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Afternoon tea a big success for caring Niamh

A youngster with a big heart showed her care for others by organising a posh afternoon tea and cake sale for a cherished charity.

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IN PICTURES: Falkirk Race for Life 2017

Hundreds of fundraisers descended on Callendar Park at the weekend turning it pink in the process.

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NHS Forth Valley dietician Morag MacKellar has been awarded an OBE for her years of service to health

Morag gets OBE for her 40 years service to public health

One woman’s unwavering commitment to improving people’s health over four decades has earned her an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

Calls to charity show emotional abuse soaring

A major children’s charity has seen a huge rise in emotional abuse being reported over the past seven years – soaring by 427 per cent.

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Adults under 25 “twice as likely” to suffer from hay fever as over 55s

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Schools are safe, say council

Schools are safe, say council

Education chiefs have said that Falkirk Council’s schools are safe after it was revealed more than two-thirds contain asbestos.

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Catering staff serve up an Eat Safe Award at Grange Primary School

Catering staff serve up an Eat Safe Award at Grange Primary School

Staff and pupils at Grange Primary in Bo’ness were celebrating after their school kitchen was given an Eat Safe Award.

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Free blood pressure checks on offer

Free blood pressure checks on offer

Free blood pressure checks are to be offered to people in Falkirk and surrounding areas at a health event in the Council Chambers, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk tomorrow (Tuesday) at 7pm.

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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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Alan Biggar in his Morgan at Kinneil Estate

Alan’s back in the driving seat to help Teenage Cancer Trust

Bo’ness Hill Climb member Alan Biggar recently drove his vintage Morgan to remote areas of Scotland to help raise cash for the charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

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Staff at the British Heart Foundation Scotland's Falkirk branch are enouraging customers to take part in the run

Run gets to the heart of the matter

British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland is looking for people to pound the pavements for this year’s Falkirk Fun Run.

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Neil McHugh with son Steven at Dundas Resource Centre in Grangemouth. Picture: Michael Gillen

‘Don’t close disability services’

Parents with children and young adults with a disability are pleading with the council not to close day care services in their communities.

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Volunteer ‘patients’ needed

Volunteer ‘patients’ needed

Junior doctors were surprised to find a real ‘live’ patient in the midst of the high-tech mannikins they normally examine, diagnose and treat.

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Kinnaird Manor staff and residents celebrate Kinnaird making it into the list of top 20 care homes in Scotland

Care home is one of Scotland’s best

Residents of Camelon’s Kinnaird Manor have helped it crack the list of top 20 care homes in Scotland.

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Dentists are urging us to protect our teeth against gum disease.

Gum disease: why are many of us ignoring the warning signs?

New research reveals many people may be increasing their risk of developing advanced gum disease by ignoring blood in their spit when they brush.

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The winners patients voted for last year

Nominations open for health awards

NHS Forth Valley is looking for award nominations for their staff who have provided exceptional care.

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‘Big Dug’ adding some bite to hospice funds

‘Big Dug’ adding some bite to hospice funds

A giant dog settee people are taking selfies on is helping to raise cash for Strathcarron Hospice.

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Dorothy McClements receives national diamond award for years of selfless dedication to charity Christian Aid

Honour for Dorothy after dedicating life to charity

A retired nurse who has dedicated her life to helping others has been rewarded for her charitable work.

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Maggie's Centre Forth Valley relies on many volunteers

A big thank you from Maggie’s

For Volunteer’s Week (1-7 June 2017) Maggie’s Forth Valley is saying a huge thank you to all the people who give their precious time to Maggie’s every week of the year.

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New research by the Oral Health Foundation has found a troubling number of Scottish residents are having to face a 40-mile round-trip to visit a dentist.

Concerns raised about access to dental treatment

A leading charity has expressed concerns over access to oral healthcare in Scotland, as new research reveals an estimated 216,000 of the country’s residents are facing a 40-mile round-trip to be seen by a dentist.

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