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Newbattle pupils visit Lasswade

Newbattle pupils get taste of success

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Newbattle High School pupils with an interest in hospitality were given a flavour of what a catering career entails at a special guided tour of Lasswade High School kitchen recently.

A taste of the future

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Two budding young chefs from Beeslack Community High School are this year’s winners in the Taste of Midlothian schools cook-off competition, organised by Midlothian Food & Drink.

Don't miss the school bus!

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Parents and guardians in Midlothian are encouraged to apply now if they would like a place for their child on a school vehicle.

Challenge project success

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A multi-agency initiative to encourage learning and skills development away from the classroom is set to continue into 2016.

Music to your ears!

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It’s time to get your tickets for this year’s Midstock music festival, to be held at Dalkeith Country Park on Saturday September 12.

Annual art attack at Dalkeith Arts Centre

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Haunting portraits, brightly coloured abstracts and charcoals of local landmarks are among the fantastic works of art in this year’s Schools’ Art Exhibition.

Walking to school success

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Children, including Paradykes pupils Freya, Skye, Olivia, Emily, Alix and Daisy, took to the streets for Walk to School Week 2015 this week.

We're celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week

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As Midlothian Council celebrates Scottish Apprenticeship Week, one of its newest recruits, 17-year-old Jack Grandison is testament to the benefits apprenticeships bring to businesses and the economy.

Be inspired to learn

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Are you hankering after a new career or do you long for a chance to learn something new?

Golden Ticket deadline looming

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Entries are coming in thick and fast for the council’s Borders Railway Golden Ticket competition ahead of the Friday 29 May deadline.

Gorebridge Digital Hub extends service until August

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The Digital Hub at Gorebridge Library – a partnership between Midlothian Council, Midlothian Finance Inclusion Network (MFIN) and Volunteer Midlothian – has been extended until August.

Hillend beacon to mark VE Day

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Midlothian Council will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE Day) by lighting a beacon after sundown at the Midlothian Snowsports Centre.

Voter registration at 10 year high

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With registration numbers at a 10 year high, local people will be heading to the polls in Midlothian on Thursday 7 May to vote in the General Election.

Lasswade Centre wins top award

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The Lasswade High School Centre in Bonnyrigg has triumphed in the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors awards.

Midfest – one week left to apply

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Artists, curators, performers, venues and stallholders have just one more week to register their interest to take part in Midfest 2015.

Midlothian libraries get behind ‘Spring Online’ week

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Next week (20–26 April), Midlothian Libraries will hold several events to help people overcome any reservations they may have about getting online, or just improve their internet navigation skills.

New activities to tempt even couch potatoes

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Our Ageing Well team certainly doesn't rest on its laurels. This month, there's three new activities to tempt even the most committed couch potato.

Universal Credit – where to get help in Midlothian

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Universal Credit – the new benefits system that will be rolled out by the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) throughout the UK over the next few years – begins later this month for new claimants.

Mayfield mural comes to the Big Wall this Friday

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The Mayfield Big Wall at Blackcot (between the doctor’s surgery and the Shell garage) will soon be awash with colour when Chris Rutterford installs the much-anticipated 60 metre-long, community mural.