, Ed Miliband and Nick Clegg have signed the letter which appears on the front page of today’s Daily Record. However Yes Scotland leaders have dismissed the […]

Lazarowicz: keep rail on right track

September 11, 2014 by

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Edinburgh North and Leith MP Mark Lazarowicz has welcomed the latest figures from publicly-owned rail operator East Coast. He stressed again the case for the line to stay in the public sector and said the issue that has been kept alive by Labour MPs in constituencies along the route – especially those in Edinburgh. East […]

Women: ask Elaine anything at North Edinburgh Arts!

September 11, 2014 by

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Actress and comedian Elaine C Smith will visit North Edinburgh Arts on Saturday at 11.30am to talk to women about the referendum, life, anything! Ask_Elaine_anything_flyer Elaine is a commited YES supporter of course, so in the interests of balance we should point out that other voting options are available!  

Women: talking referendum at Royston Wardieburn

September 11, 2014 by

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Join local women Women’s International Group at Royston Wardieburn this morning to talk about the referendum …

Edinburgh College Students: Aye or Naw?

September 8, 2014 by

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Aye, Naw or Undecided?  Are you Aye, Naw or Undecided? Wherever you are in the referendum debate,  come along to the Edinburgh College Students’ Association Debate and put your questions to both campaigns. You are invited to attend The Edinburgh College Debate being held in the Music Box at Sighthill Campus, on Wednesday 10 September from […]

Curriculum for Excellence report card: Russell must try harder

August 20, 2014 by

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Less assessment would benefit pupils and teachers, say Greens Green MSP Alison Johnstone says lower levels of assessment in schools would benefit pupils and reduce the massive workload of teachers. A report published today looking at the first year of the Curriculum for Excellence qualifications (see below)  says that the new qualifications have been a […]