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Teacher’s coding club to go national

2 hours 25 min ago
A dedicated Midlothian teacher committed to closing the gender gap in computing science and cyber security has been lauded by Scotland’s industry leaders, as she prepares to launch a new charitable project.

Call for banking services to be saved

Sun, 23/09/2018 - 13:00
SNP MSP Christine Grahame has called for the UK government to step in to save banking services in Midlothian ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate highlighting the negative impact of branch closures on communities across Scotland.

Union members recommended to reject pay offer

Sat, 22/09/2018 - 05:00
Local services across Scotland could be plunged into crisis after UNISON, Unite and the GMB wrote to COSLA to say they will recommend their members reject their revised pay offer when they consult them in the coming weeks.

MP condemns defence proposals

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 06:00
Plans to cut defence spending as part of a revised blueprint for an independent Scotland are “irresponsible and short-sighted”, a Scottish Conservative MP and former naval officer has said.

Minister opens new affordable housing

Fri, 21/09/2018 - 05:30
A new affordable housing development for the area’s largest registered social landlord has been opened in Bonnyrigg.

Midwives are under growing pressure

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 11:09
The increase in obesity levels, age of mothers in pregnancy and a big rise in midwifery vacancies is putting Scottish maternity services under pressure.

Training to aid investigations

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 06:00
Bus operator Lothian has begun bus driving training for Police Scotland’s Divisional Road Policing Unit in Edinburgh.

New supply in pipeline

Thu, 20/09/2018 - 05:00
A seven-mile pipeline is currently being installed in the Pentland Hills to help to deliver fresh, clean drinking water to more than 165,000 people in Edinburgh and the Lothians area.

Anger over street lighting

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 06:00
Dalkeith residents have criticised Midlothian Council for replacing a conservation area’s street lighting with new lampposts which they say are unsuitable.

Helping to plan for the future

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 05:30
A series of ‘Planning for the Future’ roadshows, which will offer Scottish farmers advice on everything from accounting to writing a will, is to be held around the country.

Accusation city bypass is not a priority

Wed, 19/09/2018 - 05:00
New Transport Secretary Michael Matheson has been accused of putting the brakes on improvements to Edinburgh City Bypass.

College to offer first Forest School

Tue, 18/09/2018 - 10:23
Newbattle Abbey College is planning to run its first ever Forest School and Outdoor Learning Leadership course (SCQF Level 8) on on October 7 and 8.

Public urged to get behind services

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 15:35
People need to get behind their local health and care services if they are to have any chance of succeeding in the future.

Health secretary announces “immediate” mesh implant ban after Loanhead woman’s death

Mon, 17/09/2018 - 12:49
The use of transvaginal mesh implants has been immediately halted in NHS Scotland, the health secretary has announced.