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Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

SEPA looking to set up shop in port town

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has taken a step closer to locating an office in Grangemouth as pressure from elected officials mounts.

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Oh no! He’s ‘fawn’ in the water!

The quick thinking actions of a weary nightshift worker saved a trapped deer fawn from drowning in the canal at the Kelpies this week.

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Planters in the High Street will be cultivated

Falkirk project will grow on you

A pocket allotment project is to be launched in Falkirk town centre next Wednesday, May 24 to showcase what can be grown in even the tiniest of urban gardens.

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Ineos bosses defend record on pollution

Ineos bosses defend record on pollution

Petrochemical giant Ineos has hit back at reports the environmental performance of its Grangemouth refinery is “poor”.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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Pair of kestrels found nesting on Forth Road Bridge May 2017. Picture courtesy of Amey.

Home sweet home! Kestrel pair found nesting on Forth Road Bridge

For most young couples, the inside of a steel girder with 80,000 vehicles a day thundering overhead would not seem like an ideal location to start a family.

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Ineos already ships in fracked energy from the USA but wants to produce its own in Grangemouth. Picture: Michael Gillen

Public meeting on fracking in Larbert

Larbert Community Council is hosting a public meeting tonight to discuss the potential impact of fracking on local communities.

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The rubbish at the bus station

Bus station rubbish big issue for OAP

A pensioner launched a one-man clean-up campaign in an effort to keep his adopted town tidy.

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Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre in  Grangemouth is run by Scottish Wildlife Trust

Jupiter celebrates 25 years on earth

Grangemouth’s Jupiter Urban Wildlife Centre will mark its first quarter of a century with a special event next month.

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Kinnaird pupil’s power earns award

Kinnaird pupil’s power earns award

Kinnaird Primary School in Larbert, has gained the Cycle Friendly School Award in recognition of their efforts to support and encourage cycling to school.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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250 sign up to fight homes on green belt

250 sign up to fight homes on green belt

Residents have raised concern over plans for a large-scale housing development on a green belt site in the town.

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Young people employability scheme at Falkirk Wheel

Provost’s praise for volunteers

Volunteers on Scottish Waterways Trust’s Green Action skills programme met with Falkirk Council’s Provost Pat Reid to celebrate their achievements.

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The grants awarded are worth over �40,000

Windfarm fund makes first awards

Local groups that have benefitted from the Todhill windfarm fund have been explaining what a difference the money has made to their facilities.

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Upper Newmarket Street is the latest target for the THI teams

Facelift project in Falkirk moving ahead

The £5.5 million investment programme to repair and protect Falkirk Town Centre’s oldest buildings is continuing.

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Ineos chief executive officer John McNally shakes hands on the �200 million deal with Peter Miller, vice president of Midstream BP North Sea

Ineos stakes its claim as major player in world of energy supply

The final part of the massive Grangemouth site that was once proudly described as the ‘jewel in the crown of Scotland’s petrochemicals industry’ has changed hands in a £200 million deal.

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Drivers urged to show some consideration when they park

Drivers urged to show some consideration when they park

Rogue drivers who park in disabled bays reserved for blue badge holders have been urged to have a re-think.

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Falkirk MSPs Angus MacDonald and Michael Matheson were keen to  try the bicycle ride

Pedal power project to help older people

Award-winning community volunteers have launched a scheme aimed at getting the district’s senior citizens interested in their work.

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