Midlothian Council newsletter is saved from axe

Opposition parties have failed in a bid to scrap the council’s newsletter the Midlothian News.

In their respective budget proposals, both the Labour and Green parties called for the free-sheet – which is distributed across the county – to be axed, saving £35,000.

Labour further proposed that a review of the council’s Public Relations be carried out, with a target saving of 50 per cent (£163,294).

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