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Walk in memory of mum

Midlothian Advertiser - 5 hours 17 min ago

Two sisters will be joining in a walk on Saturday raising vital funds for a cancer charity, which supported their mum in last few weeks of her life.

Housing Minister visits Midlothian

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 11:00

Scottish Housing Minister Margaret Burgess has visited Midlothian to see a number of projects, including a new affordable housing development at Kippielaw on the edge of Dalkeith.

Residents’ anger at takeaway plans for town centre

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 24/07/2014 - 06:00

Penicuik residents have reacted angrily to news that planning consent has been granted for another hot food takeaway in the town centre.

Dalkeith Country Park £3.5m revamp

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 11:00

Plans for a multi million pound redevelopment of the historic Dalkeith Country Park have been approved by Midlothian Council.

VIDEO: Donor appeal for young Kayleigh

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 23/07/2014 - 06:00

A Penicuik woman is to go on the transplant waiting list for a new kidney – 14 years after her mum underwent the same op due to a genetic condition.

Dog chipping event in Newtongrange a barking success

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 22/07/2014 - 14:00

Ninety-five dogs were chipped at the recent micro-chip event held by Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame (SNP) at Newbattle Parish Church, courtesy of Dogs Trust.

Five Minutes With

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 21:00

See this week’s Advertiser to spend five minutes in the company of Penicuik mum Lucille Bishop.

No place like home

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 14:00

A woman from Gorebridge is celebrating having spent all 65 years of her life in the same Midlothian Council house.

Seniors going for gold at Games

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 21/07/2014 - 06:00

It appears that competitive spirit never leaves us.

Midlothian Private picks up tab

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 14:00

A soldier from Mayfield ran 90 miles from Edinburgh to Dumbarton carrying a 33lb pack on his back to raise money for an army charity.

Scott takes the high road for dad’s charity

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 20/07/2014 - 06:00

A former Penicuik man took part in a 1,000-mile motorcycle challenge this week in support of his dad who has a rare neurological condition.

Midlothian fundraisers thank the community

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 19/07/2014 - 14:00

In less than three years a committed group of local fundraisers has raised more than £46,000 to help provide care for those suffering from a killer disease which enters most of our lives.

Gorebridge teacher says fond farewell to ‘family’

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 19/07/2014 - 14:00

Gorebridge Primary School teacher Liz Anderson has retired after 18 years working in what she calls “one big happy family”.

Scheme set to shine a light on thieves

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 19/07/2014 - 06:00

Midlothian police are hoping that local thieves will come to a sticky end when they are caught “fluorescent handed” thanks to a new initiative.

Penicuik takeaway plan is appealing to developers

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 18/07/2014 - 06:00

Controversial plans for another hot food takeaway in Penicuik town centre have been granted by the Scottish Government on appeal.

Search for new homes for Gorebridge residents under way

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 14:00

Midlothian Council says it is doing all it can to help Newbyres Crescent residents move from their set-to-be-demolished homes.

Police appeal to find missing Bonnyrigg man

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 10:14

Police are appealing for information to help trace a man reported missing in Bonnyrigg.

Mistake affects Midlothian Council report outcome

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 17/07/2014 - 06:00

A procedural error by social workers automatically downgraded Midlothian Council’s fostering service in its latest Care Inspectorate report.

Gorebridge street demolition plans welcomed

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 14:00

The chairman of the NHS group set-up to monitor the Gorebridge carbon dioxide leak has welcomed plans to demolish the affected street.

Appeal to trace missing Dalkeith man

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 16/07/2014 - 06:43

Concern is growing for the welfare of a man reported missing in Dalkeith.