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A round-up of today’s developing news stories in Edinburgh and across the globe.



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Vote with your butt: Ballot Bins appear in Leith

In the wake of President-elect Donald Trump’s victory in the US, City of Edinburgh Council have installed light-hearted ‘Ballot Bins’ along Leith Walk.

The bins allow the people of Edinburgh to vote with their cigarette butts and settle the question: ‘President Donald Trump: ‘Dream’ or ‘Nightmare’?’ 524 more words

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ROUND UP: Free training courses for voluntary groups; Fostering events in Surrey

Free training courses for voluntary groups

More than 5,700 voluntary, community and faith sector (VCFS) groups are being offered training courses by Surrey County Council. 166 more words

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Feature: Becoming a war journalist - more than just dodging bullets

How often do we stop and think about the journalist behind the camera, the journalist furiously taking notes from a forlorn civilian in a war-torn land? 1,142 more words

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FA trophy draw gives Lincoln City hope for a win

Lincoln City will be hoping for a simple enough match in the first round of the FA Trophy after being drawn away to Evo-Stik League Division One South side Shaw Lane. 40 more words


Gift wrapping service for homeless charity

For those wanting to give something back this Christmas, Waterside Shopping Centre will be providing a gift wrapping service for a homelessness charity on Saturday December 3 and 17. 63 more words


St Marks Reindeer Parade

St. Marks filled as Santa came to town for the annual reindeer parade last Thursday.

The outside shopping centre was home to six reindeer for the afternoon before the parade began at around 6pm. 25 more words