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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.

News
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.

Health
Former Bonnyrigg Rose player Shaun Woodburn

More heartbreak for Shaun’s family

A heartbreaking bid by the parents of tragic footballer Shaun Woodburn to have his killer’s sentence increased has been rejected by prosecutors.

Crime
Festive drink driving warning

Festive drink driving warning

Drivers are being reminded that the best approach is none when it comes to drink driving this Christmas and New Year.

Crime
Just over 100 personnel departed Glencorse on Monday bound for Iraq.

Glencorse troops head off to Iraq for training mission

Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (2 SCOTS) left their base at Glencorse Barracks in Penicuik on Monday, to carry out a training and mentoring role with Iraqi troops.

News
Newbattle Abbey College 80th Anniversary Parliamentary Reception. Marian Docherty, John Swinney, Ann Southwood

Change of principal at Newbattle Abbey College

A new principal and chief executive has been appointed at Newbattle Abbey College, Scotland’s national centre of excellence for adult learning.

Education
Florence Kennedy at the Penicuik Lost Garden

Lost garden project bags a funding boost

The Lost Garden of Penicuik restoration project is delighted to announce it has bagged £1000 from a Tesco funding scheme.

News
Mike Russell speaking at the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce event at Dalhousie Castle.

Make your Brexit concerns known

Local businessmen and women have been urged to make their concerns about Brexit known to the Scottish Government.

Business
Mr Swinney is pictured with pupils and teachers from Lasswade and Loanhead schools.

Pupils help to build schools’ futures

Midlothian pupils met with Deputy First Minister John Swinney recently to talk about an award-winning project enabling children to shape the design of their schools.

Education
Hero police officers PC Paul Brownlee and PC Greg Gavin.

Life-saving policemen honoured

Two police officers from Dalkeith were last week recognised for their extraordinary bravery at the Scottish Police Federation Bravery Awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

News
Some of the community garden volunteers whose shed was broken into.

Thieves make off with charity’s tools

A Midlothian charity has been left counting the cost after heartless thieves stole hundreds of pounds of gardening equipment.

Crime
A packed public meeting of 200 residents was held in Pathhead Community Hall last Thursday.

Locals call for a fare bus service

A packed public meeting was held last week in Pathhead to discuss council proposals to remove a subsidy for a “vital” local transport link.

News
RBS are closing 62 branches, including the only existing bank on the Isle of Barra.

Fury at RBS branch closure proposals

News that the Bonnyrigg and Penicuik branches of the Royal Bank of Scotland are among 62 in Scotland under threat of closure has sparked anger.

News
Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Politics
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