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Pay settlement for NHS staff announced

A pay increase has been confirmed for all NHS Scotland staff for the fourth year in a row.

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Mum’s the word for Glenbervie kids

Mum’s the word for Glenbervie kids

If they didn’t know it already the children at Larbert’s Glenbervie Kindergarten Carrongrange are experts on the concept of Mother’s Day now – after a fun-filled get-together with the parents.

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Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games celebrates 20 years of the original production. Pic: Brian Doherty.

Theatre Review: Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games at Edinburgh Playhouse

I had been looking forward to seeing Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games ever since I saw the original show on DVD 20 years ago and I have to say it didn’t disappoint.

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House moving priorities revealed

House moving priorities revealed

Home security is 43rd on the list of things we think about when moving house – with Brits more concerned about whether there are regular buses and the proximity to good friends.

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Police bid to tackle Larbert problems

Police bid to tackle Larbert problems

Spot checks on off-sales and tours of local trouble spots are key objectives of this weekend’s anti-social behaviour patrols staged in Larbert.

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66% of families don’t talk at tea time

66% of families don’t talk at tea time

Conversations around the dinner table are fast becoming a dying trend, with British families choosing to either not eat around the table, feeling too tired to talk or too distracted by their gadgets to pay attention to those around them.

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Motorist (82) dies after car crashes into wall

Motorist (82) dies after car crashes into wall

An 82-year-old man has died after the car he was driving left the road and smashed into a wall.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Refugee integration strategy unveiled

A new strategy on supporting refugees in Scotland’s communities will be published this year, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has confirmed.

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EU student status confirmed

EU student status confirmed

EU nationals choosing to study in Scotland and enrolling in 2018-19 have been guaranteed free tuition for the duration of their entire course, Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced today.

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Smile like a star

Smile like a star

How to get the brilliant white teeth associated with smiling TV and film stars? Abraham McCarthy of EnVisage Dental Health in Larbert provides this answer.

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Warning of increased wildfire risk

Warning of increased wildfire risk

The Scottish Wildfire Forum (SWF) is raising awareness about the increased risk of wildfire across most parts of Scotland over the next few days - as weather forecasters predict very dry conditions.

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Mooney damaged the indicator of her partners car

Ripped off his indicator and mirror in rage

A couple’s drunken row resulted in an indicator stalk and mirror being damaged as the pair struggled together inside a car.

Crime
Supplying cocaine cost him dearly

Supplying cocaine cost him dearly

Grant Caldwell (32) was caught by police dealing cocaine from an address in Maddiston.

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The First Minister made the announcement at Scotland Food and Drinks 10th annual conference in Glasgow.

A new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s food and drinks industry has been launched

A new, ambitious strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by industry body, Scotland Food & Drink.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay

Survey reveals high trust in the Scottish Government

High trust in the Scottish Government and strong support for its influence over the way Scotland is run are two key findings in a survey published today (Friday).

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Trust in government and politics revealed

Trust in government and politics revealed

The Chief Statistician today released a set of Official Statistics drawn from the Scottish Social Attitudes Survey 2016, covering a range of topics including attitudes to government, economy, standard of living and the NHS and political engagement.

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Bo’ness community furious after defibrillator box vandalised

Bo’ness community furious after defibrillator box vandalised

Vandals have targeted a life-saving defibrillator only days after it was installed.

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Cabinet Secretary for Health listens to the questions from our readers. Picture: Greg Macvean

Striking a healthy balance

Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country’s health minister.

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Dr Ken Thomson says he is "justifiably" proud

Forth Valley College gets top marks

Forth Valley College has been confirmed as Scotland’s top performing college for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) related courses.

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Hall trust needs a long lease to access new revenue streams

Hall trust needs a long lease to access new revenue streams

A charitable trust which has admirably run a historic landmark since the 1990s says it is in dire need of restoration – but can’t raise the money to do it.

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