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Citizens Advice reveal what you can do to save on your phone contract

After exposing that mobile phone networks are overcharging customers by as much as £38 a month, Citizens Advice are now urging phone users to stay on top off their contract to avoid being ripped off.

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There's a Take Me Out over 50s special being planned.

Take Me Out looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ for over 50s special

Hit ITV dating show Take Me Out is looking for ‘silver foxes’ and ‘golden girls’ to appear in a new over 50s special.

Lifestyle
There will be spooky fun in the woods at Lost in Larbert

Scary fun at Lost in Larbert

From ghostly stories to broomstick making, there’s lots of spooky fun for families to be found this Halloween with Lost in Larbert.

Lifestyle
Riding the storm: Top tips to minimise damage to your home

Riding the storm: Top tips to minimise damage to your home

Storm Ophelia, which hit large parts of the country this week, isn’t likely to be the last storm we will see this winter.

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Abbie’s Mexican adventure

Abbie’s Mexican adventure

Girl Guide Abbie Wojcik travelled thousands of miles to discover more about how the youth organisation works in other countries.

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Cheers! It’s International Gin and Tonic Day

If you’re partial to Mother’s Ruin today will need no explaining.

Lifestyle
Electric line train’s test positive

Electric line train’s test positive

The electrification of the Edinburgh to Glasgow mainline is rolling on as a new train was tested on the electrified route for the first time.

Travel
Giving gives to children in hospital

Volunteers wanted to spread some magic

No-one knows toys like children.

Lifestyle
Hippodrome piano arrives after successful fundraising campaign

Vintage piano is fine match for HippFest

There was a very special delivery to The Hippodrome last week when a new piano arrived to play a starring role in the cinema’s annual festival.

Whats on
WIN: Family pass to Falkirk v St Mirren in Specsavers family zone

WIN: Family pass to Falkirk v St Mirren in Specsavers family zone

We’ve teamed up with Specsavers and Falkirk FC to offer local families the chance to watch Falkirk take on St Mirren from Specsavers’ exclusive family zone.

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Fundraising with a flourish for Macmillan

Fundraising with a flourish for Macmillan

A family firm with a blooming great record for fundraising received a special thank you.

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Retailers slammed for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Retailers slammed for selling ‘sickening’ Hallowe’en costumes

Parents have slammed retailers for selling a sickening ‘Burnt Zombie Child’ Hallowe’en costume for young children in the wake of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

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Falkirk Bohemians will be All Shook Up at town hall

Falkirk Bohemians will be All Shook Up at town hall

Preparing to tread the boards and get All Shook Up are the members of Falkirk Bohemians.

Lifestyle
Celebrating older people in our society

Celebrating older people in our society

The annual Older People’s Day held by CVS Falkirk has been hailed as “the best ever”.

Health
Wedding of the week Shannon Walton and Steven Rodgers were married in Ayia Napa on June 22.

Wedding of the week: Shannon Walton and Steven Rodgers

Shannon Walton (29) is a sales assistant from Larbert, while Steven Rodgers (28) is a floor lifter from Stenhousemuir. The couple stay in Langlees with their daughters Franki (11) and Billi (7).

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1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

1 in 4 UK workers wouldn’t take a sick day unless hospitalised

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK workers – around seven million people – say they would only take time off work if they were hospitalised and had no other choice.

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Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

Lost cats and missing keys top list of ridiculous 999 calls

A worrying list of bizarre 999 calls from timewasters includes reports of a ‘confused’ horse and a complaint about too much sweetcorn on a pizza.

Lifestyle
Scotlands woodlands are ideal places for recharging batteries and increasing exercise levels.

Green spaces good for health

Scotland’s woodlands are the ideal places to help improve health and well-being as autumn continues and winter approaches, according to Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES).

Lifestyle
Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden .. Scorzonera

I have, on occasion, referred to The Scots Gard’ner by John Reid, one of the most successful garden designers of his day.

Outdoors
When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

When do the clocks go back? All you need to know

It might seem that summer’s only just ended, but we’re already in autumn.

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