Local News

Author takes up county writing role

Midlothian Advertiser - 2 hours 21 min ago
Penicuik author, journalist and short-story writer Catherine Simpson has been appointed the new Creative Writing Fellow for Tyne and Esk Writers.

Children left in hospital as beetles infestation plagues Mayfield flats

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - 4 hours 4 min ago
TWO children from the same block of flats have been hospitalised in the space of the week amid fears of a bug infestation.

‘Crazy clowns’ spotted in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - 7 hours 28 min ago
Local police have promised to fully investigate reported sightings of ‘crazy/ killer clowns’ amid a frenzy on social media.

Tourism on track for railway boost

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/10/2016 - 16:00
One year on, a lot has been written about the impact of the Borders Railway but has it given tourism in Midlothian a boost? It's certainly on the right tracks, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

15-year-old charged with Loanhead assault

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:33
Police Scotland can confirm that a 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with the assault of a man in his 70s.

Two men arrested following Midlothian robberies

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:15
Police in Midlothian have arrested two men and two youths in connection with a number of housebreaking offences.

Council signs up to hate crime pledge

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/10/2016 - 14:00
Midlothian Council held two special events to coincide with National Hate Crime awareness week, which ran from October 8-15.

Missing Dalkeith man

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/10/2016 - 12:24
Police are seeking the assistance of the public to help find a 53-year-old man reported missing from Dalkeith.

Loanhead teenager scoops top award

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/10/2016 - 11:00
A Loanhead teenager has been presented with one of the Boys’ Brigades most coveted accolades at a special presentation in London.

Couple forced out of ‘dream home’ due to mould infestation

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Fri, 21/10/2016 - 09:12
A YOUNG couple have been forced to abandon their brand-new dream home after a mould infestation left them sick.

Miniature railway still on track after 30 years at Vogrie

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/10/2016 - 06:00
Eskvalley Model Engineering Society is set to mark 30 years of running the miniature railway in Vogrie Park with an event on Saturday.

Police investigate Loanhead assault

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/10/2016 - 15:40
Police in Midlothian are investigating following an assault in Loanhead.

Counicl launches new family support project

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/10/2016 - 14:00
Midlothian Council has joined with the organisation Safe Families for Children Scotland to support families going through a difficult time.

Collection inspired by dementia up for Scottish Fashion Award

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/10/2016 - 11:00
A Dalkeith designer’s dementia-themed fashion range, inspired by her grandmother and great-grandmother, is up for a Scottish Fashion Award.

Midlothian Science Festival get up to speed with Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband

Midlothian Council - Thu, 20/10/2016 - 10:11
Attendees of the Midlothian Science Festival got up to speed with the fibre technology of Digital Scotland’s Superfast broadband this week.

Transgender activist shows her spirit with Icon nomination

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/10/2016 - 06:24
A Bonnyrigg woman has been nominated for a LGBTI prize a year after an award-winning BBC documentary on her gender re-assigment.

Appeal to have Bonnyrigg man’s jail sentence increased

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 11:00
A former council care worker who carried out a catalogue of abuse and rape of youngsters being looked after by a local authority faces having his jail sentence increased.

Smouldering colliery waste closes woodland park

Midlothian Council - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 10:12
An area of smouldering colliery waste at the Kirkhill Tip within Gore Glen Woodland Park, near Gorebridge, has led to the partial closure of the park.

Newtongrange mourns tragic teen Shellie

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 05:56
Three people have been charged with drug offences following the death of teenager Shellie Callaghan.

Hundreds of obese patients need special hospital transport

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Wed, 19/10/2016 - 05:00
AMBULANCE staff have to roll out specialist hospital transport for six obese patients each day in Lothian, prompting concern over the rising cost of obesity for the health service.