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Bathgate Community Development

At this weeks Council Executive Councillor Charles Kennedy, Conservative Councillor for Bathgate tried to save the Council premise at Majoribanks Street for Community use.

Overtime payments to paramedics reach new high

The Scottish Ambulance Service was forced to pay record amounts in overtime costs to paramedics last year, new figures have revealed.
 
A shortage of staff meant more than £6.3 million was spent paying paramedics to work extra shifts as pressure intensifies on ambulance workers.