Local Newspaper Round-up

Here are the main stories hitting the headlines in Fife and the Lothians on Thursday, 4 November:

West Lothian Courier:


Self-styled tartan terrorists Adam Busby sparked a scare at Livingston Sheriff Court last week after telling a prison escort that he planned to use his trial there as a chance to escape.

Busby, who was jailed for six years in June 2009 after he admitted sending packages containing shotgun cartridges and threatening notes to a politician and a city council, was back in trouble after he assaulted two prison officers at Addiewell Prison.

The Southern Reporter:

Green light given for arts and entertainment centre in Gala

The transformation of a former church in Galashiels into a state-of-the-art venture for live music, comedy, dance and drama took a major step forward this week.

On Tuesday the executive committee of Scottish Borders Council met in a private session to consider the future of St Andrew’s Art Centre in Bridge Street, which it closed more than a year ago. Continue reading

Local newspaper round-up

The Fife Free Press:                                                                                                                                                                                           GUNNED DOWN                                                                                                                                                                                                Police continue their manhunt following the murder of Kirkaldy landlord, Mohammed Nadeem Siddique (38) at the weekend.  The father of three, known locally as Toby, was found dead in a Glenrothes flat on Sunday by police who were called following reports of gunshots.                                                                                            

Dunfermline Press:                                                                                                                                                                                                  New buyer for Hyundai                                                                                                                                                                                         Plans of American firm, Zoom Diversified to become the new owners of the the former Hyundai factory at Halbeath have fallen through.  The proposed high-tech solar cell operation with the prospect of creating 1,000 new jobs will not go ahead.

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