Public cash ‘paid for lawyers in Luke Mitchell appeal bid’

Convicted killer Luke Mitchell’s latest appeal was started using taxpayers’ cash - it has been revealed.

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Police are appealing for information

18-year-old ‘required surgery’ after Penicuik assault

Police in Midlothian are investigating following the serious assault of an 18-year-old man in Eastfield Farm Road, Penicuik.

Madeleine and Tommy Pryde of Dalkeith who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary

Couple celebrate 70 years of marriage following £20 wedding

IT was the year Elton John was born, the Edinburgh Festival first opened and Francis Craig topped the charts with Near You.

Jenna Tindall and her partner Marc Edwards were killed in the crash

Man escapes jail over crash which killed two friends

A MAN has been sentenced to 180 hours of community service after causing a crash near Edinburgh which led to the death of two of his friends as they returned from a holiday together.

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and robbed on Lauder Road. Google images

Man assaulted and robbed in Dalkeith attack

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted and robbed in Dalkeith.

Police are appealing for information.

Man hit by bus in Bonnyrigg

A man has been taken to hospital after being knocked down by a bus in Bonnyrigg

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Teenager Shellie Callaghan.

Dealer ‘stopped youngsters calling ambulance’ before tragic Shellie died

A JAILED drug dealer could have saved the life of tragic ecstasy victim Shellie Callaghan, it has been claimed.

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Teenager Shellie Callaghan died of an Ecstasy overdose

Woman jailed for hosting drugs party where Shellie Callaghan died

A HEROIN addict has been jailed after letting teens take drugs at her house party which left one dead from an Ecstasy overdose.

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Lollipop patrols could be cut

Council cuts are attack on society itself says leader

A COUNCIL leader faced with having to slash local services because of reduced Scottish Government funding has branded the proposed cuts “an attack on society itself”.

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Teens charged over in connection with Paradykes Primary fire

Police have confirmed that two males, aged 15 and 16, have been charged in connection with a willful fire-raising in Loanhead.

Two firefighters were attacked in Midlothian

Firefighters attacked while on call at Midlothian blaze

TWO firefighters were attacked while responding to a blaze in Midlothian.

Police identify body found in Midlothian woodland

Police identify body found in Midlothian woodland

A MAN who was found dead in a woodland almost a year ago has been identified by police.

Edinburgh Council's preparation for winter - Fraser Stewart, a depot roadman, shovelling road salt

Thermal imaging kit to tackle winter weather in Edinburgh

A CRACK team of transport workers armed with new high-tech kit are set to keep Edinburgh moving over winter - and they say they are confident of coping with whatever the weather throws at them.

Officers stopped the driver after he was clocked going 124mph.

Man driving 124mph in Midlothian 60mph zone charged

A man has been charged with a speeding offence in Midlothian after driving more than twice the speed limit on the A68.

The incident happened on a path in the Gore Glen area.

Rider is thrown into tree when dog spooked horse

A HORSE rider was seriously injured after being thrown into a tree when her horse was spooked by a dog.

Fire damage at the Kabin's storage shed in Loanhead. Picture: Scott Louden

Loanhead after school club ‘devastated by fire’ handed vital cash lifeline

AN after school club which was left devastated after a fire ravaged through its facilities has been handed a financial lifeline.

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Shellie Callaghan.

Teenager admits supplying drugs to tragic ecstasy victim Shellie

A TEENAGER has admitted supplying the drugs to a tragic ecstasy victim who died at a house party.

Rev Susan Brown. Picture: Paul Campbell

Former Midlothian schoolgirl to be next church Moderator

THE daughter of a Midlothian miner who officiated at the wedding of Madonna and Guy Ritchie will become the next Moderator of the Church of Scotland’s General Assembly.

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Charity looking for puppy trainers in Edinburgh and Midlothian

Charity looking for puppy trainers in Edinburgh and Midlothian

A CHARITY’s new puppy socialising scheme in Edinburgh and Midlothian needs more volunteers.

David Penman was found dead in the van days after calls were first received by the Bilston Glen control room.

Police criticised after man found dead in van days after calls

POLICE Scotland came under fresh criticism last night after the body of a man was found in his van by chance two days after a member of the public reported concerns about the vehicle to officers.

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