Local News

Every child to receive flu vaccination

Midlothian Advertiser - 2 hours 29 min ago

Every child in the county aged two to 11 will be offered the flu vaccine from this autumn as part of a new immunisation programme.

Missing Kippielaw path fuels worries

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 15:00

Residents opposed to plans to build 60 homes on land designated as farmland are angry that a path has mysteriously disappeared.

Author chalks up the story of Dalkeith High

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 31/10/2014 - 13:35

A fascinating evening awaits visitors to Dalkeith High School on November 10 when local historian Alan Mason will be giving a talk to launch his new book, Up High – 100 years of Dalkeith High School.

Newbattle High School in ‘lockdown’

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:31

Newbattle High was in lockdown earlier today after gun shots were reported in the vicinity of the school, but police have now confirmed that the area is safe and suspect fireworks might be to blame.

Poll: Should fireworks be banned?

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 15:18

As bonfire night approaches, are you planning to hold or attend a fireworks display?

Toughen up rules on private car parks, says Dalkeith CAB

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 13:19

Dalkeith Citizens Advice Bureau is calling on the Scottish Government to regulate the private parking industry after seeing a rise in complaints.

Penicuik comes first with new business plan

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 30/10/2014 - 07:00

The project to boost the Penicuik town centre area is knuckling down to business thanks to a steady increase in membership.

Future of Gorebridge gas-hit street to be decided

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 15:00

The future of the “eery” half-empty Gorebridge street currently being evacuated due to a carbon dioxide leak is set to be made clear next week.

Midlothian hit by online criminals

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:47

Almost 20,000 Midlothian residents have had their personal details stolen and sold to online fraudsters within the last three years.

Race to find mace for Penicuik show

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 29/10/2014 - 09:00

Pupils at Penicuik High are appealing for the return of a ceremonial mace designed and carved by them to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.

Dalkeith conservative throws hat into the ring

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 19:52

Andrew Hardie has been named as the Scottish Conservative candidate who will stand in the forthcoming Midlothian East by-election.

National honour for Loanhead first aid teenager

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 28/10/2014 - 15:00

A Bonnyrigg teenager has received a Brave@Heart award for her “determination and maturity” after a pedestrian was knocked down.

Dalkeith Hub campaign gathers steam

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 23:40

Community councils in the Dalkeith area look set to join forces in a bid to progress plans for a community hub at Newmills Road.

Jumping for joy at Rosslyn Chapel

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 27/10/2014 - 15:00

World-famous Rosslyn Chapel has become only the fifth recipient of a five-star Historic Attraction award from VisitScotland.

Rosewell expansion fears

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 23:55

Residents living in Rosewell have condemned contentious plans that could see the size of the village increase by more than a third.

Council keeping watch on works at Loanhead home

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 26/10/2014 - 15:00

Midlothian Council has given the Loanhead community assurances that it is monitoring works being carried out at a former care home.

Newbattle Cemetery solar lights stolen

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 14:00

Police in Midlothian are investigating after solar lights from Newbattle Cemetery were stolen last week.

Concerns over Bonnyrigg’s new skate park

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 25/10/2014 - 13:19

Bonnyrigg’s new skate park is proving to be a magnet for anti-social behaviour, say local residents who are calling for it to be supervised.

Gorebridge guesthouse vandal sent to jail

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 14:00

A drunk who broke into a guesthouse and was found half-naked on a bed surrounded by knives has been jailed for six months.

Dalkeith collie hightailed it with foxy ladies

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 24/10/2014 - 13:43

A two-year-old Border Collie has returned home more confident and “mature” after living ruff for ten weeks with a group of female foxes.