Local News

VIDEO: Your Say- Community empowerment

Midlothian Advertiser - 6 hours 20 min ago

For this week’s your say we asked readers about Midlothian Council plans to give more powers to communities.

Missing man may be in Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - 7 hours 25 min ago

Police are keen to trace the whereabouts of Thomas Stewart (29), who has been missing from the Kinross area since the early hours of today (November 21).

Midlothian MSP defends his councillor wife

Midlothian Advertiser - 8 hours 49 min ago

MSP Colin Beattie has slammed “politically motivated” questions about his wife’s absence from her councillor duties, due to ill health.

‘Over to you’ says Midlothian Council leader

Midlothian Advertiser - 8 hours 50 min ago

Council leader Owen Thompson (SNP) has revealed plans to give more power to communities in Midlothian to make decisions themselves.

Hire cars and taxis in Midlothian to be fitted with CCTV and audio recording equipment

Midlothian Advertiser - 13 hours 7 min ago

Taxi or private car hire licence holders in Midlothian can now use CCTV and audio recording devices in their vehicles.

Scientists trace MRSA bugs to livestock

Midlothian Advertiser - 16 hours 50 min ago

Some MRSA bugs in UK 
hospitals can be traced back to a type of bacteria found in farm animals, a new study suggests.

HMO plans for Penicuik and Poltonhall care homes

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 12:59

Midlothian Council has approved plans to turn two former care homes into controversial Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO).

Build-up to Midlothian East ward by-election

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 10:20

Excitement is building ahead of next week’s Midlothian East ward by-election, with candidates keen to have one last stab at winning over constituents through the columns of the Advertiser.

Eurofighter Typhoon radar deal secures 500 jobs

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 20/11/2014 - 08:33

A HUGE defence contract to build upgraded radar for aircraft has secured around 500 jobs in the Capital.

Categories: Midlothian News

Police allay fears after attempted abduction claim

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 11:51

Police have allayed fears following reports of an attempted abduction in Bonnyrigg on Saturday, confirming that there is “no risk to the public”.

Siblings found dead in Penicuik

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 11:30

A brother and sister found dead in their home at Royal Court in Penicuik last week may have lain undiscovered since July, it has emerged.

Top young musical talent

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 10:42

This year’s Midlothian Schools’ Festival of Music at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh was judged as among the best yet, catering to every taste in music, from movie and theatre numbers to a medley of WW1 songs.

Listed Loanhead villa goes up in flames

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 07:00

Almost 40 firefighters tackled an early morning blaze at a derelict Loanhead villa, which is to be the focal point of a new housing development.

VIDEO: Midlothian has first cycle safe bin lorries in country

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 04:22

Midlothian Council is the first local authority in Scotland to install a new system on four of its bin lorries which protects cyclists.

Mayfield boy is a video star

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/11/2014 - 03:34

A short film highlighting the story of Mayfield boy Jay Johnson is now on our website. Claire Laurenson from Lasswade made the three-minute film to highlight Jay’s story, with the fundraising target for surgery on his heel cords just £5,000 short of the £15,000 target. Claire said: “He is a brave wee guy, always smiling. I’m happy to help in any small way I can.”

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Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 17:26

An employer in Midlothian visited schools including Lasswade, St David’s and Beeslack high schools to tell pupils about the benefits of work-based learning.

Winter strategy revealed for Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 15:00

Councillors have praised plans set out to deal with any possible severe weather which could hit the county this coming winter.

Earthquake hits Penicuik

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 14:43

The earth moved for Penicuik residents last week when an earthquake caused the town to tremble.

Under the microscope

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 06:54

Life science firm Ingenza, based at the Roslin BioCentre, has been named Skills Development Scotland’s Youth Employer of the month for October. The company, which has 40 members of staff, employs four Modern Apprentices, who are all in permanent positions.

Dalkeith Team are in it to win it

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 23:35

A band of Dalkeith youngsters have been nominated for a royal award after turning their lives around with help from youth charity The Prince’s Trust Scotland.