Discount Hamleys toy store set to open in Livingston

Iconic toy retailer Hamleys is to open a branch in Livingston Designer Outlet, its first discount venture in Scotland.

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Police hunt youths after "vicious attack". Pic: stock image

Police hunt youths after Livingston assault and robbery

POLICE are hunting for a gang of yobs after a “vicious attack” in which a man was robbed and a woman assaulted in Livingston.

The girl was approached in a play park near Ambrose Rise. Picture: Google

Police up patrols after man approaches girl, 9, in play park

Police have launched high visibility patrols in West Lothian after a girl was approached by a man in the Dedridge area.

The fire was in a play park in Livingston. Picture; John Devlin

Police appeal for witnesses after Livingston play park fire

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire in Livingston.

Livingston Police Station. Picture; Lisa Ferguson

Man injured at Livingston police office sparks investigation

Scotland’s police watchdog is investigating after a man was injured during an incident at a police station.

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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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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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Jak Trueman, who died last year aged 15. Picture: Contributed

1000-mile cycle to raise funds for Team Jak gets under way

A 1000-MILE cycle challenge to raise £1500 for the Team Jak Foundation starts today.

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Darren Anderson was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Rapist who attacked sleeping woman jailed for four years

A man who raped a sleeping woman was jailed for four and a half years yesterday as a judge recommended that the victim’s “powerful” statement be drawn to the attention of Scotland’s senior law officer.

Jak's mum Alison with the new Livingston shirt. Picture Ian Georgeson

Livingston FC unveil shirts in honour of Jak Trueman charity

The name of the charity set up by tragic teenager Jak Trueman will be emblazoned on team shirts worn by Lingston players next season.

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Hannah Wood celebrates her graduation from Napier University with an honours degree in product design. Picture: Greg Macvean

Hannah Wood leaves bottle attack behind to graduate from uni

A LITTLE under five years ago, Hannah Wood was recovering in hospital after a bottle attack left her scarred and partially blinded.

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George Thompson. Picture: Vic Rodrick

Man facing jail over £500k cocaine, amphetamine haul

A 59-YEAR-OLD man is facing a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in trafficking illegal drugs worth more than £500,000.

File picture: Steven Scott Taylor

Eight arrested in West Lothian over £10k drugs haul

EIGHT people have been arrested and charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act following two days of enforcement action in West Lothian.

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St John's Hospital. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

St John’s Hospital kids’ ward to remain 24-hour service

A STRUGGLING children’s ward will not be downgraded after paediatric experts recommended round-the-clock care should continue for the next five years, the Evening News can reveal.

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Paediatric services in the Lothians are under the microscope. Picture: iStock

St John’s Hospital kids’ ward going 9-5, campaigners fear

CAMPAIGNERS fear the children’s ward at St John’s Hospital in Livingston is set to be permanently downgraded to a 9am to 5pm operation after a damning review exposed a catalogue of problems.

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

St John’s Hospital ‘may not always be safe’: NHS report

MINISTERS have been urged to “get to grips” with staffing pressures in the NHS after an expert report into hospital services for children across Lothian revealed a catalogue of problems.

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File picture: TSPL

Three men charged over £24k cocaine haul

THREE men have been charged after cocaine with an estimated street value of £24,000 was recovered in West Lothian.

File picture: Lisa Ferguson

St John’s Hospital asking nurses to fill in for doctors

NURSES have been required to fill in for doctors at a hospital where the children’s ward has suffered recurrent staffing problems, Tory leader Ruth Davidson told MSPs.


West Lothian pupils set drumming world record

A GROUP of almost 500 children set a new world record for the largest djembe drum ensemble.

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High Court, Edinburgh. File picture: Ian Georgeson

Man jailed for hiding £85k heroin stash in mum’s house

A JUDGE has called a man who didn’t tell his mum that he was hiding an £85,000 heroin stash “extremely stupid” for getting involved in the drugs trade.

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