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Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

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South Scotland MSP Michelle Ballantyne.

Questions over GP services

The pressure on Midlothian’s GP surgeries due to increased patient rolls and reduced numbers of doctors has been raised in Parliament by MSP Michelle Ballantyne.

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The resource will be officially launched today

Charity launches new cardiac resource

A Scottish charity has launched a new online resource to support people who have had or been affected by an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

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GP Iain Morrison pictured outside the new medical centre at Sixth St, Newtongrange set to open next year.

Medical practice set to expand

It is hoped the new surgery opening next year in Newtongrange will have a knock-on effect and alleviate closed patient lists across the county.

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Midlothian House, the main office for Midlothian Council, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith

Period poverty division

Midlothian Council has approved plans to provide free sanitary products in schools but only if the Scottish Government funds the scheme.

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Sandra Brown with her award.

Volunteer honoured with award

A Penicuik woman picked up a national award recently for helping people living with dementia to get outdoors and feel better about themselves.

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Highbank Care Home at Eskbank celebrating their 30th birthday for Midlothian Advertiser

Happy birthday Highbank

Staff and clients past and present from Highbank Care Home in Eskbank recently celebrated the council-run home’s 30th birthday with a special tea.

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Council contract provides new local care worker roles

Mears Care has created ten new jobs working out of its Shawfair office, as the result of a new contract with Midlothian Council.

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Danielle Rowley MP at Dalkeith Medical Centre.

Are Midlothian’s GP practices due for a check-up?

With six of the 13 GP practices in Midlothian currently operating with restricted patient lists and all but three currently with vacancies, just what is being done to rectify the problem in what is the fastest growing local authority area in Scotland?

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Is your job hazardous to your health?

Is your job hazardous to your health?

Sitting down at work is often blamed for poor health, but office workers are less likely to die early than a builder, according to a new study.

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Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week

Only one in ten women in Scotland exceed the recommended amount of exercise per week.

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Breast Cancer survivor Claire-Ann McCallum

Local women tell their cancer stories to help others as they hit the catwalk

Two Midlothian women who defeated breast cancer are set to hit the catwalk next week at the Breast Cancer Care Scotland Fashion Show.

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The average home holds a host of hidden dangers, especially for the young, the elderly and those who are the most vulnerable.

Driving home the burns awareness message

Home is where the heart is, it’s where you are meant to feel the most safe.

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YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign.

YMCA Scotland supports #IAMWHOLE campaign on World Mental Health Day

YMCA Scotland has joined forces with YMCAs across the UK and Ireland to support a major mental health campaign, as new research reveals the damaging effects of negative language and stereotypes about mental health.

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NHS24 will use the development funding to improve the services it offers to people experiencing low mood, depression and anxiety, supporting those who need unscheduled care but do not require to contact emergency services.

£500k to improve first response mental health services.

Patients experiencing mental health problems will be better supported – thanks to a half million pound increase in funding.

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See Me is encouraging us all to talk about our mental health.

Call to start conversations on World Mental Health Day

Mental health is part of everyone’s day to day life, it affects all of us and we all need to talk about it – starting on World Mental Health Day.

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Public Health Minister Aileen Campbell today joined four-year- old Lyle Findlay at his vaccination appointment. Pic: Mark F Gibson.

Parents urged to join the fight against flu

Parents of two-five year olds are encouraged to join the fight against flu this winter, by ensuring their children get their flu vaccination.

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Salina Shaffique who runs women-only gym Venus Fitness at Dalhousie Business Park and is holding a "Fittest Woman" competition at the gym in November. Pic taken 25/9/17

Women are from Venus

A female-only gym in Bonnyrigg is holding a ‘fittest woman’ competition, calling for local ladies to take part.

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Dalkeith Social Work Centre is to become a central recovery hub for mental health and substance misuse services.

Recovery cafe hub plans given approval

Dalkeith Social Work Centre is to become a central ‘recovery hub’ for mental health and substance misuse services, at a cost of £847,500.

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Stephen Neilson  with Julie Podet, Co-manager of Dalkeith Citizens Advice Bureau and the Mens Health In Mind project SHARE

Gorebridge man fought back from devastating sight loss

A Gorebridge man fought back from losing his sight and his job, overcame depression and rebuilt his life to become a qualified sports therapist.

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