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Holding council officers to account

Chas Booth argues that holding council officers to account needs something more than grandstanding in the council chamber.


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Johnstone calls for extended Picardy Place consultation

Alison Johnstone, Green MSP for Lothian, has called for an extension to the public consultation on City of Edinburgh Council’s plans to redesign the Picardy Place junction, with one of the City’s key gateways set to be transformed into a large, car-dominated gyratory.


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Fixing a broken housing system

In a broken housing system, how we “do” housing needs to change, argues Andy Wightman.


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Budget: Greens warn Finance Secretary over unfinished business

Ahead of this week’s statement (Thu 14 Dec) from the Scottish Government on its proposed tax and spending plans for 2018-19, Green MSPs are warning ministers that they cannot support a budget that cuts funding to local council services such as education, social care, transport and leisure.


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The price of high rents

Edinburgh’s tenants need a break says Susan Rae.