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Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

Crime
Masonic Lodge members Steve Ritchie and Bill Harra returned to Loanhead from their mammoth non-stop 1700 mile charity drive for local good causes. Photo by Gordon Bell.

Driving up local charity funds

Loanhead masonic lodge members Steve Ritchie and Bill Harra embarked on their mammoth non-stop 1700 mile charity drive to Land’s End, John O’ Groats and back last week, raising £3500 for local charities.

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A train pulling into Newtongrange Train Station.

Railway extension remains on the table

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

Transport
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!

Transport
The cycleway at Wester Auchendinny Bridge has now reopened.

Cycle path re-opens to the public

The Penicuik to Bonnyrigg cycle path cycleway at Wester Auchendinny Bridge has now reopened.

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Police Scotland

Appeal after bikes stolen during Penicuik housebreakings

Police are appealing for witnesses following three housebreakings and thefts in Penicuik.

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The Ladies of Newtongrange Community First with Newbattle Pool lifeguards helping to promote the upcoming Pool Party at Newbattle Pool due to the pool closure and the new pool opening in the new Newbattle Centre

Making a final splash for Newbattle Pool

The local community is planning to come together to say a fond farewell to Newbattle Pool in Newtongrange, which is set to close next month.

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Danielle Rowley MP attends APPG on Epilepsy event in Parliament on Purple Day

Midlothian MP turns purple for epilepsy event

Midlothian MP Danielle Rowley (Lab), recently dressed in purple for an event at the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Epilepsy to celebrate Purple Day, the international day of epilepsy awareness.

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Danderhall singer songwriter Greg Pearson

New single for singer Greg

A Danderhall singer songwriter is set to release his second single, which he hopes will inspire others to follow their dreams like he has.

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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?

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Mary Holgate (78), Mhairi Barrett (43), Charlotte Barrett (11) and Zak Barrett (9), who are celebrating success at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, after discovering new routes to higher education

Midlothian family is university challenged

Three generations of the same family are celebrating success at a local university after discovering new routes to higher education.

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Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry chair Lady Smith speaking at the inquiry preliminary hearing last year.

Child abuse inquiry continues

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry will next week continue investigating residential child care establishments run by organisations within the Roman Catholic Church.

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Pathhead Community Samba Band, which is getting off the ground and is looking to recruit new members

Village trying to find its rhythm with a new samba band

Locals are being encouraged to drum up community spirit by joining a new samba band being launched in Pathhead.

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L to R: Dylan Waugh, Heather Ramsay, Sean McGill, Andrew Muir and Eli-Anna Allan sifted through artefacts including old notebooks, artwork and sports shields, to help choose items to display.

Remembering your
Newbattle school days

Pupils at Newbattle High School gladly gave up part of their Easter break to tackle a mountain of memorabilia for an exhibition next week.

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The parents and tots group at The Link in Loanhead

Vote to help the community

A parent and child group from Loanhead is calling on the local community to support its bid for £50,000 of funding in a public vote which is now open.

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Leeds band Kaiser Chiefs.

Kaiser Chiefs predict a great new music festival in Dalkeith

The Kaiser Chiefs are excited to be returning to Scotland to headline the first ever Sunday Sessions Scotland music festival, at Dalkeith Country Park.

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Traffic wardens in Dalkeith town centre.

Decriminalised parking starts today

Decriminalised parking has today (April 16) come into force across Midlothian.

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

Fraud investigation at Midlothian Council

An investigation is under way at Midlothian Council into serious fraud allegations over the awarding of road servicing contracts to at least one private company.

Crime
Business card...has been created as part of FEAT's upcoming fifth anniversary in May, highlighting the sepsis warning signs people should be aware of.

Video: Sepsis - 20 second-long video could save your life

It’s almost five years since the Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust was founded and the Scottish charity has had many successes in that short period of time.

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