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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...
The site of the former Bangour Hospital made national news when a surge of visitors to the site forced local authorities to put on extra police, security measures and road closures in an effort to deter unwanted explorers from further damaging the site. But what was compelling visitors to come to the site in their hundreds, turning Bangour into...
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...
A Broxburn Academy pupil has become the first from her school to make the Scottish National Debating Team and will compete in a worldwide competition this July. Emma Bell, who is currently moving into fourth year at the West Lothian school, was one of only five pupils to make the team alongside Lachlan White from George Watson's College, Eoghan Connolly...
The coronavirus lockdown has seen an increased volume of walkers, cyclists and other users  along the towpath of the Union Canal. With the increased footfall, questions have arisen as to who exactly can use the towpaths and who has right of way. Questions on social media have included whether horse riding is permitted and whether the towpath allow vehicular access. On motorbikes...