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Success of promoting Linlithgow’s heritage

The importance of local heritage and the work of Linlithgow Burgh Trust was highlighted in the Scottish Parliament by MSP Fiona Hyslop.

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National Clean Air Day has been set up in response to the health concerns raised by pollution levels

Don’t be idling: It’s time to do something about air quality

We’ve all done it. Sat waiting in the car for the kids to come out of school; our partners to leave a shop; friends to finish work ...

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Residents raise concern over damaged pavements

Residents raise concern over damaged pavements

Residents have raised concerns over the poor state of pavements throughout Bo’ness.

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Loch mess: Residents unhappy about litter

Loch mess: Residents unhappy about litter

Residents have raised concerns about overflowing litter bins around scenic Linlithgow Loch.

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Calendar for bin pick-ups

Calendar for bin pick-ups

New bin calendars are being delivered to households and will become active from today (Thursday).

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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Young artists are going green

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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