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Council house rents could increase by up to 6 per cent

21 Nov 2014 11:30 • Cameron Ritchie

PROPOSALS to increase council house rents in the county by up to six per cent are being put before tenants as East Lothian Council tries to bring in more funds for housing stock improvements.

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Brian Thomson safely back from Fidra adventure

21 Nov 2014 09:30 • Marie Sharp

ADVENTURER Brian Thomson has made it safely back onto the mainland after spending six days alone on Fidra Island to raise money for Children in Need.

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Residents’ complaints kill off Musselburgh High Street roadworks

21 Nov 2014 09:00 • Marie Sharp

PEOPLE power brought late-night roadworks in Musselburgh to an early end after residents complained about losing sleep.

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Tributes to teenagers a year after fatal crash

21 Nov 2014 07:00 • Cameron Ritchie

TRIBUTES are to be paid on the anniversary of the death of three teenagers from East Lothian who were tragically killed in a car crash one year ago.

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Haddington Sheriff Court building could go to East Lothian Council

20 Nov 2014 11:30 • Cameron Ritchie

EAST Lothian Council could take ownership of the Haddington Sheriff Court building when it shuts its doors in the New Year.

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War hero’s pride at receiving Russian award for his service in the Arctic Convoys

A NINETY-two-year-old man who sailed in the Arctic Convoys during the Second World War, ensuring aid was delivered to the Soviet Union, has spoken of his pride at being honoured by the Russian Government for his bravery.

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GP in rude health after epic Kilimanjaro climb

Trio’s rare honorary Haddington Pipe Band memberships

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Brave Brian braving errors on Fidra

Kind-hearted Brian Thomson is nearing the conclusion of his latest ambitious fundraising mission, after he ‘shipwrecked’ himself on the Isle of Fidra.

£360k sought to restore roof to historic church tower

North Berwick Raft Race founder dies aged 94

Next few weeks hold key for theSPACE's future

North Berwick rugby ace completes Euro cycle

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Bowlers win to boost top division survival bid

21 Nov 2014 15:30

East Lothian Indoor Bowling Club’s gents’ side enhanced their prospects of holding on to their Scottish Premier League status with a fantastic away victory over Ardrossan, beating the Ayrshire side by 18 shots (87-69) in a tasty encounter on Saturday.

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Musselburgh RFC turn the tables on higher-division Peebles in some style

21 Nov 2014 13:09

What on paper looked like a very difficult cup tie for Musselburgh on Saturday, against a strong Peebles team from the division above them, was made to look ridiculously easy by a magnificent performance by the home in the late autumn sunshine at Stoneyhill.

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Preston Lodge RFC give big boys an almighty scare in BT Cup

21 Nov 2014 13:08

The final score from Saturday’s clash in the second round of the BT Cup shows a win in favour of the side two divisions higher in the leagues.

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Dunbar RFC set up all-East Lothian Edinburgh Shield final against North Berwick

21 Nov 2014 13:07

Dunbar eventually managed to kick off their first outing in the Edinburgh Shield competition, after two matches being conceded, setting up an all-East Lothian final against near-neighbours North Berwick.

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Police who came to our aid did a superb job

I would like to thank the two police officers who attended to my roadside assistance after my car broke down in Belhaven late Thursday afternoon (November 6).

21 Nov 2014 14:18

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Tim's Tales - Wallace's Cave

20 Nov 2014 15:30

I will always remember the moment I discovered Blind Harry. It was more than 30 years ago but seems like yesterday.

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Rev Laurence Twaddle: Religious, spiritual... both?

18 Nov 2014 12:30

SOME say – and you might feel a bit this way yourself – that while most people are spiritual, many prefer not to be religious. . . or so the legend has it!

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Chief Inspector Andrew Clark: Don’t risk it with new drink-drive limit

17 Nov 2014 12:30

With the festive period approaching, I would like to remind all drivers that as of midnight on Friday, December 5, new legislation will come into force reducing the drink-drive limit in Scotland.

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Project managers need proper goals

When a project manager fails to set definite objectives it becomes almost impossible to steer a plan to anywhere near fruition, far less actual success.

17 Nov 2014 15:48

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Thursday, November 20 - Main Issues Report consultation in Prestonpans

17 Nov 2014 09:06

MEMBERS of the public will get the chance to have their say on East Lothian Council’s Main Issues Report (MIR).

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Thursday, November 20 - Haddington History Society meeting

17 Nov 2014 09:05

At Haddington’s History Society’s meeting at 7.30pm in the Town House, Haddington, Dr Andrew Coulson, chairman of Musselburgh Conservation Society, will give a talk on the Battle of Pinkie Cleugh.

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