Emissions compensation claim

Health officials have said that figures in a report which state the number of premature deaths in the county is on the increase are wrong.

Carers regularly cut short visits to home care patients for months without management intervention, a report on a council-run care service has revealed.

Teaching staff have been forced to set up an “in-school food bank” to support some of the desperate children now living in poverty across the Capital.

A first glimpse of a new Starbucks coffee shop with a mezzanine floor and outdoor seating area has been revealed in plans lodged with Midlothian Council.

Midlothian Council is consulting on the buildings it intends to use as polling stations in future elections.

A new school bus route was ruled unsafe after it was checked two days before pupils were due to use it.

Edinburgh council finance leaders hope to draw on £1m of reserves to help bridge a “looming gap” in this year’s budget – amid fears that “local government funding is broken”.

Michelle Ballantyne, South Scotland MSP, writes her monthly column for Midlothian View.