Around town: Artists show off their new installations

A TRIO of artists shortlisted for a prestigious award are to showcase their designs at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop's 2010 festival.

Kate V Robertson's installation, named Magazine 10: To Be continued ... is one of the nominees for the 2010 Production Award and will see her work - a fountain-like sculpture using ink, paper, cement and bricks - displayed from August 28 to September 5.

The Sculpture Workshop, in Newhaven, is open from noon to 5pm.

College minds its business

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BUDDING businessmen and women are being encouraged by Telford College to enrol on its business course which starts on Monday.

There are still places available on the HNC Business course, which is designed to equip students with a strong understanding of the business world.

Singers come out of the blue

A UNIVERSITY a capella group is singing at a special fundraising event at Oaklands School in the Capital.

The group, called Out of the Blue, will be performing at the charity event this evening.

The Festival veterans will also be performing for children at their assembly next Tuesday morning.

Air route is Hungary for passengers

BUDGET airline has announced a new summer route between Edinburgh and Budapest.

The new service will begin operating three times a week from April, and there will also be additional flights to Majorca.

Kevin Brown, managing director of Edinburgh Airport, said: "Budapest has been a target for us for a long time and I'm delighted that has created this route."

MSP's fears over Forth crossing

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Edinburgh West MSP Margaret Smith has said she is still concerned about the impact of a new Forth crossing.

Ms Smith said: "I will continue to fight for people to have the right to ask their local authority for an independent view on whether disturbance is acceptable."

Drive to ditch cars and saddle up in Portobello

Residents of Portobello are being urged to ditch their cars for the PEDAL - Portobello Transition Town 4th Annual Car Free Day.

The event, which takes place between 1.30pm and 4pm on Sunday, September 19, will include a bike parade, a street party and various stalls promoting PEDAL's drive to combat climate change.

On September 17, there will be a "Dress up your Bike" workshop at Towerbank Primary and a Storybike journey leaving Bath Street in Leith at 4pm.

Health board cleans up its act

THE number of cleaners employed by NHS Lothian has risen in the past year, figures have shown.

The health board now has 1381 on its books, nearly 100 more than in the last two years. It indicates the growing priority of fighting superbugs and other infections.

PHILL Jupitus met fans at Waterstone's on Princes Street recently, when he appeared to sign copies of his latest book Good Morning Nantwich.

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