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Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas film?

Everyone loves a Christmas film. But which is your favourite?

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The unveiling of the police war memorial in Dalkeith 1921

Midlothian ‘polis’ swap blue for khaki and go to war

After leaving the Army many men opted to join the police, writes John Duncan (Newbattle at War).

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Revealed: Is this the face of Robert the Bruce?

Scots will finally be able to look at what could have been the face of Scotland’s greatest king, after scientists and historians joined forces to create the images.

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Pictured are five Midlothian Provosts and their wives at a social evening. Pictured (left to right) are: Provost and Mrs A A Livie from Penicuik; Provost and Mrs J Young from Bonnyrigg and Lasswade; Provost and Mrs J Quinn from Dalkeith; Provost and Mrs G Hunter from Loanhead; and Provost and Mrs P Hamilton from Musselburgh. Photo: Scotsman/Scran

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Which Christmas song do you like to listen to at parties?

Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas song of all time?

It’s the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time?

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Not one of the Jane Austen fivers ...

Fivers with Jane Austen engraving could be worth £50,000

People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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Celery is even less popular than Brussels sprouts

Spuds on top as celery named as UK’s most hated veg

Brits are turning up their noses at ‘trending’ veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated.

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Party poppers or party poopers?

Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party?

Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff.

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The black rhino is critically endangered

Revealed: Scots blind to the world’s most endangered species

A new survey has revealed what Scots don’t know about the most endangered animal species on Earth.

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Are you ready for winter?

Practical tips to ensure you are ready for winter

As the weather starts to get colder it is important to get prepared now rather than waiting until extreme weather affects us.

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Mind the pie gap

Supermarket solves ‘mince pie gap problem’

Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the ‘air gap’ from a mince pie.

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The school in Back Street, Dalkeith

Star fades as support dwindles for junior football

At the beginning of December, the unthinkable happened – Nitten Star closed down because of a lack of support, writes Alan Mason (Dalkeith History Society).

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A miners' bar in Newtongrange, before 1910. Photo: National Mining Museum Scotland/Scran

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Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

Revealed: The top baby names of 2016

The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list?

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Scots are celebrating St Andrew's Day

Test yourself with our St Andrew’s Day trivia quiz

As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew’s Day, we’re giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country.

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More local youngsters will be encouraged to play outdoors.

Playtime – thanks to £110k

Local youngsters will be jumping for joy in the great outdoors thanks to a Big Lottery boost of more than £110,000 for a Dalkeith play project.

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Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050

High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict.

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Chocolate contains theobromine  - highly toxic to dogs

Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown.

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Cheers! A dram of whisky to toast the festive season

20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas

With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it’s the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside.

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A bus stops at traffic lights at the High Street, Dalkeith, Midlothian. It was announced in 1953 that a one-way system was to be introduced to ease the bottleneck in the High Street.

Striking Dalkeith men were playing with fire

The plight of Dalkeith firefighters was one of the top issues of the day back in November 1951.

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