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Registration deadline looming for new garden waste service

South Queensferry Residents are being reminded to sign up and pay for the new fortnightly garden waste service before registration closes at midnight this Sunday (July 22).

Environment
Councillor Kevin Lang said questions are 'vital'.

Claims that questions are being curbed

Edinburgh City Council’s administration has been accused of dodging scrutiny by allegedly attempting to curb the number of questions asked by political opponents.

Politics
Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Quarter of teens disregard warnings to stay away from railway lines

Alarming new figures reveal more than a quarter of teenagers confess to behaving in a way that could endanger their life on the railway – and one in admitted to walking along the railway line.

News
NHS Lothian will be rolling out free wi-fi services between July and the end of the year.

Healthy level of wi-fi service for local hospitals

Free wi-fi is to be introduced across NHS Lothian hospitals by the end of the year, the health authority has confirmed.

Health
Fiona Hyslop is pictured during her constituency tour.

Lucky 13 for MSP’s constituency tour

Local MSP Fiona Hyslop undertook a whistlestop tour of her constituency recently to hear people’s concerns on a number of issues.

Politics
Linlithgow, Bo’ness and South Queensferry voters urged to register

Linlithgow, Bo’ness and South Queensferry voters urged to register

A campaign has started to ensure that Scotland’s electorate is fully eligible to vote.

Politics
Flare drama sparks evacuation in Linlithgow

Flare drama sparks evacuation in Linlithgow

Bomb specialists rushed to Linlithgow Partnership Centre after an emergency situation caused the building to be evacuated at 1.35pm today (Tuesday)

Crime
Linlithgow MSP’s trip to East Asia

Linlithgow MSP’s trip to East Asia

Linlithgow MSP Fiona Hyslop has undertaken her third mission to East Asia in as many years in her capacity as External Affars Secretary.

Politics
Female pensioner conned in computer scam

Female pensioner conned in computer scam

Police have been dealing with another telephone scam which succeeded in extracting a cash sum from a senior citizen.

Crime
The charity bags carry the Meningitis Now and bebic logos without permission.

Charity warns of fraudulent clothes recycling bag collections

A charity is warning of fraudulent collections after discovering its logo is being used on unauthorised clothes recycling bags.

Crime
Scottish Water is urging us not to waste water, particularly during the current dry spell.

Public urged to use water wisely during warm spell

Scottish Water is asking the public to use water wisely to help maintain supplies during the current period of hot summer weather.

Environment
The fruit lollies have gone down well with the animals

How the animals at Blair Drummond are beating the heatwave

We’re all struggling to keep cool as temperatures reach record highs, so spare a thought for animals whose daily attire is a fur coat.

Environment
Hospital board apologises after damning report

Hospital board apologises after damning report

NHS Lothian has been reacting to a hard-hitting report which put the spotlight on shortcomings at the health board in regard to waiting times and a culture of bullying in the workplace.

Health

Edinburgh and the Lothians school term dates: the full 2018/19 list for your calendar

The Scottish Summer holidays are nearly upon us - plan ahead for the next academic year with our handy term dates guide.
Education

Here's how long the heatwave will last in Scotland

The scorching weather from the weekend is set to continue into this week, with temperatures across the UK tipped to be as hot as Spain over the coming days.
News
MP’s plea on refugee families

MP’s plea on refugee families

Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP, Martyn Day pledged his support for refugee rights at a briefing on the global refugee crisis in Westminster.

Crime

Police Scotland warning on web scam

Police in the Forth Valley area have been inundated with calls regarding an online scam which is on the hunt for cash.

Crime
People power gets results in Kirkliston

People power gets results in Kirkliston

A campaign to secure a new secondary school in Kirkliston has received a major boost, after an announcement by council chiefs.

Politics
The Scottish Government has spent almost �400 million in the past four years to mitigate UK welfare cuts, figures show. Picture: TSPL

Visitor with Fascist links at Scottish Parliament

MSP Neil Findlay has been demanding to know why a foreign politician with Fascist views was invited to speak at the Scottish Parliament last week.

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