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28 Mar 2015 13:00 • Marie Sharp

Swiss Army flour mill sees Mungoswells on the march!

WHEN farmer Angus McDowall was looking for an efficient way to crush his malted grains for his micro brewer customers, he took the advice of a friend... and bought a genuine Swiss Army mobile flour mill.

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28 Mar 2015 11:00 • Marie Sharp

69 bed blockers from East Lothian, figures show

The number of East Lothian patients remaining in hospital despite being declared fit to leave – known as delayed discharges or bed-blockers – was 69 this month.

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28 Mar 2015 09:00

Council set to switch off for Earth Hour

RESIDENTS are being urged to show support for WWF’s Earth Hour today (Saturday).

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27 Mar 2015 15:47

Man charged with carrying offensive weapon in Musselburgh

A MAN has appeared in court charged with carrying an offensive weapon following an alleged incident in Musselburgh on Thursday afternoon.

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27 Mar 2015 12:30 • Cameron Ritchie

UK glory for talented Dunbar Grammar School five

FIVE bright-spark girls from Dunbar Grammar School are celebrating after picking up a national award.

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27 Mar 2015 11:30 • Cameron Ritchie

Banding together for inspirational Rebecca Dalgleish and CHAS

MORE than 1,000 charity wristbands created by Rebecca Dalgleish are now available throughout much of East Lothian.

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27 Mar 2015 10:30 • Gavin Harper

Delight as NB Gin is named the world’s best

NB Gin founders were “absolutely delighted” after being named the world’s best.

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27 Mar 2015 09:30 • Marie Sharp

Musselburgh ward merger planned as part of proposals to scrap two councillors

PLANS to create a single Musselburgh local government electoral ward and reduce the number of councillors in East Lothian from 23 to 21 have been put forward by the Local Government Boundary Commission, despite objections from the the local authority, the Courier can reveal.

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27 Mar 2015 09:00 • Cameron Ritchie

New nursing home in Haddington could bring 80 jobs

EIGHTY jobs could be created under plans for a 60-bed nursing home and extra care flats on the outskirts of Haddington.

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27 Mar 2015 07:00 • Cameron Ritchie

Delay possible for Dunbar and East Linton local rail service

EAST Lothian MSP Iain Gray has written to Scotland’s Transport Minister demanding that he deliver a local rail service to Dunbar and East Linton as promised in the new ScotRail franchise.

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26 Mar 2015 16:06

Two men detained in connection with break-in spree across East Lothian

TWO men have been arrested after a break-in spree in East Lothian ended with a stolen vehicle crashing into a field.

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26 Mar 2015 13:30 • Cameron Ritchie

East Lothian's first McDonald's, in Dunbar, given the go-ahead

MCDONALD’S could open its first restaurant in East Lothian by the end of the year after plans were approved.

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26 Mar 2015 11:30 • Marie Sharp

Staff in the firing line at John Bellany Day Centre

THE management committee of a crisis-hit day centre pointed the finger of blame at staff in an “extraordinary” statement as they resigned en masse from their positions.

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26 Mar 2015 09:25 • Marie Sharp

Outrage at councillor's ‘bigot’ comment over Orange Order parade

AN EAST Lothian councillor referred to members of an Orange Order parade as “bigots” in an email which he mistakenly circulated to fellow councillors, officials and public bodies.

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25 Mar 2015 11:30 • Cameron Ritchie

BAFTA joy for county games guru

A COMPUTER game development company based in East Linton has marked its 10th birthday by lifting a video games BAFTA.

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25 Mar 2015 09:30 • Marie Sharp

Old Craighall housing refusal to be overturned

THE Scottish Government plans to allow developers to build 52 houses at Old Craighall, despite East Lothian Council rejecting the proposals because they were against planning policy.

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25 Mar 2015 09:00 • Marie Sharp

Healthy rise in patient numbers in Prestonpans, but GPs coping at centre

PRESTONPANS Health Centre is busier then ever but is coping with the demand for its services, practice manager Elaine Horne has told community councillors.

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25 Mar 2015 07:00 • Cameron Ritchie

Dog poo bag charge is criticised

A DECISION to charge for dog poo bags has been described as “a backwards step” by an East Linton community councillor.

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24 Mar 2015 16:20

Man attacked twice in the space of minutes in Tranent town centre

A MAN was taken to hospital with head injuries after being attacked twice in a matter of minutes as violence broke out on the streets of Tranent on Sunday evening.

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24 Mar 2015 12:30 • Cameron Ritchie

£20,000 windfall for St Anne's Church to benefit community groups

AMBITIOUS plans for a Dunbar church have received a funding boost of more than £20,000.

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