Stories from our files
MIDLOTHIAN: A public hearing into the proposal to close the Edinburgh-Hawick-Carlisle railway will be held on November 16 and 17 in Hawick Town Hall, when objections to the proposal will be heard by the Transport Users’ Consultative Committee for Scotland. Afterwards the committee will then report to the Ministry of Transport, who will take the final decision. Stations in this area that would be effected are at Eskbank, Newtongrange, Gorebridge, Tynehead and Heriot.
MILLERHILL: The death knell was sounded for Wallace Mercer’s controversial stadium plans at Millerhill when it was revealed this week that the Region’s controlling Labour group would oppose the development. A decision by planning committee members will be taken tomorrow and their recommendations passed on to the full council which will meet on Tuesday to determine the application. The decision of the regional Labour Group to come out against the plans following a private meeting are a blow to the district council which strongly supported the multi-million pound Hearts development which promised to create 3000 jobs.
BONNYRIGG: Plans for a new community hospital in Midlothian have moved one step closer, with the Scottish Executive recommending the plans proceed to the full business case stage. The new hospital, which will be at Mayshade South near Bonnyrigg, is due for completion in autumn 2009.
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