Local News

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 12/01/2017 - 11:50
Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

Two men arrested for drug offences in Midlothian

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 12/01/2017 - 09:45
Two men have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in Midlothan recovered various drugs in Dalkeith and Newtongrange.

Lothian Buses apologises after leaving girls in the cold and dark

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 12/01/2017 - 06:38
Lothian Buses has apologised for leaving two young girls to walk home in the dark after a driver refused to believe their ages and put them off the bus.

Officials hope to re-open Forth Road Bridge tomorrow morning

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:40
Forth Road Bridge chiefs hope to re-open the crossing for tomorrow morning’s rush hour after a juggernaut was blown over in 74mph winds early today.

Help build new Loanhead community hub

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:00
Do you or your organisation want to take full advantage of the potential opportunities being offered by working with Morrison Construction on the new Paradykes Primary School and hub in Loanhead?

Have your say at family fun day

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:46
Newtongrange residents are invited to a family fun day where they will have the chance to cast their votes for some of the proposals from the recent household survey.

Some snow forecast

Midlothian Council - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:21
Gritters will be out overnight as snow is forecast.

Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 12:33
The principles determining when police can use “stop and search” powers have been set out in a code of practice.

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:55
The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

Forth Road Bridge closed after lorry blows over in high winds

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:58
The Forth Road Bridge has been closed in both directions after a lorry was blown over in high winds early this morning.

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 00:01
Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 14:09
Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday.

New Year Honours joy for Ellen and Ann

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 10:00
Two women from Midlothian were among those recognised in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours as they each received a British Empire Medal.

New LGBT group for teens

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 10/01/2017 - 06:51
A new group set up for young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Penicuik is hoping to discover why it has had no attendees since it launched in October.