Former Midlothian schoolgirl to be next church Moderator

THE daughter of a Midlothian miner who officiated at the wedding of Madonna and Guy Ritchie will become the next Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly.

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Charity looking for puppy trainers in Edinburgh and Midlothian

Charity looking for puppy trainers in Edinburgh and Midlothian

A CHARITY’s new puppy socialising scheme in Edinburgh and Midlothian needs more volunteers.

David Penman was found dead in the van days after calls were first received by the Bilston Glen control room.

Police criticised after man found dead in van days after calls

POLICE Scotland came under fresh criticism last night after the body of a man was found in his van by chance two days after a member of the public reported concerns about the vehicle to officers.

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Police are on the hunt for a dog walker in Loanhead who has been threatening members of the public. Picture: TSPL

Man charged over ‘aggressive’ dog walker incidents

A man has been charged after an inquiry to trace an aggressive male who had allegedly been intimidating members of the public in the Loanhead area.

The incident occurred on St. Andrews Street, Dalkeith on 25 August. Picture: JP

Man arrested in connection with OAP mugging in Dalkeith

A MAN has been arrested following an assault and robbery on a Dalkeith pensioner.

There are plenty of nearby restaurants outside Edinburgh just waiting to be discovered. Picture: Ducks Inn/Facebook

10 restaurants worth leaving Edinburgh for

With four Michelin-starred restaurants to its name (the most in any UK city outside of London) and new eateries opening every week, Edinburgh is bursting at the seams with quality dining options.

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Police are appealing to trace the owners

Plea to reunite lost rings with owners

Police in Midlothian are launching an appeal to trace the owners of two rings.

The lane has been closed at Ardmillan traffic lights due to a Scottish Power cable fault

Delays on Gorgie Road after lane closed for roadworks

Commuters have been warned to expect significant delays due to a citybound lane closure on Gorgie Road at Ardmillan Terrace.

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The incident happened at Paradykes Primary.

Specialist equipment at primary school ‘deliberately set on fire’

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire in the Mayburn Walk area of Loanhead.

The West Church in Dalkeith has had its bell silenced

Historic bells to be muffled – after just one complaint

THE bells have chimed every hour for more than a century.

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A Hibs reserve player was handed a six match ban after a women's derby was abandoned. Picture; SNS

Hibs player given ban after women’s derby match chaos

A HIBS reserve player has been handed a six-match ban after a women’s derby was forced to be abandoned when a scuffle broke out on the pitch.

Sosiveta Nakanacagi (left) was staioned at Glencorse.

Soldier who claimed he mistook schoolgirl for wife guilty of sex attack

A SOLDIER who sexually assaulted a young schoolgirl after claiming he mistook her for his wife has been jailed.

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Do you know this man? Police are appealing for information.

Police keen to trace man following Dalkeith robbery

Police in Midlothian are issuing images of a man they want to speak to following the robbery of a woman in Dalkeith in August.

Visitors want designated smoking areas back to deter smoking at doorways. Picture; Toby Williams

Calls to bring back hospital smoking areas in the Capital

FUMING hospital visitors have called for smoking shelters to be brought back – as a healthy option.

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Dalkeith Country Park. Picture: Contributed

Zip wires and giant racing slides coming to Dalkeith Country Park

DALKEITH Country Park has revealed exciting plans to expand Fort Douglas as part of a £300,000 investment – just one year after opening the popular children’s playground.

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Tourist boost as Borders Railway celebrates second anniversary

Tourist boost as Borders Railway celebrates second anniversary

The Borders Railway has been a catalyst for employment and economic opportunity since it was opened by the Queen two years ago today, tourist chiefs said.

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Still no opening date for Straiton film studio plan

Still no opening date for Straiton film studio plan

The developers behind plans for a £250 million Scottish film studio on greenbelt land on the outskirts of Edinburgh have denied the project is suffering significant delays.

John McCallum repeatedly abused his nieces between 1978 and 1987.

Rapist serving 10-year sentence allowed ‘unsupervised home leave’

THE twin nieces of a rapist who abused them have condemned a decision to release him after he was spotted on a home leave visit having served just four years of his ten-year sentence.

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The father of a young Scotsman who died unexpectedly is to cycle over 90 miles to help
raise money for an Edinburgh charity close to his familys heart.

Father of Christopher Nelson to cycle 90 miles in his memory

The father of a young man who tragically died in Amsterdam will take part in a charity cycle to raise funds in memory of his son.

There were 21 physical and verbal attacks on paramedics in the city of Edinburgh over the last two years. Picture: John Devlin

Unions condemn ‘despicable’ attacks on emergency services

VILE attacks are being launched against life-saving ambulance workers across the Lothians, figures obtained by the Evening News reveal.

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