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Baby of the Week: Rory Stuart Robert Thornton

Rory Stuart Robert Thornton was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on November 24, 2016 at 5am, weighing 6lbs 8oz.

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VIDEO: Massive blaze at Falkirk scrapyard

A fierce fire has ripped through a scrapyard business in Falkirk.

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STENHOUSEMUIR'S MARK GILHANEY HOLDS OFF SIMON FERRY. Pic by Duncan Brown

Stenny give themselves a fighting chance with away win

Stenhousemuir have given themselves a real fighting chance of climbing off the bottom of the table after beating Peterhead on Saturday.

Stenhousemuir FC
Blind instructor David Black and Alan Bell of the Scottish Centre for Personal Safety

Hitting back to stay safe

A blind man who developed his skills in martial arts because of the abuse he regularly receives is about to teach others how to defend themselves.

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Pupils show a little joie de vivre for language

Pupils show a little joie de vivre for language

Pupils from a Bonnybridge primary school showed a little joie de vivre in the French language to earn themselves a coveted award.

Education
A total of �6.3 million Scottish Government funding will support delivery of the Towards 2020: Taking Care to the Patient strategy  focusing on increasing the Services capacity for care at home or in the community.

£6.3m government funding for Scottish Ambulance Service

Extra funding for the Scottish Ambulance Service will help them up-skill paramedics, treat more patients in the community and reduce the numbers requiring hospital admission.

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Appeal after man impersonates police officer

Appeal after man impersonates police officer

An investigation is under way after reports of a man impersonating a police officer.

Crime
Nicola Eccleson

Fraudster fleeced family and friends out of £250,000

A former law firm employee turned wheeler dealer conned friends and family out of nearly a quarter-of-a-million pounds in an Apple gadget fraud.

Crime 1
National Museums Scotland launches photography competition

National Museums Scotland launches photography competition

The ScottishPower Foundation and National Museums Scotland have today announced the launch of a new photography competition for primary and secondary school students across Scotland.

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New bucket list challenge launched

New bucket list challenge launched

Scotland’s six most iconic sites celebrated on World Heritage Day as part of the 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

News
Worrying rise in social sector evictions in Scotland

Worrying rise in social sector evictions in Scotland

The good progress made on social evictions between 2010 to 2014 has gone into reverse according to new analysis which shows there has been a 24% increase in evictions across Scotland’s social rented sector in the last two years.

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Bad boy brother attacked his sister

Bad boy brother attacked his sister

Sibling rivalry spiralled out of control when a violent brother repeatedly punched his teenage sister on the head and body.

Crime
Students from Edinburgh Napier University with their lecturers outside Polmont YOI

A creative look behind closed doors

A creative project between Polmont YOI, Edinburgh Napier University and Fife College is giving an insight into what life is like within Scotland’s national facility for young male offenders.

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Children really do believe that money grows on trees

Children really do believe that money grows on trees

A pint of milk costs £5, an interest rate is how interesting the bank thinks you are, and money comes from heaven – that’s what kids aged 7-12 really think, according to a new study by pensions advice specialist, Portafina.

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Justice Secretary Michael Matheson. Pic: John Devlin.

Tackling abusive behaviour and sexual harm

Four new laws aimed at tackling abusive behaviour and sexual harm come into force today (Monday) including a requirement for judges to direct juries when dealing with trials relating to certain sexual offences.

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Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... Turf Wares

Over the years, I have not infrequently mentioned the grass in front of and behind our home.

Lifestyle
Kincardine Way meats
all the requirements
of a Brewers Fayre

Kincardine Way meats all the requirements of a Brewers Fayre

I was planning to start this review with the observation that you always know what you’ll get at a Brewers Fayre but then I remembered a previous visit to such an establishment.

Lifestyle
Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England?

Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities.

Lifestyle

LISTEN: Dunfermline 1 Falkirk 2 - the managers

Allan Johnston raged at ref Gavin Duncan following Falkirk’s 2-1 win at East End Park.

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Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Once uploaded, it’s on the web forever

I have previously highlighted online crimes and local officers have also been involved in promoting the safe, responsible and positive use of digital technology for all.

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