With stag and hen parties becoming increasingly lavish, one in five Scots (20 per cent) say that theyve recently had to turn down an invitation to one because of the cost.

Scots are turning down costly stag and hen party invites

A broken pink piggy bank with notes and coins spilling out of it.

Money matters and the younger generation

Scotland's Traffic Commisioner Joan Aitken

Minibus operator ‘not trustworthy’ says Traffic Commissioner


Police targeting bogus callers

Airdrie Sheriff Court

Match ban for foul-mouthed football fan

Police have issued a description of a woman they want to trace

Appeal launched after dog bites man

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Graeme High School is one of the nine PFI/NPDO schools. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Council gets assurances schools are safe

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Graeme High School was one of the Falkirk schools to be built using public private money

Council demands assurance 
PFI funded schools are safe

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Larbert High, above, and Grame, Braes, Bo'ness and Carrongrange schools were all built with PFI cash. Picture: John Devlin

Falkirk Council seeking ‘immediate’ assurances on safety of schools

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Blair Paterson, operations manager with Mrs Tilly's (Pic: Michael Gillen)

Sweet success as Larbert firm strikes deal


Garden aid to continue for the next year

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Owner Franke wants to close Carron Phoenix and move manufacturing to Slovakia next year

‘Taskforce needed’ to save 200 jobs at under threat Carron site

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Michael Connarty

Euro reward for ex MP and Labour veteran Connarty


Make your first – and second – vote count for a varied voice

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A woman’s heart ‘exploded’ after taking drug she bought over the counter

The A&E department at Forth Valley Royal can attract trouble makers

Police to be based at Larbert hospital

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Nicola Sturgeon said SNP will continue to support free prescriptions if re-elected

In pictures: First Minister visits Falkirk

Too many Brits are not making use of these...

Over 24m Brits don’t brush their teeth daily

Nearly a third of all Brits will spend the Bank Holiday spring cleaning their homes with one in eight also planning to take rubbish to the tip.

Many people will waste the bank Holiday by spring cleaning

Holidaymakers flooding to the Spanish Costas in preference to Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt and other trouble spots could be in for a nasty surprise if they dont factor in the cost of travel insurance.

People heading to the Costas this summer could be at risk of high medical bills


VIDEO: Scientists unravel the mystery of why socks go missing

Friends of the Earth Falkirks Bean Row Garden has been a real environmentally friendly success story

Laying down roots in the town centre

Your Say
NSPCC is highlighting the issue of children accessing inappropriate content on social media

Chidren are seeing adult content on the net

Your Say
Area Commander Damian Armstrong

Police Call: Don’t let your car be an open target

Dawn Renton

Take Note; If Marvel and DC did festivals...

Kate Livingstone

Kate Livingstone: Truthfully putting on a united front