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.

Man punched in face for computer game

By Cara Sulieman

A MAN was attacked by two teenagers and punched in the face for a computer game.

The 22-year-old had just come out of the Asda store on Lindsay Road in Edinburgh when he was approached by the youths.

They chased him before catching up and punching him in the face before making off with a computer game he had only just bought from the shop.

After the incident at around 20 minutes past midnight this morning, the two suspects ran off towards Hawthornvale and North Fort Street.

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Man who died in Borders car crash named

Andrew McLean died in a car crash in the Borders

By Cara Sulieman

A 22-YEAR-OLD man has died in a crash after colliding with an oncoming car.

Andrew McLean was the driving his Vauxhall Nova south on the A701 in the Borders when he collided with a Peugeot 307 that had been travelling in the other direction.

Today his parents Michelle Denny and John McLean were too upset to talk too much, just saying that they are “united in grief”.

The accident happened just before 1.30pm on Saturday half a mile north of the junction with the A72 in Peebleshire near Mountain Cross.

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New hospital opens in Midlothian

Midlothian Community Hospital opens today

By Christine Lavelle

AN NHS hospital near Edinburgh designed to provide care for elderly and mental health patients has officially opened its doors – six weeks ahead of schedule.

Midlothian Community Hospital is fully operational today, providing 88 beds for frail and elderly people and for mental health sufferers.

The two storey development, which cost £18 million to complete, has 24 assessment beds for older people with mental health problems and 24 continuing care beds, as well as 40 continuing care beds for frail elderly patients.

And – unlike many other NHS hospitals – it provides single and en-suite rooms.

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