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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‘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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Jennifer Evans was attacked and bitten by a stranger outside her house in Pipe Street, Portobello. Picture Greg Macvean

Portobello Gran bit in face in horror street attack

A GRAN faces months of blood tests after she was bitten during a terrifying random attack.

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Old Parish Church, Bellfield Street, Portobello. Picture: Jane Barlow

Portobello church set to become first urban buy-out

A REDUNDANT church building in Portobello is on course to become Scotland’s first urban community buy-out.

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Appeal launched to save Portobello High School mural

A FORMER art teacher at Portobello High School has appealed for a new home for a 40ft mural which has hung in the school’s main hall for almost 20 years.

A map showing the new Brunstane development. Picture; contributed

Plans reveal 2500 homes to be built in Portobello transformation

ALMOST 2500 homes are being lined up for land around Portobello – ushering in a rush of development that will transform the local community forever.

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Karen Rennie

Former local Labour party treasurer escapes jail

THE former treasurer of Edinburgh Eastern Labour Party has escaped a jail sentence for embezzling £4600 of constituency funds.

Plans for the proposed Barrat housing development at Baileyfield site of the Standard Life development near Portobello

500 new homes planned for Portobello site

PLANS to build 500 homes on the outskirts of Portobello have been lodged with the council.

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Lost Edinburgh: Portobello Bathing Pool

Lost Edinburgh founder David McLean on a 1930s poster advertising Portobello Bathing Pool

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Alan Beattie and Sarah Harrison who got married on Portobello Beach. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh couple married in beach wedding..at Portobello

When most couples dream of a beach wedding, they picture a stretch of pure white sand in the Caribbean.

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Kelly Graham's stolen takings were reimbursed by fellow shopkeepers in Portobello. Picture: Toby Williams

Portobello traders unite to raise cash after beauty salon raided

A BEAUTY salon owner who had a day’s takings stolen from her shop has been left stunned after local business owners rallied round to raise the cash needed to reimburse her.

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Police are appealing for information.

Woman assaulted while leaving car in driveway in Mountcastle

A WOMAN was assaulted and robbed while leaving a car in the Capital.

Kenny MacAskill. Picture; Julie Bull

MacAskill urges a ‘Progressive alliance’ with UK Labour and SNP

A FORMER SNP minister has urged the UK Labour leadership to listen to internal party calls for a “progressive alliance” with the SNP to evict the Conservatives from government.

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Pokemon Go has taken the country by storm.

Woman assaulted in Portobello when playing Pokemon Go

A woman playing Pokemon Go was assaulted in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

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Councillor Alex Lunn joins residents angry about the closure of the Craigentinny branch of RBS. Picture: Greg Macvean

Residents slam decision to close Craigentinny RBS branch

A HIGH street bank – described by local residents as a community lifeline – looks set to close next month.

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Tommy Sheppard

Edinburgh MP Tommy Sheppard wants SNP deputy job

MP Tommy Sheppard has announced he will stand for the role of deputy leader of the SNP.

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There is now an additional weights room, which has benches and a squat rack, in the newly upgraded gym at Portobello Swim Centre

Sync equipment with your phone at revamped Portobello gym

EXERCISE equipment which syncs with fitness fans’ mobile phones is being introduced at another Edinburgh Leisure gym as part of an on-going upgrade of the city’s publicly-owned sports centres.

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The former Portobello Old Parish Church in Bellfield Street. Picture: Jane Barlow

Portobello residents rally in bid to buy Bellfield church

RESIDENTS in Portobello are being asked to back what could become the first urban community buy-out under new Scottish Government legislation.

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