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New business rates could be “death knell” for pubs

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

Body discovered in Falkirk house

Crime
Lead was stolen from the roof of Laurieston Parish Church. Picture: Michael Gillen

Thieves steal lead from church roof

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Picture: Alan Murray

Dad’s special delivery as baby arrives

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Councillor abused power in neighbour spat

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Disruption expected as town centre pipe work gets under way

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First Minister to address National Farmers’ Union AGM

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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

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Wedding of the Week: Scott Enterkin and Louise Brown

Family
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 1

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

Body discovered in Falkirk house

Crime
Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Crime

Abuse course for rowdy

Crime
Stirling Sheriff Court

Children’s home boss on trial for cruelty

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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New business rates could be “death knell” for pubs

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Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Accreditation Officer; destination assistant Lauren Hendry (25), of Falkirk, destination assistant; Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for economy, jobs and fair work; ICT apprentice Neil Pyott (18) of Cumbernauld; and Andrew Thin, chairperson Scottish Canals.

Canals sign up for Living Wage workers’ deal

Business

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

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Young nature lovers will venture out to Jupiter this winter

Environment
Picture: Alan Murray

Dad’s special delivery as baby arrives

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Scots can beat the blues with simple steps

Health 1
Samaritans are urging people to make Blue Monday, Brew Monday with a cuppa and chat

Put the kettle on and chat, say Samaritans

Health 1
Delayed discharges and readmisisons are causing a headache

Hospital discharge delays come under the spotlight

Health
The Scotsman reporters' room, 1948.

BBC documentary celebrates 200 years of The Scotsman

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Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell.

Projects given a sporting chance

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The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods. The move has been backed by Shona Robison, health secretary.

Review of health and care public holiday services

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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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
Railfuture Scotland is calling for a train station to open in Grangemouth

Talking Point: Kickstarting a rail renaissance

Your Say

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

Take Note: Hopes for a celeb-friendly 2017

Opinion