Woman found dealing drugs near East Lothian primary school

A WOMAN was dealing class A drugs near a primary school in East Lothian.

Adelle Mackie, 34, was stopped on the street by the police after they received information that she was selling diamorphine near Wallyford Primary School, East Lothian.

They found 19.4 grams of the drug as well as £166.60 in cash in her handbag and a search of her home the same day led to the discovery of scales covered in traces of diamorphine.

Today at Edinburgh Sheriff Court, Mackie – from Musselburgh – pled guilty to supplying diamorphine between February 19 and April 13 this year.

Depute fiscal Pauline Shade told the court that another search was carried out of Mackie’s home two months later when 12.5 grams of the drug was also found.

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Dads’ send video message letter to quiz killer Peter Tobin

Michael Hamilton hopes Tobin will reply to his letter

MONSTER Peter Tobin has been told to confess his crimes in a video message sent by the dads of two girls he killed.

Michael Hamilton and Ian McNicol hope cons will play the message to evil Tobin even if he tries to avoid watching it.

The dads of Vicky Hamilton and Dinah McNicol brand Tobin as a paedophile and ask: “Why kill such lovely girls that did you no wrong?”

And they taunt the killer that when he dies he will be damned to eternity trapped “in the little cell you detest”.

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Man appears in court in connection with Fife murder

By Cara Sulieman

A MAN has appeared in court charged with the murder of a businessman at a flat in Fife last week.

Tencho Andonov, 27, made no plea nor declaration when he appeared at Kirkcaldy Sheriff Court today.

Mohammed Nadeen Siddique, 38, was found dead at the property on Forres Drive in Glenrothes on October 24.

Another injured man was taken to hospital following the incident described by police at the time as a shooting.

Andonov, from Livingston, West Lothian, is charged with the murder of Mr Siddique and with the attempted murder of the second man.

He also faces a charge of attempting to pervert the course of justice and was remanded in custody until his next appearance.

Man appears in court over Whitecraig murder

Steven Curran was found dead behind his pub in Whitecraig.

By Cara Sulieman

A MAN has appeared in court in connection with the murder of a pub landlord.

Lee McNamara, 23, appeared on petition at Haddington Sheriff Court today.

He is alleged to have murdered Steven Curran whose body was found behind the Dolphin Inn in Whitecraig, East Lothian last Thursday.

Mr Curran, 47, ran the pub with his wife Jill and they had two daughters aged six and 13.

McNamara, from Musselburgh, is also charged with the theft or a car.

He made no plea nor declaration and has been remanded in custody until he appears in court again next month.

Scotland’s iconic whisky producers on the move

Glenmorangie are moving into Edinburgh city centre

By Cara Sulieman

ONE OF Scotland’s best-known whisky distilleries is on the move.

The Glenmorangie Company is moving both its headquarters and bottling plant to new sites this month to “reinforce” the company.

Tomorrow sees the employees at the headquarters moving into a new office space in the centre of Edinburgh.

Previously based in Broxburn, West Lothian, the offices on Leith Street are just a stone’s throw away from Princes Street and Waverley station.

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Council blunder leaves cabbie details on show

By Cara Sulieman

PERSONAL details and criminal convictions of taxi drivers have been published on the internet after a blunder by a Scots council.

The information was published on the East Lothian Council website by mistake ahead of today’s licensing meeting.

It included full details of license applications including previous convictions ranging from minor driving offences to assault and drug dealing.

As well as the cabbies’ details, the names and addresses of members of the public who had complained about drivers were posted.

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Britain’s oldest person dies weeks before 112th birthday

Annie Turnbull passed away after a short illness

By Cara Sulieman

BRITAIN’S oldest person has died just a few weeks away from her 112th birthday.

Annie Turnbull passed away at her care home in Leith last Friday, leaving a large family and even larger legacy.

When asked, the great-grandmother would say that “keeping calm” was the secret to her longevity.

But she didn’t like the attention her long life brought her, and was reluctant to be put in the spotlight.

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