East Lothian

East Lothian

Man spared jail after dog dies in fire

A DRUNK man who killed his girlfriend’s dog after setting fire to his own home has escaped a jail sentence.

Crime
Police have charged one man folloiwng the blaze. Picture; John Devlin

Man charged following blaze in Haddington flats

A man has been charged with fireraising after damage was caused to flats in Haddington at the weekend.

Edinburgh
Police are investigating reports that a child was assaulted in broad daylight

Probe launched into reports of woman assaulting child

A woman assaulted a child in an East Lothian town, according to reports being investigated by police.

Crime
The Cooperative on Main Street was robbed at around 10:15pm. Picture; Google Maps

Police appeal after airgun shooting in East Lothian robbery

Police in East Lothian are appealing for information after an attempted armed robbery in Ormiston on Sunday February 19.

Edinburgh
The sign was put up on the gates to Muirfield, which has faced a ferocious attack since voting to continue banning women members. Picture: contributed

Pranksters pin ‘Welcome to Jurassic Park’ banner on Muirfield gates

PRANKSTERS have taken a swing at Muirfield’s men-only policy – by pinning a “Welcome to Jurassic Park” banner on the famous golf club’s gates.

Golf
Stewart Menzies punched his girlfriend to the ground last May. Picture; Alexander Lawrie.

Retired firefighter attacked his girlfriend in row over smoking

A RETIRED firefighter smashed his girlfriend’s face to a pulp – after he got annoyed about her smoking.

Crime
ERI Edinburgh Royal Infirmary. Picture; Greg Macvean

Nurse who hurt wrist falling at ERI sues health chiefs for £350,000

An emergency nurse who was hurt after falling at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary is suing NHS Lothian for £350,000 in compensation.

Health 11
A significant amount of drugs were recovered. Picture; stock image

Chef’s uniform stolen during Italian restaurant break in

Police in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses after a break-in to an Italian restaurant on Tranent High Street on Thursday January 26.

Edinburgh 5
4J Studios is headed by East Linton-based chief executive Paddy Burns, centre. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Minecraft maker 4J Studios has high hopes for Switch game

The Scottish firm behind the hit game Minecraft is hoping for another high score with a new instalment for Nintendo’s forthcoming Switch device.

Business 3
Fraser Smith killed his girlfriend's dog in the blaze. Picture; contributed

Man kills girlfriend’s dog in drunken flat fire

A DRUNK man set fire to his own house – killing his girlfriend’s dog – because he wanted to know if brake-cleaning fluid was flammable.

Crime
Martin Roper was caught at his dad's home.

Pervert fled home after grooming and raping girl aged 12

A PAEDOPHILE who groomed and raped a 12-year-old girl – then abandoned her fearing she was pregnant – is behind bars today.

Crime
"Robot" graffiti has appeared all over Musselburgh"

Why is robot street art appearing in Musselburgh?

They’ve been popping up all over Musselburgh – outside shops, down by the harbour and on the side of lampposts.

News 3
Police have arrested three in total. Picture; John Devlin

Police arrest 16-year-old charged with Dunbar assault and break in

Police in East Lothian have arrested and charged a 16-year-old male after several houses were entered with intent to steal in Dunbar and a pedal cycle was stolen on Monday January 2.

Edinburgh 1
Scottish Wildlife Trust volunteer Colin Wilson, from Haddington

Colin takes walks on the wild side

A Haddington resident has been praised for his commitment to nature conservation in Scotland.

News
Nour Taleb, a refugee from near Aleppo, with some of his Syrian pastries which are going down a storm in Haddington. Picture: Julie Bull

Syrian baker who fled war now serving pastries in East Lothian

A Syrian baker who fled the civil war in his home country after his shop and home were bombed is making pastries again for the first time in four years – for a cafe in East Lothian.

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Lorraine Cunningham launches Nutritious Lolly in January

Lorraine’s Lolly will lick you into shape

AN Edinburgh nutritionist and fitness expert has used a chronic illness to inspire her new business, which aims to bring good nutrition and exercise to people’s busy lives.

News
Police are looking for George Stevenson who was last seen on Friday, February 10

68-year-old charged after sexual assault of teenager on bus

A MAN has been charged following the sexual assault of a teenager on an East Lothian bus.

Edinburgh
Arniston push forward in the first half

Mass brawl involving players and fans stops game

NINE-MAN Tranent grabbed a last-minute goal to snatch a 2-2 draw at Arniston amid a chaotic finish to Saturday’s Premier League clash.

Lower Leagues 10
Tenants have been plunged into rent arrears.

Universal Credit pilot sees tenants plunge into arrears

Tenants have been plunged into rent arrears after the introduction of a controversial new welfare regime – and now council bosses are asking the UK Government for compensation.

Politics 3
Missing goldendoodle Walter.

Distraught dog owner offers £2000 reward to find missing pet

A DISTRAUGHT dog owner has put up a £2000 reward to anyone who can help find her missing pet last seen running into the sea from Gullane beach on December 8.

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