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East Lothian charity creates garden in memory of founder

A LEADING housebuilder has teamed up with an East Lothian charity to create a community garden in memory of one of its founders.

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Local volunteers gathered to clean Dunbar Beach for the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project.

Volunteers rid Dunbar beach of 40 kilos of ‘dangerous’ waste

VOLUNTEERS have cleared more than 40 kilos of waste from an East Lothian beauty spot as part of a regional beach clean event, including hundreds of potentially dangerous plastic pellets known as “nurdles”.

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Kezia Dugdale has urged voters to send a message to both the SNP and Conservatives by voting Labour. Picture: Neil Hanna/JP License

Dugdale appeals to Tory and Lib Dem voters to keep out SNP

Kezia Dugdale has appealed to Conservative and Liberal Democrat voters living in marginal seats to back her party to keep out the SNP at the general election.

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Luke Stewart  in hospital in Nuevo Leon, Mexico undergoing treatment for his brian tumour
with his brothers Lewis and Lochlin.

Brave Luke receives treatment in Mexico for brain cancer

THE family of a terminally-ill seven-year-old boy are in Mexico where he is receiving a new form of treatment in the hope it will prolong his life.

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Musselburgh attracted 70,000 punters to events last year despite problems. Picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Musselburgh Racecourse facing calls for new leadership

FUTURE leadership of crisis-hit Musselburgh Racecourse has been thrown into doubt after the head of its ruling body was unseated in the local elections.

Andy Scott has designed a bear sculpture to symbolise John Muir. Picture: Andy Scott

Kelpies sculptor submits plans for five-metre-tall bear statue

THE Scots artist who wowed the world with The Kelpies is now planning to erect a statue of a five-metre high bear.

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Plastic waste sits inches away from the gannet nesting ground. Picture: Kajsa Sj�lander/Greenpeace

Bass Rock birds choking on ‘plastic bags and crisp packets’

Shocking levels of plastic contamination have been discovered on the Bass Rock, home to the world’s largest colony of northern 

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East Lothian Council HQ

East Lothian: Labour remains biggest party

LABOUR retained its position as the biggest party in East Lothian, as the Conservatives hurdled the SNP into second place.

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A swan

Python found by children ‘was killed by swan’

A PYTHON has been found dead by children playing near a river, a vet has revealed.

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East Lothian council had to repay thousands of pounds to Musselburgh racecourse.

Council repays racecourse £90k rent after value error

EAST Lothian Council had to repay tens of thousands of pounds in overpaid rent to Musselburgh Racecourse, it has emerged.

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Jennifer Ure Stewart and her husband Mark  with their boys Luke (7), Lewis (5) and Lochlin (18months). Picture: contributed

Last hope treatment for brave Luke

THE family of a terminally ill seven-year-old boy are setting off on a journey to Mexico today after a huge fundraising campaign has provided them with hope that vital treatment will prolong their son’s life.

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Martin Whitfield

Labour names candidate for East Lothian

PRIMARY teacher Martin Whitfield has been chosen as Labour’s candidate to fight the target seat of East Lothian at the general election.

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Police were alerted to the theft of two quad bikes from a garage in the Boddam area of Peterhead at around 3.30am this morning.

Cigarettes and alcohol stolen in shop robbery

Thieves forced their way into a newsagent in the early hours of the morning before making off with cigarettes and alcohol.

19th-century painting worth £10,000 stolen in East Lothian

19th-century painting worth £10,000 stolen in East Lothian

A 19TH-century painting worth around £10,000 has been stolen in what police described as a “targeted theft”.

Staff at Musselburgh Racecourse have called for chairman of its ruling committee, John Caldwell, to quit. Picture: Greg Macvean

Musselburgh Racecourse staff bid to unseat committee chief

DEMORALISED staff at Musselburgh Racecourse have called for the head of the chairman of its ruling committee.

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DEMORALISED: Staff at Musselburgh are threatening to strike on race days after two votes of no confidence. Picture: Jacky Ghossein/ TSPL

Horseracing pros jump into Musselburgh Racecourse row

REIGNING Grand National winning trainer Lucinda Russell has spoken of her “disappointment” at a public row over the running of Musselburgh Racecourse.

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Musselburgh Racecourse. Picture: Neil Hanna

Musselburgh Racecourse boss hits back at East Lothian Council

THE battle over the future of Musselburgh Racecourse has taken a dramatic turn with the local council being accused of inventing a phantom investigation.

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Musselburgh Racecourse bookies fear £750,000 loss if licence lost

Musselburgh Racecourse bookies fear £750,000 loss if licence lost

BOOKIES have warned they stand to lose about £750,000 in paid-up fees should Musselburgh Racecourse lose its licence.

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200 years of history could be at risk.

Staff walkout threatens Ladies Day at Musselburgh Racecourse

MUSSELBURGH Racecourse staff are threatening to walk out on its famous Ladies Day following a spectacular breakdown in working relationships.

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Shops robbed in ‘ringing the changes’ scam

Shops robbed in ‘ringing the changes’ scam

THREE shops in East Lothian have been robbed as part of a scam known as ‘ringing the changes’.

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