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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.

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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.

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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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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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