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STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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

Labour anger at SNP no-show for council meeting

All five SNP members of the Midlothian Licensing Board failed to turn up to its meeting on Tuesday, bringing proceedings to a temporary halt.

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Midlothian Council candidates for the Midlothian East ward.
Top row left to right - Helen Armstrong (Green), Robert Hogg (Indp), Louise D'Arcy-Greig (SNP). Bottom left to right Peter Smail (Con), Kenneth Baird (SNP) and John Hacket (Lab)

Midlothian Council elections: Midlothian East

MIDLOTHIAN EAST

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Midlothian Council elections candidates for the Midlothian South ward. 
Top left to right: Catherine Johnstone (SNP), Ellen Scott (SNP), Jason Ferry (Indp). Bottom left to right: Jim Muirhead (Lab), Malcolm Spaven (Green), Bryan Pottinger (Lab), Keiran Munro (Con).

Midlothian Council elections: Midlothian South

MIDLOTHIAN SOUTH

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Midlothian Council election candidates for the Midlothian West ward.
Top row left to right: Stephen Blain (Lab), Ross Laird (Lib Dems), Pauline Winchester (Con), David Temple (SNP). Bottom row left to right: Russel Imrie (Lab), Kelly Parry (SNP), Andrew Coventry (Indp) and Helen Blackburn (Green)

Midlothian Council elections: Midlothian West

MIDLOTHIAN WEST

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Newbattle Abbey College.

Election hustings at Newbattle

Newbattle Abbey College hosts a local election Question Time featuring all five main parties next Wednesday (April 26).

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Candidates for the Bonnyrigg ward. Top left to right: Ian Baxter (Green), Louie Milliken (Lab), George McIntyre (Indp). Bottom left to right: Janet Lay-Douglas (Con), Colin Lawrie (SNP), Derek Milligan (Lab), Diane Alexander (SNP)

Midlothian Council elections 2017: Bonnyrigg ward

All seven candidates for the Bonnyrigg ward are wanting your vote in the May 4 Midlothian Council elections, read what they have to say before you make your mind up.

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Dalkeith candidates: Top left to right: Stephen Curran (Lab), Robin Traquair (Con), Jim Bryant (Indp), Gary Young (SNP). Bottom left to right: Margot Russell (Lab), Jill Simon (Green), Colin Cassidy (SNP).

Midlothian Council elections 2017 - Dalkeith ward

Meet the Dalkeith candidates for the forthcoming Midlothian Council elections before making your vote on May 4.

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Penicuik candidates, top left to right: Debbie McCall (SNP), Adam Montgomery (Lab), Joe Wallace (SNP), Bottom left to right: Andrew Hardie (Con), Ken Brown (Lib Dem), Jim Garry (Green).

Midlothian Council elections 2017 - Penicuik ward

Read why the Midlothian Council election candidates for the Penicuik ward believe you should vote for them on May 4.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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Liberal Democrats Midlothian candidates Ken Brown (left) and Ross Laird (right).

Experienced duo set for Midlothian Council elections

Two former councillors will be leading the charge for the Scottish Liberal Democrats in May’s Midlothian Council elections.

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Midlothian councillors Kelly Parry (SNP) and Peter De Vink (Indp)

‘End-of-term’ report row leads to police

Police have been called in after a row over an outgoing councillor’s controversial ‘end-of-term-report’ sent to every house in Midlothian.

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Lawfield Primary School in Mayfield was one of the PFI schools built.

Schools project still costs Midlothian Council millions

A local MSP has claimed that Labour’s PFI schools scheme continues to rob money from council services, costing £10.4 million this year alone.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Green councillor Ian Baxter and SNP councillor Kelly Parry, who put forward the motion for a fair council elections campaign.

Respect motion rejected by Midlothian councillors

An SNP/ Green motion calling for a respectful council elections campaign was last week rejected by the majority of councillors.

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Robert Hogg & Jason Ferry.

Local group leaders put community first

Two community leaders are each to stand as independent candidates at the forthcoming council elections as they believe councillors need to do more for their communities.

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SNP candidates at local authority elections 2017.

SNP candidates ready for Midlothian Council elections

The SNP candidates for the local elections on May 4 have been selected.

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Cllr Jim Bryant.

SNP councillor to go it alone in upcoming Midlothian elections

SNP councillor Jim Bryant has told the Advertiser that he will stand as an independent candidate at the forthcoming council elections.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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