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Word war: Billy versus Bob

Two of Falkirk Council’s independent councillors are locking horns just a matter of weeks before the local elections.

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Sweet treats for clean up volunteers

Sweet treats for clean up volunteers

Environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful and leading UK bakery retailer Greggs have teamed up to encourage locals to take part in the Clean Up Scotland 2017 Spring Clean.

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Boy racers have been littering in the Helix car park

Boy racers could force Kelpies car park closure

Thoughtless boy racers who have been cruising to the Helix and dumping their rubbish could force the car park to be closed to visitors at night.

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Young otters and their parents during feeding time at the Five Sisters Zoo West Calder.

Hope springs eternal for zoo with new additions

There was a hint perhaps that spring was just around the corner after the emergence of baby otters and meerkats at a zoo today.

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The police are warning people to be careful in the snow.

Drivers reminded to take care in the snow

The police are warning people to take extra care on the roads today after snow fall overnight.

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The haul of rubbish pulled out of the Mains Burn by anglers

Burn is being used as a dump say angry anglers

A set of caravan steps, a car bumper and five children’s scooters were just a few pieces of litter pulled out the Mains Burn on Saturday morning, alongside numerous bottles and cans, during Linlithgow Angling Club’s annual spring clean of the town’s waterways.

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Cash will help get people on    board to clean up our canal

Cash will help get people on board to clean up our canal

An ambitious project to change people’s attitudes to dumping litter in the canal will get up and running soon – thanks to a generous grant.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

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Boness community council convener Madelene Hunt lets Ineos representatives have it with both barrels during Mondays predetermination meeting

Objections against firm’s road closure plans dominate public meeting

It is fair to say Falkirk Council’s elected members got the strong impression residents of Bo’ness and Grangemouth want Bo’ness Road to remain open.

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Slip closures and layout changes on M8 as phased opening of new roads starts

Slip closures and layout changes on M8 as phased opening of new roads starts

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Arnotdale House will be returned to community use thanks to a �1.12 million windfall which will fund further upgrading work

Arnotdale set to bloom again

A Falkirk landmark is to be returned to community use thanks to a £1.12 million windfall.

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Kelpies get a ‘health’ check

Kelpies get a ‘health’ check

When your ‘pet’ is in need of a health check who do you call?

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Steeple project nears completion

Contractors are closing in on a deadline to complete restoration work on Falkirk’s most famous landmark before the end of March.

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Fly-tipping costing our communities dearly

Fly-tipping costing our communities dearly

Fly-tipping is a scurge of society which blights our communities, ruining the good work that goes into making them better and safer places for people to live.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Cash for Arnotdale House

An Falkirk landmark will be turned into a community hubs thanks to a £1.1 million grant.

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In pictures: Humpback whale does a backflip in River Forth

This is the moment a humpback whale performs a spectacular back flip – in the Firth of Forth.

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Couple win right to sue whisky giant

A couple who claim a whisky distillery has caused black fungus to cover their property has now won the right to sue the firm.

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Snow misery on the roads and schools closed

Snow misery on the roads and schools closed

Motorists and school pupils have been worst hit by the arrival of Storm Doris.

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Climate change cash boost for communities

Climate change cash boost for communities

Two Falkirk projects are benefiting from a £10 million Scottish Government boost for communities to tackle climate change.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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