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‘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.

Arts
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.

Grangemouth
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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David Rogerson and his wife Ruth are both undertaking marathons to raise funds for a Christian Aid project

Christian couple’s marathon effort

My wife and I hope our very different marathon efforts will raise thousands of pounds to help India’s poorest people become successful entrepreneurs.

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Little Rory Procek has a syndrome that is so rare it doesnt even have a proper name

Living with a rare condition is tough

The mother of a special little boy from Falkirk with a very rare genetic disorder is calling for greater public understanding and awareness of the daily struggles such children and their families face.

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Helping hand ... self management is all about supporting people so they can better take care of their own health.

Helping others to help themselves

At this year’s NHS Annual Conference, the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland – The Alliance – announced it will be celebrating this year’s Self Management Week.

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Volunteering is a way of boosting self-confidence and making new friends

Voluntary groups deserve cash boost

To run alongside Volunteers’ Week 2016, the Scottish Government has put forward a significant investment to help people from disadvantaged backgrounds receive training to become volunteers.

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Cancer Support Scotland needs funding so it can continue to provide free therapy services to cancer patients.

Cancer charity’s appeal for help

Cancer Support Scotland is one of the country’s leading one-to-one counselling charities.

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