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Businesses get on track for Border Railway tourism boost

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Tourism-related businesses in Midlothian are being offered support on how to capitalise on the opportunities which will be presented by the completion next Autumn of The Borders Railway - one of the most exciting and innovative projects the south-east of Scotland has ever seen.

First glimpse of Newbattle replacement

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With planning consent now in place, the replacement for Newbattle Community High School has reached yet another milestone.

Fostering takes to the airwaves

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A campaign to recruit foster carers in Midlothian is taking to the airwaves in time for Christmas.

A cycling safety first for Midlothian

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Midlothian Council has become the first local authority in Scotland to install a revolutionary system on four of its refuse collection vehicles that could be a major step forward in improving cyclist

Rescued First World War memorial rescued

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A memorial to employees of the Penicuik Co-operative Society who lost their lives in the First World War has been rescued from destruction and re-erected in Penicuik Library.

Do you live in Loanhead?

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The council would like to hear the views of local people in Loanhead about how the replacement for Paradykes Primary School can best meet their needs.

Good neighbours stop rogue traders

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Midlothian Council is supporting National Consumer Week - which this year focuses on looking out for your elderly or vulnerable neighbours.

Award finalists announced

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The finalists in Midlothian Council's Celebrate Midlothian awards have been announced.

Help us find our mace!

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Pupils at Penicuik High are appealing for the return of a ceremonial mace designed and carved by them to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.

Please adopt a Midlothian child

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Midlothian Council is launching a series of bus adverts on Monday (27 October) urging people to please adopt children from Midlothian.

Walking to success

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Many thanks to everyone, including Jacob Jenkinson pictured with his family, who helped make our Walk the Line event such a success this year.

American police delegation due to visit Lasswade

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A delegation of senior police officers from America are due to attend the Lasswade Centre as part of a special policing conference being held at the Police College next week.

Care home residents' art goes on show in Penicuik

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Art produced by care home residents across Midlothian as part of a unique collaboration with Scottish artist Kirstie Hustler, has gone on show at the Penicuik Library.

Newtongange skatepark officially opens

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A dazzling display of skateboarding skill marked the official opening of the new £76,000 skatepark at Newtongrange on Friday.

Army Cadet volunteers rewarded

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Four Adult Army Cadet Force volunteers from Midlothian have been presented with Certificates of Meritorious Service.

Track laying underway for Borders Railway

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Work has now begun to install almost 30 miles of rail on the Borders Railway as the project enters the main phase of track-laying on the new route.