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Midlothian Council votes against 4.7% council tax rise

A bid to increase council tax by nearly 5% in Midlothian was narrowly defeated as councillors clashed over the charges.The local authority’s Labour administration put forward plans for a 4.7% increase after Scottish Government...

Rosslyn Chapel to have a new stained glass window

A PIONEER of pop art is designing a new stained glass window for historic Rosslyn Chapel.Rosslyn Chapel Trust wants to install the new window as part of a celebration of its 25th anniversary.And it...

JPI Media loses Local Democracy Reporter contract in Edinburgh

JPI Media has lost the contract to employ the Local Democracy Reporter (LDR) at The Edinburgh Evening News. The contract has been allocated in the recent “reshuffle” to Reach plc who run the Edinburgh...

East Lothian ‘not as badly affected’ by transfer of patients to care homes

by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterNo incidents of patients being moved from hospital to care home during lockdown are under investigation in East Lothian.Alison Macdonald, East Lothian’s director of health and social care, said...

Regeneration plans for Preston Tower

By Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterNearly £1million in funding earmarked for a controversial car park plan in Haddington could be used to improve Prestonpans town centre instead.Councillors will be asked to approve proposals to...

Petition to save the trees at Museum of Flight

by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterA petition signed by 6,407 people objecting to plans to cut down 299 trees to make way for a new £15million museum centre has been accepted into an appeal...

No McDonalds for Musselburgh

by Marie Sharp Local Democracy ReporterMcDonalds' hopes of opening a new drive-thru restaurant in Musselburgh were thrown out by councillors, after claims it would be just a 180-second stroll from the town’s secondary school.The...


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