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Jess takes 2017 scholarship

A teenager who excelled in leadership, commitment and fundraising is this year’s recipient of a prestigious scholarship.

Education
Falkirk Council leader Cecil Meiklekohn

After a ten year absence the SNP has won back control of Falkirk Council

After the final vote had been counted and the last result announced, Cecil Meiklejohn knew a new chapter in her political career was about to be written.

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Help and support for veterans through new initiative

Help and support for veterans through new initiative

A new initiative is now available to provide help and support for armed forces veterans.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Chance to thank troops on town’s Armed Forces Day

Chance to thank troops on town’s Armed Forces Day

Saturday afternoon brings the annual opportunity to show appreciation for the sacrifices armed forces personnel made and still make for us.

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Residents concern over dangerous derelict club

Residents concern over dangerous derelict club

A once popular bowling club has become a dangerous derelict property that is now attracting drug users and other unwanted visitors.

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Boness Road runs right through the heart of the Ineos petrochemical operation in Grangemouth

Ineos’ road closure plans go to Holyrood

A petrochemical giant is taking its proposal to close off a public road straight to the top following four months in local limbo.

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The area around Kinnaird primary is gridlocked with traffic

Too much pressure on access road

Residents of a relatively new – and still growing – housing development in Larbert fear their single access road is failing to cope with traffic demands.

Transport

HMS Queen Elizabeth to anchor off Kirkcaldy tonight

Kirkcaldy folk are set to get a front row view of the Royal Navy’s largest ever ship.

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MP Mafrtyn Day and his election team at the count. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Politicians look forward after momentous General Election

The SNP held on to Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majority, while the Liberal Democrats snatched Edinburgh West from the Nationalists.

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Politicians reflect on election result

Politicians reflect on election result

The SNP held on to both seats in Falkirk and Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majorities.

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MP demands an end to plans for ‘extreme Brexit’

MP demands an end to plans for ‘extreme Brexit’

Thursday’s General Election was “a comprehensive rejection of the Tory plans for an extreme Brexit” - and Scotland must be in EU negotiations.

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John McNally retains the Falkirk constituency seat for the SNP

General Election: SNP duo heading back to Westminster

The SNP held on to both seats in Falkirk and Linlithgow & East Falkirk – but with much reduced majorities.

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Bride Lauren Johnstone votes for John McNally (SNP) at Shieldhill Welfare Hall before ceremony at Three Kings on June 8, 2017

Get me to the polling booth on time says bride

Bride Lauren Johnstone left one man waiting while she voted for another.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Martyn Day and Hannah Bardell celebrate their wins in West Lothian. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

General Election: Linlithgow & East Falkirk and Livingston result

The SNP took both seats on a thrilling night in West Lothian, but their majorities from 2015 took a massive dent.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

General Election: SNP hold Falkirk seat

The SNP’s John McNally is heading back to Westminster to represent Falkirk - albeit with reduced majority.

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General Election: Bride pops in to vote before wedding

General Election: Bride pops in to vote before wedding

Bride Lauren Johnstone left one man waiting while she voted for another.

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Picture: Michael Gillen

Armed police patrol count centre

Armed police are on duty inside the count centre for the Falkirk constituency as Britain remains on terror alert.

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Picture: Lisa Ferguson

General Election: Count underway in Livingston

Labour have massive majorities from 2015 to overcome if they are to take any of the Linlithgow & East Falkirk or Livingston seats in West Lothian tonight.

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