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On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

Chartered accountant and business adviser Henderson Loggie has strengthened its senior tax team with the appointment of Kenneth McEwen as partner based out of the firm’s Glasgow office.

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The incident happened outside of the EQHQ venue in Livingston. Picture: Google

Man arrested following nightclub hit and run in Livingston

A man has been arrested and charged with drunk driving after another man was hit by a car as he left a nightclub.

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Esh Border's Scottish boss Simon Phillips, right, with business development manager Euan McDermott at the builder's new Livingston office. Picture: Christian Cooksey

Esh Border looking to build on Scottish market growth

Building firm Esh Border Construction has moved into larger premises in West Lothian as it continues to expand since establishing a base in Scotland last year.

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Peoples chairman Brian Gilda with his daughter Nicola, the Ford dealer's strategy and operations director. Picture: Contributed

Peoples’ sales drive ahead, but firm fears bumpier 2017

Ford dealership Peoples has delivered its strongest financial results in more than three decades of trading and will keep its foot on the gas despite fears of a consumer slowdown.

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Simon Phillips, Esh's regional managing director for Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Esh Border plays starring role in observatory project

Esh Border Construction has been appointed contractor on a key project to transform Edinburgh's historic City Observatory site on Calton Hill.

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Simon Phillips joined the construction group in 2014. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Monday interview: Simon Phillips of Esh Border Construction

‘Leap of faith’ to take on role at construction firm targeting significant growth in Scotland

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Scotland will be left with one Ed's Easy Diner following the closures. Picture: Contributed

Hundreds of jobs lost as Ed’s Easy Diner closes 26 sites

Almost 400 jobs will be cut across Ed’s Easy Diner locations with the closure of 26 of the chain’s restaurants, including four out of the five based in Scotland.

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Hamleys remains Britain's most iconic toy retailer. Picture: Contributed

Hamleys targets festive bargain hunters with new store

Iconic toy retailer Hamleys is to open a branch in Livingston Designer Outlet, its first discount venture in Scotland.

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Iain Inkster pleaded guilty to a series of charges at Edinburgh Sheriff Court

Man jailed for filming naked women and children

A man who secretly filmed women and children undressing at a popular leisure centre has been jailed.

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Smiggle aims to have 200 UK stores by 2019. Picture: Contributed

Stationery brand Smiggle pencils in Scots expansion

Smiggle, the Australian brand that designs colourful stationery for children, is planning to expand its presence in Scotland after reporting a jump in annual sales.

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Space Solutions director of strategy Derek Binnie, left, with managing director Steve Judge. Picture: Stewart Attwood

Space Solutions eyeing acquisitions as sales hold firm

Workplace design specialist Space Solutions is closing in on acquisitions to drive growth following a year in which the firm held its own against the downturn in the North-east of Scotland.

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The girl was approached in a play park near Ambrose Rise. Picture: Google

Police up patrols after man approaches girl, 9, in play park

Police have launched high visibility patrols in West Lothian after a girl was approached by a man in the Dedridge area.

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TransForm counts Aberdeen's RGU among its clients. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeenshire fit-out firm expands into Central Belt

A north-east property services firm is eyeing “significant” growth after opening an office in Livingston.

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Schuh's finance chief said the chain found itself in a 'much tougher position'. Picture: Paul Parke

Challenging times as Schuh suffers sales slip-up

Scottish footwear chain Schuh has suffered a sales slowdown after a bumper year which saw staff share a £25 million bonus payout.

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Barbara Hazzard, from Blackburn, who was left by hospital staff to walk home alone at 3am. Pictures SWNS

OAP forced to walk home from hospital at 3am in dressing gown and slippers

An investigation has been launched after a grandmother was forced to walk home from hospital in just her dressing gown, nightie and slippers in the middle of the night.

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Lidl said jobs at its Livingston site will be retained at the new base. Picture: Contributed

Lidl to create 100 jobs in move to Eurocentral hub

Supermarket chain Lidl is to build a new regional distribution centre (RDC) at Eurocentral near Bellshill, creating up to 100 jobs in the process.

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Social Bite's Alan Mahon, centre, with Spoonfed co-founders Willie Biggart, left, and Murray McNicol. Picture: Dominic Cocozza

Social Bite sinks teeth into corporate catering market

Sandwich chain and caterer Social Bite has booked a healthy rise in revenues thanks to the adoption of a new software system from Livingston firm Spoonfed.

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Asystec is setting up a 'big data' centre of excellence. Picture: John Devlin

Irish data firm sets up first base north of Border

An Irish data management company has secured its first Scottish base, creating 20 jobs, on the back of a six-figure sum to support the development of a facility in Livingston’s Almondvale Business Park.

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Schuh has tapped into cost savings by switching water supplier. Picture: Paul Parke

Footwear chain Schuh nets big water supply savings

Schuh, the Livingston-based footwear retailer, is set for five-figure cost savings after swapping its water supplier.

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Spoonfed co-founders Murray McNicol, left, and Willie Biggart. Picture: Dominic Cocozza

Software start-up Spoonfed whets investors’ appetite

Spoonfed, the catering software start-up, has raised £585,000 to boost its workforce and target new markets in Europe and the Far East.

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