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Edinburgh council took away recycling bins because they were too popular; Residents are up in arms after the council removed two communal recycling bins - because they were too popular. Jun 15, 2021 591
Edinburgh's care crisis: petition launched to stop closure of Drumbrae care home amid fears it would make visiting harder; A petition has been launched against plans to change the use of Edinburgh's Drumbrae care home, claiming the move would be a blow to the community and could mean residents forced to relocate will be too far away for easy visiting. Jun 15, 2021 633
Christian Eriksen collapse prompts call for Scottish Government to subsidise defibrillators at amateur sports grounds; The Scottish Government has been urged to help pay for defibrillators for amateur sports grounds in the wake of Danish footballer Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest on the pitch at Euro 2020. Jun 15, 2021 621
MSP accused of 'contemptible' comments after claiming suspension of bus services in Edinburgh due to anti-Catholic bias; A Glasgow SNP MSP has been accused of "utterly contemptible" comments after he claimed that anti-Catholic bias lay behind a suspension of bus services in Edinburgh on St Patrick's Day. Jun 13, 2021 469
Edinburgh bookshop stays shut amid fears for staff after series of threats; An independent bookshop has stayed shut for the day after receiving a series of threats. Jun 13, 2021 352
Edinburgh tenants could lose their sheltered flats under housing association plans to demolish complex and sell land; One of Scotland's biggest housing associations has been accused of planning to put elderly residents out of their homes so it can make millions by selling the land. Jun 12, 2021 596
Edinburgh's plan to close care home could lead to shortage of places in future, warns charity; Plans to close five Edinburgh council-run care homes could leave the Capital struggling to meet the demands of an ageing population in the future, a leading charity has warned. Jun 12, 2021 670
Edinburgh MSP's survey finds three-quarters of pupils dissatisfied with SQA assessment process; More than three quarters of senior pupils who took part in a survey organised by an Edinburgh MSP said they were "dissatisfied" or "very dissatisfied" with the current assessment process to grade their national qualifications. Jun 11, 2021 620
Care crisis: Five Edinburgh council-run homes to close - but union pledges to fight plans; Five council-run care homes in the Capital are set to close in a move which staff claim will mean more than 100 residents being forced to move and many employees facing an uncertain future. Jun 11, 2021 1201
Locals invited to give their ideas on future use of derelict clubhouse on Leith Links; Local groups are being invited to put forward ideas for the transformation of a derelict bowling green clubhouse and the surrounding land at Leith Links. Jun 10, 2021 634
Scotland's new Health Secretary urged to visit Edinburgh's Eye Pavilion to see for himself urgent need for a replacement; New Health Secretary Humza Yousaf is being urged to visit Edinburgh's Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion to see for himself the urgent need for a new eye hospital in the Capital. Jun 10, 2021 602
Edinburgh church's new art installation focuses on 'hope and renewal' as Covid restrictions ease; A new art installation has opened at an Edinburgh church, reflecting themes of "hope and renewal" as Covid restrictions ease. Jun 10, 2021 624
Edinburgh council to pay [pounds sterling]25k compensation after cancelling booking over speaker who said homosexuality 'not normal'; Edinburgh City Council has offered a Glasgow-based church an apology and [pounds sterling]25,000 in compensation after cancelling its booking of the Usher Hall over plans to host an American pastor who claimed homosexuality was "not normal behaviour". Jun 10, 2021 441
Edinburgh residents say constant noise from beach volleyball at Liberton High School means they can no longer sit in their gardens; Residents near Edinburgh's Liberton High School say they can no longer sit out in their gardens because of the constant noise from the school's beach volleyball court. Jun 9, 2021 647
New Edinburgh walking and cycling route delayed because council too busy on Spaces for People; Plans to turn an old rail route into a green corridor for pedestrians and cyclists have been held up because the council is too busy on the Spaces for People programme. Jun 9, 2021 433
Edinburgh's new Sick Kids hospital: inquiry chair urges families of affected children to come forward; Parents and families of patients whose care and treatment may have been impacted by the delayed opening of Edinburgh's new Sick Kids hospital are being urged to contact the Scottish Hospitals Inquiry, which is looking into the problems surrounding the project. Jun 9, 2021 408
'Union summit' shows respect is required for relationships to work; Global recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccine sharing with the world's poorest countries and the huge challenge of the climate crisis will all be on the agenda when Boris Johnson plays host to other world leaders at the G7 summit in Cornwall at the weekend. Jun 8, 2021 632
