Man who abused girl at Commonwealth Pool is jailed

A sex predator who abused a girl at Edinburgh’s Commonwealth Pool was jailed for five years today.

Angela Constance made the announcement in West Lothian

Lothian get £9m boost for energy efficency plans

Energy effiency projects in the Lothians are being hailed as councils have been given £9 million to pilot new ways to improve their green credentials.

Man dies in hospital after Edinburgh road crash

Man drove at 140mph on A1 to escape police

A MAN has been jailed after speeding away from police in a car chase which reached 140mph.

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Dalkeith Police Station

Cars stolen in Midlothian after thieves swipe keys

THREE cars have been stolen after thieves broke into houses to find the keys.

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The Borders Railway, connecting Edinburgh and Tweedbank, reopened in September last year. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Railway towns to get £450k cash boost

TOWNS and villages along the Borders Railway are set to benefit after council chiefs agreed to pump an extra £450,000 into a string of developments.

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Police have arrested three men in a drugs bust. Picture; stock image

Midlothian drug haul leads to arrest of three men

Three men have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in Midlothian recovered Class A and B drugs in Newtongrange.

Abedul Karou believed his son had died during their escape from Syria. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Syrian refugee pleads for help to be reunited with son he feared was dead

THE father of a young Syrian boy believed to have been killed in fighting four years ago has spoken of his joy at finding out his son is still alive.

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There are 70,000 children has been abandoned in Syria, according to the UNHCR. Picture: AFP/Getty Images

Resettled refugees plea to be reunited with son trapped in Syria

A Syrian couple resettled in Scotland are desperately trying to reunite with their 9-year-old son after finding out he is still alive.

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The men were sentenced following a break-in in Midlothian. Picture; stock image

Men sentenced following robbery in Midlothian

Two men have been sentenced for breaking into the home of a woman in Midlothian.

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ennifer Phibbs lives NEXT DOOR to a Police Scotland HQ, but had to wait 15 minutes for cops to arrest an intruder at her home. Picture John Jeffay.

Dalkeith teacher’s terror during wait after 999 call over prowler

A TEACHER who came face-to-face with a midnight prowler faced an anxious wait for police – even though she lives right next to a station.

Police have appealed for witnesses

Two men injured in disturbance at Dalkeith club

TWO men were seriously injured during a weekend disturbance at a miners’ club in Midlothian.

Charles Howden and Fiona Stanley were killed last week.

Couple killed when vintage motorbike and sidecar crashed

TRIBUTES have been paid to a couple killed when their vintage motorcycle and sidecar collided with a car in Midlothian.

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Fierce pro dancers at Midstock. Picture: Ian Georgeson

In pictures: Caitlyn Vanbeck at Midstock 2016

X-FACTOR hopeful Caitlyn Vanbeck was among the performers at Midstock Festival in Dalkeith this weekend.

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The accident took place on the A6094 at Rosewell. Picture; Google

Two bikers killed in collision with vehicle

Two bikers have have died following a crash in Midlothian.

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Council confirm “environmental cleanup” after Bonnyrigg fire

Council confirm “environmental cleanup” after Bonnyrigg fire

Midlothian Council can confirm a fire happened at a private domestic premises on Bonnyrigg High Street on Wednesday which resulted in the release of asbestos material.

Caitlyn Vanbeck on The X Factor. Picture: PA

Caitlyn Vanbeck adds her own X Factor to Dalkeith festival

SHE wowed viewers last Saturday evening with her jaw-dropping audition on The X Factor.

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The High Court of Justiciary in Edinburgh. Pictre; Ian Georgeson

Sex predator who raped pregnant woman jailed for seven years

A man who raped a pregnant woman and attacked a schoolgirl on a building site has been jailed for seven years.

Mr Paterson died at the ERI

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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