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David Goodwillie told to set aside £100k over rape case claim

A footballer has been told to set aside £100,000 ahead of a damages action hearing brought by a woman who claims she was raped by him.

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The case was heard at Livingston High Court. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

West Lothian man who violently shook baby sentenced for seven years

A LORRY driver who left a three week old baby with permanent brain damage by shaking it violently has been jailed for seven and a half years.

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Two pled guilty of conning OAPs under the guise of workmen. Picture; stock image

Two bogus workmen convicted after defrauding Lothian pensioners

Two men have been convicted after they defrauded elderly and vulnerable people out of tens of thousands of pounds.

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Katrina O'Hara. Picture; BBC South

Killer of West Lothian hairdresser Katrina O’Hara jailed for 26 years

A married father-of-four who stabbed his former lover to death as she left work has been jailed for 26 years.

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Lau leaves Livingston Sheriff Court after being fined. Picture: Vic Roderick

Prawn cocktail with bugs in it served to customers

A CHINESE restaurant owner in the Lothians who dished up a prawn cocktail containing insects was fined £650 yesterday.

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The OAP could face a lengthy sentence. Picture, stock image

Pensioner sex predator faces prison over abuse

A PENSIONER is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of sexually assaulting two women over a ten-year period.

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The incident took place on Dedridge West Road. Picture; Google

Police appeal following dangerous driving incident in Livingston

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses who may have seen a Suzuki 4x4 being driven in a dangerous manner.

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NHS Lothian will keep the children's ward at St John's Hospital open round the clock.

St John’s Hospital children’s ward to open 24 hours a day

A beleaguered children’s ward will remain open around the clock after consultants agreed to plug gaps in the rota, the Evening News can reveal.

Health
HMP Addiewell Prison. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

Police appeal after cars set alight outside Addiewell Prison

Police are seeking witnesses after a group of men set fire to a number of cars parked within the grounds of HMP Addiewell last week.

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Facebook and social media is a massive contribution to disorders according to a study. Picture; Getty

Study finds Facebook fuels rise in eating disorders as Lothian cases rise by 40%

Social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram are fuelling a rise in people being treated for eating disorders at Edinburgh hospitals, a leading charity has warned.

Health
Boghall fun day and Bathgate Music Festival launch in Kirkton Park, Bathgate.

Bathgate Music Festival acts revealed

THE programme has been launched for this year’s Bathgate Music Festival.

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Dante Gizzi, lead singer with rock band GUN

Party at the Palace gets Linlithgow rocking

THOUSANDS of music fans have flocked to Linlithgow for the Party at the Palace festival.

Entertainment
Four youths were arrested in Bathgate. Stock image

Youths arrested in Bathgate following LGBT hate crime

Four youths have been arrested following a hate crime against members of the LGBT community in Bathgate.

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Anthony Ferrie escaped from Livingston.

Car found in hunt for escaped prisoner

A GETAWAY car thought to have been used by an escaped prisoner to flee from St John’s Hospital in Livingston has been found by police.

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Stewart Watson attacked Anne Crossan at her home.

Man doused woman in lighter fuel and set her on fire

A man who doused a woman in lighter fuel before setting her on fire in a horrific murder bid has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.

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The man admitted to stalking a teenager. Picture. John Devlin

Man admits stalking 16-year-old West Lothian schoolgirl

A MAN has admitted stalking a schoolgirl aged three years younger than him.

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Leighanne Cameron was killed by her own husband. Picture; Facebook

‘Savage’ killer left estranged wife’s body for children to find

A CALLOUS killer was today facing life behind bars after being found guilty of murdering his estranged wife in her home and leaving her body for their young children to find.

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Leighanne Cameron was killed in her own home. Picture; Facebook

Husband found guilty of murdering Leighanne Cameron

A man who murdered his wife and left their young children to find her body has been told he faces life in jail for the “savage” killing.

Edinburgh
Ferrie escaped following a trip to St John's Hospital.

Prisoner escapes after knocking out guard in West Lothian

A PRISONER is on the run after apparently knocking out one security guard and injuring another during an escape from a G4S security van in West Lothian.

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Dominos in Linlithgow is in "hot water" over jalapenos.

Woman banned from Linlithgow Dominos over jalapeno complaints

A Dominos Pizza in Linlithgow has banned a mother of three after she continually complained about the levels of spice on her pizza.

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