East Lothian

East Lothian

Sergeant who tampered with wife’s parachute in attempted murder bid jailed

An army sergeant who tampered with his East Lothian wife’s parachute in an attempted murder bid has has been jailed for life.

Edinburgh
Jordan Butler is the founder and CEO of Heavy Sound, an East Lothian-based community interest company that specialises in delivering music and arts-based services to young people. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh rapper helping troubled teens

Some of Scotland’s most troubled children, many of whom have experienced trauma, are having their lives turned around by the opportunity to learn music through hip-hop and rap.

Entertainment

Watch incredible moment Storm Hector demolishes Scottish Open tent

This is the moment a VIP marquee set up for next month’s Scottish Open golf championship was completely destroyed by the gale force winds of Storm Hector

Edinburgh
Eve Smith-Lang started wakeboarding at the age of eight

Eve Smith-Lang makes GB wakeboarding team at age 13

CHAMPION wakeboarder Eve Smith-Lang from Dunbar is celebrating after making it into the GB Wakeboard Team.

News
Elephant Sessions band members Mark Bruce, Alistair Taylor, Seth Tinsley, Greg Barry and Euan Smilie at the Belhaven Brewery

East Lothian brewery launches new £25,000 music prize

East Lothian brewers Belhaven are to instigate one of Scotland’s most lucrative cultural prizes to boost the nation’s traditional music scene.

Entertainment
A bottle recycling point at Iceland store in Musselburgh.

Musselburgh supermarket installs reverse vending machine for plastic bottles

An Iceland store in Musselburgh has become the first supermarket in Scotland to install a reverse vending machine that will pay customers to return drinks bottles for recycling in a bid to cut the amount of plastic waste polluting the environment.

News
The Charles Phillips auction house at Wallyford Toll. Picture: Google

Fire fighters tackle blaze at East Lothian auction house

Fire fighters battled through the day to extinguish a serious blaze at an auction house in Wallyford Toll.

News
The refurbished Fisherrow Centre in Musselburgh was the scene of the community meeting

Musselburgh health system on point of collapse, say residents

ANGRY patients in an East Lothian town have told harrowing stories of a local health system at the point of collapse.

News
Thieves break into Musselburgh stores and steal car

Thieves break into Musselburgh stores and steal car

Two stores have been broken into as part of a crime spree in Musselburgh.

Edinburgh
The care home has been urged to make improvements.

Musselburgh care home ordered to make improvements amid ‘serious concerns’

Inspectors have raised “serious concerns” about the treatment of vulnerable residents at a care home in East Lothian.

Edinburgh

Crowds flock to races for Musselburgh Ladies’ Day

Thousands of spectators donned their finest attire to attend Ladies’ Day at Musselburgh at the weekend.

News

Public warned to stay away from dead whale washed up on East Lothian beach

The public has been warned to stay clear of a minke whale carcass after it was washed up on an East Lothian beach.

News
An average car repair in East Lothian costs more than any other region in Scotland

East Lothian one of UK’s ten most expensive areas for car repairs

East Lothian has been revealed as one of the ten most expensive regions in the UK to get a car fixed.

Edinburgh
Two lifeboats were sent out last night. Picture: JP

Kayaker with dislocated shoulder rescued off East Lothian coast

A kayaker with a dislocated shoulder was rescued off the coast of Dunbar yesterday evening.

Edinburgh

East Lothian village called ‘Markle’ prepares to celebrate Royal wedding

As Meghan Markle is being shoehorned into her hand-stitched designer wedding gown and her soon-to-be husband is grooming his carefully cultivated facial hair and donning his military attire, a sleepy hamlet in East Lothian will be busy making preparations of their own for the big Royal wedding day.

Our Region
‘Threatening’ salesmen targeting homes in East Lothian

‘Threatening’ salesmen targeting homes in East Lothian

Residents in East Lothian have reported a slew of suspicious caller incidents involving two men going door-to-door demanding both money and entry to the property in a ‘threatening’ manner.

Our Region
Gill McKay and Tracy Telfer, owners of Heart and Sole boutique,6  North Berwick High Street.

Sole sisters find way to share love of shoes

In the eyes of many women, boutique owners Gill McKay and Tracy Telfer are living the dream rather than running a business.

News
The two-car crash happened on the B1348 between Longniddry Bents and Seton Sands. Picture: Google Maps

East Lothian coastal route reopens following two-car crash

The East Lothian coastal route has reopened following a two-car collision earlier today.

Our Region
Cockenzie Power Station was demolished in 2016. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Air pollution experts ‘confused Prestonpans with Preston’

A global list of places most affected by air pollution mistakenly confused Prestonpans with Preston in Lancashire, it has been claimed.

News

Chef Tom Kitchin to expand out of Edinburgh base with Gullane takeover

He is one of the country’s top chefs and, along with his wife, has created some of Edinburgh’s most celebrated restaurants.

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