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November 2016

Hundreds of local people took part in an exciting programme of events and activities at West Lothian libraries to celebrate Book Week Scotland which ran from 21 November to 27 November.
West Lothian residents are being encouraged to know their waste and recycling arrangements over the Festive period.
West Lothian Council's Executive Committee has agreed proposals for the development of a new £5 million partnership centre in Whitburn.
Network Rail has now started preparatory work for the demolition and replacement of the railway bridge on the A71 next to the station in West Calder.
As a result of changes to the law made by the UK Government in the Immigration Act 2016, from 1 December 2016 anyone applying for grant or renewal of a taxi or private hire car (PHC) driver's licences must have the right to work in the UK, and the council must check that this applies to every applicant before issuing or renewing a licence.
Primary 4b pupils at Mid Calder Primary School have come first in an online maths competition run across all West Lothian Council Primary Schools. Donna McMaster, Head of Education (Development) at West Lothian Council, visited the school to congratulate the class and to present them with their winning trophy.
The message from West Lothian Fairtrade Steering Group is: 'Come on West Lothian choose Fairtrade this Christmas' and help to make the world a fairer place.
New council housing is being built on the former Lammermuir office block site in the centre of Livingston.
Plans to improve and develop St Mary's Primary School in Bathgate have been approved.
West Lothian Council's Environmental Health & Trading Standards team is reminding local people to check whether the business they are using to look after their pet has a licence.
West Lothian's top gardeners have been recognised for their exceptional work to improve our environment.
Talented West Lothian young people of all ages have come together to developed a fun new app for pre-school and young children.
Mid Calder is set to benefit from a brand new £1 million nursery.
West Lothian Council's Apprentice HGV Mechanic Connor Waldron (17) has been named as the Foundation Apprentice of the Year at the recent Scottish Apprenticeship Awards, which are organised by Skills Development Scotland.
Network Rail has said that the A71 will have to be closed to allow it to carry out work on the electrification of the rail line at West Calder.
A report to West Lothian Council's Education Executive highlighted the successful introduction of a new model of flexible early learning and childcare which was piloted in Bonnytoun Nursery, Glenvue Nursery, Knightsridge Early Years Centre and Linlithgow Primary School Nursery Class.
West Lothian Schools Cross Country competitors enjoyed a sunny run around Dechmont Law.
West Lothian's best ever set of exam results are celebrated in the Winter edition of West Lothian Council's free newspaper, Bulletin.