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Hillend skier wins Novice competition

Hillend skier takes top prize

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A huge ‘well done’ to Bethany Leitch who came first in the novice category of the Snowsports Scotland winter schools alpine series.

Give us your views on CCTV in taxis

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Midlothian Council wants to hear your views on plans to use CCTV and audio recording equipment in licensed taxis and private hire cars.

Bogus workman witness appeal

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Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a bogus workman in Mayfield.

Want to be part of Midfest?

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There’s just five months to go until Midfest 2015 kicks off, and Midlothian Council is calling for expressions of interest from artists, curators, performers, venues and stallholders.

Newbattle update for councillors

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Work will begin on site as quickly as possible to build the replacement for Newbattle Community High School. This will be as soon as circumstances beyond the council's control are resolved.

Win Golden Tickets for a special train trip!

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The council, along with the Midlothian Advertiser, has launched a Golden Ticket competition to win special trips on the opening weekend of the Borders Railway.

One-off payments for local groups

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Six local groups have been awarded one-off payments totalling more than £62,000 Midlothian Council to help them retain staff and remain open.

Make our world brilliant with Earth Hour

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Midlothian Council is calling on the local community to turn-off non-essential lights for an hour to celebrate Earth Hour 2015 this month.

Do you employ school leavers?

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Do you employ apprentices or school leavers? If so, then Midlothian Council would like to invite you to its careers fair for all senior secondary pupils.

Getting online and staying safe

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Do you or your family and friends want to get online but have never quite known how or where to get started?

Staff are corporate parents

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More than 60 councillors, senior council staff and representatives from partner agencies attended a Midlothian Council corporate parenting event to support disadvantaged children.

Penicuik pupil scoops national art award

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Congratulations to S2 pupil Erin Scratcherd from Penicuik High School who has been awarded second prize in the Junior category (S1 & S2) of the Royal Scottish Academy Schools Art Award.

Inspectors praise residential care homes

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Midlothian Council’s residential service for young people has been rated as ‘very good’ by the independent scrutiny body, the Care Inspectorate.

Positive report for children and families centre

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Midlothian Council’s Hawthorn Children and Families Centre, the day care service that protects some of the most vulnerable children in Midlothian, has received a very positive report.

COSLA award for council

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Midlothian Council is today celebrating winning a Cosla Excellence Award for its partnership work on the Borders Railway.

Big award for Big Bedtime Read

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An innovative project to encourage Midlothian parents to read bedtime stories to their children has won a silver award in a national celebration of public sector excellence.

Provost praises volunteers

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Provost Joe Wallace praised volunteers for their invaluable contribution to communities.

Food for Fines Success

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A campaign by Midlothian libraries asking library users to replace their fines with donations to a foodbank has been a great success.

Live in Loanhead or Roslin?

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We are holding drop-in sessions to hear local people’s views on three major developments in Loanhead and Roslin.

Sporting success at Lasswade!

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More than 200 pupils, parents and sports enthusiasts packed the Lasswade Centre to celebrate the opening of Lasswade Community Sport Hub (LCSH).

Connecting communities

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Midlothian Council has made a new commitment to boost efforts to help residents and staff take advantage of new technology.