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West Lothian

Nine arrested during latest round of West Lothian drug raids

POLICE have arrested and charged nine people as part of a crackdown on drug crime in West Lothian.

Edinburgh
Man attacked former partner with hammer and set fire to caravan

Man attacked former partner with hammer and set fire to caravan

A JEALOUS man brutally attacked his long-term partner with a hammer in a murder bid, forcing her to escape from a window.

Crime
The incident happened in West Lothian Falkirk Sheriff Court heard.

Bodybuilder ‘high on steroids’ slashes man he found in wife’s bedroom

A JEALOUS Scottish bodybuilder high on steroids who burst into his estranged wife’s house at midnight with a knife and slashed a Welshman he found in her bedroom was jailed for 20 months today.

Edinburgh
St John's Hospital in Livingston

Cross-party plea for St John’s children’s ward reopening

MSPs from across the political spectrum have joined forces to call for the speedy restoration of 24/7 children’s services at St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

Health
Peter Conaghan has taken up painting again after time at the Linburn Centre

Ex-paratrooper praises ‘wonderful’ Linburn Centre after stroke

Despite launching himself out of aeroplanes at 10,000ft as a paratrooper for the British Army, Peter Conaghan doesn’t consider himself brave.

News
Arron Hunt denies the charges at Livingston High Court

Father who denies raping drunk woman was ‘just being a selfish pig’

A married father of three accused of having non-consensual sex with a woman while she was drunk and asleep insisted yesterday: “I’m not a rapist.”

Crime
Arron Hunt denied the charge at Livingston Sheriff Court

Man denies raping drunk woman who was incapable of consent

A man has gone on trial accused of raping a drunk woman said to be incapable of consenting to sex.

Edinburgh
West Lothian man assaulted his neighbour and smashed in window

West Lothian man assaulted his neighbour and smashed in window

A West Lothian man has pled guilty to carrying out a serious assault on a near neighbour on Christmas Eve.

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The attack took place near Kaim Garage in Bathgate. Picture: Google

West Lothian gang launch ‘vicious’ attack on man with workmen’s tools

A man has been viciously attacked by a gang using workmen’s tools in West Lothian.

Crime
Aldi is set to open a new store in Whitburn, West Lothian.

Aldi announces opening month for new West Lothian store

Aldi has announced that its new store in West Lothian is on track to open by October 2018 and will create up to 20 new jobs.

Edinburgh
Elise Christie receives treatment before being stretchered off after crashing in Saturday's 1500m semi-final

Olympian Elise in icy blast to critics after second crash

THE last four years of Elise Christie’s Winter Olympics career have been dominated by controversy, agony and despair.

Livingston
Susan Boyle back on stage after three years - and planning new album

Susan Boyle back on stage after three years - and planning new album

WEST Lothian singing sensation Susan Boyle has performed for the first time in three years.

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Crossbow and mace found by police during West Lothian drugs raid

SCORCHED spoons scatter the carpet of a front bedroom in the ground floor maisonette.

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A boy was attacked in Stenhouse

Police appeal after car stolen in West Lothian

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a parked car was stolen from outside a house.

Edinburgh

Family’s video of teen’s struggle with cerebral palsy goes viral

A FAMILY have released distressing video showing how their disabled son has been forced to scramble up and down the stairs at his home for nine years.

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Arron Hunt was cleared of raping a woman at Livingston High Court

Father of three Arron Hunt cleared of raping a drunken woman

A DAD of three buried his face in his hands and blinked back tears after dramatically being cleared of raping a drunken woman.

Edinburgh
Man ‘scarred pub customer for life’ in glassing attack in Linlithgow

Man ‘scarred pub customer for life’ in glassing attack in Linlithgow

A man has admitted scarring a pub customer for life by smashing a glass tumbler into his face.

Crime 4
Climbing in Livingston  the centre

50ft climbing obstacle course opening INSIDE The Centre in Livingston

WITH its multitude of fashion retailers, it is more known for bargain-seeking shoppers than thrill-seeking adrenaline junkies.

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Suzy Cairns appeared at Livingston Sheriff Court

Woman who ‘filmed herself having sex with dog’ escapes jail

A woman who made a home video showing her “engaging in sexual activity with a dog” and was caught with a horde of child abuse images has escaped jail.

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Police confirmed a man has been charged.

Man charged after ‘preying on elderly’ in designer clothing scam

Police have charged a 56-year-old man in connection with a doorstep fraud scam which saw him offer bogus designer clothing.

Edinburgh
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