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Our top 10 events for the week ahead.

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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.

Sport
Councillor Alan Nimmo took exception to his neighbour's pergola and fencing. Picture: Michael Gillen

Councillor abused power in neighbour spat

A Labour councillor with an axe to grind against his neighbour abused his power to get updates on the householder’s plans for a garden pergola.

News
Nathan Austin has had a difficult time of injuries. Pic by Michael Gillen.

Falkirk striker Nathan Austin is crocked again

Peter Houston says both he and summer signing Nathan Austin are “incredibley frustrated” at the forward’s on-going injury woes.

Falkirk FC
Fraser Aird. Pic by Robert Perry.

Aird is a now a Bairn

Falkirk today announced the signing of Fraser Aird.

Falkirk FC
Sir Tom Hunter is pictured with (from left) Kiltwalkers Stuart Sharp, Kerry Murdoch and Chris Quinn.

Boost for Kiltwalk’s fund-raising drive

Charity fund-raisers now have more reason to enter this year’s Kiltwalk with news that Scottish philanthropist Sir Tom Hunter will boost the amounts raised at all four walks.

Lifestyle
Road works at the corner of Princes Street and Vicar Street. Picture: Michael Gillen

Disruption expected as town centre pipe work gets under way

A major Scottish Water repairs scheme in Falkirk town centre that will disrupt traffic and supply is under way.

News
Stenhousemuir will head to McDiarmid Park on Saturday on the back of a 1-0 win voer Stranraer

Warriors back down in price row

Stenhousemuir and St Johnstone fans WILL enjoy a discounted entry for Saturday’s Scottish Cup fourth round.

Stenhousemuir FC
Scotlands First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon.

First Minister to address National Farmers’ Union AGM

Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to address delegates attending NFU Scotland’s AGM, annual dinner and conference being staged in Glasgow next month.

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The remains of the Antonine Wall will be celebrated as part of the planned events. Picture: Visit Scotland

Events planned to celebrate Scotland’s latest themed year

A spectacular sound and light event at New Lanark, a 19th century festival celebrating the Forth Bridge and a homage to horses in the shadow of the famous Kelpies.

News
Wedding of the Week: Scott Enterkin and Louise Brown

Wedding of the Week: Scott Enterkin and Louise Brown

Scott Enterkin (32) is from Denny and is a product manager for an electrical manufacturer, while Louise Brown (36) is from Larbert and looks after their children Ryan (17), Kian (14), Aimee (10) and Aston (8). They are expecting a fifth baby in July.

Family
Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

Crime
Traffic will be diverted around the Kincardine Bridge on Monday night/Tuesday morning

Overnight closure on busy route

A busy route will be closed overnight next week to improve road markings.

Transport
Stacey Leigh Spalding will be hosting a charity event next month for Breast Cancer Now in Falkirks Business Hub

Helping raise profile of Breast Cancer Now

A make-up artist is hoping two inspirational women will help her raise lots of money for a cancer charity.

News
Abuse course for rowdy

Abuse course for rowdy

A man who caused a scene while holding a knife has been put under supervision for two years and must attend a domestic abuse project.

Crime
Fraser Aird. Pic by John Devlin.

Bairns hope for Aird signing

Peter Houston is hopeful of signing Fraser Aird in time for Saturday’s Scottish Cup match with Morton.

Falkirk FC
Stirling Sheriff Court

Children’s home boss on trial for cruelty

The head of a Carronshore children’s home in the 1970s and early 80s is facing trial charged with a catalogue of cruelty towards youngsters in his care.

Crime
Domestic offender is shown leniency

Domestic offender is shown leniency

A sheriff has warned a man he was lucky not to be jailed after a domestic disturbance.

Crime
The Scotsman reporters' room, 1948.

BBC documentary celebrates 200 years of The Scotsman

As The Scotsman prepares to celebrate its 200th birthday from Wednesday 25th January, its full story is about to be told in a major new television documentary, airing tonight on BBC Two Scotland, at 9pm.

News
BTs new system aims to block millions of nuisance calls every week.

BT “declares war” on nuisance calls

A service that aims to block nuisance telephone calls before they actually reach the recipients is being launched by BT.

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