West Edinburgh residents voice concern over impact of rising traffic levels as large-scale developments take shape; Residents have raised concerns about the impact of rising traffic levels in the west of Edinburgh as large-scale developments take shape in the coming years. Jun 8, 2021 466
Derelict Edinburgh bowling clubhouse could become Scotland's first fully sustainable printworks; A derelict clubhouse in Leith could become Scotland's first fully sustainable printworks under proposals put forward by a local community-based company. Jun 8, 2021 589
Covid Scotland: MSP demands explanation for repeat of long queues at Edinburgh's biggest vaccination centre; A Lothian MSP has blasted NHS Lothian for allowing a repeat of huge queues for Covid-19 vaccinations at Edinburgh's Royal Highland Centre. Jun 8, 2021 457
Edinburgh MSP's new law to protect shop staff from attack will come into force in weeks; A new law to protect shopworkers in Scotland from violence, threats and abuse will come into force on August 24, the Scottish Government has announced. Jun 8, 2021 456
Special display at Palace of Holyroodhouse will commemorate life and legacy of Duke of Edinburgh; A special display to commemorate the life and legacy of the Duke of Edinburgh will open at the Palace of Holyroodhouse next month. Jun 7, 2021 523
Edinburgh MSP calls for walk-in Covid vaccination centres in Capital as case rate doubles; Edinburgh Western Liberal Democrat MSP Alex Cole-Hamilton has called for door-to-door testing and walk-in vaccination centres in Edinburgh as the Covid case rate doubles in the Capital. Jun 7, 2021 557
When Scotland was still Labour and devolution was still young - a look back at the 2001 general election 20 years ago today; A.national crisis finally seemed to be under control as the election campaigning began; everyone already knew who was going to win; the Tory leader had negative popularity ratings; and the campaign produced little excitement - no, not the May 2021 Holyrood vote but the 2001 general election when people across the UK went to the polls - 20 years ago today note-0 - to give Tony Blair his second term in government. Jun 5, 2021 1472
Bus drivers working for part of Lothian Buses 'rely on foodbanks' because pay rates so poor; Bus drivers are having to rely on foodbanks to feed their families because their pay rates are so poor, it was claimed today. May 28, 2021 669
Edinburgh council urged to explain decision which looks like spelling closure for Colinton's public toilets; Campaigners fighting to stop the closure of public loos in Colinton are demanding a full explanation of the city council's rationale for scrapping them. May 16, 2021 629
Edinburgh LNER catering firm Rail Gourmet accused of 'culture of bullying and harassment'; Catering staff employed by Rail Gourmet at Waverley station are threatening industrial action in protest at an alleged culture of bullying and harassment. May 15, 2021 484
Edinburgh education chiefs urged to give reassurances that uncertainty over Gaelic school will not delay new Liberton High School; City education chiefs have been urged to reassure parents, pupils and staff at Liberton High School that plans for their new building will not be delayed by uncertainty over whether or not a Gaelic high school is to be built next door. May 15, 2021 430
Edinburgh MSP sets up mental health action group in her constituency; Newly re-elected Edinburgh Eastern SNP MSP Ash Denham is to set up a mental health action group in the constituency to improve access to support. May 14, 2021 340
Decision on Edinburgh Gaelic high school consultation delayed again after SNP manifesto pledged alternative plan; The go-ahead for a formal consultation on establishing a Gaelic secondary school in Edinburgh has been delayed for a second time after an election promise by the SNP to back a central stand-alone secondary rather than the joint campus in Liberton planned by the council. May 13, 2021 609
Edinburgh's popular Christian Aid sale in George Street to go ahead on smaller scale from Saturday; A scaled down version of the popular annual Christian Aid sale at St Andrew's and St George's West Church in George Street will go ahead from Saturday. May 13, 2021 623
Edinburgh Labour councillor suspended for three months over refusal to vote for coalition budget; A Labour councillor who refused to back the administration's budget earlier this year has been suspended from his party's group at the City Chambers for three months. May 13, 2021 603
New Edinburgh Tory MSP Susan Webber will stay on as city councillor while taking up her seat at Holyrood; New Tory MSP Susan Webber plans to continue in her role as a city councillor as well as taking up her seat at Holyrood. May 12, 2021 653
Lothian's first minority ethnic MSP Foysol Choudhury says his election will encourage others; Lothian's first ethnic minority MSP says he hopes his election will encourage other people from all the region's diverse communities to join political parties and stand for public office. May 12, 2021 473
Scottish elections 2021: Why all three main party candidates for East Lothian have ended up as MSPs; They fought each other at the election in a key marginal seat - but all three of the main party candidates in East Lothian have ended up as MSPs. May 11, 2021 647
