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Who will win battle to control Falkirk?

Taking Falkirk district forward by building on success or putting an alternative in place that claims to better represent the values of the people are the respective manifesto pledges of the Labour and SNP ahead of the local government elections one week today (Thursday).

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Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Doctor Craig R Martin, top, believes Junes general election is a chance to topple Theresa Mays Tories, while SNP MPs Martyn Day, left, and John McNally will have to stand for election again if they want to retain their seats

Prime minister’s election call could backfire according to Labour member

A local politician believes Theresa May’s call for a snap general election is a chance for the UK to finally get the Tories out of government.

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PM calls snap general election

PM calls snap general election

Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote

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The Conservative Party candidates for the 2017 Falkirk Council elections

Confident Falkirk Tories reveal election manifesto

The Scottish Conservatives have high hopes of making an impact at the 2017 Local Government elections.

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Labour MSP Richard Leonard (centre) helped launch Labour's 2017 local government election manifesto with the party's Falkirk candidates

Labour launch their case for another five years in Falkirk

Labour launched its bid to retain control of Falkirk Council with a snappy ‘Keep it local, keep it Labour’ message to voters.

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Equalities Secretary Angela Constance.

Women hardest hit by UK welfare cuts

Women are being unfairly impacted by recent UK Government cuts to benefits and welfare eligibility, Equalities Secretary Angela Constance has said.

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Dunblane dad’s fury over shooting range

Dunblane dad’s fury over shooting range

A father of a Dunblane massacre victim said he was “disgusted” a new shooting range in Falkirk is using real – deactivated – automatic weapons.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (right) and TripAdvisor senior vice-president Robin Ingle announce the new collaboration during a meeting at Carnegie Hall in New York.

Tourism deal could attract £150m to Scottish economy

Scotland could see a £150 million boost to its economy following a bargain struck between the country’s tourism agency and travel website TripAdvisor.

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Group leader Cecil Meiklejohn with the SNPs candidates for the Scottish Local Government Elections for Falkirk Council

SNP issues its bid for change

The SNP has reached the “next stage” of its journey - and ready to take control of Falkirk Council it has been claimed.

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Billy Buchanan, left, has submitted a complaint against Bob Spears

Word war: Billy versus Bob

Two of Falkirk Council’s independent councillors are locking horns just a matter of weeks before the local elections.

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Scotland goes to the polls on May 4

Candidates confirmed for Election 2017

Sixty candidates will challenge for a seat on Falkirk Council at the 2017 Scottish Local Government Elections on May 4.

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Back (L-R) David Alexander, Paul Garner, Gordon Hughes, Farah Farzana, Alan Gilbert. Middle: Fiona Collie, Ann Ritchie, Adanna McCue, Tom Coleman. Front: Gary Bouse, David Balfour, Cecil Meiklejohn, Laura Murtagh, Lorna Binnie, Margaret Milne

‘Gender-balanced’ SNP

The Falkirk SNP group is fielding a majority of women candidates in the team it hopes will run the next council 
administration.

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Social Security Minister Jeane Freeman.

Invitation for views on social security

People across Scotland are being asked for their views to help shape the country’s new social security system.

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International Development Secretary Priti Patel.

Match funding for donations to East Africa aid appeal

The UK Government has pledged to match pound for pound the first £5 million of public donations to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s new East Africa Crisis Appeal.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon

First Minister to seek second independence referendum

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she will seek permission for a second referendum on Scottish Independence.

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The Labour candidates for the 2017 council election

Labour unveils election team

Falkirk Labour has selected 13 candidates the party hopes can help them it their bid to run the council for the next five years.

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Falkirk Council has allocated money to various services now the work will begin throughout the areas communities

Budget cash being put to good use

Falkirk Council’s budget for 2017/18 is now set in stone and the local authority’s workforce can start to put that cash into action.

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Laurieston church

Laurieston church to close for two months

Laurieston Parish Church is to close for two months.

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IN PICTURES: Tam Dalyell memorial service

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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