Jul 302014

EamonEamon had a dream

He saw the success of a Trading Project elsewhere and thought he could use the model to raise money for a local cause.

The idea is simple. Start with something small and trade it for something a little bit bigger. Repeat and repeat and repeat and one day, you’ll have something really big that’s worth lot of money. Auction it off to the highest bidder and give loads of case to a good cause.

Eamon chose the East Lothian Food Bank as a very worthy cause.

To increase funds and spread the word about the project, Eamon is holding a Family Fun Day on August 17th in Ormiston. It’s already attracting a lot of attention with entertainment and stalls to delight everybody.

Lets help make Eamon’s dream come true and give him our support. This Fun Day will be FUN!!

For more details, check out Eamon’s Facebook Pages:

Jun 262014

Police ScotlandPolice Scotland officers in East Lothian are appealing for information after three houses were broken into in the area on Tuesday.

Enquiries are underway and witnesses are being sought following three separate break-ins in Ormiston, Humbie and Pencaitland.

Officers were called to Ormiston after reports that thieves had entered a property sometime between 9.15am and 1.15pm and had made off with jewellery and electronic devices worth around £3,000.

A complaint was also received in Humbie that a house was broken into at some point between 7.20am and 5.20pm. An Ipad and boxes of jewellery with a value of approximately £2,500 were taken from inside.

And between 8.10am and 7.15pm on Tuesday, a property in Pencaitland was broken into. Around £2,000 worth of items were reported stolen, including jewellery, perfume and foreign currency.

Police Constable Kenny McKenzie said:

It is always very frightening and distressing for homeowners to discover that their house has been broken into – and even more so when valuable items have been taken.

Our officers are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those responsible so that they can be held accountable and brought to justice.

Anyone who saw anything suspicious in Ormiston, Humbie or Pencaitland on Tuesday or who has any information which may help our investigation should contact Police Scotland on 101 or, alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Jul 082013

Police ScotlandA man has been arrested and charged in connection with an alleged serious sexual assault that happened during a taxi journey from Edinburgh to East Lothian in the early hours of Saturday 1st June.

The 22-year-old is scheduled to appear at Edinburgh Sheriff Court today (Monday).

Enquiries into this incident are ongoing and police remain keen to trace the taxi driver, who is asked to contact police immediately and assist with their investigation.

Jul 032013

Police EmblemPolice Scotland is appealing for assistance from a taxi driver, who may be able to assist with an ongoing serious sexual assault investigation.

The incident was reported to detectives on Thursday 6th June, having occurred in the early hours of Saturday 1st June.

A 23-year-old woman had been drinking with a male at the Cav nightclub in Tollcross, Edinburgh, before the pair shared a black cab to East Lothian at around 3.20am.

After being dropped off at her home address in Ormiston, the woman then contacted police later that week to report having been assaulted during the journey.

Officers have since been carrying out various lines of enquiry to trace the taxi driver and are now issuing a public appeal for him to come forward.

The victim was wearing a black and white polka dot dress.

Detective Inspector Carol Craig said:

We are keen to trace the driver of this vehicle as soon as possible to establish the full circumstances surrounding this incident.

Any black cab drivers who believe they picked up a couple near the Cav nightclub on the Saturday 1st June, before travelling to East Lothian, is asked to contact police immediately.

Those with information can contact Police Scotland on 101 or alternatively, the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111