Midlothian MP standing down at the General Election

David Hamilton MP for Midlothian has announced today that he is standing down at the General Election in May 2015. Mr Hamilton has represented the constituency since 2001 and was elected last time in 2010 with a majority of 10,349 overthe SNP candidate Colin Beattie who has since been elected as MSP for Midlothian North and Musselburgh. In a letter More...

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By John Hislop On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Two men due in court after diazepam tablets and cannabis seized

Two men have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act after police in north Edinburgh recovered a large quantity of Class C drugs when officers conducted a search of a vehicle in Pennywell Road More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, January 24th, 2015
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Five things you need to know today

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By John Hislop On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Ten year old boy robbed in Bathgate

Police  are appealing for witnesses after a ten year old boy was assaulted and robbed of his bike by two  teenagers in Sibbalds  Brae Bathgate around 12.30pm on Monday The victim was cycling when the two More...

By John Hislop On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Two men due in court after police recover four cars

Police in Midlothian have recovered four vehicles that were stolen from outside their owner’s address on Monday. The cars were taken from various addresses in in Newtongrange, North Middleton, Roswell and More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, January 23rd, 2015
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Five things you need to know today

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Edinburgh Airport rolls out the red carpet for the Prime Minister

Edinburgh Airport today welcomed the Prime Minister and also issued a cautious welcome to the plans in the draft legislation following the Smith Commission report to devolve Air Passenger Duty to the Scottish Government. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Jim Murphy welcomes delivery of ‘The Vow’

Scottish Labour leader, Jim Murphy, marked the publication at Westminster of the draft clauses to deliver the Smith Commission findings by visiting an Edinburgh work fare project. Mr Murphy met staff and volunteers More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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David Cameron meets the First Minister in Edinburgh

The first photos have been released of the Prime Minister’s visit to Holyrood on the day that the draft legislation for increased devolution to Scotland is published. Photos courtesy of The Scottish Government’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
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Electoral Reform Society calls for UK-wide Constitutional Convention

Today’s publication of draft legislation to devolve powers to Scotland makes the case for a UK-wide, citizen-led Constitutional Convention ever more pressing, according to the Electoral Reform Society. The Edinburgh More...