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Midlothian

Car-crash former monk gets £42k

A FORMER Buddhist monk who could not bow or perform sitting meditation after surviving a car crash has been awarded £42,316 in damages.

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ERI staff are braced for a huge parking hike. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Outcry over rise in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary parking fees

Staff, patients and vistors are facing huge price hikes in car-parking charges at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as NHS Lothian look to deal with increasing demand for spaces.

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Police have arrested a man over the rape.

Cars stolen and supermarket robbed in Dalkeith

TWO cars were stolen after thieves broke into a house and took the keys.

Crime
Police have cordoned off a section of South Gyle Broadway today following a collision.

Road accident in Gorebridge leaves man in ‘serious condition’

Police in Midlothian are investigating following a serious road traffic collision on the B704, at the junction of Carrington Road, Gorebridge.

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Sharon Robertson

Pint glass attack mother escapes jail sentence

A mother who smashed a pint glass into a woman’s face in a Valentine’s Day attack has escaped a jail sentence.

Crime
Private Beggs from Balaklava Company with locals after handing out donated clothes to villagers at a community hall  in Nanyuki. Picture; PA

Troops collect clothes in Penicuik for poor children in Kenya

Clothes collected by the families of Lothian soldiers have been handed out to underprivileged children in Kenya as troops take part in a series of projects to benefit local communities.

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Four people were treated in hospital.  Picture; stock image

Police appeal after vehicle set on fire in Dalkieth

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle was intentionally set on fire.

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Abedul Karou has told of his joy at being reunited with his son. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Joy as Syrian family are reunited in Midlothian

A man who was separated from his son during a bombing raid in Syria has said he was “overwhelmed” to be reunited with him in Midlothian.

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George McIntyre with Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson

Midlothian Tory candidate suspended over anti-Muslim rant

A TORY has been suspended over an online anti-Muslim rant - the party’s second controversy involving a Midlothian Council candidate in a week.

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Kenny Allan. Picture: Police Scotland

Body found in search for missing Midlothian man Kenny Allan

Police in Midlothian have confirmed that a man’s body has been found as part of the ongoing inquiries to trace Kenny Allan.

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Anthony McKale sent his image of the gas meter. Picture; contributed

SSE ‘glitch’ leaves Dalkeith resident with £38k gas quote

A system error from gas and electric company SSE left a resident in Dalkeith with a gas quote of over £38,000.

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Kenny Allan

Helicopter search for missing Kenny Allan

A POLICE helicopter has been launched in the search for a missing man from Dalkeith.

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Screen grab of the tweet posted by Tory council candidate Robin Traquair. Picture: Robin Traquair/Twitter

Tory candidate caught up in Sturgeon ‘assassination’ row

The Scottish Conservatives have said they will speak to one of their council candidates for posting an “unacceptable” tweet which suggested the Queen wanted James Bond to assassinate Nicola Sturgeon.

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Police are investigating

Musselburgh house ransacked while residents on holiday

HOLIDAYMAKERS returned from their break to find their house ransacked – with jewellery, electrical goods and their car keys stolen.

Crime
The pharmacy was located at Bonnyrigg Health Centre

Pharmacy worker sold £35,000 of products on eBay

A PHARMACY worker stole thousands of pounds of products – and sold the lot on eBay.

Crime
Roslin Glen in autumn with chapel visible (left). Picture: Tom Duffin/WeePhotos

Roslin 1303: Scotland’s forgotten battle

ON THIS DAY in 1303, a Scots army defied all the odds to defeat the English at the battle of Roslin. It ended as the bloodiest battle ever fought on British soil, but remains largely forgotten.

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A new Aldi is to open in the Capital. Picture; contributed

New Aldi set to open at shopping centre

A new Aldi store is set to open at Cameron Toll at the site of the former BHS, creating 35 jobs in the Capital.

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Police are hunting for two men who robbed a woman at knifepoint in her house at East Craigs last night.

Police seize drugs in Midlothian raid

Police in Midlothian can confirm that a man and woman, both aged 23, have been arrested and charged with the supply of controlled drugs following the execution of a warrant at an address in Hunterfield Terrace, Gorebridge.

Edinburgh
Police have issued a warning. Stock image; John Devlin

Warning as car keys targeted in Midlothian house break-ins

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following a high-value housebreaking and theft in Penicuik.

Edinburgh
Lyndsey Cornet with Lyle. Picture: Jon Savage

Artist auctions his services to raise money for brain tumour tot

FOR months the Little Robot Guys were Musselburgh’s biggest mystery.

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