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The top six events on the arts and a full listings for the next seven days.

Whats on
‘I’ll thump the doctors if they come near me’

‘I’ll thump the doctors if they come near me’

A drunken thug with a long history of violence turned his criminal aggression on his partner for the first time.

Crime
Royal visitors heading to Falkirk

Royal visitors heading to Falkirk

Her Majesty the Queen is to visit Falkirk next week.

News 1
Lack of accountability and investment blamed for NHS cyber attack

Lack of accountability and investment blamed for NHS cyber attack

A lack of accountability and investment in cyber-security measures has been blamed for the recent Wannacry virus that hit NHS IT systems last month, a report released today by The Chartered Institute for IT has found.

News
Stirling Sheriff Court

Former Salvation Army assaulted teens in his care

Six vulnerable teenagers were attacked in a children’s home by a former Salvation Army officer while they were in his care.

Crime
Fans can visit the Bairns after training for selfies and autographs. Picture Michael Gillen

Bairns boss invites fans to Hungary base

Falkirk may not have TWO games in Telki – but any fan travelling to Hungary for next Thursday’s game will see TWO TEAMS.

Falkirk FC
Scots version of Harry Potter to be published

Scots version of Harry Potter to be published

June 2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the first publication of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

News
European success for pipe band

European success for pipe band

There was success for pipe band members from across the district at last weekend’s European championships.

Lifestyle
More trainee nurses and midwives

More trainee nurses and midwives

An estimated 2,600 extra nursing and midwifery training places will be created over the next four years as part of wide-ranging measures to support and strengthen NHS Scotland’s workforce.

News
Passengers left in dark after power outage at Edinburgh Airport

Passengers left in dark after power outage at Edinburgh Airport

Passengers were plunged into darkness this morning after a power cut at Edinburgh Airport.

News
Heron appeared at Dunfermline Sheriff Court on Monday, June 19

Grangemouth policeman charged with sex offences

A police officer has been suspended after being charged with two sex attacks at a wedding earlier this month.

Crime
UK parents dread looking after their kids’ friends over the holidays

UK parents dread looking after their kids’ friends over the holidays

Research has revealed that more than 40% of parents in Scotland admit they actively dislike one or more of their children’s friends and that one in three can’t stand the parents of their kid’s pals either.

News
Rangers fan threatens to ‘waste’ police officer’s face

Rangers fan threatens to ‘waste’ police officer’s face

Drunken David Russell (29) was wearing a Glasgow Rangers top when he shouted sectarian remarks at police and told one he would “waste” his face.

Crime
Wedding of the Week: Yvonne McCreadie and Alan Brown

Wedding of the Week: Yvonne McCreadie and Alan Brown

Yvonne McCreadie (34) is from Grangemouth and is a bar manager while Alan Brown (34) is from Denny and is a warehouse man. The couple live in Grangemouth.

Family
Police Scotland launch campaign to tackle violence

Police Scotland launch campaign to tackle violence

A three-month national campaign to crackdown on Summer violence was launched by Police Scotland today, Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

News
Praise for staff as A&E hits target

Praise for staff as A&E hits target

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has praised the hard work of NHS staff after Forth Valley Royal Hospital exceeded the Scottish Government’s accident and emergency waiting times target.

Health 1
The area around Kinnaird primary is gridlocked with traffic

Too much pressure on access road

Residents of a relatively new – and still growing – housing development in Larbert fear their single access road is failing to cope with traffic demands.

Transport 1
Long serving health service staff

Long serving health service staff

Four members of staff who worked in NHS Forth Valley’s physiotherapy department have retired after notching up 150 years of service.

Health
Parents to spend £468 entertaining their children this summer

Parents to spend £468 entertaining their children this summer

With the summer holidays looming, parents across the UK are expecting to spend £468 on entertaining their children, according to the Post Office Money annual Parents’ Summer Spending report.

News
Worried mums appeal to drivers to slow down

Worried mums appeal to drivers to slow down

Worried mums are pleading with drivers to observe the speed limit and slow down as they pass their homes.

News
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