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MSP accuses bus bosses of having 'heads in the sand' over suspended X5 service

2 December 2021 - Isla Aitken - East Lothian Courier

A SOUTH Scotland MSP has accused Lothian Buses bosses of having their “heads in the sand” over the suspended X5 bus service.

The X5 service has been withdrawn. Image: Lothian Buses

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900 sign petition to bring back bus service after suspension adds an hour to commute

29 November 2021 - Ian Swanson - Edinburgh Evening News

More than 900 people have backed a petition calling for the reinstatement of a bus service whose suspension has added up to an hour to the commute from East Lothian to the Capital.

Craig Hoy is calling for the reinstatement of the X5 between North Berwick and Edinburgh

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Surge of Covid-19 positive cases force East Lothian Hospital to close wards

24 November 2021 - Shona Elliott - Edinburgh Evening News

East Lothian Community Hospital has been forced to close two wards due to a significant number of Covid-19 positive cases at the Haddington centre.

East Lothian Community Hospital has been forced to close two wards due to a significant number of Covid-19 positive cases.

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Covid Scotland: Only half of schools have any Covid cases, as Nicola Sturgeon confirms ban on live audiences at school Christmas concerts

23 November 2021 - Jane Bradley - The Scotsman

Only half of Scottish schools have any active Covid cases, while “very few” have enough to be classified as an outbreak, MSPs have been told.

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UK Government helps young people back to work in Midlothian

22 November 2021 - Kevin Quinn - Midlothian Advertiser

Two Scottish Conservative local List MSPs have praised the UK Government for helping young people back into work.

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Fury as Scots care home residents injected with salt water instead of Covid vaccine

22 November 2021 - John Ferguson - Daily Record

Residents at Millbrae Care Home in Coatbridge were wrongly vaccinated and the health board have apologised.

Millbrae Care Home in Coatbridge

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Craig Hoy MSP column: Covid booster jags rollout has been shambolic

20 November 2021 - Craig Hoy MSP - East Lothian Courier

IT'S been a busy few weeks. I was proud and honoured to lay a wreath at the war memorial in Haddington. 

Craig Hoy MSP.

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MSP's praise for 'amazing' work of East Lothian Foodbank

19 November 2021 - Cameron Ritchie - East Lothian Courier

A TRANENT charity has been described as an “outstanding community service” for supporting those at risk of going hungry.

Elaine Morrison and Andrew, of East Lothian Foodbank, welcomed Craig Hoy, South Scotland MSP (left), recently

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John Swinney apologises for booster vaccine rollout issues in East Lothian after issue is raised at Holyrood

18 November 2021 - Cameron Ritchie - East Lothian Courier

CONCERNS surrounding “a number of issues” with the booster vaccine appointments system in East Lothian have been heard in the Scottish Parliament.

A long queue for Covid booster jags at Hamilton Road, Gullane. Photo: Derek Braid

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Deputy First Minister admits “number of issues” with booster appointments in Midlothian

11 November 2021 - Luke Jackson - Midlothian View

Questioned by South of Scotland MSP Craig Hoy, the Deputy First Minister of Scotland has admitted that there are “a number of issues” with the booster vaccine appointments system in Midlothian.

Craig Hoy MSP questioned the Deputy First Minister on the booster jab roll-out in Lothian.

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FMQs: NHS Lothian Covid booster booking system facing ‘challenges’

11 November 2021 - Jane Bradley - The Scotsman

There are some “challenges within the appointment system” to book Covid booster vaccinations in the Lothians, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has admitted.

Scottish Conservative's newly elected Craig Hoy. Picture: PA

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Residents urged to only attend A&E if their condition is life-threatening due to 'immense pressure' on service

11 November 2021 - Cameron Ritchie - East Lothian Courier

EAST Lothian residents are being urged to attend accident and emergency (A&E) only if their condition is life-threatening because hospitals across the Lothians are under “immense pressure".

Photo copyright: Lisa Jarvis and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence

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Craig Hoy's thoughts on COP26 and what we need to do next

9 November 2021 - Craig Hoy - Midlothian View

Craig Hoy MSP, South of Scotland, writes his monthly column for Midlothian View.

Craig Hoy MSP

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Midlothian’s NHS is "toiling" under the SNP according to Conservative MSP

8 November 2021 - Kevin Quinn - Midlothian Advertiser

Craig Hoy, a Conservative List MSP for South Scotland, has said that the NHS in Midlothian’s is “toiling” under the SNP Health Secretary’s watch as Lothian recorded its worst A&E waiting times on record.

 Craig Hoy MSP at East Lothian Community Hospital

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East Lothian MSPs join in protest after shock closure of community hospital

8 November 2021 - Shona Elliott - Edinburgh Evening News

Local MSPs from different political parties have joined with North Berwick’s local community to help reinstate Edington Hospital Service following its sudden closure in September.

MSPs at Hands Around The Edington event

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97 per cent of respondents to MSP's Edington Hospital survey oppose closure of its services

7 November 2021 - Isla Aitken - East Lothian Courier

A COMMUNITY survey organised by South Scotland MSP Craig Hoy has found that 97 per cent of respondents oppose the closure of inpatient services at North Berwick's Edington Hospital.

 Craig Hoy MSP at the Edington Hospital

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Craig Hoy MSP column: Our renewables opportunities

6 November 2021 - Craig Hoy MSP - East Lothian Courier

IT IS FANTASTIC that Scotland is hosting COP26.

The road to this summit has not been easy but I hope it will be a historic success.

Craig Hoy MSP.

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Tory MSP demands action to combat SNP drug death chaos that has ‘destroyed peoples lives’

6 November 2021 - Tom Hussey - The Express

A SCOTTISH Conservative MSP has demanded an end to the tragic record number of drug deaths in Scotland during the SNP's reign of power.

Craig Hoy MSP.

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