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In pictures: Humpback whale does a backflip in River Forth

This is the moment a humpback whale performs a spectacular back flip – in the Firth of Forth.

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Working with Personal Trainer Born Barikor, pet charity Blue Cross has created a new fitness boot camp called Work Out Like A Dog which sees humans doing exercises you would normally see dogs doing. Pic: Blue Cross.

Fitness boot camp launches where humans exercise like dogs

Chasing a ball and bringing it back again may sound like fun for dogs, but for participants of new fitness bootcamp Work Out Like A Dog, it’s strictly humans doing the retrieving.

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Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real

Parents have been urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real in case the “lie” damages relations with their children.

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World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

World’s deadliest spiders which can cause four-hour erection before death found in ASDA bananas

Dozens of the world’s deadliest spider were found crawling out of a bunch of ASDA bananas, it has been claimed.

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Carry On Centurion - Provost Pat Reid sees off Baillie Joan Paterson, Baillie Billy Buchanan and Councillor John McLuckie and their model Roman citizen

Carry on Centurion – we’re not ‘Latin’ the side down

Falkirk Council’s elected representatives promised ‘toga’ to great lengths for Big Roman Week and really put their backs into promoting it.

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Its hard to believe these menacing Stormtroopers marching along the sand are just toys on a Scottish beach

Size matters not for toy snapper Stu

The giant image of a squad of stormtroopers getting ready for battle catches the eye of Star Wars fans as they wander around San Diego’s Comic Con.

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Charlie Trimble goes Pokemon hunting in Grangemouth

Walking on and on after Pokemon

My son was standing in Grangemouth’s Zetland Park only a few feet away from a massive rat.

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Lisa Fairley endures a wet start to Wednesday after a beautiful Tuesday

‘Wet’ a difference a day makes!

Dark clouds brought torrents of rain to the area less than 24 hours after Falkirk residents basked in the sunshine during the hottest day of the year.

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Laughter yoga employs games and songs to help get people laughing like they did when they were children

Laughter is the best medicine

The sayings are as old as they are well known – “laugh and the world laughs with you” and “laughter is the best medicine”.

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Heston with legendary funnyman Billy Connolly

Pawparazzi prints on the red carpet

They say a dog will always follow its nose, but one Falkirk fido is using his to sniff out the stars.

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VIDEO: Naked man walks down Bainsford Main Street

VIDEO: Naked man walks down Bainsford Main Street

A video has emerged on social media of a man walking naked down one of Falkirk’s busiest roads.

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A UFO sighting was reported over Airth

UFO sighting in skies above Falkirk

A motorist reported seeing a UFO today that was “big, black and cigar-shaped” and disappeared from sight at great speed.

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The Fraser family on the infamous 8th hole The Coffin at West Lothian Golf Club. Picture: Michael Gillen

‘Putting’ his name on hole

There cannot be many golf courses with holes nicknamed The Coffin which are sponsored by a funeral director.

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VIDEO: Scientists unravel the mystery of why socks go missing

Scientists have unravelled the mystery of why socks go missing - and developed a formula to predict the chances of socks straying.

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Zombies are wanted to help Strathcarron host a spooky Halloween fright fest on October 31

Zombies wanted for Falkirk fright fest

Do you have a face that scares small children? Or that makes delicate types run for cover?

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Westy Molly suspected stolen to order in Bo'ness

Was Westie stolen to order?

A Bo’ness Minister thinks his beloved West Highland Terrier Molly has been stolen from his doorstep.

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Dylan Moran

It’s back ... with even more laughs

Since it was launched in 2010, Funny in Falkirk has gone from strength to strength and is now an established part of the Scottish performing arts calendar.

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