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Work gets underway on new Midlothian cyclepath

The construction of a new walking and cycling route which will connect Shawfair to Gilmerton gets underway this month.

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A rainbow over Roslin Glen

Spotlight on Tourism - Steps in the right direction for tourism

Research just published by VisitScotland highlights the importance of walking when it comes to evaluating tourism in Scotland, writed Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

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Staff at the Glenlee ward, Midlothian Community Hospital.

Nurses take a walk to raise funds for dementia ward

Staff from Midlothian Community Hospital’s dementia ward have organised a local sponsored walk to raise money to benefit their patients.

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The pharmacy at Roslin Medical Practice, in Penicuik Rd, Roslin.

Pharmacy break-in

Police are appealing for information after a break-in to the pharmacy at Roslin Pharmacy.

Crime
Could you be a hedgehog champion?

First ever ‘Hedgehog Housing Census’ launched

Wildlife charities are urging people across the UK to help arrest the decline in numbers of one of our most loved garden animals.

Environment
Mohammed Ahmed.

Shopkeeper placed on the sex offenders register

A Dalkeith shopkeeper who asked a schoolboy if he was off to watch porn with his two female cousins has been placed on the sex offenders register.

Crime
Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame with Bikes against Bullies riders and supporters at Leadburn

Midlothian MSP praises anti-bullying campaign

Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame has lent her support to the riders of Bikes Against Bullies on their Grand Tour recently.

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Hospital worker nine times over the drink drive limit

Hospital worker nine times over the drink drive limit

A hospital worker from Lasswade was caught a massive nine times over the drink drive limit - after claiming she had only downed three pints of lager.

Crime
8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

8.6 million speeding points on driving licences

New analysis by Churchill Car Insurance reveals there are over 11.6 million penalty points currently held on the licences of British drivers, with 74 per cent of them (8.6 million) related to speeding offences.

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Midlothian firm named for underpaying worker

Midlothian firm named for underpaying worker

A Midlothian hairdresser is among 233 businesses ‘named and shamed’ as employers who have failed to pay National Minimum Wage and Living Wage.

Business
Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

Scotland’s ‘Forever Home’ revealed

The ideal ‘forever home’ for a resident in Scotland is a four-bedroom, detached house in the country, with sea views, worth £370,082 – and just down the road from the kids, it has emerged.

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The Dogs Trust at West Calder

Plea to support Dogs Trust fun day

Dogs Trust West Calder is inviting local dog lovers and their four-legged-friends to their annual family fun day on Sunday, August 20.

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NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFUS launches share farming project to address succession worries and new entrant barriers

NFU Scotland has started a research project on the potential of share farming to assist both new entrants and farm owners worried about succession on their farm.

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Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish cats at risk of potentially fatal diseases

Thousands of Scottish domestic cats are at risk of potentially life-threatening feline diseases because a third (33 per cent) of owners in the region don’t feel regular vaccinations are necessary, experts warned today.

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Oceanallover will be performing Sea Hames at Dalkeith Country Park. Photo: Florencia Garc�a Chafu�n

Midlothian park to showcase Fringe event

Dalkeith Country Park will serve as the spectacular backdrop for an Edinburgh Festival Fringe performance later this month.

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The life of Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis is to be celebrated in Serbia.

Events to celebrate the life of Elsie

She was famously told by the war office to ‘‘go home and sit still’’ but, instead, Scottish doctor Elsie Inglis went on to establish the Scottish Women’s Hospitals which played an invaluable role in the First World War.

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Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Research: women in relationships get the wardrobe...

Whilst they may live and share their home together, Britons in relationships have areas of the home where they are likely to dominate the storage space.

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Scots new music talent to perform at 2017 Solheim Cup

Scots new music talent to perform at 2017 Solheim Cup

Be Charlotte, one of Scotland’s most exciting new music acts, is set to perform to a huge global TV audience as part of the official handover ceremony for The 2019 Solheim Cup coming to Scotland, the Home of Golf.

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Theft and attempted break-in

Theft and attempted break-in

Police are appealing for witnesses following an attempted break-in and theft at houses in Bilston.

Crime
Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

Scottish baby and children’s unit closures highlighted

A new report, released today by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH), found that one in four Scottish paediatric inpatient units, and more than 40% of Scottish neonatal units, closed their doors to new admissions in the 12 months to October 2015 due to concerns over staffing.

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