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Vandals smash up 30 vehicles at taxi yard

2 Mar 2015 17:00

VANDALS went on the rampage in a taxi yard, smashing up 30 vehicles and causing more than £40,000 of damage during a daylight attack.

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Near-£100,000 boost for Battle of Prestonpans Heritage Trust’s tribute plan

2 Mar 2015 11:30 • Marie Sharp

THE Battle of Prestonpans Heritage Trust has received a boost of nearly £100,000 towards creating a permanent memorial to the famous battle.

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Council is ‘hellbent’ on building children’s home at Lewisvale Park, resident claims

2 Mar 2015 09:30 • Marie Sharp

MORE than 200 people packed into a second public meeting concerning controversial plans to build a new children’s home on a playground in a residential estate.

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Community choir singing with joy at award nomination

2 Mar 2015 09:00

A COMMUNITY choir which has three generations of families performing in it has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

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Back Road speed bump plan scrapped

2 Mar 2015 07:00 • Cameron Ritchie

PLANS for 36 speed bumps on a Dunbar road have been scrapped after being panned by members of the community.

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Gullane golfers now just one win away from second double in a row

LEAGUE champions Gullane made light work of their semi-final tie in the East Lothian Winter League Cup last Sunday, as they go in search of a second successive double.

1 Mar 2015 10:30

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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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Rev Laurence Twaddle: An everyday miracle?

2 Mar 2015 12:30

Whatever people might think, the churches of our land are not full of people for whom life has gone swimmingly and who therefore find the idea of “praising God, from whom all blessings flow” an easy or a comfortable thing to do.

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Saxon Fields is not the right name for new homes

2 Mar 2015 09:02

Please could East Lothian Council make it a condition of detailed planning permission for the proposed housing development at Gateside East in Haddington (by Persimmon Homes) that not only should the housing be appropriate to the setting, but the name of the development is changed to something locally relevant.

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Memories of Benty Ha’ and the mail shift

2 Mar 2015 09:01

With reference to ‘Down Memory Lane’ in the Courier on February 13, I noted that the photograph of East Linton scouts gave their destination as Barty Ha’ near Longyester. I think this must have been Benty Ha’, where there was a shepherd’s cottage.

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What ever happened to Haddington curfew bells?

2 Mar 2015 09:00

I wonder if others in Haddington are missing hearing the town’s curfew bells?

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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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