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Top 10 weirdest items found in storage units

A sunday dinner left in an oven, a samurai sword and a secret designer wardrobe have been revealed as some of the most surprising things Brits have left behind in storage facilities across the UK.

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Roger Moore as James Bond. Photo by Moviestore/REX Shutterstock

QUIZ: Can you name the Bond villains?

In tribute to Sir Roger Moore, here’s a James Bond themed quiz.

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Members of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative set to work digitally mapping out Grangemouth's historic town clock

Turning back the clock

Members of the Inner Forth Landscape Initiative (IFLI) took time out to create a digital reconstruction of Grangemouth’s historic town clock.

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Falkirk in the mid 1700s. Picture: Clare Hewitt

Stentmasters – running the burgh of Falkirk

With the votes cast and counted and the future direction of the council still uncertain, it is worth remembering that for all the potential difficulties, democracy is still a prize worth treasuring.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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Former ICI employees gather at the Inchyra to catch up on old times

ICI staff mix together again

Former workers of Grangemouth’s world renowned ICI chemicals firm mixed together again for their 25 year reunion.

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The Ideal Home Show Scotland returns for its 70th year

Ideal Home Show Scotland celebrates 70th birthday

The Ideal Home Show Scotland celebrates its 70th year in Scotland when it returns to Glasgow this weekend.

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Geoff Bailey with the Roman weaponry designed to strike fear into enemies' hearts

New Callendar House exhibition reveals true power of the Roman army

Here in Falkirk district, we’ve all seen it thousands of times. Some of us live close by and even enjoy walks along it.

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Have you got a ‘fugly’ pet? It could be a TV star!

Have you got a ‘fugly’ pet? It could be a TV star!

Do you have a pet that’s, well, not the prettiest?

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Revealed - Britain’s favourite flower

Revealed - Britain’s favourite flower

The humble garden rose has been revealed as Britain’s favourite flower.

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IN PICTURES: Tryst Festival Parade

Wet weather didn’t put a spoiler on this year’s Tryst Festival Parade through the heart of 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.

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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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War - what is it good for? Well, wargamers of course

War - what is it good for? Well, wargamers of course

Members of Falkirk and District Wargames Club won the battle and the war when it came to putting on a good show at Graeme High School last weekend.

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Who will be our Curry House of the Year?

Who will be our Curry House of the Year?

The Falkirk Herald is back on the hunt for the district’s best curry house of 2017 ... and we need your help!

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9 sacred sites of Stone Age Scotland

9 sacred sites of Stone Age Scotland

Scotland has a rich selection of Neolithic sites which give some insight into human existence in what is now Scotland between 4000BC and 2300BC.

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Daniel Sloss has released The Estimated Guide to Scotland  (Pic: Mikael Buck)

Sloss takes on the estimations of Scotland

Scottish comedian Daniel Sloss has launched a new guide based on the worldview of Scotland, its people, traditions and culture to highlight the ridiculousness of estimations.

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Festival of Museums wants    legions of visitors to join in

Festival of Museums wants legions of visitors to join in

Think you know museums? Think again! Forget all the cliches of dusty glass cases and think whisky tasting, silent discos, dancing and cocktails, not to mention meeting Romans, Vikings, Picts or maybe even a few Victorians.

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TV show looking for real-life Romeo and Juliets

TV show looking for real-life Romeo and Juliets

A new TV series is looking to talk to couples whose love goes against their parents or families wishes.

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E-cigarette laws change this week - here’s how vapers will be affected

E-cigarette laws change this week - here’s how vapers will be affected

New tobacco laws affecting vapers who smoke e-cigarettes will come into force this week.

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