Council denies sport centres closures

By Marion Guichaoua. Edinburgh city council today denied sport centers are facing closure in the face of tough budget cuts across the city. Reports yesterday quoted Edinburgh Leisure boss John Comisky as warning up to eight sports centres may have to close to balance budgets. But the City Council said spending proposals were still at an early stage and insisted no decision had been taken yet over possible closures. The council is facing tough decisions over cuts to services which … [Read More...]

Media Mondays – Mandy Rhodes – 18/11/2013

Described by Tony Blair’s former spin doctor, Alistair Campbell, as insightful and provocative, Mandy was praised by the Prime Minister David Cameron for being ahead of the game for her analysis of the financial crisis and the coalition at Westminster. Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, says her magazine, Holyrood, is “essential reading”. Mandy’s skill lies in her ability to never be predictable in her line of attack and Tony Blair’s arch spin doctor, Alistair Campbell, who … [Read More...]

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Record Store Day took place this weekend, and saw musicians, artists and the record-buying public come together to celebrate the unique scene. Set up in 2007 it was established to promote independent music shops by selling exclusive vinyl recordings to fans. Our reporter, Shiv Das, spoke to Avalanche Records, in Edinburgh, discussing how the weekend went. Edinburgh is home to five independant record stores- 1.Avalanche, 5 Grassmarket, … [Read More...]




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Council denies sport centres closures

By Marion Guichaoua. Edinburgh city council today denied sport centers are facing closure in the face of tough budget cuts across the city. Reports yesterday quoted Edinburgh Leisure boss John Comisky as warning up to eight sports centres may … [Read More...]

Edinburgh Marathon promotes free workshops

By Carolina Morais Organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon today launched a series of free workshops ahead of the event which is expected to attract thousands of people next May. People in Edinburgh showed up at the Nuffield Health Fitness & … [Read More...]

Work starts on new Scottish blood centre

By Madalina Dichiu CONSTRUCTION started today on Scotland’s new national blood centre, part of the £4.5 billion project in Scotland. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) received £43 million from the Scottish … [Read More...]

Scottish Citizens Advice Service Celebrates 75 Years with twitter Campaign

By Adam Wilson Scottish politicians met with leaders of the Scottish Citizens Advice Service today to announce a campaign to show support for the charity. Senior Scottish ministers Ruth Davidson, Kenny MacAskill, and Tavish Scott and Citizens … [Read More...]

Charities back Edinburgh City Council’s support for Living Wage

By Lauren Beehan Charities have welcomed an Edinburgh City Council motion to support the Living Wage movement, despite Conservative claims that it would lead them to close their doors. Councillors pledged to encourage their contractors and … [Read More...]

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Guantanamo Bay’s Secret Facility: Penny Lane

 By Jordan HooksCIA agents hid in tiny cottages beneath Guantanamo Bay prison and used prisoners to help achieve one of America's top goals: infiltrating al-Qaida.In the years following the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the CIA bartered with prisoners … [Read More...]

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Senator remains in a critical condition

by Stephen Mahon An Irish senator who sustained serious head injuries at the weekend remains in a critical condition. Senator Jimmy Harte was found unconscious in South Dublin at around 4am on Saturday morning.  Gardai at Kevin Street have been … [Read More...]

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JPMorgan Chase & Co. Reach $13 Billion Settlement

By Jordan Hooks   JPMorgan & Co. has reached a $13 billion settlement with the United States Department of Justice settling claims over the banks involvement with mortgage-backed securities during the U.S. housing crisis. This … [Read More...]

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Brazil to produce low cost vaccines for developing countries

Brazil' s top state funded research foundation is to start producing low cost combined rubella-measles vaccines for export to developing countries, particularly to Africa. A $1m partnership with the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is going to … [Read More...]

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a state-of-the nation address in Moscow, Russia (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

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Russia admits Syrian Government is losing territorial control The situation in Syria is aggravating for the local Government. An official from the Russian Government has said for the first time that opposition forces might defeat Syrian … [Read More...]

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Council denies sport centres closures

By Marion Guichaoua. Edinburgh city council today denied sport centers are facing closure in the face of tough budget cuts across the city. Reports yesterday quoted Edinburgh Leisure boss John Comisky as warning up to eight sports centres may … [Read More...]

Edinburgh Marathon promotes free workshops

By Carolina Morais Organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon today launched a series of free workshops ahead of the event which is expected to attract thousands of people next May. People in Edinburgh showed up at the Nuffield Health Fitness & … [Read More...]

