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Busy times for 2nd Larbert Company

If ever you want something done, the old adage is to ask a busy man; the assumption being he knows best how to organise his time. Perhaps, judging from some of the reports I receive and from my own perception, it should read ask a BB officer!

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Kate Livingstone: Dream a little dream of me...

Kate Livingstone: Dream a little dream of me...

I had a strange email the other day.

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People who care for those with dementia need to have a voice

Dementia carers must be heard

Dementia Carer Voices provides a platform where the voices of carers of people with dementia can be heard.

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Striving to create new traditions at
Christmas time

Striving to create new traditions at Christmas time

I have to use a CD case to scrape the frost off my car windscreen.

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Sophie Wallace

Why do these people go out to have a bad time? It beats me!

Quite often I write about my job at the Canalside. Whether it be talking about working over the Christmas period or sending my thanks to customers who take the time to read my column every week, it plays an important role in factoring what I’m going to write about.

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Police Call: ‘Tis the season to be safe, not sorry

Police Call: ‘Tis the season to be safe, not sorry

This year’s festive safety message is for people to stay safe while shopping, at home, at a party or on the road.

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Getting fired up on punk nostalgia

Getting fired up on punk nostalgia

With not long till Christmas, you may be wondering what to get the music fan in you life. Bad news then: some of rock’s most collectable items are off the market.

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Sing Forth Choir entertain Association

Sing Forth Choir entertain Association

On Saturday, November 19, members of the Falkirk and District Stedfast Association met at Falkirk Town Hall for the concert by the 50 strong Sing Forth Choir with additional solo pieces by an accompanied folk singer.
As well as taking in the concert, as always on such occasions, fellowship within the association members was to the fore, catching up with news and looking forward to their festive meal at Airth Castle Hotel.

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Rev. Alec Shuttleworth

Text of the week

As a deer longs for flowing streams, so my soul longs for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and behold the face of God? My tears have been my food day and night, while people say to me continually, “Where is your God?”’ (Psalms 42:1-3 NRSV)

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Talk about the curse of Christmas

Talk about the curse of Christmas

My friend has had a hard time recently.

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Pastor Ken Bleakley

Text of the week

“There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8 v1)

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Planting the seeds to tackle rural theft

Planting the seeds to tackle rural theft

The Falkirk area command serves 112 square miles, extending from Banknock in the west to Blackness in the east and from South Alloa in the north to Limerigg in the south.

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Stepping back to futures passed

Stepping back to futures passed

When the earth’s fried to a crisp and we’ve all been uploaded to a huge datacentre, what will this decade be best remembered for?’Gangnam Style’? Taylor Swift?

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Death of former Denny captain

Death of former Denny captain

Following the death of his wife, Mary, two weeks before, John Marshall died on November 14, after some time of illness.

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Rev. Dr J Mary Henderson

Text of the week

“Anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it for ever, real and eternal.” (John 12:25)

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Sometimes I have to say no to charity

Sometimes I have to say no to charity

I’m a sucker for a hard luck story and always like to think of myself as charitable, but am I the only one feeling that everyone is after my hard-earned cash these days?

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Cancer that creeps up on people

Cancer that creeps up on people

There isn’t an hour that passes where I don’t think about my youngest brother, Michael.

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A shame town’s traditional tree had to be moved

A shame town’s traditional tree had to be moved

If asked, I’d always maintain the Christmas tree that sits in the front room of our house is the one that brings me the warmest cheer on Christmas morning.

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Dyslexic officers are fully supported

Dyslexic officers are fully supported

I met an officer this week who like many others is enthusiastic, intelligent and committed to their role in policing the Falkirk Area.

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SILence would be golden

SILence would be golden

Earworms. Sounds like a David Cronenberg film, where a tiny subterranean creature burrows through your grey matter, while humming the soundtrack from Glee.

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