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Brexit could lead to rise in pollution

Myself and my Westminster colleague for Falkirk, John McNally MP, have issued a stark warning about the protection of Scotland’s environment in light of Brexit.

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Heavy rainfall can lead to flooding and, just like homeowners, business people have to be as prepared as possible

Businesses need to hold back floods

The Know Your Flood Risk campaign is launching a new Guide to Flood Resilience for Businesses developed by two former flood victims.

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The new project will tackle the causes of food poverty and the reasons for bare cupboards around the country

Project to tackle causes of hunger

A new partner-ship project seeks to evolve the response to food poverty in Scotland from foodbanks to tackling the underlying causes.

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Talking Point: Stopping smoking can help your skin

Talking Point: Stopping smoking can help your skin

Thinking of quitting smoking? The British Skin Foundation believes the fact smoking also affects the skin should give you an extra incentive to ditch the habit for good.

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Railfuture Scotland is calling for a train station to open in Grangemouth

Talking Point: Kickstarting a rail renaissance

A national campaigning organisation has unveiled a bold vision of what rail services in Central Scotland could look like, greatly enhancing the opportunities for fast, frequent and environmentally-friendly travel, both in the region and further afield.

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The X86 bus through the district was one of the routes its operator cut this year. Picture: Michael Gillen

‘Thatcher legacy must be reversed’

Last month marked 30 years since the Tories disastrously privatised Britain’s buses – the failed legacy of deregulation is that fares have risen while bus usage has fallen by more than a third.

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Cancer that creeps up on people

Cancer that creeps up on people

There isn’t an hour that passes where I don’t think about my youngest brother, Michael.

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SEPA has to come to port town now

SEPA has to come to port town now

I have called on industrial firms in Grangemouth to “up their game” following the release of data by Scotland’s environmental watchdog SEPA.

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Linda Hamilton regional fundraiser for Diabetes UK

Help charity raise profile of diabetes

Every year on November 14 we celebrate World Diabetes Day. It is a day when millions of people around the world come together to raise awareness of diabetes and what it’s really like to live with the condition.

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RoSPA is calling for a change to  the daylight savings system

It’s high time for a change to our BST

As the daylight savings system reaches its century in 2016, RoSPA – which also celebrates its centenary this year – is calling for a time shift fit for the 21st century.

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The first ever Falkirk Indie House Film Festival took place in Coffee on Wooer last month

My first take on Falkirk Film Fest

The first ever Falkirk Indie House Film Festival was a great success last month.

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Kim Grant from Larbert, OCD sufferer

Condition is tough for all sufferers

This week is OCD awareness week and in order to raise awareness for the disorder I jumped from a plane – 10,000 ft in the air – on Saturday at Errol airfield in Perth.

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Listen to case for fracking industry

Listen to case for fracking industry

The main benefit of a public inquiry is it allows competing evidence on contentious issues to be tested under cross-examination.

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The people’s case against fracking

The people’s case against fracking

The Broad Alliance of communities against unconventional oil and gas extraction (UGOE) launched the Community Case Against Unconventional Gas today.

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Ian Findlay, Paths for All

Country park needs your help

Friends of Plean Country Park has been awarded funding from Paths for All to improve and strengthen the local community.

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A chimney sweep could save lives

A chimney sweep could save lives

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) has issued an important safety message urging householders to prevent potentially devastating fires.

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Kelpies Canter can make a difference

Kelpies Canter can make a difference

At Christian Aid we insist the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

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An appreciative audience at the For Falkirk Sake Festival of Film

Films with a ‘reel’ local connection

For Falkirk’s Sake what a hit! The festival of film took place in the Alehouse at Behind the Wall last Thursday night.

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Scam Awareness Month is make people realise how they can become victims and what to do to prevent it.

Don’t be caught out by scammers

Cold calls, high-pressure sales tactics and automated voicemails asking for details are just some of the tricks scammers are using to rob people of their hard-earned cash.

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According to Alistair Campbell OBE, pictured outside Falkirk Business Hub, supporting small businesses is key

Regeneration: We have to get it right

When Bellair bought the buildings that are now home to Falkirk Business Hub more than four years ago, my vision for creating a business hub in the heart of the town was not taken at all seriously and, in some quarters, almost ridiculed.

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