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Edinburgh Fringe warns of urgent threat posed by crackdown on short-term lets

In a statement on Friday 28 October, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society warned of the risk the city’s new short-term let policy poses to Fringe performers. The criticism comes after a mass feedback drive of artists in the wake of the 2022 Fringe.   Scotland’s first short-term let control area came into effect in Edinburgh in […]

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Cyclists make nearly 200 successful legal claims to council after accidents on tramway

Cyclists have made 196 successful claims against the City of Edinburgh Council after accidents involving the city’s tram tracks.  A recent freedom of information request has revealed that the accidents have cost the council £1,262,141, with claims dating back to the construction of the tram line in 2012. There have been 422 incidents of injury […]

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University “reviewing its relationships” with Russia 

This article was originally submitted on the 23rd March In an email to students last Monday, the principal and vice-chancellor of the University of Edinburgh, Professor Peter Mathieson, condemned the Russian invasion and expressed support for the people of Ukraine.  This comes after Universities UK, a group made up of 140 universities, condemned the invasion, […]