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Motorists are being warned to look out for deer on the road in the wake of clock change

As the clocks turn back this weekend, Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) is warning motorists that collisions between deer and vehicles peak at this time of year.

Callendar House tea room is undergoing refurbishment

New look room suits old House to a ‘tea’

Falkirk’s historic Callander House is brewing up an idea that will lead to a more refreshing experience for visitors.

The attack happened outside Falkirk's popular Storm nightclub

Ex-soldier in street attack is spared jail

An early morning row outside a nightclub ended with a former soldier being arrested for assault.

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.

Garden firm’s Wheel of fortune

Garden firm’s Wheel of fortune

Paterson Garden Buildings Ltd gets plenty of orders for beach huts of every conceivable kind – and they don’t all end up on beaches.

Morrison pizza maker Joan Moodie (69), from Larbert, with one the 'hotter than hell' pizzas and the fiery Naga chillies. Picture: Michael Gillen

WARNING: Can you handle this much hotness?

A supermarket is creating an eye-wateringly ‘hotter than hell’ pizza for Halloween that will make your tongue go numb and give you an endorphin rush.

Towns light up for Christmas

Towns light up for Christmas

The official countdown to Christmas may not have started but excitement is already building for this year’s big festive lights switch-on events.

Childline provided 84 clown-related counselling sessions on one day alone.

NSPCC’s stark warning to creepy clowns

As Halloween approaches it is feared the troubling craze of creepy clowns will reach its peak – with individuals dressing up in clown costumes to intentionally threaten or harm passers-by, including children.

15,000 people in Scotland suffer from stroke every year.

Ambulance Service highlights need for FAST action

The Scottish Ambulance Service has released a brand new film to coincide with World Stroke Day (October 29) to highlight the need for fast action when it comes to a suspected stroke.

Serial shoplifter locked up
after assaulting officers

Serial shoplifter locked up after assaulting officers

A shoplifter who assaulted two police officers while being held in custody has been jailed.

Chief Constable Phil Gormley. Pic: Steven Scott Taylor/JP

Police Scotland launches four-year approach to working with children and young people

Five new priorities which will define the policing approach to keeping Scotland’s one million young people and children safe have been announced.

Stirling set to stake a claim for Skinflats

Stirling set to stake a claim for Skinflats

Proposals in the UK Parliament Constituencies Review for 2018 are looking to place the village of Skinflats in a new Stirling South constituency.

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Devine appeared at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Footballer scores own goal with Twitter threats

A professional footballer has been penalised by the courts for posting threatening tweets about his ex-girlfriend on Twitter.

Hoaxers call school with threats of violence

Hoaxers call school with threats of violence

A secondary school in the Falkirk district received a hoax call that pupils were going to be attacked this morning.

Scotrail figures show that trains which terminate at Grahmston are on time just 58 per cent of the time

Call for better train services in Falkirk

A demand has been made for action to improve our transport system after details of late trains were published.

Picture: Michael Gillen

Bold £35 million bid to bring new homes to the Falkirk area

The local authority is trying to secure £35 million of funding so it can make 800 affordable homes available to rent over the next five years.

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Health professionals across NHS Scotland are working to reduce the likelihood of outbreaks arising.

HPS announces increase in norovirus cases

Health Protection Scotland (HPS) has today announced that there has been an increase in levels of norovirus across Scotland.

Sick Eric Fleming was sentenced for his shocking crimes this week. Picture: The Central Scotland News Agency

DCI condemns sexual abuse of 91-year-old

One of the district’s top cops has labelled a sick pensioner “despicable” after the pervert was this week jailed for sexually assaulting a 91-year-old great grandmother.

Many adults in Scotland eat less than half the recommended daily amount of fruit and vegetables, despite worrying about how their diet affects their health.

Attitude to fruit and veg ‘risking health’

Most adults in Scotland worry about how their diet will affect their health, but more than three in four (76 per cent) are still failing to eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables every day, a survey by the National Charity Partnership has found.

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Carys Chapman with her son Freddie who she named her new business venture after. Picture: Michael Gillen

Mum’s the word for Carys and Freddie

After becoming frustrated buying baby clothes for her little boy, mum Carys Chapman decided to leave her job and start her own business.

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