Christmas trees appear on Portobello beach

A BIZARRE grove of Christmas trees has again popped up on Portobello beach.

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Picture; Jon Savage

Personalised coffins offered to reflect lives of loved ones

A firm of undertakers is causing a stir with its unique approach to giving death a personal touch.

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A kingfisher at Figgate Park. Picture: Anthony Robson

Optimism as Edinburgh park reports more animal sightings

WITH a little help from the television hit Planet Earth II, the natural world is well and truly back on the agenda.

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The new Portobello High School. Picture; Neil Hanna

New Portobello High Schools opens

The new Portobello High School was officially opened by the Lord Provost of Edinburgh Donald Wilson today

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A Scottish woman whose mother was killed by a driver who had previously killed a cyclist has called for tougher punishments.
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Campaigners call for action against the chronic leniency of Scottish courts in dealing with killer drivers

THEir relationship as mum and daughter went further than most – they were best friends too.

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Molly will also get a professional website to showcase her, work and promotional support for exposure to the media. Picture; Andrew O'Brien

Portobello teen wins top music award in London

SHE’s spent most of her teenage years in Portobello, writing songs by her bedroom window, dreaming that one day it would become her profession.

Tracy Rendall and her family at the City Chambers

Edinburgh mum wins citizenship award for charity work

A MUM-of-four who was honoured with a top civic award for her charity work in the Capital has issued a heartfelt thank you to everyone who helped make it possible.

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John Swinney hopes the new initiative will improve education levels. Picture: Contributed.

Learning initiative first trialled at Towerbank Primary set to be rolled out nationwide

ALMOST 130,000 free packs of books and games are being sent to all children in primaries two and three as part of moves to boost their literacy and numeracy skills.

The store is opening on Thursday.

Aldi set to open new store in Portobello this week

Olympic gold and silver medallist cyclist Callum Skinner is set to open the doors of a new Aldi store in Portobello on Thursday, the retailer has announced.

The Craigentinny Marbles monument was built in the 1800s on empty land but is now surrounded by a housing estate. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

Craigentinny’s peculiar ‘Roman’ tomb

PERCHED amongst the low-rise properties of Craigentinny stands the oddest thing... A 30ft high mausoleum.

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92 year old Pensioner David Turner has had his bike returned after it was stolen. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

Bike stolen from 92-year-old Portobello man found

A 92-YEAR-OLD man who had his beloved bike stolen from outside the library said he was “over the moon” to be reunited with his wheels.

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David Turner usually cycles 20 miles a day.  Picture: Lisa Ferguson

92-year-old has bike stolen outside Porty library

A 92-YEAR-OLD community activist had his bike stolen as he popped into the library for a few minutes.

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New search for Edinburgh College student Antoine Maury

A FRESH search was taking place this morning for missing student Antoine Maury.

A fFirst look at the new Portobello High School, Rory Martin, Lewis Hamilton, Beth Ballantine and Lucie Currie Library. Picture: Ian Georgeson

New Portobello High finally opens to students

Eight years, over 2,800 days and almost 70,000 hours; whatever way you look at it, the new Portobello High School has been a long time coming.

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The Cinema Theatre on Portobello High Street closed shortly after the end of WWI.

Historic Portobello picture house to show first film in a century

A HISTORIC cinema on Portobello High Street is set to host a film premier - its first screening in over 100 years

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Save Bellfield campaigners outside Portobello Parish Church. Picture; Greg Macvean

Community buy-out of Porty church is given the go-ahead in landmark decision

A COMMUNITY bid to take over former church premises in Portobello has been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government.

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Royal George Bingo Hall on Bath Street, Portobello which is threatened with demolition. Picture; Greg Macvean

Campaign to save Portobello cinema boosted by demolition block

A CAMPAIGN to save a former Art Deco cinema has been bolstered after plans to bulldoze it were knocked back.

Zak and Sandra Abdulai from the charity Chance for Africa

Portobello High School gives old desks to Ghana schools

Pupils at Portobello High School may not face a long trip to their classrooms when the long-awaited new premises opens for the first time next week.

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Picture: Jon Savage

‘Beer club’ set to launch in Portobello

Book clubs have become a global phenomenon in the last 30 years, springing up everywhere from prisons to offices.

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Portobello High School counting down to the move into their new building.

Pictures: A look inside the new Portobello High

Stair crushes, punishing walks up eight flights of stairs to get to the geography department and being denied access to the lifts without a good reason.

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