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Crackdown at MUGGIN hotspots aims to tackle rising crime

POLICE have launched a crackdown on muggers as new figures show a dramatic rise in street robberies in the Capital.


Filthy takeaway closed

EMERGENCY action has been taken to close a West Lothian takeaway due to serious concerns for public health.

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Lothians MP urges youth anger action

A LOCAL MP has called for action to address the increasing evidence that young people in West Lothian feel they are getting a raw deal on a range of important issues.

Bridge repair work to get under way

ONE of the largest bridges in West Lothian is due to undergo a five-week programme of essential repairs.

Regal line-up for gala day

WEST Lothian's gala season will start at Bridgend on Saturday.

Fight over 'men in bed'

A WOMAN came home from the shops to find her friend in bed with two strange men, a court heard.

Snake missing from home

A SNAKE has gone missing from a home in West Lothian.

Career help just the job

SKILLS Development Scotland is holding an open careers advice session at Broxburn Strathbrock Partnership Centre today.

Food hygiene fine

A RESTAURANT owner has been fined £675 for food hygiene offences.

Swimmers flee as fire destroys pool

Swimmers at Whitburn Leisure Centre saw a light fitting explode in the ceiling above them shortly before fire broke out and destroyed the building, it has emerged.

Council ploughs in £600k for snow clearing fleet

WEST Lothian Council is to spend up to £600,000 on a fleet of new response vehicles in preparation for another winter of savage weather.

Sailor home from Libya adventure

A ROYAL Navy sailor from West Lothian who was on hand to deal with the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Libya has returned home.

Susan Boyle's got China talent

SUSAN Boyle has delighted her Chinese fans by making a surprise appearance on China's Got Talent.

Crazed butcher jailed after drug-fuelled knife attack on shop manager

A CRAZED butcher whose drink and drug fuelled knife attack on a shop manager shocked terrified customers was jailed for four years today.

Man held on cannabis charge

A VIETNAMESE man has been remanded in custody charged with running two large cannabis farms in West Lothian.

Moth species makes debut

PUPILS at Broxburn Academy have discovered a new moth species in West Lothian.

Join a walk in West Lothian

Put Your West Foot Forward has organised a number of walks in West Lothian this week.

Web students pass course

WEST Lothian College has produced its first successful cohort of distance learners from the Shetland Islands.

Healthy tips for children

A NEW partnership is helping to achieve the goal of improving health in a West Lothian community.

A dram good celebration

WEST Lothian Chamber of Commerce celebrated its AGM with a tour of Glenmorangie's new whisky bottling plant in Livingston.

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