West Lothian Police have issued warnings on social media against nuisance off road dirt bikes using Greendykes Bing without permission and causing a disturbance for local residents in Broxburn According to Police Scotland , over the past couple of months there has been a significant increase in the illegal use of off road bikes at the Greendykes Bing, Broxburn. This has...
SNP candidate Hannah Bardell yesterday launched a crowdfunder campaign to provide a central place for supporters and well-wishers to raise funds for her campaign. The fund drive has already seen over £400 raised of its £2000 target within 24 hours of launching. The text of the crowdfunding page says, "In this campaign we need to reach more people than ever...
Police Scotland has reached out to the public on two consultations. Firstly, Police Scotland are asking what their priorities are for policing in their local community. Everyone's views across Scotland will be taken on board at a national and local level as Police Scotland want you to help them focus on the priorities that will help communities most. Police Scotland's public consultation...
A map that tracks more than 3,000 Scots men and women who were accused of being witches in the 16th and 17th Century has been published for the first time. The interactive document has been created by data experts at the University of Edinburgh. It builds on the university's Scottish Witchcraft Survey which brought to life the persecution of women during...
Police Scotland is advising the public to be cautious of strangers offering bogus services during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Social distancing and self-isolation mean more people than usual are in their homes at the moment. This presents an ideal opportunity for criminals to take advantage of elderly and vulnerable people, in particular. Across the UK there is evidence fraudsters are increasingly...
West Lothian Council has made an appeal on Social Media for all residents to help protect vulnerable children and adults. Concerns have been raised that the Corona Virus lockdown will see an increase in stress levels in households that are socially isolating, and that this could give rise to increased threats, emotional and physical, against vulnerable children and adults. However it...
March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and a range of promotions are being planned worldwide to help raise awareness.  West Lothian Council Executive approved that lanterns in the roof of the Civic Centre are to be 'Lit Up Yellow' for the weekend of the 6-8 March in support.  The council's healthy working lives representatives are also set to challenge staff to...
This Pride Month we look at the case of Gavin Bell from Blackridge. Scotland was not unique in executing gay men in medieval times, but the number of recorded cases is astonishingly low. Baron Hume in fact claimed there was just two cases before 1889. He was wrong - records show another case, the case of the unfortunate Gavin...
All five Recycling Centres in West Lothian - Oakbank (Livingston), Whitburn, Linlithgow, Broxburn and Blackburn re-opened today at 10am. Queues were expected, particularly at Oakbank and Blackburn. There were even reports of people starting to queue in their cars from 7am. In fact, Oakbank had queues of 1h10 minutes by 11:30am, and Blackburn was reporting queues of a quarter mile. By...
The results of our exclusive poll for the Linlithgow and East Falkirk constituency are in, and they show the SNP are on track to retain the seat on December 12th. Other key trends we noted were : Conservative vote down, perhaps at the expense of the Brexit Party, which could cost the Tories second place in the constituency on current...