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Clara’s a well read young lady

Falkirk Libraries held their annual award ceremony in the Hope Street library with top children’s author Alan Dapre handing out the prizes.

Education
Angus  Mackenzie celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends in a Boness care home

Celebrations to mark century

A retired police officer put the secret behind his longevity down to a “wee dram” every night.

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The youngsters enjoyed every minute of their adventure

Young carers all at sea on sailing break

Dedicated youngsters who fit in going to school between looking after a parent or sibling were treated to a five day adventure on a sailing ship as a reward.

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More than half of students fear they’ll never pay off debt

More than half of students fear they’ll never pay off debt

More than half of undergraduates fear they will never pay off their student loan, according to a poll that reveals many aim to reduce debt by working while studying.

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Disabled young people feel failed at an early age

Disabled young people feel failed at an early age

Disabled young people may be held back from getting on the career ladder, going on to further education or work-based training – because they fail to get the support or encouragement they need at an early age.

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Cannabis cultivator caught

Cannabis cultivator caught

Police caught Dean Dewar growing cannabis at a house in Hamilton Street, Camelon, on November 18 last year.

Crime
Grangemouth base not ruled out for Ratcliffe Rover project

Grangemouth base not ruled out for Ratcliffe Rover project

Ineos owner Jim Ratcliffe has supposedly not yet ruled out basing the factory to produce his version of the Land Rover Defender in Grangemouth.

Business
The campaign is aiming to encourage people to look for signs of human trafficking in the district

Campaign begins to nail human traffickers

Free manicures were given out to shoppers in Falkirk’s High Street to highlight that human trafficking is happening close to home.

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Thief remanded for reports

Thief remanded for reports

Repeat offender Stewart Letham was placed on a community order for a series of thefts.

Crime
Championing the woodland cause

Championing the woodland cause

A team of Volunteer Community Champions (VCC) have been appointed to support the work of the Forestry Commission across central Scotland.

Environment
Mr John Camilleri-Brennan and members of his team are pictured receiving the William Cullen Prize from NHS Forth Valley Medical Director Andrew Murray (far left) and Dr Dan Beckett, NHS Forth Valley Consultant Acute Physician�and RCPE Fellow (second from left).

Forth Valley team receive top accolade

A specialist team who has helped improve the quality of life for hundreds of Forth Valley women suffering incontinence after childbirth has received a prestigious award.

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Babies of the week: Perrie Jay and Pyper Jay Thomson

Babies of the week: Perrie Jay and Pyper Jay Thomson

Perrie Jay Thornton was born on March 17, 2017 at 3.07pm in Forth Valley Royal Hospital and her twin sister Pyper Jay Thornton was born two minutes later. Both weighed 4lbs 14oz.

Family
Picture: John Devlin

New Clydesdale Bank notes raise funds for hospice care

New £10 polymer bank notes from Clydesdale Bank will go under the virtual hammer to raise funds for hospice care this week.

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Arrests follow late night brawl in Falkirk bar

Arrests follow late night brawl in Falkirk bar

Three men were arrested after police swooped on an alleged fight in Falkirk’s Sportsters Bar and Diner last night.

Crime
Flashback to the recent opening of the Queen Elizabeth II Canal - a special day that must have inspired a few selfies.

Selfies at the Kelpies

A new selfie trail encouraging families to get out and discover the Forth & Clyde Canal has been launched between The Falkirk Wheel and The Kelpies.

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Puppy found wandering on Stenhousemuir bridge

Puppy found wandering on Stenhousemuir bridge

This friendly wee soul is spending some time with officers at Falkirk Police Office, after she was found on the swing bridge in Stenhousemuir last night.

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Search for man missing since Thursday

Search for man missing since Thursday

Police are anxious to trace missing man Brian Barry McGowan (42), who was last seen in Plean’s Gillespie Terrace on Thursday afternoon.

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Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson. Picture: John Devlin

Research into juries to be carried out over the next two years

Research into how juries reach decisions, including their use of the ‘not proven’ verdict, will be carried out over the next two years.

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SSPCA demands five years in jail for worst cases of animal cruelty

SSPCA demands five years in jail for worst cases of animal cruelty

Animals charity the SSPCA wants to tackle “hugely inconsistent” sentences for abusers by increasing the maximum penalty to five years in jail.

Crime
Ten driving rules you might have forgotten

Ten driving rules you might have forgotten

They are the rules of the road every driver forgets. So how many of these laws are you breaking?

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