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Spotlight on Tourism - It’s a great season to explore

Autumn can be a very popular time for having a break in Scotland, writes Ian Gardner (Midlothian Tourism Forum).

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The work has been carried out on the top floor of Midlothian House, the main office for Midlothian Council, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith.

Councillors’ offices handed over

Office space for elected members has been changed and will be used by staff to save money and make better use of Midlothian Council buildings.

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Newtongrange Beavers enjoy a weekend camping at Netherurd.

Camping adventure for Newtongrange Beavers

Almost 40 Beavers from Newtongrange have just returned from a very muddy weekend camp Netherurd Campsite.

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Melville housing officer Nikki Ross and garden competition winner Lynda Christison, with her grand-daughter.

Midlothian gardeners are blooming marvellous

A fantastic Mayfield garden ‘full of colour, fun and life’ has won this year’s ‘Baxter Keiller Award’ for outstanding Melville Housing Association garden.

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Midlothian Councillor Stephen Curran pictured at Teviot Court with officers from the council and the Richmond Fellowship.

Midlothian homes offer a ‘better life’ for new tenants

The first tenants have moved into their new homes in an innovative housing development for people with a range of complex care needs.

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Bield Housing & Care

Midlothian Bield complexes to remain open

Care provider Bield has stated that its four retirement and sheltered housing facilities in Bonnyrigg, Dalkeith, Gorebridge and Penicuik will stay open.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Health
The Shaun Woodburn trial finished last week at Dunfermiline High Court

17-year-old guilty 
of killing Shaun

The grieving mum of tragic footballer Shaun Woodburn has spoken of her relief at his killer being found guilty but said nothing will bring back her son.

Crime
Staff at Ross's of Edinburgh Confectionary company up for an award at the East Lothian and Midlothian Chamber of Commerce Business Awards 2017.

Firm hopes for taste of sweet success

An iconic confectionery brand, which had been destined to disappear after over 100 years but was saved by a local businessman, is now in the running for an award at this year’s Midlothian and East Lothian Business Awards.

Business
Breast Cancer survivor Claire-Ann McCallum

Local women tell their cancer stories to help others as they hit the catwalk

Two Midlothian women who defeated breast cancer are set to hit the catwalk next week at the Breast Cancer Care Scotland Fashion Show.

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Kerrylyn Bell from Temple. Her candle making business has been shortlisted for an award from Stylist Magazine that could win her �20,000 to grow the business.

Carrying the can for award

A Temple woman’s candle making business is up for a Stylist Magazine Award, which includes a £20,000 prize to help a company grow.

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Ten year old  Jack Shepherd had all his hair shaved off  for the charity Charlie House.
Jack's hair will then be sent to the Little Princess Trust and will get made into a wig for children with cancer.

Hair chop for charity

A ten year old boy from Penicuik has had his hair shaved off to help a children’s charity close to his heart.

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Sara-Jayne Reid.

Council depot feedback call

The chairman of the Hopefield Residents Association is urging locals to make their feelings clear about the planned council depot in Bonnyrigg.

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Residents who support the HS10 Action Group Facebook Page are delighted.

Bridge victory for local residents group

Residents in Bonnyrigg have claimed victory after a Scottish Government reporter insisted a new housing estate be accessed by a new bridge.

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Councillor Derek Milligan outside Midlothian House in Dalkeith.

Council leader to meet minister

The leader of Midlothian Council is to meet with Finance Minister Derek Mackay next month to discuss financial pressures.

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Midlothian House, the main office for Midlothian Council, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith.

Fear that cuts could kill voluntary sector

The proposed council cuts announced last week “could kill the voluntary sector” claims the Midlothian Council for Voluntary Service (CVS).

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Friends and relatives, left to right Kim Herkes, Niamh Doyle, Jim Muirhead, Gary Forbes, Trevor Taylor, Awdri Doyle, Jim Michael

Street tribute to hero David

Campaigners are delighted that a street in Gorebridge has now been named after the local hero who helped to catch a notorious child killer.

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Loanhead break-in and theft

Loanhead break-in and theft

Police are appealing for witnesses following a break-in and theft from the grounds of a commercial van centre in Loanhead.

Crime
Midlothian-based scientists are working to improve the health of cattle in Africa.

Midlothian experts have key role on £5m project

Veterinary scientists are delivering a £5.5 million initiative to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in sub-Saharan Africa.

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The hypnotic heron.

Country Corner - The exotic bird with a killer instinct

Even after a lifetime of seeing them, it is still hard to believe the heron is a British bird, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Service).

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