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Last orders for awards voting

People are being urged to take their last chance to choose their favourite eateries and bars in this year’s Midlothian Food and Drink Awards.

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A train bound for Edinburgh Waverley pulls into Newtongrange Station.

Railway extension study

A new Scottish Government study will be launched this month to look at extending the Borders Railway to Carlisle.

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Vogrie golf course.

Reprieve for Vogrie Park golf course

The nine-hole golf course at Vogrie Country Park has been given a stay of execution, with the council waiting until June to see if numbers pick up.

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Midlothian Food and Drink Awards sponsors: Derek Hogg, director of Crummock, Matin Khan owner of Ithiaas restaurant, Shelley Rayner marketing manager for Dalkeith Country Park, David Duncan business development manager at Crummock. pic taken at the orangery in Dalkeith Country Park.

Sponsors proud to back Midlothian Food and Drink Awards

Sponsors behind this year’s Midlothian Food and Drink Awards have revealed why they are backing the annual event.

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Union to ballot local authority workers

Union to ballot local authority workers

UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action.

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Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

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Sheriffhall Roundabout.

Sheriffhall flyover option chosen

The Scottish Government has chosen its preferred option for the highly anticipated redevelopment of the notorious Sheriffhall roundabout.

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Alan Gorrie, pictured centre, with Cllr Jim Bryant (left) ) & Steve Stewart from Stewart Brewing (a past Food & Drink Awards winner)

Could you be secret shopper in Food and Drink Awards?

The Midlothian Food and Drink Awards is calling on locals to be ‘mystery shoppers’ and serve up success for the area’s top spots to eat and drink.

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Bus changes set to arrive in Midlothian

Bus changes set to arrive in Midlothian

Lothian Buses are making changes to some of their timetables next month, including to some Midlothian routes.

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An artist's impression of CALA Homes' Broomieknowe housing development

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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