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The bollards aim to heighten driver awareness.

Road safety strategy out for consultation

Bollards in the shape of young children, sensors which detect movement at the back of vehicles and playground lessons in safety have all been brought in by Midlothian Council to help save lives on the roads.

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Roads officials said that traffic-calming measures could increase the possibility of accidents.

Road action ruled out

A bid for traffic-calming measures to be introduced on a street where elderly people live in Dalkeith has led to a claim by Midlothian Council roads officials that accidents could increase as a result.

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Christine Grahame has called for the UK Government to step in to safeguard Midlothian's banking services.

Call for banking services to be saved

SNP MSP Christine Grahame has called for the UK government to step in to save banking services in Midlothian ahead of a Scottish Parliament debate highlighting the negative impact of branch closures on communities across Scotland.

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The revised offer was a three per cent increase for all local government workers earning up to �80,000.

Union members recommended to reject pay offer

Local services across Scotland could be plunged into crisis after UNISON, Unite and the GMB wrote to COSLA to say they will recommend their members reject their revised pay offer when they consult them in the coming weeks.

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Proposed defence cuts in an independent Scotland have been branded "irresponsible".

MP condemns defence proposals

Plans to cut defence spending as part of a revised blueprint for an independent Scotland are “irresponsible and short-sighted”, a Scottish Conservative MP and former naval officer has said.

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Christine Grahame

Praise for local knife figures

Cases of handling of offensive weapons across Midlothian have fallen sharply since the SNP came to power in 2007, latest figures have revealed.

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