Local News

Car-crash former monk gets £42k

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 18:12
A FORMER Bhuddist monk who could not bow or perform sitting meditation after surviving a car crash has been awarded £42,316 in damages.

Deadline approaches for Midlothian volunteer nominations

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 15:00
Volunteer Midlothian host an annual awards ceremony during Volunteers’ Week to acknowledge and celebrate the wide range of volunteering involvement in Midlothian.

Rising to the challenge

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 12:00
Pupils from two Midlothian primary schools showed their mettle when they took part in the VEX Robotics UK Challenge in Birmingham.

Outcry over rise in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary parking fees

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 08:00
Staff, patients and vistors are facing huge price hikes in car-parking charges at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as NHS Lothian look to deal with increasing demand for spaces.

Bus service back on track after campaign

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 07:47
The number 49 bus service, serving Bonnyrigg, Poltonhall and Rosewell, will be increased to every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday.

SNP councillor to go it alone in upcoming Midlothian elections

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 06:52
SNP councillor Jim Bryant has told the Advertiser that he will stand as an independent candidate at the forthcoming council elections.

Recorded child abuse cases hit an all-time high

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 23/03/2017 - 00:01
The number of child sex offences has risen to an all-time high, with more than 4,000 recorded in Scotland last year - an average of almost 12 every day.

Gorebridge projects give food for thought

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 15:00
Launched in January the ‘Food Glorious Food’ project in Gorebridge is about to stage an important event.

Midlothian residents urged to support climate change effort

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 12:00
Midlothian Council is again inviting people to take part in WWF’s Earth Hour by switching off their lights for an hour at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 25.

Greenhall Crescent, Gorebridge closed on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 March

Midlothian Council - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:37
Greenhall Crescent closed on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 March.

Mauricewood Road closed until 30 April 2017

Midlothian Council - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:33
Mauricewood Road closed until 30 April 2017.

Pupil-run record label and venue in Penicuik set for three-day music festival

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 08:00
A record company and live promotions agency run by pupils at Penicuik High School celebrates its tenth anniversary this week with a three-day music festival.

Playground vandalism issue in Mayfield left in the dark

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 06:59
Two parent councils have joined forces to demand action to fight continuing vandalism at the campus their schools share in Mayfield.

Earth Hour - Get Involved!

Midlothian Council - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 13:46
Midlothian Council is inviting people to take part in this year's annual WWF’s Earth Hour event.

Email problems

Midlothian Council - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 09:32
We are experiencing problems in both receiving and issuing emails.

Track 2 Train to transform Newtongrange railway station

Midlothian Council - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 08:41
A project to turn a disused building at Newtongrange railway station into a hub with a bistro, training kitchen, learning centre and business space is to benefit from a £360,000 cash injection.

Register to vote in council elections

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 06:37
Midlothian Council wants to encourage as many residents as possible to take part in the Scottish council elections on May 4.

Country Corner – A call to nurture our natural environment

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 17:00
A Lesser Water Boatman, just one of the great variety of freshwater invertebrates which inhabit our burns, ditches and ponds, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

Gritters Out Tonight

Midlothian Council - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 16:59
Gritters will be out from 22:00 this evening to treat the network as up to 3cms forecast could fall on lower ground during the night, according to the latest forecast.

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 13:07
The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.