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Cyclist injured in Musselburgh hit and run

POLICe are appealing for information after a cyclsit was hit by a car in East Lothian.

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10 bizarre items we found during an Edinburgh beach clean

During a clean up of Fisherrow Beach in Musselbrugh we uncovered all manner of - often revolting - objects. Here are ten of the most notable finds.

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Over fifty residents took to Fisherrow Beach to partake in a beach clean this weekend

Revealed: 'depressing' levels of plastic on beaches around Edinburgh

The negative effects of single-use plastic are being keenly felt on the beaches surrounding Edinburgh
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Hey Girls founder Celia Hodson in the social enterprise's warehouse

Dunbar trio taking on period poverty

AS a cash-strapped single mum on benefits Celia Hodson understands first-hand the difficulties of stretching already tight budgets to the monthly necessity of sanitary protection.

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East Lothian Council has banned strip clubs  (Photo by Ian Waldie/Getty Images)

Strip clubs and peep shows permanently banned by council

STRIP clubs have been permanently banned by a Scottish council in what is thought to be the first move of its kind.

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Dunbar to host Stone Stacking European Championships

STONE stacking will return to East Lothian in April when the second European championships are held in Dunbar.

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Musselburgh Racecourse, Picture: Johnson Press

Council accused of trying to seize control of Musselburgh Racecourse

ATTEMPTS by a council to sezie control of Musselburgh Racecourse could “almost certainly end in court action”, the head of the region’s racing syndicate has warned.

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Gunner Robert Begbie from Musselburgh

Love tragically lost on Valentine’s Day

IT was not under enemy fire, but under the surgeon’s knife in a British military hospital that Gunner Robert Begbie was fatally wounded while serving in the Great War.

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Liz Leckie and son Cammy. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Terminally ill mum praises yoga centre after break-in

A TERMINALLY ill mum has credited a crime-hit yoga studio with helping her come to terms with her condition.

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Royal Engineer and double amputee Micky Yule opn his winning skeleton run, Picture: SWNS

Musselburgh soldier is first double amputee to take on skeleton run

A SOLDIER who lost both his legs in a bomb blast has become the first double amputee to take on the skeleton run - and he defeated the five-time world champion.

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Two men have been charged following police raids in East Lothian. Picture: John Devlin

Men charged over drug haul after Cockenzie house break-in

TWO men have been charged over a series of thefts linked to a break-in at a house in Cockenzie.

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Josh Taylor has spoken out about being seriously injured after being struck with a golf club as a child, Picture: John Devllin

Lothian boxer ‘almost died’ in golf club horror as a child

A boxer set to challenge for a world title this year has spoken out about coming close to death as a young boy when his cousin accidentally thumped him with a golf club.

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Bangour Village hospital. The site is set to be transformed.

900 homes set for Bangour psychiatric hospital site

A housing developer is set to take over the site of Bangour Village psychiatric hospital with plans to build 891 houses.

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Michael Murphy, 68, known as Brother Benedict, the former monk who was found guilty 20th June 2003, of abusing boys in his care during the 1960s.

Former pupil suing East Lothian council over abuse caused by jailed monk

An abuse survivor is suing a Catholic Church sect and a local authority after he was assaulted by a monk at a residential school.

Crime
Carla Cross and local councillor Gordon Mackett  Elphinstone Road - so many cats have been run over and killed on this street, the residents have equipped themselves with hand held scanners - so that they can quickly identify whose pet is dead...

Animal lover on patrol after East Lothian cat roadkill deaths

WHEN cats starting getting mowed down by cars on the road outside her East Lothian home, Carla Cross’s heart went out to their owners.

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Emily Bowen put acid in the ciola case of Molly Young.

Family of acid attack schoolgirl horrified after Haddington attacker released

THE family of a teen girl, who was left with scars following an acid attack, have hit out at her attacker being allowed home after five months in prison.

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The incident happened at Haddington Road. Picture; Google Maps

Schoolgirl seriously injured after being hit by car in Tranent

An 11-year-old is in a serious condition after being struck by a car in Tranent.

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The collision happened on bridge Street, Tranent. Picture: Google

OAP left with serious head injuries after being hit by cyclist

POLICE are looking for a cyclist who collided with an elderly man leaving him serious head injuries.

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A Facebook post alleging children kicked a dog has been rubbished by police

Police confirm dog was ‘not attacked’ by schoolchildren in Musselburgh

POLICE have confirmed a dog at the centre of a viral Facebook appeal was “not attacked” by schoolchildren.

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