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2008-09-05 12:00:32

A SECONDARY school pupil will see her artwork driving all over Edinburgh after winning a council-run competition to 'brand a bin lorry'. The design by Annie Forbes, a second-year pupil at Firrhill High School, was chosen from nearly 100 entries sent in for the auto-art contest from 11 secondary schools across the city. The challenge was to come up with an eye-catching design on an anti-litter theme to brand one of the council's refuse lorries. Annie's design features the word...

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. It will also bring together other community services, such as the local social work office and an older people's day facility. The new building will be connected to the existing Firrhill Medical Centre on Colinton...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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