Additional train carriages for Scotland v England rugby

Extra carriages are to be added to train services for rugby fans travelling to Scotland’s sell-out Six Nations game at BT Murrayfield this weekend.

Stock image: John Devlin

Ten days left to use old paper notes

You only have until next week to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

The Lothian Bus service number 40 at Hardengreen Tesco, Dalkeith

Bus stop taken off route

One of the most popular stops on one of the few cross-Midlothian bus routes is to be dropped when the service switches to a different operator later this month.

Hans Waltl

Change of structure to give small businesses more say

A new Scotland-wide group has been set up by the Federation of Small Businesses as part of a new drive to make it easier for more of its members to get involved.

The Dean Tavern, Newtongrange

Business breakfast club

Giles Etherington will headline the next breakfast club hosted by Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce, at the Dean Tavern, Newtongrange, on February 22, 8am to 10am.

Councillors and MSP meet to discuss vital improvementss to the A68  Local Elected Members Cllr K Baird (SNP), Cllr J Hackett (LAB), C Beattie MSP (SNP), and Cllr P Smaill (CON)

Cross-party group is on the right road

In a show of cross-party unity local MSP Colin Beattie and the three ward councillors for Midlothian East have joined together to discuss improvements to the A68.

Stock image. John Devlin Johnston Press

Countdown on to use Scottish paper notes

There’s now less than a month to use your paper £5 and £10 notes.

Sheriffhall Roundabout, City Bypass

Sheriffhall work to start next week

Ground investigations are to start on Monday February 12 as part of the work to build a flyover on the busy Sheriffhall junction on the A720 Edinburgh City Bypass.

Forth Road Bridge re-opening as public transport corridor on Feb 1. Pictured: transport Minister Humza Yousaf

Forth Road Bridge to re-open to public transport traffic

The Forth Road Bridge will fully re-open tomorrow (February 1) as a dedicated public transport corridor.

Cross Borders Brewings Jonny Wilson (centre) receiving the award.:  Colin Hattersley Photography

Local company brews up another award

Cross Borders Brewing has been named Micro-Business of the Year in the Scottish section of the Celebrating Small Business Awards.

The bridge will be an official motorway from February. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Queensferry Crossing will become official motorway in February

It has been announced that the Queensferry Crossing will officially become a motorway from next month.

Penicuik Library at Penicuik Centre will host the event.

Business start-up open day advice

Business Gateway Midlothian will hold a Business Start Up Open Day on January 24 in Penicuik Library between 9.30am and 1.30pm.


Long list of unfinished jobs on Queensferry Crossing revealed

A list of 23 unfinished jobs on the newly-opened Queensferry Crossing which will take until September to complete was published by today.

Tax warning for companies

Tax warning for companies

Local small businesses are being urged not to miss the January 31 deadline to complete their online tax returns, or they could face hefty fines.

Image of the proposed development at Straiton Retail Park.

Plans submitted for final Straiton units

Plans have been submitted for an additional 11 retail units to complete the “final piece in the jigsaw” at shopping hub Straiton Retail Park.

Jim Hiddleston, Business Gowth Advisor with Business Gateway

Free seminars to start the new year on the right foot

Business Gateway Midlothian will hold free business seminars to help local businesses make 2018 their best year yet.

Ark hairdressing in Bonnyrigg won The Scottish Hair and Beauty award for Best customer service
From left-Eve Mcinulty,Sharon Moffat,Michelle Cockburn, Maureen Thompson,Tasha Moffat,Kelly Goulding.

A cut above the competition

A Bonnyrigg hairdressers recently won the best customer service title for the south east of Scotland at The Scottish Hair and Beauty awards.

Board members:Neville Suttle, Derek Rosie, Roger Kelly, The Convener, Martin Meteyard of The Storehouse, which is looking to open as planned after the initial �250,000 raised ran out during the current works. 14/8/17

Funding success for Penicuik Storehouse

Penicuik Community Alliance has secured £12,990 from the Scottish Land Fund to develop plans to buy its Storehouse premises, rented from Scotmid.

NEC see significant technological advantages.

Johnston Press digital awarded funding from Google innovation initiative

Johnston Press - the owner of this title - has announced that it has won two separate grants from the Digital News Initiative Innovation Fund, which is backed by Google.

Phil Dunn with his first book, Absolutely Essential Book of Jokes About the Left (The Choir Press)

Dalkeith man books the left

Dalkeith-born author Philip Dunn has released his first book, aimed at turning the tables on the left and left-wing comedians in particular.

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