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The Princess Royal joins minute’s silence for Manchester at General Assembly

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joined the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in observing a minute’s silence for all those affected by the terrorist atrocity in Manchester.

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A stun gun disguised as a torch, similiar to the one police found at Mr Homer's home.

Bonnyrigg man jailed for possessing stun gun and drugs

A man who was caught with a stun gun disguised as a torch was jailed for the minimum period of five years today (Thursday) following a drugs raid at his home.

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A still from the new film promoting Midlothian across the globe

Midlothian’s gems to sparkle in online film

A new online film, aimed at promoting Midlothian to visitors across the globe, has been launched by national tourism body VisitScotland.

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There are some excellent examples of well marked core paths across Scotland

You can help put Scotland’s core paths on the map

We all know that we should walk more – to the shops, work, the local park or maybe even further afield.

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42.9 per cent of pupils said they walked to school in the survey.

Research reveals half of Scots pupils travel to school actively

Just under half of Scots pupils are choosing to travel to school by bike, foot or scooter according to a survey carried out by Sustrans Scotland.

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Matin Khan (left) and Shahnoor Chowdhury at and anti-Islamic State protest rally in Edinburgh in 2014. Photo: Greg Macvean

Midlothian Muslim businessman condemns Manchester terror attack

Scotland’s “Curry King” has issued a fierce condemnation of the Manchester suicide bombing, calling it “a barbaric atrocity against all humanity and an affront to the Muslim faith”.

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High Court in Edinburgh

Former boys’ brigade member jailed for child abuse

A former Boys’ Brigade member who rescued a younger boy after his canoe capsized was jailed for more than five years yesterday (Wed) after going on to abuse the child.

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UNISON  has expressed the anger and disappointment of NHS staff at its recommendation to continue with a one per cent cap on wages.

Pay cap on Scotland’s health workers must end

Scotland’s health workers are calling on the NHS Pay Review Body (PRB) to ‘scrap the cap’ imposed on NHS staff.

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We Love Manchester Emergency Fund launched

We Love Manchester Emergency Fund launched

Manchester City Council in partnership with the British Red Cross have launched an appeal for people affected by the devastating attack in Manchester.

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The shot of Myra Hindley in Fife, taken by Ian Brady. Copyright: Duncan Staff/SWNS

Photo links infamous child killers to east of Scotland

A chilling photograph taken by serial killer Ian Brady of his accomplice Myra Hindley has been identified as a Fife beauty spot.

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Midlothian pupils will be finding out more about the county's farming industry at a Food and Farm event at Arniston House, Gorebridge.

Midlothian pupils to get lessons in farming

Arniston House, in partnership with the Royal Highland Education Trust and the Midlothian Estates Group, is hosting a two-day Food and Farm event on Wednesday, May 24 and Thursday, May 25.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said Scotland must not allow terrorism to triumph. Pic: Lisa Ferguson.

Scotland must not allow terrorism to triumph

The people of Scotland must not allow terrorism to triumph and should go about their business as usual, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said.

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Former councillors reported

Former councillors reported

The SNP has reported two of its former councillors to the returning officer for printing their council email addresses in their election leaflets.

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Councillor Jim Muirhead outside Dalkeith Police Station.

Labour moves to bring back council-funded CATs

The new Labour minority administration has started the process of reinstating the Midlothian Police Community Action Teams (CAT).

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Members of the Gorebridge Community Development Trust and members of the community at the site.

Beacon set to shine on after ‘devastating’ fire

The group delivering the community hub which was due to open this summer is refusing to let last week’s fire destroy its dreams.

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Midlothian's candidates for the 2017 General Election. Clockwise from top left: Owen Thompson (SNP), Danielle Rowley (Labour), Christ Donnelly (Conservatives, Ross Laird (Liberal Democrats).

General Election 2017 - Meet your candidates

Midlothian goes back to the polls in two weeks’ time on June 8, this time for the snap General Election called by Prime Minister Theresa May.

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We are being encouraged to be more open about grief

Midlothian MSP support work of bereavement charity

When struggling with grief after the death of a loved one, people often feel isolated and unsupported.

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Combine golf and business networking

Put your Midlothian business to the fore

It’s called Netgolfing and it is designed to generate more business and expand your contacts.

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Scots companies dominate tour awards

Scots companies dominate tour awards

Scottish companies have dominated a prestigious tourism awards ceremony, with 31 businesses scooping gongs in Glasgow.

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Cold callers top poll of 100 things that drive Brits mad

Cold callers top poll of 100 things that drive Brits mad

Cold callers, stepping in dog poo, queue-jumpers, kids screaming in public and people walking slowing in front of you are the top five things that make Brits say ‘get me outta here’, according to a new study by GalaSpins.com.

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