West Lothian

West Lothian

71-year-old killed after car hits tree in Linlithgow M9 crash

A 71-year-old driver has been killed following an accident on the M9 near Linlithgow.

Edinburgh
The incident happened in the early hours on Drumshoreland Road.

Cars set alight in suspicious Pumpherston fire

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following a suspicious fire in Pumpherston over the weekend.

Edinburgh
Jean Toth has been told she has to wait 45 weeks for an orthopaedic appointment

Lothian patients forced to wait 45 weeks for routine referrals

Outraged patients across the Lothians are being forced to wait almost a year for an initial orthopaedic appointment.

News
Police carried out a series of raids last week in West Lothian

Seven charged as police carry out multiple drug raids in West Lothian

Seven people have been charged under the Misuse of Drugs Act following a week drug raids in West Lothian.

Edinburgh

SNP’s Hannah Bardell blasts ‘farcical’ House of Commons in PMQ walkout

The Member of Parliament for Livingston has shared a video walking out the House of Commons.

Edinburgh
Plans for a new retirement village for the travelling community at Humbie in West Lothian

UK’s first retirement village for travellers set for West Lothian

Plans for Scotland’s first retirement village specifically targeted at the traveller community have been lodged for a site at Humbie in West Lothian.

News
Peter Hopkinson was reported missing on May 30.

Police keen to trace missing Bathgate man Peter Hopkinson

Police officers in West Lothian are keen to trace missing Peter Hopkinson

Edinburgh
Scottish Labour Leader Richard Leonard. Picture: Greg Macvean

Labour to campaign for Linlithgow marginal seat

Scottish Labour will campaign in key marginal seats tomorrow, one year on from the general election.

Politics
A male youth has been arrested.

Car keys targeted in East Calder house break ins

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses afer two cars were stolen during a housebreaking in East Calder.

Edinburgh
Dechmont Post Office. Picture: Google

Post Office raiders in West Lothian flee after bungled safe robbery

BUNGLING thieves forced entry to a post office outside Broxburn and attempted – unsuccessfully – to steal a safe before speeding off in their BMW.

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The late night raiders targeted the post office in Dechmont. Picture: Google Street View

Post office thieves fail in bid to raid safe

BUNGLING thieves forced entry to a post office outside Broxburn and attempted - unsuccessfully - to steal a safe before speeding off in their BMW.

Crime
The trial was heard at, Livingston High Court

Man jailed for 8 years after attacking three women

A man responsible for a series of domestic offences over a 16-year period has been jailed.

Edinburgh
Dave Gornall and his daughter Abby are among those affected by music tuition changes introduced by West Lothian Council

West Lothian Council votes to charge for music tuition

West Lothian council has voted to retain strings and percussion tuition in schools through the introduction of an across-the-board fee of £354 a year per child for all music disciplines – scrapping proposals to keep tuition free, but axe strings and percussion lessons.

News
The case continues at Livingston High Court

West Lothian man on trial for rape and string of domestic abuse claims

A West Lothian man has gone on trial charged with a catalogue of physical and sexual domestic abuse spanning nearly ten years.

Edinburgh
Eva Macfarlane  from Livingston- 14 - was at the Ariane Grande concert in Manchester last year when the arena was bombed.'she has struggled since the experience but despite being diagnosed with PTSD managed to write and perform her own song at Pumpherston Music Festival "Sing on the Bing" on Saturday night.

Manchester Arena survivor Eva pens song to aid recovery

A BRAVE teenager caught up in the Manchester bombing has penned a song about her experience after being diagnosed with PTSD.

Entertainment
The man was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh

Plasterer jailed after admitting to sexual assaults in a confession letter

A child rapist was jailed today after he a wrote a letter of confession to a victim of his sexual abuse.

Edinburgh
Dave Gornall and his daughter Abby have fought for music tuition to still be offered despite council cuts

Music lessons to stay in West Lothian even if charges apply

Parents in West Lothian have voted to save string and percussion tuition even if it means bringing in charges for all youngsters learning instruments.

News
Lee Little, 19, downloaded images of under-age children being raped and abused on the Dark Web

Kirknewton teen downloaded child abuse images from Dark Web

A TEENAGER from West Lothian went onto the dark web hunting for extreme pornography, a court has heard.

Our Region
A pensioner was left with injuries as a result of the attempted handbag theft.

OAP injured in attempted handbag theft in Linlithgow

A pensioner was left with injuries after being pushed to the ground in an attempted handbag theft in Linlithgow.

Edinburgh
Coady Dorman and son Matthew, who was born 11 weeks early

Baby champion mum up for charity award

When Coady Dorman was 29 weeks pregnant she was forced to have an emergency C-section to deliver her son after she discovered she had pre-eclampsia.

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