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.

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.

The site of the development outlined in red. Picture: contributed

Edmonstone Estate plans set to be thrown out by council

A BLUEPRINT for hundreds of new homes and a primary school on farmland in the south-east of the Capital is set to be thrown out.

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The national declaration was made in Falkirk. Picture; Michael Gillen

EU referendum: How the Lothians voted

VOTERS right across the Lothians backed the Remain campaign.

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Campbell Hornell, new headteacher at Lasswade High School

Campbell Hornell appointed Lasswade High School’s new headteacher

Lasswade High School has appointed Campbell Hornell as its new headteacher.

Helen and Denis Quinn, Pauline Quinn, Denise Watt and Yvonne Lindsay prepare for the fundraiser for Stephanie. Picture: Gordon Fraser

Stephanie Inglis supporters raise £4000 for medical bills

FAMILY and friends of the judo star who was nearly killed in a road accident in Vietnam have raised almost £4000 to help pay for her medical bills.

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Mel Scrimgeour and her husband David have converted the Victorian Newbyres Hall into a private nursery. Picture: Gordon Fraser

Newbyres Nursery opens after two-year ‘labour of love’

A husband and wife’s labour of love came to fruition last week when they opened a new nursery in what had been an empty Victorian building.

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Luke Dalrymple with his sons Innis (middle) and Orran (right). Picture: supplied

Cleft palate service to move to Glasgow despite protests

CLEFT palate services are to be centralised in Glasgow despite thousands of people calling for the vital service to be saved in Lothian.

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Lynn Clugston with daughter Ellis. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Midlothian mum hails plans to extend IVF access

A MUM who went through seven cycles of IVF before giving birth to her daughter has hailed plans to extend access to fertility treatment.

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Royal Highland Fusiliers welcomed home by members of the community. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Royal Highland Fusiliers welcomed home from Kabul

EMOTIONS ran high as the safe return home of 400 soldiers was celebrated by family, friends and proud residents.

Former MP David Hamilton. Picture: Julie Bull

Queen’s Birthday Honours: Miner’s strike stalwart knighted

MIDLOTHIAN’S last miner-MP, a mother who launched Scotland’s first beach wheelchair scheme for disabled people and a D-Day veteran who helped liberate towns and villages in France are among those honoured in today’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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