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A review of Return to Earn, website

This is a story of good customer care but ultimately a feeling of frustration and disappointment. Inspired by musicMagpie’s TV ads that said they’d buy second hand clothes from you that ran when I was busy purging my small flat of old DVDs and CDs I added clothes to the list. After all; I had [...]

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143 years of transport for Edinburgh

The animation was made by Heehaw Digital for Lothian Buses to celebrate 143 years of life. 1871 sees the trams arrive in Edinburgh; that’s before Waverly Station. Broughton Street had Edinburgh’s first ever traffic lights.

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Sponsored Video: Rachel Sermanni and the RBS Mobile Banking video

You may well have seen plenty of banking adverts already this year. There’s been some about getting back to basics, some about rebuilding trust and others that just focus on the money. Here’s an ad from RBS that tries to do something else; it’s about being useful in this mobile world. The ad is called [...]

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Review of the Vintage, Leith

The Vintage can be found on the corner of Henderson Street in Leith. Sensibly, it has avoided tearing out the superb interior that Café Fish installed. The insides are lovely and enhanced further with an injection of energy and finance from Vintage’s owners. The outsides, however, will have the usual Henderson Street battle insofar as [...]

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Sponsored Video: Just Eat round up of Leith

I use Just Eat a lot. I get home from late, the kitchen is empty, I don’t have a car and it’s raining outside. The ability to pick a nearby takeaway over a huge range of styles and order something for my partner and I is high. It may even be more cost effective for me than buying a big pack of something from the supermarket that then goes off before I can finish it.

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What’s going on with the giant shopping bag in Bristo Square?

Have you seen the giant shopping bag in Bristo Square? It’s part of a campaign to get Edinburgh excited for Christmas by Rakuten Play. Rakuten is a big Japanese shopping site that bought Play.com a while back. Play’s now called Rakuten Play.com and the address on the bag is www.rakuten.co.uk. It’s a marketing campaign from [...]

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Virgin Money Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert

Today, Sunday the 1st, will have the end of Festival Fireworks Concert if the weather allows. Did you know it took 7 days to set up, uses four tonnes of explosives and 5 miles of cable? It looks like there’s no official livestream of the 2013 event but watch Twitter for people offering uStream or [...]

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Review of Seann Walsh: The Lie-in King, Fringe 2013

As Seann Walsh moved towards the final few minutes of the gig he shared a review fear with the audience. “I star, racist”, he worried the reviewers would use to describe the show. Let’s unpack how we got to such a state. This was the last show of Seann’s time at the 2013 Fringe. Special [...]

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Review of The Horne Section Live in a Cow, Fringe 2013

For the 2013 Edinburgh Festival season The Horne Section performs in the purple belly of the Udderbelly cow. This is where the name “The Horne Section Live in a Cow” comes from. The Horne Section is led by Alex Horne but the whole band is impressive. We got to see just how good they are [...]

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Review of Knightmare Live, Fringe 2013

Do you remember the TV show Knightmare? In the live version of the show the stage dressing falls down, goblins have to hold up signs in lieu of any hooks on the wall and all of the characters look very familiar. It’s hilarious. I think it helps to have fond memories of the kid’s TV [...]

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