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Tribute to pensioner killed in Livingston road collision

The family of a great-grandfather who died after a car crash has said he will be “always loved”.

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The campaign group have been awarded money to buy Bellfield Church in Portobello Pic: Greg Macvean

Community wins cash for buy-out of Porty church

A PIONEERING community bid to take over a redundant church in Portobello was given a major boost today after winning crucial funding.

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Plans and artist impressions of the proposed Barrat housing development at Baileyfield - site of the Standard Life development near Portobello

Half of Portobello residents object to new homes plan

Nearly 300 objections have been lodged in response to plans for almost 500 homes in Portobello.

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Bob Jefferson, pictured with Green candidate Mary Campbell, has started a petition to save the five-a-side football pitches in Portobello. 
Picture Ian Rutherford

Portobello football pitch sale plan under attack

Five-a-side football fans have rallied against the council’s decision to sell an eight-pitch facility in Portobello.

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Filming will take place on 
Portobello Beach. Picture; Ian Georgeson

New BBC thriller being filmed in Portobello

Stars of a gripping new four-part BBC thriller set in the Capital were spotted filming on Portobello beach yesterday.

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Driftwood artist Nicola McFarlane Young. Picture: Greg Macvean

Artist to share Portobello’s treasures with the world

A MUM-of-three who spends her time scouring the sand for driftwood and sea glass is set to swap Portobello for the tropics of Hawaii after being invited to speak at an international conference.

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Police are aiming to crack down on drivers who flout parking rules Pic Greg Macvean

School parking: Police to fine ‘selfish’ parents in Edinburgh who flout rules

PARENTS flouting traffic bans when picking up their children from three Capital schools have been warned they face fines from police.

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Greenbelt land at Brustane earmarked for development. Picture: Scott Louden

Ash Denham: A green belt and braces approach for Brunstane

Since being elected as MSP for East Edinburgh, I have had regular correspondence from constituents making their views heard about the proposed Brunstane development, which will see up to 1300 new homes built on open space in the east of the city. The main concern from the majority of the public is that the development will be built on the green belt.

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A child enjoys the trees.

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.
 Picture; contributed

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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