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Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 21:00

Midlothian ruin.

Youngsters help run Newtongrange gala day

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 14:00

Youngsters have jumped at the chance to help run a Midlothian children’s gala day which has being going strong for more than a century.

Ken to get into his stride at half marathon

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 29/05/2015 - 06:00

You’re never too old to take up running, believes local historian Ken Bogle.

Funding boost to transform hall

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 14:00

A grant of £124,151 has been awarded towards the repair and restoration of a 19th century hall set to be transformed into a nursery.

Police probe ‘road rage’ incident near Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 10:44

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a road rage incident.

Youngsters retail project appeal

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 28/05/2015 - 06:00

Midlothian success story, the Beadazzling: Get Ready for Retail project, needs your support to secure more funds for its running costs.

Development Trust likely for Dalkeith hub project

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 22:19

As the Advertiser’s ‘Give us a Hub’ campaign continues to gather steam, it has emerged that a development trust is the most likely way forward for Dalkeith to establish a community centre.

Delays hit village hub project

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 14:00

Delays to work on the new community hub in Gorebridge are costing thousands of pounds a month, according to the group behind the project.

Penicuik is set to celebrate

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 11:00

Penicuik’s Hunter and Lass celebrations reach their climax this weekend when tradition and the informal come together.

Drink drive law spells end of Bonnyrigg Ex-Servicemen’s Club

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 27/05/2015 - 06:00

With an insurmountable tax bill and depleting committee, a struggling club for ex-servicemen is set to close its doors for the last time.

Headteacher’s vision for school

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 22:34

With extensive experience, the new headteacher at Burnbrae Primary is aiming to make improvements over a three year period.

Penicuik, 1959

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 21:00

This photo, taken from the Scran archive, shows the players from the Penicuik Welfare football team.

Readers’ Pictures

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 21:00

Blue is the colour. Keen photographer John D Thomson was spoilt for choice of subject on a recent visit to the Butterfly and Insect World at Dobbies Garden World, Lasswade.

Here’s looking at you, kid!

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 26/05/2015 - 05:45

Browns Optician in High Street, Bonnyrigg, has been raising awareness about the health of children’s eyes. 
The first prize of its recent Easter Egg competition was a pair of designer sunglasses.

Take in the dark side of Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/05/2015 - 22:24

Have you ever wanted to find out more about the dark and deadly deeds that have taken place in Dalkeith over the centuries?

Local sailor helps refugees

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 25/05/2015 - 13:42

A Royal Navy sailor from Gorbridge is helping the international effort to search the Mediterranean for migrants fleeing North Africa.

Midlothian MP moves into Westminster digs

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/05/2015 - 22:43

Having barely arrived at Westminster, Midlothian’s new MP Owen Thompson (SNP) took time to reflect on a whirlwind week in politics.

Community park for Gorebridge gets the go-ahead

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 24/05/2015 - 13:38

Plans to breathe new life into derelict land by turning it into a park have been given the go-ahead after the project received a green grant.

Youth disorder appeal to community

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 21:00

This month, I‘d like to start with a review of policing in Midlothian over the last year (April 2014 – March 2015). It’s a positive picture overall which has seen reductions in serious assaults, alcohol-related violent crime, and thefts by housebreaking at domestic properties.

Deadline looms for Penicuik BIDs scheme

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 23/05/2015 - 06:00

Penicuik town centre businesses have only a few more days to cast their vote over the proposed Business Improvement District plan.