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Canals sign up for Living Wage workers’ deal

Giving more people a fairer working environment took another step forward in Falkirk last week.

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Bonnybridge wants to remember Royal Navy heroes

Bid to honour naval heroes

Bonnybridge Heritage has launched a bid to site a completely new war memorial in the town, in honour of RoyalNavy and Merchant Navy men who died serving their country during the world wars.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Betting machines have been linked to gambling problems

Council given powers to tackle betting

An MSP has welcomed new powers that could stop the “reckless clustering” of betting shops.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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First Minister's Christmas party.

First Minister’s Christmas message

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad.

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WASPI members from across the country took part in a lobby at the House of Commons

Fallout over funding of pension gap

A furious war of words has broken out between councillors over support for a campaign highlighting pension inequality for women.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was questioned about the Government's position on dangerous driving

Drive for Justice campaign steps up a gear

A Falkirk Herald campaign for tougher sentences for killer drivers has been endorsed by Scotland’s First Minister.

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New legislation introduced by the Scottish Parliament will tighen up planning controls for pay day lenders and betting shops on Scotlands high streets.

Tighter controls over high street “blight”

The “blight” of pay day lenders and betting operators on Scotland’s high streets will be tackled with stricter planning controls from now on.

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Falkirk Central Mosque

Hate preacher not coming to local mosque

A Pakistani hate cleric is not coming to speak at Falkirk Central Mosque next week.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Former Denny councillor, John Connolly

Tributes for Labour veteran

Tributes have been paid to Labour stalwart John Connolly who died last week.

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Finance minister Derek Mckay said the new legislation will "design an approach to taxation which will suit Scotlands needs".

New tax-raising powers for Parliament

Legislation which will give the Scottish Parliament further powers over income tax will be laid today (Wednesday).

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Tackling gender stereotyping

Tackling gender stereotyping

Transforming gender stereotypes is key to tackling violence against women and girls, according to a report published today.

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Council concern over balancing the books

Council concern over balancing the books

Councillors face a crunch meeting next month to try and agree a way to slash spending by millions of pounds in 2017.

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Council leader Craig Martin, right, with Secretary of State Alistair Carmichael and John Swinney MSP discussing future of Ineos

Council leader among five Labour councillors not seeking re-election

The leader of Falkirk Council has announced he is to stand down to devote more time to his family and his employers.

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Councillor Craig Martin

Council leader to stand down

The leader of Falkirk Council has announced he is to stand down next year.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon accused the UK Government of sending out a "not welcome here" message.

First Minister calls for Trump to be “president for everyone”

Nicola Sturgeon has said that ties between Scotland and the United States of America “will always endure” in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as the country’s next president.

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American intern Emily Porter with her vote at the Post Office in Cow Wynd

Falkirk plays its role in historic US election

Falkirk played an unexpected part in the historic US election which saw billionaire businessman Donald Trump elected to the White House today.

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