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Spot Scams, Stop Scams

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Millions of people in the UK fall prey to scammers every year, with the total cost to consumers estimated at as much as £5 billion.

Be scam aware

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July is scam awareness month. To mark the start of the campaign, see our advice on dealing with two of the most common scams – financial and telephone scams.

Nominate your local sporting hero

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Have you achieved outstanding success in your chosen sport? Then you could be one of the lucky winners of this year’s Midlothian Sports Awards.

The glittering event that is Midvision

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For one special night in June (Tuesday 23 June), Dalkeith became the centre of the world as the schools campus hosted a glittering international event – the Grand Final of Midvision 2015.

Minister opens new paths

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Two new paths have been created in Dalkeith to make cycling and walking safer, give better access to Midlothian’s open spaces and promote healthier lifestyles.

New council leader for Midlothian

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Councillor Catherine Johnstone has been elected as the new leader of Midlothian Council following Councillor Owen Thompson’s resignation.

Extra £2 million for footpath repairs

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Midlothian Council is to spend an additional £2 million over the next three years upgrading public footpaths in older housing estates.

Positive trend for positive destination figures

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The percentage of young people in Midlothian leaving school and going on to a positive destination such as further education or a job is up 0.8% on the same period last year.

Pop in for a chat with the housing team!

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It’s good to talk. So why not come along and meet the team at one of our new ‘housing chat’ drop-in sessions, to be held in a town near you this summer.

Explaining changes to your care

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Midlothian Council is making it easier for residents to understand changes that will join health and social care services.

Loanhead Memorial Park 'unveiled'

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The work to improve one of Midlothian’s most historic parks was recognised at a special community ceremony on Tuesday 16 June.

Celebrate Midlothian 2015 - Nominations now open

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Do you know of a Midlothian Council employee who has gone that extra mile? If so, you can help them get the recognition they deserve by nominating them for a Celebrate Midlothian award.

Beeslack cycle track opens

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A skills track for mountain bikers was officially opened at Beeslack Community High School by the chair of the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran), Cllr Russell Imrie, on Monday.

DON’T SPOIL SUMMER

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Don’t spoil your summer by drinking and driving is the message being promoted by Midlothian Council this summer.

Rosewell pupils enjoy game at Hampden

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Ten P2 and P3 pupils from Rosewell Primary School represented Midlothian at the Tesco Bank National Festival at Scotland’s home of football, Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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.

Complete your family by fostering

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Like many couples, when John and Alex, not their real names, married six years ago they knew what they wanted the future to hold.

A fostering success

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As Midlothian Council marks Foster Care Fortnight from 1 June, Chantele Watson is testament to fostering’s potential to transform lives.

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.