Council calls for ban on disposable vapes

Nearly half of primary pupils quizzed by education inspectors said lessons were not hard enough at a struggling Midlothian school.

The Secret Garden Distillery is nearing completion of its plans to achieve Carbon Zero status by 2026.

Educators need to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of young people to bring them back into classrooms, a councillor has said.

MSP has called on the Scottish Government to pass on the 75% business rates relief to hospitality and retail businesses in Midlothian.

Christine Grahame MSP writes her monthly column for Midlothian View.

The City of Edinburgh Council is searching for apprentices and experienced tradespeople as part of a recruitment drive.

A review of the council’s alcohol and drug policy was carried out following recommendations arising from an independent inquiry.

One of Edinburgh’s most iconic buildings will be partially demolished to undergo a major renovation after sitting empty for three years.

Planners said the property on Springfield Gardens had been operating as a holiday home for seven years with no complaints.

A music festival which generated complaints about noise, drug use and foul language has been given the green light to go ahead this summer.

Work is underway on a new access road, car park and landscaping as part of Midlothian Council’s ambitious Destination Hillend project.

A planned Parliamentary boundary change would damage the historic and geographical links between the Scottish Borders and Midlothian, says councillor.

A decision to reject plans for a body piercing studio off Bonnyrigg High Street because it shared a vennel with neighbours has been overturned on appeal.

Claims a high hedge was blocking light from a garden have been dismissed on appeal.

65% of pet owners in Scotland would be willing to pay for a dog licence if reintroduced by the government.

The scope of a consultation on the future of four Edinburgh care homes could be reduced to “when and how” to close them.

The new primary, on the site of the old Newbattle High School, will be able to accommodate 459 children.

Dalkeith-based Melville Housing Association has teamed up with primary school pupils and a local development trust to celebrate the coronation.

View written by Ross Laird, Convener of Midlothian, Tweeddale and Lauderdale Liberal Democrats.

Parking wardens in East Lothian have issued 14 fines to people who parked overnight in its beach car parks.

A luxury furniture firm’s bid to expand its Midlothian industrial estate site has been rejected by planners.

Appeals successful against fines handed to drivers for parking in Edinburgh council-owned electric car charging bays.

The council staff were acting on a tip off that a shop in Newtongrange was selling vapes to school children.

A campaign to stop the proposed closure of a Livingston theatre complex has been backed by the local group of SNP councillors.