West Lothian

West Lothian

SSPCA seek new home for cat abandoned in Livingston

The Scottish SPCA has launched an appeal for information after a cat was found left in a box at the roadside in Livingston.

Edinburgh
Lynn Sharp and Elizabeth Gibb were put under social work supervision. Picture; Vic Roddrick

Two women fined after West Lothian nightclub assault

TWO women who attacked another pair of females outside a West Lothian nightclub were today ordered to pay their victims £1,000 compensation.

Edinburgh
Parents are set to be consulted

West Lothian council to consult parents on music cuts

FAMILIES are to be consulted over controversial plans to cut music tuition in West Lothian following an outcry over the move.

Education

Vehicle fire on M8 at Livingston adds to rush hour delays

A vehicle fire heading westbound on the M8 is adding to rush hour delays in the area.

Edinburgh
The incident happened in Main Street, Faulhouse

13-year-old left with facial injuries in West Lothian gang attack

A 13-year-old required medical treatement after being assaulted by a gang of males in Fauldhouse.

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Kirsty Maxwell  with her husband Adam Maxwell. Picture: PA

Man ‘saw Kirsty Maxwell’s body’ after she fell, family claim

THE family of Kirsty Maxwell have claimed that a man saw her body shortly after she fell to her death from a Benidorm hotel balcony.

Crime
An 84-year-old turned away 2 men in an apparent bogus workman incident.

84-year-old targeted in West Lothian bogus workmen incident

A home in West Lothian was targeted as part of a bogus workman incident.

Crime
The Day Today store was targeted

Four men target Armadale store in attempted break-in

Police in West Lothian are appealing for witnesses following an attempted break-in to a business premises in Armadale.

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Police are searching for witnesses after a house door was set alight in Boghall, West Lothian. Picture:: David Cheskin/PA Wire

House door set alight in suspicious West Lothian fire

Police are searching for witnesses after a house door was deliberately set alight in a West Lothian estate.

Edinburgh
The convenience store on Shaw Street in Armadale. Picture: Google Street View

Armed robber who attacked shopkeeper with claw hammer is jailed

An armed robber who was abusing the tranquilliser Xanax was jailed today after carrying out an attack on a West Lothian shopkeeper with a claw hammer.

Our Region
A car crashed into Mid Calder Primary School in the early hours of Monday morning. Picture: Contributed

Parents’ shock as car smashes into West Lothian primary school

PARENTS have expressed their shock after a driver crashed into a West Lothian primary school in the early hours of Monday morning.

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Police have released the latest CCTV images

CCTV images released following armed robberies in West Lothian

Police in West Lothian are releasing images of men that they believe can assist with their enquiries into two armed robberies in December last year which are being linked.

Edinburgh
Culture secretary Fiona Hyslop

Susan Dalgety: Free music tuition for all our children!

I am tone deaf. I have a voice like an out-of-tune toad, and I have never mastered a musical instrument.

Opinion
Livingston Sheriff Court.

West Lothian man deliberately torched block of flats

A man has admitted recklessly setting fire to a flat in West Lothian, putting local residents in great danger.

Crime
David Goodwillie. Picture: PA

Footballer David Goodwillie left penniless after rape case

FORMER Scotland striker David Goodwillie says his lawyers abandoned a bid to have him declared bankrupt because they had finally realised he had “nothing left” after a civil court ruled he and a former teammate raped a woman.

Our Region
Sir James MacMillan is fighting against music tuition cuts

Sir James MacMillan joins campaign against music cuts

Composer Sir James MacMillan has joined the campaign against cuts to musical instrument tuition in Scottish schools.

Entertainment
A tree has fallen across the B7031 south of Kirknewton. Picture: Rhona Morrice

Tree blocks road into West Lothian village amid heavy snowfall

A tree has fallen across one of the main roads into a West Lothian village as motorists battle heavy snow for the commute home.

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Dame Evelyn Glennie has said she is saddened and frustrated by the West Lothian budget cuts

Save our Strings: Musicians back fight to save music lessons

MUSICIANS have added their voices to parents campaigning against a local authority’s plans to end music lessons for children studying string instruments and percussion.

Education
Violinist Iona Hamilton with her mother, Moray. Picture: Alistair Linford

Outcry at threat to limit music tuition to wind and brass

Dame Evelyn Glennie has added her voice to parents campaigning against a local authority’s plans to end music lessons for children studying string instruments and percussion.

Politics
Toby the Parson terrier has quickly built up a loyal following on Instagram.

Toby the terrier is an Instagram star with 35,000 followers

If you’ve ever dreamed of being Instagram-famous you could do worse than take a leaf out of little Toby McFarlane’s book. Always camera ready and preened to perfection, the Parson Russell Terrier is, paws down, the hottest dog on the block – and 35,000 followers would tend to agree.

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