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Roll on the good times – even if it means less drink for me!

After five long months of nothing but long lies and late nights, I am back to the daily grind.

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Kate Livingstone

Time to stub out this bad habit!

Anyone who knows me can testify that I am a signed-up member of the anti-smoking lobby.

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POLICE CALL: Tackling drugs

POLICE CALL: Tackling drugs

Last week I had the pleasure of patrolling in Falkirk town centre with the Cabinet Secretary for Justice, Michael Matheson MSP.

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UB40 reunited? Not likely folks!

UB40 reunited? Not likely folks!

Any Oasis fans hoping that the warring Gallagher brothers would kiss and make up should beware – the future of the country could be at stake.

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Anchorman: Anniversary celebration for Camelon company

Anchorman: Anniversary celebration for Camelon company

Around 60 friends, former officers and boys of 1st Camelon (Camelon Church) celebrated the 125th anniversary of its formation at a dinner in Falkirk Rugby Club last Friday, September 16.
Former captain Ross Strang led the proceedings welcoming everyone including another former Captain Ian Jenkins. Following a delicious meal, the public relations officer from the Battalion gave the toast to the Boys’ Brigade followed by ‘‘old boy’’ Falkirk Provost Pat Reid. Captain Janice Arbuckle replied.

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Pastor Michael Rollo

Text of the week

‘For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.’ (Philippians 1:21)

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Is greed getting in the way of finding a cure for cancer?

Is greed getting in the way of finding a cure for cancer?

I like a good conspiracy theory as much as the next paranoid person.

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Letter from the Editor: Moving house ... with a difference

Letter from the Editor: Moving house ... with a difference

They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do but I reckon I can beat that.

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The Team Lux driverless car which is taking part in the DARPA Urban Challenge driverless car race. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Wednesday April 11, 2007. The car features laser scanners which allow the car to 'see' where it is going to locate large obstacles to manoeuvre around, GPS navigation systems, computer activated steering, braking and gears. See PA story  TRANSPORT Driverless. Photo credit should read: Cathal McNaughton/PA Wire.

Road to the future is paved with driverless cars

All of the major vehicle manufacturers have been setting out their planned timescales for launching sales of driverless vehicles. Many people are surprised at the pace of change under which increasing numbers of cars are operating on our roads with less control by the driver. The UK Department for Transport (DfT) roadmap to encourage autonomous vehicles (AVs) on our roads envisages that the UK can be a world leader in AVs.

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Changes thrown into our life help shape us along the way

Changes thrown into our life help shape us along the way

I am a great believer that change every so often is a good thing. As human beings, we need change to survive and remain happy.

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No accounting for poor taste

No accounting for poor taste

The votes have been counted and verified, and I can now announce that the winner of the worst album ever written is ... Mr Blobby.

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Anniversary plans are sure to stir memories

Anniversary plans are sure to stir memories

I’m sure recent photographs in this paper of 1st Camelon (then of St John’s Church) stirred a few memories, ahead of their 125th anniversary dinner tomorrow on Friday.

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Richard Gordon, Olivet Evangelical Church

Text of the week

‘While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, he was greatly distressed to see that the city was full of idols.’ (Acts 17:16)

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Kate Livingstone

Kate Livingstone: Future careers and forever happiness

I’m going to tell you something that perhaps I shouldn’t.

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Losing phone boxes is just a sign of the times

Losing phone boxes is just a sign of the times

So what are we going to do with those red phone boxes we don’t use any more?

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Jill Buchanan

Time to ring off from payphone?

Did you throw up your hands in horror and think ‘that’s terrible’ when you heard that BT wanted to remove over half the district’s telephone boxes?

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#StudentLife: be safe and not sorry

#StudentLife: be safe and not sorry

Police Scotland is working with universities and colleges to launch its Student Safety 2016 campaign.

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Take Note: The sweet smell of success

Take Note: The sweet smell of success

Spare a thought, as you cash your giro, for Calvin Harris. Not only has he split from Taylor Swift, his earnings are down to a mere £50.8m. However, the Dumfries-born knob-twiddler is still the highest-paid DJ in the world – making more per annum than Tony Blackburn and Simon Bates combined.

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Helen Gordon

Text of the week

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths”. Proverbs 3 v.5

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What price for a new James Bond?

D on’t do it, Daniel! Come on, you can resist. I mean, it’s only $150 million. And really, what would you do with that kind of money?

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