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Look, just tell us your fracking stance

Falkirk’s Labour administration was asked to clarify its position on fracking this week after two members spoke out in favour of the process.

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A wind farm grant will help provide future services in Limerigg and Slamannan. Picture: John Devlin

New group has a five-year plan for village

A village’s residents are “thinking big” with a five-year plan to make their small community a better place to live and work in.

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SEPA has to come to port town now

SEPA has to come to port town now

I have called on industrial firms in Grangemouth to “up their game” following the release of data by Scotland’s environmental watchdog SEPA.

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Some people have already made their feelings known before the consultation begins
Picture: Alan Murray

Householders on alert to have say in fracking debate

Six reports now available for everyone to read, digest and comment on should go a long way to deciding if Scotland takes the opportunity to develop a shale gas industry.

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Hares must be controlled to safeguard habitats, the SGA has said.

Warning of habitat damage if culls banned

A full ban on the culling of mountain hares could lead to serious damage to habitats and the species, a national organisation has warned.

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Government pledge on fracking debate

Government pledge on fracking debate

Public consultation on whether Unconventional Oil and Gas (UOG) development should be allowed in Scotland will start in January.

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Farmers across Scotland are being urged to open their gates to the public for next years Open Farm Sunday on June 11. Organisers LEAF are keen to see more farms taking part.

Farmers urged to highlight vital role

Farmers across Scotland are being urged to open their gates and welcome the public to showcase their achievements and the goods and services they deliver.

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The Met Office has issued a yellow be aware warning for Tuesday, November 8 across Scotland

Weather warning ahead of snowfall

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning ahead of snow and low temperatures that will sweep the country tomorrow.

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MSP Angus MacDonald urged Forth Ports to let the Greepeace vessel dock in Grangemouth

Falkirk MSP demands port entry for Greenpeace ship

The plight of “no room at the port” Greenpeace ship Esperanza has been highlighted by East Falkirk MSP Angus MacDonald.

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Daniel and Stephanie have been forced to store baby Kian's nappies in their brown bin

Nappy uplift scheme is a flop says family

Changes to the council’s recycling and waste collection timetable has hit a ‘bum’ note with a young family.

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Financial constraints could hinder ambition for public parks

Financial constraints could hinder ambition for public parks

Protecting open space and promoting its parks and paths is at the heart of the latest policy decision taken by Falkirk Council.

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A number of bins in Langlees were not emptied as the area moved to the new collection schedule last week . Picture: Michael Gillen

Council forced to do an extra bin collection

The first days of the four-weekly refuse cycle caused havoc last week as scores of overflowing bins weren’t picked up.

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Restoration work has started on the Linlithgow Cross well Picture: Michael Gillen

Time capsule being installed in historic well

Work to restore the 19th century well at The Cross in Linlithgow is under way after plans were approved by West Lothian Council.

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The weathervane has been cleaned up and put back on its 'perch' at the top of Falkirk's iconic steeple

Town’s ‘Golden Eye’ back in rightful place

Falkirk’s famous ‘golden eye’ cockerel has resumed its perch at the top of the town’s equally famous Steeple.

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The volunteers were busy planting this week

Polio campaign gets growing across town

The Rotary Club of Falkirk and Falkirk Delivers teamed up this week to plant thousands of bulbs to help eradicate polio.

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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.

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Listen to case for fracking industry

Listen to case for fracking industry

The main benefit of a public inquiry is it allows competing evidence on contentious issues to be tested under cross-examination.

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Forest Enterprise Scotland is encouraging locals to go outdoors during the October holidays and appreciate Scotlands beautiful woodland like Callendar Woods.

Five green spaces to enjoy in the October holidays

Forest Enterprise Scotland is encouraging locals to go outdoors during the October holidays and appreciate Scotland’s beautiful woodland surroundings.

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Environmentalists protested over UCG plans on the Firth of Forth. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Government rejects UCG but fracking still on the table

The Scottish Government is calling for a ban on underground coal gasification saying it poses serious environmental risks.

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The shale ship makes its way up the Firth of Forth on Tuesday. Picture: Michael Gillen

Absent MSPs, protests and winds cannot spoil Ineos’ day

Tuesday was supposed to be the birth of the shale gas industry in Scotland but Ineos had to wait a little longer for its brave new era to begin.

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