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Midlothian joins the CPR training class

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 15:00
Every secondary school pupil in the Lothians will now be taught CPR in the classroom after Midlothian Council pledged its support to help create a nation of life savers.

Rosslyn Chapel to Loanhead charity run has Bright sparks on the hop towards funding boost

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 14:59
Stewart Brewing has created a new running event from Rosslyn Chapel to its Loanhead headquarters in aid of local charity Bright Sparks.

Funding boost for Loanhead charity group

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 14:39
LASC Childcare Services has received £136,882 from the National Lottery to build on its weekly programme of activities for residents in Loanhead.

Taxicard scheme ending

Midlothian Council - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 08:28
Midlothian Council is reminding local people with a Taxicard, which makes single taxi journeys up to £3 cheaper, the service is stopping from the end of Sunday 31 March 2019.

Midlothian MP calls for Universal Credit scripts apology

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 07:30
Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley last week challenged ministers to apologise for denying the use of Universal Credit deflection scripts.

Pollution returns to Midlothian river despite local campaign

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 07:04
People in Midlothian are being reminded to ‘love their loos’ after a new clean-up of a local burn had to be carried out.

Newtongrange street sign lettering vanishes

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 22/02/2019 - 06:50
The lettering on a 100-year-old street sign in Newtongrange has gone missing.

Midlothian MSP hits out at bedroom tax remark at Holyrood

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 15:44
Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie has hit out at Scottish Conservative welfare spokesperson Michelle Ballantyne after she claimed today that the Bedroom Tax did not exist.

Changes to the law will make these 10 things illegal in a relationship

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 13:58
New laws on domestic abuse will now make emotional abuse within a relationship illegal.

Sheriffhall news welcomed by Midlothian North MSP

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 07:10
Midlothian North MSP Colin Beattie has received an update on the long-awaited Sheriffhall Roundabout plans.

Midlothian Council leader’s anger at SNP

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 06:53
The Midlothian Labour Group has called on the SNP to join them in working to address financial problems at the local authority.

MSPs have their say on Midlothian Council budget

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 21/02/2019 - 06:49
Local MSPs have had their say on Midlothian Council’s budget for 2019/20, which was approved last week.

Pastures new for top Midlothian cop

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 06:56
Midlothian Local Area Commander Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson has this week left his role to join the Police Scotland National Brexit Team.

Midlothian coach company to pay death damages

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 06:42
A widower, whose wife died after she was struck by a tour bus, has been awarded undisclosed damages from a Midlothian coach company.

New Easthouses Primary School approved on former Newbattle High site

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 20/02/2019 - 06:23
Councillors last week agreed to a new primary school on the site of the former Newbattle High School in Easthouses.

Sharp rise in Midlothian drug charges

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 15:00
The number of people caught with illegal drugs in Midlothian rose dramatically last year, with police recording nearly 70 per cent more possession charges.

Midlothian Council: MCAT curfew arrests

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 13:18
More than 30 people have been reported to the procurator fiscal for breaking a court-imposed curfew after community police officers carried out routine bail checks.

Funding boost for Midlothian GP practices

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 19/02/2019 - 06:49
GP practices in Midlothian will receive a funding boost this year, the Scottish Government has announced.

Scottish pupils warned off music exams to save schools cash

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 17:07
Youngsters in Midlothian are being discouraged from taking music as an academic subject due to financial burdens put on individual schools by the local council, a teaching union has warned.

WATCH: Exploring the secret herb garden at Midlothian’s Old Curiosity Distillery

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Mon, 18/02/2019 - 13:26
The Secret Herb Garden off Old Pentland Road hosts more than one secret. And it is thanks to a wrangle with Midlothian Council’s planning department which threatened to plunge the quirky herb nursery and wedding venue into dissolution, that this curious secret to success has been unearthed.

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