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£300,000 each year: the cost of court closure to the local economy

28 Feb 2015 13:00 • Cameron Ritchie

THE loss of Haddington Sheriff Court could cost the town’s economy more than £300,000 a year, East Lothian Council’s chief executive has said.

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Dog owners have to pay for poo bags

28 Feb 2015 11:00 • Marie Sharp

DOG owners will now have to pay for poo bags from East Lothian Council after it was revealed some people have been using the free bags to dispose of dirty nappies.

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Energy drink responsible retailing practice adopted by enjoyleisure

28 Feb 2015 09:00

A CAMPAIGN promoting healthier lifestyles and cutting down on energy drinks has been backed by enjoyleisure.

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East Lothian Council slams lack of clarity over plans for Cockenzie Energy Park

27 Feb 2015 13:30 • Marie Sharp

TALKS between East Lothian Council and the main stakeholders in the proposed Cockenzie Energy Park appeared to have broken down this week as frustrated council chiefs issued an ultimatum.

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Council leader goes against COSLA to strike deal to secure grants for East Lothian

27 Feb 2015 11:30

East Lothian Council leader Willie Innes went against the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) to sign an individual deal with the Scottish Government to ensure the county received its full share of grants for the coming year.

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Gary Small chosen as Tranent Juniors' new manager

28 Feb 2015 10:30

Tranent Juniors have appointed Gary Small as their new manager, succeeding James Thomson in the Foresters Park hotseat.

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Marshall ready for last World Bowls Tour event of the season

27 Feb 2015 15:30

Recently crowned six-time World Indoor Singles champion Alex ‘Tattie’ Marshall is back in World Bowls Tour action next week as he participates in the Co-operative Funeralcare International Open at Blackpool’s Newton Hall IBC, from March 1 to 6.

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Scenes of celebration at Ross High RFC as promotion is secured

27 Feb 2015 10:40 • Gavin Harper

There were scenes of celebration in the Borders at the weekend, as Ross High RFC secured promotion from East League Division 3.

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Ross High RFC seal promotion

27 Feb 2015 10:32

Ross High secured promotion from East League Division 3 on Saturday, coming from behind to defeat title rivals Gala YM in the Borders.

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Chief Inspector Andrew Clark: New way of policing

27 Feb 2015 12:30

Following a consultation period with staff to discuss changes to shift patterns, I am pleased to announce that from Wednesday a new Operational Policing Model for East Lothian will be introduced.

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John Bellany Centre care is great

27 Feb 2015 11:30

After reading the Courier article and seeing billboards all over Port Seton alleging ‘crisis’ at John Bellany Day Centre, I thought I, as a client, would try to reassure the families of anyone who attends or may do so in future.

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Children should be accepted if Lewisvale Park home is built

27 Feb 2015 11:20

I refer to your article regarding the proposal to build a children’s home at Lewisvale Park in Musselburgh to house six young people in care.

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Far too many houses planned for Musselburgh

27 Feb 2015 11:17

So we’ve all had our chance to comment on the Local Plan Main Issues Report, with its emphasis on development in the west of East Lothian.

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Thursday, February 19 - Haddington History Society meeting

THE next meeting of Haddington History Society will appeal to both members and non-members as it is a talk by Professor Jane Dawson, Professor of Reformation History, Edinburgh University, on John Knox.

16 Feb 2015 09:05

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Thursday, February 19 - Gifford Society meeting

16 Feb 2015 09:04

GIFFORD Society meets at Gifford Village Hall at 7.30pm, where the speaker will be Bob Gatliff on Fracking in Scotland.

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Wednesday, February 18 - University of the Third Age lecture

16 Feb 2015 09:03

BECCY Angus, of the Rosslyn Chapel Trust, is the speaker at East Lothian University of the Third Age’s lecture in Haddington Town House.

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