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Wightman blasts SNP & Tory MSPs for voting down his call for a review to protect private tenants

The Scottish Government risks undermining its own new homelessness action plan unless it strengthens the law to curb unfair rent rises and evictions, according to the Scottish Greens.


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Johnstone criticises UK Gov for extending Universal Credit to Edinburgh with problems still not resolved

Scottish Greens have criticised the UK Government for extending the Universal Credit roll-out in Edinburgh when problems with the new system still have not yet been resolved.


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Green councillor wins environmental impact award

At the inaugural Local Government Information Unit Councillor Achievement awards last night, Green councillor Gavin Corbett was the winner of the environmental impact award, one of eight awards on the table.


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Planning Edinburgh’s future

The “City Plan 2030” matters for Edinburgh’s future, argues Chas Booth.


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Edinburgh PPP schools fiasco: trust gulf remains, say Greens

Green councillors have claimed a “trust gulf” remains between school communities in Edinburgh affected by a buildings fiasco in 2016 and the private company in charge of the schools. 


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Greens warn as Universal Credit comes to Edinburgh

Scottish Greens have criticised the UK Government for extending the Universal Credit roll-out in Edinburgh when problems with the new system still have not yet been resolved.


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Brexit, people’s vote and Scotland’s capital

Today in full council Chas Booth spoke in a debate about Brexit, a people’s vote, and the impact on EU citizens in Edinburgh. The text of what he said is below. 


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Celebrating the Water of Leith Trust

It’s impossible to imagine Edinburgh’s main river without the Water of Leith Conservation Trust says Gavin Corbett.


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A safer, healthier and happier city

Today is the deadline for responses to the city council’s consultation on city centre transformation. Claire Miller sees growing appetite for radical change. 


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Celebrating Leith Theatre

This weekend sees Leith Theatre’s first professional stage production in 30 years. Cllr Chas Booth celebrates the Theatre’s success.