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Armed police move slammed by councillors

1 Nov 2014 11:00 • Cameron Ritchie

COUNCILLORS have hit out at Police Scotland over a lack of consultation over a previous decision which saw some officers on routine duties armed.

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New appointment system at Cockenzie GPs’ surgery scrapped after two years

1 Nov 2014 09:00 • Marie Sharp

PATIENTS at an East Lothian doctors’ surgery will be able to pre-book appointments for the first time in two years after an unpopular ‘GP call-back’ system was scrapped.

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Chief executive defends East Lothian Council over handling of Cockenzie Energy Park

31 Oct 2014 11:30 • Marie Sharp

EAST Lothian Council’s chief executive has described a loss of confidence in some quarters concerning the local authority’s handling of the future of the Cockenzie Power Station site as “regrettable”.

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Police Hunt Bogus Gardener

31 Oct 2014 09:30 • Marie Sharp

POLICE are hunting a bogus gardener who persuaded a pensioner and his elderly mother to hand over hundreds of pounds before disappearing.

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Community to help autistic boy enjoy first Hallowe’en trick or treat adventure

31 Oct 2014 09:30 • Marie Sharp

A YOUNG boy with autism will take part in his first trick or treat adventure tonight (Friday) after dozens of people invited him to knock on their doors.

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Emma Brown storms into National Bowling Junior Singles semi-finals

31 Oct 2014 15:30

East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club star Emma Brown is already a major figure in the sport, with 12 full caps to her credit, and the pride of the Garden County was in great form again on Sunday, qualifying through to the last four of the National Ladies Junior Singles.

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Bronx boxers strike gold at Scottish Novice Championships

30 Oct 2014 15:30 • Gavin Harper

TRANENT-based Bronx Boxing Gym has enjoyed a hugely successful Scottish Novice Championships, on the back of one of the gym’s young starlets impressing for Scotland.

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Strong defence and accurate kicking lead Haddington RFC to first win of the season

30 Oct 2014 12:06

HADDINGTON bounced back from defeat to Aberdeenshire to record a morale-boosting first win of the season, as they saw off fellow strugglers Greenock Wanderers at Neilson Park.

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Dunbar RFC get back to winning ways with impressive victory at Linlithgow

30 Oct 2014 12:05

An injury-hit Dunbar side bounced back from three consecutive defeats to beat Linlithgow at the weekend.

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Rev Laurence Twaddle: Special places, special feelings

31 Oct 2014 12:30

I found myself in Harry’s Bar in Venice, recently – the way you do!

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Tim's Tales: Haddington’s lost abbey

30 Oct 2014 15:30

Not far from the Abbey Bridge, just to the east of Haddington, there grows an ancient Sycamore tree.

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Chief Inspector Andrew Clark: Enjoy the festivities safely

30 Oct 2014 12:30

With the Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes season approaching us fast, I thought I would take this opportunity to remind you all to make a particular effort to keep yourself and others safe during this time.

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Electric Bridge upgrading would be well worth it

30 Oct 2014 11:35

I fully support Councillor Dave Berry’s suggestion (First bus labelled ‘belchers’, Courier, October 24) that one of the best ways of reducing traffic congestion in Musselburgh is to provide an upgraded diversionary route using the Electric Bridge which, even it if does require total replacement, would be well worth the investment.

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What's On - Fireworks displays

30 Oct 2014 13:05

THERE are plenty of fireworks displays across the county over the coming days.

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What's On at The Brunton: October 31 to November 6

30 Oct 2014 13:00

KICKING things off at The Brunton in Musselburgh on Friday is Errol White’s Breathe.

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Monday, November 3 - Art exhibition at the Bleachingfield Centre

30 Oct 2014 12:27

THE Bleachingfield Centre in Dunbar, opens a new art exhibition which runs until November 21.

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