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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.

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.

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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Leven East beach in Fife. The Scottish Beach Awards take into account facilities, such as toilets, as well as water quality and absence of litter. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Revealed: The 60 best beaches in Scotland for swimming

Scotland’s top beaches have been unveiled as the official bathing season kicks off this week.

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North Berwick has topped the list of Scotlands most expensive seaside towns.

North Berwick tops list of Scotland’s most expensive seaside towns

North Berwick has been identified as the most expensive seaside town in Scotland, in an annual study by Halifax.

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Tax-dodging decorator escapes jail sentence

A painter and decorator who swindled the taxpayer out of tens of thousands of pounds by failing to register his VAT has escaped a jail sentence.

The team gets to work on the community garden, created in memory of Dadswork founder David Drysdale, pictured right with his son Manow. Picture: Chris Watt

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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