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April 2016

April is a great time to start making plans to enter your garden for West Lothian Council's annual Gardens Competition.
Robyn Beckett, an S3 pupil at Broxburn Academy has won an international war poetry competition, winning £250 for herself, and £250 for the school. Robyn has also been invited to the House of Lords to celebrate her achievement.
Local people and organisations who are interested in issues surrounding low pay and poverty are being invited to attend a conference on the subject at Howden Park Centre, Livingston, on Monday 9 May, from 9am to 12pm.
Beecraigs Country Park lit up the sky over West Lothian last night with a beacon to mark The Queen's 90th birthday.
Knightsridge Early Years Centre has joined the growing number of establishments around West Lothian to have been recognised with a Breastfeeding Friendly Premises Award.
Planning permission for a new indoor trampoline park in West Lothian has been approved.
A new modern base for six West Lothian Council services has been officially opened.
A spokesperson for West Lothian Council commented: "All graves in all West Lothian cemeteries are treated with the greatest respect and sensitivity by council staff.
Second and third year pupils at Broxburn Academy had a Faceoff with two professional ice hockey players, from the Edinburgh Capitals' recently.
The focus is on Fauldhouse as the community starts planning for the village's future.
The dynamic partnership between West Lothian College and Barclays Bank PLC's Livingston branch is going from strength-to-strength.
Construction of the new Blackburn Partnership Centre will start in the next few weeks after the final contract was agreed.
The National Autistic Society Scotland has been awarded funding from the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE) to help promote confidence, motivation and improved mental health in autistic people living in West Lothian.
From April 1 all dogs in Scotland must be microchipped or owners may face a fine of up to £250.
West Lothian Council's Community Payback Order with 'Unpaid Work' Team has donated £1,000 to West Lothian Food Train.
A group of Swedish students have been driving forward their career prospects with work experience in West Lothian.
Children, parents and staff celebrated the 1st birthday of the Young Parents Project at the Chill Out Zone (COZ) in Bathgate recently.
West Lothian's most promising young golfers have been teeing off against the cream of young talent from around Scotland.
West Lothian bus users are reminded that changes to bus services in West Lothian will take effect from Sunday 10 April.