Local News

What do Iain Glen, Dame Judi Dench, Graham Norton and Robert Peston have in common?

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 21:57
They are all ambassadors for Will Aid, which is this month celebrating its 30th anniversary.

Live Aid was catalyst for Scottish solicitors to band together for Will Aid in 1988

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 21:25
For anyone who was around in the 1980s, Live Aid was an incredibly motivating event.

New owner safeguards your newspaper online and in print

Midlothian Advertiser - Sat, 17/11/2018 - 18:37
You may have seen or heard reports over the weekend that Johnston Press, the owner this website and associated newspaper, was placed into administration.

Newbattle Abbey College appoints a Community Woodland Ranger - Wood you take part in events?

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 15:18
Newbattle Abbey College has appointed a Community Woodland Ranger to work with the local community to increase involvement with Lord Ancrum’s Wood.

Midlothian Provost’s Dalkeith Museum visit

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 15:12
Volunteers have been praised by Midlothian Provost Peter Smaill (Con) after his visit to view the Great War exhibition in Dalkeith Museum.

Lasswade printer goes back to the future to begin a nursing career

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 15:07
A former printer from Lasswade has gone back to his old place of learning to begin a career in nursing at the age of nearly 50 years young.

Midlothian’s oldest woman turns 109

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 15:00
The second oldest woman in Scotland celebrated her 109th birthday earlier this month at a Dalkeith care home.

Midlothian Council signs up to charter against modern slavery

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 14:42
Victims of modern slavery need a “Jamie Oliver” to champion their cause and bring an end to the practice, a local councillor has said.

Midlothian Council condemns Tory MSP for benefits comment

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 14:35
Conservative councillors refused to back a motion calling for condemnation of comments by Scottish MSP Michelle Ballantyne in support of a two-child cap on benefits.

A Midlothian couple's adoption journey

Midlothian Council - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 13:59
To highlight National Adoption Week, which runs from Monday 19 November until Sunday 25 November, we spoke to Midlothian couple Jane and Brian.

New play area in Loanhead

Midlothian Council - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 11:52
Paradykes pupils agreed the new play area on the site of the old school is the “best park ever” when they came along to help with the official opening.

Benefit cap hits hundreds of Midlothian families

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 07:01
Hundreds of families in Midlothian have seen their incomes cut by the UK Government’s benefit cap, new figures have revealed.

Newbattle High School officially opened by Deputy First Minister

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 06:48
Newbattle High School was officially opened last week by Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney.

Bonnyrigg boys’ social frost bite to raise cash and awareness of homelessness

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 06:29
The Burnbrae Primary pupils raising money for Social Bite held their ‘Wee Sleep Out’ at the weekend, raising more than £3,600 for the homeless charity.

Midlothian pubs to monitor parents’ drinking when with kids

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Fri, 16/11/2018 - 06:00
PARENTS who drink alcohol while out for a meal with their children will be watched by restaurant and pub staff under new licensing controls.

World War 1 painting unveiled

Midlothian Council - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 09:19
An oil painting depicting the horrors of war by the local arts organisation, Dalkeith Arts, was unveiled at a special ceremony in Midlothian Council Chambers on Tuesday.

Independent Review: Impact on Communities of Policing during the 1984-85 miners' strike.

Midlothian Council - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 08:48
Were you a miner, part of a mining community, a police officer or in some other way affected by the miners' strike? The Independent Review would like to hear about your experience.

Could you offer a home to a child like Owen?

Midlothian Council - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 08:30
Midlothian Council is launching a new campaign during National Adoption Week to encourage local people to consider offering a child a ‘forever home’.

Midlothian Ladies Club means business

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 07:27
A recently formed Midlothian women’s Facebook group with 3000 members, which promotes local business, is set to hold its first event.

Midlothian crimebeat: November 7-13

Midlothian Advertiser - Thu, 15/11/2018 - 06:47
Here is your weekly crimebeat round-up for Midlothian, as reported by Police Scotland.

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