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Urgent Police plea for drivers to avoid the roads tonight

Police Scotland is advising drivers in much of the southern and central belt areas to avoid travelling on the roads tonight, following a warning by the Met Office of severe weather between 9pm tonight and 5am tomorrow.

Crime
Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Special delivery welcomed in Forth Valley

Parents of over 1130 newborns in Forth Valley have received a Baby Box since they were introduced last year.

Health
Weather warning has been upgraded across Central Scotland

Weather warning has been upgraded across Central Scotland

Travellers are being warned of a high risk of disruption, after the Met Office upgraded its weather warning for parts of south west and central Scotland.

Environment
Weather warning has been upgraded across Central Scotland

Weather warning has been upgraded across Central Scotland

Travellers are being warned of a high risk of disruption, after the Met Office upgraded its weather warning for parts of south west and central Scotland.

Environment
‘Outlander Effect’ invades Westminster

‘Outlander Effect’ invades Westminster

The hugely popular fantasy-history series Outlander has inspired a major surge of visitors to sites including Linlithgow Palace and Blackness Castle.

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Laura Owens, the Bonnybridge woman behind what's now a national campaign to save Scottish care homes.

Emergency meeting demands Holyrood action on care homes crisis

A packed meeting staged today by Bonnybridge woman Laura Owens heard repeated calls for private-owned care homes to be nationalised.

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Panto season continues in Linlithgow

Panto season continues in Linlithgow

The pantomime season is still well and truly in full swing in Linlithgow as a three night run of an hilarious top show began last night (Thursday)

Environment
Two veterans who took part in a previous tour - now free trips are being offered to all World War Two veterans.

World War Two veterans offered free tours to pay respects to fallen comrades

The travel arm of the Royal British Legion is on a mission to find all surviving veterans of World War Two.

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Long list of unfinished jobs on Queensferry Crossing revealed

A list of 23 unfinished jobs on the newly-opened Queensferry Crossing which will take until September to complete was published by today.

Transport
Microlight search stood down as police treat incident as a “well intentioned false alarm”

Microlight search stood down as police treat incident as a “well intentioned false alarm”

Police in Forth Valley have stood down search activity in the Cambusbarron area following reports of a microlight aircraft descending into woodland yesterday (Sunday).

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Leading author to visit Linlithgow

Leading author to visit Linlithgow

The Burgh Halls in Linlithgow have been assigned as a stop-off point for a leading author who is promoting her new book.

Environment
Police are resuming their search this morning.

Search resumes after microlight seen “descending into woodland”

The search for a microlight aircraft which was reported to have gone down in woodland resumes this morning.

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Funds boost for Linlithgow’s Cycle Circuit plan

Funds boost for Linlithgow’s Cycle Circuit plan

More than 70 West Lothian Clarion Cycle Club members took part in the recent annual cyclo-cross race at Linlithgow Leisure Centre.

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Home-builder Craig takes his skills to Cambodia

Home-builder Craig takes his skills to Cambodia

A Bo’ness building contracts manager joined an international team to build 29 homes in just ten days for shanty town villagers in Cambodia.

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Everest woman joins Bo’ness Polar Academy

Everest woman joins Bo’ness Polar Academy

The founder of a remarkable Bo’ness-based youth charity is this week delighted to welcome a top female mountaineer as a Polar Guide.

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Salmond’s festive send-up is big hit online

Salmond’s festive send-up is big hit online

Linlithgow’s Alex Salmond has become a festive online favourite after showcasing a well-timed reworking of a Hogmanay institution.

Environment
Loony Dookers headed for South Queensferry to make New Year complete

Loony Dookers headed for South Queensferry to make New Year complete

A total of 1100 madcap bathers are set to breeze freezing temperatures on New Year’s Day at South Queensferry’s Loony Dook.

Environment
Beware the fraudsters who could target your older relatives

Beware the fraudsters who could target your older relatives

HMRC has contacted the media with an urgent warning about cold callers who are wrongly claiming to represent their organisation.

Crime
Man charged after alleged Nick Nairn assault

Man charged after alleged Nick Nairn assault

A 35-year-old man has been arrested and charged following an alleged incident in Aberdeen involving the television chef Nick Nairn.

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