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‘Gentle giant’ Thor has his last tub of Mr Whippy

Linlithgow bid farewell to a larger-than-life character as big, cuddly Thor died after suffering heart problems.

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Pupils come out on top in Rotary quiz

Pupils come out on top in Rotary quiz

Torphichen Primary School pupils enjoyed another success as they sealed their place in the Rotary District Quiz final on May 19.

Education
Police issue safety advice ahead of Scottish Cup Final

Police issue safety advice ahead of Scottish Cup Final

As supporters gear up for the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday, May 27, police are issuing safety advice to those attending Hampden Park in Glasgow.

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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.

Environment
A quacking fun time to be had at charity race

A quacking fun time to be had at charity race

Linlithgow is busy gearing up for its 12th annual charity duck race as part of the civic festivities on Monday, June 5 at 7pm.

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Saving Scotland’s smallest butterfly

Saving Scotland’s smallest butterfly

Nature enthusiasts are being asked to spend the next week making a big effort to help Scotland’s smallest butterfly.

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Nan Mcdonald brings the curtain down on theatre career after six decades

Nan Mcdonald brings the curtain down on theatre career after six decades

She has had a glittering career in amateur dramatics and helped countless children to follow their dreams and perform on stage, but the founder of the Children’s Theatre in Bo’ness has retired.

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Would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

Would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

How much rubbish is generated in Scotland? And would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

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Church apologises to gay people and moves closer to same sex marriage

Church apologises to gay people and moves closer to same sex marriage

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland has approved an apology to gay people for the history of discrimination they have faced in the Church.

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Motorcyclist fighting for his life

Motorcyclist fighting for his life

A motorcyclist is in a critical condition in hospital following a crash on the A706.

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Labour in power at West Lothian Council

Labour in power at West Lothian Council

Labour are to run West Lothian Council as a minority administration despite having fewer councillors than the SNP.

Politics
100 people targeted to sign up to Dementia Friends

100 people targeted to sign up to Dementia Friends

A group has launched its campaign to get 100 people to make a pledge to become a Dementia Friend over the coming year.

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SNP lose first vote at Falkirk Council

SNP lose first vote at Falkirk Council

Labour and Tory members of Falkirk Council closed ranks to ensure the minority SNP administration lost its first key vote.

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‘We’ll be trapped in our houses again’

‘We’ll be trapped in our houses again’

Residents are furious their views have been ignored over a charity cycling event which goes through the town.

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Councillor Ritchie, left, celebrates her election success with fellow Ward 1 winners David Aitchison and Lynn Munro

Ritchie named as the district’s Depute Provost

Ann Ritchie, the SNP councillor for Bo’ness and Blackness has been appointed Depute Provost of Falkirk Council.

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Revealed: The most interesting items found in storage rooms across the UK

Revealed: The most interesting items found in storage rooms across the UK

A full joint of ham, a samurai sword, and a vast collection of designer clothes a wife is hiding from her husband - these are just some of the things Brits have left behind in storage facilities across the UK.

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The Princess Royal joins minute’s silence for Manchester at General Assembly

The Princess Royal joins minute’s silence for Manchester at General Assembly

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joined the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in observing a minute’s silence for all those affected by the terrorist atrocity in Manchester.

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There are some excellent examples of well marked core paths across Scotland

You can help put Scotland’s core paths on the map

We all know that we should walk more – to the shops, work, the local park or maybe even further afield.

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42.9 per cent of pupils said they walked to school in the survey.

Research reveals half of Scots pupils travel to school actively

Just under half of Scots pupils are choosing to travel to school by bike, foot or scooter according to a survey carried out by Sustrans Scotland.

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One week to go until Gardening Scotland 2017

One week to go until Gardening Scotland 2017

It’s only one week to go until Gardening Scotland 2017– the nation’s biggest and most established garden and outdoor living festival – taking place at the Royal Highland Showground, Ingliston from Friday, June 2, until Sunday, June 4.

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