Health

It's Sir Chris and Mrs Hoy MBE in New Year Honours

Submitted by edg on Thu, 1 Jan '09 1.28am

Triple Olympic cycling gold medallist Chris Hoy has been awarded a Knighthood for services to sport following his triumph in Beijing while his mother, Carol Hoy, receives an MBE for services to healthcare.

Study Says Edinburgh Is Loneliest Place in Britain

Submitted by edg on Wed, 3 Dec '08 8.56am

According to a new study by the BBC and Sheffield University, Edinburgh is the loneliest place to live in the UK. In "Changing UK: the Way We Live Now" researchers compiled and rated areas across Britain using official statistical data from the Census to show how Britons are more demographically segregated "than at any time since the computerisation of census data (1966)."

Moonwalkers Ready to Paint the Town Pink

Submitted by edg on Sat, 14 Jun '08 1.21pm

Around 12,000 women are preparing to paint the town pink tonight in the 3rd Edinburgh Moonwalk, a late night, charity walk to raise money and awareness about breast cancer.

Edinburgh's Smoking Ban Two Years On

Submitted by edg on Thu, 27 Mar '08 10.01am

Yesterday marked the second anniversary of the smoking ban in Scotland, which radically changed the atmosphere inside pubs. Many non-smokers have welcomed the opportunity to drink or eat out without being enveloped in a fug of second-hand cigarette smoke. The ban has given rise to many outdoor drinking spots around the city as well.