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2008-10-09 12:00:31

Tom Loughray, 72, retired builder, Muirhouse: "I don't think they should be allowed. The council should have said 'no, you're not on'.

2008-09-26 12:00:29

By CATHERINE SALMOND ANGRY parents have been told children at an under-threat primary would get better grades if they moved to a bigger school. Education convener Marilyne MacLaren told a public meeting in Wester Hailes that closing Westburn Primary was the best option for pupils at the school.

2008-09-24 06:00:20

By KIRSTIE ARMSWORTH 1 EVENING CONCERT WITH CONSORTIUM5: An evening not to be missed. This is recorder music as you've never heard it. To get a taste, try listening to www.consortium5.com/listen.html where you can hear this vibrant and exciting music.

2008-09-12 12:00:18

THE city council is to consider bidding for a small patch of land being sold by Scottish Water, which could be used as a public open space. The area runs from Craiglockhart Road North up to the Allan Park canal bridge.

2008-09-04 15:00:28

By Gemma Fraser, WITH its roof terrace, plasma screens and leather sofas, you could be forgiven for thinking you were stepping into a five-star hotel.

2008-09-02 12:00:33

NHS leaders today said they were committed to building a new health and social centre in Firrhill and quashed rumours of financial problems. The new three-storey centre near Colinton will move two GP practices to one location, alongside district nurses and health visitors.

2008-08-28 18:00:35

THE Stockbridge Festival will offer a whole range of entertainment for all ages, including live music, a talent show, magician and performing balloon man.

2008-07-21 06:00:36

A HISTORY organisation has teamed up with school pupils for a new project. The Granton History Group got together with pupils from Forthview Primary School to produce an exhibition on the history of Pilton. The group was already researching the history of schools in the area.

2008-06-25 18:02:37

By CHRIS MARSHALL A NATURE reserve which offers a city sanctuary to herons, woodpeckers and kestrels has been polluted after workers diverted raw sewage from a nearby housing development.

2008-06-22 15:00:14

AN AMATEUR filmmaker from north Edinburgh has won high praise from one of his heroes. Muirhouse-based Garry Fraser, 28, was sitting outside the Filmhouse on Lothian Road advertising his latest production when acclaimed filmmaker Shane Meadows approached him.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.