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Port promotes youth development

Forth Ports gave teenagers a hands on experience of marine operations and engineering down at the docks.

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High cost of clamping down on illegal parking

High cost of clamping down on illegal parking

Falkirk Council is spending over half a million pounds so it can fine motorists for illegal parking.

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The City nightclub hoped to be allowed to stay open an extra hour at weekends

Falkirk nightclub refused extra hour

The award-winning City nightclub has been refused permission to open for an extra hour on Friday and Saturday nights.

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Three streets will be closed off in Falkirk town centre over the next six months. Picture: Michael Gillen

Town centre improvement will mean major disruption

Drivers and pedestrians face traffic chaos for six months in the town centre from tomorrow (Thursday) as the latest phase of the Town Heritage Improvement project gets underway.

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The Newmarket pub in Falkirk town centre. Picture: Michael Gillen

Town centre pub relaunch

A well known Falkirk pub is relaunching this week following a £150,000 renovation.

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Train delays due to fault

Train delays due to fault

Disruption on trains are expected until later in the afternoon today following a fault with the signalling system at Polmont.

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The Ineos petrochemicals complex in Grangemouth

Ineos plan to increase capacity at Grangemouth site

Petrochemical giant Ineos intends to increase the ethylene capacity of its cracker facilities at Grangemouth to over one million tonnes per year.

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Housing cash is welcome

Housing cash is welcome

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has welcomed the announcement that the Scottish Government is investing £33 million in affordable housing in Falkirk district.

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An artists impression of how the Gateway could finally look

Gateway plan moves ahead

A property firm has been appointed by the council to attract investment for the ambitious Falkirk Gateway development.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Future tradespeople to protect Falkirk’s past

Tradespeople of the future are being invited to an event next week which will raise awareness of the skills and materials involved in maintaining historic parts of Falkirk town centre.

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Executive assistant Alison Hall

Bus firm’s PA is in line for award

First Scotland East/Midland Bluebird employee Alison Hall, is in the running for the prestigious Scottish PA of the Year award.

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Tim Hortons could be opening a drive through in Stenhousemuir

Who’s heard about Hortons coming to town?

Top Canadian coffee house empire Tim Hortons is reportedly planning to open its second ever UK premises in the Falkirk area.

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The Foundation Apprentices (from left to right) are Chloe, Rebecca, Zoe, Lucy, Gayle and Jemma

Caring apprentices in college’s first

Forth Valley College’s first cohort of Health and Social Care Foundation Apprentices (FA) have graduated after completing their two-year qualification.

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Amazing work has already been completed at Fleshmarket Close

DIY SOS to finish Falkirk project

Bosses at business support group Falkirk Delivers need help to deliver their latest project.

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Jim Ratcliffe

Ineos has to bring ‘rover’ plant to town

Grangemouth is the ideal location to realise Ineos boss Jim Ratcliffe’s dreams to produce a 4x4 vehicle inspired by the Land Rover Defender.

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The M9 near Grangemouth

Road closures to allow M9 upgrade

Bridge joint installations and resurfacing works are to take place on the M9 at various locations from Monday.

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Vicar Street will son welcome new businesses the Bukharah Indian Restaurant and Bilberry cocktail bar. Picture: Michael Gillen

A trio of tasty new businesses bring big food boost to the area

Restaurants and cafes in the Falkirk area can be like buses – you wait for a while and then three come along at once.

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Road closed for clear up operation

Road closed for clear up operation

Motorists are being urged to avoid the area around the Avon Gorge after a vehicle lost its load.

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Number of Modern Apprenticeships increases in Falkirk

Number of Modern Apprenticeships increases in Falkirk

Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson has hailed the growing success of apprenticeships in Scotland.

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The upgraded Kelpie suite at the Incyhra Hotel

Hotel’s £120,000 hi-tech makeover

One of the area’s largest hotel conference venues has just undergone a £120,000 technological upgrade to keep up with changing times.

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