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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.

Business
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.

News
Road traffic collision victim named

Road traffic collision victim named

Police in Midlothian can confirm the name of a 53-year-old woman who died following a fatal road traffic collision on Old Dalkeith Road, near King’s Gate, Dalkeith earlier this week.

Crime
Police Scotland

Woman dies following collision

The woman involved in a road traffic collision just outside Dalkeith yesterday morning has sadly passed away.

Crime
Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley outside the Bonnyrigg RBS earmarked for closure.

MP starts banks closure petition

Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley (Lab) has started a petition calling on RBS to reverse its decision to close its branches in Bonnyrigg and Penicuik.

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Matthew Gallacher, Megan McGreevy, Andrea Suaraz, Lewis Johnstone, Findlay Robertson & Maddy Fraser. With mentor Matt Henton from Twig Garden Design and teacher Sandra van Aswegen.

High school pupils win garden prize

A team from Penicuik High School created the winning garden design in the Royal Horticultural Society’s Green Plan It Challenge for Scotland.

News
Archive picture from the Midlothian Advertiser in 1992 of the Danderhall Gala Day.

Plans to restore village gala

Plans are afoot in Danderhall to resurrect the village gala day following a gap of more than 20 years.

News
The first of the two re-introduced Midlothian police community action (CAT) teams.

CAT cops back on the streets

Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson has welcomed the return of the council-funded extra police officers which were axed only eight months ago.

News
Alanna Pryde (Accounts) Derek Hogg,( Managing Director), Drew Hamill (Director), Tony Neild (Director). Kayleigh Smith (Accounts) and David Duncan (Business Development Manager) of Crummock Scotland with Doddie Weir.

Business expands premises

A growing Midlothian construction company has expanded its premises to cope with an expected rise in staff numbers in the coming years.

News
Differing views on local NHS staff levels

Differing views on local NHS staff levels

NHS figures revealed last week have produced differing views on the state of local health care.

Health
Bilston residents turn out to decorate the tree

Rally around the Christmas tree

Bilston residents have taken matters into their own hands after being left disappointed by the “pathetic” Christmas tree erected in the village.

News
Woman hit by vehicle

Woman hit by vehicle

A woman has been taken to hospital in a serious condition after she was hit by a vehicle just outside Dalkeith.

News
Police remained on the scene on Saturday morning.

Man in serious condition in hospital

Police are investigating after a 22-year-old man was found injured in Polton Street, Bonnyrigg, at around 1.20am last Saturday (December 9).

Crime
Local Co-op members have raised �27,000 for local good causes since last year.

Early gifts for local causes

Six charities across Midlothian have received early Christmas presents totalling £13,000, courtesy of the Co-op.

Lifestyle
Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 



Picture by Chris James.

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.

Health
Police investigate serious assault in Penicuik

Police investigate serious assault in Penicuik

Police in Midlothian are investigating following the serious assault of an 18-year-old man in Eastfield Farm Road, Penicuik.

Crime
Advertiser to benefit from BBC link for local democracy reporters

Advertiser to benefit from BBC link for local democracy reporters

The Midlothian Advertiser will benefit from a link-up with the BBC which will see dozens of local democracy reporters employed across the UK.

Business
Teens charged for assault and robbery

Teens charged for assault and robbery

Police in Midlothian have charged two men in connection with assault and robbery.

Crime
Pictured from left to right are Newbattle High School Pupil Cycle Champions, Dylan Peacock, Josh Duncan and Dylan Golder with Deputy Headteacher Jim Fair. Also pictured kneeling holding the banner are Roslynn Newman (Sustrans Bike Officer for Newbattle and Dalkeith cluster schools) and David Baur (CDT Technician and staff School Cycle Champion).

High school gets on its bike for cycle award

Newbattle Community High has become the fourth school in Midlothian to be awarded a Cycle Friendly Secondary School Award.

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Councillor Jim Muirhead.

Top award for school project

A project that is helping tackle high exclusion rates, low attainment and lack of community involvement at Lawfield Primary School has scooped its second award.

Education
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