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Helping people to stay found

A national charity that helps missing people and their loved ones reconnect has received £59,519 of Scottish Government funding to offer a different kind of help.

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Burgh Beautiful hit squads out in action helping to create the spread of wild flowers at the cycle ramp between union canal and the leisure centre

Finishing the season with a flourish

Burgh Beautiful hit squads have been in action helping to encourage the growth of wild flowers between the Union Canal and the Leisure Centre.

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Iain (centre) with his two awards, with Charles Scott, Chair of the Scottish Arts Club Charitable Trust and Sara Cameron McBean, Scottish Arts Club Short Story Director

Unpublished writer and drama teacher scoops double award

An unpublished author and drama teacher took both major prizes at the Scottish Arts Club Short Story Awards last Saturday.

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Missing Bo’ness girl is safe and well

Missing Bo’ness girl is safe and well

Forth Valley Police have now confirmed that missing Bo’ness girl Sophie Naylor (15) has been traced, and is safe and well.

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Police seek help to trace missing Bo’ness girl, 15

Police seek help to trace missing Bo’ness girl, 15

A worried Bo’ness family are desperate for news of missing 15-year-old Sophie Naylor, last seen at the time she was supposedly going to bed.

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Jailed Scot Jamie Harron, whose two-day break in Dubai turned into a nightmare.

‘Hip-touching’ Scot ‘jailed for three months’

A Scot whose family feared he could spend three years in a Dubai jail has reportedly been sentenced to three months in prison for touching a man’s hip.

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Easyjet ‘sorry’ after cabin crew reject Scottish bank note

Easyjet ‘sorry’ after cabin crew reject Scottish bank note

Easyjet is training cabin crew to recognise Scottish banknotes after a passenger’s attempt to make an onboard purchase with Scottish money was turned down.

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Rail trial heralds ‘best railway Scotland has ever had’

Rail trial heralds ‘best railway Scotland has ever had’

ScotRail is set to fully test new trains on electrified routes after this week’s successful “dummy run” between Edinburgh and Linlithgow.

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Toys galore at Broxburn’s River Kids

Toys galore at Broxburn’s River Kids

Children’s charity River Kids is holding a “massive” toy clearance from 10am next Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28.

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Children as young as 10 have had suicidal thoughts.

Suicidal thoughts on rise amongst children

Childline held almost 1,100 counselling sessions with children in Scotland who harboured thoughts of taking their own lives.

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George and Margaret Simpson celebrate 60 years together at Linlithgow Care Home

Diamond couples celebrate 60 years together

Sparks flew almost immediately for a Bo’ness handyman and his soulmate who last week celebrated their diamond anniversary.

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Cyrenians to hold social group in Linlithgow

Cyrenians to hold social group in Linlithgow

A charity which helps older people to stay active and socialise will start holding meetings in Linlithgow.

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Residents hit with 3 per cent annual council tax hike in new plans

Residents hit with 3 per cent annual council tax hike in new plans

Residents will be consulted over West Lothian Council budget proposals as they look to bridge a £73 million deficit over the next five years.

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St Peter’s Church extension well under way

St Peter’s Church extension well under way

Much-needed work to the extension at St Peter’s Church in Linlithgow has started.

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Campaigners urge action before serious accident happens on Queensferry Crossing link

Campaigners urge action before serious accident happens on Queensferry Crossing link

Campaigners urge action before a serious accident happens

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Fears over polluted beach

Fears over polluted beach

Campaigners fear a popular sandy beach in Bo’ness is in danger of being taken over by plastic pellets.

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 General View of Bield Housing care home in Linlithgow

Residents left in limbo over care home closure

Campaigners described a housing provider’s decision to close its care homes as a “disaster” for families in Linlithgow.

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Badger caught napping in home

Badger caught napping in home

Scottish SPCA staff were surprised when they discovered a wild badger sleeping in a house at Beecraigs Country Park.

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Electric line train’s test positive

Electric line train’s test positive

The electrification of the Edinburgh to Glasgow mainline is rolling on as a new train was tested on the electrified route for the first time.

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Hippodrome piano arrives after successful fundraising campaign

Vintage piano is fine match for HippFest

There was a very special delivery to The Hippodrome last week when a new piano arrived to play a starring role in the cinema’s annual festival.

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