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.

Edinburgh East MP Tommy Sheppard. Picture: John Devlin

SNP MP attacked by Catholic Church over faith schools

The Catholic Church has condemned a leading SNP figure for being “chillingly intolerant” after he voiced his opposition to faith schools.

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Demolition gets under way. Pic: JON SAVAGE

Portobello High School tower block demolition begins

DEMOLITION on the final section of the old Portobello High School has got under way in preparation for the arrival of a new park and primary school.

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Work to demolish the old Portobello High School will get under way this week. Picture: greg Macvean

Demolition work to begin on old Portobello High School

Demolition work will get under way tomorrow (Tuesday) at the former Portobello High School site to make way for a new park and primary school.

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Police have charged four drivers after checks at The Jewel. Picture: John Devlin

Motorists charged amid crackdown on road crime in Edinburgh

Four individuals have been charged as part of a police drive to reduce road crime in Edinburgh.

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The former Ramsay Tecnical College building on Inchview Terrace. Picture: Bill Henry/TSPL

When the army took over Charles’ Portobello chocolate factory

WHEN successful Galashiels cloth merchant Charles Schulze decided to open Scotland’s first continental chocolate factory in Portobello, it should have been a triumph. But within just a few short years the venture would quickly melt into a tragic case of wrong time, wrong place.

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Kenneth McRae. Picture: police handout

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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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.
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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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