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Images released following theft

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a distraction theft in Dalkeith involving an 81-year-old woman.

Crime
Police Scotland

Police appeal following robbery

Police are appealing for witnesses following a robbery in Loanhead.

Crime
Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

Crime
Provost Adam Montgomery, who passed away last month aged 67.

Candidates revealed for council by-election

The candidates for the forthcoming Penicuik by-election to replace Provost Adam Montgomery, who died last month, has been revealed.

Politics
The staff at Newbyres Care Village in Gorebridge.

Care home turnaround

Newbyres Care Village in Gorebridge has completed a remarkable turnaround with a five star Care Inspectorate report published last week.

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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.

Transport
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.

Business
Business break-ins arrest

Business break-ins arrest

Police Scotland has confirmed that a 26-year-old man has been arrested and charged following a series of break-ins and attempted break-ins to businesses in the Penicuik area.

Crime
Dalkeith councillor Margot Russell (Lab)

Depute takes on provost role for now

Midlothian’s depute provost Margot Russell will take over the provost’s role temporarily following the sudden death of Councillor Adam Montgomery.

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Amy McLaughlin, from Midlothian, is 11 and was diagnosed with'tinnitus at just eight years old. Here, her mum Angela Marshall, explains the impact living with tinnitus has had on Amy, a pupil at St Lukes R.C Primary School in Dalkeith, and their family life.

Tinnitus hits at all ages

This year the British Tinnitus Association (BTA) marked Tinnitus Week by looking at how children and young people are affected by the condition.

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Launch of CALA Homes Bursary scheme 2018. L-R; Dave Stanbrook (CALA - Senior Sales Manager), Rebecca Perry (CALA - Group CSR Manager), Lewis Hailstone (CALA - Apprentice Site Manager), MAria Aspinal (CALA - Sales Consultant).

Local causes to benefit from new project

Local charities, schools and good causes across Midlothian could receive a share of £10,000 thanks to a new bursary initiative.

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Claire Scott, Community Chairperson and Services Manager Emma Duncan, at Tesco Hardengreen.

Local groups bag support

Local groups among the 10,000 projects to have now benefited for Tesco’s Bags of Help project have revealed the difference it has made.

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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.

Transport
Local Elected Members Cllr Colin Cassidy (SNP), Cllr Margot Russell (LAB), Colin Beattie MSP (SNP), Danielle Rowley MP'(LAB) and Cllr Stephen Curran (LAB)

Cross party fury at fixed odds bets

Midlothian politicians from across the political spectrum have come together to campaign against fixed odds betting terminals.

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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.

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Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn in Penicuik  to take part in Vivienne Wallace's Council By-Election Campaign 12/2/18

Labour leaders pop into Penicuik ahead of by-election

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard were in Penicuik on Monday ahead of the Midlothian Council by-election there on March 22.

Politics
Gravitricity Managing Director Charlie Blair at  National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange.

Green mine plan could bring jobs

Former mining communities including in Midlothian could find a new lease of life – with old mine shafts turned into hi-tech green energy stores.

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Dalhousie Castle

Local tourism meeting

Midlothian and Scottish Borders-based tourism businesses are set to harness the power of digital at an interactive event next Tuesday (February 20).

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Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

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

Rent increase to fund more affordable homes

Midlothian Council outlined plans to deliver more affordable homes for tenants at the council meeting yesterday (Tuesday).

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