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Thursday Aug 28 | Daily Mail

Parents' heartbreak as step-brothers BOTH develop rare...

Parents' heartbreak as STEP-brothers BOTH develop same rare muscle-wasting condition which may kill them before they are teenagers Mother Sheryl Stewart, said: 'We want to know we've done everything we could to make their dreams come true' The parents of two step-brothers have spoken of their heartache that both boys are suffering the same ... (more)

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Thursday Aug 28 | Linlithgow Today

Gerry Douds, teacher who lived life fully

Douds was a piper himself as well as a proud and patriotic Scot but one who loved deeply the beautiful county where he settled with his wife Betty in 1972.

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Thursday Aug 28 | The Daily Record

Bathgate author publishes book detailing West Lothian's dark side

A Bathgate author has published a fascinating and detailed account of figures from the underbelly of West Lothian's history.

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Thursday Aug 28 | The Daily Record

Wonderful Wild Wednesday roadshows a big hit across West Lothian

The rural environment and local history of the county were the main themes and people got up close to creepy crawlies, built and learned about bug hotels, Scottish native wild flowers and their impact on the wider environment, willow weaving, storytelling, crafts and kite flying.

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Thursday Aug 28 | The Daily Record

West Lothian youngster's charity mission to Malawi

Molly Gillies travelled to Africa with her mum Lorraine to volunteer with the charity Mary's Meals and handed out A 500 worth of pencils, paper, toys, teddies and other items to schoolkids.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

The Daily Record

Good causes invited to attend funding fair

Local community groups and voluntary organisations are being invited to attend the Funding Fair on Monday, September 22, at Howden Park Centre, Livingston, between 3.30pm and 6.30pm.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Sunday Herald

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In 1851, chemist James 'Paraffin' Young opened the world's first oil refinery near Bathgate and started extracting oil from shale beneath West Lothian.

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The Daily Record

Boghall Primary School receives glowing report from inspectors

After their recent visit Her Majesty's Inspectors of Education staff marked the school as very good or good across the board.

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The Daily Record

Police issue warning to motorists following tragic accidents

Emergency services attended the scene on the B9080 from Kirkliston to Winchburgh road last Wednesday when a car was involved in a head-on collision with a single-decker bus.

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Linlithgow Today

Thieves were strung up

A new book about West Lothian delves into the murky crimes committed in the 18th and 19th centuries when theft was treated much more seriously than today.

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Scotsman.com

Drunk man 'attacked house while holding genitals'

A MAN has admitted causing a bizarre disturbance in a small West Lothian village in which he attacked a house 'while brandishing his private member'.

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The Daily Record

West Lothian bands pipe up a storm at World Championships

Boghall and Bathgate Caledonia Pipe Band came fourth in Grade One and their juvenile band came third in their grade at the World Pipe Band Championships, which took place on Glasgow Green earlier this month.

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The Daily Record

Linlithgow Academy welcomes new head teacher to school

Karen Jarvis who was formerly, depute head teacher at Craigmount High School in Edinburgh, has taken up the reins at Linlithgow Academy.

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The Daily Record

West Lothian sailors make a splash at canal fun day

The event was the highlight of the Linlithgow Canal Fun Day on Sunday which saw people from across West Lothian flock to enjoy the day.

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The Daily Record

Bumper crop in West Lothian gardens competition

The finalists of this year's competition have been announced and gardeners who won Gold, Silver and Bronze plaques in each category have all been celebrating.

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The Daily Record

Broxburn businessman to tackle 5k charity walk

A West Lothian businessman who was told that he would never walk again after being diagnosed with a very rare form of blood cancer is set to take part in a fundraising 5K walk.

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The Daily Record

West Lothian heroes are to become stars of the small screen

'Finding Scotland's Real Heroes' is being screened on STV to celebrate people whose tireless effort, resourcefulness and kindness have improved local communities across Scotland.

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Sunday Herald

Killer jailed for punch outside pub

A CONVICTED killer who burst a man's cheek open with a single punch has been jailed for six months.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

Sunday Herald

Asset Guardian Solutions has the power to boost BP

A SMALL Scottish company has been appointed by BP to supply sofware that is intended to help the oil and gas giant get the most out of technology it will use on the giant Clair Ridge development West of Shetland.

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Linlithgow Today

Big W gets creative... with A 45,000 salary

A public art project in Winchburgh, the Big W, is definitely on the near horizon as West Lothian Council has advertised for applicants for the job of creative advisor.

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