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Injuries after fire in Kicardine chip shop

Three people have been injured following a fire at a Kincardine chippy.

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SFRS appeals for zero deliberate fires this summer

SFRS appeals for zero deliberate fires this summer

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service fought hundreds of needless fires across the country last summer, latest figures reveal.

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Asda business change manager Julie McCaffery receives her Woman of the Year award

Julie shows a real drive to claim prize

An Asda employee’s commitment to her job and willingness to go that extra mile to improve her workplace earned her the title Woman of the Year.

Business
Argylls in Borneo 1965

Last muster at castle for the Argylls

Over 140 veterans of The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders and their families will gather in Stirling this weekend to commemorate the Borneo and Aden campaigns of 50 years ago.

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City lights out at usual time

City lights out at usual time

Falkirk’s top nightspot has been refused permission to open for an extra hour at weekends.

Business
Kevin Strang was sentenced at Falkirk Sheriff Court

Bit his partner

Kevin Strang (23), 16 Croftside Court, Grangemouth, assaulted his partner by biting her on the body at his home on April 8.

Crime
Pupils enjoy artistic success

Pupils enjoy artistic success

Talented youngsters showed off their creative side in the annual schools’ Seabox Society art competition.

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Betty Glen (centre) with some of the hard-working committee and volunteers who make  the Wednesday Club a highlight of many peoples weeks.

Tea and teamwork make Polmont’s Wednesday Club a winner

It’s been another busy but successful few months for Polmont Age Concern – and it’s not over yet for the hard working committee.

Health
The householder was charged for gardening work that wasn't done

Couple’s con leaves elderly woman £100 out of pocket

Bogus gardeners conned an eldery woman by charging her for services that were never provided.

Crime
Graduating pays off: Scottish Government

Graduating pays off: Scottish Government

Higher Education Minister Shirley-Anne Somerville has welcomed the publication of new statistics showing 91% of Scotland’s university graduates are going into positive destinations.

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Drugs recovered after police search

Drugs recovered after police search

Darren O’Brien (41), 46 Melrose Place, Falkirk, was stopped by police and a search revealed he had Class A Diamorphine with a street value of £370 in his possession.

Crime
SWI national chairman Linda Retson.

Party time for the SWI this weekend

Scotland’s biggest birthday party of the year is being thrown this weekend and has all the ingredients for success as Scottish Women’s Institutes marks 100 years of its organisation.

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UK rail passengers suffer 54 million hours in wasted time a year

UK rail passengers suffer 54 million hours in wasted time a year

New research by rail union RMT has found that approximately fifty four million hours, the equivalent to 6154 years, of passengers time are wasted each year due to delays on the rail network caused by train operating company and infrastructure failures.

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Warning Tony Macaroni could pull out of Falkirk restaurant

Warning Tony Macaroni could pull out of Falkirk restaurant

Italian restaurant chain Tony Macaroni is eyeing a ‘pizza’ Falkirk to open its latest outlet – but will have to wait a bit longer for the chance.

Business
Police swoop in on morning drug raid

Police swoop in on morning drug raid

Police officers gave their battering ram team some morning exercise when they executed a drugs warrant just after 9am today.

Crime
One in six ‘rely on credit cards’ for financial survival

One in six ‘rely on credit cards’ for financial survival

Nearly one in six adults rely on their plastic for financial survival as debt worries grow, new research1 from financial services insight specialist Consumer Intelligence shows.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

The changing face of Falkirk’s town centre – and hopes for the future

Hurling brickbats whenever the fortunes of Falkirk town centre are discussed has almost become a hobby for some people, keen to knock whenever a shop closes down and leaves another empty unit.

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Scots overwhelmingly support older people ‘hate crime’ law

Scots overwhelmingly support older people ‘hate crime’ law

People across Scotland are overwhelmingly in favour of tougher legal penalties for criminals who abuse older people, new research by Action on Elder Abuse shows.

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‘I’ll thump the doctors if they come near me’

‘I’ll thump the doctors if they come near me’

A drunken thug with a long history of violence turned his criminal aggression on his partner for the first time.

Crime
Royal visitors heading to Falkirk

Royal visitors heading to Falkirk

Her Majesty the Queen is to visit Falkirk next week.

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