Rejected retail unit proposal to be appealed

The developer behind plans to open a new Home Bargains store in Dalkeith has vowed to appeal after its proposal was knocked back.

Councillors from Edinburgh and Midlothian Councils visit the Edinburgh/Midlothian Recycling & Energy Recovery Centre site at Millerhill. Photo: Katielee Arrowsmith

Millerhill waste plant to open in 2019

Work is now underway to build a new state-of-the-art energy-from-waste plant serving Midlothian and Edinburgh.

The bridge closure has caused traffic chaos

Officials hope to re-open Forth Road Bridge tomorrow morning

Forth Road Bridge chiefs hope to re-open the crossing for tomorrow morning’s rush hour after a juggernaut was blown over in 74mph winds early today.

Your firm could be involved in the construction of the Loanhead community hub

Help build new Loanhead community hub

Do you or your organisation want to take full advantage of the potential opportunities being offered by working with Morrison Construction on the new Paradykes Primary School and hub in Loanhead?

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

Post Office advice to customers over strike action

Post Office advice to customers over strike action

The Post Office is reminding customers that the CWU has called strike action in 300 of its 11,600 branches on Saturday, December 24, which may result in the closure of some of these branches.

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Edinburgh City Bypass, A720

Traffic set to rise on bypass

An additional 10,000 vehicles a day are expected to be using the City Bypass by 2022.

Passengers have been warned to plan in advance. Picture; Greg Macvean

Passengers warned ahead of Edinburgh Waverley’s ‘busiest day’

Rail passengers are being warned to plan ahead if travelling to or from Edinburgh on Saturday.

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Gaynor Jones,Aquatera director, advises on potential renewable energy developments on Gosong Island, North Sumatra.

Survey reveals Scottish companies’ global reach

Scottish renewable energy businesses are working on projects worth more than £100 million in more than 40 countries around the world, new research has found.

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Midlothian MP Owen Thompson and British Beer and Pub Association chief executive Brigid Simmonds OBE at Westminster.

Raising a glass to Midlothian’s brewing industry

The brewing and pub sector makes a huge economic contribution to Midlothian, new figures from a study commissioned by the British Beer and Pub Association show.

Speed camera.

New speed cameras installed

The East Safety Camera Unit introduced new safety camera locations in Midlothian on Monday (December 5).

Sheriffhall Roundabout.

City Bypass traffic jams

Midlothian Lib Dems are calling for urgent action to address congestion on the Edinburgh City Bypass following data showing the route has the most traffic jams in Scotland.

The Secret Herb Garden wins the Best Informal Eating Experience at the Lothian and Borders Regional Final of the Scottish Thistle Awards. Pictured are presenter Fiona Richmond, Project Manager at Scotland Food and Drink,  Liberty and Hamish Martin, owners of Secret Herb Garden and host Jennifer Reoch. Photo: Chris Watt

Award win for secret cafe puts business on the map

A specialist herb nursery at the foot of the Pentland Hills has been named a regional winner at Scottish tourism’s equivalent of the Oscars.

Sherifhall Roundabout, City Bypass

Sheriffhall roundabout upgrade plans

Lothian MSP Miles Briggs (Con) is to table further written Parliamentary questions to the Scottish Government about their plans to improve the Edinburgh city by-pass.


Tourism’s £105 million boost

Tourism chiefs in Midlothian have hailed news that visitors brought £105 million to the area last year.

For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Funding is available for new community schemes

Get on your bike for community funding

Humza Yousaf, Minister for Transport and the Islands, has launched the Community Links PLUS competition for 2016/17 which seeks ambitious design projects, restoring balance in Scotland’s streets in favour of people walking and cycling.

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