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Man remanded for attempted abduction of two girls

A 50-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the attempted abduction of two young girls.

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Baby of the week – Holly Marion Brown

Baby of the week – Holly Marion Brown

Holly Marion Brown was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on December 5, 2016 at 9.52am, weighing 6lbs 4.5oz.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

SEPA looking to set up shop in port town

The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) has taken a step closer to locating an office in Grangemouth as pressure from elected officials mounts.

Business
Lorna Binnie at the Scottish Pensioners Conference

Falkirk WASPI calls on candidates to back pension fight

Members of the Falkirk Women Against State Pension Inequality (WASPI) are calling on local General Election candidates to support their cause and campaign on behalf of women who have lost out on expected pension payments.

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Police were forced to give chase when Foster refused to stop

Car chase after driver refuses to stop for cops

Police were involved in a high-speed chase after rogue driver Lee Foster refused to pull over.

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UK consumers most likely to shop online on Mondays

UK consumers most likely to shop online on Mondays

As Retail Therapy Week begins today (May 22-28) to celebrate the positive impact shopping can have on people, new research reveals that Monday is the most popular day for UK consumers to indulge in some retail relaxation.

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‘Keep the fracking ban’ says UNISON

‘Keep the fracking ban’ says UNISON

UNISON Scotland is calling on the Scottish Government not to lift the current moratorium on fracking.

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Comely quizzers’ Euro win

Comely quizzers’ Euro win

A team of pupils from Falkirk’s Comely Park Primary School has trumped its rivals to win the prestigious Euroquiz 2017.

Education
Elaine Morrison cycled 200 miles across the Outer Hebrides in memory of her late husband George

The force is still strong with Elaine as she completes cycle for George

A former police officer had one last unfinished case to crack for her late husband and went above and beyond the call of duty in his memory.

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Kelpies illumination has a message for the world

Kelpies illumination has a message for the world

Falkirk’s Kelpies were this week transformed into an iridescent beacon of support for families struggling to cope with a terrible disease.

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Megan McWatt receives her award from Ineos CEO John McNally as Jane Hall and Chris Hall look on

Ineos honour for Megan

Petrochemical giant Ineos honoured the memory of an employee and rewarded the hard work and dedication of a promising young apprentice.

Business
Inspector Cheryle Cowan during her Pakistan tour

Making friends over tea cakes!

A Falkirk-based senior police officer has just returned from a month-long tour of duty in Pakistan lending her support to local officers.

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Man, 50, charged with allegedly trying to abduct girls

Man, 50, charged with allegedly trying to abduct girls

Police have arrested and charged a 50-year-old man in connection with the alleged attempted abduction of two girls in Falkirk yesterday.

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Man detained after police swoop on Glenburn Road

Man detained after police swoop on Glenburn Road

Police have detained a man in connection with what’s been described as “a disturbance” in Falkirk’s Glenburn Road.

Crime
War - what is it good for? Well, wargamers of course

War - what is it good for? Well, wargamers of course

Members of Falkirk and District Wargames Club won the battle and the war when it came to putting on a good show at Graeme High School last weekend.

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Tugging at the heartstrings

Tugging at the heartstrings

A man with a rare terminal disease hopes to find a cure through a charity song written by his late wife.

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Plea for school traffic ban

Plea for school traffic ban

Calls have been made to ban traffic from outside of school grounds during peak times in Bo’ness.

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Police find cocaine in car

Police find cocaine in car

A routine police check recovered hundreds of pounds worth of drugs from Calum Lyle’s car.

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Young people involved in the launch were from LGBT Youth Scotland, Boys Brigade Scotland, Scottish Borders Youth Services, Young Scot and Scottish Youth Parliament  they are photographed with Jim Sweeney MBE, CEO YouthLink Scotland. Picture: Alan Rennie

Call for Westminster candidates to end age discrimination

Scotland’s national agency for youth work, YouthLink Scotland have launched their Westminster Manifesto with a call to candidates to stand up for young people and their local youth work services.

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Queen elect Mia Dornan with her retinue and 2016 Queen, Jennifer Cooke
Pic: Michael Gillen

Looking forward to Mariners Day

Star of this year’s Mariners Day will be Queen-elect Mia Dornan.

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