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Bus passengers to stay connected

Passengers travelling on a major public transport route in the Capital will be able to stay connected thanks to a new fleet of eco-friendly buses fitted with USB charging points.

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The centre is urging people to look out for pufflings in trouble.

Baby puffins going missing in the Forth

it’s the time of year when baby puffins venture into the Forth for the first time – and often end up in a bit of a flap.

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Luke chose his favourite restaurant Hidalagos for a birthday trip. Picture: contributed

Brave Luke Stewart ‘responding well’ to tumour treatment

The mum of a cancer-stricken boy who flew to Mexico in a final bid to save his life says her son is finally able to live like a normal seven-year-old thanks to pioneering treatment.

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Some of the destruction. Picture; Jo Ross.

Video: Major crash leaves trail of destruction in Musselburgh

A number of cars suffered significant damage following a crash just off North High Street in Musselburgh.

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Musselburgh Races has been given the green light.

Musselburgh Racecourse given green light for race events

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has given the green light for events to resume at Musselburgh Racecourse after an eleventh hour plea by bosses was finally approved on Friday afternoon.

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Police are appealing for information. Picture: John Devlin

Car and money stolen in Haddington house break-in

Police are appealing for information after a car was stolen in a house break-in in Haddington.

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Musselburgh Racecourse. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Decision day for Musselburgh Racecourse

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) will make a final decision today on the future of the troubled Musselburgh Racecourse after bosses there reached an 11th-hour agreement to allow an independent review into its governance.

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Kirsty Maxwell died after falling from a balcony. Picture; PA

Family of Kirsty Maxwell return to Spain to seek answers

THE family of Kirsty Maxwell have returned to Spain to seek answers about her death.

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Picture: TSPL

Horror at cottage as man stabs girlfriend then slits own throat

A KNIFEMAN stabbed his girlfriend and slit his own throat in a crazed attack at her East Lothian cottage.

Kevin Harrison, 34, is fighting for his life in hospital after the bloodbath in Main Street, Longniddry, last Friday.

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Musselburgh Racecourse. Pic: Andrew O'Brien

Race days under threat as Musselburgh licence expires

UNDER pressure bosses at Musselburgh Racecourse have been given a week to meet conditions laid out by the sports governing body – or be barred from holding race days.

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The two people were found at a property on Longniddry's Main Street. Picture: Google Maps

Two people found with serious injuries at Longniddry home

Two people have been found with serious injuries at a home in East Lothian.

Crime
The teenager had not long passed his driving test. Picture: Contributed.

Family of tragic Kieran Swinton set up charity

HIS family should have been organising his 21st birthday party, ordering cake, preparing balloons and finalising a guest list.

Health

Fireraiser who wrecked six cars jailed for two years

A fireraiser who set a parked camper van alight while a man was asleep inside has been jailed for almost two years.

Crime
Scottish Seabird Centre plans for new development in North Berwick.

Comment: National Marine Centre will be an asset

IT has never been more important to raise awareness of Scotland’s amazing marine heritage and the need to look after it, writes Tom Brock, chief executive of the Scottish Seabird Centre.

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Dan Wallance won gold at the 
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Swimming hero Dan Wallace suspended for drink driving

Commonwealth Games gold medallist Dan Wallace has been suspended by British Swimming and Scottish Swimming after pleading guilty to drink driving.

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In Pictures: Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies’ Day

In Pictures: Musselburgh Racecourse Ladies’ Day

THE ‘sold out’ signs were up at Musselburgh Racecourse as more than 10,000 flocked for the annual Stobo Castle Ladies Day.

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A man was charged over thefts and break-ins in Musselburgh. Picture: John Devlin

Man to appear in court over Musselburgh thefts and break-ins

Police have charged a man in connection with a spate of thefts and burglaries in Musselburgh.

Crime
A picture of youths believed to be responsible for vandalising Musselburgh racecourse.

Vandals cause mayhem at Musselburgh Racecourse

Musselburgh Racecourse is scrambling to get in shape for its biggest day of the year after a group of youths caused thousands of pounds’ worth of damage during a spate of vandalism and antisocial behaviour.

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Labour candidate Martin Whitfield 
at the count. Picture: ian Georgeson

Labour ‘confident’ of gaining East Lothian from SNP

Labour sources say they are “confident” of gaining the East Lothian seat currently held by SNP MP George Kerevan.

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Gullane Main Street.  Picture: Ian Rutherford

Council give green light to 300 new homes in Gullane

more than 300 new homes will be built in Gullane after East Lothian Council gave the green light on plans for two new developments despite protests against the impact of increasing the local population.

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