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Portobello man set to run in memory of lost son

A PORTOBELLO resident is set to challenge himself in an endurance running event to raise money for a charity which helped him through the most traumatic period of his life.

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Graffiti on the underpass at Westerhailes. Picture; Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh Council rejects graffiti task force proposal

Edinburgh Council has rejected a motion to set up a graffiti task force.

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Greta Macmillan who paints on an ipad using her eyes and is having her work exhibited as part of the Porty Art Trail this weekend.  She is pictured with Mum Thea and Dad Ian. Picture; Greg Macvean

Disabled Portobello teen exhibits digital art for the first time

A Portobello teenager previously unable to communicate due to cerebral palsy has been able to unleash her creative side thanks to special “eye gaze” technology.

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Amanda Caygill who owns the Espy in Portobello. Picture: Greg Macvean

City firms forced to pay higher bills after software hold-up

HUNDREDS of hotels, cafes and restaurants in the Capital are having to pay thousands of pounds over the odds in business rates because a software hold-up has delayed implementation of a promised reduction in bills.

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Cyclists and pedestrians vie for space on Portobello Promenade. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Calls to restrict cycling on Portobello promenade

RESIDENTS in Portobello have raised safety concerns over the presence of bicycles on the promenade after a child was involved in a hit-and-run incident with a cyclist on one of the busiest beach days of the year.

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Amy with her sons John  (5) and three-year-old David (left). Pic Lisa ferguson

Family baking blog in running for top award

BAKING has always been at the heart of her household - whether it was for fun or business.

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The new tool library will launch at Portobello Library. Picture; Google Maps

City Tool Library expands its reach to Portobello

RESIDENTS can now check out a hammer as well as the latest hardback thanks to a new scheme launching at libraries across the Capital.

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Lorraine Syme, sister of Billy Sibbald.

 Picture: Neil Hanna

Family in plea for information on case of murdered publican

LARGER-than-life character Billy Sibbald was a lovable rogue to those around him.

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Spittal Splash Park in Berwick

‘Splash park’ for Edinburgh?

It would certainly prove a big hit with families across Edinburgh and beyond.

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Police have confirmed the identity of a body found on
Portobello Beach.

Portobello beach body identified as missing man

Police have confirmed that the body of a man found at Portobello beach in Edinburgh on May 29 has been identified as Max Aitken.

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The refurbished Turkish baths. Picture: TSPL

Nostalgia: Healing waters of Portobello Turkish baths

A social occasion for the Capital’s industrial workers, a trip to the Turkish baths in Portobello allowed time to relax, heal and luxuriate.

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The coast guard were called out to Portobello this morning after reports of someone being in the water. Stock image

Coastguard called to Portobello beach ‘false alarm’

SEARCH and rescue teams were scrambled to Portobello beach this morning.

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The body was found on Portobello Beach.

Police working to identify body washed up on Portobello beach

A body has washed up on Portobello beach sparking a police investigation.

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Portobello beach. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor/J P License

Probe launched after body found in airport hotel pool

MYSTERY surrounds the death of a man found floating in the swimming pool of an Edinburgh Airport hotel at the weekend.

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Driver cut free from car in Piershill Terrace crash

A driver had to be cut free from his car after a horrific rush-hour smash this afternoon.

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Roseanna Cunningham with Rev George Whyte of the Church of Scotland
 admire Portobello Old Parish Church. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Community buy-out of old Porty church is hailed as a trailblazer

THE community buy-out of a redundant church in Portobello has been hailed as a trailblazer for other urban groups across Scotland.

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Brian Monteith: Portobello’s soul still lingers but will it survive?

Brian Monteith: Portobello’s soul still lingers but will it survive?

Travelling around Porty the other day brought back all sorts of memories about how much it has changed in my lifetime.

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The community buy out has been given the go ahead. Picture; Jane Barlow

Green light given to community buy-out of Bellfield Street site

RESIDENTS in Portobello are celebrating after the Scottish Government gave the final go-ahead for the community buy-out of the former Old Parish Church and Halls in Bellfield Street.

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Residents Chris Berry, Frank Richardson, Colin Robb and Lyn Williams have been fighting the plans: Picture: Ian Georgeson

Plans for new homes in Brunstane recommended for approval

A MAJOR new housing development on greenbelt land in the east of the city has moved a step closer.

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A campaign group have been awarded money to buy Bellfield Church in Portobello. Picture; Greg Macvean

Portobello church set to become first community sale

BALLOT papers have been landing on doormats in Portobello, asking whether residents back the proposed community buy-out of the former Old Parish church and halls in Bellfield Street.

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