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Marketing teams wanted for £250k media prize

Marketing professionals from across the UK are invited to ‘shoot it out’ for a £250,000 media prize by showcasing their creativity with a one minute video.

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Is the sun setting on North Sea Oil? Pic: Shutterstock

UK oil and gas reserves may only last a decade

The Scottish oil industry could be entering its final decade of production - researchers have warned.

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Midlothian Business Awards

Tough test for judges to pick top businesses

Judges are set to begin the difficult task of choosing the winners in this year’s Chamber Business Awards.

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Roger Kelly at The Storehouse.

New Storehouse funding bid set to open doors

The Penicuik Storehouse project has applied for £350,000 of funding to buy the former Co-op building it occupies.

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Power station workers across Scotland are threatening strike action over pay.

Power workers threaten strike action over “derisory” offer

Workers at power stations across the country are threatening to go on strike after what has been described as a “derisory pay offer” by Scottish Power.

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Pictured signing the STUCs Dying to Work charter are (L-R): Sharon McGuigan, SQA Accreditation Manager; Grahame Smith, General Secretary of the STUC; Maidie Cahill, SQA Director of Corporate Services; and Susie Hill, SQA Research Manager.

Dalkeith-based employer backs workers’ campaign

The Scottish Qualifications Authority has become the latest signatory of the Scottish Trade Union Council’s ‘Dying to Work’ campaign.

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Donna Bogdanovic, one of theangry  parents at Lasswade Primary School.

Parents up in arms at School Streets plan

Parents at the first local primary school set to face traffic regulations during drop-off and pick up times have started a petition against the plans.

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Scott Beveridge, a Personal Trainer at Spartan Gym in Mayfield Industrial Estate

Gym’s change of use approved

A gym which opened almost a year ago at Mayfield Industrial Estate has had its change of use application accepted by the Local Review Body.

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A train on the Borders rail line passes Newtongrange. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Happy birthday to the Borders Railway

Two years after it was re-opened, the Borders Railway shows no sign of losing momentum as it continues to capture the world’s attention and boost local tourism.

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The Old Abbey Granary pub in at Newbattle Rd, Newtongrange

Change from pub to grub

A former pub closed to the public for two years is to be re-opened as a restaurant and take away after councillors removed a condition.

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Oat company Stoat move to new HQ at Bilston Glen Indistrial Estate. Managing Director, Tony Stone (maroon check shirt), Director, Bob Arnott, Lennon Arnott (blond curly hair boy), Michael Arnott (with cap),  Chloe Stone (little girl)

Oats company stoats into new premises

Oats company Stoats has opened a new factory in the former Greggs factory at Bilston Glen Industrial Estate, creating 28 new jobs.

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An artist's impression of the studios.

Hold up over Straiton film studio plans

The developers behind plans for a £250 million Scottish film studio on greenbelt land in Midlothian have denied the project is suffering significant delays.

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THe queensferry crossing at rush hour.

Transport chiefs urged: ‘Reopen Forth Road Bridge’

Transport bosses have been urged to reopen the Forth Road Bridge to ease traffic chaos on its replacement.

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BrewDog was one of the first companies in Scotland to achieve Living Wage accreditation.

Positive support for Living Wage from Scottish public and employers

The Living Wage has won overwhelming support from Scots who regard it as both a boost to a company’s status and helping to make products and services more attractive.

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Lothian Buses will continue to serve half the route.

Popular bus route set to be shared

The increasingly popular number 39 bus route is to be shared by two bus operators after the existing contract ends on September 30.

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VIDEO: The Queen opens the Queensferry Crossing

VIDEO: The Queen opens the Queensferry Crossing

HM The Queen has officially opened the new Queensferry Crossing with a ribbon cutting ceremony today.

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Thousands walk across Queensferry Crossing

Thousands walk across Queensferry Crossing

Thousands of pedestrians have walked across the Queensferry Crossing for the first time on a beautiful day in South Queensferry,

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Queensferry Crossing. Picture: Transport Scotland

Traffic chaos as tailbacks hit new bridge

The Queensferry Crossing’s first morning rush hour has been hit by major tailbacks in both directions.

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There's a new wonder on the horizon. Picture: Greg Macvean

Queensferry Crossing opens to traffic

Move over Burj-Al-Arab, the Golden Gate Bridge and CN Tower – there’s a new man-made head-turner on the scene.

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Brothers Michael, Colin and David Noble are at the helm of Alex F Noble and Son.

Midlothian company clocks up milestone

One of the county’s leading firms, Alex F Noble and Son, is celebrating 85 years in business.

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