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Why have thousands of starfish washed up in Portobello?

RECENT stormy weather may be to blame for thousands of dead starfish that washed up on the shores of Portobello.

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A child inspects the trees before last year's event.

Council teams remove Portobello’s bonfire Christmas trees

A COMMUNITY beach bonfire on Portobello beach on Saturday evening may be less spectacular than last year after council officials removed dozens of abandoned trees from the sand.

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The Parkrun dominated our letters section

Letters: Parkrunners who urinate in public must be flushed out

I’m really disappointed to read that an absolute minority of runners at Portobello Parkrun have engaged in anti-social behaviour (News, January 4).

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The parkrun is held in Figgate park but some runners who are caught short have been peeing in a nearby alleyway

Portobello Parkrun under threat as athletes urinate in street

RAGING residents are getting peed off with park runners – for relieving themselves in a lane by their homes.

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Picture: Peter Lorimer

Firefighters spend 10 hours tackling Joppa midnight blaze

THIRTY firefighters worked through the night to control a blaze which ripped through three buildings just before midnight.

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Groups of trees and bouldering areas feature in plans for the park

Plans submitted to create community park in Portobello

PLANS to create a new community park on the site of the former Portobello High School have been submitted to planning chiefs.

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Police are appealing for information

Portobello flasher jailed thanks to mobile phone evidence

A SERIAL flasher was caught out after one of his young victims snapped him on her phone.

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Proposals for the 
Barratt development on the old Standard Life site in Baileyfield, Portobello.

New homes get go-ahead in Portobello

CONTROVERSIAL plans for 435 new homes on the edge of Portobello have been given the go-ahead despite concerns about noise, design, density and traffic problems.

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Five-a-side football pitches at the Pitz, Portobello. Picture: Alistair Linford

Ash Denham: Pitz plan is an affront to Portobello residents

Residents of Portobello are furious at the City of Edinburgh Council’s plans to sell the Pitz Westbank Street site, and rightly so. This is one of the most valuable open spaces in Portobello and home to five-a-side football pitches and Tumbles, a gymnastics and soft play centre. Both are widely used and beloved by the community. Beach Wheelchairs Portobello also recently secured a storage unit on the site for their wheelchairs.

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Running man: Niall Darroch to participate in Mens 10K.

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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