West Lothian

West Lothian

M8 re-opened after overturned lorry

THOUSANDS of rush-hour commuters faced severe delays this evening after a lorry tipped over on the M8 as Storm Caroline lashed the Lothians.

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St John's Hospital, Livingston , Pic Lisa Ferguson

Children’s ward set for another staff shortage closure

A children’s unit at a busy hospital will close for a day because of staff shortages.

Edinburgh
Police are appealing for information

Man ‘punched in the face’ in Armadale assault

A man was punched in the face by two men wearing hoodies in a serious assault in Armadale.

Edinburgh
Police are appealing for information.

Body discovered in Bathgate woods ‘believed to be missing man’

Police Scotland report that the search for missing man Dawid Wilkolek from Bathgate has been stood down after the discovery of a body in nearby woods.

Edinburgh
St John's Hospital, Livingston , Pic Lisa Ferguson

Children’s ward set for closure due to lack of staff

A beleaguered hospital is to turn away sick children tomorrow because chronic staff shortages mean it does not have enough doctors to cover overnight and weekend shifts.

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Police are appealing for information

Police appeal following fire-raising in Livingston

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a wilful fire-raising incident in a common stairwell in Livingston.

Crime
A 31-year-old man has been arrested after allegedy using a knife to rob Coral Bookmakers in West Calder. Picture: John Devlin

Man charged after robbing West Calder bookies at knifepoint

A 31-year-old man has been charged over a robbery at a West Calder bookies.

Edinburgh
The incident took place at a Coral bookmakers in Union Square. Picture; Google

Bookies held up at knifepoint in West Calder

A bookmakers in West Calder was held up last night by a man carrying a knife.

Edinburgh
The High Court in Glasgow. Picture: John Devlin

West Lothian parents to stand trial accused of baby daughter’s murder

THE parents of a baby girl are to stand trial charged with her murder.

Edinburgh
Kirsty Maxwell with husband Adam Maxwell

Family of Kirsty Maxwell keen to trace clothes she was wearing

The family of Kirsty Maxwell are seeking the clothes that the tragic 27-year-old was wearing when she died.

Edinburgh
Firefighters attended the blaze.

Firefighters tackle blaze as it rips through popular Bathgate bar

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

Crime
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.

Edinburgh
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.

Edinburgh
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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