West Lothian

West Lothian

Man escapes jail after Buckfast bottle attack on pub

A man who had been shut out of a pub terrified staff and customers by throwing a Buckfast bottle through the glass front door.

David Goodwillie playing for Aberdeen in 2015. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

David Goodwillie appeals rape ruling in civil action

A former Scotland international footballer is set to argue that a judge who ruled he was a rapist erred on the law and in his treatment of critical evidence.

The incident happened in the car park of the Stirrupstane pub in Livingston. Picture: Google.

Car gutted in arson attack outside Livingston pub

POLICE in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a deliberate fire-raising incident in Livingston.

A man attempted to rob a woman at Howden Park yesterday morning. Picture: Geograph

Woman fends off Livingston bag snatcher

POLICE in West Lothian are on the hunt for a man who attempted to rob a young woman in a Livingston Park.

Hannah Bardell shows off her Scotland top in the House of Commons. Picture: Contributed

SNP MP wears Scotland football top in House of Commons

SNP MP Hannah Bardell was spotted wearing a Scotland football top in the House of Commons today, ahead of the Scotland women’s national team making their major tournament debut.

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Livingston Sheriff Court

Drugged up driver in West Lothian ‘could barely stand’

A driver, who mixed strong painkillers with cocaine and ‘downers’ he bought off the internet, was barely able to stand when he got out of his car, a court heard.

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The new nightbus service.

New nightbus will link Edinburgh to West Lothian

A new night bus will link Edinburgh with West Lothian.

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Kirsty Maxwell died at a holiday apartment block in Benidorm. Picture: Contributed

Kirsty Maxwell had taken drink but not drugs, court told

A 27-year-old woman who fell from a Benidorm tower block had not consumed drugs on the night of her death, according to a toxicology report.

The dogs have now made a full recovery. Picture: Contributed

Man who badly neglected 3 dogs banned from owning pets

A MAN man who neglected his three dogs so badly their bones could be seen through their skin has been banned from owning or keeping animals for three years.

Hazardous material on fire at Livingston factory blaze

Hazardous material on fire at Livingston factory blaze

Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a Livingston factory where hazardous material is believed to have caught on fire.

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An CGI of the new office at New Waverley.

3000 tax office jobs move to Edinburgh in biggest deal for 20 years

UP to 3000 UK civil servants are to be relocated to the centre of Edinburgh in the largest office leasing deal in the Capital for over two decades.

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Kirsty Maxwell with husband Adam Maxwell.

Tragic Kirsty Maxwell’s family appeal to hotel guests

THE FAMILY of tragic Kirsty Maxwell have launched a fresh appeal for people to come forward if they were staying at the hotel when she died.

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The woman was assaulted on Kirk Road by a man who approached her on a bike. Picture: John Devlin

Police appeal after woman sexually assaulted in Bathgate

Police have launched an appeal after a woman was sexually assaulted in Bathgate.

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Two cars stolen in housebreakings in Linlithgow

Two cars stolen in housebreakings in Linlithgow

Police are appealing for information after two housebreakings in Linlithgow.

Woman sexually assaulted at bus stop in East Calder

Woman sexually assaulted at bus stop in East Calder

A 33-year-old woman was sexually assaulted at a bus stop in East Calder.

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St John's Hospital in Livingston. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Tories slam dramatic cuts in beds at St John’s

The number of beds at St John’s Hospital in Livingston has fallen dramatically over the last few years, new figures have revealed.

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Kirsty Maxwell died when she plunged from a balcony in Benidorm. Picture: Contributed

Family of Kirsty Maxwell search for mystery photographer

The family of tragic Kirsty Maxwell, who plunged to her death from a Benidorm resort balcony, have begun their search for a photographer who took a picture of her body.

The Range is to open in Livingston next month. Picture; Alan Watson

The Range store to open in Livingston

The Range is to open its tenth store in Scotland with a new outlet to open in Livingston next month.

Farm worker Calvin McVie with community resident volunteer Kasia from Poland, farm enterprise manager Rob Davidson,  community resident volunteer An from Taiwan and farm worker Tim Haslin. Picture: contributed

What did your 5p bag purchases help fund in the Capital?

SAVVY charity workers are brewing up a novel fundraising scheme – running their own tea plantation.

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The marker was struck off after helping pupils to cheat.

Marker struck off after helping pupils to cheat on their exams

A SECONDARY teacher and SQA exam marker has been struck off for helping pupils cheat.

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