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New housing development approved in council meeting

The development of the first phase of houses in a two decades long-awaited new town in Blindwells, East Lothian, has been given the go-ahead by councillors, following a planning committee meeting last Wednesday. The new town – located off the A1 near Prestonpans, Cockenzie and Port Seton – is seeing the construction of 1,600 homes, […]

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University student in north Wales saved from deportation hours before flight

A Sri Lankan electrical engineering student at Bangor University in north Wales avoided deportation by the Home Office a few hours before her scheduled flight. Shiromini Satkunarajah, 20, moved to north Wales with her parents 8 years ago as they fled the Sri Lankan Civil War. Her father’s UK student visa enabled Satkunarajah and her […]

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Edinburgh chemists develop solar technology for water purification in India

Researchers at The University of Edinburgh are developing solar panels that will be able to purify sewage water across India. Solar energy is a low-cost, simple and highly-accessible method of energy. The Indian Government has structures in place for decontaminating stream and river water, however water access would improve drastically by purifying sewage water. The […]

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‘Against Trump, Against Hate’ Rally held in Edinburgh

On 12 November, an ‘Against Trump, Against Hate’ rally was hosted in Edinburgh in opposition to Donald Trump’s rise to power in the United States, and the violent hate crimes against minority groups that have followed his nomination. The demonstration was held by the University of Edinburgh’s Amnesty International Society, together with a group of American […]

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TEDx and EUSA host event on women in homelessness

On 7 December, a ‘Women in Homelessness’ event was hosted by TedxUniversityofEdinburgh and Edinburgh University Students’ Association, which concentrated on raising awareness of diverse challenges facing women in homelessness.

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Sale of McEwan Hall entrance gates cancelled after alumni discontent

Outcry from Edinburgh alumni has led to the return of the former McEwan Hall entrance gates, which were set to be auctioned off by Sussex-Based Summer Place Auctions on 21 September, according to a recent University of Edinburgh Press Release. The sale of the late 1890’s wrought-iron and carved sandstone gates was expected to make […]

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Police Scotland launch new initiative to crack down on homophobic hate crimes

Police Scotland and the Equality Network, a national charity focused on ensuring LGBTI equality, have vowed to work together to crack down on hate crime against LGBTI individuals. A specialty training programme will be delivered for over 60 officers around Scotland, announced the Equality Network in a recent Press Release. This program aims to guide […]

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BBC Three’s new series ‘Clique’ filmed on University of Edinburgh campus

BBC Three has announced the arrival of a new online six-episode “thriller” series, Clique, which is set at The University of Edinburgh and closely related to Skins, but in a new setting. Clique was created by Jess Brittain, who was on the Skins writing team and is the daughter and sister of Skins co-creators, Bryan […]