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January 2017

Children at Broxburn Primary and Nursery School are enthusiastic, happy to share their learning and they are keen to take on more leadership opportunities according to a report by Inspectors from Education Scotland.
A recent Care Inspectorate report has graded the under-5s centre at Deans Community High School as very good.
Books of condolence have also been opened across West Lothian so that local people can also share their memories and leave messages for Tam Dalyell's family.
West Lothian's Lord-Lieutenant Isobel Brydie MBE has been appointed to the prestigious Royal Victorian Order.
The James Young High School, Livingston and Armadale Academy have been awarded Cycle Friendly Secondary School status by Cycling Scotland in recognition of their efforts to support and encourage cycling to school.
The sacrifice of a young soldier Private Peter Gibb Ketchen was remembered at West Lothian Civic Centre on Tuesday 24 January 2017 with the presentation of an Elizabeth Cross and Scroll to his older sister Mrs Margaret McLauchlin by West Lothian's Lord-Lieutenant Isobel Brydie.
Armadale Academy pupils have remembered a former student Danii Kane in the most outstanding way by championing the need for defibrillators.
West Lothian Council has launched a new county-wide Public Art Grant Scheme 'Grassroots2', which will enable two local community groups to access funding to create new public art in their area in 2017/18.
The latest intake of West Lothian Council apprentices have started their training.
The James Young High School, Livingston and Armadale Academy have been awarded Cycle Friendly Secondary School status by Cycling Scotland in recognition of their efforts to support and encourage cycling to school.
Facilities at Broxburn Primary have been boosted as part of a £2.1 million multi-school extension and refurbishment programme.
West Lothian College is encouraging local people to achieve their potential by attending an Open Information Evening at their Livingston Campus on Monday 23 January between 4pm and 7pm.
Deans Community High School, Livingston has been recognised by sportscotland with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.
Mary McKenzie has taken up the reins as the new Head Teacher at Mid Calder Primary School.
West Lothian Council's Pest Control team is expanding the service they offer to local residents and businesses.
The first properties at Scotland's largest council housing development have been completed.
A brand new £2.5million extension aims to get pupils of a Livingston primary school moving.
Linlithgow's new Partnership Centre is on course to be completed this spring - bringing a host of local services under one roof and breathing new life into one of the town's most prominent buildings.
Women who want to improve their employability and boost their confidence are being encouraged to sign up for the free transformational personal development course 'WomenN2Work'.
Macmillan @ Strathbrock Partnership Centre Information and Support Service for people living with cancer and their families in West Lothian is set to open in Broxburn.
Trading Standards Officers in West Lothian are warning the public about the risks involved when buying puppies that are advertised on free online selling platforms.
We are aware that there has been some incorrect and misleading information posted on social media regarding the assessment of business rates linked to the recent closure Bentswood Inn, Stoneyburn.