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Dance teams have plenty to cheer

Starshine cheer and dance teams had outstanding success at the Scotcheer Nationals Steve Walls Classic in Dundee.

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The £16.1bn Great British childcare crutch

The £16.1bn Great British childcare crutch

Nine million (65%) UK grandparents provide childcare for their grandchildren, propping up pressurised UK families, according to new research from insurer Ageas.

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Parents are being urged to share their childrens dreams as part of the Scottish Governments Read, Write, Count campaign.

Parents urged to share their children’s dreams for the future

Families across Scotland are being encouraged to share their children’s dreams for the future as part of a new campaign.

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Missing Falkirk pensioner George Stevenson, who has not been seen for 10 days

New information released in missing pensioner search

Police have issued new information in their search for a pensioner who has been missing for 10 days.

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Grace Greenan

Grace Greenan

THE DETAILS: Grace Greenan was born in Forth Valley Royal Hospital on December 29, 2016 at 3.50pm, weighing 6lb 8.5oz.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Hannah Spearritt, Jon Campling and Charlotte Farrell (age 9) who uses Rachel House.

Over 6,000 sci-fi fans beamed down to Capital Sci-Fi Con 2017

6,000 sci-fi fans beamed down to Capital Sci-Fi Con in Edinburgh this weekend, which donates all profits to Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS).

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There were massive tailbacks last month due to overturned lorry closing Forth Road Bridge. Pic: Michael Gillen

Lorries defying wind limits may face tougher penalties

Penalties to deter vehicles from flouting high wind restrictions are being investigated by ministers.

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New president David Manion

New angling president hooked

David Manion, Linlithgow resident for 11 years and originally from Yorkshire, has been elected president of Linlithgow Angling Club.

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Mackie's of Scotland 30 flavours of ice cream for the Royal Highland show.

Scots’ ice cream tastes shift upmarket

Scottish consumers are buying more upmarket ice cream than ever before – and are turning their backs on budget and often non-dairy tubs as a result.

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Previous SRUC student Tom Cole on his SNH placement.  He is pictured at Loch Leven National Nature Reserve.

Opportunities for SRUC Students

Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) are offering student placement opportunities on some of Scotland’s top National Nature Reserves.

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The Inov8 Dance Group at Carrongrange School

Pupils steal the show at Scottish concert

It was entertainment all the way when Carrongrange School held their special Scottish Evening fundraiser.

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The former day hospital will be turned into flats. Pic Michael Gillen

Former hospital to become flats

Plans to turn a former day hospital into flats has been granted planning permission.

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Cannabis grower is sentenced

Cannabis grower is sentenced

A Bo’ness cannabis grower must do 140 hours of unpaid community service after an appearance at Falkirk Sheriff Court last week.

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Bowling club closes down

Bowling club closes down

One of Scotland’s oldest bowling clubs has had to close its doors permanently after a decisive vote at the club’s AGM.

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Taxi driver Derek Martin is the first to be awarded a licence for an electric car taxi. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk’s first electric cabbie

Taxi firm boss Derek Martin is flying the green flag for cabbies – as he is the first to be awarded a licence for an electric taxi in Falkirk district.

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John Swinney meets the students

Highlighting a rewarding profession

A new teacher recruitment campaign has been launched by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

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Holyrood thumbs up for ‘digital’ Bo’ness minister

Holyrood thumbs up for ‘digital’ Bo’ness minister

The Bo’ness minister appointed as the Church of Scotland’s first Digital Minister has been congratulated in the Scottish Parliament on his new job.

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Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win!

To celebrate World Book Day’s 20th anniversary (March 2) vet charity PDSA has teamed up with award-winning children’s writer Hilary Robinson to launch its annual writing competition.

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Jake could be your perfect pal

Jake could be your perfect pal

Happy Staffie Jake is currently kicking his heels in West Calder Dogs Trust and wants to move in with a new owner.

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