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Wedding of the Week: Scott Enterkin and Louise Brown

Scott Enterkin (32) is from Denny and is a product manager for an electrical manufacturer, while Louise Brown (36) is from Larbert and looks after their children Ryan (17), Kian (14), Aimee (10) and Aston (8). They are expecting a fifth baby in July.

Family
Netflix users have been contacted recently by email scammers.

Warning over Netflix scam

Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users’ login and bank account details.

Crime
Traffic will be diverted around the Kincardine Bridge on Monday night/Tuesday morning

Overnight closure on busy route

A busy route will be closed overnight next week to improve road markings.

Transport
Stacey Leigh Spalding will be hosting a charity event next month for Breast Cancer Now in Falkirks Business Hub

Helping raise profile of Breast Cancer Now

A make-up artist is hoping two inspirational women will help her raise lots of money for a cancer charity.

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Abuse course for rowdy

Abuse course for rowdy

A man who caused a scene while holding a knife has been put under supervision for two years and must attend a domestic abuse project.

Crime
Stirling Sheriff Court

Children’s home boss on trial for cruelty

The head of a Carronshore children’s home in the 1970s and early 80s is facing trial charged with a catalogue of cruelty towards youngsters in his care.

Crime
Domestic offender is shown leniency

Domestic offender is shown leniency

A sheriff has warned a man he was lucky not to be jailed after a domestic disturbance.

Crime
The Scotsman reporters' room, 1948.

BBC documentary celebrates 200 years of The Scotsman

As The Scotsman prepares to celebrate its 200th birthday from Wednesday 25th January, its full story is about to be told in a major new television documentary, airing tonight on BBC Two Scotland, at 9pm.

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BTs new system aims to block millions of nuisance calls every week.

BT “declares war” on nuisance calls

A service that aims to block nuisance telephone calls before they actually reach the recipients is being launched by BT.

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Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell.

Projects given a sporting chance

Six projects that will deliver programmes to improve access to physical activities for people across Scotland are sharing £210,000 of funding.

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The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods. The move has been backed by Shona Robison, health secretary.

Review of health and care public holiday services

The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods.

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Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Accreditation Officer; destination assistant Lauren Hendry (25), of Falkirk, destination assistant; Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for economy, jobs and fair work; ICT apprentice Neil Pyott (18) of Cumbernauld; and Andrew Thin, chairperson Scottish Canals.

Canals sign up for Living Wage workers’ deal

Giving more people a fairer working environment took another step forward in Falkirk last week.

Business
A report has been published by the Institute of Physics.

Physics businesses bring in over £15 bn to the Scottish economy

Physics-based industries contribute more than £15 bn annually to the Scottish economy and are responsible for the employment of more than half a million people, according to a new report published today by the Institute of Physics.

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Representatives from the 17 venues who were successful in this years Best Bar None Awards across Falkirk district. Picture: Michael Gillen

They are the Best Bar None

Going for gold were a host of licensed premises across Falkirk district who took part in the Best Bar None accreditation.

Business
Consumers in Scotland are splashing cash on new goals they are likely to give up on before the end of January.

Scots spend £121 a month on broken New Year resolutions

With each New Year comes New Year resolutions, but research reveals consumers in Scotland are splashing cash on new goals they are likely to give up on before the end of January.

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The issue of bringing a railway station to Bonnybridge has been rolling down the track at Falkirk Council for the last decade

Is desire for railway station sliding into ‘snake oil salesman’ territory?

A meeting of Falkirk Council’s executive committee almost went off the rails last week.

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Royal Voluntary Service has revealed over 432,000 people in Scotland aged 55 and over plan to volunteer in 2017.

Older people to boost workforce in 2017

With increased pressure on health and social care expected throughout 2017, thousands of older people in Scotland plan to step in and help ease the burden by gifting their time.

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Baby of the week: Olivia Rhonda Hogarth

Baby of the week: Olivia Rhonda Hogarth

Olivia Rhonda Hogarth was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on August 23, 2016, at 12.52am, weighing 7lb 3.5oz.

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Corbie Inn owners Gail and Giles Fairholm with their gold award
Picture: Michael Gillen

They are Best Bar None in Bo’ness

Notching up a hat-trick of success was the Corbie Inn.

Business
Susan Erskine (left) alongside daughter Margaret at Christmas 2015

Farewell to Susan – one of town’s oldest residents

The family of one of Bo’ness’ oldest residents has paid tribute to their inspirational mother and ‘granny’ who has died.

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