Apr 302012

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We just got word that Alan Sinclair and a few pals are walking the West Highland Way in aid of Help The Heroes. They expect the 96 mile walk will take them 5 days. They set off on the 21st May, so you still have time to donate to their cause.

Use the Just Giving page at www.justgiving.com/alan-sinclair or text DKEL70 followed by £s you wish to donate to 70070 ( txts are free).

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Apr 302012

Lothian and Borders Police LogoLothian and Borders Police are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault within an East Lothian pub.

The incident happened around 9.30pm yesterday (Sunday) at the Whispers Lounge Bar on Tranent High Street.

A 39-year-old man entered the pub and soon after became involved in a disturbance with another male customer.

During this time, he was assaulted and suffered a serious injury to his right ear, a black eye and scratches to his face.

The victim was taken to the ERI where he continues to be treated.

Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.

A police spokesman said:

During the struggle, the victim has had the top of his right-ear bitten off and will be left with permanent disfigurement.

We are keen to trace the suspect responsible for this attack and would urge any patrons who were within the Whispers Lounge last night and who witnessed the assault to contact police immediately.

Similarly, anyone with any other information that can help with our investigation is also asked to get in touch.

Anyone with any information can contact:

Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131
Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.

Website address: www.lbp.police.uk


Apr 262012

Police are calling for householders to be vigilant after a spate of break-ins to sheds and garages in the Prestonpans area recently.

The most recent incident occurred on April 15, when a garage in South Grange Avenue was broken into and a power washer stolen.

Similar incidents have occurred over the past month in Harlawhill, Wilson Avenue, North Crescent, Inchview and Mallard Walk

Police are urging people to ensure that the security on their sheds and garages is good enough to deter thieves.

Officers from Lothian & Borders Community Safety will be at Dobbies Garden World, Melville Nursery, Lasswade this Saturday (April 28) to offer householders crime prevention advice.

Anyone wishing further information on home security should consult Lothian and Borders Police website (www.lbp.police.uk/crime_prevention/home_security.aspx).

Cyclists should consider registering their bikes on the national property register, details of which can be found on the website (www.lbp.police.uk/crime_prevention/bike_passport.aspx).

Anyone with any information should contact:

Lothian and Borders Police on: 0131 311 3131
Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.

Apr 262012

Graeme Logan packs in the guests for Brunch between 10am and 2pm on Thursday:

Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong

Alexander Armstrong

Comedian Backs Award Winning Website

The search term ‘I Want To Die’ is currently averages 33100 Google searches a month in the UK. 1000 of these are part of the search term ‘I hate myself and I want to die’. ‘How do I kill myself’ is averaging 22200 UK searches a month.

These shocking statistics were uncovered during the preparations for a comprehensive restructuring and revamping of www.studentdepression.org – an award-winning and widely-used website offering clinically-validated self-help information and resources to students affected by depression.

Alexander Armstrong, who experienced the pain of losing a friend to suicide when he was a student, is supporting the revamped website which launches today (26th April 2012).

The updated site is launched in the week that students return for the summer term – known to be one of the main risk periods for student suicide when university and college support services are recommended to pay particular attention to their availability. However, this comes during a period when counsellors and mental health advisors have already been reporting increased demand from students for their services against a background of cuts or underinvestment in many university and college student support services.

Large numbers have used the site since its launch, with overwhelmingly positive feedback. A recent example was this young man in the 17-21 age group who said:

Thank you so much for creating this site i had been depressed for 2 years, as a kid I thought it was as made up term and it would never affect me ever, but the constant negative thought loops, unable to function, unable to eat, sleeping for 14 hours, hate and self harm + increasing drug use were turning me into a person i hated more and more…
reading through this site helped me identify and cope with these feelings, why i had them and how to just let go of them,.. yeah the people that made this site probably saved my life, so thanks guys/girls 🙂

The site is also used and appreciated by non-students, and is now set to be found by even more of the 823,000 UK monthly searchers for ‘What Is Depression’ and the 14,800 searching ‘Am I Depressed’

Alexander Armstrong studied at Durham School and Trinity College, Cambridge. In 1992, while at Cambridge, he and Ben Miller, were both were in Cambridge Footlights, and they formed the comedy duo Armstrong and Miller.

The Armstrong and Miller Show has been shown on both the BBC and Channel 4. It won them a BAFTA in 2010 and led to a live tour and a book deal.

Alexander and Ben Miller came together once again for Felix and Murdo, a studio-based sitcom set in 1908, the year the Olympics first came to London. The pilot was broadcast on Channel 4 in December 2011.

Working solo, Alexander is a frequent guest host on the BBC’s satirical panel game show Have I Got News For You. He had a starring role as Reg Arwell in 2011’s Christmas Day episode of Doctor Who opposite Matt Smith and Karen Gillan and hosed a comedy panel show called Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask on Dave from February 2012.

