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Lorne Street evictions: Greens react to suspension of evictions

Green councillors have reacted to news that the Agnes Hunter Trust has suspended attempts to evict its tenants in Lorne Street, Edinburgh.


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Let’s play outside!

Increased opportunity for outdoor play needs to be a priority in practice, not just in principle, argues Cllr Melanie Main.


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Green councillors’ report: February to April 2016

The Green group of councillors in Edinburgh has produced its regular report, describing what the group has accomplished from February to April 2016. The reports contents include: Improving Public Participation – Opening up Edinburgh Greener Jobs Supporting Communities & Neighbourhoods Sustainable Transport Promoting Renewable & Efficient Energy Highlights from Green Councillors’ Wards


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GP survey: Lothian Green MSP urges ministers to pick up pace

Alison Johnstone, Health spokesperson for the Scottish Greens and MSP for Lothian, today said that the latest Health and Care Experience Survey shows that the early priorities of the new government must be investment in general practice and supporting unpaid carers.


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Murray development: Johnstone criticises council vote

Alison Johnstone, Scottish Green MSP for Lothian, today urged Edinburgh city council to reject proposals for 1,320 homes on greenbelt land between the City Bypass and Gogar Station Road.


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Trashing the Green Belt

Edinburgh Greens have reacted with dismay after the city’s planning committee voted – with the sole exception of the Green councillor present  – to recommend the so-called “Garden District” for approval on a huge swathe of Greenbelt land. Green planning spokesperson Cllr Nigel Bagshaw said: “Sticking the adjective, “garden” in front of a development neither […]


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Greening the Edinburgh City Deal

Can Edinburgh’s “City Deal” be the UK’s greenest City Deal, asks STEVE BURGESS


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Selection process for 2017 council candidates

No sooner has the 2016 Holyrood election ended than the work for the next election in 2017 begins!


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That was the 2016 election, now let’s look ahead

Green councillor Gavin Corbett looks back on the Scottish election campaign in Lothian.


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Election 2016: when the dust settles

Newly re-elected Green MSP Alison Johnstone reflects on the Scottish Parliament election and what it means for the new term.