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East Lothian

East Lothian Council to stop charging parents for child funerals

East Lothian Council will stop charging bereaved parents interment fees to carry out a child’s funeral, leaving just eight local authorities in Scotland as the only places in the UK to continue charging to bury a child.

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Competitors gather for annual European stone stacking championships in Dunbar

it all stacks up to be one of the most unusual events ever held in the Lothians.

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Plans to make former Cockenzie power station a new cruise port

THE site of the former Cockenzie power station is being proposed as a new cruise liner terminal to attract thousands of tourists.

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Musselburgh Race Course Manager Bill Farnsworth.

Musselburgh racecourse boss pays back funds in cash wrangle

EXTRAORDINARY details have emerged of a bitter pay row at the top of Musselburgh Racecourse as the 200-year-old venue fights for its future.

A police handout of missing Shaun Borrett

Missing Tranent man found by police

A missing man from Tranent in East Lothian has been found by police.

Chalmers Memorial Church, Picture: Google

Elderly woman pocketed £70,000 from her church over 17 years

A 70-year old woman, who acted as treasurer of her local church for over 17 years, has admitted embezzling over £70,000 from the kirk.

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Police Scotland is appealing for information

Three charged over har coursing in Haddington

Three men have been arrested following suspected hare coursing activity in a farm near Haddington.

NHS Lothian faces threat of cyber attacks

NHS Lothian faces threat of cyber attacks due to ‘vulnerable’ IT system

NHS Lothian is still operating outdated computer systems despite last year’s crippling cyber attacks which exploited a flaw in the programme – making them Scotland’s most vulnerable health board to further attack.


Residents told not to salvage timber after ship loses cargo

Members of the public are being urged not to salvage timber that has washed up along the coastline of East Lothian and south eastern Scotland after a cargo ship lost a significant amount of its load.

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The trial took place at Edinburgh High Court.

New Year party host jailed for raping guest

A New Year party host who raped a guest after urging her to “have some fun” was jailed on Wednesday.

Muirfield voted to admit women members last March - but as yet, none have joined. Picture: Jon Savage

Muirfield golf club yet to admit women members one year after ballot

Famous golf course Muirfield has yet to admit any women members, a year after voting to do so for the first time in its history.

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East Lothian Health and Social Care partnership said the fees were due to rising pressures on its budget

East Lothian Council to charge disabled for use of services

A HARD-UP local authority is set to charge people with learning disabilities £2 for the use of their day centre facilities.

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Richard Selley's book deals with both the physical and emotional challenges of his disease. Picture: contributed

Former Musselburgh teacher charts his MND battle in new book

Coming to terms with a terminal diagnosis is not easy but one man is using his experience of living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) to raise awareness of the condition and to bolster funds for its leading Scottish charity.

Wiremill Social Club, Musselburgh, Picture: Google

Barmaid who pocketed £18,000 of social club’s taking escapes jail

A BARMAID who embezzled thousands of pounds from a community social club has escaped a jail term.

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The Cockenzie Power Station site, Picture: Toby Williams

East Lothian Council buys Cockenzie Power Station site

A COUNCIL has taken control of a former power station site in East Lothian.

An Audi A4 was stolen from outside a home in North Berwick

Two cars stolen after thieves break into East Lothian house

TWO cars were stolen after a house was broken into in East Lothian.

Matt Watt, from Haddington, who has been named by family as the man who died last week. Picture: Facebook

Man who died in snow named as 20-year-old Matt Watt from Haddington

THE 20-year-old man who died after falling over in the snow at the weekend has been named on social media.

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Torness nuclear power station had to shut down a reactor because of seaweed.

Seaweed forces shutdown of nuclear reactor

A REACTOR at Torness nuclear power station was shut down because of a build-up of seaweed.

Police were called after a man died when he fell ill

Man dies after collapsing on a bridge in East Lothian

A MAN has died after falling ill while walking across a bridge in East Lothian.

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