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Man dies after collapsing in garden

POLICE are probing the mysterious death of a young man found unconscious in a Dalkeith garden.

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The 13-yearold was injured after climbing on the roof of a train. Picture; stock image

Schoolboy in hospital after being electrocuted on train roof

A SCHOOLBOY is seriously ill in hospital after being electrocuted when he is thought to have climbed onto the roof of a train.

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Police are appealing for information. Picture; John Devlin

Midlothian police appeal for information after 87-year-old attacked

Police in Midlothian are investigating following a report of injuries sustained to an 87-year-old man at Straiton Pond.

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Police appeal following Bonnyrigg fire

Police investigation underway following Bonnyrigg fire

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses after a suspicious fire in Bonnyrigg.

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Police in Midlothian can now confirm the identity of a woman who died during a road collision on the A68.  She was Rodica Pamphilon from Ormiston, East Lothian.

Police name woman killed in A68 collision

Police in Midlothian have named a 46-year-old woman who died during a collision on the A86

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Christine Grahame MSP

Midlothian MSP demands improvement on Borders Railway

MIDLOTHIAN South, Tweeddale and Lauderdale MSP CHristine Grahame has called for significant improvements on the Borders Railway following numerous complaints from constituents in recent weeks.

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Lisa Paris receives a cheque from Loanhead After School Club. Picture: Gordon Fraser

Operation gives Midlothian youngster chance for new lease of life

A TEN-year-old girl is set to undergo an eight-hour operation after being left housebound by a rare neurological condition.

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Police took more than two hours to respond to a call following an attempted break in.

Midlothian police ‘took over two hours to respond to call for help’

POLICE failed to respond to calls from a woman who contacted them three times as would-be intruders attempted to break into her house.

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Mackenzie Holgate with mum Louise. Picture: 
Michael Traill

Miracle Dalkeith youngster defies the odds to reach 1st birthday

WITH his cheeky smile and bright eyes Mackenzie Holgate looks like any healthy baby – but at nine days old he was so sick his parents feared they would have to register his birth and death on the same day.

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Police appeal for information following hit and run in Midlothian

Police appeal for information following hit and run in Midlothian

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a hit and run collision over the weekend.

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Police carried out a rain in Midlothian. Picture; John Devlin

Police seize £36,000 worth of drugs in Dalkeith

Police have charged a woman following the discovery of Class A and B drugs in Dalkeith.

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Cllr Margot Russell at the entrance to Dalkeith Country Park. Picture: Gordon Fraser

Dalkeith residents lose appeal over park access

Controversial charges for entry to a country park will not be waived for local residents, bosses have said.

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Mark Caulfield chased knife-wielding thief out of his shop with a window pole. Picture: Contributed

Shopkeeper scares off knife-wielding robber with window pole

A HERO shopkeeper refused to hand over his takings to a knife-wielding robber – and instead chased him out the shop and down the street.

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Betty is served in the Queen's drawing room by Marc Badmiton alongside granddaughter Suzanne. Picture: Scott Louden

Dalkeith gran is Queen for a day

The red carpet was rolled out, the champagne was poured and the butlers were ready.

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Emma Begbie and Erin Turnbull were refused service at the KFC outlet in South St Andrew Street. Picture: Jon Savage

KFC refuses to serve unaccompanied teenagers

A FAST food restaurant refused to serve two girls on a birthday treat day out – because they were under 18.

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Teenage pregnancy numbers have fallen in Lothian. Picture: Getty

Teens in poor areas twice as likely to get pregnant

TEENAGE girls from the poorest areas in Lothian are more than twice as likely to become pregnant as wealthier peers.

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Dolly the Sheep. Picture: BBC

Dolly the Sheep: public invited to share their memories

PEOPLE are being invited to share their memories of Dolly the Sheep as part of celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of her birth.

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The adventure playground. Picture: contributed

Adventure playground in multi-million Dalkeith Country Park revamp

A MULTI-million pound revamp of Dalkeith country park to create a new adventure playground, cafés, restaurants and shops, is set to be unveiled later this month.

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Ageing workforce sparks fears of nursing crisis

ONE in six Lothian nurses could retire over the next decade – amid warnings that persistent staff shortages could threaten patient safety.

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Gordon Collins has been jailed for six years. Picture: Ciaran Donnelly

Former council carer Gordon Collins jailed over child abuse

A FORMER council care worker has been jailed for six years after committing a catalogue of rape and sexual abuse against vulnerable youngsters being looked after by a local authority.

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