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MONKTONHALL: Some 180 miners previously employed at the “doomed” Woolmet pit have already been transferred to Monktonhall Colliery. The remaining 410 employees will be offered work at Monktonhall in the immediate future.
MILLERHILL: Midlothian District Council has recommended that Heart of Midlothian’s proposed 30,000 capacity football stadium and associated development at Millerhill be granted. The recommendation made to Lothian Regional Council , which has called in the application, to approve the development conflicted with the advice of planners and the views of both the East Lothian and Edinburgh district councils. After lengthy debate the Midlothian District Council’s planning committee last Wednesday came down in favour of the economic advantages of the scheme, while acknowledging some of the proposal’s environmental drawbacks.
LOANHEAD: Midlothian District Court could move to Loanhead after building adaptations to Penicuik Town Hall were given the go-ahead. At Tuesday’s Midlothian Council cabinet meeting it was announced that work, which will see the facility made more accessible for disabled people and house 40 members of staff from the council’s sport and leisure department, will begin in December and will be completed by March or April next year. During and after the adaptations the district court, which currently sits in the premises two days a week, will not be able to use the building. The council has identified Loanhead Town Hall as a possible home for the district court with a decision to be made before the adaptations in Penicuik can begin.
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