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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 13:00
1pm - heavy traffic St John's Road, Broomhouse Road / Meadow Place Road, Queensferry Road, Stockbridge, Morningside… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Lothian Buses Twitter - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 12:45
26 30 44 140 - Delays - Newbigging/Musselburgh High Street - yourb.us/lbalerts
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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 12:32
Firrhill roundabout temporary lights - Colinton Road slow westbound from Craiglockhart crossroads and a few mins de… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Council Leader comments on Scottish budget announcement

Midlothian Council - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 11:12
Midlothian Council Leader, Councillor Derek Milligan, has said that the Scottish Government’s budget, announced earlier this week, has “failed to recognise that additional funding is urgently needed for vital local services in Midlothian and across Scotland.”

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@Edintravel Twitter - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 08:31
Seafield Road temporary lights means travel time of 30+ mins from Milton Link crossroads to Seafield via Sir Harry… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Penicuik Heritage Regeneration launch success

Midlothian Council - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 08:28
The launch of the Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project, which took place earlier this month, has been hailed as a great success with around 150 people visiting the exhibition and other events held in the town.

Double delight for award winning Dalkeith curry house

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 07:22
Dalkeith Indian restaurant Bombay Lounge was celebrating again last week after picking up its second award in two weeks.

Business drop-in event to be held in Dalkeith

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 06:52
Water Tower Cottage is the venue for business owners to meet with One Dalkeith next Monday, 3-7pm, to discuss the future well-being of the local business community.

Big focus on Midlothian businesses

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 14/12/2018 - 06:47
Scottish Conservative MSP Jeremy Balfour visited Bonnyrigg High Street last week to hear about the success of Small Business Saturday.

In for the swim at Dalkeith Campus

Midlothian View - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 19:14

Written by Dalkeith High School S1 Journalists Eilidh Mackay, Annelise Hoy and Claire Hogarth

Are you interested in swimming, but unsure where to start? Let us tell you about an exciting and affordable opportunity in Midlothian! With a range of facilities and very helpful staff, Aquatic Learning classes could be right up your street. Lessons are available for 3 to 10 year olds, and take place Monday to Friday. Whether you are a complete beginner or a confident swimmer, there will always be something for everyone.

There are several pools on offer. If you want to loosen your muscles then there is a 25 metre pool that is fairly cold – that’s half the size of an Olympic pool! If you prefer shorter and warmer pools then there is a smaller one which is approximately 15 metres. After a big swim you can go and chill out in the Jacuzzi, sauna, the steam room and the refreshing cold shower. There is even a gallery for parents to sit at.

Also, there are a range of different activities to do! As well as the swimming lessons, there are life guarding sessions, Water Babies for Toddlers, and Swimfit for children to help prepare them for joining a swimming club. If that’s not enough to convince you to come along, there are free sessions for Dalkeith High and St. David’s pupils from 7-8pm on Fridays.

So grab your pool noodles and come join us!

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Edinburgh Travel News @edintravel

@Edintravel Twitter - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 19:00
The temperature is due to drop below freezing tonight. If you are using the roads in the morning take extra care an… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 18:46
Most routes seem to have calmed down for the evening and are running smoothly. There are still some delays at the t… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 18:26
Works continue on Marionville Road again tonight. Road will be closed from 7pm between Marionville Avenue and Meado… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 17:37
South Edinburgh: Colinton Road queuing from the Firrhill Roundabout back to George Watson's College. #edintravel
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@Edintravel Twitter - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 17:33
East Edinburgh: Sir Harry Lauder Road, Niddrie Mains Road and Portobello High Street all seeing heavy traffic as yo… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Show your support for Christmas Jumper and Festive Footwear Days

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 17:32
It’s time to dig out your winter woolies and seasonal shoes for two very special fundraisers tomorrow (Friday).

Lothian Buses @on_lothianbuses

Lothian Buses Twitter - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 17:20
Heading out this Hogmanay? Our HogmanayBus wristbands are now available to buy online, from the Waverley Bridge Tra… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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MSP calls for sensitivity in NHS Review

Midlothian View - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 17:08

Midlothian South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale MSP Christine Grahame has raised the tragic death of Peebles woman Amanda Cox with the First Minister to seek assurances that any review will be conducted sensitively and thoroughly.

Ms Grahame raised concerns that Mrs Cox’s husband, Michael, had been asked to attend a meeting with the hospital administration to discuss a “review of processes” less than three days after his wife’s death.

Mrs Cox had given birth to her son, Murray, prematurely at Borders General Hospital on 6th December and subsequently both were transferred to Edinburgh Royal Infirmary for specialist care. However on Monday Mrs Cox was reported missing from her ward having not returned from a trip to see her son in the nearby neonatal ward.

Despite a search by police, Mrs Cox was only found seven hours later seriously ill in a disused area of the hospital. She passed away shortly after. It is believed Mrs Cox had taken a wrong turn on trying to return to her ward before collapsing.

Commenting Ms Grahame said:

“Firstly, my thoughts are with all those who knew and loved Mrs Cox, particularly her husband and infant son who remains in hospital. It is a dreadful tragedy for the family, and a small child has been left without a mother. I also recognise how distressing this must be for the staff on the wards who were caring for Mrs Cox. It must be properly investigated so answers can be given to the family and assurances made that it will never happen again.

“I understand an internal inquiry is under way and the procurator fiscal has issued a report. However, I have heard from Amanda Cox’s husband, Michael, that the hospital administration has requested a meeting with him this week to discuss a “review of processes”. The man is grieving and traumatised. Proposing holding such a meeting less than three days after Mrs Cox’s death is highly inappropriate and frankly looks like face saving on the part of bosses.

“I have asked that the First Minister ensures that the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport keeps a very close watching brief on the matter to ensure any inquiry is thorough and carried out in a manner sensitive to the family. I await more facts, information and understanding of what happened to come to light and will continue to offer any support I can to Mrs Cox’s family at this unimaginably difficult time.”

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Edinburgh Travel News @edintravel

@Edintravel Twitter - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 16:55
RT @Edinburgh_CC: With temperatures set to dip overnight we'll be out from first thing tomorrow gritting priority roads, pavements + cyclew…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Thu, 13/12/2018 - 16:55
The 3-way temporary traffic lights on Oxgangs Road North at the Firrhill Roundabout are adding to the usual congest… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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