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Works starts on new Gorebridge housing development

Taylor Wimpey East Scotland has returned to Gorebridge to launch its much-anticipated development of 190 new homes at Harvieston Park.

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Councillor Derek Milligan.

Bus service back on track after campaign

The number 49 bus service, serving Bonnyrigg, Poltonhall and Rosewell, will be increased to every 20 minutes Monday to Saturday.

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The Paper Mill, Lasswade

Spotlight on Tourism – It’s food for thought with new awards

It may be stating the obvious but food and drink make up an essential element of every holiday, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

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Barratt Homes The Woodlands development in Dalkeith will feature the Balmoral style property.

New Dalkeith housing development opens its doors

The first homes at a brand new development in Dalkeith have now been released.

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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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Dalkeith Corn Exchange, which was recently restored

Work on Dalkeith town centre shortlisted for an award

Midlothian Council is a finalist in this year’s prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute’s (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence for its work on the Dalkeith town centre heritage regeneration.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Rachel Hamilton MSP.

Tories attack Midlothian business rates rise

The Scottish Conservatives have attacked the SNP government, angry that the recent business rates rise will hit 40 per cent of businesses in Midlothian.

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Federation of Small Businesses Chairman Gordon Henderson (standing) and business owner Alex Hazlewood (seated).

Self-employment mapped out across Midlothian

People living in Roslin and Bilston are Midlothian’s most entrepreneurial citizens according to new information released on start-ups.

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Tax returns will be replaced by online reports to HMRC

Midlothian businesses to prepare for tax return changes

As HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) finally announces the results of consultation into its Making Tax Digital plans, local business owners are being urged to prepare for a new era of tax reporting.

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The founders of JimJam - Chris Kennelly (centre), Jamie Hurst (left) and (right) Paul Bryce, who runs Eskbank-based Midlothian Physiotherapy LLP

New firm to muscle in on physiotherapy market

An Eskbank businessman is looking to change the face of physiotheraphy in the UK.

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Dalkeith shop re-opens after facelift

Dalkeith shop re-opens after facelift

Leading food-on-the-go-retailer, Greggs, has undertaken a remodel of its shop in Jarnac Court, Dalkeith, which has re-opened as one of the business’s new-look outlets.

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Dalkeith High Street.

MSP welcomes boost for business rates

Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame has welcomed the Scottish Government’s proposals on business rates, after the announcement of a national relief scheme for some small firms.

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Dalhousie Castle

Top honour for Bonnyrigg hotel

Dalhousie Castle Hotel has scooped the titles for Best Castle Hotel and Best Fine Dining Restaurant Hotel in the 2017 Scottish Hotel Awards Regional Finals.

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The search is on for the best trade apprentice

Who is the best Midlothian apprentice?

Apprentices in Midlotian have the chance to get their first step on the career ladder by entering this year’s Top Trade Apprentice award.

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Rosewell Primary School P6 pupils in front of the cable-stay bridge they built.

Midlothian pupils gain insight into engineering

Around 400 pupils had the chance to build their own suspension bridge and walk over it as part of the Bridges to Schools project recently.

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There were massive tailbacks last month due to overturned lorry closing Forth Road Bridge. Pic: Michael Gillen

Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Penalties to deter vehicles from flouting high wind restrictions are being investigated by ministers.

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Members of staff from Shawfair-based firm TenTel get dancing.

Let’s dance as Shawfair staff celebrate milestone

Telecoms firm TenTel celebrated record growth with a spectacular dance themed team-building day.

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Conference focuses on digital tourism

Conference focuses on digital tourism

Stephen Whitelaw of Digital Tourism Scotland, is among the guest speakers at the first event organised by Midlothian and Borders Tourism Action Group (MBTAG).

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