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Americana band Flagstaff play Midfest

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Americana-style band Flagstaff bring a night of country, roots and Southern rock music to this year’s Midfest festival, hotfoot from their sell-out success at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Final countdown for Battle of the Bands

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The four finalists in this year’s Midlothian ‘Battle of the Bands’ will play it out for top place at Woodburn Miners’ Club on Friday 4 September.

Celebrate the Borders Railway opening at Eskbank

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Young singing sensations, Little Voices, Big Stars are among the line up performing at the free community event at Edinburgh College to celebrate the opening of the Borders Railway Eskbank Station.

Countdown to Borders Railway opening events

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With just days to go until the biggest rail project in a century opens to the public, Midlothian Council’s Chief Executive Kenneth Lawrie urged local residents to celebrate this momentous occasion.

Fancy a new hobby or skill?

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Do you want to learn a new skill, improve your qualifications or just take up a new hobby? Then sign up now for Midlothian Council’s 2015 Adult Learning Programme.

Students return to school with straight As

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A huge well done to Eilidh Cameron, Lewis Cowie, Emma Dudley, Aidan Gallagher, Mhairi Kristoffersen and Calum Marshall who returned to Dalkeith High School this week each with five straight A Highers.

Special Borders Railway role for Eden

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Golden tickets winners Eden Mcleod and her mum Stacey have more reason that most of us to be looking forward to their special Borders Railway train trips.

Interested in joining the Children’s Panel?

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The Children's Hearing Service is currently recruiting for panel members in Midlothian. Would you be able to volunteer some time to help vulnerable children and young people in your community?

Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership

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The integration of health and social care in Midlothian comes a step closer this week when the Midlothian Integration Joint Board formally meets for the first time (Thursday August 20).

Sign up the family to 'Walk the Line'

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Grab your gran and get your mum moving, Midlothian Council is inviting families, friends and neighbours to don sturdy boots to Walk the Line on Saturday 26 September.

Clarifying teaching hours

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Councillor Bob Constable, the cabinet member for education, welcomed back pupils and staff to school and took the opportunity to clarify recent reports about teaching hours in Midlothian.

By election candidates announced

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Six candidates will stand for election for the Midlothian West council ward on Thursday 10 September.

New tenants’ groups for Midlothian

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Two new tenants’ groups are being formed in Midlothian. One is for the Waverley, Blackcot and St Luke’s areas of Mayfield, and the other is for Newtongrange.