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From our files of September 13, 1912

POLICE were looking for help in discovering whether or not a Linlithgow man, who had been found dead at the side of a road was killed by a motor car. It was thought that Patrick Kelly had been making his way home when the incident occurred.

FATHER Miley was set to leave St. Michael’s RC church after 10 years at the parish. He said nothing would please him more than knowing the people of Linlithgow were doing well and he hoped they would rally round the new priest.

WORK on Linlithgow Palace has lasted three months and it is set to last longer after more extensive repairs are required.

From our files of September 15, 1972

BO’NESS parks superintendent Peter McLaughlan expressed his ‘‘disgust’’ after finding 30 rabbits and guinea pigs slaughtered in their pens at Kinneil Estate’s pets’ corner.

HEWLETT Packard in Queensfery has announced a mjaor jobs boost. It hopes to recruit 200 new workers within the next two years. The announcement was made as the company official opened a £75,000 extension.

ALSO in Queensferry, the RNLI was awaiting delivery of a new Atlantic 21 class lifeboat. It will be the first in Scotland when it comes into service.

LINLITHGOW Rose defeated Bonnyrigg Rose 2-1 in the R. L Rae Cup.

From our files of September 13, 2002

TEENAGE troublemakers in Linlithgow were about to feel the power of the law. A crackdown on underage anti-social behaviour amassed information on 55 individuals said Lothian and Borders Police.

PUPIL behaviour at Bo’ness Academy has come under scrutiny. Education bosses probed the behaviour and their report concluded there is’’major weaknesses in leadership and teamwork’’ at a senior level.

THE A9 Partnership is going back to school. The accountancy firm is buying the disused Abercorn Primary School from West Lothian Council. It will become the firm’s new headquarters.