Out in September this year is Julia Davis’ new black comedy Hunderby which Alexander has just completed filming. The programme is being shown on Sky HD and is set in the 1800’s


During the early to mid-1970s you could find yourself packed shoulder to shoulder with a group of like-minded music-loving strangers in numerous sweaty little London clubs watching the wonderful Gonzalez and listening to their fantastic blend of Latin jazz funk fusion.

By 1977 they had found an audience among disco enthusiasts with the song ‘Haven’t Stopped Dancing Yet’. The bands one and only Top Twenty Hit was recorded in 1977 and was written for the group by U.S soul singer Gloria Jones, the girlfriend of Marc Bolan. The track reached #26 on the Billboard Top 100 and a remix of the song reached #7 on the US Club Play chart and #15 in the UK singles chart. They are also talking about their new single released this year.

Duncan McCrone - ColourblindDuncan McCrone

‘Colourblind’ is the superb and long awaited follow-up album to ‘All You Need to Know’ from Duncan McCrone. Duncan is no new comer to music, he is a Glasgow-born singer-songwriter with over thirty-five years experience of live performance both solo and with a variety of traditional bands.

Hazel Jade

Aged just 16 years old, Hazel Jade has already crammed more into her music career than artists three times her age.

Quoted as having the potential to be another Rhianna or Britney, Hazel Jade was the youngest artist to perform live with her own songs at Ruby Sessions in Dublin; this record was previously held by Ed Sheeran. Since then, she has gone on to have a song placed in the MTV library, a track published in the USA, and currently has a song in the final three for consideration in an American movie. She is based in Dublin, Ireland.

The Cry Baby

Talking about the new single Antibodies

Zack Knight

Zack Knight

Brunch on Friday 10-12pm

Zack Knight

Zack is being hailed as the next Jay Sean. The 21 year old is British born of Eastern descent and is the UK’s newest multi-talented, singer, songwriter and producer.

Paul Freeman

Paul was born in Newport, South Wales. Named after Paul McCartney, his songs are impeccable crafted, rich and well rounded. He has written songs with Mark Owen (Take That) and hatched ideas that would later come to fruition on Take That’s Circus Circus album.

Paul re-located to Los Angeles where he played guitar with Shania Twain and later James Blunt who asked him to play on his hit single “You’re Beautiful”. He has also headed out on a succession of US tours, opening for Los Lobos, Joe Cocker and Todd Rundgren who said “If there was any justice Paul Freeman would be a household name”.

Paul returned to the UK and signed to Universal Estupendo Records and was handpicked to support Roger Dalty on his UK and US tours. In late March 2012, Daltry asked Paul to play with him at a charity show. He found himself onstage at a packed Royal Albert Hall, performing his new single “Tightrope”, backing Roger Daltry, Amy McDonald, Steve Winwood and jamming with Ronnie Wood!

This Week’s Links

Apr 242012

map of HollandThree East Lothian World War Two veterans from Musselburgh and North Berwick will join next month’s Dutch Liberation celebrations and lay wreaths in memory of those who died in the famous military engagement at Arnhem in 1944 – travelling from London to Holland by taxi!

Bill Robertson, North Berwick, Tom Renouf, and William Scully, both from Musselburgh, will be among many British veteran servicemen leaving on Wednesday (May 2,) in 80 taxis provided free by the London Taxi Benevolent Association. Dame Vera Lynn, whose voice and songs became so well known during the Second World War, is Patron of the Association.

The four day event will include visits to the Veterans’ Home at Bronbeek, Arnhem, wreath laying at Oosterbeek on May 3, a remembrance service and two minutes’ silence at Groesbeek the following day and an exchange of gifts with local schoolchildren on May 5. The British veterans then take part in the Dutch National Liberation Parade at Wageningen, returning to the UK on Sunday, May 6.

Commenting before the visit, Bill said:

I was not directly involved in action at Arnhem but was with the Highland Division when they moved up to the outskirts. This unique visit will possibly be our last, because of the age of most of us. We are visiting Arnhem to pay our respects to those who gave their lives there and we are privileged to have been invited to attend the Dutch National Liberation Parade.

Article submitted by Brian McGuire

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Apr 192012


Police in East Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a bag snatch that happened in Prestonpans yesterday (Wednesday).

The incident happened around 4.20pm in West Loan.

The 78-year-old victim was walking in the car park area on the corner of West Loan when a man rushed passed her and snatched a carrier bag from her hand. The bag contained no items of value.

He is described as 5ft 10ins tall, wearing a beige beanie hat and a beige hooded top.

A Lothian and Borders Police spokesman said: “While the victim was not hurt, she was understandably shaken as a result of what happened, and we are appealing for any information that can help us trace the suspect.

“Anyone who was in the area of West Loan Prestonpans yesterday, who either witnessed the incident or noticed anyone acting suspiciously there, should contact police immediately.

“Similarly, anyone who recognises the description of the suspect should also get in touch.”

Anyone with any information should contact Lothian and Borders Police on 0131 311 3131, or Crimestoppers in confidence and complete anonymity on 0800 555 111.