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DALKEITH: Weekends in Dalkeith are soon to be livened up for bored teenagers with an ear for the latest sound. For a discothèque is to open at 1 Duke Street. ‘The Orchard’ will open initially on Wednesday’s, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. More openings will be considered when the demand has been assessed.
STRAITON: A further attempt to get approval for plans for a superstore at Lonhead Road, Straiton, were dealt a blow last week. Midlothian District Council, approached by Edinburgh District Council for its views on the revised plans for the development, failed to give its support. A preferred site would be off the A701 road.
MIDLOTHIAN: NHS Lothian has secured the site for the new Midlothian Community Hospital. An announcement was made on March 2, stating that the land at Mayshade South, near Bonnyrigg, has been bought for approximately £750,000. The hospital will cost £15.5 million and is expected to be completed by the end of 2009. The hospital will provide 88 beds: 40 frail/ elderly continuing care beds, of which 20 will be registered as care home beds, and 24 assessment beds and 24 continuing care beds for older people with mental health problems. There will also be an out-patient department with an x-ray services, child health clinics, a physiotherapy department and a range of other health services.
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