Nurse Kit celebrates 70 years of the NHS

A FORMER nurse who worked on the first day of the NHS has joined royal celebrations for the 70th anniversary of the health service.

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.

The saltire is said to have adopted as the national symbol of Scotland following a battle near the present day village of Athelstaneford in East Lothian. Picture: Jon Savage/TSPL

East Lothian opens design competition to find new flag

Legend dictates it was in East Lothian the saltire was first adopted as Scotland’s national symbol.

6 fire appliances attended the scene.

Man charged following blaze in Haddington flats

A man has been charged with fireraising after damage was caused to flats in Haddington at the weekend.

Lothian Buses operate the East Lothian services.

Teenager sexually assaulted on Haddington bus

A teenager has been sexually attacked on a bus by another passenger.

Drew Dodd at his work as an ambulance driver. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Death crash driver now behind wheel for Scottish Ambulance Service

A man convicted of causing death by dangerous driving and banned from the roads for four years is now driving ambulances as part of his job with the Scottish Ambulance Service.

Police investigating Haddington building site thefts

Police investigating Haddington building site thefts

Police in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses after a building site was broken into resulting in the theft of thousands of pounds worth of tools and materials.

The pair were arrested for drug offences.

Double arrest after heroin seized in Haddington

A 35-year-old woman and a 37-year-old man have been charged with offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Thursday November 17.

Margaret Laing enjoys a big send off as she retires after 36 years as a teacher at the school. Picture: contributed

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.

Gregor McMillan receives his Larmor Award from the Master of St John's 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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