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Stalled housing plans get more time

The firm behind a long-awaited housing development has been given until November to finalise the deal or face refusal of its application.

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You can learn new skills

Help to make your skills blossom

Summer is here so it’s the perfect time for Falkirk businesses to refresh their skills or allow new ones to blossom.

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The ice age returns to Stenhousemuir

A family has taken a shop premises full circle and re-opened it as an ice cream parlour – over half-a-century after it first served cones to children.

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Over the past five years 17 services in the Falkirk district have been cancelled with a further eight reduced in frequency. Picture: Michael Gillen

Council forced to step in to save bus services – again!

Falkirk Council is trying to find the money to save bus services that have been earmarked for withdrawal.

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Council underspent last year’s budget

Council underspent last year’s budget

Falkirk Council underspent its 2015/16 budget by just under one per cent latest figures reveal.

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The Orange Order will be marching through Falkirk on Saturday

Mixed feelings over Orange Order parade through Falkirk

Town centre traders are in two minds over Saturday’s Orange Order march through Falkirk with some fearing it will “kill” business on their busiest day.

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Blair Paterson of Mrs Tilly's
Picture: Michael Gilllen

Sweet dreams as Co-op line up new deal with Mrs Tilly’s

A new deal with the Co-op could bring an extra £250,000 of sales for a Larbert sweet firm.

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Six-week delays during bridge closure

Six-week delays during bridge closure

Closures on the Kincardine Bridge are expected to cause delays for six weeks.

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The award-winning Gambero Rosso team Antonio and Susan Pallucci and Antonio Penese

A grande successo for Gambero Rosso

One of Falkirk’s most popular Italian restaurants is now officially the best in the country after a double success at the Scottish Hospitality Awards.

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Guards on ScotRail are to stage a series of strikes in a dispute over driver-only trains.

Roads will be busier during tomorrow’s train strike

The Scottish Government is urging train travellers to plan their journeys tomorrow when the first of six rail strikes gets under way.

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Train strikes going ahead

Train strikes going ahead

Planned strikes by Scotrail staff affecting train services will start tomorrow.

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The business day will take place at Falkirk Town Hall

Chance to network at business day

This year’s Falkirk Business Day will give firms even more opportunity to network with others in the Forth Valley business community.

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Finewood director Ian Thomson is looking to the future with the new investment

Finewood aims to stay as number one

A successful Falkirk company has opened the door to a new deal with a major bank that will help it remain as Scotland’s number one.

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Community councils have started a campaign to save bus services X86 and the 24 which are under threat and could be stopped from August under proposals by operator First Scotland East. Picture: Michael Gillen

Bus service withdrawal plans are ‘just not acceptable’

The elderly, vulnerable and disabled will be cut off from their communities if a bus company ploughs ahead with plans to withdraw services in parts of the district.

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Creating a 'new look' Denny Town Centre is on schedule

Regeneration project on course

Councillors remain confident the ambitious Denny town centre regeneration project can be delivered - in full.

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Pupils take part in Forth Valley College's STEM conference workshop

Events mark college STEM success story

Youngsters were given first-hand information on the wide range of STEM careers available across Forth Valley at an event last week.

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Catwalk stars of the future?

Catwalk stars of the future?

The would-be models all hoping to become the face of the Howgate Shopping Centre had their first taste of the catwalk at the weekend.

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Rhonda Gunn, property manager at Gair & Gibson

New head for property department

Falkirk legal firm Gair & Gibson LLP has appointed local woman Rhonda Gunn to head up the estate agency side of the business.

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MSPs have voted in favour of an outright ban on fracking

Scottish Parliament votes for outright ban on fracking

The future of fracking in Scotland is unclear as MSPs voted in favour of an outright ban at Holyrood yesterday but all SNP members abstained from taking a decision.

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