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Get your dog microchipped for free

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As many dog owners know, the microchipping of their beloved best friend will be a legal requirement from 6th April.

£3.4m boost for local communities

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Midlothian Council has been awarded a £3.4 million grant allocation to run a LEADER programme throughout Midlothian and East Lothian.

#NVRD – Join the drive and register to vote today

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Midlothian Council wants to encourage anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive, which starts on Monday 1 February, and go online to register.

Warning over sale of faulty TVs

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Police Scotland and Midlothian Council Trading Standards are warning the public about a scam involving the sale of faulty large flat-screen televisions, in Midlothian and beyond.

It’s time to Love Your Library!

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Libraries in Midlothian are again inviting one and all to come along and join in the “Love Your Library” fun with a whole week of events ending with a celebration of National Libraries Day (6th Feb).

Ironmills Park steps shut

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The steps at Ironmills Park from Cemetery Road in Dalkeith have been closed again because of further landslip problems.

Pupils build mini Forth Road Bridge

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Around 600 Midlothian primary pupils are building their own mini version of the new bridge over the River Forth.

£480k boost to transform empty property

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A property in Midlothian, which has been lying empty for two years, is to be transformed into six units for affordable housing after an award of almost £500,000 from the Scottish Government.

Fake car servicing scam disclosed

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The Council’s Trading Standards team would like to hear from anyone who may have been caught up in a fake car servicing scam that resulted in a Midlothian man being sentenced to a court order.

First Adult Achievement Awards

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Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages presented Scotland’s first ever Adult Achievement Awards at Newbattle Abbey College.

More top winter tips from Peter

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With the weather unpredictable at this time of year, our winter expert and local community champion Peter Collins has some top tips on how to make sure your home is as safe and warm as possible.

New schools' catchments approved

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Midlothian Council has approved plans for the catchment of the new primary school at Whitehouse Way in Gorebridge.

Communities to be consulted about schools

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The council is to have informal talks with local people about building a new primary school on the site of the former Hopefield in Bonnyrigg.

More money for Borders Railway

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Midlothian Council is to commit a further £50,000 to maximise the economic impact of the Borders Railway on the county.

Council meetings to be filmed

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Video cameras are to be introduced in Midlothian Council Chambers, it was agreed today (Tuesday).

Parents warned over danger of ‘hoverboards’

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It’s one of the ‘must-have’ items this Christmas, but parents in Midlothian and around the country are being warned about the dangers of self-balancing scooters – or “hoverboards”.