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21 Oct 2014 11:30 • Cameron Ritchie

Furniture school isn’t sheepish about hut plan

THE shepherd’s hut is being given a new lease of life, thanks to an East Lothian furniture design school.

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21 Oct 2014 09:30 • Cameron Ritchie

Knox Academy duo set for African adventures

TWO teenage school pupils are getting ready to swap life in East Lothian for 12 months in Africa.

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21 Oct 2014 09:00 • Cameron Ritchie

Bellany painting given pride of place in Dunbar Library

A WORK of art by world-famous county artist the late John Bellany CBE will have pride of place in Dunbar Library.

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21 Oct 2014 07:00

Timetable changes for two buses

CHANGES to two bus routes in East Lothian will be made early next month.

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20 Oct 2014 11:30 • Cameron Ritchie

Historian looks for witnesses to whale tragedy at Thorntonloch

A KEEN historian from Dunbar is looking to track down people who were at the “scene of a strange tragedy” 64 years ago.

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20 Oct 2014 09:30

Take a peek at high-tech equestrian facility at Sunnyside Farm

THERE is a chance of a ‘Sneaky Peek’ into the development of East Lothian’s newest equestrian centre, state-of-the-art Rockrose Equestrian Sports Centre at Sunnyside Farm, next weekend (October 25-26), 10am-2pm – with an Olympic medallist confirmed to visit early next year.

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20 Oct 2014 09:00 • Cameron Ritchie

Foxlake and the Mercat Grill in the running for Thistle Awards

TWO East Lothian businesses are in the running for national awards after making it through to the regional finals.

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20 Oct 2014 07:00 • Marie Sharp

Prestonpans Post Office gets a refurbishment

PRESTONPANS Post Office will shut for refurbishment as it is turned into a new modern facility with longer opening hours and additional services.

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19 Oct 2014 13:00 • Marie Sharp

Diaspora Tapestry is set for a world tour

THE Scottish Diaspora Tapestry has been given a £30,000 grant to tour the world over the next two years.

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19 Oct 2014 11:00 • Marie Sharp

New council ‘soap operas’ on benefit issues

EAST Lothian Council is launching a new series of mini-soap operas it has recorded to help residents tackle benefits issues.

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19 Oct 2014 09:00 • Cameron Ritchie

New ScotRail franchise urged to back East Linton station

THE winners of the ScotRail franchise have been urged to think about the possibility of re-opening East Linton train station.

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19 Oct 2014 09:00 • Cameron Ritchie

Boxing club is moving to former mill building in Haddington

PLANS to transform a former mill building into a state-of-the-art gym have been given the green light.

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18 Oct 2014 13:00 • Gavin Harper

Police officer who saved girl’s life gets bravery award

A county police officer has been recognised for an act of bravery on Prestonpans beach which saved a teenage girl’s life, at an awards ceremony last week.

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18 Oct 2014 11:00 • Cameron Ritchie

Police Officer of the Year nod for Haddington's Lynn Black

HADDINGTON’S community beat officer has been crowned Police Officer of the Year at a prestigious ceremony.

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18 Oct 2014 09:00

US group to make trip for battle symposium

Members of the Civil War Trust in the United States will be taking part in next week’s fourth bienniel Scottish National Battlefields Symposium.

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17 Oct 2014 13:30 • Marie Sharp

Controversial coastal car parking charges delayed

CONTROVERSIAL plans to introduce charges at the county’s coastal car parks have been delayed as East Lothian Council officials work to find a way to enforce the fees.

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17 Oct 2014 11:30 • Marie Sharp

Holyrood to look at Cockenzie Energy Park petition

A PETITION calling on the Scottish Government to abandon controversial plans for a massive marine energy park at Cockenzie Power Station has been signed by more than 1,000 people in under a week.

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17 Oct 2014 10:30 • Gavin Harper

Adam takes a stand to remember his dad

A Tranent man is set to take a stand in memory of his late father.

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17 Oct 2014 09:50 • Cameron Ritchie

Artist creates pirate themed treehouse alongside celebrity on TV show

A TALENTED artist has worked alongside a TV star to give a school boy a day he will never, ever forget.

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17 Oct 2014 09:00

Offshore windfarms approved, but fears over potential impact on seabirds

TWO offshore windfarms which plan to use East Lothian as their landing sites have been given the go-ahead by the Scottish Government, amid fears for the future of the county’s seabirds.

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