Hard-earned, and pretty tasty, fish supper

Porto Cafe’s Haddock Supper complete with retro crockery and table cloth

By Emily Glass

Despite being a bit tired and worse for wear now that it’s ‘glory days’ as a pleasure beach have come and gone, Portobello is home to a very tasty fish supper. But I guess one wouldn’t expect any less that close to the sea. And this is coming from someone who claims that nowhere can beat Whitby’s fish and chips experience.

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Iron Age gold hoard to finally be on display at The National Museum of Scotland

By Emily Glass

[Originally posted on http://edinburghnapiernews.com/2011/03/21/iron-age-gold-hoard-to-finally-be-on-display-at-the-national-museum-of-scotland/ on 21st March 2011]

National Museums Scotland have finally secured a set of four Iron Age gold neck ornaments after raising funds for two years.

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Online game relaunch creates new jobs in Edinburgh

By Emily Glass

[Originally posted on http://edinburghnapiernews.com/2011/03/21/online-game-relaunch-creates-new-jobs-in-edinburgh/ on 21st March 2011]

Internet gaming remains popular

A US Gaming company have revived Dundee-based developer Real Time World (RTW) by buying shares in the business and plans to open a new studio in Edinburgh.

Set up in 2002 by Dave Jones, who was part of the firm responsible for creating Grand Theft Auto,  RTW went into administration last August with around 250 jobs being lost.

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Further Japan Disaster Update

By Emily Glass

[Originally posted on http://edinburghnapiernews.com/2011/03/14/further-updates-on-the-japan-disaster/ on 14th March 2011]

Weather map of the Japanese tsunami

Following this morning’s fears that a nuclear meltdown is imminent after temperatures continued to rise in Fukushima’s second reactor, a government spokesman has released a statement saying another major explosion is unlikely. With the cooling water having evaporated, sea water is being reinjected into the plant to regain safer temperature levels.

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Japan Nuclear Disaster update

By Emily Glass

[Originally posted on http://edinburghnapiernews.com/2011/03/14/japan-update/ on 14th March 2011]

A second blast at Fukushima Daichii’s nuclear power plant has rocked Japan just three days after the first reactor exploded.

This latest explosion is said to be caused by a hydrogen build-up in reactor 3 and has left 11 people injured, one seriously.

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The Curse of the Courier

By Emily Glass

[Originally posted on http://edinburghnapiernews.com/2010/11/03/17595/ on 3rd November 2010]

Red letter box

Will you be sending your letter to father Christmas this year via email or facebook this year? The ever increasing popularity of social networking sites means that internet communication has overtaken other more traditional forms, resulting in yet more financial trouble for the Royal Mail.

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Is Staying in the New Going Out?

by Emily Glass

[Originally posted on http://edinburghnapiernews.com/2010/11/10/is-staying-in-the-new-going-out/ 10th November 2010]

Recent figures from J Sainsbury Plc show that the British are choosing nights in rather than  going out  in town to have a good night.

Whilst the country is still feeling the effects of the economic downturn British people are combating these tough times by curbing spending that seems unnecessary – such as eating out.  Continue reading “Is Staying in the New Going Out?”