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LOCAL OPTIMIST AWAITS SIX-NATIONS CALL-UP
Monday 15 February 2010 - 15:22
The Treacle monkey on Broughton Street is undeterred by last-minute defeat against Wales.Despite finishing an enormous piece of rock over Christmas,…
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PARKING CARPING DEADLINE APPROACHES
Monday 15 February 2010 - 12:52
Property occupiers within Edinburgh's Controlled Parking Zones 1–8, N1–N5 and S1–S5 have until 1 March to respond to City of Edinburgh Council's…
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BROUGHTON RD/HERIOTHILL DEVELOPMENT – PUBLIC TO SEE OUTLINE PLANS
Friday 12 February 2010 - 18:07
Architects' plans for 8 townhouses off Broughton Road will be presented at a public meeting on 1 March. Spurtle understands that  a 4-storey…
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DIFFICULT BUDGET VOTED THROUGH
Friday 12 February 2010 - 00:00
As expected, the Liberal Democrat–Scottish Nationalist Administration succeeded in voting through its widely trailed budget proposals on 11 February…
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ROMANCE MEETS RETAIL THERAPY
Thursday 11 February 2010 - 20:03
Broughton Street traders are beating tramworks disruption with a series of promotions to retain old customers and attract new ones. Loved-up locals…
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CEC DARTS SELF IN FOOT
Thursday 11 February 2010 - 17:49
Normally Spurtle researches stories rather than lifting them wholesale from press releases (unlike a certain other Edinburgh newspaper we could…
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BROUGHTON STREET TO REOPEN SOON?
Thursday 11 February 2010 - 16:48
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Broughton Street may be scheduled to reopen at the end of this month.If proposals are adopted, one lane will reopen…
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IS YOUR HOME FUEL-EFFICIENT?
Saturday 6 February 2010 - 13:25
The Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund is backing Edinburgh World Heritage with £39K. The money is to address energy efficiency issues and…
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ADMINISTRATION BLINKS FIRST IN SCHOOLS BUDGET STAND-OFF
Friday 5 February 2010 - 15:01
In a partial but significant climbdown, Administration councillors are now promising to reduce the cut in the schools budget from 2.5% to 1%.The…
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SCHOOL BUDGETS - POLITICIANS COMMENT
Thursday 4 February 2010 - 20:54
The Spurtle has approached all local politicians (see Directory) for comments about the City of Edinburgh Council's forthcoming school budget.We're…
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