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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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Supermum Louise and dad Martin with Millie and little Aila. Picture: Michael Gillen

Supermum delivers her own bundle of joy in bathroom

A dental nurse took a crash course in midwifery to deliver her own baby when the little bundle of joy decided it was time to meet the world.

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Linda Mellon, nursery nurse retiring from NHS Forth Valley

Sunny future awaits nursery nurse Linda

A hospital nursery nurse who has looked after over 100,000 sick children in her 23-year career is set for a sunny retirement.

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The Hunter family from Brightons

Family rallies for Kerr’s Cause to help defeat muscle disease

When Alyson Hunter noticed her toddler needed help to climb the ladders of a chute, she thought he was just not going to be a sporty wee boy.

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A woman’s heart ‘exploded’ after taking drug she bought over the counter

A woman’s heart ‘exploded’ after taking drug she bought over the counter

The devastation caused to families who lose someone to illegal drug use is heartbreaking.

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NHS Forth Valley is urging people aged between 50 and 60 who have had a tattoo to get checked for Hep C

Baby boomers urged to take Hep C test

NHS Forth Valley is urging people aged between 50 and 60 who have experimented with drugs or had a tattoo in their youth to get tested for Hepatitis C.

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The A&E department at Forth Valley Royal can attract trouble makers

Police to be based at Larbert hospital

Police have a permanent base at Forth Valley Royal Hospital for the first time.

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Nicola Sturgeon said SNP will continue to support free prescriptions if re-elected

In pictures: First Minister visits Falkirk

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon promised Falkirk voters free prescriptions will remain if the SNP is re-elected on May 5.

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Councillor Allyson Black and Falkirk's IJB chief officer Patricia Cassidy

Delivery of health and social care across Falkirk takes a new direction

Last Friday saw the launch of a bold new approach to delivering health and social care to the people of Falkirk district.

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