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Culture Festival Fringe

The Art of Hospitality — Review

Venue: 13 Claremont Crescent, Crescent House (Venue 109) Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Fringe is back. And with the steady flow of old and new faces, acts, and names for nightclubs, it’s easy to get swept away in the fierce frenzy of it all. (Free Sisters? Did you mean Six Tits?) But, if you’re looking to meet a […]

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Lifestyle

Felicity Cloake’s ‘One More Croissant for the Road’

Whilst sleet batters against the flimsy window of my bedroom, I sit under a duvet, blanket and hot water bag in an effort to revive my icy toes. Good ole’ Edinburgh winters. I’m not exactly the type to tackle things by halves, and neither is the author of the book perched before me. Unlike my […]

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Features Lifestyle Recipes

Top festive recipes to get you in spirit

Amidst the endless flurry of deadlines, uncertainty and the wonders and wearies of “hybrid learning,” there is solace to be found in the creation, completion and consumption of some well-earned festive delights. Whether you follow recipes to the letter – crossing the i’s and dotting the t’s- there is plenty here to satisfy your Christmas […]

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Environment Science

Is the European Union’s Green Deal as green as it seems?

Take a look at the European Union’s (EU) Green Deal Investment Plan, on the EU Commission’s website, with its promises of reducing carbon emissions, increasing global biodiversity and contributing to a circular economy, you may be pleasantly surprised by the steps it is taking in remedying the impacts of the Climate Crisis. An item on […]

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Features Lifestyle

Let the gourd times roll. What to do with your leftover Halloween pumpkin

Think the myriad witches, scary movies or approaching deadlines are the spookiest part of Halloween? Well, think again my friend. I’ll tell you something that’s a lot more horrific and that’s the number of pumpkins chucked after a single day of festivities.  A recent survey carried out by food waste charity Hubbub found that 12.8 […]

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Lifestyle

Lunch and coffee at Victor Hugo – a foodie’s review

Rain was batterring against my poor excuse of a jacket. The Meadows were deserted save for a stray dog walker. Did someone forget to tell Edinburgh that it is still only September? I found shelter in the deli doorway, taking a seat by the steamy windows. After the first sip of a rich mocha, the […]

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Lifestyle

Viva la local – why we shouldn’t forget about the ‘shop local’ campaign

Indulge me for a minute. I want you to cast your mind back to a time before lockdown. To a time before the streets of Edinburgh turned into a ghost town. Before the shelves were bare of toilet rolls and spaghetti. Before Dominic Cummings embarked on his journey to Barnard Castle for an eye test. […]

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Features Lifestyle

Eat Out to Help Out at Maki & Ramen

For someone who spent the majority of lockdown in a sleepy town in the depths of the south east, returning to Edinburgh felt like a modern take on The Great Escape. The familiar toasty malt smell greeted me as I hopped off the LNER and onto the sun-bathed streets of the city. In the immortal […]