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Police Scotland is supporting local communities across West Lothian with a range of specialist resources to keep people safe around Bonfire Night. Operation Moonbeam was launched in 2018 in response to high levels of public disorder and violence witnessed during the same period a year earlier. This resulted in lower levels of disorder in 2018 and 2019 and similar resources will...
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Endurance rider Josh Quigley is embarking on a new challenge this weekend - to set the fastest time to cycle the North Coast 500. In December last year, Josh was on a solo round-the-world trip when he was hit from behind by a car in Texas, and sent flying 50 yards. The former Deans Community High School pupil was in hospital for...
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Traffic using the B9080 bridge over the M9 at Muriehall will be controlled by temporary traffic lights between 09:30 and 16:30 on 27th, 28th and 29th July. This is to allow operating company Amey to upgrade the safety barrier on the bridge. These works are not expected to cause any significant delays. A spokesman for Amey said: “The safety of workers remains...
On Saturday July 25, executive producers Ridley Scott (“The Martian,” “Gladiator”) and Kai Hsuing (“Lords of Chaos”), along with Scottish director Kevin Macdonald (“Whitney,” “One Day in September,” “The Last King of Scotland”) are inviting budding film makers the chance to pick up their cameras to create “Life In A Day 2020.” Exactly 10 years after the original “Life In...
Martyn Day MP has called on West Lothian small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the role they play in their communities. Shopkeepers have until Friday, September 11th to nominate their businesses via www.bestsmallshops.co.uk. The competition is open to any small shop operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will...
Police in West Lothian are appealing for information following a serious road crash in Whitburn. The incident happened around 1.20pm on Friday, 17 July, 2020 on the B7066 Polkemmet Road, Whitburn, involving a black Subaru Impreza and an Audi Q2. As a result of the collision, a 59-year-old man was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital with serious injuries. Two men,...
Face coverings are now compulsory in shops but this has not stopped shoppers returning to newly-opened malls, including The Centre Livingston and nearby Livingston Designer Outlet. After reports in the English press that shoppers in England had been hostile to wearing masks, we wanted to see for ourselves how compliant Scottish shoppers were with the Scottish Government's Phase 3 rules. And...
West Lothian Council is looking to procure a mix of private let properties which are available to let The Private Sector Landlord Service sees the council working with landlords and agents to use private let accommodation as a means of accommodating those on the council housing waiting list until a permanent home can be sourced. West Lothian Council can currently offer...
Broxburn and Uphall Traders’ Association (BUTA) have announced that with the support of the Broxburn and Uphall Town Centre Management Group they are jointly funding a new scheme to help support the local COVID-19 response. The scheme will not just be open to their own members, but also to other small independent retailers in Broxburn and Uphall who had to...
An Armadale man is taking on an accumulator challenge that will see him run 496 miles throughout 31 days this month. Paul Brown will be completing an exhausting accumulator running challenge to raise funds for the charities Held In Our Hearts and Neil’s Hugs Foundation. Each day he will run the mileage that corresponds with the date, i.e. a mile...