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From our files of April 25, 1913

SMITH Drawbell, a shoemaker, appeared before Bailie James Dymock at the Burgh Police Court on Monday charged with being found in a state of intoxication on the Saturday night previous. Accused pleaded guilty, and when asked what he had to say for himself, said he had been strolling about here and there, and had just got a drop too much. He was very sorry. Bailie Dymock sentenced accused to pay fine of £1.

MARCEL Dupont, the Edinburgh chauffeur involved in a fatal road acident which killed passenger Ducan Mackenzie, appeared on Tuesday at Linlithgow Sheriff Court on a charge of culpable homicide. Accused, who still looked ill, was liberated on bail of £25.

From our files of April 26, 1963

HIRAM Brown, 59 Preston Terrace, Linlithgow, escaped death by a hairsbredth early on Saturday evening when his cycle collided with a Vauxhall car being driven along Preston Avenue in the direction of Preston Road. Seven-year-old Hiram was bowled off his little yellow cycle, which was almost totally crushed under the front wheels of the car. The wee fella’, who attends Linlithgow Public School was removed to Bangour Hospital for treatment for a broken leg and slight concussion

AT long last pavements are getting attention. The cable and pipelaying appears to have been completed and the County Council is putting down asphalt from the Vennel westwards.

From our files of April 25, 2003

MP Tam Dalyell returned to university yesterday (Thursday). For the Linlithgow MP was installed as the new rector of the University of Edinburgh. Mr Dalyell, the Father of the House of Commons, won a convincing victory for the post over his closet rival for the post, the author Jenny Colgan.

PLANS to increase the size of Tesco superstore at Ferrymuir got the go ahead this week. The expansion will create up to 100 new jobs at the store and will provide additional floorspace to offer a wider range of organice foods, electrical items and their clothing range.