9am Briefing: Injured man found near school

A MAN was in critical condition in hospital today after being found in a pool of blood near a school.

The 25-year-old was found on the road in Townhead Gardens, in Whitburn yesterday morning.

Neighbours said they believe he may have been stabbed.

Police are looking for three men, all in their 20's, who were spotted near to the scene in a silver coloured car.

All to play for after second debate

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THE general election remained "wide open" today after the second televised debate failed to produce a clear winner.

Gordon Brown and David Cameron were unable to squash Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg after his much-acclaimed performance last week.

The debate saw the three leaders clash over Europe, defence, immigration and even the Pope's planned visit to the UK.

Paton legacy

THE multi-million-pound fortune of music mogul Tam Paton is to go to children's and animal charities.

The convicted sex offender, who oversaw the Bay City Rollers' rise to fame, died last year aged 70.

He amassed a fortune of nearly 2.7 million, which will be held in a trust set up in his name.

SuBo hits the town

SINGING sensation Susan Boyle attended the opening night of Les Misrables at Edinburgh Playhouse with her sister and friends, after enjoying a meal at a local restaurant last night.

Earlier in the day she signed autographs for fans at the city's Princes Mall.