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Midlothian

Soldier who kissed young girl in bed ‘thought she was his wife’

AN ARMY corporal has told a court how he kissed and touched a schoolgirl after he mistook her for his wife.

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Man charged over sex attack on Penicuik teenager

Man charged over sex attack on Penicuik teenager

A MAN has been charged in connection with the indecent assault of a 14-year-old girl in Penicuik.

Crime
Police launch appeal after car set alight in Dalkeith

Police launch appeal after car set alight in Dalkeith

Police have launched an appeal for information after a car was set alight in Dalkeith.

Edinburgh
The bat cave has been created in an old mine at Middleton Quarry. Picture: Contributed

Waste firm creates £50k ‘bat cave’ at Middleton Quarry

A Scottish waste disposal firm has created a £50,000 bat cave in a bid to protect a number of species which are resident in the Lothians.

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Danielle Rowley says people in need are looking for a hand up, not a handout. Picture: John Devlin

Labour MP uses maiden speech to attack foodbank ‘disgrace’

NEW Midlothian Labour MP Danielle Rowley dispensed with the tradition of using her maiden speech to wax lyrical on the attractions of her constituency and instead launched an attack on the “absolute disgrace” of people in the area being forced to rely on food banks.

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Council workers have propped up an old street lamp with a cable tie. Picture: Deadline News

Outrage as council workers leave electric cables exposed

This shocking picture shows how bungling council workers propped up an old street lamp with a cable tie – and left electrical cables exposed.

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Shellie Callaghan, 16, died after collapsing at a party

Woman and two girls face trial over Shellie drug death

A WOMAN and two teenage girls are to stand trial in connection with the death of a 16-year-old drug victim.

Edinburgh
Cerys Loughrie is havign her hair chopped in memory of her little sister  Laci.

Girl’s charity drive for little sister who died aged 2 days

AN 11-year-old girl is to cut off her hair in memory of her little sister, who died when she was just two days old.

News
Woodburn Road in Dalkieth. Picture: Google maps

Man charged following Dalkeith shooting incident

Police in Midlothian have now charged a man after a firearm was discharged in Dalkeith.

Edinburgh
Man charged in connection with deliberate fire in Gorebridge

Man charged in connection with deliberate fire in Gorebridge

Police have arrested and charged a 26-year-old man in connection with a deliberate fire-raising incident at Burnside Road, Gorebridge.

Edinburgh
A number of shops including Costcutters on Morningside Road were targeted. Picture; Google Maps

Edinburgh shops targeted in robbery crime spree

Police Scotland is appealing for witnesses following break-ins to businesses in Edinburgh and Midlothian.

Edinburgh
PSL Land Ltd (PSLL) confirmed today that an application has been lodged for planning permission in principle for the unique mixed-use Studio development site at Straiton.

Digital jobs boom tipped on back of £250m Pentlands film studio

A NEW film studio planned for the Pentlands is being tipped to attract more digital and technology firms to the area.

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Teens arrested following Midlothian car thefts

Teens arrested following Midlothian car thefts

Three teenagers have been arrested in connection with a number of vehicle thefts and road traffic offences.

Edinburgh
Police are appealing for information.

Police appeal after 67-year-old assaulted in Dalkeith

Police in Midlothian are appealing for witnesses following an assault in Dalkeith.

Edinburgh
Three men charged following serious assault in Bonnyrigg

Three men charged following serious assault in Bonnyrigg

Police in Midlothian have charged three men aged 38, 51 and 33 following a serious assault in Bonnyrigg.

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John Street

Horse crushes dog to death during parade

AN out-of-control dog was crushed to death by a horse during a popular parade event.

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Police were called to Kippielaw Drive, Dalkeith

Would be car thief turned up at door and asked for keys

Police are investigating after a would-be car thief tried to con a man into handing over the keys to his vehicle.

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Lewd comments were made Edinburgh Sheriff Court heard.

Pervert made lewd comment to 11-year-old outside Midlothian school

A MAN who told an 11-year-old girl outside a primary school that “you look gorgeous as usual” has been jailed for three years.

Crime
William Frew was given 5 years 3 months at Edinburgh High Court. Picture: contributed

Man jailed for prolonged abuse of two young boys

A FORMER Boys’ Brigade member who abused a younger boy after rescuing him from a capsized canoe has been sentenced to more than five years in prison.

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