Rachel Murray: A penny for your thoughts on parkrun

I’d like to respond to the bad press parkrun in Edinburgh has had over the last few months. For those not familiar with it, parkrun offers free timed 5k runs across the world.

Lanna Leslie has said she was very lucky to avoid a crash

Motorist’s terror as brick flies into windscreen at 40mph

A TRAUMATISED motorist has told how she “cheated death” after a brick flew off the back off a haulage truck and smashed through her windscreen as she drove along a busy city road.

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Tam Noon moved his neighbours car, took it apart and advertised the partts on Ebay.

Portobello mechanic ‘stole neighbour’s car’ and sold parts on eBay

A DODGY mechanic stole a widow’s car, broke it into pieces and tried to sell them on Ebay.


Residents told not to salvage timber after ship loses cargo

Members of the public are being urged not to salvage timber that has washed up along the coastline of East Lothian and south eastern Scotland after a cargo ship lost a significant amount of its load.

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project: Apprentice site manager Greg Wilkinson gives eight-year-old pupils Leandro Forno and Ria Kaur an insight into his work

St John’s Primary pupils are building fun times

IT COULD be described as building for the future, but for 150 Edinburgh school pupils it was all about the fun.

Eddie McVitie is caretaker at St Margaret's House. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Edinburgh Palette set for temporary shipping container base

UNDER-threat city arts hub Edinburgh Palette is set to build a temporary base made from upcycled shipping containers on the site of a former building yard in Portobello, it has emerged.

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In pictures: 11 things you’ll only know about Portobello if you’ve lived there

Once a Porty person, always a Porty person.

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Archeologist Scott McCreadie, Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Industrial history unearthed at Portobello archaeological dig

An excavation open day will reveal remnants of Portobello’s industrial past after archaeologists dug up 19th and 20th century artefacts.

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The Royal George Bingo building on Bath Street, Portobello, Picture: Greg Macvean

Plans to knock down former Portobello cinema rejected by council

Plans for the redevelopment and partial demolition of the former George Cinema in Portobello have been unanimously rejected by the council’s planning committee.


The best Edinburgh areas to stay in

From a bustling city centre to a quiet seaside haven, there’s a different area of Edinburgh for everyone.

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Cops seek help from pupils over explosion of Portobello graffiti

COMMUNITY police are set to seek help from high school pupils over an explosion of “horrible” graffiti on the Capital’s historic seafront.

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Artist impression of Pipe Lane development planned for Portobello. Picture: Contributed

Luxury flats proposal mooted for Portobello seafront

Proposals for a six-storey luxury flat block on Portobello Promenade have been put to the public before final plans are presented to the city council.

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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).

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.

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.

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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