Local News

Body found in Loanhead house fire

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 17:28

The body of elderly man was recovered from a static caravan following a fire last week.

Festive poster competition in Mayfield

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 14:37

Mayfield is gearing up for its Christmas festivities on December 6, with youngsters competing to design a poster for the annual Christmas lights event.

Newbattle Centre: pictures revealed

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 14:31

With planning consent now in place, the replacement for Newbattle Community High School has reached yet another milestone. Drawings, plans and elevations have now been published giving residents the chance to see what the finished building will look like. Community facilities including a swimming pool, library and gym will also be housed in the building - to be known as Newbattle Centre - which is on budget and due to open in 2016.

Old care homes revamp to provide beds for homeless

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Mon, 24/11/2014 - 12:01

Dilapidated council buildings are to be turned into temporary housing for homeless families and vulnerable teenagers.

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Venue shortlisted for award

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 23:42

Dalhousie Castle, near Bonnyrigg, has been nominated for ‘Small Venue of the Year’ in the prestigious UK Event Awards 2014.

Midlothian company’s oils stocked at Harrods

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 15:00

Midlothian food company Supernature has two of its rapeseed oils stocked at upmarket London department store Harrods.

Moorfoot’s electrical wishes granted

Midlothian Advertiser - Sun, 23/11/2014 - 15:00

A Midlothian primary school has received a “wish list” of electrical goods up to the value of £1,000 from a recycling scheme.

Midlothian’s needle match for charity

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 22/11/2014 - 16:20

Nimble knitters from the Scottish Qualifications Authority worked around the clock recently to raise £800 for the Scottish Poppy Appeal, run by Poppyscotland.

Railway work issues in Newtongrange to be resolved

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 22/11/2014 - 15:00

Network Rail has promised to fix light casings fitted back to front on the Borders Railway and promised this will not hold up the project.

Community group celebrates 40 years

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 22/11/2014 - 07:00

Midlothian Voluntary Action (MVA) celebrates its 40th anniversary and 40 years of supporting community activism in Midlothian.

VIDEO: Your Say- Community empowerment

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 17:30

For this week’s your say we asked readers about Midlothian Council plans to give more powers to communities.

Missing man may be in Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 16:25

Police are keen to trace the whereabouts of Thomas Stewart (29), who has been missing from the Kinross area since the early hours of today (November 21).

Midlothian MSP defends his councillor wife

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 15:00

MSP Colin Beattie has slammed “politically motivated” questions about his wife’s absence from her councillor duties, due to ill health.

‘Over to you’ says Midlothian Council leader

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 21/11/2014 - 15:00

Council leader Owen Thompson (SNP) has revealed plans to give more power to communities in Midlothian to make decisions themselves.