Stories from our files
DALKEITH: More splendid news for Dalkeith. The century old Borders firm of Laidlaw and Fairgreave Ltd is to build a new factory at Thornybank. This will mean work for 100 people - one third of them men. The building of the 30,000 sq ft factory is expected to be completed in April next year.
MIDLOTHIAN: Midlothian District Council is to begin legal action to stop dog owners from allowing their pets to foul in public places. Councillors at this week’s recreation and leisure committee meeting agreed the practice was “disgusting” and posed a serious health hazard.
GOREBRIDGE: A Gorebridge chef is to be nominated for a police meritorious award after he rescued an unconscious neighbour from a blazing flat in the early hours of Saturday morning. Police and fire officers have praised the bravery of Stewart Bald (46), who entered the burning home of his neighbour and pulled him to safety, then attempted to return to save another person thought to be in the building.
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