Jobs axed in tough West Lothian Council budget

WEST Lothian is the first Scottish council to reveal its budget for the coming year.

Over 15m worth of 'unprecedented' cuts were announced on Tuesday for 2011/12.

228 jobs will go at the local authority, but with no compulsory redundancies.

Council tax has been frozen across all property bands for the fourth year in a row and 390,000 has been allocated to develop leisure facilities on council land at Kettilstoun Mains.

For the full story, including budget reaction, don't miss the Linlithgow Gazette, on sale Friday, January 14.

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