Local Round-up: Green flag award hopes for school

PUPILS at Greenbank Pre-school are hoping to earn a Green Flag award.

Youngsters at the school have been learning about the environment, and last year, with the help of Scottish Natural Heritage, planted more than 500 crocus bulbs at the entrance to Braidburn valley park. They were delighted to see the bulbs flower earlier this year, and their Eco-Committee, made up of children, parents, staff and members of the community, are now hoping they can achieve a green flag award.

Keep on top of monkey biz

ANIMAL lovers can get up-to-date information on Edinburgh Zoo's monkeys and chimpanzees by attending an event this week.

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The "chimpanzees and living links update" will take place at the zoo's education centre tomorrow, from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Call 0131 314 0334 to book.

5K run taking late entrants

The JogScotland 5K race in Inverleith Park this evening will be offering registration for late entrants.

The event, which takes in the Royal Botanic Garden, is taking place in the Capital for the ninth time. Two separate runs will be held, starting at 6pm and 7.30pm. Registration begins at 4pm.

Charity fashion show at Matalan

There will be a charity fashion show at Matalan in Slateford Road on July 3.

The event, which begins at 7.30pm, will raise funds for SiMBA, the Simpsons Memory Box Appeal, which raises money to provide memory boxes for those who lose their babies during pregnancy. Tickets are 5.

Benefits advice for Capital's ME sufferers

PEOPLE suffering from ME in Edinburgh have been given advice on how to deal with benefit changes.

There is concern among sufferers of the debilitating illness that some crucial cash might be cut.

As a result, charity Edinburgh ME Self-Help organised an open meeting where experts informed residents of proposed tweaks.

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They were also given advice on how to cope with alterations.

Crowds enjoy thrilling rescue at RNLI fun day

RECORD crowds enjoyed the chance to watch a thrilling rescue at the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat Station's Open and Family Fun Day on Sunday.

The exercise involved the RNLI Queensferry Lifeboat and the Navy 177 Search and Rescue helicopter from HMS Gannet.

The event also included a Strongman display, Army cadets Pipe Band, The Caledonian Kickers line dancers, a rescue demonstration with Newfoundland Dogs and the Scottish Coastal Rowing Queensferry Regatta.