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Police seize drugs in Midlothian raid

Police in Midlothian can confirm that a man and woman, both aged 23, have been arrested and charged with the supply of controlled drugs following the execution of a warrant at an address in Hunterfield Terrace, Gorebridge.

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The penalty for this sort of driving offence just got much steeper.

Mobile phone driving penalty has been doubled

From March 1 anyone caught using a mobile phone (or internet device) at the wheel faces a £200 fine and six penalty points on their licence.

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Hannah Dorans.

Family’s tribute to Hannah

Police in Edinburgh have confirmed that the woman found dead in the Chesser area last weekend was 21-year-old Hannah Dorans from Dalkeith.

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The Lucy Faithfull Foundation has said that 1530 people from Scotland contacted its Stop it Now! website last year.

Scottish paedophiles visiting website to help them change

Potential Scottish paedophiles tempted to look at indecent images of children online have been visiting a special website to help them change their behaviour.

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Senior Scottish judge, Lord Bracadale.

Judge to review hate crime legislation

The suite of laws covering hate crime offences in Scotland is to be reviewed to ensure it is fit for purpose in the 21st century.

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Midlothian police issue phone scam warning

Midlothian police issue phone scam warning

Police in Midlothian are warning residents of a particular type of phone scam after an elderly couple were conned out of a four-figure sum on Thursday, January 19.

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Housebreakings in Mayfield and Penicuik

Housebreakings in Mayfield and Penicuik

Police are appealing for witnesses following two high-value thefts in Mayfield and Penicuik at the weekend.

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Rosewell building site break-ins

Rosewell building site break-ins

Police are appealing for witnesses following a series of break-ins and thefts from a building site in Rosewell.

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Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

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Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

Code of practice for police ‘stop and search’ powers.

The principles determining when police can use “stop and search” powers have been set out in a code of practice.

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Floral tributes and police/council workers cleanup at the scene

Bonnyrigg left saddened at death of local man

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a Bonnyrigg man.

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Police Scotland

Man charged with Bonnyrigg murder

A man has been arrested and charged with murder following the death of a 40-year-old man in Bonnyrigg yesterday (Tuesday).

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Former Bonnyrigg Rose player Shaun Woodburn.

Shock after death of ‘gentle giant’

Tributes have poured in for former Bonnyrigg Rose, Newtongrange Star and Whitehill Welfare footballer Shaun Woodburn who died following an alleged assault on New Year’s Day.

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Nine arrests after police crackdown on housebreaking in Midlothian

Nine arrests after police crackdown on housebreaking in Midlothian

Nine people have been arrested for housebreaking in Midlothian as part of an ongoing police initiative tackling burgaries.

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The scam offers fake vouchers in return for personal details.

Warning over fake Aldi vouchers

The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is warning shoppers to be on high alert following a spate of fake supermarket vouchers appearing on social media.

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Police Scotland says the sharing of images online is becoming more common.

Warning of online “sextortion” risk

Hundreds of men in Scotland are likely to fall victim to “sextortion” crimes online, Police Scotland has warned.

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William Winnik.

Body of missing man found

Following an appeal on Monday about a missing Gorebridge man, police have reported finding his body yesterday (Tuesday).

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Stay safe this Christmas. Photo: Ian Georgeson

Take measures to stay safe this Christmas

As we approach the festive period and begin to look forward to the celebrations, I want to remind people of the importance of securing their home and property at all times, writes Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson.

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Joint Operation Tackles Rogue Doorstep Traders

Joint Operation Tackles Rogue Doorstep Traders

Midlothian Council and Police Scotland are warning local residents against buying fish from rogue traders, following the arrest of five men in Bonnyrigg on Tuesday (December 6).

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Scotland currently has the lowest age of criminal responsibility in Europe.

Age of criminal responsibility set to be raised

The Scottish Government is to introduce legisation raising the age of criminal responsibility in Scotland from eight to 12.

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