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Young artists are going green

Schoolchildren from West Lothian are paving the way to a greener Scotland, following an area-wide recycling poster competition launched by Livingston Designer Outlet in partnership with the local council.

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Scottish Water is sorry for delay to flood repairs

Scottish Water is sorry for delay to flood repairs

Scottish Water has apologised to residents and visitors to Linlithgow Loch after “routine” sewer repair works have been delayed.

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Ineos bosses defend record on pollution

Ineos bosses defend record on pollution

Petrochemical giant Ineos has hit back at reports the environmental performance of its Grangemouth refinery is “poor”.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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Pair of kestrels found nesting on Forth Road Bridge May 2017. Picture courtesy of Amey.

Home sweet home! Kestrel pair found nesting on Forth Road Bridge

For most young couples, the inside of a steel girder with 80,000 vehicles a day thundering overhead would not seem like an ideal location to start a family.

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Concerned members of the Linithgow community who are unhappy that the work in Station Road has still to be completed. Pic: Michael Gillen

Could work blight Linlithgow’s chance to bloom?

Community groups are concerned failure to complete work in Station Road could harm Linlithgow’s Beautiful Scotland entry.

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MSP Fiona Hyslop

Views aired during Edinburgh Airport public meeting

Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop has welcomed the opportunity for Winchburgh residents to air their views with Edinburgh Airport on proposed flight path routes last week.

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Green shoots of recovery in new gardening project

Green shoots of recovery in new gardening project

Recovering addicts are turning over a new leaf with a brand new garden project at the 1st Step Cafe.

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Council make u-turn on trees after backlash

Council make u-turn on trees after backlash

Work on cutting down trees in a street in Linlithgow has been “suspended” after a backlash from residents.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Volunteers aid town to clean up its streets

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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