Railway extension remains on the table

The Borders Transport Corridors study draft report recommends that the Borders Railway extension option remains open.

The Forth Bridge (Pic: Jane Barlow)

Disused railway tunnel at Forth Bridge filled in

A disused railway tunnel near the Forth Road Bridge has been filled in – without anyone knowing work was being done!

The event will take place at Loanhead Library, in Loanhead Centre 5/3/18

Have you been thinking of flying solo?

Have you ever thought about starting your own business, working for yourself or making money in your spare time?

Jobs at risk as Carpetright eyes store closures

Jobs at risk as Carpetright eyes store closures

Embattled retailer Carpetright has put jobs under threat as it draws up sweeping restructuring plans which will close poorly-performing stores and see it tap investors for up to £60 million.

A train passing through Newtongrange on the Borders Railway.

Railway figures welcomed

Midlothian South MSP Christine Grahame has welcomed new figures released by Transport Scotland about the Borders Railway.

Specsavers in Jarnac Court, Dalkeith is about to undergo a major refit

Redevelopment work in sight for Dalkeith opticians

A local opticians has set its sights on delivering world-class eyecare as work begins on its £200,000 redevelopment and extension.

Adam Montgomery

Rail-ly nice tribute planned

It has been suggested that any potential new railway line from Penicuik to Edinburgh be named ‘The Montgomery Line’, after former Midlothian Provost Adam Montgomery.

Stock pic: John Devlin

Weather update: Job centres closed

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that all job centres in areas affected by adverse weather be closed until 12pm tomorrow (March 1).

Scott Newby from Bonnyrigg.

Aiming to get to the core of consulting

A Bonnyrigg man has launched a new consulting business in Edinburgh and is looking for others to join him in his venture.

The month-long programme of digital training events was launched by businesses from the Scottish Borders and Midlothian at Dalhousie Castle.

Digital boost for business

Businesses in the Scottish Borders and Lothians are being urged to boost their digital skills as part of Scottish Tourism Month.

Additional carriages will be added to train services on Saturday for the rugby.  Picture: Michael Gillen.

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.

Inflation cooled in February as the impact of the Brexit-hit pound eased. Picture: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 Brewing's 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.

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