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Motorist (82) dies after car crashes into wall

An 82-year-old man has died after the car he was driving left the road and smashed into a wall.

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Dr Ken Thomson says he is "justifiably" proud

Forth Valley College gets top marks

Forth Valley College has been confirmed as Scotland’s top performing college for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related courses.

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Wheeliebox founder and owner Jonathan Peck, insets, the interior and exterior of the kiosk

Falkirk firm is onto a wheelie good thing

A bespoke Falkirk business say a successful manufacturing milestone could propel it towards a year of “strong growth”.

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Ineos wants BP pipeline

Ineos wants BP pipeline

Union officials are concerned over a petrochemical giant’s plans to purchase the North Sea’s largest pipeline.

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The Grangemouth branch of RBS will be closing in October

RBS announce closure of three local branches

The Royal Bank of Scotland confirmed this week it would be closing down three branches which have served the local community for years.

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Residents put forward their objections to Falkrik Council at the March 13 public meeting

Delay on Ineos road closure decision

Residents were disappointed to learn the decision on a petrochemical giant’s plans to close a public road will not be taken next week.

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The Grangemouth branch of RBS will be closing in October

RBS announce closure of two local branches

The Royal Bank of Scotland confirmed this week it would be closing down two branches which have served the local community for years.

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Boy racers have been littering in the Helix car park

Boy racers could force Kelpies car park closure

Thoughtless boy racers who have been cruising to the Helix and dumping their rubbish could force the car park to be closed to visitors at night.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Jackknifed lorry closes off road

A busy route is closed off after a lorry overturned.

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Motorists face travel disruption

Motorists face travel disruption

Motorists face some travel disruption as resurfacing work takes place on the M9 between April 3 and 4.

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Representatives of the group of Falkirk businesses and organisations which secured  �18,300 from Visit Scotland's Growth Fund

Boost for local attractions

A group which aims to promote Falkirk’s tourist attractions has been given £18,300 to help them keep the area in the spotlight.

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Young otters and their parents during feeding time at the Five Sisters Zoo West Calder.

Hope springs eternal for zoo with new additions

There was a hint perhaps that spring was just around the corner after the emergence of baby otters and meerkats at a zoo today.

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The Brian Clark Memorial Hall in Camelon

Memorial hall told to forget about drinks licence

A club has been refused a licence it is claimed would have allowed it to run as a pub.

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Boness community council convener Madelene Hunt lets Ineos representatives have it with both barrels during Mondays predetermination meeting

Objections against firm’s road closure plans dominate public meeting

It is fair to say Falkirk Council’s elected members got the strong impression residents of Bo’ness and Grangemouth want Bo’ness Road to remain open.

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Fiona Gillis of Dainty Decadence Cupcakery with her award

Fiona’s award is the icing on the cake

A new business was named the New Enterprise Allowance Business Start Up of the year at an awards ceremony in Glasgow this week.

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Councillor Craig R Martin and MSP Angus MacDonald both support local authorities running bus services

Council could run its own local bus service in future

The Scottish Government has been accused of doing a “U-turn” on bus regulation after the Transport Minister announced proposals that could see councils run their own bus routes.

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Falkirk Healthy High Street group has been working hard to promote shopping in the town. Picture: Michael Gillen

A High Street that is fit for the future

Falkirk’s Healthy High Street team has been doing its bit to keep the town’s shopping district alive and kicking through some dark times.

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Jim Ratcliffe. Picture: Michael Gillen

Ineos to build cars – just not in Grangemouth

Petrochemical giant Ineos is moving forward with its drive to manufacture automobiles.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Council criticised for investing in fossil fuels

Falkirk Council has been slammed for investing millions of pounds in firms which are linked with climate change.

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Foodies say ‘saluti’ as Italian restaurant re-opens

Foodies say ‘saluti’ as Italian restaurant re-opens

An award winning restaurant is due to re-open for business tonight (Thursday).

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