Overnight closure on busy route

A busy route will be closed overnight next week to improve road markings.

Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Accreditation Officer; destination assistant Lauren Hendry (25), of Falkirk, destination assistant; Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for economy, jobs and fair work; ICT apprentice Neil Pyott (18) of Cumbernauld; and Andrew Thin, chairperson Scottish Canals.

Canals sign up for Living Wage workers’ deal

Giving more people a fairer working environment took another step forward in Falkirk last week.

Representatives from the 17 venues who were successful in this years Best Bar None Awards across Falkirk district. Picture: Michael Gillen

They are the Best Bar None

Going for gold were a host of licensed premises across Falkirk district who took part in the Best Bar None accreditation.

The issue of bringing a railway station to Bonnybridge has been rolling down the track at Falkirk Council for the last decade

Is desire for railway station sliding into ‘snake oil salesman’ territory?

A meeting of Falkirk Council’s executive committee almost went off the rails last week.

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Corbie Inn owners Gail and Giles Fairholm with their gold award
Picture: Michael Gillen

They are Best Bar None in Bo’ness

Notching up a hat-trick of success was the Corbie Inn.

A familiar local sight which could soon be pointing could-be visitors from the North of England towards Falkirk.

‘VisitFalkirk’ bid to build on major tourism success

The soaraway success of Falkirk tourism, which has attracted hundreds of new jobs, is set to spur the launch of a new local tourism body.

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Edgaras working on his brief for McQueen Gin

Photography student gets gin taster

A Forth Valley College HND Photography student put a live brief twist on a section of his course.

Jarvies sales director Ian Hutchison is excited about the companys plans for the coming year

Grangemouth plant firm eyes England expansion

Plant and machinery hire business Jarvie Plant is set to open its first depot in England this year.

Scottish Water will be carrying out pipe work this winter

Pipes work to last months

A major Scottish Water repairs scheme begins in Falkirk from Monday, January 16, spelling traffic problems and disruption to supply.

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Ineos has been issued with an improvement notice from the HSE

Petroineos slapped with safety improvement notice

Petroineos has been given an official ultimatum to improve safety at its site at Ineos Grangemouth.

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Many roads have been badly affected by the wintry weather

Snow expected to continue into weekend

Severe weather are warnings still in force after snow caused road chaos in many parts of the country.

Falkirks main Post Office in Garrison Place

Falkirk Post Office could move in sell-off plan

The main post office which serves Falkirk could be on the move as part of a plan to sell off and franchise 37 branches nationwide.

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The Mill Inn was fined �10,000

Two Falkirk pubs are hammered by Sky TV

Satellite TV giant Sky has won damages of £20,000 from two Falkirk pubs who infringed its copyright by screening programmes illegally.

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The bridge closure has caused traffic chaos

Officials hope to re-open Forth Road Bridge tomorrow morning

Forth Road Bridge chiefs hope to re-open the crossing for tomorrow morning’s rush hour after a juggernaut was blown over in 74mph winds early today.

Delays for motorists mount up

Delays for motorists mount up

Rush hour motorists are being hit be delays this morning

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

The Union Canal at Linlithgow

Draining of Union Canal provides a unique opportunity

Thousands of fish are to be moved as part of the first draining of the Union Canal for decades.

Station footbridge closure

Station footbridge closure

Passengers at Falkirk’s Grahamston Railway Station will have to make do without the footbridge that crosses over the tracks for the next couple of months.

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Ineos shale operations director Tom Pickering

Ineos back ruling on misleading fracking claims

Petrochemical giant Ineos has backed a ruling by an advertising watchdog which states Friends of the Earth made false claims over fracking.

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