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Ex-Falkirk kit man arrested following child sexual abuse revelations

Falkirk FC’s former first team kit man has been arrested after admitting to sexual abuse against young boys.

Crime
David Bates with M&S colleagues

M&S stores show pedal power

Marks and Spencers staff from 28 stores in central and the west of Scotland have raised £12,741 for the support and research charity, Parkinson’s UK.

Business
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

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People are being asked to give their views on a consultation on tissue and organ donation. Pic: Rob McDougall.

Consultation on increasing donor numbers

People across Scotland are being asked to give their views on organ and tissue donation, including the introduction of a potential soft opt out system.

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Falkirk High School pupils are ready for their panto - A-Lad-In Falkirk

School’s panto has a local twist to the tale

Falkirk High School pupils will be showcasing their talents both on stage and behind the scenes with their Christmas panto.

Education
Wedding of the Week: Natalia Thomson and James Kay

Wedding of the Week: Natalia Thomson and James Kay

Natalia Thomson (30) is from Grangemouth and works as a travel agent. Her husband James Kay (30) is from Laurieston and is a scanning operator. The couple live in Grangemouth with their son Michael (5) and baby Amalie.

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Zeki Basan, from Speyside, walked and cycled all 134 miles of the John Muir Way.

Young Scottish film maker captures vision of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

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Grangemouth High pupils Emma Swan, Leia Godfrey and Sophie Crawley.

Grangemouth High pupils get science at the museum

Pupils from Grangemouth High School got hands-on experience in the world of science and engineering during a trip to the National Museum of Scotland.

Education
Edinburgh Airport wants to expand and offer more flights to international destinations

Let’s hear it for new noise officer

Edinburgh Airport this week appointed a full-time noise adviser and outlined plans for the creation of an independent noise management board to work with communities.

Transport
Alan received his hononary doctorate from the University of Stirling

Playwright Alan is honoured

Playwright and performer Alan Bissett has been honoured by the University of Stirling in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Scottish literary culture.

Education
Warning siren will sound in Grangemouth

Warning siren will sound in Grangemouth

Grangemouth’s community warning system will be tested at 2.30pm today.

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A Facebook user calling himself Ryan Neil boasts about committing car crimes

Facebooker baits police and brags about car crimes

Police can do nothing about a sick and twisted Facebook user who has been posting boasts about his supposed involvement in car crimes.

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Jess Glynne's only Scottish performance will be in Falkirk next year

Jess Glynne announces Falkirk Stadium date

Chart star Jess Glynne’s only Scottish show will be right here in Falkirk next year after announcing a date at the Stadium.

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The fake goods get the road roller treatment

Trading standards crush £40,000 of fake goods

Thousands of pounds worth of fake goods have been seized from a property in the Falkirk area and then destroyed by a road roller.

Crime
Attacked brother twice in same day

Attacked brother twice in same day

A family feud day saw Colin Graham assault his brother twice in the same day.

Crime
Pet of the week - Mylo

Pet of the Week: Mylo the kitten

Mylo is a four-month-old Ragdoll kitten who lives with Johnston Press and Falkirk Herald reporter Deborah Punshon and her daughter Ailsa.

Family
Heather McCabe, right, with mum Christine, are raising awareness of the deadly condition sepsis which nearly killed her sister. Picture: Michael Gillen

Near death experience inspires sister

A near death experience has inspired a health professional to raise awareness of blood poisoning symptoms that could prove fatal.

Health
NHS 24 is reminding people who take regular medication to make sure repeat prescriptions are at the top of their Christmas list.

NHS 24 issues prescriptions reminder for Christmas

NHS 24 is reminding people who take regular medication, to make sure repeat prescriptions are top of their Christmas list, this year.

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The winning image.

#SeeingScotland competition winner revealed

A photograph of a boy and his dog taken on the Solway Coast has been chosen by people across Scotland as their favourite image in the Parliament’s #SeeingScotland photography competition.

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