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Letter from the editor: Return to cycling has fallen flat

A few weeks ago I committed to getting back on my bike and starting an exercise regime to herald the start of the new year.

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Sophie’s Diary: It is our duty to report and be advocates of the truth

Sophie’s Diary: It is our duty to report and be advocates of the truth

The start of 2017 has shown little shortage of controversy, with this week being no exception.

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Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Police Call: A challenging time for all

Between November 28, 2016, and January 8, 2017, officers undertook additional patrols in our high footfall shopping areas to keep people safe.

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Take Note: Hopes for a celeb-friendly 2017

Take Note: Hopes for a celeb-friendly 2017

Looking back, my first column of 2016 roundly chastised the previous year for its carefree attitude to famous popsters, with Lemmy AND Val Doonican being taken from us in a 2015 wave of celebricide.

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Skill set development

Skill set development

Many lodges, packs, patrols and groups would not be able to hold their meetings without the input of the dozens of young and adult leaders who willing give up their free time.

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BB Notes: A busy time ahead for everyone

BB Notes: A busy time ahead for everyone

Time for officers to take a deep breath as a busy time ahead looms as the school term resumes and BB activities restart after the festive break.

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Kate Livingstone: Oh baby, who is paying for boxes?

Kate Livingstone: Oh baby, who is paying for boxes?

There’s excitement in the office with a colleague soon to go off on maternity leave for her first baby.

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The NHS is sick but we can all help it get better

The NHS is sick but we can all help it get better

In My View: The NHS is sick but we can all help it get better

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Sophie’s Diary: Our planet is beautiful and I want to embrace that fully

Sophie’s Diary: Our planet is beautiful and I want to embrace that fully

It’s the beginning of a brand new year and so, naturally, it would be rude not to talk about my New Years resolutions this week.

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Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Police Call: Certificate for air weapons required

On behalf of the Falkirk area command officers and staff, I’d like to wish readers happy New Year.

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Take Note: Taking a leap into an unknown year

Take Note: Taking a leap into an unknown year

Never look back, they say, but to paraphrase an old joke, successful Falkirk musicians are like boomerangs – they don’t come home, they just sing about it.

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BB Notes: Looking forward and back at New Year

BB Notes: Looking forward and back at New Year

What does 2017 hold for the BB, particularly in Falkirk and District?

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Kate Livingstone: My resolve is not to make resolutions!

Kate Livingstone: My resolve is not to make resolutions!

My New Year’s resolution for 2017 is ... not to make any resolutions!

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Text of the Week; Rev. James Todd

‘Many of those who believed now came and openly confessed what they had done. A number who had practiced sorcery brought their scrolls together and burned them publicly. When they calculated the value of the scrolls, the total came to fifty thousand drachmas. In this way the word of the Lord spread widely and grew in power. (Acts 19: 18 – 20)

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In My View: Summer is on the way  ... just as winter kicks in

In My View: Summer is on the way ... just as winter kicks in

I don’t know about you but at this time of year my thoughts tend to stray to those long hot summer nights.

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Be Prepared: Promising start to new year

Be Prepared: Promising start to new year

Across Falkirk District Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Explorers, leaders and parent helpers have set out their plans for the coming term with badges to work for, camps to organise and fundraising ideas to cultivate.

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Sophie’s Diary: 2016 hasn’t been a favourite as lows outweigh the highs

Sophie’s Diary: 2016 hasn’t been a favourite as lows outweigh the highs

Once again, it’s the time of year to reflect back on the past 365 days and how they’ve changed the world in which we live in.

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Festive activities and successes

Festive activities and successes

With my mentioning national BB competitions, I knew I’d jolt a memory or two as to others from the area still involved!
Dave Wilson, skipper at 1st Grangemouth (Abbotsgrange Church) tells me not just one, but both his table tennis teams are through to Round 3; one team having emerged ahead of Port Glasgow and the other beating Inverness.

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Why I believe it’s still good to talk

Why I believe it’s still good to talk

My friend gave a deep sigh and said: “Why do you do that Kate?”

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Brexit, Trump and death but was 2016 that bad?

Brexit, Trump and death but was 2016 that bad?

The year 2016 has been described by some as horrendous and when we reflect on what has happened during these past 12 months death, disaster and destruction aren’t far from the forefront of our minds.

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