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Campaign calls for people to put their butts away

Drivers who smoke while behind the wheel are being urged to bin their butts rather than throwing the away after stubbing out.

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Sofa so good as the social media campaign to promote this free uplift service reaches one million people

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

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The All Parts Auto Salvage Site already dominates the landscape for many households

Plans from High Bonnybridge scrap yard on hold

A scrap metal firm has applied to have restrictions lifted so it can expand its business.

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Helix is perfect parkland

Helix is perfect parkland

Visitors to The Helix can be assured that it is one of the country’s best run parks.

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Poll calls to protect places like the hill Quinag in the Scottish Highlands. Pic: Kevin Lelland.

Poll calls for Scotland’s wild lands to be protected

As tourists flock to Scotland’s scenic outdoors for the summer holidays, a clear majority would be put off visits by industrial development.

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The yellow-legged tortoiseshell. Picture: SWNS

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

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The Scottish Waterways Canal college gives youngsters vital employment skills along Falkirk's canals. Picture: Michael Gillen

Funding for the Waterways Trust

The Scottish Waterways Trust in Falkirk has received a double funding boost of £10,000 to recognise the important role it plays in the local community.

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Jupiter wildlife events out of this world

Jupiter wildlife events out of this world

Visitor numbers will be on the rise at Grangemouth’s Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre this summer thanks to a packed programme of events.

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Labour MSP Richard Leonard

MSP backs Labour’s fracking ban Bill

Central Scotland MSP Richard Leonard believes fracking is a step closer to being banned completely.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

‘Ongoing saga’ of the Big Bar’s future use

The future of an eyesore building in the heart of a community appears to be no nearer a solution.

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National Clean Air Day has been set up in response to the health concerns raised by pollution levels

Don’t be idling: It’s time to do something about air quality

We’ve all done it. Sat waiting in the car for the kids to come out of school; our partners to leave a shop; friends to finish work ...

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Amazing work has already been completed at Fleshmarket Close

DIY SOS to finish Falkirk project

Bosses at business support group Falkirk Delivers need help to deliver their latest project.

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Maxwell Tower is one of 13 high rise blocks in Falkirk

High rise tenants reassured on fire safety

Falkirk Council’s housing spokesman has reassured tenants living in the town’s high rise flats on safety isues following the devastating blaze at Grenfell Tower in London that so far has claimed 12 lives.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Giving the Thomas Johnston butchers shop a facelift was the first part of the project

More investment in Falkirk’s historic town centre underway

Work is continuing on the latest phase of the ambitious £5.5 million Falkirk Townscape Heritage Initiative.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Young people aim to change attitudes towards littering

Young people are bidding to drive a change in behaviour in the fight against litter.

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How to best to deal with waste is being debated in parliament

Parliament considers ‘cash for trash’ suggestion

How much rubbish is generated in Scotland? And would “cash for trash” incentives help in changing wasteful behaviours?

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Residents raise concern over damaged pavements

Residents raise concern over damaged pavements

Residents have raised concerns over the poor state of pavements throughout Bo’ness.

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Fracking protests have become a common sight throughout the area over the last few years

Calls to ban fracking forever as study ends

The consultation into fracking came to an end this week leading to calls for the controversial practice to be banned for good.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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