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BONNYRIGG: Subject to his approval a street in Sherwood, Bonnyrigg, is to be named “Dickson Grove” in recognition of service given to the burgh by Bailie Frank Dickson.
DALKEITH: Employees at Ferranti International in Dalkeith have been told redundancies amounting to almost two thirds of the 273-strong workforce will be implemented over the next 10 months. Shocked staff were “devastated” at the news, broken last Thursday, Amalgamated Engineering Union vice convener at the plant, Mr Robert Campbell, said. Of the total 146 job losses, 26 will take effect from this month as soon as work on current contracts is complete. No new orders are being sought for the factory’s metrology department and the ICG departments which will effectively be wiped out by the redundancies.
BUSH: A 200 year old lime tree has been blown over at the Edinburgh Technopole. It is believed the large leaved lime tree outside Bush House, within the tenchnopole near Gowkley Moss and the Bush Estate, fell as the high winds which hit the county over the New Year started to take their toll. The tree was first spotted by dog walkers on January 1 and last Friday tree surgeons visited the site to access the damage and decide the best way to remove the 80 foot tall tree. A number of other trees also fell in the area during the high winds.
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