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Financial watchdogs deliver verdict on West Lothian Council

West Lothian Council maintained its strong performance but councillors need to play a more active role in the face of a £73.5m funding gap.

Environment

Video: Plea to keep Bield care homes open

A granddaughter has made an impassioned plea urging people to support a bid to keep care homes open.
Health
Extra train carriages for busy weekend of sport

Extra train carriages for busy weekend of sport

With a busy weekend of sport ahead, extra carriages are to be added to as many train services as possible to keep customers moving.

Transport
Fayre has feast of festive fun in Linlithgow

Fayre has feast of festive fun in Linlithgow

Historic Linlithgow will again be transformed into a winter wonderland with the Victorian Era as its theme on Saturday November 25.

Environment
Police hunt ‘Tammy hat’ driver after alleged Bo’ness hit and run

Police hunt ‘Tammy hat’ driver after alleged Bo’ness hit and run

Police are seeking help in their bid to trace a driver - who wore a tammy hat - alleged to have been involved in a hit and run incident in Bo’ness.

Crime
Review will aim to find truth about A&E waiting times at St John’s

Review will aim to find truth about A&E waiting times at St John’s

An independent review has been ordered into an alleged cover-up of true A&E waiting times at St John’s Hospital in Livingston.

Health
A detail of Kinneil House's splendid interior.

A journey into Kinneil’s murky past

Bo’ness Hippodrome is the venue tomorrow for a unique chance to find about the latest research into the 16th and 17th century past of Kinneil House.

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Victor - Richard Leonard.

Richard Leonard is new Scottish Labour chief

The Scottish Labour leadership battle sparked by Kezia Dugdale’s shock decision to quit back in August has ended in victory for bookies’ favourite Richard Leonard.

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L-R Martin Courtney, Prince's Trust, Lucy Ayre, CHSS, Alasdair Allan MSP, Jemma Valentine, Stoats and Jenny Whyte, Crisis Scotland.

Call to perform an act of kindness

The public are being asked to do a good deed on St Andrew’s Day to celebrate Scotland’s history, culture and the nation’s shared values.

Lifestyle
What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Education
Harcus Strachan

Tribute to Bo’ness born hero soldier

The bravery of a Bo’ness-born soldier will be commemorated at a special ceremony in the town next Monday.

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Applications for Great British Bake Off 2018 are now open

Applications are now open for the 2018 series of The Great British Bake Off.

Lifestyle
What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

What are the last Christmas posting dates for International Airmail?

While many of us are in constant touch electronically with friends and family, the old tradition of sending (and receiving) Christmas cards to far-flung places is one that we still hold dear.

Lifestyle
Volunteers needed in Queensferry

Volunteers needed in Queensferry

A prime volunteering opportunity has arisen on the banks of the Forth for those who want to ensure that the area’s lifeboat service is funded.

Environment
Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

Mince pies and sausage rolls - Greggs advent calendar with a difference

With chocolate advent calendars becoming the norm, a couple of dozen sample-size products are now the ideal way to get us in the Christmas spirit.

Lifestyle
Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Top 50 things that annoy drivers the most

Lane hoggers, tail-gaters and frequent lane-changers are among the most annoying bugbears for motorists, according to new research.

Lifestyle
Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

Competition lets beer lovers have their dream flavour made

A brewery has invited beer lovers to create their dream pint - by asking them to submit the most bizarre flavours they can think of.

Lifestyle
Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Public’s poor knowledge of anatomy ‘hampers healthcare’

Fewer than two in three people know where their heart is, according to new research.

Lifestyle
38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

38% of Scots get more distracted working at home than in the workplace

With big corporations such as HSBC and Virgin actively encouraging their employees to work from home, a new survey has found that 38% of Scots spend their remote working hours doing personal tasks.

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