Local News

Man murdered flatmate’s boyfriend after row

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 15:09
A MAN murdered his flatmate’s boyfriend after a trivial row when he was accidentally woken up by the couple.

Stay safe on your motorbike says Midlothian MSP

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 11:00
As brighter days and better weather beckons, bikers are expected to begin taking their machines out of storage and take to the tarmac, possibly for the first time in several months.

Public urged to support refugees

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 09:43
As Christian Aid marks 60 years of Christian Aid Week (May 14-20), the organisation is inviting people to join them in standing in solidarity with refugees around the world.

Success in fight to improve killer Midlothian road

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 07:00
A local group that has campaigned for better safety on the killer A6094 road is delighted that new speed restrictions are now in place.

Grandmother’s fight for cough machine

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 20/04/2017 - 05:57
A woman is trying to raise money to buy a cough-assist machine for her grandson after discovering that NHS Lothian will not provide a new one.

Study options open up for Midlothian students

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 14:00
Travelling to college on the train may not in itself be unique but for 18-year-old Scott Brown from Gorebridge, the train is only one of the methods of transport he uses.

Dreams come true for Danderhall neighbours

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 11:00
Ten neighbours in Danderhall are celebrating after winning a dream holiday prize and spending money, thanks to People’s Postcode Lottery.

Last orders for awards voting

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 07:03
People are being urged to take their last chance to choose their favourite eateries and bars in this year’s Midlothian Food and Drink Awards.

Schools outrage at vandalism during Easter holidays

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 19/04/2017 - 05:40
Two primary schools in Bonnyrigg targeted by vandals during the Easter holiday have been left with a repair bill for thousands of pounds.

PM calls snap general election

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/04/2017 - 11:05
Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/04/2017 - 11:05
Experts from across Europe are meeting at the Scottish Police College to discuss the emerging threats in intellectual property crime particularly the illegal use of Internet protocol television (IPTV).

Midlothian MSP praises work of Bonnyrigg centre

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/04/2017 - 11:00
Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, recently visited the Orchard Centre at Bonnyrigg.

Community group leader’s reflections

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/04/2017 - 06:42
Mayfield and Easthouses Community Council’s chairman looked back on the work his group has done in the past year at its AGM last week.

Experienced duo set for Midlothian Council elections

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 18/04/2017 - 05:58
Two former councillors will be leading the charge for the Scottish Liberal Democrats in May’s Midlothian Council elections.

Country Corner - Saving the hedgehog is not a prickly topic

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 17/04/2017 - 16:00
We had a visit from this hedgehog the other night, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

Lasswade centre flushed with success

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 17/04/2017 - 11:00
Scotland’s oldest gardening centre, Dobbies, has got the nation growing not just with its plants but its baby changing rooms too!

Reprieve for Vogrie Park golf course

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 17/04/2017 - 06:33
The nine-hole golf course at Vogrie Country Park has been given a stay of execution, with the council waiting until June to see if numbers pick up.

Sponsors proud to back Midlothian Food and Drink Awards

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 17/04/2017 - 06:28
Sponsors behind this year’s Midlothian Food and Drink Awards have revealed why they are backing the annual event.