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Work halts on Maggie’s centre 
as builders cease trading

Work on the long-awaited Maggie’s cancer centre has been put on hold after the company building it went into administration.

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Falkirks Deputy Provost, Councillor John Patrick takes part in a two minute hearing test atAmplifon with audiologist Lynsey McDonald

Hearing all about it from Amplifon

Falkirk’s deputy provost John Patrick has no worries about missing anything said in the council chambers after his hearing was given a clean bill of health.

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Laughter yoga employs games and songs to help get people laughing like they did when they were children

Laughter is the best medicine

The sayings are as old as they are well known – “laugh and the world laughs with you” and “laughter is the best medicine”.

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Amanda, third from right, with her team which walked from Stirling Castle to the Falkirk Wheel

Abuse survivor walks the walk for charity that helps her

A brave survivor of childhood abuse has stepped forward to thank the organisation which helped her through the tough times.

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Mums Jaqueline Miller, left, and Angela Smith say the report does not bring them closure. Picture: Scott Louden

Mixed messages caused parents’ anguish says national report

“Confusing and inaccurate messages” from the NHS and funeral directors have been blamed for the “avoidable” heartache of parents whose babies’ ashes were kept for years without them knowing.

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Plea for residents to use MI Unit

Plea for residents to use MI Unit

Residents have been encouraged to use the minor injuries unit at Stirling Community Hospital.

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Mini boxing champ Lee Welsh  who has recovered from non Hodgkin Lymphoma
Picture: Michael Gillen

Lee is back fighting fit

Brave mini boxing champ Lee Welsh has battled back from a health diagnosis that would have floored grown fighters.

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Palacerigg has opened after month long shutdown

Palacerigg has opened after month long shutdown

Palacerigg Country Park has partially re-opened after four weeks of closure following an infestation of rats.

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Record level of dentist registration

Record level of dentist registration

The number of people registered with an NHS dentist is at record levels, with more than nine in 10 people now registered.

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Michelle and Bryon with baby Leon who was born after Michelle only discovered she was pregnant four weeks before the birth. Picture: Michael Gillen

Mum has baby four weeks after discovering she was pregnant

Little Leon Waters was determined to make his arrival into the world in style – and managed almost without his mum knowing.

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Sandie Wilson uses the Gyrotonic Expansion equipment

Sandie’s ‘Andy’ way to flexible fitness

A dancer has returned home to the Falkirk area after a number of years in London to teach an exercise system used by tennis ace Andy Murray.

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CEA director Chris Murphy is delighted the charity has become a Leading Lights Service. Picture: Michael Gillen

Domestic abuse charity is a true leading light

The district’s former Women’s Aid charity has been accredited as a prestigious Leading Lights Service for victims of domestic abuse.

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WATCH: Ambulance staff do Running Man challenge

WATCH: Ambulance staff do Running Man challenge

Members from the Scottish Ambulance Service East Control Centre take up the Running Man challenge that has been sweeping the globe.

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Changes to cervical screening

Changes to cervical screening

Women are being urged to take up their invitation for cervical screening as changes to the programme come into force.

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Palacerigg shut on health grounds after rats infest the premises

Palacerigg shut on health grounds after rats infest the premises

An infestation of rats has closed visitor facilities at Palacerigg Country Park as pest control officers move in to tackle the outbreak.

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Girl’s death inspires dad to do Edinburgh Marathon

Girl’s death inspires dad to do Edinburgh Marathon

Dad Robert Purdie watched helplessly as his toddler son Zak lay in intensive care. For three long days he willed his little boy to get better.

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FDAMH's headquarters in Falkirk

FDAMH artists have designs on prizes at the Howgate Centre

The artistic talents of Falkirk and District Association for Mental Health (FDAMH) members has been recognised at the Howgate Centre.

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Fiona and Mervyn with sons Benjamin and Nathaniel. Picture: Michael Gillen

Getting on with living with MS

Living with a chronic illness is tough enough, but the effects it has on other family members can also take their toll.

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Man airlifted to hospital after leg is crushed

Man airlifted to hospital after leg is crushed

A worker was badly injured in an accident at a scrapyard.

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