Man remanded for attempted abduction of two girls

A 50-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the attempted abduction of two young girls.

Bob McHugh is among those departing Falkirk after today's meeting with Peter Houston. The situation surrounding Friday night's captain Mark Kerr has yet to be announced.

Bairns release seven of squad

Falkirk first team players Luke Leahy, Bob McHugh and Fraser Aird have left the club.

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Baby of the week – Holly Marion Brown

Baby of the week – Holly Marion Brown

Holly Marion Brown was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on December 5, 2016 at 9.52am, weighing 6lbs 4.5oz.

James Craigen opened the scoring at Falkirk, having equalised at Tannadice a few days earlier. Pic by Craig Halkett.

Craigen: This hurts more than Raith did

James Craigen tasted play-off defeat for the second consecutive year in his first term at Falkirk.

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Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... Golden Wattle

Earlier this spring, we had the pleasure of the company of a couple from Australia.

Peter Houston. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Pick your own Falkirk team 2016-17

The season’s over and the post mortem has begun.

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Would you select Baird up front?

Pick your Falkirk team 2016-17: Attack

The strike force chopped and changed this season – so you have plenty of options.

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Would Mark Kerr be in your midfield?

Pick your Falkirk team 2016-17: Midfield

Be it a diamond or four across the middle, it’s been a fairly consistent formation in the middle of the park this season.

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Would Aaron Muirhead be in your back four?

Pick your Falkirk team 2016-17: Defence

Who is in your best back four from the current squad?

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Would you take rookie keeper Lewis McMinn?

Pick your Falkirk team 2016-17: Goalkeeper

Who would you pick in the sticks?

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Picture: Michael Gillen

SEPA looking to set up shop in port town

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has taken a step closer to locating an office in Grangemouth as pressure from elected officials mounts.

Lorna Binnie at the Scottish Pensioners Conference

Falkirk WASPI calls on candidates to back pension fight

Members of the Falkirk Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) are calling on local General Election candidates to support their cause and campaign on behalf of women who have lost out on expected pension payments.

Police were forced to give chase when Foster refused to stop

Car chase after driver refuses to stop for cops

Police were involved in a high-speed chase after rogue driver Lee Foster refused to pull over.

UK consumers most likely to shop online on Mondays

UK consumers most likely to shop online on Mondays

As Retail Therapy Week begins today (May 22-28) to celebrate the positive impact shopping can have on people, new research reveals that Monday is the most popular day for UK consumers to indulge in some retail relaxation.

‘Keep the fracking ban’ says UNISON

‘Keep the fracking ban’ says UNISON

UNISON Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government not to lift the current moratorium on fracking.

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Comely quizzers’ Euro win

Comely quizzers’ Euro win

A team of pupils from Falkirk’s Comely Park Primary School has trumped its rivals to win the prestigious Euroquiz 2017.

Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Drone operators are, in fact, pilots

As summer is almost upon us planning is underway for many Gala Days, parades and processions.

Outdoor badge work

Outdoor badge work

BEAVERS and Scouts braved the rain to help improve their local nature reserve.

Rev. Dr J Mary Henderson

Text of the week

‘Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s’ (Matthew 22: 21)

Elaine Morrison cycled 200 miles across the Outer Hebrides in memory of her late husband George

The force is still strong with Elaine as she completes cycle for George

A former police officer had one last unfinished case to crack for her late husband and went above and beyond the call of duty in his memory.

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