Shale ship won’t dock until tomorrow

The Ineos ship bringing in the UK’s first shale gas produced from fracking won’t dock until tomorrow due to adverse weather conditions.

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Ineos Insight passes beneath the Forth Bridge PICTURE: MICHAEL GILLEN

US shale shipment arrives to angry protests

Fracking protestors began gathering outside Ineos headquarters in Grangemouth as the firm’s first shipment of US shale travelled under the Forth Bridge.

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Shopkeepers and shoppers complain about the asbestos removal work being carried out at Falkirk Steeple on a Saturday

Questions asked as Steeple work goes ahead on busy trading day

Shoppers and traders were shocked work to remove asbestos from Falkirk Steeple was carried out on the town’s busiest shopping day.

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The Asda depot in Grangemouth

Depot celebrates long-serving staff

Staff at Asda’s Grangemouth Depot were congratulated on over 25 years of service with the company this month.

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VOWS wedding awards nominee Pauline Spiers of Catwalk

Falkirk firms ready to wow the VOWS

A quartet of quality Falkirk businesses are all in the running for the Oscars of the wedding industry.

Parking issues at Weir Street

Action pledged to deal with bad parkers

Inconsiderate drivers have been warned they face fines of up to £50 if they are caught breaking parking rules.

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Bo'ness bus station. Picture: Michael Gillen

Bus company refuses to re-route service through Bo’ness

The BCTI group has the support of politicians who agree the service needs improved.

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Phase One of the project in Denny is nearing completion. Picture: Michael Gillen

No apology says council leader

The leader of Falkirk Council says there is no reason for him to apologise over the contents of a letter published in The Falkirk Herald.

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Ineos shale ship Intrepid

Billion pound investment will secure future of Grangemouth site says boss

In five days time a cargo ship the length of two football pitches will dock at the Ineos jetty in Grangemouth to off load nearly one million cubic feet of fracked shale gas.

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Kelpies artist Andy Scott claims the Artisan Grill "defiles" his creation. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk residents’ anger over Kelpies artist’s burger van ban

Falkirk residents have reacted with anger over Kelpies creator Andy Scott’s insistence a burger bar be removed from the vicinity of the attraction.

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The new M&S Foodhall is opening at the Central Retail Park, Falkirk in the former JJB unit
Picture: Michael Gillen

New M&S to open

A new foodstore opens in Falkirk’s Central Retail Park tomorrow.

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More bike spaces at station

More bike spaces at station

Commuters who cycle to Falkirk High train station are benefitting from more bike spaces, Scotrail has said.

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Another car park is to be built to serve Falkirk High station
Picture: Michael Gillen

More rail station parking

Rail passengers have received a boost with news of another car park being built to serve Falkirk High station.

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Ferrari launch new California T model from the Kelpies in Falkirk

VIDEO: Kelpies have real horse power

The reputation of the Kelpies keeps growing and they have hit the fast lane after Ferrari officially launched its new model from the Falkirk attraction.

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Poundstretchers in Falkirk town centre is closing down, like its neighbour charity Age Scotland. Picture: Michael Gillen

Another big store closing in High Street

Another large store is closing in Falkirk’s town centre.

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The number of councillors serving Fakirk Council will be cut from 32 to 30

Boundary change cuts out two councillors

Two councillor roles will be cut from Falkirk Council areas following recommendations from the Scottish Boundary Commission.

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The X86 was one of the services recently cut by First. Picture: Michael Gillen

‘Put people before profits’ on the buses

The Scottish Government has revealed it subsidises bus services that have been cut by private firms by £60 million a year – all taxpayers’ money.

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New Wee Calf doesn’t do things by half!

The businessmen behind a new cafe which opened its doors last week hope it will breathe new life into a local shopping centre.

Residents living under flight paths are being urged to have their say on future changes. Picture: Alan Murray

Flight path consultation coming to an end

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Lorry drivers are using Newhouse Road in Grangemouth as their own personal lay-by - parking up blocking residents in their homes and causing safety concerns

Residents voice safety fears as lorries use street as lay-by

Residents have real safety fears over scores of lorry drivers using their street as their own unofficial truck stop.

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