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‘My soul finds rest in God alone’ (Psalm 62:1)

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Kate Livingstone: Looking back on sunny memories

Kate Livingstone: Looking back on sunny memories

What is it about sunny days that they immediately transport you back to your childhood?

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When it comes to classical music, Andre’s a giant

When it comes to classical music, Andre’s a giant

Saturday brings the Trimble’s annual night out to Cineworld to cop an eye and earful of Andre Rieu and his Johann Strauss Orchestra.

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Talking Point: How to speak and grab attention

If your voice is a pleasure to listen to and has vocal variety you’re more likely to grab and hold your audience’s attention.

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Letter from the Editor: Ambitious vision for town centre’s future

Letter from the Editor: Ambitious vision for town centre’s future

My 15th anniversary of living in Falkirk district passed earlier this year and it’s fair to say the area has undergone a major trasnformation in that time.

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The pet peeves that can turn a loving relationship into a war zone and make couples stop kissing and cuddling and start growling and grappling have been revealed.

Column: There’s much amiss with our domestic bliss

You can forget conflicts abroad. It’s all kicking off at home.

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Rev. Andrew Sarle

Text of the week

‘Lord, hear me begging for fairness. Listen to my cry for help.’ (Psalm 17 v1)

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Kate Livingstone: Dealing with the disappointment

Kate Livingstone: Dealing with the disappointment

Well now we will see if Andy Murray has been paying attention to that famous quote from Rudyard Kipling above the entrance to Wimbledon’s hallowed Centre Court.

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Research has found that less than two-fifths of British holidaymakers (39 per cent) regularly conduct maintenance on their car.

Column: Bonnet? Which bonnet? My sun bonnet?

Many millions of Britons will be pushing ahead with a Brexit of their very own this summer, albeit in a way that somewhat reverses the meaning of the now familiar term.

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Letter from the editor: This story has a happy ending

Letter from the editor: This story has a happy ending

Journalists are privileged to be part of people’s lives at the best of times but also at the worst moments.

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When the sun used to shine from May to August

When the sun used to shine from May to August

I was delighted to see Sir Andy Murray shake off his hip injury and ease his way into the second week of Wimbledon Fortnight to help keep the British flag fluttering over SW19.

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The Holy Bible

Text of the week

“Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and

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Kate Livingstone: Turn down the volume please

Kate Livingstone: Turn down the volume please

Pollution is certainly a dirty word these days - whether we’re being warned about the dangers of breathing in car exhaust fumes or hear about some large-scale disaster when oil or some other substance pours into our rivers and oceans.

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Letter from the editor: Our NHS is the best in the world

Letter from the editor: Our NHS is the best in the world

The difference between the health care systems in America and Scotland have been brought home to me over the past few months.

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Perfectly Frank with Mandie Stevenson: Happy ‘pug-day’ to you

Perfectly Frank with Mandie Stevenson: Happy ‘pug-day’ to you

My family and I call my beloved Pug ‘King Frank’.

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Fair Day helps bring people together

Fair Day helps bring people together

Last Friday I was asked to cover the Bo’ness Fair Day for the paper and not being from the area I was not really sure what to expect.

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Fun times to end session

Fun times to end session

THE Helix has proved to be one of the most popular places in the district for end of term meetings.

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The ongoing drive for finding funding

The ongoing drive for finding funding

I often mention fundraising as something of necessity carried out by companies to enhance their abilities to provide ever more diverse opportunities for their boys.

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Rev. James Todd

Text of the week

“The man and his wife (Adam and Eve) were both naked, and they felt no shame. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus... who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame.” (Genesis 2: 25 and Hebrews 12: 2)

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Kate Livingstone: Outdoor music hits wrong note

Kate Livingstone: Outdoor music hits wrong note

I’m convinced the best way to watch outdoor music festivals is from the comfort of my living room.

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