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Makeover in store for Livingston’s The Centre shopping mall

Hines, the international property firm, has started work on a seven-figure refurbishment of part of Livingston’s The Centre shopping complex.

Retail
Kirsty Maxwell, pictured with husband Adam, died after falling from a window. Picture: Contributed

Kirsty Maxwell’s family vows to continue fight for justice

The family of Kirsty Maxwell, who fell to her death in Benidorm, said they will continue the fight for justice after an attempt to detain four men questioned over her death in Spain was blocked.

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Smart Fleet Solutions is expanding capacity at its Livingston site. Picture: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images

Vehicle refurbishment firm creating 40 Livingston jobs

Vehicle refurbishment specialist Smart Fleet Solutions is investing £2.5 million at its technical centre in Livingston in a move that will create 40 jobs.

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Hannah Bardell shows off her Scotland top in the House of Commons. Picture: Contributed

SNP MP wears Scotland football top in House of Commons

SNP MP Hannah Bardell was spotted wearing a Scotland football top in the House of Commons today, ahead of the Scotland women’s national team making their major tournament debut.

Politics
Turtle Pack hopes to make a splash with its swimming aid for children. Picture: Ian Waldie/Getty Images

Start-up behind revolutionary child swim aid gains funding

A Stirling-based entrepreneur who developed an alternative to traditional swimming aids for children has secured a six-figure funding injection.

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Kayla Doohan was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was just 20.

Brave Livingston mum ‘one of youngest Scots to get breast cancer’

A BRAVE mum who was one of the youngest Scots to get breast cancer launched Race for Life in Edinburgh today by sounding an airhorn to start the 5K event on its way.

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Schuh said it finished the year 'in a good position' after a challenging start. Picture: Contributed

Schuh steps out with rise in turnover and profits

Schuh, the Livingston-headquartered footwear retailer, has hailed the success of its children’s business after booking a steady rise in full-year sales and profit.

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The 215-acre site, north of Livingston in West Lothian, has the potential for up to 800 new-build homes. Picture: Contributed

Former Bangour Village Hospital site hits the market

A former psychiatric hospital in West Lothian could become the site of hundreds of new homes after being brought to the market.

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Simon Phillips, MD of Livingston-based  Esh Border Construction. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Framework wins give lift to building outfit Esh Border

Building firm Esh Border Construction has unveiled a raft of new multi-million pound framework partnerships as it bolsters its social housing credentials.

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Livingston has become an 'acceptable compromise' for some renters, says David Alexander. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

David Alexander: Branching out into the commuter belt

The BBC’s Reporting Scotland recently filmed a meeting of Musselburgh residents, held as a result of complaints about the local rail service to and from Edinburgh.

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Techcomp is creating 20 posts in Livingston as it develops new scientific instruments. Picture: Contributed

Jobs injection for Livingston as Techcomp expands

Livingston has received a timely jobs boost with the news that a scientific instruments specialist is to add a further 20 skilled posts at its production and research facility.

Tech
Elise Christie has won the 1500m gold at the speed skating world championships in Rotterdam. Picture: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Speed skater Elise Christie wins gold at World Championships

Elise Christie has claimed the first world title of her career with victory in the women’s 1500m final at the World Short Track Championships in Rotterdam.

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Spark Energy launched its training academy last year. Picture: Contributed

Borders energy firm Spark hails training academy success

Twenty residents of the Borders are celebrating after becoming the inaugural graduates of Spark Energy’s newly opened training academy.

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Pictured at the Empteezy factory in Livingston, Bruce Wishart founded the business in 1986 after coming up with a new way to easily empty waste into skips. Picture Ian Rutherford

Monday interview: Bruce Wishart, managing director at Empteezy

Manufacturer’s MD considers new markets 30 years after his brainwave led to firm’s set-up, eyeing the Far East as Empteezy targets growth outside Europe

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Coralinn's Hugh Stewart becomes chairman of Exsel following the deal. Picture: Contributed

IT group Exsel has capital in sights after funds deal

IT and communications company Exsel Group is targeting expansion in Edinburgh after attracting £500,000 in financial backing.

Tech
Kenneth McEwen has been made a partner at Henderson Loggie's Glasgow office. Picture: Contributed

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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