A DOZEN pubs have been warned about allowing customers to smoke indoors - more than five years after the smoking ban was introduced.
LORD Provost George Grubb used his casting vote to defeat a call for council leader Jenny Dawe and deputy Steve Cardownie to issue a public apology over The Gathering fiasco.
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Headhunters are to be paid £25,000 to fill a newly-created senior post at the city council.
The count for the Scottish Parliament elections and voting reform referendum last month demonstrated the council "at its best", according to city leader Jenny Dawe.
ELECTION posters are to be banned in the Capital, sparking fears of low voter turnout in next year's local council elections.
THE Liberal Democrats celebrated twin by-election victories in the north of Scotland today.
SCOTTISH voters will be asked to go to the polls on separate dates to elect councillors and MSPs under measures announced today.
Should national and local elections be held on the same day if it encourages more people to vote? Our Political Editor, Ian Swanson, examines the pitfalls of the scheme.
ELECTIONS for Scotland's 32 local authorities will no longer be held at the same time as the Holyrood ballot, the Executive promised yesterday.
AN SNP politician has decided to work as an MSP and a city councillor despite concerns over his ability to carry out both roles.
NEW city leader Jenny Dawe today warned a string of flagship projects face being scrapped in the Capital as she takes over the reins of power.
THE Liberal Democrats have been accused of compromising the city council after ditching a convention designed to ensure party politics don't influence the planning process in the Capital.
THE Nationalist wind of change which swept Alex Salmond into power at Holyrood was last night blowing through council chambers all over Scotland.
FORMER council leader Ewan Aitken today slammed the "unholy alliance" which has taken over at the City Chambers at a lively first meeting of the new council.
CITY council chief executive Tom Aitchison is under fire after Edinburgh's local election count was branded "like a bad version of Big Brother" by senior councillors.
THE city council elections escaped the widespread confusion that plagued the Holyrood vote, detailed statistics released today show.
AN international elections expert is to head the review into the chaos at this month's Scottish Parliament and council polls.
LABOUR is considering mounting a legal challenge in West Lothian after it emerged just one vote separated two candidates in last week's council election.
THE Liberal Democrats and the SNP are to join forces to take over the running of the city council - thanks to the Tories. Conservative councillors have pledged to effectively support a coalition which freezes Labour out of power for the first time in 23 years.