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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.

Everyone invited to launch of sport hub

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Pupils, parents and the wider community are all invited to a special free event to mark the launch of the Lasswade Community Sport Hub (LCSH).

Midlothian's Best Bar None!

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Four venues across Midlothian are celebrating after receiving official accreditation at the 2014/15 local Best Bar None Awards ceremony.

Parking crackdown at the Lasswade Centre

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Midlothian Council and Police Scotland have launched a crackdown on drivers parking illegally in disabled bays outside the Lasswade Centre in Bonnyrigg.

Why not visit our human library?

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Midlothian Council is hosting a unique ‘human library’ to celebrate LGBT Youth’s ‘Wear Purple Day’.

Funding agreed for town centre study

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Major plans to regenerate Dalkeith town centre took a step forward today (Tuesday) when Midlothian councillors agreed to spend £180,500 on a feasibility study.

Balanced budget agreed

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Midlothian Council has signed off a balanced budget for 2015/16.

New fostering drive

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Midlothian Council has launched a major drive to recruit local foster carers for local children.

Response to theft and fire-raising

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There have been a number of recent incidents of wheelie bins being stolen and in some cases set alight in the local area.

New housing tools to make life easier

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Midlothian Council has launched a couple of new tools to make finding out more about housing options and applying easier.

Newbattle delay

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Council Leader Councillor Owen Thompson expressed disappointment today (Thursday) that building work on the replacement for Newbattle Community High School will be delayed.

A festival to celebrate Ageing Well

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Are you active and fifty plus? Do you fancy having a go at everything from football to yoga? If so, then come along to our Ageing Well festival.

Kenneth's a real 'smoothie' operator

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Midlothian Council's chief executive recently attended a very fruity event – the first ever Smooth Operators session in Mayfield Library.

Kabin partnership reaps rewards

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Working in partnership with the Kabin in Loanhead is reaping benefits, not just for the community centre, but also for young people.

Boost to tourism coming our way

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From enhancing our local economy and business to showcasing our local tourism attractions – there are many benefits to the new railway.

Homely flat will help protect children

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A flat in Mayfield has been transformed into a homely backdrop for an innovative scheme that will help protect children.

Business is set to boom in Midlothian

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IThere’s no doubt about it – Midlothian businesses both small and large are set to boom with the opening of the Borders Railway.

Give us your views on free childcare

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Are you a parent or carer of a pre-school child aged two upwards or do you work in a nursery or offer childcare? If so, then we want to hear from you.

Braw Burns supper on the menu

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Lucky Pupils across Midlothian Primary Schools will once again be raising their forks in honour of the Bard on Tuesday (27 January) when they tuck into a Burns supper of haggis, neeps and tatties.