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A Good Time To Be 2

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Parents and carers of children aged two could be eligible for up to 600 hours of free early learning and childcare.

Nazareth Navigators win Senior Games

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The Nazareth Navigators held on to their title of Senior Games superstars when they scooped winning place at the event for the second year in a row.

New supervisor, new meals for Newbattle

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When Newbattle pupils return from the break, they will hopefully be welcomed by not just an update of what’s happening about the new building but also some delicious smells wafting from the kitchen.

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.

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.

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.