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Five Minutes With

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 21:00

See this week’s Advertiser to spend five minutes in the company of Bob Bertram, spokesman for the Pathhead Road Safety Action Group.

Bonnyrigg family’s tribute to sick kids charity

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 11:00

Parents of children with Cystic Fibrosis have thanked the Sick Kids Friends Foundation for providing services at Edinburgh’s Sick Kids hospital.

The Advertiser independence debate

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 08:52

There are no more tickets available for the Advertiser’s independence debate this Thursday.

Kidz are crystal clear on the radio

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 31/03/2014 - 06:00

Midlothian’s newest radio station has captured the imagination of three primary school pupils, who are proving they have a talent on the airwaves.

Midlothian charity’s minibus delight

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 30/03/2014 - 11:00

Eskbank charity Garvald Glenesk has hailed the arrival of a new 11-seater minibus, complete with electric wheelchair lift.

Calculations done in the blink of an eye

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 30/03/2014 - 06:00

A new Midlothian-based supercomputer is hoping to hit its target with its speed in carrying out complex calculations.

Old Dalkeith Road reopened

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 29/03/2014 - 12:00

After 21 months, 36,000 tons of earthworks and 2,500 tons of concrete, the subsidence-hit A6106 at Lugton has finally been reopened.

Horticultural society puts spring on show

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 29/03/2014 - 09:00

Ladywood Leisure Centre was a riot of spring colour when Penicuik Horticultural Society held its bulb and homecraft show recently.

Make time for a spring health check

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 29/03/2014 - 07:00

NHS 24 is urging people across the country to take advantage of the extra hour of daylight to look after their health this spring.

Debate on independence hotting up

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 14:56

An Advertiser reader has revealed his thoughts about the recent Scotland Decides meeting, ahead of our independence debate next week.

Roadworks rattle rural Midlothian residents

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 12:00

Harelaw residents are at the end of their tether as a result of ongoing roadworks in the small hamlet near Newton Village.

Youngsters cash in on retail project

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 28/03/2014 - 07:00

An innovative project, aimed at helping Midlothian young people gain employment in the retail sector, is well underway.

Man (20) admits to Mayfield homicide

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 27/03/2014 - 14:59

A 20-year-old man has pled guilty to culpable homicide following the death of a 28-year-old man in Mayfield in November last year.

Watchdog tells home to shape up

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 27/03/2014 - 12:00

A Lasswade care home has been taken to task after a watchdog’s second inspection found that its concerns had been ignored and quality of care had become worse.

Council leader needs your support

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 27/03/2014 - 07:00

Midlothian Council leader Owen Thompson is fearing the worst in his challenge to local people to back the climate change campaign Earth Hour.

Stay of execution for former Bonnyrigg leisure centre

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 15:30

Groups looking to take over the former Bonnyrigg leisure centre have been given more time to develop viable proposals.

Residents’ anger at Penicuik homeless unit plan

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 26/03/2014 - 07:42

Penicuik residents are up in arms over Midlothian Council proposals to convert a former old people’s home into a unit for the homeless.

Kids to get on their bikes

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 15:00

Youngsters can enjoy the thrills of mountain biking, after Mayfield and Easthouses Youth 2000 project received £6,700 from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust.

Creative writers get into print

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 15:00

When Mayfield woman Mary Dempster set up a creative writing group five years ago little did she know how important it would be to people.

Honours for Penicuik soldiers

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 25/03/2014 - 12:00

Soldiers from the Royal Highland Fusiliers were among members of the Armed Forces to be honoured for their efforts in Afghanistan.

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