Man charged 10 months after A68 horror crash which killed couple

A MAN has been charged almost a year after a crash which killed a couple on the A68 outside Edinburgh.

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Stewarts Bar & Grill in Penicuik have just won the Best Burger in Scotland title. Picture; Neil Hanna

Introducing the Penicuik restaurant with the best burger in Scotland

A PENICUIK restaurant has been named the home of the best burger in Scotland after beating competition from both Edinburgh and Glasgow to take the crown.

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The adjudication table for the local elections at Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh.

Midlothian: SNP lose seats as Conservatives gain

The Conservatives gained five seats, mainly at the expense of the SNP in the Council Election in Midlothian.

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Police have arrested one man man. Picture; stock image

Midlothian police appeal following series of van break ins

Police in Midlothian are urging van owners and users to keep their property safe following a series of thefts from vans in Midlothian.

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Sean in Kenya

Mum’s delight as soldier who lost leg returns to action

A MUM has spoken of her pride that her soldier son has returned to duty – after losing a leg to a landmine in Afghanistan

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Police are investigating the raid.

£30k of jewellery stolen in Penicuik raid

Police are appealing for witnesses after £30,000 worth of jewellery was stolen in a housebreaking in Penicuik.

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Rosslyn Chapel

Video: New film shows off best of Midlothian

A new online film, aimed at promoting Midlothian to visitors across the globe, has been launched by the national tourism organisation.

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Soldier jailed for 22 years for murdering ex-girlfriend

An obsessed soldier who stalked then murdered his ex girlfriend by slashing her neck in an act of “utter barbarism” has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 22 years.

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Murder accused soldier gives evidence

A SOLDIER accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend has told a court of the moment a knife entered her neck.

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Man murdered flatmate’s boyfriend after row

A MAN murdered his flatmate’s boyfriend after a trivial row when he was accidentally woken up by the couple.

Vandals cause £18,000 of damage to two primary schools

Vandals cause £18,000 of damage to two primary schools

VANDALS have caused £18,000 worth of damage to two primary schools in the space of a few weeks.

Alice Ruggles had bemoaned a police response. Picture: Contributed

Soldier ‘had ex-girlfriend fearing for her life’, court told

A WOMAN who bled to death after her throat was cut had told her sister that police would only respond once her ex-boyfriend had stabbed her, a court has heard.

The court heard that Alice Ruggles had called police days before she died. Picture: Contributed

Soldier’s ‘harassed’ girlfriend was ‘palmed off’ by police

A WOMAN who complained to police about her ex-boyfriend harassing just days before she died said she had been “palmed off”, a court heard.

The Borders Railway. Picture: TSPL

Borders Railway could be extended to Carlisle

Extending the Borders Railway is to be considered as part of a new Scottish Government-commissioned study into improving transport in the south of Scotland.

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Staff at Tesco Dalkeith have raised almost �5000 to help with the funeral costs and a memorial for their staff member Peter Brownlee. Picture: Greg Macvean

Tributes to ‘cardboard king’ supermarket worker

TRIBUTES have flooded in after a shop worker who gave years of service to one of the largest supermarkets in the Lothians died suddenly.

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Four teens charged following crime spree in Midlothian

Four teens charged following crime spree in Midlothian

Police have charged four teens in connection with a spare of dishonesty offence in Midlothian.

Kelly Parry has reported Cllr De Vink to police. Picture; Gordon Fraser

Midlothian SNP councillor reports former colleague to police

A SENIOR SNP councillor in Midlothian has reported former independent colleague Peter de Vink to the police over comments he made in an “End of Term Report” delivered to voters.

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Four Bank of Scotland branches are to close.

Four Bank of Scotland branches in the Lothians to be axed

Four Bank of Scotland branches are to close across Edinburgh and the Lothians.

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It's claimed the new Pentland studio will spark a jobs boom.

Jobs boom looms after green light for £250m film studio

A HUGE new film studio set to attract blockbuster Hollywood productions to the Lothians will spark a jobs boom, business leaders have said.

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Dogs were spotted chasing hares in fields near Dalkeith. Picture: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images.

Boy, 13, charged over hare coursing reports

A 13-year-old boy has been charged after dogs were spotted chasing hares.

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