Local news: Rock gospel choir reaches out in song

A ROCK gospel choir is holding a charity concert to raise funds for the Bethany Christian Trust.

Edinburgh's Revelation Rock-Gospel Choir, a society of Edinburgh University, will be performing on Friday at 7.30pm in Teviot Row House.

Jess Orr, president of the choir, said: "This event is going to be a fantastic opportunity.

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"Our choir is reaching out to the community and building meaningful, mutually beneficial, relationships."

University hosting food extravaganza

FOOD lovers are invited to take part in a Scottish culinary extravaganza at Queen Margaret University this Saturday.

Sarah Whigham, events manager at QMU, said: "This is a great opportunity for friends, family and colleagues to come together to enjoy what will be a unique local experience. Tickets are extremely competitively priced to encourage as many people as possible to participate."

Modern Lovers ready to party

EDINBURGH club Modern Lovers' Christmas party will feature a festive mix of soul, rock 'n' roll, funk and reggae from DJ Craig Jamieson.

The event will take place at The Store on Guthrie Street on December 17.

For more information, visit www.modernlovers.co.uk

Cold halts cycling event

ORGANISERS of a bike ride celebrating the sights of Leith have cancelled the event due to expected bad weather.

The We Love Leith Bike Ride was due to take place on Saturday.

But organisers Greener Leith cancelled the event, saying that cycle paths were not gritted by the city council.

Pupils to get a lesson in winter road safety

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AN optician is using Road Safety Week to urge drivers and pedestrians to take care on the roads.

Michael O'Kane, director at Specsavers in Morningside, will visit South Morningside Primary with a police constable tomorrow to donate high visibility reflective equipment to the P3 classes and highlight the ways in which they can stay safe on the roads throughout the dark winter months. Mr O'Kane said: 'The safety of the school children in the Morningside area is paramount."

City pipped for urban award

TOBERMORY Harbour has pipped St Andrew Square in Edinburgh to be crowned the best place in Britain and Ireland at the prestigious Urbanism Awards. The Scottish port beat off stiff competition recently to win the title of Great Place of the Year.