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PENICUIK: Despite a plea by certain councillors that tenants could not afford it, Penicuik Town Council decided to increase the rents of municipal houses from May next year. It was estimated that this will bring in an additional £10,000 per year.
ROSEWELL: One of Scotland’s finest mining villages is set to lose its status as a conservation area. District councillors voted last week to remove Rosewell from conservation area status, against the recommendation of planning officials.
HILLEND: Eddie the Eagle, the hero of the 1988 Winter Olympics, took to the skies in Midlothian this week. Britain’s most popular - and only - ski jumper was officially opening the country’s biggest all season free-style sun slope at the Midlothian Ski Centre. The £50,000 fun slope is the first in Scotland to be made from the new snowflex material.
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