Latest West Lothian Stories
MORE than 6,000 litres of alcohol were spilt over a road yesterday after a 38-tonne tanker overturned. The tanker, travelling from a distillery in Edinburgh, collided with a small van at 8:40am on the A71 near the North British Distillery in Addiewell, West Lothian.
CONCERNS have been raised over travel plans for removing coal from a proposed new mining site in West Lothian. Energy company The Banks Group submitted plans last December to extract coal and fireclay from a site near Breich.
A WOMAN has given birth to a baby girl after suffering 18 miscarriages in eight years, it was reported today. Angela Haston, 27, from Polbeth, West Lothian, said she wanted a baby so much that she could not bring herself to stop trying, despite the heartbreaking miscarriages.
SCOTLAND'S schools are being gripped by escalating violence by pupils and soaring numbers of exclusions, according to the latest figures. The number of pupils excluded for physical assaults rose by 14 per cent to more than 7,300 in the past year.
FORMER Scotland and British Lions rugby star Gregor Townsend visited St John's Hospital to present bosses with an award.
A FORMER West Lothian hairdresser turned Hollywood star has just secured a part in one of America's longest-running soaps.
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