The cost of keeping businesses going

More than 550,000 UK small businesses have been forced to halt trading due to a disruption in the last two years, according to new research.

Hundreds of jobs at risk from more council cuts

Hundreds of jobs at risk from more council cuts

Hundreds of jobs are at risk as Falkirk Council battles to find a way to fill an expected £20 million hole in its finances next year.

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Preparation work for the removal of the rail bridge in Camelon is already causing delays
Picture: Michael Gillen

Road woes for drivers and residents

Motorists are facing weeks of delays while a rail bridge over a busy Camelon road is replaced.

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Temporary staff wanted

Temporary staff wanted

Royal Mail has launched a drive to recruit around 1300 temporary workers across Scotland to help sort the Christmas post as well as the increasing amount of online Christmas shopping.

Building a career is a ‘pizza’ cake

Building a career is a ‘pizza’ cake

A new Modern Apprenticeship programme has all the required ingredients to build a future for over 200 young people.

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Network Rail has revealed plans to replace a bridge at Glasgow Road, Carmuirs, which has caused problems for drivers of high-sided vehicles

Road woes for drivers

Motorists face weeks of delays while Network Rail replace a bridge in Camelon.

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Falkrik McDonalds staff Sarah and Carol are just two examples of the companys approach to multi-generational working

Mac attack on age gap policy at work

Falkirk’s fast food king is helping to make the workplace happier by bridging the generation gap.

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Picture: Gary Hutchison

Drivers may face ban on car park use

Motorists could find themselves banned from car parks and roads near the Falkirk Wheel.

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Travellers warned of cuts
to weekend city rail trips

Travellers warned of cuts to weekend city rail trips

Rail travellers are being warned they’ll have to change their plans for the coming weekends due to service reductions and cancellations.

Webhelp will take on 80 extra people before the end of the year

New jobs created at Larbert call centre

Call centre group Webhelp will hire 80 extra staff at its Larbert base by the end of the year, and more new jobs could follow next year.

VIDEO: Queensferry Crossing breaks world record

VIDEO: Queensferry Crossing breaks world record

The Queensferry Crossing made history this week after being recognised by Guinness World Records.

The first phase of the Denny Town Centre regeneration project has been completed

Row rages over road restriction order

A war of words over who was told what regarding disruption caused by the regeneration of Denny town centre shows no sign of abating.

EDF want wind farm to help community

Wind farm firm helps community

A renewable energy firm celebrated the opening of its new wind farm by starting a fund for the local community.

Staff at the new Dundas pub, Melanie Crawford, 
Jenna Beattie, Demilee Findlay and Michelle Kay

The Dundas era now begins in La Porte

A long-established Grangemouth pub has undergone a £180,000 renovation and is now fit to serve customers in the 21st century.

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Green Machines factory in Bankside

Green Machines blame lack of sales and fire for closure

World famous Green Machines street sweeper manufacturer is to close down its Falkirk factory and move its operation to Macedonia.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Green Machines firm to shut down with loss of over 50 jobs

Falkirk’s world renowned street sweeper manufacturer Green Machines has announced it will be closing down.

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Young savers benefit from £20,000 boost

Young savers benefit from £20,000 boost

Falkirk youngsters’ ability to build a nest egg for the future got a £20,000 cash deposit from the Scottish Government this week.

Macdonald's Simon Jackson

Inchyra Hotel backs local produce

The Macdonald Inchyra Hotel has put its money where its mouth is and shown a commitment to using the finest local ingredients.

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Ineos ship Insight - delivering the first shipment of shale gas - docking at Grangemouth.

Grangemouth complex “set to expand”

The Ineos complex at Grangemouth is reportedly poised to make an announcement about further expansion, following the arrival of shale gas supplies from the USA this week.

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Serco was praised for its work at FVRH

Serco gets the gold for work at FVRH

Serco has been awarded yet another gold medal for its hard work maintaining health and safety standards at Forth Valley Royal Hospital.

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