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Bus changes set to arrive in Midlothian

Lothian Buses are making changes to some of their timetables next month, including to some Midlothian routes.

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Appeal for owner of dogs that mauled cat in Gorebridge

A Gorebridge woman has spoken of her horror at finding her cat dead following a dog attack and is appealing for help in finding the owner.

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An artist's impression of Pentland Film Studios exhibition.

Closing credits for Midlothian film studio?

The group behind the plans for a new film studio complex in Midlothian has confirmed that backers may pull out if a decision isn’t reached soon.

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Nadine Coyle is asking glasses wearers to prove their specs appeal and be in with a chance of winning �10,000 cash.

Nadine Coyle launches 2017 search for Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year

Girls Aloud singer Nadine Coyle is asking glasses wearers to prove their specs appeal and be in with a chance of winning £10,000 cash.

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New project to get cancer sufferers back into work

New project to get cancer sufferers back into work

A new project to get people back into work following a cancer diagnosis is being launched at the University of Dundee.

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First steps toward male infertility treatment taken

First steps toward male infertility treatment taken

Scientists from the University of Dundee believe they have taken the first steps towards developing drugs to treat infertile men.

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No rabbits for sale this Easter

Pets at Home is set to stop selling rabbits at all of its 430-plus stores this Easter, in order to educate and inform children on the importance of responsible pet ownership.

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Midlothian MSP Colin Beattie is urging constituents to be aware of the benefits they are entitled to receive

Midlothian people failing to claim benefits

Midlothian residents are being reminded to claim the benefits that they are entitled to.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison

Funding to boost cancer screening rates

A new scheme to decrease health inequalities connected to cervical cancer screening rates has been given £180,600.

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Drop in number of home repossessions

Drop in number of home repossessions

The number of home repossession cases going through the courts has fallen by more than 40% in a year.

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Pleasing to the ear - the sound of eiders on the sea.

Counry Corner - Listen out! Nature is all around you

One of my favourite sounds of spring is the cooing of eiders out on the sea, writes George Hogg (Hogg Estate Services).

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Police Scotland is encouraging the public to speak up and help to tackle hate crime.

Public urged to speak up and report hate crime

The public is being asked to play its part in tackling hate crime in Scotland by speaking up and reporting offences.

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Children raise money for NSPCC Scotland

Children raise money for NSPCC Scotland

The UK’s leading children’s charity is encouraging schools across the country to take part in Big Board Game Day and have pupils bring in their favourite board games from home to the class, raising awareness of the charity’s work and having fun at the same time.

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NHS 24 is reminding the public that healthy alternatives to chocolate are available for Easter.

Stay healthy at Easter

NHS 24 is encouraging people to make their Easter break a sweet success by pledging to cut down on sugar.

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The SQA building , Shawfair, Danderhall

Midlothian employer recruits apprentices

The Scottish Qualifications Authority has started the latest round of recruitment for its successful Modern Apprenticeship programme.

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Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, celebrated Scotlands Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology by visiting the Dalkeith Museum.

Praise for new Dalkeith Museum

Colin Beattie, MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh, celebrated Scotland’s Year of History, Heritage & Archaeology with a recent visit to the Dalkeith Museum. Located within the Dalkeith Corn Exchange building, the museum has become an historic landmark for the city.

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Health Secretary Shona Robison.

Mesh implant final report published

Scotland’s Chief Medical Officer (CMO) has accepted the recommendations of the final independent report into the use of transvaginal mesh implant procedures.

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Car buyers only have a few days left to purchase a new vehicle before higher car tax rates come into force.

Car tax rates set to soar by up to 2475%

Imminent changes to Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) mean consumers have just over a few days to secure a deal on a new car before tax rates soar by up to 2475 per cent.

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BHF reveals wardrobe secrets of Scotland

BHF reveals wardrobe secrets of Scotland

A fifth (20%) of Scots feel guilty about the amount of money we spend on our wardrobes, with almost a fifth (19%) even lying about our spending sprees to friends and family, according to new statistics released as part of the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Spring Clear Out campaign.

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Midlothian Community Hospital

Midlothian Matters - A place to improve our well-being

If you feel low and stressed and want to do something about it, there is a new service that could not be easier to access – you just turn up, writes Jennifer Bragg.

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