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Sandy’s Garden ... Shetland Monkeyflower

Universities are sometimes regarded as academic institutions.

Lifestyle
Nostalgia (1981): Firefighter honoured with award

Nostalgia (1981): Firefighter honoured with award

An honour has been gained for Central Regional Fire Brigade thanks to young Ian Wyse of Bainsford.

Nostalgia

IN PICTURES: Westquarter fun day

The Westquarter community once again showed its spirit at the area’s annual fun day where more than 500 people joined in.

Lifestyle
The kids are back at school.

Five things about sending the kids back to school

It’s that time of year again.

News
There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

There will be a solar eclipse on Monday: what are your chances of seeing it?

This coming Monday, a solar eclipse is expected, with some parts of the world seeing a TOTAL eclipse as the moon passes in between the Earth and the sun.

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Putting off car maintenance when it is required could invalidate your car insurance.

10 ways you could be invalidating your car insurance

According to new research by price comparison site uSwitch.com, two thirds (63%) of drivers make simple errors which can leave them out of pocket should they need to make a claim.

Lifestyle

IN PICTURES: Helix picnic draws the crowds

There was lots of fun for all the family when the Big Picnic took place at the Helix on Sunday.

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Bill Anderson, lawyer from Russell and Aitken

Bill’s labour of love will benefit town’s historians

Local history enthusiasts in Falkirk were among the many groups and individuals saddened by the recent death of William F T Anderson, formerly senior partner in Russel and Aitken, known to one and all as Bill.

Nostalgia
Lost poem from front reveals incredible story

Lost poem from front reveals incredible story

A chance discovery in the archives of the Royal British Legion in Grangemouth – and a fair bit of detective work since –has revealed the incredible story of a local hero of the First World War.

News
Sugarcraft expert Paul Bradford with the incredible Bookbug

Oh, sugar! Look at Bookbug ...

A chocolate cake made in Brightons needed three people to carry it when it was the centre of attraction during a national store’s birthday celebrations.

News
Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

Plane drunk: Ryanair wants two-drink limit for passengers

That cheeky 5am pre-flight pint could soon be a thing of the past - if Ryanair gets its way.

Lifestyle
Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

Last chance for engaged couples to enter new BBC wedding game show

If you’re engaged make your big day even bigger by entering the BBC’s new wedding game show and you and your fiance could win a luxury honeymoon.

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Artist makes surprise appearance at Shieldhill PS

Artist makes surprise appearance at Shieldhill PS

Pupils at Shieldhill Primary had a surprise visitor at the end of term.

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Sandy Simpson

Sandy’s Garden ... Shasta Daisy

In my world, Burbank is still the home of the Lockheed Aviation Company.

Outdoors

IN PICTURES: Party at the Palace (Sunday)

More action from this year’s Party at the Palace.

Lifestyle

IN PICTURES: Party at the Palace (Saturday)

Some images from Saturday’s action at Party at the Palace

Lifestyle
Close up of motorbike at Motorcycle Live show 2015. Copyright big-ashb on Flickr.com

Do you know a biking hero?

Do you know a biker who supports their local community, is involved with charity work or always goes the extra mile?

News
Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

Meteor shower set to light up the sky this weekend

You won’t need a telescope to stargaze this weekend because the Perseid meteor shower is set to light up the night sky on Saturday.

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Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids - plus two days looking for them

Mums spend £1,589 replacing items lost by their kids before the age of ten - and nearly two days in total looking for them, according to a study.

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