Local News

How the UK Visas and Immigration department is preparing for Brexit

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 16:00
My husband is Japanese. We have to re-apply for his spouse visa in September.

Councillors updated on progress of Borders Railway projects

Midlothian Council - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 15:33
Councillors were updated today (Tuesday) on Midlothian projects to maximise the benefits of the Borders Railway.

Services and facilities escape Midlothian Council cuts

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 15:00
A raft of proposed cuts to council services and facilities were rejected by councillors today as the local authority approved its budget.

Newtongrange masterplan on track

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 14:59
Plans to transform Newtongrange with Borders Railway funding are expected to create more than 440 jobs and add £20 million to the area.

Council approves budget for 2019/20

Midlothian Council - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 13:38
Midlothian Council has voted to reject a number of savings measures put forward by council officers, aimed at meeting a £9.739 million budget shortfall in 2019/20.

JD Wetherspoon favours more UK products as we move towards Brexit

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 13:00
As we barrel towards Brexit, some firms are making moves to ensure business continues as usual.

How Brexit will affect each ingredient of the full English breakfast

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 07:00
The typical full English breakfast might include sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomato, baked beans, hash browns and toast. Here’s how Brexit could effect the UK’s most important meal of the day.

Dear Midlothian councillors, please scrap music tuition cuts – Sam Blott

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Tue, 12/02/2019 - 06:00
School pupil Sam Blott appeals to Midlothian councillors ahead of a crunch budget meeting today to decide whether to press ahead with proposed cuts to free music tuition.

Brexit and data protection - will firms still have to comply with the new EU GDPR?

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 16:34
Rules around how businesses and organisations can use, collect and store your personal data are currently regulated at an EU-level under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

No deal Brexit “catastrophic” for farmers says NFUS

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 15:31
President of the National Farmers Union Scotland, Andrew McCornick, has called on the UK government to rule out a no-deal Brexit claiming leaving the EU without a deal would be “catastrophic for Scotland’s farmers and crofters”.

Will UK workers lose their rights and entitlements after Brexit?

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 14:48
The EU is responsible for a lot of laws regarding workers' rights.

Thinking about proposing?

Midlothian Council - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 12:03
If you are thinking of getting married or having a civil partnership there are a lot of things to consider but one of the most important things is booking a registrar to conduct the ceremony.

New school on site of old high school

Midlothian Council - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 11:49
A new primary school will be built on the former site of Newbattle High School in Easthouses.

Do you have an alcohol licence?

Midlothian Council - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 11:24
Do you have a personal licence to trade in alcohol issued on or before 1 September 2009?

Protect yourself against financial harm

Midlothian Council - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 11:10
East and Midlothian Public Protection Committee (EMPPC) is helping residents protect themselves and others from financial harm with their new event series ‘Fraud, scams and financial plans’.

Do you and your family have questions about Brexit?

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 11:09
With just 46 days to go, you might have some questions about how Brexit is going to affect you, your family and your community.

Midlothian business break-ins: Police link crimes to further incidents

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 09:35
Police investigating break-ins to Midlothian businesses last month believe the same group was responsible for incidents in West and East Lothian last week.

Sign up for garden waste collections by 21 February

Midlothian Council - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 09:08
The council is reminding residents that the deadline for signing up for the full garden waste collection service is fast approaching.

Give us your views on local paths

Midlothian Council - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 08:12
Midlothian Council is today (Monday 11 February) launching a consultation asking for comments and proposals on local paths.

Salon move is sweet success for Mayfield business

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 11/02/2019 - 07:33
A Mayfield beauty salon owner hopes her growing business goes from strength to strength after a recent move to larger premises.

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