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Views from the Pews - Look to God to find your inner strength

The post Easter story now gathers pace as news of the resurrection of Jesus begins to circulate, writes Rev John Mitchell (Bonnyrigg Parish Church).

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Final push for Scottish dairy farmers to apply for EU Dairy Aid

Final push for Scottish dairy farmers to apply for EU Dairy Aid

NFU Scotland is encouraging all Scottish dairy farmers to act now or run the risk of missing out on valuable dairy aid scheme money.

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Dalkeith Country Park staff test out the new tractor fleet - Craig Gresty, Visitor Services Assistant; Ellie Hulligan, Waiting Staff; Jonathan Mack, Catering Supervisor;  Brian Jones, Senior Sous Chef; Amy Allan, Retail Assistant

Dalkeith park welcomes tractor trail

Staff at Dalkeith Country Park have put its new tractor fleet through its paces – the fleet forms part of a new toddler tractor trail which opened this month.

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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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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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BONNYRIGG: Workers' memorial, King George V Park. International Workers' Memorial Day service and wreathlaying

Communities across Scotland mark International Workers’ Memorial Day

Throughout Scotland communities will gather on Friday, April 28, to remember those killed or who have suffered injury at work.

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A new survey has revealed British cats prefer the comfort of their home than the great outdoors.

Survey provides new insights into the lives of cats

A new survey has revealed British cats prefer the comfort of their home than the great outdoors.

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A recent Arras memorial service at Edinburgh Castle. Photo: Ian Georgeson

Midlothian pupils remember Arras fallen

Two S3 history pupils from Lasswade High School took part in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France to observe the centenary of the Battle of Arras at Scotland’s national commemorations.

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Thousands of Further Education lecturers in colleges across Scotland are on strike.

College lecturers take strike action

Thousands of Further Education Lecturers in colleges across Scotland are on strike today (Thursday) over claims the College Management has refused to honour a deal on pay and conditions that was reached more than a year ago. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) claims support for the strike has been overwhelming, with picket lines in place at colleges across Scotland and messages of support from the Scottish Trades Union Congress, sororal and fraternal trade unions, student representatives, political parties and candidates, and the wider community.

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Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

Health
Green-fingered youngsters from the Little Hawthorn Nursery, Loanhead, improve their gardening skills thanks to a donation of equipment from CALA Homes (East). Photo: Wullie Marr

Gardening delight for Loanhead nursery

Green fingered pupils at Little Hawthorn Nursery in Loanhead have been given a helping hand from CALA Homes (East), when the housebuilder provided a donation of gardening equipment and accessories in support of the recent National Gardening Week.

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Two fifths of male football fans admit to destruction of items

Two fifths of male football fans admit to destruction of items

Mugs and glasses, or plates and bowls might be one thing, but British football fans confess that in football-related rage they’ve also broken smartphones, TV’s, coffee tables and even bones.

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100 days Of President Trump

100 days Of President Trump

With U.S. President Donald Trump’s first 100 days in office this Sunday (April 30), new search trends analysis research today reveals the top twenty funniest online searches from Americans relating to their new President.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Andrew Morrison

Breakfast event for Midlothian businesses

Have you ever wondered how to make the right approach to bidding for a public sector contract?

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Four out of five children feel that social media companies arent doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, NSPCC and O2 research has found.

Social media sites are failing to shield children from inappropriate content

Four out of five children feel that social media companies aren’t doing enough to protect them from pornography, self-harm, bullying, and hatred on their sites, NSPCC and O2 research has found.

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EU funding for Seafood Scotland

EU funding for Seafood Scotland

Seafood Scotland has been awarded just under £1 million of EU funding to showcase Scottish produce at international trade shows.

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Wreaths were laid at last year's International Workers' Memorial Day event in Midlothian

Midlothian ceremony for memorial day

Midlothian Trades Council will mark Workers’ Memorial Day with a wreath laying ceremony.

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New figures have shown that  uptake of breast screening continues to decline.

Figures show more women are missing out on breast cancer screening checks

New figures have shown growing numbers of women are missing out on potentially life-saving breast cancer checks in Scotland.

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Colossal Clansman launches piping hot summer in Glasgow

Colossal Clansman launches piping hot summer in Glasgow

The landscape of Glasgow Green looked very different recently, as a giant 23ft piper mural, known as The Colossal Clansman, popped (or piped) up in the park – announcing that Piping Live! Glasgow International Piping Festival and The World Pipe Band Championships are returning to the city from August 7 – 13.

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