‘Gender-balanced’ SNP

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

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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.

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.

Laurieston church

Laurieston church to close for two months

Laurieston Parish Church is to close for two months.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

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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