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Police appeal following fire at community hub

Police are appealing for information following the wilful fireraising which caused extensive damage to the under construction community hub in Gorebridge yesterday.

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Man charged for fatal road traffic collision

Man charged for fatal road traffic collision

Police in Midlothian can confirm that a 29-year-old man has been charged following a fatal road traffic collision at the A68 Millerhill junction, near to the Edinburgh City Bypass last year.

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Dr Natalie Coull, lecturer in Ethical Hacking at Abertay University. Pic: Alan Richardson.

Cyber attack on the NHS explained by expert

The malware, or malicious software, attack on global computer systems, most notably the NHS here in the Uk, has been making headlines since its discovery on Friday, May 12.

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Appeal following theft of diesel filters

Appeal following theft of diesel filters

Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of diesel filters worth around £32,000 from a commercial van centre in Loanhead.

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Notification scheme online

Police Scotland has introduced online applications under the existing Sex Offender Community Disclosure Scheme to improve the disclosure process.

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Woman charged for fireraising in Penicuik

Woman charged for fireraising in Penicuik

Police in Midlothian have charged a 63-year-old woman following a series of suspicious fires recently in Penicuik.

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Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Warning as scammers divert calls and texts to empty bank accounts

Bank customers are being warned of a new scam which is seeing fraudsters stealing large sums of money from victim’s bank accounts.

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Power tools stolen

Police are urging van owners and users to keep their property safe following a series of thefts from vans in Midlothian.

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Housebreaking in Penicuik

Housebreaking in Penicuik

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a high-value housebreaking in Penicuik.

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Floral Tributes at the murder scene of Carlo Volante on Auld Coal Grove, Bonnyrigg.

Man in jail for stabbing flatmate

Robert Kay (36) was last week sentenced to 17 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to murdering his flatmate in Bonnyrigg.

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New Dundas Park

Crowd trouble mars Scottish Cup semi

Trouble at the end of Bonnyrigg Rose’s Scottish Junior Cup semi-final tie on Saturday has been blamed on a small minority of supporters.

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Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson.

New curbs against drug-driving

Drug-driving limits and roadside testing will be introduced in Scotland, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice Michael Matheson has announced.

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Teen charged for hare coursing

Teen charged for hare coursing

Police have charged another 15-year-old in connection with a hare coursing incident on March 31 this year.

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Chiefs plea...Mr Gormley wants members of the public to share their views on the 2026 Police Scotland strategy. You can complete the survey by visiting the website www.scotland.police.uk/about-us/policing-2026/ by May  8.

Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley’s 2026 vision

I meet the chief constable of Police Scotland as he is preparing to head to London for a colleague’s funeral.

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Getting the basics right...is a top priority for Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan.

SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026

Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge.

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Conversation and consultation...is vital to ensuring the success of the 2026 vision, according to Deputy Chief Constable Rose Fitzpatrick.

DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland’s 2026 vision

As policing beats go, they don’t get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland.

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Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan with Police Scotland Chief Constable Phil Gormley at the 2026 strategy launch.

Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation

The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force’s vision for 2026.

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Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Emerging threats in intellectual property crime

Experts from across Europe are meeting at the Scottish Police College to discuss the emerging threats in intellectual property crime particularly the illegal use of Internet protocol television (IPTV).

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Midlothian housebreaking arrests

Police in Midlothian have arrested four teenagers in connection with a theft and seven break-ins in Newtongrange and Mayfield.

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New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

New Royal Mail initiative to protect against scam mail

Royal Mail has launched another major new initiative to protect consumers from scam mail. Since November, Royal Mail has successfully stopped more than 700,000 scam items from reaching its customers.

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