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22 Aug 2014 07:00

Royal visit to formally open John Gray Centre

HADDINGTON’S John Gray Centre will officially be opened by a royal visit next month – more than two years after it first opened its doors.

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21 Aug 2014 11:30 • Marie Sharp

Cockenzie Energy Park fight could be taken to Europe

THE fight to stop an energy park being built at Cockenzie could be taken to the European Union by the people living in the affected communities.

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21 Aug 2014 11:29

Maria Lyle, 14, wins gold at European Championships

DUNBAR teenager Maria Lyle has won gold at the IPC Athletics European Championships, at the age of just 14.

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21 Aug 2014 09:30

Caravans take over Knox Academy playing fields

A GROUP of travellers have set up camp on the playing fields behind Haddington’s Knox Academy – just days after an eviction order was served on nine caravans on the outskirts of the town.

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21 Aug 2014 07:00

19 headstones vandalised at Prestonpans church

NINETEEN headstones have been vandalised at Prestongrange Parish Church in Prestonpans.

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20 Aug 2014 11:30 • Gavin Harper

Inspirational ex-soldier who lost both legs to tackle brutal obstacle course

A REMARKABLE Tranent man is preparing to complete a gruelling endurance course, just four years after suffering life-threatening injuries on patrol in Afghanistan.

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20 Aug 2014 09:30 • Gavin Harper

Is sculpture a hazard for wheelchair users?

Concerns have been raised that a sculpture which stands outside the Scottish Seabird Centre is impeding pedestrians.

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19 Aug 2014 12:20

Cats found abandoned in Wallyford play park

TWO cats have been found abandoned in a bush at a county play park.

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19 Aug 2014 11:30 • Cameron Ritchie

A great Tyne for all at Trad festival

THE headliners for this year’s Trad on the Tyne festival have been announced. The festival takes place in Haddington from August 29 to 31 and earlier this week published its final programme.

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19 Aug 2014 09:30 • Marie Sharp

Remembering Musselburgh’s Fallen in new book

A MEMORIAL book containing the names of 599 men and a woman from Musselburgh and its district who died during the First World War is about to be published.

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19 Aug 2014 09:00 • Cameron Ritchie

Train giant’s going loco for Dunbar’s own cider

TWO drinks made by an award-winning East Lothian cider brewer are now stocked on Virgin Trains.

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18 Aug 2014 11:30 • Cameron Ritchie

50 years after first visit, Tim leads pilgrimage to where the first action of the First World War took place

A FORMER soldier will lead a trip to Belgium to the spot where the first action of the First World War took place – after also being part of commemorative events there 50 years ago.

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18 Aug 2014 09:30 • Cameron Ritchie

Haddington hopes for floral glory in competition debut

GREEN-fingered volunteers are hoping their hard work has caught the eye of Beautiful Scotland judges.

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18 Aug 2014 09:00

Rowing club gets grant to build a second skiff

East Lothian’s newest community rowing club has just received a massive boost to build a second boat and get more people on the water.

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18 Aug 2014 07:00

Drew’s monster catch feeds orphanage

A HOLIDAYMAKER who landed a 350lb fish has donated his monster catch to an orphanage.

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17 Aug 2014 13:00 • Cameron Ritchie

Water state to find your car in!

A HAPLESS fisherman was rescued at sea – only to come back to dry land and find his car had been submerged after parking at Dunbar Harbour!

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17 Aug 2014 11:00 • Cameron Ritchie

New exhibition at Musselburgh Museum honours First World War heroes

HELMETS, medals, posters and photographs are all part of a new exhibition now open at Musselburgh Museum which pays tribute to those who fought in the First World War.

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17 Aug 2014 11:00 • Marie Sharp

Eye-witnesses recall downing of WW2 plane

The widow and daughter of two police officers involved in one of East Lothian’s most famous war moments have visited an exhibition dedicated to it.

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16 Aug 2014 13:00

Plans for housing for elderly people at former North Berwick factory

A FORMER factory could be turned into a new housing and business development under ambitious new plans.

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16 Aug 2014 11:00 • Cameron Ritchie

Tortoise’s great escape? Or was it theft?

A TREASURED tortoise missing from a house in Pencaitland may have conducted its very own great escape, police say.

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