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City of Edinburgh Council experiences over 1,100 data breaches in the last five years

It has been revealed in a Freedom of Information request that the City of Edinburgh Council has seen 1,103 data breaches in the last five years. This was part of a wider investigative report by The Ferret, which discovered that there have been 10,194 data breaches across Scottish councils in that time. The breaches range […]

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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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Edinburgh strippers to launch judicial review of council strip club ban

A group of Edinburgh strippers have announced that they will be launching a judicial review of City of Edinburgh Council’s strip club ban. United Sex Workers (USW), the union branch the performers are members of, raised over £20,000 since June in crowdfunded donations to launch the legal challenge. USW’s legal challenge will aim to prove […]

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Public consultation to be held on Edinburgh’s links to slavery

A public consultation has been opened on Edinburgh’s links to colonialism and slavery. The Edinburgh Slavery and Colonialism Review Group was launched in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protest and aims to assess the legacy of slavery in the capital. It is formed of people from diverse backgrounds who live or work in […]

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Fife chemical plant disrupts lives, inspires community action

On Sunday October 4th, Mossmorran, a petrochemical plant in Fife, started an unscheduled flaring, which led to local residents experiencing disruptive noises, light, vibrations, and health issues. ExxonMobile, who operate the site, said that the flaring was caused by a faulty compressor. Controlled flaring is a necessary safety feature of industrial sites, used to release […]