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Penicuik High

Help us find out mace!

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Pupils at Penicuik High are appealing for the return of a ceremonial mace designed and carved by them to celebrate the Commonwealth Games.

Please adopt a Midlothian child

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Midlothian Council is launching a series of bus adverts on Monday (27 October) urging people to please adopt children from Midlothian.

Walking to success

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Many thanks to everyone, including Jacob Jenkinson pictured with his family, who helped make our Walk the Line event such a success this year.

American police delegation due to visit Lasswade

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A delegation of senior police officers from America are due to attend the Lasswade Centre as part of a special policing conference being held at the Police College next week.

Care home residents' art goes on show in Penicuik

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Art produced by care home residents across Midlothian as part of a unique collaboration with Scottish artist Kirstie Hustler, has gone on show at the Penicuik Library.

Newtongange skatepark officially opens

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A dazzling display of skateboarding skill marked the official opening of the new £76,000 skatepark at Newtongrange on Friday.

Army Cadet volunteers rewarded

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Four Adult Army Cadet Force volunteers from Midlothian have been presented with Certificates of Meritorious Service.

Track laying underway for Borders Railway

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Work has now begun to install almost 30 miles of rail on the Borders Railway as the project enters the main phase of track-laying on the new route.

Care home art goes on show

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Art produced by care home residents across Midlothian as part of a unique collaboration with Scottish artist Kirstie Hustler, will go on show later this week. at the National Mining Museum Scotland.

Seized goods handed to charity

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A haul of counterfeit designer clothing worth over £25,000 seized in operations in Midlothian is to be handed over to some of the poorest regions of Africa and Belarus.

Skatepark success in Bonnyrigg

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Local bike and board enthusiasts have been enjoying a summer of fun after the opening of the new skatepark in Bonnyrigg.

Sparky career ahead for young apprentice

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A young apprentice electrician with the council’s street lighting team at Fushiebridge – was recently awarded 2nd Year Apprentice of the Year.

Winning garden is blooming great

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A couple from Bonnyrigg have scooped the ‘best overall garden’ in our annual competition for council tenants.

Care agency praise for our service

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A follow up inspection of Midlothian Council’s Fostering and Adoption Service has found the service has made significant improvements in just four months.

Council agrees Ironmills steps repairs

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The council has agreed to spend around £58,000 in total to tackle the continued landslip problems affecting the steps at Ironmills Park in Dalkeith.

Licensing forum seeks new members

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Are you interested in preventing crime and disorder, securing public safety and improving public health and keeping children safe from harm?