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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.

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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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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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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Wait goes on to discover who will run West Lothian Council

Wait goes on to discover who will run West Lothian Council

Residents still do not know who will head West Lothian Council after the meeting to form the administration was adjourned again.

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SNP stance could hand power to Labour and Tories in West Lothian

SNP stance could hand power to Labour and Tories in West Lothian

West Lothian has to wait until next week to find out who is taking control of the council after a meeting to decide who will form a coalition of power was adjourned yesterday (Thursday).

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General Election candidates announced for Falkirk and Linlithgow East

General Election candidates announced for Falkirk and Linlithgow East

The General Election candidates have been announced for Falkirk, and Linlithgow and Falkirk East constituencies.

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Tom Kerr made a major gain in Linlithgow to retain his seat on West Lothian Council

Local election: Tories come out on top in Linlithgow

Conservative councillor Tom Kerr regained his Linlithgow seat as the SNP and Labour lost six seats between them in West Lothian.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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Centre to be named after Tam Dalyell

Centre to be named after Tam Dalyell

Linlithgow’s new £4 million Partnership Centre is to be called Linlithgow Partnership Centre, Tam Dalyell House, after the late MP, who served as a member of Parliament for the local area from 1962 to 2005.

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Labour and SNP unveil Bo’ness election candidates

Labour and SNP unveil Bo’ness election candidates

The SNP and Labour have unveiled the teams who will fight it out in the battle for the Falkirk Council administration in the May 4 election for the Bo’ness and Blackness wards.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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IN PICTURES: Tam Dalyell memorial service

IN PICTURES: Tam Dalyell memorial service

Figures from across the political spectrum – past and present – came to pay their respects to Tam Dalyell, who was described as a “one-off” and an “extraordinary character”.

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Sir Tam Dalyell memorial service

Sir Tam Dalyell memorial service

A memorial service will be held at St Michael’s Parish Church on Friday for former Linlithgow and West Lothian MP Tam Dalyell.

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