A BIZARRE series of events over the creation of a social networking website for East Lothian's SNP Group led its leader to admit he "mistakenly" approved the project's £3,000 price tag without the authorisation of his party colleagues.
THE new political rulers of East Lothian Council have declared improving the local economy and the council's finances their first priority.
THE planned revival of the suspended modernised Right to Buy (RTB) scheme - a key housing policy of the Thatcher era - by the new Labour/Conservative administration of East Lothian Council has been branded a "betrayal" by Nationalist councillors.
CAMERAS were rolling as councillors debated whether or not to grant East Lothian Council staff an additional day's leave to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
EAST Lothian's new provost has stepped down from his position as leader of the Conservative Group as he wants the role to be "apolitical".
AN UNLIKELY alliance between Labour and Conservative councillors to form a ruling coalition on East Lothian Council is about to be finalised - and steps are being taken to reverse decisions made by the previous SNP/Lib Dem administration.
There were tears, cheers and no little animosity as candidates and supporters eagerly gathered in Haddington's Corn Exchange last Friday morning to learn the outcome of the East Lothian Council 2012 election.
THE list of candidates who will stand in May's East Lothian Council elections has been confirmed by the local authority.
Labour politicians have branded a decision by East Lothian Council not to take up an offer of funding to help provide support to cancer patients as "disgraceful".
His time as Scottish Labour leader will forever be remembered for a thumping SNP election victory, but East Lothian MSP Iain Gray says he is determined that his loss of the party's top job North of the Border will be the county's gain.
THE global economic crisis now threatening Europe is clearly bad news, but for one man it has offered a golden opportunity.
HIS tenure as Scottish Labour leader saw his party humbled at the polls yet Iain Gray hopes he can still achieve enough in East Lothian to not be remembered solely for Election 2011.
HE'D spent the previous 40 hours travelling the length and breadth of Scotland in a last-ditch attempt to persuade the people to throw their lot in with Labour at last Thursday's Scottish Parliament elections.