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Local News

Anger over street lighting

Midlothian Advertiser - 15 hours 38 min ago
Dalkeith residents have criticised Midlothian Council for replacing a conservation area’s street lighting with new lampposts which they say are unsuitable.

Helping to plan for the future

Midlothian Advertiser - 16 hours 8 min ago
A series of ‘Planning for the Future’ roadshows, which will offer Scottish farmers advice on everything from accounting to writing a will, is to be held around the country.

Accusation city bypass is not a priority

Midlothian Advertiser - 16 hours 38 min ago
New Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has been accused of putting the brakes on improvements to Edinburgh City Bypass.

College to offer first Forest School

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:23
Newbattle Abbey College is planning to run its first ever Forest School and Outdoor Learning Leadership course (SCQF Level 8) on on October 7 and 8.

Major Dalkeith road reopens after two-car collision

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Tue, 18/09/2018 - 09:49
A road in Dalkeith has reopened following a two-car collision earlier this morning.

Public urged to get behind services

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 15:35
People need to get behind their local health and care services if they are to have any chance of succeeding in the future.

Health secretary announces “immediate” mesh implant ban after Loanhead woman’s death

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 17/09/2018 - 12:49
The use of transvaginal mesh implants has been immediately halted in NHS Scotland, the health secretary has announced.

Luke Mitchell: I would rather stay in jail than admit my guilt for murder of Jodi Jones

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Sun, 16/09/2018 - 13:29
JODI Jones killer Luke Mitchell has spoken from his prison cell for the first time and claims that he would rather stay behind bars than plea guilty to murder.

Fresh appeal launched to clear name of Jodi Jones killer Luke Mitchell

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 08:26
A fresh appeal is set to be launched with the aim of clearing the name of teenage killer Luke Mitchell.

Residents rage as cash-strapped council accused of spending thousands to wrongly replace lampposts

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Sat, 15/09/2018 - 05:00
Residents have accused a cash-strapped council of spending thousands of pounds wrongly replacing lampposts in a conservation area it seemed not to know existed.

Stobhill launches trade waste and recycling service

Midlothian Council - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 11:42
Trade waste and recycling will be accepted at Stobhill from 1 October 2018.

Midlothian police make arrests

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 11:22
Police have charged two men after officers stopped a car in Penicuik yesterday afternoon (Thursday, September 13).

Officer charge men caught driving in stolen car in Penicuik

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 11:19
Two men have been charged after officers stopped a stolen car in Penicuik.

Scheme making a difference to worthwhile causes in Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 05:57
This week we take at look at two more local good causes providing poverty relief to communities, which have received a welcome cash boost.

Pipe up about band’s great end to season

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 05:44
Rothesay Pipe Band continued its summer of success in recent weeks, at it ended what has been described as its“best season for years”.

Number of youths armed with weapons is cause for concern

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 14/09/2018 - 05:20
I regularly raise the subject of antisocial behaviour in Midlothian and a recent spike in incidents of this nature, particularly vandalism, are a cause for concern.

Newbattle Abbey College awards its students

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 13/09/2018 - 06:10
The annual awards ceremony at Newbattle Abbey College took place this month with awards presented by college principal Marian Docherty.

Penicuik charity shop re-opened

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 13/09/2018 - 05:42
Oxfam’s Penicuik store was re-opened on Tuesday following refurbishment, by volunteer Joyce Wallace (81).

Bonnyrigg woman’s pledge for little bookworms

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 13/09/2018 - 05:28
A Bonnyrigg woman has been successful in getting local businesses to donate books to Midlothian Early Years for children who need them most.