The former campaign director of Better Together has been revealed as one of Scottish Labour's General Election candidates.
Flooding Chaos In Bathgate
A burst water main has caused severe flooding in a west Lothian town.
The pipe ruptured at about 8.20am on Wednesday in Meikle Inch Lane and Mosside Terrace, Bathgate, causing 17 buildings to flood.
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service group manager Alan Horberry said: "We are working closely with Scottish Water, West Lothian Council and Police Scotland to ensure public safety throughout this incident.''
Specially-trained water rescue crews are at the scene to pump water away from the flooded buildings.
Fire crews have erected sand bags and diverted the floodwater into a nearby river.
A police spokesman said: "Police in West Lothian responded to Mosside Terrace in Bathgate at around 8.20am on Wednesday after a ruptured water main resulted in extensive flooding within the street.
"Several households have been affected and local officers continue to work alongside colleagues from West Lothian Council, the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Scottish Water to evacuate residents and stop the flooding.
"Members of the public are advised to avoid the area during this multi-agency operation.''
Police have closed Leyland Road and Meikle Inch Lane.
A man has been arrested in connection with an alleged attempted murder outside a Glasgow primary school.
Sir David Murray has told a jury he would "categorically'' not have done a deal with Craig Whyte to buy Rangers if he thought the money to clear the club's debts was coming from future season-ticket sales.
Cocaine with a value of more than £200,000 has been seized by the National Crime Agency (NCA) after being discovered on a ferry from Belgium.
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