9am Briefing: Man in serious condition after hit and run

A MAN has been left with serious head injuries after a hit and run incident in West Calder.

The 26-year-old was found lying in the middle of the road just after midnight on Sunday night.

He had been drinking in the nearby West End Hotel before he was struck by the vehicle as he made his way home.

Police are investigating.

See today's Evening News for the full story.

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• TWO people and eight police officers have been injured by police horses since 2009, new figures show.

Injuries include smashed teeth, a broken leg and a trodden on toe.

Lothian and Borders Police said eight people were injured by police horses between January 2009 and April this year.

The wounds, which the force said were cuts and bruises, included three officers falling from a horse, two injuries caused by riding and a member of the public's toe being trodden on.

In total six police officers, one member of police staff, who was kicked by a horse, and one member of the public were hurt. The force said no compensation claims were made.

• JK Rowling is planning to delve into the deep secrets of her family tree as she traces the life of her mother in a TV series.

The Harry Potter author, who usually keeps out of the limelight, will feature in the new series of Who Do You Think You Are? to find out more about her French lineage.

Ms Rowling, 46, has previously admitted that her creativity was hugely affected by the death of her mother, Ann, after a 10-year battle with multiple sclerosis.

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The show's producer said there were a few surprises along the way for the writer and it was reported today that she discovers that her French grandfather wasn't given the Legion d'Honneur for his actions during the First World War as she believed.