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Grangemouth gymnast Steve Frew chases TV's Ninja Warrior title

Whats on
Wilma Metcalfe with daughter Jackie Walker, of Hallglen, and granddaughter Emily Rose. Picture: Michael Gillen

Oh baby look at you now!

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Buster and Misty

Pets of the week: Buster and Misty

Family

Delaying hospital discharges ‘better than risking lives’

Health

Helping others in reverse

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Fifty alleged offences uncovered in Grangemouth police blitz

Crime 1

The kids are alright at BTW

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The Big Bar building in Bainsford has been a blot on the landscape since it was ravaged by fire. Picture: Michael Gillen

Eyesore in danger of being demolished

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The issue of bringing a railway station to Bonnybridge has been rolling down the track at Falkirk Council for the last decade

Is desire for railway station sliding into ‘snake oil salesman’ territory?

Transport 2

Road safety campaign for school pupils

Transport
Many roads have been badly affected by the wintry weather

Snow expected to continue into weekend

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The bridge closure has caused traffic chaos

Officials hope to re-open Forth Road Bridge tomorrow morning

Transport

Fifty alleged offences uncovered in Grangemouth police blitz

Crime 1

Police hunt Grangemouth cyclist flasher

Crime 2

Pair admit to spate of shop break-ins

Crime
Police are still in attendance at the Windsor Road address where the body was found. Picture: Michael Gillen

Body discovered in Falkirk house

Crime

Undergraduate application deadline is looming

Education
Sacred Heart pupils hand over their bottle collection

Pupils show a lot of bottle for good cause

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Behind the Wall owner Brian enjoys playtime with the grateful recipients of the new Wallee Wellies

Pub boss Brian wades in to provide pupils with wellies

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Mary Robertson has retired from her job as Slamannan Primary School's crossing guard - both her mum and her grandfather were crossing guards on the same road before her

Lollipops seem to run in proud Mary’s family

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Behind the Wall

The kids are alright at BTW

News
Bo'ness Road runs through the heart of the Ineos Grangemouth site

Ineos go ahead with plans to shut public road

Business 8

Canals sign up for Living Wage workers’ deal

Business
Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Politics 3

Clean air campaigners warn Falkirk danger zones are killing us

Environment 1
Falkirk Council is now reviewing the way it handles its blue bin uplifts over public holidays

Council admit failings but say bin uplift system is not in chaos

News 8

Young nature lovers will venture out to Jupiter this winter

Environment
Wilma Metcalfe with daughter Jackie Walker, of Hallglen, and granddaughter Emily Rose. Picture: Michael Gillen

Oh baby look at you now!

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Delaying hospital discharges ‘better than risking lives’

Health
Cervical screening is at a 10-year low while the number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent.

Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low

Health

Memories on tap in pub

News
Help is at hand for Fifers who are drowning in debt.

Advice and support for Fifers struggling with debt worries

News
The poll is being organised by the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

Votes sought in Scottish nature photography poll

News
Property expert and TV presenter Amanda Lamb.

Scottish home sellers pay out £156 million in the great commisery sleepwalk

News

Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Offbeat

World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Offbeat
Carry On Centurion - Provost Pat Reid sees off Baillie Joan Paterson, Baillie Billy Buchanan and Councillor John McLuckie and their model Roman citizen

Carry on Centurion – we’re not ‘Latin’ the side down

Offbeat 4
Its hard to believe these menacing Stormtroopers marching along the sand are just toys on a Scottish beach

Size matters not for toy snapper Stu

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There are concerns pollution levels in Scotland could rise post Brexit

Brexit could lead to rise in pollution

Your Say
Heavy rainfall can lead to flooding and, just like homeowners, business people have to be as prepared as possible

Businesses need to hold back floods

Your Say
The new project will tackle the causes of food poverty and the reasons for bare cupboards around the country

Project to tackle causes of hunger

Your Say

Talking Point: Stopping smoking can help your skin

Your Say

In My View: Zombie outbreak or just another night out

Opinion

Letter from the editor: Return to cycling has fallen flat

Opinion

Sophie’s Diary: It is our duty to report and be advocates of the truth

Opinion
Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Police Call: A challenging time for all

Opinion 1