Scottish independence: Second referendum talk is all the rage but it won't happen any time soon - Ian Swanson; After the election, one thing is clear. Despite the SNP's resounding victory, there will be no second independence referendum any time soon. May 11, 2021 628
Lib Dem local convener quits, saying Willie Rennie's bizarre photo calls undermine party's credibility; The convener of East Lothian Liberal Democrats has quit his post in protest at party leader Willie Rennie's bizarre photo opportunities. May 11, 2021 414
Lothian Tory MSP Jeremy Balfour bids to be Holyrood deputy presiding officer; Newly re-elected Lothian Tory MSP Jeremy Balfour is bidding to be elected as one of the Scottish Parliament's deputy presiding officers. May 11, 2021 322
Edinburgh's election 2021: Capital now has four SNP MSPs, one Labour and one Lib Dem; The Holyrood election in Edinburgh saw record turnouts, increased majorities and one seat change hands as the SNP's Angus Robertson took Edinburgh Central from the Tories. May 10, 2021 666
Meet the five new MSPs just elected for Edinburgh and the Lothians; Five new MSPs from Edinburgh and the Lothians will be heading to Holyrood following the elections - including the area's first parliamentarian from an ethnic minority. May 9, 2021 1067
Six seats that helped decide the outcome of the 2021 Scottish election; There were key constituency contests which played out around Scotland which helped to shape the eventual outcome. May 8, 2021 571
Scottish elections 2021: Edinburgh count gets under way with first results expected at teatime; Counting of votes was getting under way this morning as Edinburgh waited for the result of what is seen as one of the most important elections since devolution. May 7, 2021 770
Edinburgh sees record turnout among postal voters in Holyrood election; Edinburgh has seen a record turnout among the Capital's postal voters with 89.2 per cent of those issued with ballots through the mail taking part in yesterday's election. May 7, 2021 454
Edinburgh Election 2021 results: Long queues see people casting votes after 11pm; Long queues at polling stations in Edinburgh late on Thursday meant some people were casting their votes at 11pm - an hour after the polls officially closed. May 7, 2021 455
Edinburgh's elections 2021: Record turnout in all three seats counting on Friday; Turnout in all three Edinburgh constituencies which counted on Friday were at record levels. May 7, 2021 232
Scottish Election 2021: SNP's Angus Robertson wins Edinburgh Central formerly held by ex-Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson; The SNP's Angus Robertson has been elected to Holyrood as MSP for the seat which former Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson snatched from the Nationalists last time. May 7, 2021 674
Scottish Election 2021 results: SNP takes top Edinburgh target seat, but fails to win two others in Capital; The SNP is celebrating after winning its top target seat in the Capital by taking Edinburgh Central from the Tories - but the party failed to oust Labour in Edinburgh Southern or the Lib Dems in Edinburgh Western. May 7, 2021 668
As we wait for the results, a look back at the changing shape of the Scottish Parliament since 1999; Each of the five elections since devolution has produced a parliament with a distinctive make-up. May 7, 2021 392
Scottish elections: Fast cars, dance moves and feeding animals - life on the 2021 campaign trail; Coronavirus put a dampener on the election campaign with street stalls banned, hustings relegated to online and canvassing only allowed part way through. May 7, 2021 1004
SNP's election messages chalked on Edinburgh pavements outside polling stations broke the rules; Tories complained after SNP activists in Edinburgh Eastern jumped the gun and chalked election messages on the pavement close to polling stations before the permitted time. May 6, 2021 314
What's needed to run Edinburgh's election: pencils, visors, hand gel - and mints; Covid precautions mean more work has had to go into the planning and preparation of today's election. May 6, 2021 430
Edinburgh MSP says Meadows measures must ensure no repeat of anti-social behaviour seen a few weeks ago; Measures being introduced at the Meadows must ensure there is no repeat of the violence, anti-social behaviour and using the streets as a toilet which prompted complaints during recent sunny weather, an MSP has warned. May 6, 2021 431
Edinburgh's Eye Pavilion: Blind campaigners put case to heath board for new eye hospital; Blind and partially-sighted campaigners calling for a new eye hospital in the Capital have taken their case to NHS Lothian bosses. May 5, 2021 545
Edinburgh Labour candidate calls for racism and attacks on women to be high on agenda after election; Racism and attacks on women must be high on the agenda of the Scottish parliament after the election. according to Edinburgh Pentlands Labour candidate Lezley Marion Cameron. May 5, 2021 646
Nicola Sturgeon makes campaign visit to Prestonpans in SNP target seat of East Lothian; Nicola Sturgeon dropped in at shops in Prestonpans as she made a campaign visit to the SNP target seat of East Lothian. May 5, 2021 389

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