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  Whitburn Miners Memorial is unveiled  
     
 

A new Whitburn Miners Memorial was unveiled at a special ceremony in the town. The Memorial marked the sacrifice of the men, women and children who toiled and gave their lives mining coal, ironstone and clay within the Whitburn parish, from the earliest days.

The initiative was led on behalf of the community by Whitburn & District Community Council with support from West Lothian Council and the Whitburn Town Centre Management Group.  Funding was provided for the mining memorial by West Lothian Council via the Town Centre Improvement Fund for Whitburn. 

 
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  Could you be a Foster Carer?   
   
  love fostering

The largest foster carer recruitment campaign in the UK - Foster Care Fortnight - is taking place over the next two weeks and aims to raise awareness of fostering, as well as highlighting the need for more foster carers in the UK. There are different types of fostering: full-time; permanent; short-break; outreach and supported adult placement. West Lothian Council is supporting the campaign and is urging anyone interested to take a minute or two to find out more.

 
   
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  Council funded police officers praised  
   
 

The impact of council funding on local policing is being hailed following the arrest in Whitburn of two bogus workmen who allegedly duped a West Lothian pensioner into handing over thousands of pounds. West Lothian Council has invested nearly £680,000 this year to help fund an additional 21 police officers for West Lothian.  The Police Officers who made the arrests in Whitburn were members of the West Lothian Community Action Team and are funded by West Lothian Council.

 
   
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  More creative success for Broxburn Academy  
   
  Broxburn Academy Broxburn Academy is celebrating more creative success after pupil, Ryan Shaw, took second place in the art category of the Never Such Innocence Art and Poetry Competition. Ryan has been awarded £125 for himself and a further £125 for the school as well as an invite to attend the House of Lords to celebrate his success. Ryan will be attending the House of Lords with another Broxburn Academy pupil, Robyn Beckett, who recently won first place in the poetry section of the competition.  
   
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  Scottish College Cup  
   
  West Lothian College students have qualified for the Scottish College Cup in the Men's Rugby 7s and Women's Basketball events.This year the finals of the Scottish College Cup will be held at the University of Stirling on Wednesday 18 May.  The prestigious event will see the most talented College student athletes from across Scotland come together to compete to be national champions. West Lothian College men's rugby team qualified to participate in the College Cup 7s finals day for the second year running.  
   
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Comedy Sneak Peek - it’s back!   Thurs 16 - Sat 18 June, Howden Park Centre
Howden Park Centre  
Don’t miss Howden Park Centre’s hilarious all-star Edinburgh Fringe previews with the following top acts* Daniel Sloss, Craig Hill, Kai Humphries and Mark Nelson.  Please note these shows are a work in progress, they might not be slick but they sure will be funny!  Howden Park Centre, 7.30pm.  Age strictly 16+.  Tickets £7.50 - £11 *Acts subject to change. Call: 01506 777666.
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Counterfeit Sixties    Saturday 2 July, Howden Park Centre
Howden Park Centre  
Take a large helping of the best pop music from the sixties.  Toss in four musicians playing 100% live. Add a light show and sound system that Pink Floyd would envy.  Stir in a generous amount of video and stills of the stars from a bygone era.  Mix in a large dollop of Geordie humour and cook for 2 hours.  Result: The Counterfeit Sixties Show!  Hear hits from The Beatles, The Kinks, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and many more. Howden Park Centre, 7.30pm.  Tickets £17/£15. Call: 01506 777666.
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Count down to gala day season   Support your local gala day
gala day dates  

It's not long now until the 2016 West Lothian gala season gets underway. For details of events click on 'Read More'. We have not been advised of all the dates yet so please keep checking.
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