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QOS will try to impress

Falkirk assistant James McDonaugh will face his ‘birthday twin’ across the dug-outs on Saturday.

Falkirk FC

BENCHMAN: We’re not quite motoring but making ground

The Benchman reckons Falkirk’s recent performances are the indicators of a good team.

Falkirk FC
Net Christmas prizes at The Shore

Net Christmas prizes at The Shore

You could be on to a Shore thing if you enter our competition this week.

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buckfast bottle

‘I broke my Buckie bottle so give me another for free’

A man with a broken bottle of Buckfast behaved in a threatening manner because a shopkeeper would not give him a replacement for the drink he claimed to have dropped.

Crime

Revealed: Is this the face of Robert the Bruce?

Scots will finally be able to look at what could have been the face of Scotland’s greatest king, after scientists and historians joined forces to create the images.

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Digital depictions of Robert The Bruce -  pre-illness. Credit: Professor Caroline Wilkinson, director of Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University and the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.

Face of Robert The Bruce finally revealed ...

For the first time in almost 700 years, Scots will be able to look into the face of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots 1306 – 1329, who won Scotland’s independence at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

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The interior of the new library in Denny which opened this week. Picture: Michael Gillen

Centrepiece of regeneration opens its doors

The centrepiece of the regeneration of Denny town centre opened this week with more tenants moving in over the next fortnight.

Denny & Dunipace
Architects impression of the new Forth Valley College campus in Falkirk

The future of futher education in Falkirk on course to arrive in 2019

The future of further education in the Falkirk area is now secure after Forth Valley College’s new £83 million campus was given the green light.

Education
Fury point guard Bryan Munnoch

Fury stay top and set-up Christmas crack at St Mirren

Fury Men retained joint top spot of the Championship table with a tough 13 point win on the road.

Falkirk FC
What’s On top 10

What’s On top 10

The What’s On Top 10 for the week ahead.

Whats on
Support your local foodbank with collection for Christmas

Falkirk Foodbank appeal

Christmas is truly the time of year for giving and Falkirk Herald staff are joining thousands of others who will be thinking of others less fortunate this year.

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Stevie Beattie won the first ever Falkirk herald Sports Star of the year award at last year's Sports Council Awards.

Vote for your sports star of the year 2016

The countdown is on to the 2016 Falkirk Sports Council awards.

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Jenna Beattie goes for a free throw. Pic by Scott Louden.

Primetime ladies revel in the Friday Night Lights

Fury controlled this game throughout and had secured the win by the half going in 37-18 ahead.

Falkirk Fury
Jim McCafferty, pictured during his time at Falkirk

Ex-Falkirk kit man arrested following child sexual abuse revelations

Falkirk FC’s former first team kit man has been arrested after admitting to sexual abuse against young boys.

Crime
David Bates with M&S colleagues

M&S stores show pedal power

Marks and Spencers staff from 28 stores in central and the west of Scotland have raised £12,741 for the support and research charity, Parkinson’s UK.

Business
Which Christmas song do you like to listen to at parties?

Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas song of all time?

It’s the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time?

Lifestyle
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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People are being asked to give their views on a consultation on tissue and organ donation. Pic: Rob McDougall.

Consultation on increasing donor numbers

People across Scotland are being asked to give their views on organ and tissue donation, including the introduction of a potential soft opt out system.

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Not one of the Jane Austen fivers ...

Fivers with Jane Austen engraving could be worth £50,000

People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

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