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Country Corner - The exotic bird with a killer instinct

Even after a lifetime of seeing them, it is still hard to believe the heron is a British bird, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Service).

Environment
The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

Health
Scotlands woodlands are ideal places for recharging batteries and increasing exercise levels.

Green spaces good for health

Scotland’s woodlands are the ideal places to help improve health and well-being as autumn continues and winter approaches, according to Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

Lifestyle
Tommy Hagan (81) visits Edinburgh Butterfly World thanks to a joint partnership between Inverclyde charity MindMosaic and Future Pathways, Scotland's In Care survivor support fund. Photo: Stuart Nicol Photography

Tommy’s bucket list visit to Midlothian

After decades of being ignored Tommy Hagan is on a “journey to be heard” about the abuse he suffered in a care home from the age of three.

News
Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Storm Ophelia - Where and when it might hit

Tropical Storm Ophelia is set to hit parts of Scotland today, with travel operators warning of disruption and cancellations to ferry and train services.

Environment
No-one should be bought or sold, says justice minister Michael Matheson.

Human trafficking is closer to home than you think

Their stories begin with hope and trust. Their stories begin with believing people who said they could help them find their way to a better life.

Crime
Scotland steps up to become a lifesaving nation!

Scotland steps up to become a lifesaving nation!

Hundreds of people will learn life saving CPR skills today (Monday, October 16) at community events across Scotland – skills that could save a life when someone goes into cardiac arrest.

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Bishop's Move lends its support to Scottish charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland with its annual Roadblock fun run event.

Penicuik firm commits to charity

An annual obstacle-ridden 7K run in Holyrood Park, Edinburgh, had the continued support of a Penicuik-based company.

News
More than 60 colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group took part in the Fourtitude challenge. Photo: onEdition

Midlothian trio are on top of the world

Alice Stevenson, Greg Playfair and Michael Christianson, all from Midlothian, together with more than 60 colleagues from Lloyds Banking Group, have completed the Fourtitude Challenge, helping raise £317,097 for Mental Health UK.

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Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor

Community - Clamping down on parking

Your Say
Melville Chief Executive Andrew Noble, Bob Anderson and his wife Linda Anderson, and Brian Christie.

Melville bids farewell to board duo

It was a night for goodbyes and new beginnings at Melville Housing Association’s 2017 annual general meeting with two long-standing members among the five standing down, and seven new members coming on board.

News
Make every effort to attend an organised fireworks display for bonfire night.

On the Beat - Celebrations are no place for bad behaviour

This month I’d like to discuss the upcoming events and celebrations surrounding Hallowe’en and Guy Fawkes Night as this often means an increase in antisocial behaviour linked to fireworks and bonfires, writes Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson.

News
When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

It might seem that summer’s only just ended, but we’re already in autumn.

Lifestyle
Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

Friday the 13th: Why is it unlucky?

It’s Friday 13th, the most cursed day in the calendar.

Whats on
The Masque of Rosslyn performed at Rosslyn Chapel by the Glen Theatre. Photo: James Gardiner/Scran

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Lifestyle
The Royal Mail is seeking seasonal workers in the lead up to Christmas

Seasonal employees wanted by Royal Mail

Seasonal workers are being sought by Royal Mail to help sort the Christmas post and the increasing amount of online Christmas shopping.

News
Scottish Government urged to act on climate emergency

Scottish Government urged to act on climate emergency

Activists inflated a huge warming earth globe outside Scottish Government headquarters at St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh today to highlight the emergency of climate change and urge greater action from the Scottish Government.

News
Hate has no home in Scotland

Hate has no home in Scotland

The Scottish Government has joined with Police Scotland and the Crown Office (COPFS) to launch a new campaign against hate crime.

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A previous Dalkeith Arts exhibition

Local artists set for Dalkeith display

Dalkeith Arts’ autumn exhibition this year will be held in partnership with the Riccio Gallery in Dalkeith.

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