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IN PICTURES: Tam Dalyell memorial service

Figures from across the political spectrum – past and present – came to pay their respects to Tam Dalyell, who was described as a “one-off” and an “extraordinary character”.

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Sir Tam Dalyell memorial service

Sir Tam Dalyell memorial service

A memorial service will be held at St Michael’s Parish Church on Friday for former Linlithgow and West Lothian MP Tam Dalyell.

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The leaked memo from a Labour party branch meeting

Labour has ‘thrown in the towel’ for Town Hall election, say SNP

A leaked minute from a local Labour branch meeting highlights the low morale among party activists ahead of May’s council elections.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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John Swinney meets the students

Highlighting a rewarding profession

A new teacher recruitment campaign has been launched by Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

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Falkirk Council will decide whether it will be raising the level of council tax at its budget setting meeting next week

Council tax must rise to create more investment in our communities

Next week may be his last budget but Craig Martin does not want to leave the authority he has led for the last seven years in dire straits.

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Dennis Canavan pictured in Falkirk last month

Dennis Canavan announces death of fourth child

Veteran politican Dennis Canavan has announced the death of his only daughter, the fourth child he has lost.

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Picture: John Devlin

Politicians lock horns over budget

Falkirk East MSP Angus MacDonald has attacked his unionist political opponents for “failing” – as he sees it – to support a Scottish Government budget that will bring important investment to the area.

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The nine Green candidates

Greens name nine for election battle

Falkirk Greens launched their 2017 local election campaign last week at the monthly branch meeting attended by Scottish Green Party co-convener Patrick Harvie.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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MSP urges people to voice opinions on fracking issues

MSP urges people to voice opinions on fracking issues

The Scottish Government has launched its national consultation on the unconventional oil and gas industry and fracking.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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MSP Alison Harris has questioned Scottish Government figures on violent crime

Crime stats ‘not misleading’

Claims by an MSP recent crime statistics were “confusing and misleading” have been rubbished by the Scottish Government.

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Grangemouth job centre

MSP blasts proposals to close local job centre

The Department of Work and Pensions’ plan to close Grangemouth job centre has been met with a furious response from the town’s MSP.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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Lynn Anderson, Living Wage Accreditation Officer; destination assistant Lauren Hendry (25), of Falkirk, destination assistant; Keith Brown, Cabinet Secretary for economy, jobs and fair work; ICT apprentice Neil Pyott (18) of Cumbernauld; and Andrew Thin, chairperson Scottish Canals.

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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