Community News

Social work spend hits council budget

Midlothian Advertiser - 7 hours 49 min ago
Argyll and Bute Council forecasts an overspend of nearly £3 million by the end of 2018-19, only a third of the way through the financial year.

Midlothian MP praises Salvation Army

Midlothian Advertiser - 9 hours 29 min ago
Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley has praised the Salvation Army for its work in helping break the cycle of homelessness.

Sex predator who ‘touched teen as she slept’ jailed

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - 10 hours 43 sec ago
A sex predator who attacked a teenager when he was an overnight guest of her family was jailed for four years today.

Midlothian MSP’s Christmas card contest

Midlothian Advertiser - 10 hours 1 min ago
Midlothian North and Musselburgh MSP Colin Beattie has announced that he will be holding a Christmas card competition again this year.

Podium again for Noble

Midlothian View - 10 hours 20 min ago

Colin Noble on the left

21-year-old rising Midlothian racing driver, Colin Noble, scored a third consecutive podium finish in European competition at Silverstone over the weekend as he anchored the Ecurie Ecosse / Nielsen Racing team to a fighting finish around the full Silverstone Grand Prix circuit in the 4 Hours of Silverstone, Round 4 of the 2018 European Le Mans Series (ELMS).

After scoring a pair of second places in hotly contested races in the ELMS and supporting Michelin Le Mans Cup races in Austria last month, Colin, together with team-mates Alex Kapadia and Christian Stubbe Olsen, staged a fighting performance in an 18-car LMP3 field of 450 bhp Nissan V8-powered sports prototypes. Their collective effort kept them in the hunt for a podium position throughout the four-hour race, which was peppered with incidents.

After Olsen had secured a good position from the start, and Kapadia had made further progress through the field it was left for Noble to attack in the final hour. The fight for the win was made all the more interesting as he was pushing to catch his regular team-mate in the UK LMP3 Cup, Tony Wells, who drives in the ELMS for a rival team.

With just over half an hour remaining, the gap was 34 seconds between two identical cars. Noble though was on the attack and took time out of the leader wherever and whenever he could. 10 minutes left and he had halved the deficit, but time was running out and the points for second were important for the team as the championship fight developed.

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Despite having to monitor his pace in the closing stages, Noble still managed to consistently take time out of the leader, just nine seconds back at the chequered flag after a drive of pace and managed aggression, squeezing the maximum out of the car, the tyres, and the Silverstone track.

The result leaves Noble and his teammates in the hunt for championship honours in the tightly fought series, They sit sixth, but just 18.5 points back with 52 still up for grabs over the final two races of the season, at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, and Portimao in Portugal.

Colin said: “I pushed really hard at the start of my stint but unfortunately we had a bit of a tyre issue with the front-left. I pushed hard with that but suffered understeer so I’m happy to have brought it home in second. If we were a little more dialled-in, we would have won here.

“Red Bull Ring was a turning point for us, and Christian and Alex today were superb again. We’re going to push really hard at Spa to take the top step.”

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School bus pick-ups update

Midlothian Council - 13 hours 41 min ago
School buses are now running as normal although we’re reminding families living in Danderhall and Loanhead their child’s pick up point may be different this week. See below for more details.

Flu vaccination consent sought as new school term gets underway

Midlothian Advertiser - 15 hours 52 min ago
As the new term gets underway in Midlothian today, parents of primary school children in the NHS Lothian area are being urged to act now to get their children ready to fight flu this winter.

Buying more woodland

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 15:24
Friends of Leadburn Community Woodland (FLCW) will purchase 23 acres of woodland from Forestry Enterprise Scotland, thanks to£41,000 from the Scottish Land Fund.

Change of school bus pick-up for some Beeslack pupils in Loanhead

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 14:33
If your normal school bus pick-up point is either the bus stop at the Mayshade Road bus stop or Straiton Retail Park, then please go to the bus stop at Edgefield Road, Loanhead instead.

Change to school bus pick-up points in Danderhall

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 14:20
If your normal pick-up point for the school bus is either the Co-op or library in Danderhall then please go to the main bus stop on the A7 main road during the week beginning Monday 20 August.

Primary school communities have their say on the ‘cost of the school day’

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 13:55
A Midlothian project aimed at reducing the disadvantage families on low incomes can experience, has seen high levels of participation from children, their families, parent council members and school staff.

Taxi firm supports bereaved families

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 13:29
And Edinburgh and Lothians black cab company has partnered up with a much-loved children’s charity to support bereaved families during the most challenging moments following the loss of a child.

Former Bonnyrigg hotel up for sale

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 12:44
The former Retreat Castle Hotel in Bonnyrigg is up for sale.

Funding boost for Midlothian young people with complex needs

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 12:30
Midlothian people with complex needs will benefit from £9800 of National Lottery Year of the Young Person funding awards.

Mental health charity secures funding boost

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 11:41
Mental health charity Health in Mind has been awarded £18,000 by the Postcode Local Trust to support and further develop its Midlothian conservation project.

New research shows Brexit impact

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 11:31
Newly research published this week shows the stark financial impact Brexit is expected to have on people living in Midlothian.

Penicuik gears up for annual music and arts festival

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 10:36
Penicuik’s annual arts festival is gearing up for another week-long programme of art and music next month to entertain local people.

Doors open on Midlothian’s fascinating heritage

Midlothian Council - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 09:59
Whether you’re interested in finding out more about local history or architecture, learning about the industrial and rural heritage of Midlothian, or simply want to enjoy a great family day out, the 2018 Midlothian Doors Open Day programme has something for you.

Youth charged following fire in Dalkeith

Edinburgh Evening News Midlothian - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 09:49
A youth has been charged following a suspicious fire in Midlothian.

Youth charged following fire at former Mayshade building

Midlothian Advertiser - Fri, 17/08/2018 - 09:41
A youth has been charged following a suspicious fire in at the former Mayshade Garden Centre at Hadengreen Road on Bonnyrigg Road early yesterday morning.