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East Lothian Votes ‘No’

Published: Friday 19th September 2014

The turnout of voters in the Scottish Independence Referendum in East Lothian was 87%, casting a total of 71,798 votes. Just over 61% voted ‘no’.

Scottish Seabird Centre

Turning the tide on litter

Published: Wednesday 17th September 2014

Join the Seabird Centre, North Berwick in Bloom and East Lothian Countryside Ranger Service and help turn the tide on litter with a community beach clean at North Berwick’s East Beach.

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Volunteers at the Dirleton Dig 2014

Digging up old history at Dirleton Green

Published: Wednesday 17th September 2014

The 'Dirleton Dig' East Lothian Archaeology and Local History Fortnight event attracted around 400 visitors and 65 volunteer excavators between 8th and 17th September.

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Murder at the Ravenswick Hotel

Murder Mystery at East Lothian Libraries

Published: Tuesday 16th September 2014

Popular author Ann Cleeves has created a Shetland themed murder mystery as part of a celebration of libraries up and down the country.

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Council services over the September weekend

Published: Thursday 11th September 2014

Information on Council services over the September weekend.

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Nature’s beloved son: rediscovering John Muir’s botanical legacy

Published: Wednesday 10th September 2014

Botanical exhibition has been a major draw for visitors this summer

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East Lothian towns awarded at Beautiful Scotland Awards

Published: Tuesday 9th September 2014

East Lothian had winners across the county in this year’s annual Beautiful Scotland Awards.

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90 East Lothian school pupils sign up for pioneering academies project

Published: Monday 8th September 2014

School pupils, including 90 from East Lothian, will begin a programme of learning which will help prepare them for employment in some of Scotland’s most important growth industries.

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Suicide Prevention Week 2014

Published: Monday 8th September 2014

This week, 8th - 12th September, is Suicide Prevention Week.

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Willie Innes and Angela Leitch unveil an Investors in People plaque in John Muir House, Haddington

Investors in People plaque unveiled

Published: Thursday 4th September 2014

Willie Innes, leader of the Council, and Angela Leitch, Chief Executive, unveiled the Investors in People plaque on Wednesday.

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2MORO’s Drivers learn about road safety

Published: Thursday 4th September 2014

Over the last week around 1200 pupils from East Lothian and Midlothian attended the annual 2MORO’s Driver road safety event at the Brunton Theatre.

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Dunbar school girl wins UK-wide design prize

Published: Wednesday 3rd September 2014

Katie Donovan from Dunbar has won a UK-wide design competition which encourages more children to walk to school.

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East Lothian pupils get active to get to school!

Published: Monday 1st September 2014

East Lothian pupils and parents have been praised for their efforts to leave the car at home and opt for greener and healthier ways to travel to school.

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Cockenzie Power Station

Cockenzie Power Station site

Published: Tuesday 26th August 2014

East Lothian Council considers the emerging opportunities offered by proposed redevelopment

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Working together to maintain and enhance rail services

Published: Wednesday 20th August 2014

East Lothian Council and train operator ScotRail have signed a concordat to work together to maintain and enhance rail services in the region.

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Traffic restrictions around schools during term time

Published: Tuesday 19th August 2014

Reminder to parents: Vehicle bans around Dunbar Primary, King's Meadow Primary, Haddington Infant School and St Mary's RC Primary during term time.

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Haddington Sheriff Court

Musselburgh man receives ASBO

Published: Thursday 14th August 2014

Order restricts number of visitors to property.

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Scottish Half Marathon

Published: Tuesday 12th August 2014

New race to be run in East Lothian on Saturday 6 September

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North Berwick Law Race 2014

Another record breaking turnout for the North Berwick Law Race

Published: Tuesday 12th August 2014

After a wet and windy day, the sun came out at the Harbour to welcome a record 291 runners to the 2014 North Berwick Law Race on Wednesday 6th August.

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Euromillions FIFA World Cup Online Lottery scam

Published: Tuesday 12th August 2014

Warning issued by Trading Standards of Euromillions FIFA World cup lottery scam

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Making tracks in East Lothian

Published: Monday 11th August 2014

Travel to and from Edinburgh by train from North Berwick or Dunbar?

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School students' exam work recognised

Published: Friday 8th August 2014

Cabinet Member for Education & Children's Services praises students' efforts

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Council's improved FOI process recognised

Published: Friday 8th August 2014

Council's approach to FOI highlighted as example of good practice

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Take control of your home energy

Published: Friday 8th August 2014

Tips to help householders save energy and money in their homes

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Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Tributes paid to local Commonwealth Games competitors

Published: Thursday 7th August 2014

Council Leader pays tribute to the success and achievements of local sports men and women

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Benefits and arrears

Local accommodation providers warned about scam

Published: Thursday 7th August 2014

Local businesses alerted to financial scam

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Archaeology and Local History Fortnight

Archaeology and local history fortnight

Published: Tuesday 5th August 2014

Programme of events across the county celebrating its rich heritage

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World War One - Drumhead Service

Published: Wednesday 30th July 2014

Local residents invited to attend World War I Drumhead Service at Edinburgh Castle

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Child Safety

Free child car seat checking events with Good Egg Safety

Published: Wednesday 30th July 2014

Free car seat safety checks

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Twinning link supporting keen runners

Published: Tuesday 29th July 2014

Runners from Pardubice will compete in half marathon

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