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Volunteers aid town to clean up its streets

A group of hardy volunteers has filled over a 1000 bags of rubbish in just over a year during a litter blitz of the town.

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250 sign up to fight homes on green belt

250 sign up to fight homes on green belt

Residents have raised concern over plans for a large-scale housing development on a green belt site in the town.

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Residents angry after council hacks down blossom trees

Residents angry after council hacks down blossom trees

Residents are furious after blossoming trees were hacked down by the council – but others are glad to see them go.

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VIDEO: Funding boost for Burgh Beautiful

An environmental group set up to enhance the look of the town has received a funding boost this week.

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Atlantic puffin.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

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Litter scourge threatens the good name of Linlithgow

Litter scourge threatens the good name of Linlithgow

Linlithgow is often heralded as a beautiful place to live with things to do and stunning scenery, and of course rarely does a day go by on social media when there isn’t a picture of the Palace taken from a different spot or angle.

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Young otters and their parents during feeding time at the Five Sisters Zoo West Calder.

Hope springs eternal for zoo with new additions

There was a hint perhaps that spring was just around the corner after the emergence of baby otters and meerkats at a zoo today.

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The haul of rubbish pulled out of the Mains Burn by anglers

Burn is being used as a dump say angry anglers

A set of caravan steps, a car bumper and five children’s scooters were just a few pieces of litter pulled out the Mains Burn on Saturday morning, alongside numerous bottles and cans, during Linlithgow Angling Club’s annual spring clean of the town’s waterways.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

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Slip closures and layout changes on M8 as phased opening of new roads starts

Slip closures and layout changes on M8 as phased opening of new roads starts

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Kelpies get a ‘health’ check

Kelpies get a ‘health’ check

When your ‘pet’ is in need of a health check who do you call?

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Ineos deal sees power plant plans scrapped

Ineos deal sees power plant plans scrapped

Oil giant BP has axed its multi-million pound combined heat and power (CHP) plant and the 400 jobs it would have created.

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Switch off for Earth Hour

Switch off for Earth Hour

West Lothian Council is helping raise awareness of the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour next Saturday at 8.30pm.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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Scottish Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

Scottish fracking consultation begins

A public consultation on whether or not to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

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