Local News

Benefit cap hits hundreds of Midlothian families

Midlothian Advertiser - 10 hours 2 min ago
Hundreds of families in Midlothian have seen their incomes cut by the UK Government’s benefit cap, new figures have revealed.

Newbattle High School officially opened by Deputy First Minister

Midlothian Advertiser - 10 hours 14 min ago
Newbattle High School was officially opened last week by Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney.

Bonnyrigg boys’ social frost bite to raise cash and awareness of homelessness

Midlothian Advertiser - 10 hours 34 min ago
The Burnbrae Primary pupils raising money for Social Bite held their ‘Wee Sleep Out’ at the weekend, raising more than £3,600 for the homeless charity.

Midlothian pubs to monitor parents’ drinking when with kids

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - 11 hours 3 min ago
PARENTS who drink alcohol while out for a meal with their children will be watched by restaurant and pub staff under new licensing controls.

World War 1 painting unveiled

Midlothian Council - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 09:19
An oil painting depicting the horrors of war by the local arts organisation, Dalkeith Arts, was unveiled at a special ceremony in Midlothian Council Chambers on Tuesday.

Independent Review: Impact on Communities of Policing during the 1984-85 miners' strike.

Midlothian Council - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 08:48
Were you a miner, part of a mining community, a police officer or in some other way affected by the miners' strike? The Independent Review would like to hear about your experience.

Could you offer a home to a child like Owen?

Midlothian Council - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 08:30
Midlothian Council is launching a new campaign during National Adoption Week to encourage local people to consider offering a child a ‘forever home’.

Midlothian Ladies Club means business

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 07:27
A recently formed Midlothian women’s Facebook group with 3000 members, which promotes local business, is set to hold its first event.

Midlothian crimebeat: November 7-13

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 06:47
Here is your weekly crimebeat round-up for Midlothian, as reported by Police Scotland.

Lasswade Centre gym recording charges dropped

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 06:38
A man accused of alleged filming in the Lasswade Centre gym had all charges dropped at Edinburgh Sheriff Court on October 27.

Launch of Penicuik Heritage Regeneration project and Neighbourhood Plan

Midlothian Council - Wed, 14/11/2018 - 14:15
A £2.6 million project to help regenerate Penicuik town centre will be officially launched with a week-long programme of events in early December.

Mauricewood Road roundabout open

Midlothian Council - Wed, 14/11/2018 - 13:59
The roundabout on A702 to the top end of Mauricewood Road in Penicuik is now open.

Midlothian garden waste bin charge gets the go-ahead

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 14/11/2018 - 11:09
As expected, Midlothian Council has decided to introduce a charge for kerbside garden waste collections.

Post Office looks for a new home to deliver a new Newtongrange branch

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 14/11/2018 - 06:45
Post Office Ltd has insisted it is keen to provide a service in Newtongrange despite the “temporary closure” of its branch there over a year ago.

Penicuik right of way decision appealed

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 14/11/2018 - 06:34
Midlothian Council is still unable to remove the barricade on the route between Cairnbank Road and Penicuik Estate, after the landowners appealed the latest court decision allowing the local authority to remove it.

What’s on Midlothian - November 14- 20

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 14/11/2018 - 06:25
Here is your weekly guide to what’s on across Midlothian in the next week.

Armistice Centenary - Midlothian remembers

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 14:59
On Remembrance Sunday, hundreds gathered at events across Midlothian to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Council Approves Housing Plan

Midlothian Council - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 14:16
Midlothian Council has approved its Strategic Housing Investment Plan for 2019/20 – 2023/24.

Council to host inequality discussions

Midlothian Council - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 13:22
Midlothian Council is to host a series of group discussions around gender inequality.

Garden waste charge approved

Midlothian Council - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 13:08
Midlothian Council is introducing a charge for kerbside garden waste collections. Residents wishing to retain their brown bin collections will be charged £35 per bin from spring 2019.

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