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Pop into Emporium for new experience

A High Street store is one of only nine in Scotland to offer a unique shopping experience.

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Friendly faces Rachael Seggie and Marianne Keenan will be happy to show you around the Baby Steps range

Baby Steps for new social enterprise

A new store is opening up in Falkirk town centre to lend a helping hand in more ways than one in time for Christmas.

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Council’s savings progress criticised

Council’s savings progress criticised

Falkirk Council’s progress with tackling the financial challenges it faces has been criticised.

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The new Ineos HQ

Ineos HQ up for national award

The brand new multi-million pound Ineos headquarters in Grangemouth has been shortlisted in this year’s Scottish Property Awards.

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Motorists warned to expect delays

Motorists warned to expect delays

Motorists are being warned to expect delays after an accident at Denny Cross badly damaged traffic lights.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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The McCowans site has been cleared and ready for redevelopment

Stenny store bid moves forward

Plans to give the former McCowans Toffee factory site in Stenhousemuir a new future have taken a major step forward.

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Tracey Boyle FVC Business Development Partner, MA Kieran Tomlinson from Laurieston, Linda Duckworth Asset Manager EDF Energy Renewables, MA Andrew Armstrong from Brightons and Jennifer Tempany FVCs Head of Business Development

College gets behind windfarm apprenticeships

A partnership between Forth Valley College and EDF ENS UK has led to two men from the Falkirk area securing Modern Apprenticeships.

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Grangemouth Town Clock in yestryear

Timely inclusion of clock could help secure lottery cash for park plan

An ambitious bid to develop a neglected public park may now have an ace up its sleeve thanks to a historic clock currently languishing in storage.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Time to crack down on Christmas crime

Shoplifters, pickpockets and rowdy troublemakers better think twice about entering Falkirk town centre this festive period.

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Council concern over balancing the books

Council concern over balancing the books

Councillors face a crunch meeting next month to try and agree a way to slash spending by millions of pounds in 2017.

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Wheelhouse staff celebrate in style

Wheelhouse staff celebrate in style

Planning a very special birthday party is the owner and staff at one of Falkirk’s favourite restaurants.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Armed police

Police mount Black Friday counter terrorism patrols

Police Scotland is responding to public fears over terrorism and stepping up patrols during this busy Black Friday.

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The Hippodrome

Hippodrome is still a four star flicks

The historic Hippodrome cinema in Bo’ness has retained its pretigious four star rating from Visit Scotland.

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Larbert call centre group goes for gold in European awards

Larbert call centre group goes for gold in European awards

Call centre group, Webhelp, took gold and silver awards at the European Contact Centre & Customer Service Awards (ECCCSA).

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Diageo could be hit by strikes before Christmas

Strikes could be on the way for Diageo

Workers at whisky giants Diageo have voted for strikes over cuts to their pensions and walk outs could be on the cards before Christmas.

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ICI Grangemouth in the past

Hoping for a positive chemical reaction

Friends of Grangemouth ICI, as the organisers are known, are looking to hold the event in April and want former ICI employees to get in touch to take part.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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Kevin Mitchell working in the van in aid of Strathcarron Hospice with Lorrelle Skinner. Picture: Michael Gillen

Funeral director swaps ‘rolls’ for Strathcarron

A funeral director has donated a week of his time to work in a snack van to raise funds for Strathcarron Hospice.

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