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Firefighters tackle blaze as it rips through popular Bathgate bar

Firefighters have been tackling a blaze which ripped through a popular Bathgate bar.

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St John's Hospital, Livingston , Pic Lisa Ferguson

Hospital to be investigated after A&E waiting times ‘under-reported’

A probe has been ordered into a major Lothians hospital after a whistleblowing complaint revealed that flagship A&E waiting times were being wrongly recorded by staff.

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Thieves strike in spate of car break-ins across Livingston

Thieves strike in spate of car break-ins across Livingston

A car was stolen in Livingston as part of a disturbing spate of vehicle break-ins.

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David Goodwillie. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Footballers want West Lothian rape ruling appealed

Appeal judges were today urged to look again at evidence that led to a former Scotland striker and his ex-teammate being labelled as rapists in a civil action.

Crime
Dumped Bathgate boyfriend said: ‘I’ll go to jail for you’

Dumped Bathgate boyfriend said: ‘I’ll go to jail for you’

A dumped boyfriend didn’t get the message when his ex made it clear she wanted nothing more to do with him.

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Colin Robertson, who suffered a severe brain injury after being attacked.

Volunteer suffered bleeding to brain after Livingston attack

A West Lothian man who experienced a traumatic brain injury as the result of an assault has been shortlisted for a national award for his support of fellow brain injury survivors and families.

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Mum pays tribute to baby daughter who died suffering heart disease

Mum pays tribute to baby daughter who died suffering heart disease

A WEST Lothian mum is calling on everyone to support the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) Christmas Appeal after losing her daughter to congenital heart disease.

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John Telfer - middle -  has died

West Lothian cyclist dies after Spanish bike crash

A cyclist who was left fighting for his life after a crash in Spain has died.

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15-year-old Ian Ford has become the first male world TaeKwon-Do champion in 20 years. Pictured with coach Robin Blair. Picture: contributed

West Lothian teen crowned TaeKwon-Do world champion

A WEST Lothian teenager with a six-year unbeaten record in martial arts has been crowned the first Scottish world champion in the sport for 20 years.

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The black-and-white cat was lucky to escape alive from the arctic wolf enclosure at Five Sisters Zoo in West Lothian.

Lucky cat escapes wolf enclosure in West Lothian zoo

A CAT is lucky to be alive after running away from fireworks and into the wolves’ enclosure of a West Lothian zoo.

Edinburgh
Shocking video shows West Lothian prisoners film inmate on ‘zombie drug’

Shocking video shows West Lothian prisoners film inmate on ‘zombie drug’

SHOCKING video footage has emerged of an inmate passed out after taking the ‘zombie drug’ Spice at a maximum security prison in West Lothian.

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Kirsty Maxwell died after falling from t a holiday apartment block in Benidorm during a hen party.

Family of tragic Kirsty Maxwell seeking full investigation into her death

The husband of a woman killed when she plunged from a balcony during a hen party in Spain has told how her death is still “all-consuming” six months on.

Edinburgh
Car stolen in Armadale house break in

Car stolen in Armadale house break in

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a high-value housebreaking and theft in Armadale.

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More areas will be served by the First West Lothian Night Bus.

West Lothian night bus to increase service

Local bus operator First West Lothian has announced new areas for its weekend night service linking West Lothian with Edinburgh.

Transport
Goods were stolen from the Day to Day store in Stoneyburn

£12,000 worth of goods stolen from West Lothian shop

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking to a business premise in Stoneyburn.

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Scott McNee

Former soldier stalked ex partner by planting GPS tracker in her car

AN ex soldier planted a tracking device in his ex partner’s car so he could monitor her movements, a court heard.

Edinburgh
Man followed woman to Asda with pole after she beeped him at green light

Man followed woman to Asda with pole after she beeped him at green light

A road rage driver followed a female driver to a supermarket car park before brandishing a metal pole at her, a court heard.

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Edinburgh Council's preparation for winter - Fraser Stewart, a depot roadman, shovelling road salt

Thermal imaging kit to tackle winter weather in Edinburgh

A CRACK team of transport workers armed with new high-tech kit are set to keep Edinburgh moving over winter - and they say they are confident of coping with whatever the weather throws at them.

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The python was found in the trousers of a German teenager.

Woman’s shock after discovering royal python in her kitchen

A woman was shocked to find a royal python in her kitchen in Bathgate.

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