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Midlothian

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.

Crime
High Court in Glasgow

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.

Crime
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.

Education
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.

Crime
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.

Crime
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.

Our Region
Police are investigating a spate of incidents.

Four teens charged following crime spree in Midlothian

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

Edinburgh
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.

Politics 8
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.

News 10
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.

Entertainment 1
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.

Crime
19 year old musician Ryan Walker who lost an eye after having cancer as a child and is looking to set an example for other children that they can do anything they want. Picture; Greg Macvean

Cancer survivor Ryan wants his story to inspire other youngsters

HE was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer at the tender age of four and was forced to have his right eye removed in order to survive.

News
Peter de Vink.  Picture: Chris Watt/REX/Shutterstock

Prominent Yes backer turns on ‘iron handed’ SNP

One of the Yes campaign’s most prominent supporters has launched a fierce attack on the SNP claiming its politicians are obsessed with a second referendum and petty political point-scoring.

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The chemist was based at Bonnyrigg Health Centre

Chemist thief spared a jail term

A PHARMACY worker who stole thousands of pounds worth of stock from her employers and sold it on eBay is to be confined to her home.

Crime
John Gibson

Rapist who stalked woman while on bail is jailed

A RAPIST who was freed on bail before launching a stalking campaign against a second victim has been jailed for seven years.

Crime
Sangthong Phensrisai

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.

Edinburgh
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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Cars stolen and supermarket robbed in Dalkeith

Cars stolen and supermarket robbed in Dalkeith

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

Crime
Road accident in Gorebridge leaves man in ‘serious condition’

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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