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Local News

Universal Credit changes delight MSP

Midlothian Advertiser - 8 hours 46 min ago
Scotland South List MSP Michelle Ballantyne has welcomed the Work and Pensions Secretary’s changes to Universal Credit .

New Dalkeith film studio plans welcomed

Midlothian Advertiser - 8 hours 54 min ago
The announcement that new plans have been submitted for a multi-million pound film studio in Midlothian has been welcomed.

Bonnyrigg Christmas lights fundraising target reached

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 36 min ago
Bonnyrigg man Davie Brown has reached his fundraising target of £30,000 for Marie Curie from donations by visitors to his Christmas lights display at his home.

Penicuik town centre improvement work continues

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 15/01/2019 - 10:18
The improvement work, which started in Penicuik High Street last October, is now continuing after the festive break.

Midlothian North MSP calls on cross party support for funding plans

Midlothian Advertiser - Tue, 15/01/2019 - 10:17
The MSP for Midlothian North has called on his colleagues across the Lothians to back the Finance Secretary’s budget to secure “substantial” funding for the area.

Midlothian Crimebeat January 1-8

Midlothian Advertiser - Mon, 14/01/2019 - 09:34
Here is your first weekly round-up of crime across Midlothian for the new year, as reported by Police Scotland.

Give us your views on Destination Hillend

Midlothian Council - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:40
Midlothian Council wants to hear your views on ambitious plans to potentially turn Midlothian Snowsports Centre at Hillend into an all-year-round, multi-activity leisure development.

New Penicuik fitness class is all singing and dancing

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 15:11
Former trained English National Ballet dancer, Scottish Ballet dancer and mum of four, Natalie Garry, has expanded her danceSing fitness model across Scotland to five new locations, including Penicuik.

Old Craighall Roundabout: Overnight closures due to £1.3m works

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 14:20
Road improvements costing £1.3 million on the A1/A720 Junction at Old Craighall Roundabout will commence overnight February 11/12.

Have your say on Midlothian Council spending

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:37
Midlothian residents are being reminded that they still have time to have their say on how the council spends its money over the next year. Councillors are expected to agree their 2019/20 budget and set council tax levels on February 12.

Newtongrange couple’s Diamond days

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 13:22
Duncan and Emily MacKay of Seventh Street, Newtongrange, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on December 31 with a family meal at the Coronation Inn in Gorebridge.

Locals have their say on council spending

Midlothian Council - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 09:50
Midlothian residents are being reminded that they still have time to have their say on how the council spends its money next year. Councillors are expected to agree their 2019/20 budget and set council tax levels on Tuesday 12 February.

Newtongrange Silver Band’s tribute to minibus crash victim

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:21
Pictured above are members of Newtongrange Silver Band marching through the village on New Year’s Day.

Newtongrange businessman helping others

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 11/01/2019 - 07:04
A Newtongrange man has spent the last year collecting donations from local businesses to pass on to those in need in the local community.

Helping our communities do more to cope in an emergency

Midlothian Council - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 10:00
When we’re hit by snow and ice or storms, what people do to help each other can make a real difference. Two public meetings have been organised to help locals form their own resilient community groups

Community projects benefit from Armed Forces Covenant funding

Midlothian Council - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 09:18
Two community organisations in Midlothian have each been awarded £20,000 for one-year projects from the Armed Forces Covenant Trust Fund, operated by the Ministry of Defence.

Midlothian business in the frame with BBC TV dragons

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 07:15
A Midlothian business which sells picture frames made from old whisky barrels tried to win over ‘dragons’ by offering them a dram of the amber nectar last Sunday night.

Mystery Midlothian man wins a million pounds on the lottery

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 10/01/2019 - 06:39
A mystery EuroMillions winner, known only as Mr W from Midlothian, has become a millionaire without ever touching a ticket.

Midlothian film studio take two: Plans submitted for Dalkeith site

Midlothian Advertiser - Wed, 09/01/2019 - 17:17
The company which dropped plans for a film studio at Pentland Farm last year, has this morning submitted an application to Midlothian Council for a 48 acre film studio adjacent to Dalkeith Country Park.

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