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Standing in solidarity with London

I have written to the Mayor of London and French Consul General to express Edinburgh’s sympathies.

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Raising the flag for Commonwealth Day

Yesterday I was joined by fellow Councillors and the Edinburgh Reporter as I raised the Commonwealth flag at the City Chambers.

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Remembering and honouring Peter McFadyen

We owe a great debt of gratitude to those men and women who serve in our Armed Forces today and who have done so in the past.

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The tram is where the heart is

This Valentine's Day, I was delighted to celebrate the roll out of 17 defibrillators on trams.

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Lothian Chambers lease a welcome move

I am delighted the Lothian Chambers is set to take on a new lease of life as Scotland’s ‘House of France’ under proposals being considered at the Economy Committee next week.

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Celebrating the Scottish Bard Down Under

Residents are gearing up to a traditional Burns Night to the sound of the bagpipes and taste of haggis and whisky. But along this Princes Street, Frederick Street and Water of Leith,  it’s a balmy 20 degrees!

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New Year's vision

As 2017 takes hold, all of us are reflecting on the highs and lows of the past year and what we hope the next 12 months will bring.

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Have mercy this Christmas

This Christmas we reflect on a year of joy and sadness.

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Edinburgh's condolences

On behalf of all of the people of Edinburgh, our thoughts are with the citizens of Berlin and the rest of Germany.

This tragic event echoes the horrific attack in our twin city Nice this summer. Today, our heartfelt condolences are with all of those affected.

Donald Wilson

RT Hon Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh

Everybody needs good neighbours

I was delighted to host the civic reception in honour of the Good Neighbour Awards this week and present certificates to reward those tenants and residents in Edinburgh who go the extra mile in their local communities.

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