BBC news for Midlothian

Two women charged after Edinburgh armed robbery

The raid took place in Edinburgh's Princes Street at about 06:00 on Sunday.

Three men steal safe from Broxburn snooker club

The men escaped with a four-figure sum after raiding the club in Broxburn, West Lothian.

Birdwatcher snaps surprise whale shot in front of castle

A birdwatcher captures a unique image of a humpback whale with Edinburgh Castle as a backdrop.

Driver comes forward after girl hit by car in Tranent

Police say no criminal offence was committed in the incident in which the girl suffered a minor injury.

Live BBC World News

US slaps 'America First' tariffs on washing machines and solar panels

Producers in China and South Korea will be hit hardest by President Trump's trade moves.

US shutdown: Trump hails 'big win' and says Democrats caved in

The president hails a "big win" for Republicans after the end of a three-day government shutdown.

Alaska earthquake prompts tsunami alert

The magnitude 7.9 earthquake struck off the southern coast, 300km from Kodiak, officials say.

UN flag no longer offers 'natural protection' to peacekeepers

The organisation's flag and blue helmets no longer offer "natural protection", a new report says.