Health

The annoyance of illness at Fringe time

You look forward to it all year – the most vibrant, beautiful city in the world becomes a vast jungle of bodies everywhere and not enough room to swing a cat…the Fringe engulfs the city with its myriad of shows and performers all eager to get bums on seats or people gathered round them…even if it is in the most inconvenient of spots to juggle fire.

Edinburgh Trams - Day of Decision?

Submitted by actionman on Wed, 29 Jun '11 8.21am

With the crucial Council meeting tomorrow (Thursday 30th June) on Edinburgh's Trams the members of the Council are still in the utterly ridiculous situation where they are being denied the facts on which to make a decision concerning what is probably the most complex engineering project in the United Kingdom at this time. Unless they sign a confidentiality agreement they are barred from seeing the figures behind the recommendations - and these figures are so distorted that they have provoked an outcry right across the city.

Edinburgh Residents Ask First Minister To Be "More Active" On Trams

Submitted by edg on Thu, 23 Jun '11 8.53pm

Following the outcry over the anticipated cost overruns for the crisis hit Edinburgh trams project, Alex Salmond today in first minister's question time called a public inquiry into the project "an excellent thing to do". Salmond and the SNP did not support the trams from the start, and have kept their distance from the project and its ongoing woes, saying it should be dealt with by Edinburgh City Council.