West Lothian Council has been provided with £530,000 to provide additional support in creating job opportunities for residents aged 25 and who have been unemployed for over 12 months.
The campaign aims to provide every adult who accesses a foodbank in West Lothian over the festive period with a goodie bag filled with toiletries.
Funeral poverty is an increasing reality for many people throughout the UK where people find themselves in a position where the cost of a funeral outweighs their ability to pay.
Over £29 million is being spent by West Lothian Council on schools supporting pupils with additional support needs.
The drive and determination to embed a reading culture in Whitburn Academy has seen the school crowned the first ever Reading Schools' Gold award winner.