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Good neighbours report bogus calls

I have previously highlighted the impact bogus callers have had in our area and unfortunately more incidents have been recorded recently.

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scouts

Ready, steady, cook!

A group of budding masterchefs cooked up a storm when they created their own pizzas in a culinary challenge.

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The Holy Bible

Text of the week

‘Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight.‘ (Psalm 19 v 14- KJV)

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Not sure I’d vote for independence a second time

Not sure I’d vote for independence a second time

I voted for Scottish independence in the last referendum, but I’m not sure I’d do it again in a second one.

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Kate Livingstone: Red noses or red faces over hunger?

Kate Livingstone: Red noses or red faces over hunger?

Apologies for being a bit more serious this week, but sometimes I just have to show my other side!

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It’s time once again to show world how excellent we are

It’s time once again to show world how excellent we are

Here we go again! I won’t lie to you, I did see this coming a while back.

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Mandie Stevenson and Frank the pug
Picture: Michael Gillen

Perfectly Frank with Mandie Stevenson

I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Mandie Stevenson. I am a 27-year-old and have lived in Falkirk my whole life.

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Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Phones are safest when out of sight

Road safety remains a priority in Falkirk area command and officers are committed to ensuring our roads are as safe as they can be.

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Turnabout celebrates 100 years of Juniors

Turnabout celebrates 100 years of Juniors

Lord Lieutenant Alan Simpson opened the Battalion’s alternative worship event, “TurnaBBouT”, on March 3, with good wishes and encouragement from our Patron H.M. The Queen.
Juniors from battalion companies paraded insignia showing their formation dates, so starting this celebration of 100 years of such age groups within the BB. Colours were paraded by 2nd Larbert (Old Church) whilst a boy from 1st Polmont (Brightons Church) raised the Union Jack; all to the words of the traditional 
BB hymn Will Your Anchor Hold.

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Food for thought for Cubs

Food for thought for Cubs

You are never too young to help other people, as these young beavers showed.

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Pastor Michael Rollo

Text of the week

“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life.’” (John 14:6)

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Alexa, can you please tell me the meaning of life?

Alexa, can you please tell me the meaning of life?

Oh how did we cope before Alexa arrived in our house?

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Celebrating Emma Watson and mum this women’s day

Celebrating Emma Watson and mum this women’s day

In light of International Women’s Day this week, I thought it would be fitting to write an article about all the empowering ladies who have dominated my life over the past few years.

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Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Don’t wait, Act to stop the terrorists

Falkirk officers are supporting a national campaign by counter terrorism policing urging the public to act on their instincts to help tackle the terrorist threat.

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Mr Richard Gordon

Text of the week

“Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God” (2 Chronicles 14:2)

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Kate Livingstone: Enjoying our very own Bake Off ...

Kate Livingstone: Enjoying our very own Bake Off ...

Three days after spending an entire day looking after my grandchildren and I’m still in recovery mode.

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Letter from the editor: It’s up to you to make the choice

Letter from the editor: It’s up to you to make the choice

The recent news that Barr’s is to cut the amount of sugar in Irn-Bru set me thinking. And the question that sprang to mind was how much responsibility for the nation’s health lies with the manufacturer of such treats and how much is down to individual choice.

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The magic of the TV box set helps time just fly by

The magic of the TV box set helps time just fly by

Being unable to do much of anything for the last three months due to an enforced absence from the office because of illness was an interesting experience.

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BB Notes: Time to TurnAbout for BB companies

BB Notes: Time to TurnAbout for BB companies

On Friday, Falkirk & District Battalion of the Boys’ Brigade hosted its 11th annual TurnaBBouT for boys and officers from all battalion companies.

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Sophie’s Diary: No smoke without fire? In Affleck’s case, I think so...

Sophie’s Diary: No smoke without fire? In Affleck’s case, I think so...

This year’s Oscars were back with a bang and Sunday night saw the stars of Hollywood grace the red carpet, all in the hope of walking away with a shiny trophy of a small, metal man.

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