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Edinburgh Travel News @edintravel

@Edintravel Twitter - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 15:45
RT @SGNgas: @edintravel Our upgrade work in Duddingston crossroads, Edinburgh, will be completed this weekend. Four-way temporary traffic l…
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@Edintravel Twitter - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 15:43
Western Corner - we still have a northbound closure on Ellersly Road this afternoon following earlier emergency rep… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Armistice Centenary - Midlothian remembers

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 14:59
On Remembrance Sunday, hundreds gathered at events across Midlothian to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Robbie Horn returns to Bonnyrigg

Advertiser Sport News - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 14:28
Robbie Horn has returned to Bonnyrigg Rose as the club’s new manager, having left Berwick Rangers last month.
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Council Approves Housing Plan

Midlothian Council - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 14:16
Midlothian Council has approved its Strategic Housing Investment Plan for 2019/20 – 2023/24.

Lothian Buses @on_lothianbuses

Lothian Buses Twitter - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 13:48
1 2 22 30 X27 X28 - Diversion - Stevenson Road, Westfield Road, West Approach Road - Saturday 17 November - lothianbuses.com/alert/764c8f37…
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Lothian Buses @on_lothianbuses

Lothian Buses Twitter - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 13:42
12 26 31 100 - Diversion - Corstorphine Road, Haymarket Terrace, Shandwick Place - Saturday 17 November - lothianbuses.com/alert/b8a9249f…
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Council to host inequality discussions

Midlothian Council - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 13:22
Midlothian Council is to host a series of group discussions around gender inequality.

Garden waste charge approved

Midlothian Council - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 13:08
Midlothian Council is introducing a charge for kerbside garden waste collections. Residents wishing to retain their brown bin collections will be charged £35 per bin from spring 2019.

Lothian Buses @on_lothianbuses

Lothian Buses Twitter - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 12:45
Since today is #WorldKindnessDay we thought we would remind you of some of the amazing things our team does.… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Support for those breastfeeding

Midlothian Council - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 11:30
Councillors noted the good work and continued support the council gives to employees and wider community who are breastfeeding.

Penicuik Athletic put five past Peebles Rovers in second half blitz

Advertiser Sport News - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 10:43
Penicuik moved through to the fourth round of the South of Scotland Cup with a comfortable win over Peebles Rovers
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Second chances screening

Midlothian Council - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 09:36
Midlothian Council is encouraging residents to come along to a local screening of “Second Chancers” - a film series by Community Justice Scotland.

Midlothian Council looks into shrinking wheelie bins to catch garden waste offenders

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 07:11
Household waste bins in Midlothian could be halved in size or reduced to monthly collections in a bid to crackdown on rogue garden waste.

Midlothian MP plants trees with Newbattle Abbey College students

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 07:01
Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley (Lab) joined rural skills students from Newbattle Abbey College to plant trees as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy, a network of forest conservation initiatives in association with the Woodland Trust.

Midlothian road to be closed for two weeks

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 13/11/2018 - 07:00
The A6106 Millerhill Road will be closed between Shawfair Avenue and Newton Village from next Monday (November 19).

All prepared for winter

Midlothian View - Mon, 12/11/2018 - 19:43

From left to right, three of the council’s roads team: Tractor driver Kyle Forbes, gritter driver Marc Reid and winter supervisor Wayne Clark.

With more than 3,000 tons of salt stored, 32 vehicles and plant primed and 39 core staff ready to roll, the council say they are geared up to take on whatever the weather throws at them this winter to keep priority roads and pavements gritted.

Roads crews are just filling up the last of the 500 or so grit bins across the county but it’s crucial we all play our part in keeping Midlothian moving during severe weather.

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Midlothian Council’s cabinet member with a responsibility for roads, Councillor John Hackett said:

“Our roads team is out round the clock trying to keep the 380 kilometres of priority routes clear, such as main roads and routes to hospitals, open.

“With council staff focused on priority routes, residents will need to do the areas of road and pavement outside their homes, if they are able to do so.

“There’s a list of all priority routes on our website and a full list of council grit bins. If your street is not on the priority routes list it means the likelihood is our teams will not have time or resource to grit it during severe weather.

“The grit bins will all be filled before any bad conditions set in and we’re delivering 25 bags to community groups when bad weather is forecast. This is a resource for local people to use so please do so.

“If your grit bin is not on the list, it means we don’t own the bin and to contact your factor to get it refilled.“

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Councillor Hackett reminded local people that there’s a wealth of information on the council website to help in severe weather, including a full list of priority roads, helpful numbers and access to an online form to get your grit bin filled once emptied again and telephone numbers for emergencies.

Councillor Hackett said: “I know the temptation is to give the contact centre a call if you’ve got a question about severe weather.

“However, please check the website first, if you have access to the internet. All the information you need should be on our severe weather pages.”

Councillor Hackett said any disruption to services would also be shared on social media, on the council’s Facebook and Twitter pages.

It should also appear on Midlothian View so make sure you have liked MidlothianView’s Facebook page or that you are folloiwng us on Twitter @MidlothianView

It should also be broadcast on the local radio stations such as Black Diamond and Radio Forth.

For more information visit www.midlothian.gov.uk/severe-weather

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Edinburgh Travel News @edintravel

@Edintravel Twitter - Mon, 12/11/2018 - 19:00
RT @edintravel: Monday night roadworks - Queen Street, Home Street and Bankhead Avenue resurfacing, BT work Calder Road and Milton Road W…
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Edinburgh Travel News @edintravel

@Edintravel Twitter - Mon, 12/11/2018 - 19:00
Ongoing delays both ways on the M8 due to an RTC eastbound between J3 and J2. Still 5-10mins delay on Lanark Road W… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
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Lothian Buses @on_lothianbuses

Lothian Buses Twitter - Mon, 12/11/2018 - 18:51
44 X44 - Delays over - Lanark Road - yourb.us/lbalerts
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