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From our files of March 1, 2002

The unfortunate residents occupying a block of flats in Bo’ness were forced to spend four days and nights living in temporary accomodation after they came under danger following a landslip.

This week saw the passing of Isa Morrison who died peacefully at home at the age of 78. The community and the nursing institution mourn the loss of a loyal servant.

Outside the Sue Ryder Care shop in Uphall, a 60-strong group of demonstrators protested against the closure Binnie House.

Young tennis player Samantha Lister has been chosen as Linlithgow’s Sports Club’s youth personality of the year, at the age of 11, after a season of successes.

From our files of March 3, 1972

alterations costing £1400, backed by a 50 per cent grant, have been planned for the Linlithgow Sherriff Court House with the opportunity to improve office accommodation.

THE Crown Inn at Grangepans, Bo’ness, was victim of a break-in with the stolen items, including spirits, amounting to £46.

WEST Lothian MP Tam Dalyell proposed in the House of Commons that the law regarding the transplant of organs must be revised, speaking in Westminster s this week.

While Linlithgow Rose celebrated home victory against Newtongrange, their neighbours Bo’ness grabbed a late equaliser to earn a valuable draw at Dalkeith.

From our files of March 1, 1912

H.M. Inspectors this week reported on schools including Linlithgow Public School which received a positive accolade for its results.

The Bo’ness public library comittee met to debate the question of whether or not to include novels in the library.

A meeting was conducted by the local women’s suffrage movement where they compared their predicament to women in China who desired the unbinding of their feet.

Bo’ness were held at home to a goal-less draw by Stenhousemuir in a game with few clear-cut chances while Linlithgow Rose held on to record a 3-2 victory over Royal Field Artillery.