Local News

Political rivals go toe-to-toe

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 31/01/2015 - 19:06

Heavyweight politicians in Midlothian have taken a swing at each other following a vote on austerity cuts in the House of Commons.

Retail project to call on pensioners for vital support

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 31/01/2015 - 07:00

The successful Beadazzling project, helping Midlothian young people into work, is offering a hand of friendship to local pensioners.

Readers’ Picture

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 22:00

John Thomson sent in this view of Crichton Castle, which is a few miles away from Pathhead.

Concern for missing Lasswade pensioner

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:35

Police are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a woman who has been reported missing in Lasswade.

Loanhead congregation fundraise to upgrade kirk building

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 30/01/2015 - 07:00

Loanhead Parish Church has launched a fundraising campaign to upgrade a number of the kirk’s facilities.

Gorebridge keen to feel rail benefit

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 15:00

A group of community activists in Gorebridge is pressing ahead with plans to make the most of the return of the railway to the area in September.

Changes to community policing in Midlothian appease fears

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 15:00

The policing model for Midlothian is to change in March following concerns raised about the current structure put in place just last year.

Gritters out treating Midlothian roads

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 10:42

Midlothian Council says its gritters will be out all day today.

Extra funding in Midlothian to stop bed blocking

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 29/01/2015 - 07:00

Scottish health minister Shona Robison met tenants in the award-winning Cowan Court development in Penicuik last week.

Wheelie bin fires in Mayfield spark outrage

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 15:00

Around £2,000 worth of wheelie bins have been destroyed in the past two months by youths who have been setting them on fire.

Police appeal for witnesses after attempted break-ins

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 13:14

Police are appealing for witnesses following several reports of attempted break-ins in Bilston and Bonnyrigg.

NHS cash could help leisure bosses kick woes into touch

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 11:45

edinburgh Leisure will look to attract private sector cash as it aims to plug a financial black hole – and may even ask the NHS for help.

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Midlothian MP David Hamilton to stand down

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 11:20

Marking the end of an era for Midlothian, Labour Party stalwart David Hamilton has called time on his career as a Member of Parliament.

Edinburgh weather: Lothians set for gales and snow

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 08:18

The Capital is braced for travel chaos with gale force winds and snow expected over the next two days.

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Loanhead concern at podiatry service loss

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 07:00

Civic leaders in Loanhead have pledged to fight plans to remove the podiatry service from the town’s new health centre.

VIDEO: Newbattle pupils’ SQA course

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 28/01/2015 - 05:49

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has published this video showcasing how one of its awards is being used as part of a programme encouraging young people in Midlothian to consider a career in construction. 
The film explores how building firm Morrison Construction worked with Newbattle High School to deliver SQA’s Employability Award in their Employment and Construction Programme, aimed at pupils who have a genuine interest in pursuing a career in the construction industry.

Midlothian urged to ‘Pass it on’

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 16:19

Midlothian residents are being encouraged to join in with a re-use revolution, as part of a new national week to promote swapping, sharing and donating.

Funding for 18th century building

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 15:00

Cousland Smiddy has received a grant of £9,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to carry out repair works and provide regular open days.

New Gorebridge hall owners to get renovation cash

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 15:00

A prominent building in Gorebridge will soon be given a makeover after a new owner was found for the property which had lay empty for years.

‘Urgent’ library repairs made after two years in Newtongrange

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 27/01/2015 - 15:00

Repair work marked as urgent by council officers in plans to demolish community facilities has finally taken place at one of the buildings.