Health fears over Edinburgh exercise Levels

by Vanessa Kennedy Less than a third of people in Edinburgh are doing the recommended half an hour of exercise a day, a new report has revealed. An Edinburgh City Council report surveyed up to 4,000 people to ask how many days in the past week … [Read More...]

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Wolves Launch Official Complaint About Racial Abuse

By Stuart Iversen Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club have made an official complaint to the FA and Walsall Football Club over racist abuse directed at their players. They assert that Carl Ikeme and George Elokobi were the subjects of racial … [Read More...]

Froch vs Groves Press Conference

By Stuart Iversen Carl Froch and George Groves have come face to face for the first time since their fight last year.  The meeting took place at a press conference earlier today, to promote their rematch at Wembley Stadium on May 31st. The … [Read More...]

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BrewDog Beer Launches 2014 #Mashtag

by Nicola Brown and Alex Watson In March 2013 BrewDog beer took to Twitter, inviting followers to create an entirely new beer simply by casting a vote each day. With voting polls open from 10am to 8pm over the course of a week, voters decided on the … [Read More...]

Historic Church to host Victorian Market

View of Tron Kirk from the Royal Mile   Photo: Kim Traynor By Jordan Hooks Tron Kirk, a historic church located on the Royal Mile, has become the new location for a Victorian-style market. Proposals to convert the A-listed church into a … [Read More...]

Authors and Organiser Fiona Hyslop celebrating Book Week Scotland 2013
Credit: Scottish Book Trust

Book Week Scotland Is Back

by Rachael Bell Book Week Scotland kicked off on Monday with over 100 events taking place in Edinburgh. The week will be hosted by Scottish Book Trust and is designed to encourage everyone in the community to take part. Mark Lambert, CEO of … [Read More...]

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New Consoles Launch Amid Poor Review Scores and Developer Pressure

By Alasdair Crews The successful launch of the new Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles has been overshadowed by poor game review scores. Both consoles launched in the U.S. earlier this month with both console producers, Microsoft and Sony, … [Read More...]

Dundee loses Capital of Culture Bid

By Hamza Jabir Dundee has lost its bid to be crowned UK Capital of Culture for 2017, losing out to Hull. The city's council had invested heavily in the bid and could have expected as much as £80 million worth of tourism income alone had it been … [Read More...]

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Council denies sport centres closures

By Marion Guichaoua. Edinburgh city council today denied sport centers are facing closure in the face of tough budget cuts across the city. Reports yesterday quoted Edinburgh Leisure boss John Comisky as warning up to eight sports centres may have to close to balance budgets. But the City Council said spending proposals were still at […]

Edinburgh Marathon promotes free workshops

By Carolina Morais Organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon today launched a series of free workshops ahead of the event which is expected to attract thousands of people next May. People in Edinburgh showed up at the Nuffield Health Fitness & Wellbeing Center for tips on training plans, nutrition, goal setting, physiotherapy and a guided run along the canal. […]

Work starts on new Scottish blood centre

By Madalina Dichiu CONSTRUCTION started today on Scotland’s new national blood centre, part of the £4.5 billion project in Scotland. The Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (SNBTS) received £43 million from the Scottish Government. The National Centre of Excellence will be the hub for the processing, testing, supply, research and development for blood and human […]

Scottish Citizens Advice Service Celebrates 75 Years with twitter Campaign

By Adam Wilson Scottish politicians met with leaders of the Scottish Citizens Advice Service today to announce a campaign to show support for the charity. Senior Scottish ministers Ruth Davidson, Kenny MacAskill, and Tavish Scott and Citizens Advice Scotland chief executive Margaret Lynch celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) by […]

Charities back Edinburgh City Council’s support for Living Wage

By Lauren Beehan Charities have welcomed an Edinburgh City Council motion to support the Living Wage movement, despite Conservative claims that it would lead them to close their doors. Councillors pledged to encourage their contractors and suppliers to pay their staff the living wage of £7.65, which Tory councillors said would force local charities to […]

Judy Murray Launches Scottish Poppy Appeal

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Valleyfield memorial statue to the men who died in one of Scotland's worst mining disasters.

Valleyfield remembers mining tragedy 75 years on

By Paul Hyland The 75th anniversary of one of Scotland’s worst mining disasters was marked today in the Fife village where it happened. An explosion in the Valleyfield Colliery in East Fife on 28 October 1939 killed 35 men after gas caught light and set fire to coal dust. A presentation was held in the […]

New average speed cameras on the A9 road

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Health fears over Edinburgh exercise Levels

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