Cost of ‘school kit’ is too much say campaigners

Anti-poverty campaigners are warning families are ending up in debt to kit out their kids for school.

Unite's Pat Rafferty

Falkirk firm named in minimum wage scandal

A courier firm based in Falkirk is one of the companies on the UK Government’s list of shame which have failed to pay the national minimum wage.

Roberto and staff with some of the menu available from Falkirk's latest chippie

Falkirk ‘Italian Job’ is a hit!

A popular Falkirk cafe has reinvented itself as an Italian-style chip supper, pizza and ice cream eatery.

The Orchard Hotel

Planners to visit Orchard expansion

Members of Falkirk Council’s planning committee will be visiting The Orchard Hotel later this month to view its recent expansion.

Celtic Renewables founder Professor Martin Tangey with the first sample of bio-butanol. Picture: Ashley Coombes

Biofuel firm’s plans for Grangemouth

A company renowned for using residues from the whisky industry to produce biofuel capable of powering cars wants to come to Grangemouth.

Pupils from last year's programme

Pupils urged to apply for career scheme

Pupils looking to kick start their careers while still at school are being encouraged to apply for a Foundation Apprenticeship place at Forth Valley College.

Drilling has found the gas in the countryside near Airth

Ineos boss urges government to speed up fracking decision

Petrochemical giants Ineos has challenged the Scottish Government to reconsider the timetable it has set on making a decision about whether unconventional gas extraction should be allowed.

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The 24 service is one of the routes that is being cut by bus company First. Picture: Michael Gillen

Bus routes to be cut next week

The council is blaming a “broken bus market” after it has been forced to cut some of the routes around the district it subsidises.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Kelpies creator demands burger stall is removed – or else!

Artist Andy Scott has threatened legal action over a “tacky burger van” that sits in the shadow of his beloved Kelpies sculptures.

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Star and Garter Hotel in Linlithgow

Hotel is star attraction for lunch

The fantastic Star and Garter in Linlithgow was the venue for lunch last week and the hotel certainly did not disappoint.

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Webhelp UK is in the running for a top environmental award

Going for gold with green initiatives

Going green and being environmentally aware has helped a Larbert company make the shortlist in top Scottish awards.

Re-Union Canal Boats on the Union Canal

Delving into depths of Union Canal with new initiative

Canal enthusiasts received a boost this week with news of a £60,000 grant to help celebrate the area’s natural and cultural heritage.

Stewart claimed she had earned a PhD at the University of Stirling

Childcare trust manager accused of being a fake

A former service manager at Langlees Aberlour Childcare Trust is facing a disciplinary probe over allegations she falsely claimed to be a doctor.

Wind power is bringing benefits

Wind farm cash blowing in now

A new wind farm is bringing a wind fall for local good causes – and people are now being asked how the money should be spent.

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Falkirk Business Hub

Put the right energy into your firm

Find out how to put more energy into your company at one of a series of special events being organised by Business Falkirk this summer.

Shops invite you to stroll The Avenue

Shops invite you to stroll The Avenue

Falkirk High Street may have just said goodbye to BHS but it can now say hello to the shops in The Avenue.

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Whyte and Mackay move into the vacant Asda depot (left) in Grangemouth

Whisky giant moves into Asda depot

Whisky giant Whyte and Mackay has bought Asda’s vacant Grangemouth distribution depot.

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The Polmont branch is scheduled to close in November. Picture: John Devlin

Village’s only bank to close

A Falkirk village is about to lose its only bank after the company announced it was closing the branch

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Top media executive hails ‘unique’ role of local press

Top media executive hails ‘unique’ role of local press

A top advertising creative has hailed the importance of local media, saying its trusted relationship with the communities it serves and its ability to get tangible results puts it in a unique position.

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M&S will open its Simply Food store in the former JJB Sports unit at the Central Retail Park
Picture: Michael Gillen

Jobs boost with M&S new store opening

High Street giants Marks and Spencer has revealed its new Falkirk store will open in the autumn.

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