Man in hospital after fox chews at his nose and fingers

By Christine Lavelle

A MAN who lay unconscious in a cemetery and had his nose and fingers bitten off is thought to have been savaged by a fox.

The 37-year-old man was discovered by police at St Michael’s Parish Church Cemetery in Inveresk near Musselburgh, in the early hours of Sunday morning.

He was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, where he was said to be recovering from his injuries.

A source told how the victim had lost his nose and two-and-a-half fingers in the brutal attack.

He said: “He was attacked by a fox in a cemetery near Musselburgh as he was lying unconscious. Continue reading

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.

Suspected murder of Dolphin Inn pub boss

DETECTIVES are probing the suspected murder of a dad of two after his body was found dumped outside the pub he ran with his wife.

Stevie Curran was discovered in a garden area at the back of The Dolphin Inn at Whitecraig near Musselburgh around 2am yesterday (thurs).

His body was found after officers called at the property while investigating a road traffic accident on the A1 some 20 miles away.

A car – believed to be his wife Jill’s silver coloured Toyota Celecia – was discovered abandoned after colliding with a central reservation on the southbound carriageway sometime around 12.30am.

Road traffic police called to the incident found the vehicle empty, which after checks on the registered keeper, led them to The Dolphin Inn.

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Murder squad detectives probe Dolphin Inn pub boss death – link to A1 car crash mystery

By Christine Lavelle, Amanda MacMillan & Shaun Milne

DETECTIVES are probing the suspected murder of a dad of two after his body was found dumped outside the pub he ran with his wife.

Stevie Curran was discovered in a garden area at the back of The Dolphin Inn at Whitecraig near Musselburgh around 2am today (thurs).

His body was found after officers called at the property while investigating a road traffic accident on the A1 some 20 miles away.

A car – believed to be his wife Jill’s silver coloured Toyota Celecia – was discovered abandoned after colliding with a central reservation on the southbound carriageway sometime around 12.30am.

Road traffic police called to the incident found the vehicle empty, which after checks on the registered keeper, led them to The Dolphin Inn.

It was while there that the grim discovery of Mr Curran’s body was understood to have been made and CID called in. Continue reading

Sixth annual hickory golf open begins in East Lothian

By Christine Lavelle

THE sixth annual world hickory championships tee-ed off today (Mon) at Musselburgh Old Links course.

Participators were dressed for the occasion in period costumes, as they started the week-long tournament, which will progress along the East Lothian coast – reaching Gullane on Friday.

Hickory refers to the playing of golf with shafted clubs, with many players saying the sport allows them to play on classic golf courses as it was meant to be played.

On the final day the lowest 36-hole score will take the championship.

Lucky number seven for Musselburgh lottery winners

By Christine Lavelle

A LUCKY lotto couple couldn’t believe it when all SEVEN of their lines came up on Saturday – including one hitting the £2m jackpot.

Electrician Brian Sharp said he and wife Ann, both 48, were stunned when they scooped a quarter-share of the £8m rollover prize, netting a cool £2,033,705.

But – as the couple picked lines all containing a mix of seven lucky numbers – every line they played won them some cash, with the others matching five balls and grabbing a further £2,164 each.

By the time the Musselburgh couple counted all their extra winnings, they were a further £13,000 better off. Continue reading

Justice Minister Hails Cab Drivers Over Day Of Fun For Kids

By Cara Sulieman

A PARADE of balloon festooned taxis made their way through Edinburgh today (Tues) bringing cheer to a rainy day.

On board were around a hundred children with special needs on their annual trip to the beach.

The fleet of 60 cabs pulled out of Murrayfield stadium in the drizzle and made their way through the capital towards the coast heading first for Musselburgh for ice cream.

Then it was on Yellowcraigs for a day out at the beach.

As well as hackneys covered in balloons, three taxis had made a special effort and transformed their vehicles into floats.

And the extra effort paid off for Biggles, a taxi driver who had decorated his cab to look like a plane, as he took home both the Best Dressed Taxi Driver and Best Dressed Taxi prizes.

The 64th annual taxi driver outing was organised by the Kiddie’s Outing Committee to give kids with special needs and illnesses a well deserved day out. Continue reading