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SERIOUS ASSAULT ON FORTH STREET
Tuesday 8 June 2021 - 19:49
The following press release was received from Police Scotland earlier today. We reprint it unedited and in full below. Officers in Edinburgh are…
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EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 22
Saturday 5 June 2021 - 08:23
EDINBURGH CHAUFFEUR’S SUNDAY MORNING RUN. ALLEGED EXCESS OF THE LEGAL LIMIT. John Wallace, 26 Carlton Terrace Lane, Edinburgh, was charged before…
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FRIED AND TRUSTED
Friday 4 June 2021 - 09:57
A press release arrived in our inbox yesterday asking us to ‘spread the joyous news’ that today (Friday) is National Fish and Chip Day. This not-for…
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FRESH START FOR FORMER DEBENHAM’S
Wednesday 2 June 2021 - 14:11
COUNCILLORS APPROVE RADICAL RETHINK Councillors on the Development Management Subcommittee this morning granted planning permission for Legal &…
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THE PERILS OF PROMOTION
Tuesday 1 June 2021 - 00:00
Below is the full version of a piece we reproduced in Spurtle Issue 307. It is from the Scotsman, 18 September 1897. The aesthetics of bill-sticking…
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LADY WITH THE LITTLE DOG
Tuesday 1 June 2021 - 00:00
Our neighbour and long-time Spurtle supporter Dr Joy Hendry is a distinguished editor, critic, and all-round ‘lady of letters’ whose work for the…
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ISSUE 307 – OUT TOMORROW!
Monday 31 May 2021 - 12:13
As you read this, advance copies of the June Spurtle are already finding their way into shops, bars, homes, and recycling bins across Broughton and…
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EDWARDIAN NEWS FROM THE MEWS, 21
Sunday 30 May 2021 - 08:12
EDINBURGH COUNCILLOR’S ROMANCE In the Court of Session on Tuesday, before Lord Low, evidence was led in an action by Euphemia Cumming Montgomery, 3…
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PLANNING UPDATE
Thursday 27 May 2021 - 09:17
‘SHAKE THINGS UP A BIT, WHAT?’ The mysterious depths of 38 Queen Street are explained in plans associated with a proposal to convert part of the…
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DEATH OF TEENAGER – MAN CONVICTED
Monday 24 May 2021 - 16:47
Readers will remember the tragic case of Mhari O’Neill, the 15-year-old Edinburgh woman whose body was discovered on Calton Hill on 8 December 2018…
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