Half of Edinburgh’s council houses not ready for smoke alarm law change

Scottish Labour have won a decisive council by-election victory as it was claimed Conservative voters stayed away from polling stations.

Specialists tackling pollution in the River Esk in East Lothian have brought in a tanker to try and remove the waste.

West Lothian Council is facing an additional £12.5m of cuts as a result of the Scottish Government’s draft budget.

Melville Housing Association achieve the Scottish National Standard for Information and Advice Providers for a fourth time.

DTP Print merges with Southfield Stationers to create Edinburgh’s largest digital print and gift producer

Midlothian MP Owen Thompson has called for an independent inquiry into failures of the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation schemes.

He was speaking as the cross party working group of councillors face a budget gap of £13.5 million for the year ahead

Lorna Slater, Scottish Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lothian MSP and Scottish Greens co-leader writes her monthly column for Midlothian View.

A bid to build a two-storey extension rejected after its design was ruled not “bold enough” by planners.

The leader of Edinburgh City Council says he has been inundated with thousands of “blatantly racist” emails.

The Coal Authority has been developing proposals for a treatment scheme in Dalkeith to remove metals from the mine water in the South Esk.

Wildlife experts have urged planners to ensure new fencing at a house in Eskbank includes hedgehog holes to allow access through the garden.

Dog owners are being warned to keep their pets out of a polluted river after five swans were taken to a rescue centre for treatment.

A new Costa drive-thru is set to be developed as part of a small business development near Sheriffhall Roundabout.

A Cross-Party Group on beer and pubs has been established by Members of the Scottish Parliament.

Colin Beattie MSP, Midlothian North & Musselburgh, writes his monthly column for Midlothian View

Midlothian Council is asking local people to fill in a short survey about how to encourage more people to walk and cycle.

The Pharmacy Practices Committee’s decision has rejected the appeal of the application for a pharmacy in Rosewell.

New laws which will stop sex clubs opening in East Lothian could be in place by January next year.

A further 221 homes have been given the go ahead at a housing development in Penicuik.

The High Court rules the use of the ’VIP lanes’ for awarding lucrative Covid contracts to be unlawful.

Musselburgh has been named as the best place to house sex clubs and adult entertainment venues in East Lothian.

Plans to build a “new village” on a former school site in the countryside have been rejected by councillors.

Sarah Boyack, Labour MSP for the Lothian Region, writes her first monthly column for Midlothian View.