Parsons Green Primary teacher retires after 36 years

SHE has worked under no fewer than five head teachers and taught more than one generation of the same family.

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Gregor McMillan receives his Larmor Award from the Master of St Johns College, Professor Chris Dobson. Picture: contributed

Gregor McMillan earns coveted Cambridge Larmor Award

A STUDENT from East Lothian who was the first from his school to secure a place at St John’s College, Cambridge, has gone on to achieve almost unprecedented academic success.

The Red Hot Chilli Pipers and pupils from King's Meadow Primary School rehearse for the music video. Picture: Neil Hanna

Red Hot Chilli Pipers to shoot video in Haddington

BAGPIPING rock band the Red Hot Chilli Pipers will visit an East Lothian town.

Pop star Fish's father has died. Picture: contributed

Fish tells of heartbreak after Hibs-mad dad dies after cup win

VETERAN rock star Fish has spoken of his heartbreak after his Hibs-mad dad passed away just days after Saturday’s triumph.

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File picture: Jon Savage

Comment: Patients worried about East Lothian surgery changes

PATIENTS across the Lothians will be deeply worried by the decision to close the day surgery service in East Lothian.

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe with her daughter Gabriella. Picture: contributed

Lothians man campaigns for woman’s release from Iranian jail

A LOTHIANS man is playing a pivotal role in a campaign to release a woman locked up in solitary confinement in Iran.

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Roodlands Hospital in Haddington. Picture: Jon Savage

East Lothian Community Hospital day surgery plans scrapped

PATIENTS face longer waiting times for routine operations in the Lothians after health chiefs ruled that a £72 million new hospital should not offer day surgery.

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Caryn Innes is returning to home turf. Picture: supplied

Caryn Innes lands key job with Bield

CARE and housing providers Bield has appointed Caryn Innes as its new head of development.

Kristyn Lavery with Sydney. Picture: supplied

Lothian pooches finalists to be VisitScotland’s Ambassadog

THREE dogs from the Lothians have reached the final stages of VisitScotland’s prestigious Ambassadogs competition.

The pigs were accused of running amok in the grounds of Whittinghame House. File picture: Kimberley Powell

Farmer cleared over alleged Whittinghame House pig problems

A PIG farmer accused of allowing his prized porkers to destroy the grounds of a luxury country estate has been cleared.

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Police at the crime scene earlier this week. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Two people arrested over body found in Haddington

TWO people have been arrested following the death of a 33-year-old man.

David looking through the wheeled escape ladder of Dennis Big 4, 1935. Picture: Gordon Fraser

Haddington’s David McManus shows off restored fire engines

FORMER retained firefighter David McManus, who was based in Haddington for 26 years, shows off his collection of restored engines.

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The body was found near Haddington Golf Club. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Haddington body identified as Andrew Gillies

POLICE have confirmed the identity of a man found dead near the sewage works in Haddington on Monday.

Police say the man was shoeless and had his top pulled over his head. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Haddington body ‘not wearing shoes’

A MAN found dead near Haddington Golf Club was not wearing any shoes and had his top pulled up over his head, the News understands.

Alisdair Lawrie is gearing up for the Great Edinburgh Run. Picture: contributed

Great Edinburgh Run: Biker ready for blade runner challenge

A BIKER who cheated death after his leg was chopped “clean off” in a crash 16 years ago is now preparing to take part in his first long-distance event while wearing a running blade.

Dr Robin Grant, at the Western General's Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Brain tumour medics nominated for Health Hero award

WHEN John Hopkins started seeing blue, red and purple lights around the edge of his vision, his wife knew something wasn’t right.

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Roodlands Hospital in Haddington. Picture: Callum Bennetts

Day-surgery in East Lothian must be saved: leading doctors

LEADING doctors have urged health chiefs to save an under-threat day-surgery service in East Lothian to ease pressure on the Capital’s hospitals.

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People who are used to doing business on the move are put off if they can't use their phones. File picture

East Lothian’s poor mobile service ‘deterring business’

BUSINESSES are being deterred from setting up in East Lothian because of poor or non-existent mobile phone reception, it was claimed today.

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