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Hitting the wrong notes is problem

The fact that my darling daughter delivered her message ... then sniggered loudly gave me clear indication of her thoughts.

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Plea for fairer pricing system

Plea for fairer pricing system

My days of travelling by rail are largely trips to either end of the inter-city line which Falkirk sits on to spend some leisure time in Glasgow or Edinburgh.

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In My View: School tragedy is a wake-up call

In My View: School tragedy is a wake-up call

When I ask my daughter how school was every day, her non-committal response is usually benign and done with a shrug. It was different last week though – and it was terrifying.

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Most important year at uni but I’m looking forward to it

Most important year at uni but I’m looking forward to it

It’s not often that I admit I’m looking forward to going back to university – this time last year I was dreading going back!

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Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

New officers must win public’s trust

The largest ever intake of officers passed out from basic training at the Scottish Police College last Friday.

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Campfire fun at Barrwood

Camping it up at Barrwood

THERE was fun and games as the sun shone down on the 27th’s family day.

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Stephen McGuire

Text of the week

‘All those the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away.’ (John 6:37)

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In My View: Time to grin and ‘Bear’ Chicago blues once again

In My View: Time to grin and ‘Bear’ Chicago blues once again

The only football season I’m interested in started last week and I’ve already developed an ulcer over my team’s lack of success.

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Letter from the Editor: Lost in the world of paint colours

Letter from the Editor: Lost in the world of paint colours

It’s more than 30 years since I bought my first house so my memories of how it was decorated are a bit hazy.

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Let’s back Strachan and Co... all the way to the World Cup

Let’s back Strachan and Co... all the way to the World Cup

As I’m sure I’ve mentioned before, football has never been something I’ve particularly followed.

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Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Don’t make it easy for home break-in

There has been a recent spate of break-ins to homes, with the offenders using an easy method of entry.

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Jamborette 2018 is coming...

Jamborette 2018 is coming...

Explorer Scouts from across the world are gearing up for a camping extravaganza aimed at transforming their lives.

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Kate Livingstone: The rise of the animal invaders

Kate Livingstone: The rise of the animal invaders

Last Sunday, I saw something I have not seen for years - the bottom of my ironing basket.

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Fr Jamie Boyle

Text of the week

‘Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.’ (MK 1:35)

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Letter from the Editor: Daring to dream of Russia 2018

Letter from the Editor: Daring to dream of Russia 2018

I had vowed this would never again but once more I find myself getting my hopes up that Scotland might qualify for a major football tournament.

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Pet of the Week: Troy

Pet of the Week: Troy

Troy, a lovely 11-year-old black collie cross , is looking for a special someone who will offer him a forever home.

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In My View: When will I be old enough to grab a bargain?

In My View: When will I be old enough to grab a bargain?

Just a few weeks home from an absolutely wonderful summer holiday Mr and Mrs B have already been flooded with invitations to do it all again.

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Miss Scotland runner-up... I’m still bursting with pride

Miss Scotland runner-up... I’m still bursting with pride

I’m still not off cloud nine. It has been a week since the Miss Scotland finals and although I was sure I’d be back on planet Earth by now, truth be told I’m still away with the faries!

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Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Consider this: one punch is all it takes

While working at the weekend in the Falkirk area it was obvious that alcohol played a significant part in isolated incidents of violence.

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Scouting: What’s it all about?

Scouting: What’s it all about?

I was talking with a friend about the start of the new Scouting term when he asked me why we wear a scarf around our necks and a load of badges on our arms and chests.

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