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Biker and vehicle involved in early morning Dalkeith crash

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 06:57
The A6094 Salter’s Road is closed in both directions between Musselburgh Road, Dalkeith and Cowpit Road following a crash involving a motorbike and a vehicle.

Online jobs forum for former Crummock staff

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 06:03
A local MSP has helped set-up an online forum to get around “preposterous” data protection laws preventing job offers to former Crummock staff.

Tributes pour in as death shocks locals in Easthouses

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 13/06/2018 - 05:57
The death of a 56-year-old woman in Easthouses last week has left the local community in shock, while a man remains in custody in connection with her death.

Do you know a young person deserving of an award?

Midlothian View - Tue, 12/06/2018 - 15:33

A number of local Year of Young People 2018 Ambassadors help launch Midlothian’s Young People Awards in Midlothian Council’s Chambers, Midlothian House. Back Row: Sarah Barron, Depute Lord Lieutenant, Julia Ellison, Lifelong Learning and Employability at Midlothian Council, Aimee Gorrie, Mary Smith, Director of Education, Communities and Economy at Midlothian Council, Heather Fleming, Positive Destinations Officer at Midlothian Council. Front row: Isabella Newton, Neve Wilson, Jacob Caldwell and Yu-Lei Tan.

There is still time to nominate a young person for Midlothian’s Young People Awards.

The closing date for the awards, which recognise the contributions of young people to communities across the county, close on Friday 29 June.

To mark the Year of Young People 2018, Midlothian Council launched the awards in May with the Lord-Lieutenant of Midlothian.

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Nominations for each of the five awards can be made by individuals, youth organisations, schools and colleges and employers.

Nominees should be aged between eight and 26 years old and must live, study or work in Midlothian at the time of their nomination.

A judging panel, which will include a young person representative, will then select winners for each award category.

Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony, hosted by Midlothian’s Lord-Lieutenant, Sir Robert M Clerk Bt, at Penicuik House on 31 August 2018. Each winner will also receive a prize on the day that they can gift to a Midlothian community group or local charity of their choice.

The six award categories reflect the various positive contributions of young people to Midlothian. The themes of participation, enterprise and regeneration are common in each of the categories. The categories are:

– Caring and Volunteering
– Local Community
– Sport and Physical Activity
– Arts and Culture
– Achievement in Learning
– The Midlothian Prize

If successful it is hoped the awards could become an annual event on the Midlothian calendar.

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Midlothian’s Young People Awards are sponsored by:

– Dalkeith Country Park and Restoration Yard
– Hunters Coaches
– Procure Wizard

Nominations can be made online on the Midlothian Council website at

Copies of the nomination forms will also be available in Midlothian Council libraries and leisure centres.

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Mayfield killer back in the dock

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 12/06/2018 - 14:03
A killer was back in the dock today (Tuesday) for punching a guard following a prison lockdown.

Edinburgh College Prize Giving

Midlothian View - Tue, 12/06/2018 - 11:40

More than 90 students gathered with around 500 family, friends, staff and guests to celebrate their outstanding work over the last year at the college’s annual Prize Giving ceremony last week.

Forth One daytime presenter Micky Gavin was the compere for the evening at the Hub in the college’s Granton Campus.

Prize Giving celebrated the academic achievements and dedication of students, as well as the commitment many have to juggling home life and work to succeed in their studies. The prizes included Recognition Awards, awarded to those who have gone that extra mile to succeed, Academic Excellence Awards and each curriculum area’s Student of the Year award.

College partners including businesses and local politicians joined the celebrations, with some sponsoring awards. Awards sponsors included former Edinburgh College student and Guardians of the Galaxy and Dr Who actress Karen Gillan, hairdresser to the Royals Denise McAdam, Scottish arts patron Richard Demarco, restaurateur and hotelier James Thomson OBE and the Edinburgh College Development Trust among others.
Edinburgh College Principal Annette Bruton said:

“Prize Giving is a wonderful occasion, giving the college the chance to recognise the excellence of our FE students. Each of our winners has been nominated for their outstanding approach to their studies and learning and we are thrilled to be able to celebrate their success with their family and friends. Whether the award winners choose to continue their studies with the college, or progress to university or the workplace, I’m confident that they have been given a great platform to succeed and we wish them all the best in whatever they choose to go on to do in the future.”

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Other awards sponsors included Neil Forbes, Wella, the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), and the college’s own spa facility, the Club, and its Waterfront Nursery.

The event honoured further education students across the whole curriculum for their achievements over the year. Students received awards from the college’s four faculties – Creative Industries; Engineering and Built Environment; Health, Wellbeing and Social Sciences; and Tourism, Hospitality and Business.

Edinburgh College chair, Professor Sir Ian Diamond and Yasmeen Alrashed, International Student of the Year

Jai Fitzpatrick, Frances O’Neill Student of the Year Award Computing with Alex Craig, Deputy Principal

Jeanette Stevenson, board member, and Alisha Dickson Student of the Year Award Access and Continuing Education

Mike Jeffrey, assistant principal with Alan Smith, Apprentice of the Year Award Carpentry and Joinery

Principal Annette Bruton and Deanna Gibbons, Principals Award for Further Education

Sandy Bruce, curriclum leader for automotive engineering with Erin Mclean, Academic Excellence Award Automotive Engineering

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